Newcastle upon Tyne local elections

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One third of Newcastle upon Tyne Metropolitan Borough Council in Tyne and Wear, England, is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 78 councillors have been elected from 26 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 2004
Liberal Democrats 2004 - 2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Newburn By-Election 7 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Isobel Wright 920 76.9
Conservative Alistair Stewart Hind 275 23.1
Majority 645 53.8
Turnout 1,195
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Woolsington By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lilian Mary Kennedy 2,630 68.1 -7.2
Conservative Colin Forster 657 17.0 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Robert Ernest Walker 576 14.9 +1.9
Majority 1,973 51.1
Turnout 3,863 65.8
Labour hold Swing
South Gosforth By-Election 12 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Thomas David George Woodwark 1,474 43.7 -15.0
Conservative Marie Summersby 1,096 32.5 +1.3
Labour Susan Jane MacDonald Stirling 800 23.7 +13.6
Majority 378 11.2
Turnout 3,370
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
West City By-Election 2 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doreen James 468 81.5 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Phillip George Lower 74 12.9 +5.9
Conservative Timothy David Troman 32 5.6 -3.2
Majority 394 68.6
Turnout 574 10.3
Labour hold Swing
Heaton By-Election 20 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Wappat 564 52.9 -10.7
Conservative Jeremy Peter Middleton 211 19.8 +6.0
Liberal Democrat Neil John Bradbury 158 14.8 +4.5
Green Christopher Patrick Hayday 84 7.9 +1.9
Communist Martin Richard Levy 50 4.7 +4.7
Majority 353 33.1
Turnout 1,067 11.5
Labour hold Swing
Dene By-Election 16 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gregory Martin Stone 1,961 58.1 +2.6
Labour John Lawrence Young 1,061 31.4 +0.6
Conservative Alice Gingell 353 10.5 -3.2
Majority 900 26.7
Turnout 3,375 29.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Byker By-Election 4 March 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michelle Pike 366 56.8 -18.8
Liberal Democrat Thomas James Thompson 206 32.0 +13.1
Green Pamela Jane Woolner 37 5.7 +5.7
Conservative Jeremy Peter Middleton 35 5.4 -0.1
Majority 160 24.8
Turnout 644 9.7
Labour hold Swing
Scotswood By-Election 14 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hazel Stephenson 490 66.9 -16.5
Liberal Democrat Susan Anne Reilly 180 24.6 +16.0
Conservative Peter Lumley 62 8.5 +0.4
Majority 310 42.3
Turnout 732 14.9
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Jesmond By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Dicken 2,496 46.0 +6.5
Labour Fiona Karen Clarke 1,659 30.5 -1.3
Conservative Jonjo McNamara 1,116 20.5 -1.5
Independent Marie Summersby 160 2.9 +2.9
Majority 837 15.5
Turnout 5,431
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Walkergate By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Stokel-Walker 2,672 58.3 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Belinda Knowles 1,606 35.0 -4.7
Conservative Keith Gilfillan 306 6.7 +0.6
Majority 1,066 23.3
Turnout 4,584
Labour hold Swing
Benwell By-Election 18 July 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eric Mackinlay 700 55.8 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Brian Moore 383 30.5 +13.6
Conservative Carolyn Smith 136 10.8 +0.0
Green Jesus Miguel-Garcia 36 2.9 -1.4
Majority 317 25.3
Turnout 1,255 24.3
Labour hold Swing
Walker By-Election 4 September 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Stokel-Walker 1,440 62.1 -12.3
BNP Jonathan Keys 395 17.1 +17.1
Liberal Democrat John McLennan 370 16.0 -0.4
Conservative Joseph Prince 112 4.8 -1.7
Majority 1,045 45.0
Turnout 2,317 47.7
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Lemington By-Election 30 November 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Lawrence Hunter 1,180 46.7 -9.3
Labour Ruth Robson 815 32.2 -11.8
BNP Kenneth Booth 383 15.2 +15.2
Conservative Jason Smith 147 5.8 +5.8
Majority 365 14.5
Turnout 2,525 34.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Wingrove delayed Election 14 June 2007 (2)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Todd 1,051
Liberal Democrat Ayaz Siddique 948
Labour Alyson Hampshire 908
Liberal Democrat Deborah Wilkinson 869
Green Jenny Pearson 186
Green John Pearson 183
Conservative Neil Archibald 173
Conservative Alexander Le Vey 140
BNP Viv Browne 81
BNP Graham Hodgson 80
Turnout 4,619 31.2
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Fenham By-Election 29 January 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mitzi Emery 1,049 33.9 -11.8
Labour Helen McStravick 1,025 33.1 -3.3
BNP Ken Booth 836 27.0 +18.0
Conservative Sarah Armstrong 186 6.0 -2.9
Majority 24 0.8
Turnout 3,096 39.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Decision Making". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Newcastle-Upon-Tyne". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle-Upon-Tyne council". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Boost for Labour in byelection". London: guardian.co.uk. 2002-07-19. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  5. ^ "BNP beat Lib Dems to second place". The Northern Echo. 2003-09-05. p. 1. 
  6. ^ "Results - Lemington". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Results - Wingrove". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  8. ^ "Results - Fenham". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 

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