Southampton City Council elections

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One third of Southampton City Council in Hampshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 48 councillors have been elected from 16 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1996 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996–2000
No overall control 2000–2008
Conservative 2008–2012
Labour 2012 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2001[edit]

Bargate By-Election 23 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 885 52.6 -6.4
Conservative 259 15.4 -3.0
Socialist Labour 257 15.3 +9.3
Liberal Democrat 250 14.9 +4.7
Independent Labour 31 1.8 -4.7
Majority 626 37.2
Turnout 1,682 13.0
Labour hold Swing
Woolston By-Election 12 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 975 47.8 -9.4
Liberal Democrat 725 35.6 +6.1
Conservative 339 16.6 +3.3
Majority 250 12.2
Turnout 2,039 17.9
Labour hold Swing
Bassett By-Election 8 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,025 58.9 +8.9
Labour 372 21.4 -16.2
Liberal Democrat 344 19.8 +7.5
Majority 653 37.5
Turnout 1,741 14.5
Conservative hold Swing
Harefield By-Election 8 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 858 44.1 -6.7
Conservative 856 44.0 +9.3
Liberal Democrat 231 11.9 +3.3
Majority 2 0.1
Turnout 1,945 19.3
Labour hold Swing

2005–2009[edit]

Bitterne Park By-Election 15 September 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clifford Coombes 984 37.1 +0.4
Labour Mike Brainsby 791 29.9 +13.1
Liberal Democrat Anne Work 785 29.6 -4.3
Green Joseph Cox 89 3.4 +3.4
Majority 193 7.2
Turnout 2,649
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections explained". Southampton City Council. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Southamoton". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Southampton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bitterne Park ward by election result 15/09/2005". Southampton City Council. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 

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