St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council elections

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Map showing the composition of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council as of the last election in 2014. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue.

One third of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council in Merseyside, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 48 councillors have been elected from 16 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
Labour 1973 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2010
Labour 2010 - present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after each council election, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2004 election reducing the number of seats by 6.[3]

Year Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative Independent Socialist Labour Liberal Others
1988[4] 40 6 8 0 0 0 0
1990[5] 38 10 6 0 0 0 0
1991[6] 34 15 5 0 0 0 0
1992[7] 33 15 6 0 0 0 0
1994[8] 33 14 5 0 0 0 2
1995[9] 40 10 3 0 0 1 0
1996[10] 44 9 1 0 0 0 0
1998[11] 42 10 2 0 0 0 0
1999[12] 37 14 3 0 0 0 0
2000[13] 35 15 4 0 0 0 0
2002[14] 33 15 5 0 1 0 0
2003[15] 33 15 6 0 0 0 0
2004[3] 24 18 6 0 0 0 0
2006[16] 23 19 6 0 0 0 0
2007[17] 21 20 6 1 0 0 0
2008[18] 23 19 6 0 0 0 0
2010[19] 28 15 5 0 0 0 0
2011[20] 35 9 4 0 0 0 0
2012[21] 40 5 3 0 0 0 0
2014[22] 42 3 3 0 0 0 0
2015

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[23] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Marshalls Cross by-election 21 January 1999 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Newton West by-election 21 January 1999 Labour Liberal Democrat
Thatto Heath by-election 21 January 1999 Labour Labour
Marshalls Cross by-election 19 September 2002 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Rainford by-election 23 November 2006 Conservative Conservative
Parr by-election 12 March 2009 Labour Labour
Rainhill by-election 12 March 2009 Labour Labour
Moss Bank by-election 16 July 2009 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Billinge and Seneley Green by-election 14 October 2010 Labour Labour
Haydock by-election 2 December 2010 Labour Labour
Windle by-election 2 May 2013 Labour Labour
Billinge and Seneley Green by-election 28 November 2013 Labour Labour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standing as a Candidate". St. Helens Council. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "St Helens". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "St Helens council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "The gains and losses: Council election results in full". The Times (NewsBank). 7 May 1988. 
  5. ^ "Local election results". The Times (NewsBank). 5 May 1990. 
  6. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times (NewsBank). 4 May 1991. 
  7. ^ "Local election results 1992". The Times (NewsBank). 9 May 1992. 
  8. ^ "Metropolitan Districts - Local elections". The Times (NewsBank). 7 May 1994. p. 9. 
  9. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times (NewsBank). 6 May 1995. 
  10. ^ "Complete list of results - Elections". The Times (NewsBank). 4 May 1996. p. 8. 
  11. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times (NewsBank). 9 May 1998. p. 46. 
  12. ^ "How the nations voted - Election". The Times (NewsBank). 8 May 1999. p. 48. 
  13. ^ "St Helens". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Local Elections: Town keeps it in the family". Liverpool Echo (NewsBank). 3 May 2002. 
  15. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Local elections: St Helens". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Results - Election 2007". The Times (NewsBank). 5 May 2007. p. 83. 
  18. ^ "St Helens". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  19. ^ "St Helens". BBC News Online. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "Vote 2012". BBC News Online. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  22. ^ Hughes, Lorna (24 May 2014). "Labour increases majority as UKIP fails to make major inroads - St Helens". Liverpool Echo (NewsBank). 
  23. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 21 February 2015. 

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