Surrey County Council elections

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Surrey County Council is elected every four years and was made in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888. Since 1974 all areas have had district/borough councils providing a second tier of services (see the Local Government Act 1972). The county has no grammar schools and gained its first academies and free schools in the 21st century, reducing the number of schools run by the authority. Other major services provided include transport, social services and minerals, and waste planning.

Approximately a third of the population elect an even more localised third tier of local government to civil parishes such as Farnham, Claygate and Horley.

Political control[edit]

Party or group in control Years
Conservative 1965–1993
No overall control 1993–1997
Conservative 1997–present

Composition since 1965[edit]

1965



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1970



1973



1977




1981



1985



1989



1993



1997



2001



2005



2009



2013


Council elections[edit]

Results are not provided here for 1889-1965. Many results remain to be uploaded.

1965 Election[1]
Party Seats
Conservative 57
Labour 8
Residents Association/Independent 6
Liberal 1
1967 Election[2]
Party Seats
Conservative 64
Residents Association/Independent 5
Labour 3
Liberal 0
1970 Election[3]
Party Seats
Conservative 64
Labour 4
Residents Association/Independent 3
Liberal 1
1973 Election[4]
Party Seats
Conservative 46
Labour 12
Liberal 9
Residents Association/Independent 5
1977 Election
Party Seats
Conservative 68
Residents Association/Independent 3
Labour 2
Liberal 0

The number of electoral divisions on Surrey County Council was increased to 76, in time for the 1981 election.

1981 Election
Party Seats
Conservative 61
Labour 7
Residents Association/Independent 5
Liberal 3
1985 Election
Party Seats
Conservative 52
SDP-Liberal Alliance 12
Labour 7
Residents Association/Independent 5
1989 Election
Party Seats
Conservative 56
Social & Liberal Democrats 9
Labour 7
Residents Association/Independent 4
1993 Election
Party Seats
Conservative 34
Liberal Democrats 29
Labour 8
Residents Association/Independent 5
1997 Election[5]
Party Seats
Conservative 47
Liberal Democrats 17
Labour 6
Residents Association/Independent 6
2001 Election[6]
Party Seats
Conservative 51
Liberal Democrats 13
Labour 6
Residents Association/Independent 6

The number of electoral divisions on Surrey County Council was increased from 76 to 80, in time for the 2005 election.[7]

2005 Election[8]
Party Seats
Conservative 58
Liberal Democrats 12
Residents Association/Independent[9] 8
Labour 2

Surrey County Council election, 2009

2009 Election[10]
Party Seats
Conservative 56
Liberal Democrats 13
Residents Association/Independent 10
Labour 1

Surrey County Council election, 2013

The number of electoral divisions on Surrey County Council was increased from 80 to 81, in time for the 2013 election.

2013 Election[11]
Party Seats
Conservative 58
Liberal Democrats 9
Residents Association/Independent 9
UKIP 3
Labour 1
Green 1

By-election results[edit]

