South Tyneside local elections

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One third of South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council in Tyne and Wear, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 54 councillors are elected, 3 from each of the 18 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1978
No overall control 1978–1979
Labour 1979–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Whiteleas By-Election 27 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 959 76.7
Independent 154 12.3
Conservative 137 11.0
Majority 805 64.4
Turnout 1,250 21.5
Labour hold Swing
Cleadon & East Boldon By-Election 28 August 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 991 55.7 +7.4
Conservative 519 29.2 +1.8
Labour 249 14.0 -10.4
Independent 19 1.1 +1.1
Majority 471 26.5
Turnout 1,778 24.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bede By-Election 3 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 685 80.4
Conservative 98 11.5
Socialist 69 7.9
Majority 587 68.9
Turnout 852 15.2
Labour hold Swing
Hebburn Quay By-Election 17 December 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 669 55.7 +3.0
Labour 452 37.6 -5.8
Conservative 42 3.5 -3.4
Socialist Party 39 3.2 +3.2
Majority 217 18.1
Turnout 1,202 20.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cleadon & East Boldon By-Election 14 September 2006[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeffrey Milburn 1,057 43.1 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Alan Mordain 669 27.3 +5.7
Labour Lewis Atkinson 601 24.5 +4.1
Green Christopher Haine 124 5.1 +5.1
Majority 388 15.8
Turnout 2,451 35.2
Conservative hold Swing
Westoe By-Election 10 September 2009[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Allen Branley 694 30.6 -35.0
Labour Allan West 567 25.0 +6.1
Conservative Anthony Dailly 320 14.1 +3.3
BNP Les Lovelock 266 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrat Bill Troupe 225 9.9 +9.9
Independent David Wood 194 8.6 +8.6
Majority 127 5.6
Turnout 2,266 34.5
Independent hold Swing
Primrose By-Election 25 February 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Stephenson 854 42.0 -6.5
BNP Pete Hodgkinson 566 27.9 -5.1
Independent Aaron Luke 213 10.5 +10.5
Independent David Rice 174 8.6 +8.6
Conservative Anthony Lanaghan 124 6.1 -12.4
Liberal Democrat Susan Troupe 100 4.9 +4.9
Majority 288 14.1
Turnout 2,031 32.3
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the council". southtyneside.info. Retrieved 2009-08-16. [dead link]
  2. ^ "South Tyneside". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  3. ^ "South Tynesdie council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Elections: 14 Sep 2006 Local Government Election". southtyneside.info. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Tories hold seat". Evening Chronicle. 2006-09-18. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Westoe By-Election Result". South Tyneside Council. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-09-23. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Labour retain seat in by-election". Shields Gazette. 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 

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