Lancashire County Council elections

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Elections to Lancashire County Council are elected every four years. All councillors are elected at each election.

Political control[edit]

Party Period
Conservative 1973–1981
Labour 1981–1985
No overall control 1985–1989
Labour 1989–2009
Conservative 2009–2013
No overall control 2013

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Hesketh By-Election 13 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,263 53.1
Conservative 2,004 46.9
Majority 259 6.2
Turnout 4,267 37.9
Labour hold Swing
Marine By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,644 60.4 -5.3
Conservative 1,076 39.6 +5.3
Majority 568 20.8
Turnout 2,720 31.1
Labour hold Swing
South Ribble Central By-Election 16 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 751 38.5 -11.2
Conservative 636 32.6 -2.2
Liberal Democrat 565 28.9 +13.4
Majority 115 5.9
Turnout 1,952 17.9
Labour hold Swing
Nelson By-Election 2 March 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,358 48.6 -5.8
Liberal Democrat 1,296 46.3 +14.7
Conservative 143 5.1 -8.8
Majority 62 2.3
Turnout 2,797 29.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

South Ribble South By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,721 48.5 -4.8
Labour 1,198 33.8 +3.2
Conservative 627 17.7 +2.1
Majority 523 14.7
Turnout 3,546 32.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
West Lancashire South By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 2,242 70.6 +9.2
Labour 933 29.4 -6.8
Majority 1,309 41.2
Turnout 3,175 30.4
Conservative hold Swing
South Ribble North West By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anthony Pimblett 1,518 48.8 +13.7
Conservative P Wakeling 1,232 39.6 +4.7
Labour D Lyon 358 11.5 -18.4
Majority 286 9.2
Turnout 3,108
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Preston Rural West By-Election 1 May 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Parkinson 1,781 49.8 +20.1
Liberal Democrat Howard Henshaw 1,205 33.7 -14.8
Labour Jean Al-Serraj 590 16.5 -5.2
Majority 576 16.1
Turnout 3,576 28.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Thornton Cleveleys Central By-Election 7 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Lawrenson 1,536 48.3 +7.7
Labour Wayne Martin 934 29.4 -6.1
UKIP Olive Bergin 489 15.4 +9.5
Liberal Democrat Philip Pitman 220 6.9 -11.1
Majority 602 18.9
Turnout 3,175=9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Burnley Central East by-election, 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Misfar Hassan 3,157 44.35 +4.75
Liberal Democrat Martin Smith 2,279 32.01 -5.95
BNP Paul McDevitt 868 12.19 +2.14
Conservative Matthew Isherwood 815 11.45 -0.94
Majority 878 12.3
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wyreside by-election, 28 October 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivien Taylor 2,178 58.00 -7.86
Labour Kevin Higginson 877 23.36 +10.30
UKIP Simon Noble 361 9.61 N/A
Green Susan White 339 9.03 -12.06
Majority 1,301
Turnout 3,762
Conservative hold Swing

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