Leicester local elections

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Leicester Unitary Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 54 councillors have been elected from 22 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1979 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1979 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - 2007
Labour 2007 - present

Council elections[edit]

Mayoral elections[edit]

Leicester mayoral election, 2011

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Abbey By-Election 10 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,608 69.3
Conservative 461 19.9
Liberal Democrat 140 6.0
Socialist Labour 112 4.8
Majority 1,147 49.4
Turnout 2,321 37.1
Labour hold Swing
Mowmacre By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 744 51.8 +38.8
Labour 318 22.2 -38.2
Conservative 282 19.7 -1.2
Socialist Labour 91 6.3 +6.3
Majority 426 29.6
Turnout 1,435
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Rushey Mead By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,205 56.0 -5.1
Conservative 513 23.8 +13.8
Liberal Democrat 334 15.5 +1.5
Socialist Labour 101 4.7 +4.7
Majority 692 32.2
Turnout 2,153
Labour hold Swing
Westcotes By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 839 46.7 -14.8
Liberal Democrat 376 20.9 +8.6
Conservative 374 20.8 +2.3
Green 125 7.0 -0.7
Socialist Labour 81 4.5 +4.5
Majority 463 25.8
Turnout 1,795
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Aylestone By-Election 15 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Middleton 955 43.1 -5.2
Liberal Democrat Alison Bannatyne 683 30.8 +18.5
Labour Patrick Kitterick 525 23.7 -10.8
Green Anthony Walker 51 2.3 -2.6
Majority 272 12.3
Turnout 2,214 28.8
Conservative hold Swing
Thurncourt By-Election 21 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,060 43.7 -11.3
Labour 640 26.4 -9.5
Liberal Democrat 544 22.4 +13.3
BNP 115 4.7 +4.7
Independent 67 2.8 +2.8
Majority 420 17.3
Turnout 2,426 32.4
Conservative hold Swing
Eyres Monsell By-Election 2 May 2002[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat M Farmer 998 41.2 +18.4
Labour J Blackmore 905 37.3 -9.3
Conservative D Keeling 232 9.6 +0.0
BNP E Scott 202 8.3 +8.3
Green T O'Connel 66 2.7 +2.7
Socialist Labour D Roberts 22 0.9 +0.9
Majority 93 3.9
Turnout 2,425 39.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Westcotes By-Election 11 December 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat A Tessier 742 47.4 +8.4
Labour N Holden 543 34.7 -6.4
Conservative R Taylor 113 7.2 -5.3
Socialist Labour V Smalley 101 6.5 +6.5
BNP K Yates 66 4.2 +4.2
Majority 199 12.7
Turnout 1,565 25.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Aylestone By-Election 23 September 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N Porter 938 45.8 -5.0
Liberal Democrat R Webber-Jones 494 24.1 +2.1
Labour R Craven-Griffiths 443 21.7 +2.3
Green R Ball 171 8.4 +0.6
Majority 444 21.7
Turnout 2,046 25.4
Conservative hold Swing
Knighton By-Election 4 November 2004[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Grant 1,646 45.9 +14.4
Liberal Democrat J Bhoot 1,089 30.4 -14.3
Labour B Fairbairn 605 16.9 +1.7
Green M Follet 247 6.9 -1.8
Majority 557 15.5
Turnout 3,587 28.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Belgrave By-Election 17 February 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Kavia 1,809 65.4 +16.7
Conservative S Gajjar 459 16.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrat P Jethwa 349 12.6 -2.7
Green G Force 151 5.5 +1.7
Majority 1,350 48.8
Turnout 2,768 36.6
Labour hold Swing
Beaumont Leys By-Election 14 July 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Violet Dempster 952 54.4 +5.9
Conservative Martin Wright 342 19.5 -7.6
Liberal Democrat John Taylor 295 16.8 -4.5
BNP John Chapman 161 9.2 +9.2
Majority 610 34.9
Turnout 1,750 18.2
Labour hold Swing
Belgrave By-Election 14 July 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,751 66.1 +0.7
Liberal Democrat Rukmani Patel 509 19.2 +6.6
Conservative 265 10.0 -6.6
Green 122 4.6 -0.9
Majority 1,242 46.9 +10.2
Turnout 2,647 34.3 -2.4
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Castle By-Election 10 September 2009[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynn Senior 611 31.7 +5.1
Green Dave Dixey 519 26.9 -8.6
Conservative Jacob Wilkinson 435 22.6 +7.2
Liberal Democrat Joan Garrity 292 15.1 -3.1
UKIP Zoey Lucas 41 2.1 -0.5
Liberal Gareth Henry 31 1.6 -0.1
Majority 92 4.8
Turnout 1,929 12.7
Labour gain from Green Swing +6.8
Eyres Monsell By-Election 6 May 2010[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Virginia Cleaver 1,446 35.3 -2.5
Conservative Jon Humberstone 999 24.4 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Scott Kennedy-Lount 908 22.2 +5.8
BNP Adrian Waudby 745 18.2 -3.2
Majority 447 10.9
Turnout 4,098
Labour hold Swing -2.65

2011-2015[edit]

Abbey By Election 9th May 2013[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vijay Singh Riyait 1,190 47.9 +0.8
Conservative Dipak Joshi 562 22.6 +9.0
Independent Terry McGreal 352 14.1 n/a
Liberal Democrat John Robert Taylor 212 8.5 +1.8
TUSC Tessa Warrington 165 6.6 n/a
Majority 628 25.3
Turnout 2,481 24.1
Labour hold Swing -7.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors, Democracy and Elections". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  2. ^ "Leicester". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  3. ^ Walters, Simon; Turnbull, Dominic (2003-05-04). "Cabinet minister in vote rigging inquiry ; Asian voters in key council ward complain about house to house visits made by Trade Secretary to collect their postal votes". Daily Mail. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Eyres Monsell Ward May 2002". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  6. ^ "Westcotes Ward 11th December 2003". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  7. ^ "Aylestone Ward 23rd September 2004". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  8. ^ "Knighton Ward 4th November 2004". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  9. ^ "Belgrave Ward 17th February 2005". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  10. ^ a b "Strong swing to Labour in local byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2005-07-15. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  11. ^ "Victory for Labour at Leicester by-election". this is leicestershire.co.uk. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  12. ^ "Local issues will decide poll result, say hopefuls". this is leicestershire.co.uk. 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  13. ^ "Eyres Monsell By-Election". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 2010-05-21. [dead link]
  14. ^ http://www.leicester.gov.uk/elections/

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