South Ribble District Council elections

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South Ribble District Council in Lancashire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 55 councillors have been elected from 27 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1995
Labour 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–2007
Conservative 2007–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Farington By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,600 45.2 -0.1
Conservative 1,334 37.7 +2.6
Liberal Democrat 608 17.2 -2.4
Majority 266 7.5
Turnout 3,542
Labour hold Swing
Longton Central and West By-Election 4 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 507 57.5 +15.8
Labour 260 29.5 -5.0
Liberal Democrat 115 13.0 -10.5
Majority 247 28.0
Turnout 882 22.5
Conservative hold Swing
Bamber Bridge South By-Election 19 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 398 47.6 -17.3'
Conservative 267 31.9 +7.0
Idle Toad 98 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrat 74 8.8 -1.4
Majority 131 15.7
Turnout 837 20.0
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Priory By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 356 42.2 -10.3
Liberal Democrat 323 38.3 +20.2
Labour 165 19.5 -9.9
Majority 33 3.9
Turnout 844
Conservative hold Swing
Farington By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 347 65.7 -12.3
Liberal Democrat 121 22.9 +22.9
Conservative 60 11.4 -10.6
Majority 226 42.8
Turnout 528
Labour hold Swing
Leyland St Mary's By-Election 17 October 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 823 70.6 +30.2
Labour 342 29.4 -7.8
Majority 481 41.2
Turnout 1,165 24.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Walton Le Dale By-Election 30 October 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christine Leeming 316 41.1 +41.1
Conservative John Cannon 283 36.8 -26.1
Labour Graham Davies 92 12.0 -25.1
Idle Toad Michael Nathan 78 10.1 +10.1
Majority 33 4.3
Turnout 769 25.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Leyland St Ambrose By-Election 29 April 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat James Leeming 406 49.4 -18.7
Conservative Frances Thompson 264 32.1 +22.8
Labour Donald Smith 152 18.5 -4.1
Majority 142 17.3
Turnout 822 32.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Leyland St Mary's By-Election 29 April 2004[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael McNulty 594 51.5 +11.5
Liberal Democrat Richard Bridge 431 37.4 -6.4
Labour Michaek Titherington 128 11.1 -5.1
Majority 163 14.1
Turnout 1,153 40.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Coupe Green & Gregson Lane By-Election 14 October 2004[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Idle Toad James Marsh 364 44.0 -16.4
Conservative Frances Walker 349 42.1 +10.1
Labour Houston Lowe 91 11.0 +3.4
Liberal Democrat Karen Cairns 24 2.9 +2.9
Majority 15 1.9
Turnout 828 28.6
Idle Toad hold Swing
Golden Hill By-Election 5 May 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Titherington 1,051 61.2 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Bridge 342 20.0 -7.7
Conservative John Otter 323 18.8 +0.1
Majority 709 41.2
Turnout 1,716
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Leyland Central By-Election 4 June 2009[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caleb Tomlinson 371 34.5 +1.1
Conservative Phillip Hamman 355 33.0 -7.6
Liberal Democrat Derek Forrest 350 32.5 +6.5
Majority 16 1.5
Turnout 1,076
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Walton-le-dale By-election 4 June 2009[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Nelson 531 54.3 -21.7
Labour Daniel McDermott 241 24.6 +24.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Cassell 206 21.1 -3.0
Majority 290 29.7
Turnout 978
Conservative hold Swing
Leyland St Mary's By-election 15 October 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Hamman 709 '74.9 +6.3
Labour Peter Holker 237 25.1 +6.1
Majority 472 49.8
Turnout 946
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Bamber Bridge East By-election 13 October 2011[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mick Higgins 481 55.0 -2.4
Conservative Barbara Nathan 393 45.0 +2.4
Majority 88 10.1
Turnout 874 23.4
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council and democracy". South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  2. ^ "South Ribble". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Walton-le-Dale ward". South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Leyland St Ambrose ward". South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  6. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Leyland St Mary's ward". South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Twin council win for Tories". guardian.co.uk. 2004-10-15. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Coupe Green & Gregson Lane ward". South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  9. ^ "Golden Hill ward". South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  10. ^ a b "Declaration of result of poll". South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  11. ^ "New councillor for Leyland". Lancashire Evening Post. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  12. ^ "Bamber Bridge East by-election result". South Ribble Borough Council. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 

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