Oswestry local elections

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Oswestry Borough Council in Shropshire, England was elected every four years from its first election in 1973 until it was abolished in 2009.

Political control[edit]

From 1973 to 2009 political control of the council was held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - 2007
Conservative 2007 - 2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1999-2003[edit]

Llanyblodwel By-Election 1 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 122 43.0
Liberal Democrat 90 31.7
Conservative 72 25.4
Majority 32 11.3
Turnout 284 46.0
Independent hold Swing
Victoria By-Election 28 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 291 44.2
Liberal Democrat 266 40.4
Independent 101 15.3
Majority 25 3.8
Turnout 658
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Gatacre By-Election 6 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 327 53.7 +21.5
Conservative 158 25.9 +25.9
Labour 77 12.6 -12.7
Independent 33 5.4 +5.4
Independent 14 2.3 +2.3
Majority 169 27.8
Turnout 609 26.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Cambrian By-Election 10 June 2004[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Simon Edwards 341 42.8 +20.0
Independent 281 35.3 -1.1
Conservative 174 21.9 -18.9
Majority 60 7.5
Turnout 796 39.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Royton & West Felton 29 September 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Castle By-Election 3 November 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frances Burman 255 55.3 +9.9
Liberal Democrat Elaine Channon 206 44.7 +7.0
Majority 49 10.6
Turnout 461 23.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Sweeney Trefonen By-Election 3 November 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joyce Barrow 314 71.0 +32.0
Liberal Democrat Romer Hoseason 128 29.0 +15.6
Majority 186 42.0
Turnout 442 14.5
Conservative hold Swing
Whittington By-Election 30 November 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 314 57.2 +57.2
Labour 121 22.0 -4.1
Liberal Democrat 114 20.7 +20.7
Majority 193 35.2
Turnout 549 30.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2007-2009[edit]

Llanyblodwell and Pant By-Election 21 June 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 254 73.6 +41.9
Independent 91 19.8
Independent 81 17.6
Independent 34 7.4
Majority 163
Turnout 460 24.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Sweeney and Trefonen By-Election 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 684 54.9 -14.8
Liberal Democrat 562 45.1 +14.8
Majority 122 9.8
Turnout 1,246 40.4
Conservative hold Swing
Castle By-Election 2 October 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Romer Hoseason 198 38.7 +0.3
Conservative Phil May 174 34.1 -27.5
Independent Alan Davies 139 27.2 +27.2
Majority 59 4.6
Turnout 511 22.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oswestry". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Tories make gains in byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2004-06-18. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  4. ^ a b "Tories claim clean sweep in council byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Lib Dems gain four seats in council byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2006-12-01. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Lib Dems win their fifth seat". Shropshire Star. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2010-03-14.