Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council elections

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One third of Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council in Merseyside, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election.

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1986
No overall control 1986 - 2012
Labour 2012 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

Park By-Election 11 September 1997 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,079
Liberal Democrat 1,013
Labour 497
Labour 479
Conservative 337
Conservative 308
Turnout 3,713 13.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Manor By-Election 3 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 924 48.6 -7.8
Conservative 658 34.6 +2.5
Liberal Democrat 190 10.0 -1.4
Independent 128 6.7 +6.7
Majority 266 14.0
Turnout 1,900 19.0
Labour hold Swing
Ainsdale By-Election 3 February 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,570 50.4 -1.4
Conservative 1,389 44.6 +8.5
Labour 158 5.1 -2.1
Majority 181 5.8
Turnout 3,117 30.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Litherland By-Election 22 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 900 62.8 -11.3
Liberal Democrat Jim Murray 472 33.0 +7.1
Socialist Alternative 60 4.2 +4.2
Majority 428 29.8
Turnout 1,432 17.6
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Manor By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 3,251 53.9 +11.9
Conservative 1,800 29.8 -11.1
Liberal Democrat 981 16.3 -0.8
Majority 1,451 24.1
Turnout 6,032
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Church By-Election 2 March 2006[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Cummins 806 52.4 +13.1
Liberal Democrat Andrew Tonkiss 431 28.0 -22.8
BNP Michael McDermott 159 10.3 +10.3
Conservative Antonio Spatuzzi 143 9.3 -0.6
Majority 375 24.4
Turnout 1,539 17.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Manor By-Election 25 October 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David McIvor 922 40.5 -7.6
Liberal Democrat John Gibson 769 33.8 +13.4
Labour Sue Hanley 419 18.4 -13.1
BNP Michael McDermott 94 4.1 +4.1
UKIP Peter Harper 71 3.1 +3.1
Majority 153 6.7
Turnout 2,275 22.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2009-2013[edit]

Bootle Derby By-Election 7 November 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Thompson 903 65
UKIP Jack Colbert 293 21
Independent Juliet Edgar 97 7
TUSC Graham Woodhouse 48 3
Independent Janice Blanchard 29 2
Green Laurence Rankin 25 2
Turnout 1,399 15.77
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sefton". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Sefton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Sefton council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  4. ^ "BNP claim shock third place in by-election". Liverpool Echo. 2006-03-03. p. 3. 

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