Dorking Rural By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,930 55.3 +4.7
Liberal Democrat 1,245 35.7 -1.8
Labour 312 8.9 -3.0
Majority 685 19.6
Turnout 3,487
Conservative hold Swing 3.2
Addlestone By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 2,428 59.1 +9.3
Labour 1,678 40.9 +7.6
Majority 750 18.2
Turnout 4,106 32.3
Conservative hold Swing 0.8
Waverley West By-Election 28 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,904 52.1 +8.9
Liberal Democrat 1,629 44.5 -6.1
Labour 123 3.4 -2.8
Majority 278 7.6
Turnout 3,659 31.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing 7.5
Epsom and Ewell By-Election 18 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 847 38.5 -31.5
Conservative 736 33.7 +33.7
Liberal Democrat 472 21.6 -8.1
Labour 129 5.9 +5.9
Majority 111 4.8
Turnout 2,184 18.9
Independent hold Swing -32.6
Stanwell By-Election 20 November 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 741 40.1 -9.9
Conservative 729 39.4 +3.8
Liberal Democrat 282 15.2 +6.5
Independent 98 5.3 -0.3
Majority 12 0.7
Turnout 1,850 22.5
Labour hold Swing -6.8
Woking West By-Election 4 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,672 57.2 +9.3
Conservative 1,022 34.9 +4.0
Labour 231 7.9 -13.3
Majority 650 22.3
Turnout 2,925 18.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 2.6
Godalming South Milford & Witley By-Election 15 September 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 2,042 49.4 +0.1
Liberal Democrat 1,974 47.8 +6.7
Labour 115 2.8 -6.7
Majority 68 1.6
Turnout 4,131 39.6
Conservative hold Swing -3.3
Ash By-Election 28 July 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marsha Moseley 1,547 63.3 +12.2
Liberal Democrat Denise Smith 898 36.7 +3.5
Majority 649 26.6
Turnout 2,445 27.7
Conservative hold Swing 4.3
Walton South & Oatlands By-Election 6 May 2010[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Samuels 5231 65.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Vicki Macleod 2802 34.9 9.3
Majority 2429 30.2
Turnout 8033 69.4 29.7
Conservative hold Swing -4.8
Worplesdon 15 July 2010[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Sutcliffe 1844 53.5 5.3
Liberal Democrat Paul Ronald Cragg 1286 37.3 2.4
Labour Martin Phillips 193 5.6 1.5
UKIP Mazhar Manzoor 78 2.3 -9.8
Peace John Hugh Morris 39 1.1 1.1
Majority 558 16.2
Turnout 3448
Conservative hold Swing 1.4
Shalford By-Election 5 May 2011[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon George Stanford Gimson 3602 66.1 8.4
Liberal Democrat Andrew Howard Barnes 1087 20.0 -2.4
Labour Michael Stanley Jeram 701 12.9 7.8
Majority 2515 46.2
Turnout 5446
Conservative hold Swing 5.4
Cranleigh and Ewhurst By-Election 5 May 2011[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Edward Young 2830
Independent Diane Martine James 1093
Liberal Democrat Richard Ernest Cole 933
Labour Lynda May Macdermott 532
Majority 1737
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
St Johns and Brookwood By-Election 19 May 2011[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Stephanie Kemeny 1342 48.8
Liberal Democrat Christina Judith Liddington 1058 38.5
Labour Audrey Janice Worgan 188 6.8
UKIP Duncan Clarke 155 5.6
Majority 284 10.3
Turnout 2749 28.9
Conservative hold Swing
Worplesdon By-Election 3 May 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Francis Witham 2022 53.3
Liberal Democrat Paul Ronald Cragg 1236 32.6
Labour Martin Phillips 517 13.6
Majority 786 20.7
Turnout 3794
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ see Surrey Advertiser 3 April 1965 edition
  2. ^ see Surrey Advertiser April 1967
  3. ^ see Surrey Advertiser 17 April 1970 edition
  4. ^ 1973 to 1993 results source - Local Elections in Britain A Statistical Digest, 2nd edition, edited by Colin Rallings & Michael Thrasher
  5. ^ pp7,8 RESEARCH PAPER 01/71 "The Local Elections of 7 June 2001" at http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_publications_and_archives/research_papers.cfm . See also http://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/5C2744D8-F982-4CCE-AC16-30B071EC1BB4/0/SurreyCountyCouncilElectionResults.pdf
  6. ^ p7 RESEARCH PAPER 01/71 "The Local Elections of 7 June 2001" at http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_publications_and_archives/research_papers.cfm . See also http://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/5C2744D8-F982-4CCE-AC16-30B071EC1BB4/0/SurreyCountyCouncilElectionResults.pdf
  7. ^ BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/england/4520703.stm
  8. ^ BBC News local election results: Surrey http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/locals/html/3883.stm
  9. ^ The 8 Resident Association/Independent councillors represent electoral divisions in Elmbridge and in Epsom & Ewell, or in an electoral division bordering on Epsom & Ewell. See http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/members/membook.nsf/webSelectMember?openform
  10. ^ Surrey County Council website election results 2009: http://www1.surreycc.gov.uk/election2009/default.aspx?2009-06-06T15:59:12#election
  11. ^ http://news.surreycc.gov.uk/2013/05/03/election-results-special/
  12. ^ http://www.surrey.gov.uk
  13. ^ See www.guildford.gov.uk
  14. ^ See www.guildford.gov.uk
  15. ^ See www.surreycc.gov.uk
  16. ^ See www.surreycc.gov.uk
  17. ^ See www.surreycc.gov.uk

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