Knowsley local elections

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One third of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council in Merseyside, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 63 councillors have been elected from 31 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Prescot East By-Election 12 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 494 51.8
Labour 412 43.2
Conservative 47 4.9
Majority 82 8.6
Turnout 953 20.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
St Gabriels By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 462 87.3 -7.7
Conservative 68 12.4 +12.4
Local Watchdog 18 3.3 +3.3
Majority 394 71.9
Turnout 548
Labour hold Swing
Longview By-Election 22 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 372 57.3
Liberal Democrat 229 35.3
Socialist Labour 31 4.8
Conservative 17 2.6
Majority 143 22.0
Turnout 649 15.7
Labour hold Swing
Prescot West By-Election 4 January 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mike Wynn 428 54.7 -7.3
Labour 271 34.6 -3.4
Conservative 84 10.7 +10.7
Majority 157 20.1
Turnout 783 17.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Whiston South By-Election 22 September 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lorraine Donovan 555 53.3 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Yvonne Southern 383 36.8 -7.6
Conservative Gary Robertson 103 9.9 +9.9
Majority 172 16.5
Turnout 1,041 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Halewood South By-Election 26 November 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Harvey 607 46.0 +12.1
Liberal Democrat Tommy Morretta 486 36.8 -9.8
BNP Tony Ward 113 8.6 +8.6
United Socialist Eric McIntosh 52 3.9 -5.3
Conservative Carl Cross 32 2.4 -3.5
Independent Andy Thompson 30 2.3 -2.0
Majority 121 9.2
Turnout 1,320 23.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Prescot East by-election 4 April 2013[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steff O’Keeffe 515 57.9 -5.8
Liberal Democrat Carl Cashman 328 36.9 +3.9
Conservative Adam William Butler 47 5.3 +2.0
Majority 187
Turnout 15.72 890
Labour hold Swing

Percentage change is since May 2012

Prescot West by-election 4 April 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynn O'Keeffe 441 43.8 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Ian Smith 403 40.1 +2.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Stephen Whatham 86 8.5 -1.2
Conservative Robert Avery 62 6.2 +0.4
Green Robert Mbanu 14 1.4 +1.4
Majority 38
Turnout 1006 19.46
Labour hold Swing
St Michael's by-election 4 April 2013[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vickie Lamb 676 85.7 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Mike Currie 69 8.7 +1.6
Conservative David Dunne 44 5.6 +5.6
Majority 607
Turnout 789 15.4
Labour hold Swing

Percentage change is since May 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About your council". Knowsley Council. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Knowsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Knowsley council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Labour hold ex-mayor's ward seat". Liverpool Echo. 2005-09-24. Retrieved 2009-11-27. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Halewood South By-election". Knowsley Council. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Knowsley MBC, Prescot East By-election". Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Knowsley MBC, Prescot West By-election". Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Knowsley MBC, St Michael's By-election". Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

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