Redcar and Cleveland local elections

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Redcar and Cleveland Unitary Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 59 councillors have been elected from 22 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2003
No overall control 2003–2011
Labour 2011 – 2013[3]
No overall control 2013–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995–1999[edit]

West Dyke By-Election 25 July 1996[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Joyce Benbow 771 39.4
Labour John Taylor 742 37.9
Conservative Jean White 445 22.7
Majority 29 1.5
Turnout 1,958 35.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Eston By-Election 1 May 1997[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Simms 2,168 56.2 -21.5
Independent Ray Freeman 1,362 35.3 +35.3
Conservative Yvonne Bennett 329 8.5 +8.5
Majority 806 20.9
Turnout 3,859
Labour hold Swing
Brotton By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 488 58.2 -15.1
Independent 201 24.0 +24.0
Conservative 150 17.9 -8.8
Majority 287 34.2
Turnout 839
Labour hold Swing

1999–2003[edit]

Teesville By-Election 20 July 2000[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheelagh Clarke 736 40.5 -22.2
Conservative David Tabner 537 29.5 +29.5
Liberal Democrat Vera Butler 509 28.0 -9.3
Socialist Labour John Taylor 36 2.0 +2.0
Majority 199 11.0
Turnout 1,818 34.2
Labour hold Swing
Loftus By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dave Fitzpatrick 1,918 59.4 +45.3
Labour Susan McLeod 722 22.4 -40.1
Conservative Marjorie Veal 333 10.3 -12.6
Liberal Democrat Val Miller 257 8.0 +8.0
Majority 1,196 37.0
Turnout 3,230
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Grangetown By-Election 14 March 2002[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Dunlop 463 63.3 -9.3
Liberal Democrat Paul Tuffs 242 33.1 +22.0
Conservative Lynda Russell 27 3.7 +3.7
Majority 199 30.2
Turnout 732 16.3
Labour hold Swing
St Germain's By-Election 27 June 2002[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Bill Goodwell 599 35.8 -13.4
Independent Mike Findley 587 35.1 +35.1
Labour Sue McLeod 199 11.9 -23.0
Green Peter Goodwin 173 10.3 +10.3
Conservative Neil Bilham 114 6.8 -9.1
Majority 12 0.7
Turnout 1,672 48.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Socialist Labour Swing

2003–2007[edit]

Westworth By-Election 5 May 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Bunn 818 34.3 +5.9
East Cleveland Independent David Williams 805 33.7 +0.3
Conservative Michael King 626 26.2 -12.0
Independent Barry Parvin 137 5.7 +5.7
Majority 13 0.6
Turnout 2,386 67.4
Labour gain from Independent Swing

2007–2011[edit]

Guisborough By-Election 11 September 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Clarke 1,124 55.9 +13.5
Labour Bill Suthers 887 44.1 -0.8
Majority 237 11.8
Turnout 2,011 34.4
Conservative hold Swing
Kirkleatham By-Election 2 October 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Hannon 1,031 56.4 +25.5
Labour Paul Dixon 486 26.6 -15.9
Conservative Brian Mundy 204 11.2 -15.5
BNP Dawn Castle 106 5.8 +5.8
Majority 545 29.8
Turnout 1,827 36.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
South Bank By-Election 16 October 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marilyn Bramley 652 49.9 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Toni Meir 288 22.1 +12.3
BNP Bernard Collinson 206 15.8 +1.4
Independent Oz Sadiq 101 7.7 -7.3
Conservative Joan Bolton 59 4.5 -5.8
Majority 364 27.8
Turnout 1,306 27.6
Labour hold Swing
Dormanstown By-Election 2 April 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ken Lucas 809 42.4 +17.3
Labour Marian Fairley 667 35.0 -17.1
BNP Lynn Payne 305 16.6 +16.6
Conservative Brian Hughes-Mundy 125 6.6 -16.2
Majority 142 7.4
Turnout 1,906 36.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Dormanstown By-Election 23 July 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Eric Howden 805 52.3 +27.2
Labour Richard Green 515 33.5 -18.6
BNP Lynn Payne 145 9.4 +9.4
Conservative Joan Bolton 73 4.7 -18.0
Majority 290 18.8
Turnout 1,538 29.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
South Bank By-Election 17 September 2009[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Jeffrey 442 43.6 -6.9
Liberal Democrat Steven Abbott 354 34.9 +25.1
Independent Vincent Smith 102 10.1 -5.0
UKIP Martin Bulmer 69 6.8 +6.8
Conservative Joan Bolton 47 4.6 -5.7
Majority 88 8.7
Turnout 1,014 21.2
Labour hold Swing
Ormesby By-Election 3 December 2009[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ann Wilson 1,084 73.5 +12.4
Labour Steve Goldswain 210 14.2 -5.0
UKIP Martin Bulmer 103 7.0 +7.0
Conservative Colin Jones 77 5.2 -14.4
Majority 874 59.3
Turnout 1,474 29.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Brotton By-Election 26 August 2010[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doreen Rudland 565 38.1 -1.0
Independent Barry Hunt 351 23.7 +10.9
Liberal Democrat Valerie Miller 315 21.2 -7.8
Conservative Don Agar 220 14.8 -4.4
BNP Michael George 33 2.2 +2.2
Majority 214 14.4
Turnout 1,484 27.8
Labour hold Swing

2011–2015[edit]

Zetland (2) By-Election 17 November 2011[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ron Harrison 661
Liberal Democrat Josh Mason 633
Labour Norma Hensby 531
Labour Celia Elliott 512
Conservative Michael Bateman 217
Conservative Brian Hughes-Munday 142
UKIP Ian Neil 50
Turnout 2,746 36.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Newcomen By-Election 19 January 2012[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John P Hannon 539 49.0
Liberal Democrat Dave Stones 484 44.0
Conservative Matthew Bennett 76 6.9
Majority 55 5.0
Turnout 1,099 33.88
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Skelton By-Election 8 August 2013[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Walsh 745 46.1
UKIP Stuart Todd 485 30.0
Conservative Anne Watts 176 10.9
Independent James Carrolle 170 10.5
Liberal Democrat Rodney Waite 40 2.5
Majority 260 16.1
Turnout 1,616 28.3
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections & Voting". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Hetherington, Graeme (31 July 2013). "Redcar and Cleveland Labour group lose overall control of council following latest defections". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Sally (26 July 1996). "Lib Dems in shock victory". Evening Gazette. p. 11. 
  6. ^ "Labour triumph". Evening Gazette. 3 May 1997. p. 14. 
  7. ^ "Labour holds by election seat to stop slide". The Northern Echo. 22 July 2000. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "By-election result". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 15 March 2002. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "By-election result". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 28 June 2002. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "May 2005 Election Results". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "In brief: Tory by-election win". Evening Gazette. 13 September 2008. p. 3. 
  12. ^ "By-election Kirkleatham result". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  13. ^ "South Bank by election result". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  14. ^ "Dormanstown by-election result". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  15. ^ "By-election result". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  16. ^ "By election result". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  17. ^ "Ormesby ward by-election result". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  18. ^ "Election joy for Doreen.". Evening Gazette (The Free Library). 28 August 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  19. ^ Robson, Dave (19 November 2011). "Zetland ward councillor is elected again". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Labour wins Redcar by-election.". Evening Gazette. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Skelton by-election: Labour win by 260 votes". Evening Gazette. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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