Sunderland City Council elections

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One third of Sunderland City Council in Tyne and Wear, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 75 councillors have been elected from 25 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–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

South Hylton By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 636 71.1 -10.3
Conservative 178 19.9 +1.3
Liberal Democrat 80 9.0 +9.0
Majority 458 51.2
Turnout 894 11.4
Labour hold Swing
Colliery By-Election 23 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 646 46.7 -18.7
Conservative 394 28.5 +9.9
Liberal Democrat 343 24.8 +8.9
Majority 252 18.2
Turnout 1,383 18.0
Labour hold Swing
Town End Farm By-Election 6 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 509 63.4
Conservative 155 19.3
Liberal Democrat 139 17.3
Majority 354 44.1
Turnout 803 11.8
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Eppleton By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 3,074 65.9 +2.2
Conservative 860 18.4 -17.8
Liberal Democrat 731 15.7 +15.7
Majority 2,214 47.5
Turnout 4,665
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Barnes By-Election 24 November 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Morrissey 1,139 50.8 +15.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Taylor 547 24.4 -4.7
Labour Ian Galbraith 489 21.8 -4.5
BNP Ian Leadbitter 67 3.0 -6.6
Majority 592 26.4
Turnout 2,242 25.5
Conservative hold Swing
Millfield By-Election 23 March 2006[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Dixon 566 43.5 +10.2
Labour Shirley Waldron 397 30.5 -1.1
Conservative Leslie Dobson 260 20.0 -1.6
BNP James Davison 79 6.0 -7.4
Majority 169 13.0
Turnout 1,302 18.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Washington East By-Election 27 September 2007[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Cuthbert 1,196 49.9 +9.8
Labour Dianne Snowdon 994 41.5 +2.2
Liberal Democrat David Snowball 206 8.6 -5.6
Majority 202 8.4
Turnout 2,396 27.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Information available about your Local Area". Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Sunderland". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Sunderland council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Lib-Dems retain second seat in city". Sunderland Echo. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll". Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

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