St Helens local elections

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One third of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council in Merseyside, England, is elected each year, followed by one year without election.

Political control[edit]

Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2010
Labour 2010 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Marshalls Cross By-Election 21 January 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 848 69.0 -2.2
Labour 352 28.6 +2.4
Conservative 16 1.3 -1.2
Socialist Labour 13 1.1 +1.1
Majority 712 40.4
Turnout 1,229 19.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Newton West By-Election 21 January 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Virginia Taylor 842 53.2 +27.3
Labour Thomas Chisnall 697 44.0 -22.1
Conservative Brian Honey 44 2.8 -5.1
Majority 712 9.2
Turnout 1,583 19.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Thatto Heath By-Election 21 January 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 493 76.1 +3.3
Liberal Democrat 61 9.4 -3.8
Conservative 47 7.3 -1.9
Socialist Unity 47 7.3 +2.4
Majority 432 66.7
Turnout 648 9.0
Labour hold Swing
Marshalls Cross By-Election 19 September 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 813 72.3 +2.7
Labour 275 24.5 -3.3
Conservative 36 3.2 +0.6
Majority 538 47.8
Turnout 1,124 18.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Parr By-Election 19 March 2009[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Bowden 851 49.3 -14.2
Liberal Democrat Barry Dodd 511 29.6 +3.9
BNP Paul Telford 183 10.6 +10.6
Independent Mark Arnold 98 5.7 +5.7
Conservative Madeleine Wilcock 55 3.2 -7.6
Green Andrea Pennington 27 1.6 +1.6
Majority 340 19.7
Turnout 1,725 20.1
Labour hold Swing
Rainhill By-Election 19 March 2009[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barrie Grunewald 1,562 45.6 -6.1
Liberal Democrat Denise Aspinall 1,059 30.9 +17.4
Conservative Stephen Bligh 512 14.9 -11.1
BNP Eric Swindells 215 6.3 -2.6
Green David Rothwell 80 2.3 +2.3
Majority 503 14.7
Turnout 3,428 38.2
Labour hold Swing
Moss Bank By-Election 16 July 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Dave Kent 1,480 53.9 -8.6
Labour Jeffrey Fletcher 1,011 36.8 +8.6
Conservative Madeleine Patricia Wilcock 111 4.0 -5.3
Green David Rothwell 73 2.7 +2.7
Independent Chris Hackett 435 2.6 +2.6
Majority 469
Turnout 2,746 31.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Helens". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "St Helens council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tories make shock gain from SNP". London: guardian.co.uk. 20 September 2002. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Labour win in Rainhill and Parr by-election". St. Helens Reporter. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Moss Bank election update: Lib Dems win crucial vote". St Helens Star. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 

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