Stratford-on-Avon local elections

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One third of Stratford-on-Avon District Council in Warwickshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 53 councillors have been elected from 31 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][3]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 1979
Conservative 1979 - 1991
No overall control 1991 - 1992
Conservative 1992 - 1994
No overall control 1994 - 2000
Conservative 2000 - 2002
No overall control 2002 - 2003
Conservative 2003 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Tanworth By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 277 67.7
Liberal Democrat 132 32.4
Majority 145 35.3
Turnout 409 32.0
Conservative hold Swing
Tanworth Earlswood By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 266 56.5
Conservative 167 35.4
Labour 38 8.0
Majority 99 21.1
Turnout 471 35.3
Independent hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Tredington By-Election 22 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 441 58.9 +7.3
Liberal Democrat 308 41.1 -7.3
Majority 133 17.8
Turnout 749 37.0
Conservative hold Swing
Elm By-Election 8 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 306 67.3
Independent 149 32.7
Majority 157 34.6
Turnout 455
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Bidford By-Election 13 September 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Darren Pemberton 449 48.4 +48.4
Conservative Graham Getgood 405 43.7 -7.4
Labour Michael Gerard 73 7.9 -3.7
Majority 44 4.7
Turnout 927
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Compton By-Election 13 September 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Adams 313 55.5 -10.8
Liberal Democrat Virginia Mason 228 40.4 +6.7
Labour Jacqueline Abbott 23 4.1 +4.1
Majority 85 15.1
Turnout 564 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Vale of the Red Horse By-Election 19 September 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian Roche 469 48.8 -23.9
Liberal Democrat 391 40.6 +13.3
Independent 73 7.6 +7.6
Green 29 3.0 +3.0
Majority 78 8.2
Turnout 962 53.1
Conservative hold Swing
Stratford Alveston By-Election 7 November 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 727 48.6 +5.5
Conservative 489 32.7 -24.2
Independent 281 18.7 +18.7
Majority 238 15.9
Turnout 1,497 35.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Long Compton By-Election 5 May 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Gray 706 57.4
Liberal Democrat Virginia Mason 523 42.6
Majority 283 14.8
Turnout 1,229 73.2
Conservative hold Swing
Wellesbourne By-Election 20 July 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laura Main 897 47.2
Liberal Democrat Priscilla Cook 804 42.4
Labour John Ritchie 197 10.4
Majority 93 4.8
Turnout 1,898 35.9
Conservative hold Swing
Alcester By-Election 24 August 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Adams 798 53.5 +22.4
Liberal Democrat Karyl Rees 638 42.8 -13.9
Labour Matthew Stephens 54 3.6 -2.0
Majority 160 10.7
Turnout 1,490 31.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Kineton By-Election 2 November 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Wixey 712 54.4 +13.3
Liberal Democrat Sandra Knapton 598 45.6 -13.3
Majority 114 8.8
Turnout 1,310 39.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2009-2013[edit]

Stratford Alveston By-Election 28 November 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anthony Cronin 888 47.0 -2.1
Conservative Lynda Organ 834 44.1 +1.8
Labour David Talbot 111 5.9 +5.9
Green Hugh Chatwin 58 3.1 +3.1
Majority 54 2.9
Turnout 1,891 31.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Structure". Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Stratford-On-Avon". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Tories slump after leadership row". London: guardian.co.uk. 2002-11-08. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Stratford-on-Avon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Council election win for LibDem party". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 2001-09-18. p. 5. 
  6. ^ "Tories make shock gain from SNP". London: guardian.co.uk. 2002-09-20. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Election Details and Results". Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Wellesbourne Elections". Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  9. ^ "August 2006 Alcester by-election". Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  10. ^ "November 2006 - Kineton by-election". Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  11. ^ "Lib Dems win both seats in Alveston by-election". Stratford Herald. 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 

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