Lancaster City Council elections

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Lancaster City Council in Lancashire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 60 councillors have been elected from 28 wards.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1987
No overall control 1987–1995
Labour 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Torrisholme By-Election 5 December 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 538 34.7
Conservative 460 29.6
Liberal Democrat 348 22.4
Morecambe Bay Independents 206 13.3
Majority 78 5.1
Turnout 1,552 42.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Ellel By-Election 24 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 366 38.6 +0.8
Independent 321 33.9 +33.9
Conservative 261 27.5 -15.0
Majority 45 4.7
Turnout 948 27.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Alexandra By-Election 9 October 1997[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Robinson 389 48.4 -25.3
Conservative 161 20.0 +20.0
Morecambe Bay Independent 142 17.7 +17.7
Independent 77 9.6 +9.6
Independent 30 3.7 -22.6
Green 5 0.6 +0.6
Majority 228 28.4
Turnout 804
Labour hold Swing
Arkholme By-Election 9 October 1997[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Irey 421 81.0 +15.0
Labour 99 19.0 +19.0
Majority 322 62.0
Turnout 520
Conservative hold Swing
Skerton West By-Election 9 October 1997[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Harrison 427 46.9 -26.8
Morecambe Bay Independents 285 31.1 +31.3
Conservative 198 21.8 -4.5
Majority 142 15.8
Turnout 910
Labour hold Swing
Hornby By-Election 30 April 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive Lamb 451 53.6 +5.0
Liberal Democrat Henry Humphreys 261 31.0 -0.8
Labour Kevin Dixon 80 9.5 -10.0
Independent John Greathead 50 5.9 +5.9
Majority 190 22.6
Turnout 842 54.1
Conservative hold Swing
Parks By-Election 30 April 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Fretwell 845 65.6 +40.7
Conservative David Le Bas 274 21.3 -12.9
Labour Leslie Houghton 106 8.2 -13.4
Liberal Democrat Majorie Buck 64 4.9 -14.3
Majority 571 44.3
Turnout 1,289 36.8
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

1999-2003[edit]

John O'Gaunt By-Election 28 September 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Liz Scott 424 25.5 +5.2
Labour Richard Newman-Thompson 395 23.8 -14.6
Independent Sheila Kavanagh 340 20.5 +12.0
Conservative Chris Reich 291 17.5 +0.4
Green Peter Gordon 212 12.8 -2.9
Majority 29 1.7
Turnout 1,662 27.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Overton By-Election 7 August 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Garry Baxter 269 37.2 +9.9
Independent Susan Ayrey 197 27.2 +27.2
Morecambe Bay Independents Barbara Williams 120 16.6 -24.7
Labour Darren Clifford 69 9.5 +9.5
Conservative John Battersby-Hill 55 7.6 -19.6
Liberal Democrat Terence Taylor 14 1.9 +1.9
Majority 72 10.0
Turnout 724 38.0
Independent gain from Independent Swing
Heysham South By-Election 26 February 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Brown 499 36.1 +36.1
Labour Darren Clifford 493 35.6 -0.1
England First Party Paul Bamford 191 13.8 +13.8
Morecambe Bay Independents Christopher Greenall 143 10.3 -39.5
Liberal Democrat Terence Taylor 37 2.7 +2.7
Green Ashley Toms 20 1.4 -13.0
Majority 6 0.5
Turnout 1,383 27.7
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Carnforth By-Election 11 March 2004[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Newton 353 48.5 +14.9
Conservative David Wood 207 28.4 +11.4
Independent Robert Roe 168 23.1 -3.2
Majority 146 20.1
Turnout 728 21.8
Labour hold Swing
John O'Gaunt By-Election 5 May 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Chadwick 1,282 40.7 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Philip Dunster 1,115 35.4 +18.0
Conservative Sheila Parkinson 750 23.8 +0.0
Majority 167 5.3
Turnout 3,147
Labour hold Swing
John O'Gaunt By-Election 8 December 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Blakely 466 38.0 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Philip Dunster 287 23.4 -12.0
Green Matthew Wootton 247 20.1 +20.1
Conservative William Hill 226 18.4 -5.4
Majority 179 14.6
Turnout 1,226 23.9
Labour hold Swing
Skerton West By-Election 22 June 2006[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Smith 826 59.8 +16.8
Conservative Debbie Buck 336 24.3 +4.9
BNP Christopher Hill 220 15.9 +15.9
Majority 490 35.5
Turnout 1,382 31.2
Labour hold Swing
Skerton West By-Election 14 December 2006[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Leytham 493 59.1 +16.1
Conservative John Airey 172 20.6 +1.2
BNP Christopher Hill 93 11.2 +11.2
Independent Norman Gardner 76 9.1 -8.2
Majority 321 38.5
Turnout 834 17.4
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Castle By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Melanie Forrest 1,191 53.5 -4.9
Conservative Billy Hill 442 19.9 +5.9
Labour Richard Newman-Thompson 369 16.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Parris 223 10.0 +2.2
Majority 749 33.6
Turnout 2,225
Green hold Swing
John O'Gaunt By-Election 1 April 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Scott 603 35.2 -4.9
Liberal Democrat Harry Arrmistead 389 22.7 +22.7
Green Ian Chamberlain 339 19.8 -17.5
Conservative Billy Hill 301 17.6 -5.1
UKIP Fred McGlade 83 4.8 +4.8
Majority 214 12.5
Turnout 1,715 29.8
Labour hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Scotforth West By-Election 22 May 2014[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Abi Mills 823 36.24 '
Labour Colin Hartley 802 35.31
Conservative Janet Walton 339 22.77
Liberal Democrat Philip Dunster 80 3.52
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Steve Metcalfe 49 2.25
Majority 21 12.5
Turnout
Green gain from Labour Swing
University By-Election 22 May 2014[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jack Filmore 273 39.28 '
Labour James Leyshon 237 34.10
Conservative Daniel Aldred 128 18.42
Liberal Democrat Oliver Mountjoy 33 4.75
Independent Stuart Langhorn 24 3.45
Majority 46 6.62
Turnout 695
Green gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lancaster". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  3. ^ a b c "As you were! - low turnout is triumph of apathy over responsibility". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 1997-10-23. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Independent's day!". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 1998-05-07. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Widow splits vote". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 2000-10-05. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Results of the Overton Ward By-Election held on Thursday 7th August 2003". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Election results for Heysham South Ward". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  8. ^ "Election results for Carnforth Ward". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Election results for John O'Gaunt Ward". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  10. ^ "Election results for John O'Gaunt Ward". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  11. ^ "Election results for Skerton West Ward". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  12. ^ "Election results for Skerton West Ward". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  13. ^ "Election results for Castle Ward". Lancaster City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  14. ^ "John O'Gaunt by-election results". Lancaster City Council. 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  15. ^ "Scotforth West by-election results". Lancaster City Council. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  16. ^ "University by-election results". Lancaster City Council. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 

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