Rotherham local elections

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One third of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 63 councillors have been elected from 21 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Herringthorpe By-Election 20 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,015 90.7
Conservative 104 9.3
Majority 911 81.4
Turnout 1,019
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Aston, Orgreave & Ulley By-Election 31 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 894 70.8 -12.7
Independent 213 16.9 +16.9
Conservative 155 12.3 +12.3
Majority 681 53.9
Turnout 1,262 10.8
Labour hold Swing
Brampton, Melton and Wentworth By-Election 10 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 818 77.8
Conservative 233 22.2
Majority 585 55.6
Turnout 1,051
Labour hold Swing
Greasbrough By-Election 2 December 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 774 81.7 +13.9
Liberal Democrat 94 9.9 -7.9
Conservative 67 7.1 -4.7
Independent 12 1.3 -1.2
Majority 680 71.8
Turnout 947 13.5
Labour hold Swing
Aston, Orgreave & Ulley By-Election 21 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 759 48.0 -8.7
Conservative 349 22.1 +1.5
Liberal Democrat 331 20.9 +6.0
Socialist 107 6.8 -1.0
Democrat Party 35 2.2 +2.2
Majority 410 25.9
Turnout 1,581
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Thurcroft and Whiston By-Election 4 April 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Evans 323 32.8 -11.3
Liberal Democrat 272 27.6 +7.1
Conservative 196 19.9 +7.6
Independent 193 19.6 +19.6
Majority 51 5.2
Turnout 984 24.0
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Thurcroft and Whiston By-Election 18 July 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 554 44.5 -8.1
Liberal Democrat 538 43.2 +11.9
Conservative 102 8.2 -7.9
Independent 51 4.1 +4.1
Majority 16 1.3
Turnout 1,245 15.7
Labour hold Swing
Herringthorpe By-Election 27 November 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 575 64.0 -6.1
Liberal Democrat 100 11.1 +1.7
Conservative 89 9.9 -1.2
Independent 78 8.7 +8.7
Green 57 6.3 -3.1
Majority 475 52.9
Turnout 899 14.8
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Rotherham West By-Election 26 October 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Foden 1,024 44.3 +3.8
BNP Marlene Guest 606 26.2 +26.2
Independent Caven Vines 538 23.2 -15.0
Conservative Christopher Middleton 146 6.3 +6.3
Majority 418 18.1
Turnout 2,314 26.3
Labour hold Swing
Valley By-Election 12 July 2007[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Currie 781 43.8 -1.5
BNP Carol Myers 348 19.5 +2.0
Independent James Wilson 308 17.3 +17.3
Conservative Connor Swift 197 11.0 -10.4
Liberal Democrat Eric Shaw 150 8.4 -7.4
Majority 433 24.3
Turnout 1,784 19.5
Labour hold Swing
Wickersley By-Election 28 August 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris McMahon 871 31.1 -4.8
Conservative Donald Ross 824 29.5 -9.4
BNP Jon Round 538 19.2 +19.2
UKIP Tina Dowdall 373 13.3 -11.9
Liberal Democrat Steven Scutt 191 6.8 +6.8
Majority 47 1.6
Turnout 2,797 30.0
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "More About Elections". Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Rotherham council". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Boost for Labour in byelection". guardian.co.uk. 2002-07-19. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Small byelection gain for Lib Dems". guardian.co.uk. 2003-11-28. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Labour holds on to marginal council seats". guardian.co.uk. 2006-10-27. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  6. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-09-08. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Wickersley ward: Declaration of result of poll". Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]

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