South Oxfordshire local elections

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South Oxfordshire District Council in Oxfordshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 48 councillors have been elected from 29 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1995
No overall control 1995 - 2003
Conservative 2003 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Didcot South By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 567 49.7
Liberal Democrat 319 28.0
Conservative 254 22.3
Majority 248 21.7
Turnout 1,140 24.5
Labour hold Swing
Kidmore End By-Election 6 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 409 62.0
Liberal Democrat 215 32.6
Labour 36 5.4
Majority 194 29.4
Turnout 660
Conservative hold Swing
Horspath By-Election 9 December 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 452 80.0 +14.0
Conservative 113 20.0 +20.0
Majority 339 60.0
Turnout 565 53.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Cholsey By-Election 16 March 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 652 55.5 +1.2
Conservative 524 44.6 -1.2
Majority 128 10.9
Turnout 1,176 38.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Henley By-Election 22 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 827 49.8 +12.7
Independent 585 35.2 +8.5
Independent 249 15.0 +15.0
Majority 242 14.6
Turnout 1,661 19.2
Conservative hold Swing
Didcot South By-Election 11 October 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 676 52.1 +2.0
Conservative 310 23.9 -4.9
Liberal Democrat 270 20.8 +8.2
Green 42 3.2 -5.2
Majority 366 28.2
Turnout 1,298
Labour hold Swing
Sonning Common By-Election 1 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 561 50.4 +15.7
Liberal Democrat 253 31.7 -0.9
Labour 200 18.0 -2.2
Majority 208 18.7
Turnout 1,014 36.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Watlington By-Election 10 October 2002[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Crossman 441 61.1 +23.8
Liberal Democrat 281 38.9 -23.8
Majority 160 22.2
Turnout 722 32.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Sonning Common By-Election 23 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bruce Harrison 591 70.6 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Caroline Wardle 177 21.1 -7.8
Labour Mary Stiles 69 8.2 +8.2
Majority 414 49.5
Turnout 837 19.6
Conservative hold Swing
Shiplake By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Jones 1,649 63.9
Liberal Democrat Caroline Wardle 535 20.7
Labour Janet Matthews 397 15.4
Majority 1,114 43.2
Turnout 2,581
Conservative hold Swing
Wallingford North By-Election 27 October 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Imran Lokhan 479 51.5 +23.5
Liberal Democrat Alec Hayton 374 40.7 +13.9
Green Melanie Belgrove Jones 72 7.8 +7.8
Majority 100 10.8
Turnout 920 22.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Watlington By-Election 23 March 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Paterson 737 72.9 +19.9
Liberal Democrat Bernard Moseley 274 27.1 -19.9
Majority 463 45.8
Turnout 1,011 24.8
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Thame North By-Election 30 October 2008[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Welply 423 50.5 +8.3
Liberal Democrat Jeannette Matelot 287 34.3 -9.5
Labour May Stiles 127 15.2 +1.3
Majority 136 16.2
Turnout 837 18.9
Conservative hold Swing
Chiltern Woods By-Election 19 March 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Nimmo-Smith 382 79.4 +9.4
Liberal Democrat Julian Allison 99 20.6 +5.2
Majority 283 58.8
Turnout 481 25.9
Conservative hold Swing
Henley South By-Election 11 February 2010[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Elizabeth Hodgkin 642 52.5 +0.6
Conservative David Silvester 472 38.6 +10.5
Liberal Democrat George Levy 110 9.0 +0.2
Majority 170 13.9
Turnout 1,224
Conservative hold Swing
Crowmarsh By-Election 3 June 2010[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Griffin 327 55.9 +10.1
Conservative Kristina Crabbe 258 44.1 -10.1
Majority 69 11.8
Turnout 585 32.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past local elections results". South Oxfordshire District Council. Retrieved 2010-05-29. [dead link]
  2. ^ "South Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Big gains for Labour in council byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2001-10-12. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Tories take Watlington". guardian.co.uk. 2002-10-11. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Lib Dems falter in local byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2005-10-28. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  7. ^ "BNP suffers defeat in Bradford byelection". guardian.co.uk. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  8. ^ "Thame By-Election". South Oxfordshire District Council. Retrieved 2010-02-07. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Chiltern Woods By-election". South Oxfordshire District Council. Retrieved 2010-02-07. [dead link]
  10. ^ "I did this for Terry". Henley Standard. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  11. ^ "Clean sweep for Lib Dems in latest council by-elections". 24dash.com. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 

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