Swindon local elections

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One third of Swindon Unitary Council in Wiltshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 59 councillors have been elected from 22 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1996 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996–2000
No overall control 2000–2003
Conservative 2003 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2001[edit]

Central By-Election 15 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 548 46.3
Liberal Democrat 300 25.3
Conservative 224 18.9
Green 69 5.8
Socialist Labour 44 53.7.8
Majority 248 21.0
Turnout 1,185 20.7
Labour hold Swing
Park By-Election 21 August 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 715 66.0 -4.4
Conservative 297 27.4 +11.2
Liberal Democrat 72 6.6 -6.8
Majority 418 38.6
Turnout 1,084 15.2
Labour hold Swing

2001–2005[edit]

St Margaret By-Election 30 January 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Fisher 814 52.5 +5.3
Labour 409 26.4 -13.2
Liberal Democrat 258 16.6 +3.4
UKIP 69 4.5 +4.5
Majority 405 26.1
Turnout 1,550 20.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Central By-Election 22 January 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 513 37.9 +0.3
Liberal Democrat 359 26.5 -12.1
Conservative 229 16.9 -0.6
SA 119 8.8 +8.8
Green 71 5.2 +5.2
SOU 41 3.0 -3.2
UKIP 21 1.6 +1.6
Majority 154 11.4
Turnout 1,353 19.4
Labour hold Swing
Western By-Election 22 January 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 829 47.5 +4.2
Conservative 651 37.3 +11.3
Liberal Democrat 154 8.8 -13.5
UKIP 79 4.5 -3.9
Green 34 1.9 +1.9
Majority 178 10.2
Turnout 1,747 23.5
Labour hold Swing
Walcot By-Election 3 February 2005[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Mallinson 706 38.4 -3.4
Conservative 586 31.9 -1.8
Liberal Democrat 338 18.4 +1.2
Independent 106 5.8 +5.8
Green 60 3.3 -3.9
UKIP 43 2.3 +2.3
Majority 120 6.5
Turnout 1,839 35.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2009–2013[edit]

Moredon By-Election 4 November 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jenny Millin 887 47.5 +12.6
Conservative Toby Elliott 755 40.4 +1.0
UKIP William Oram 129 6.9 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Chris Ward 98 5.2 -13.3
Majority 132 7.1
Turnout 1,869 23.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Blunsdon and Highworth by-election 15 November 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Weisinger 1,453
Labour Phil Beaumont 1,075
UKIP John Lenton 195
Green Andrew Donald Day 111
Liberal Democrat Cath Smith 23
Majority 378
Turnout 32.6
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Want to be a Councillor?". Swindon Borough Council. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Swindon". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Swindon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Labour slips in the snow". London: guardian.co.uk. 31 January 2003. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Double defeat for Tories in the west of England". London: guardian.co.uk. 4 February 2005. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Labour takes seat from Tories in election". This is Wiltshire.co.uk. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Conservatives hold Blunsdon and Highworth ward in by election". swindonadvertiser.co.uk. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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