Northumberland local elections

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Northumberland County Council is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the county council, from 1973 to 2008, and then the unitary council after 2008, has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1981
Labour 1981 - 1985
No overall control 1985 - 1989
Labour 1989 - 2008
No overall control 2008 - present

Council elections[edit]

County Council elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Corbridge By-Election 17 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 546 35.8 +0.5
Liberal Democrat 420 27.5 -9.6
Labour 307 20.1 -7.5
Independent 253 16.8 +16.8
Majority 126 8.3
Turnout 1,526
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wansbeck Newbiggin East By-Election 25 February 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 720 58.7 +58.7
Labour 483 39.4 -39.8
Conservative 23 1.9 -18.9
Majority 237 19.3
Turnout 1,226
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Wansbeck Hirst By-Election 11 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 574 58.0 -21.3
Liberal Democrat 391 39.5 +18.8
Conservative 24 2.4 +2.4
Majority 183 18.5
Turnout 989 30.0
Labour hold Swing
Morpeth North By-Election 10 November 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Leslie Cassie 473 40.7 +0.3
Conservative David Bawn 304 26.2 +3.8
Green Nicholas Best 154 13.3 -3.0
Labour Ian Fleming 144 12.4 -8.5
Independent John Beynon 87 7.5 +7.5
Majority 169 14.5 -3.5
Turnout 1,162 33.9 -34.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local election results: Northumberland". Election 2005. BBC News Online. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Northumberland". Elections 2008. BBC News Online. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 

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