Plymouth City Council elections

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One third of Plymouth City Council in England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 57 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2000
Conservative 2000–2003
Labour 2003–2006
No overall control 2006
Labour 2006–2007
Conservative 2007–2012
Labour 2012 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Honicknowle By-Election 7 August 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,328 61.1 -11.3
Conservative 420 19.3 -8.3
Liberal Democrat 344 15.8 +15.8
Independent 67 3.1 +3.1
Independent Democrat 14 0.6 +0.6
Majority 908 41.8
Turnout 2,173 23.0
Labour hold Swing
Ham By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,017 65.5 +4.8
Conservative 307 19.8 -2.3
Liberal Democrat 173 11.1 +11.1
Independent Democrat 56 3.6 -13.6
Majority 710 45.7
Turnout 1,553
Labour hold Swing
Mount Gould By-Election 2 May 2002 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,179
Labour 1,101
Liberal Democrat 590
Liberal Democrat 566
Conservative 464
Conservative 449
Green 120
Green 119
UKIP 51
Turnout 4,639 29.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St Budeaux By-Election 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,253 55.7 +8.9
Conservative 715 31.8 -6.7
Liberal Democrat 282 12.5 +0.0
Majority 538 23.9
Turnout 2,250 25.5
Labour hold Swing
Southway By-Election 22 June 2006[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Kirk 1,624 43.3 +3.9
Conservative Brenda Brookshaw 1,517 40.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Terrance O'Connor 214 5.7 -14.7
BNP Liam Birch 200 5.3 +5.3
UKIP Thomas Williams 139 3.7 +3.7
Green Raymond Tuohy 53 1.4 +1.4
Majority 107 2.8
Turnout 3,747 40.4
Labour hold Swing
Ham By-Election 3 September 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Tuohy 1,243 44.0 +2.7
Conservative Nigel Churchill 676 23.9 -15.7
UKIP Andrew Leigh 442 15.6 +15.6
Independent Margaret Storer 204 7.2 +7.2
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Trimnell 181 6.4 -6.8
BNP Adrian Romilly 82 2.9 +2.9
Majority 567 20.1
Turnout 2,828 29.0
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council and democracy". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Plymouth". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Labour regains control of Plymouth city council". London: guardian.co.uk. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ham by-election". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 

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