North Somerset local elections

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North Somerset Unitary Council in Somerset, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 1999, 61 councillors have been elected from 36 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1995 - 1999
Conservative 1999 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - 2007
Conservative 2007–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Weston-Super-Mare South By-Election 28 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,232 58.1
Liberal Democrat 635 30.0
Conservative 178 8.4
Independent 74 3.5
Majority 597 28.1
Turnout 2,119 35.8
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Kewstoke By-Election 25 January 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Porter 279 32.7 -20.9
Liberal Democrat Michael Bibb 229 26.8 -3.0
Independent Anthony Horry 196 23.0 +23.0
Labour Stephen Lyall 149 17.5 +1.0
Majority 50 5.9
Turnout 853 36.0
Conservative hold Swing
Weston-Super-Mare West By-Election 30 August 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mike Bell 811 44.4 +8.2
Conservative Clive Webb 651 35.9 -9.0
Independent Malcolm Timmis 205 11.2 +11.2
Labour Chris Belton-Reed 161 8.8 -10.7
Majority 160 8.5
Turnout 1,828 25.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Yatton By-Election 25 October 2001[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Kehoe 593 29.2 -4.7
Conservative Stanley Vyce 534 26.3 +6.7
Independent Ralph James 496 24.4 -10.7
Labour Douglas May 410 20.2 +8.8
Majority 59 2.9
Turnout 2,033 29.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Easton-In-Gordano By-Election 11 November 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carl Francis-Pester 431 44.3 -17.1
Liberal Democrat Wendy Griggs 369 37.9 +15.0
Labour Derek Waters 174 17.9 +2.2
Majority 62 6.4
Turnout 974 44.0
Conservative hold Swing
Portishead Redcliffe Bay By-Election 3 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Johnston 476 43.8 +4.0
Conservative David Pasley 434 39.9 -20.3
UKIP Anthony Butcher 118 10.8 +10.8
Labour 59 5.4 +5.4
Majority 42 3.9
Turnout 1,087 45.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Portishead West By-Election 1 June 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Jolley 488 38.9 +20.8
Liberal Democrat Jean Lord 452 36.1 +36.1
Labour Patricia Gardener 205 16.4 +16.4
Independent Reyna Knight 108 8.6 -73.3
Majority 36 2.8
Turnout 1,253 49.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Yatton By-Election 1 June 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Wendy Griggs 812 31.1 +1.3
Independent Anthony Moulin 749 28.7 -5.8
Conservative Jill Iles 678 26.0 +3.5
Independent Hilary Burn 267 10.2 +10.2
Labour Bryan Moore 104 4.0 -9.1
Majority 63 2.4
Turnout 2,610 38.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Pill By-Election 7 September 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nanette Kirsen 360 33.9 +33.9
Labour Pauline Robertson 353 33.2 -28.0
Liberal Democrat David Neale 202 19.0 +3.4
Conservative Anne-Marie Gregory 147 13.8 -9.3
Majority 7 0.7
Turnout 1,062 40.0
Independent gain from Labour Swing

2007-2011[edit]

North Worle (3) By-Election 7 June 2007[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Judd 946
Conservative Steven Edwards 920
Conservative Marcia Pepperall 904
Liberal Democrat Ronald Moon 513
Liberal Democrat Richard Skinner 498
Liberal Democrat Peter Hardaway 494
Labour Barbara Francis 268
Labour Brian Grace 234
Labour Simon Stokes 218
Independent Laurence Orme 157
UKIP Mary Brown 154
Turnout 5,306 26.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Weston Super Mare Clarence and Uphill By-Election 18 December 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amratlal Patel 478 27.5 -33.6
Independent John Ley-Morgan 477 27.5 +27.5
Liberal Democrat Paula Howell 421 24.3 -4.1
Independent Sidney Carter 228 13.1 +13.1
Labour Josephine Bateman 132 7.6 -2.9
Majority 1 0.1
Turnout 1,736 24.6
Conservative hold Swing
Hutton and Locking By-Election 4 June 2009[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Porter 1,411 64.9 -4.2
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Bindon 511 23.5 +2.8
Labour Timothy Taylor 253 11.6 +1.4
Majority 900 41.4
Turnout 2,175 42.7
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Backwell By-Election 8 September 2011[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Geoff Coombs 816 61.7
Conservative Peter Burden 314 23.7
Labour Terry Connell 124 9.4
Liberal Democrat Nick Alderton 69 5.2
Majority 502 37.9
Turnout 1,323 28.3
Independent hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Political and committee structure". North Somerset Council. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "North Somerset". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kewstoke By-Election Result". North Somerset Council. Archived from the original on 2003-08-17. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Weston By Election Result". North Somerset Council. Archived from the original on 2003-07-08. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tories win Richmondshire". guardian.co.uk. 26 October 2001. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sons of Cornwall make sole byelection gain". guardian.co.uk. 12 November 2004. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Tories make byelection gains". guardian.co.uk. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Labour slumps in council byelections". guardian.co.uk. 8 September 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". North Somerset District Council. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". North Somerset Council. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Election results". North Somerset Council. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Elections and voting". North Somerset Council. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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