Telford and Wrekin local elections

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Telford and Wrekin Council (prior to 1998 'The Wrekin Council') is elected every four years.

The Wrekin Council was a second-tier district in the non-metropolitan county of Shropshire, England. The new unitary authority (since 1998) is now the principal local authority of the borough of Telford and Wrekin. The borough is entirely parished and elections to the town and parish councils also take place every four years.

Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 54 councillors are elected from 33 wards.[1] Boundary changes will affect the next election to the council, in 2015, with 54 councillors to be elected from 30 wards.[2]

Political control[edit]

Since 1997 political control of the authority has been held by the following parties:

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2006
No overall control 2006–2008
Conservative 2008–2011
Labour 2011 – Present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-elections for individual seats can occur during a council's four-year term, for instance when a councillor dies or resigns his seat.

1997–2000[edit]

College By-Election 21 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 370 52.0 +16.0
Labour 342 48.0 +0.2
Majority 28 4.0
Turnout 712 31.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.9

2000–2003[edit]

Malinslee and Langley By-Election 7 December 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 443 56.4
Conservative 176 22.4
Liberal Democrat 167 21.2
Majority 267 34.0
Turnout 786 13.4
Labour hold Swing
Dawley Magna By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,826 49.6 +16.2
Conservative 1,083 29.4 -11.9
Liberal Democrat 597 16.2 +16.2
Socialist Alliance 178 4.8 +4.8
Majority 743 20.2
Turnout 3,684
Labour hold Swing +14.4
Malinslee and Langley By-Election 25 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 421 53.4
Liberal Democrat 257 32.6
UKIP 77 9.8
Socialist Alliance 34 4.3
Majority 164 20.8
Turnout 789 13.5
Labour hold Swing
Wombridge By-Election 25 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 257 47.8 -17.6
Conservative 158 29.4 -5.2
UKIP 80 14.9 +14.9
Liberal Democrat 43 8.0 +8.0
Majority 99 18.4
Turnout 538 12.4
Labour hold Swing -6.2
Donnington By-Election 14 February 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 462 63.1 +4.2
Conservative 243 33.2 -7.9
Liberal Democrat 27 3.7 +3.7
Majority 219 29.9
Turnout 732 20.6
Labour hold Swing +6.1

2003–2007[edit]

The Nedge By-Election 31 July 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 763 32.3 -7.0
Independent 701 29.7 -2.9
Conservative 666 28.2 +0.1
Independent 174 7.4 +7.4
Independent 57 2.4 +2.4
Majority 62 2.6
Turnout 2,361 36.0
Labour hold Swing +2.1
Ketley and Oakengates By-Election 18 September 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,225 42.1 +12.9
Labour 1,183 40.6 -4.3
Independent 350 12.0 +12.0
Independent 153 5.3 +5.3
Majority 42 1.5
Turnout 2,911 43.3
Conservative hold Swing +8.6
Haygate By-Election 12 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rosemary Chaplin 374 33.8 -16.3
Labour Frank Burns 342 30.9 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Sean Blackhurst 173 15.6 +15.6
Independent Roger Aveley 152 13.7 -3.0
Independent Barry Olliver 65 5.9 +5.9
Majority 32 2.9
Turnout 1,106 54.1
Conservative hold Swing -7.0
Newport North By-Election 12 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Ashley 500 40.0 +7.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Unwin 441 35.3 -32.6
Independent Susan Harris-Cohen 158 12.7 +12.7
Labour James Roberts 150 12.0 +12.0
Majority 59 4.7
Turnout 1,249 56.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +20.3
Madeley By-Election 22 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Jones 421 29.1 -10.5
Independent John Birtwhistle 387 26.7 -8.2
Conservative Pamela Wilkie 311 21.5 -4.0
BNP Brian Coleman 188 13.0 +13.0
Liberal Democrat Patricia King 105 7.2 +7.2
UKIP Raymond Knight 36 2.5 +2.5
Majority 34 2.4
Turnout 1,448 35.1
Labour hold Swing +1.2
Dawley Magna By-Election 7 December 2006[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Telford and Wrekin Peoples Association Adrian Williams 649 41.3 +41.3
Labour Santokho Sekham 476 30.3 -24.9
Conservative Harvey Unwin 446 28.4 -3.4
Majority 173 11.0
Turnout 1,571 22.5
Independent gain from Labour Swing +33.1

2007–2011[edit]

Brookside By-Election 8 November 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Dixon 593 52.0 +21.7
Labour Liz Swift 362 31.7 +3.2
Independent Sudhir Patel 114 10.0 -1.5
Independent John Franklyn 72 6.3 +6.3
Majority 231 20.3
Turnout 1,141 22.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.3
Horsehay and Lightmoor By-Election 13 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive Mollett 358 45.6 +6.8
Labour Steve Harrington 172 21.9 +1.6
Telford and Wrekin People's Association John Higginson 145 18.5 +18.5
Independent Alan Hussey 110 14.0 -26.9
Majority 186 23.7
Turnout 785 33.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing +2.6
Wrockwardine By-Election 13 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Kiernan 918 67.3 +15.3
Liberal Democrat Patricia Fairclough 306 22.4 +22.4
Labour Thomas Bolger 141 10.3 -5.9
Majority 612 44.9
Turnout 1,365 32.7
Conservative hold Swing -3.6
Muxton By-Election 24 July 2008[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Dugmore 795 61.9 +2.4
Labour Philip Norton 341 26.6 +1.0
Independent Graham Williamson 100 7.8 +7.8
UKIP Raymond Knight 48 3.7 -11.2
Majority 454 35.3
Turnout 1,284 27.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
College By-Election 11 February 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Chaplin 252 29.3 -5.5
Independent Patrick McCarthy 237 27.6
Labour Michael Ion 219 25.5 +25.5
Independent Nusrat Janjua 127 14.8
Telford and Wrekin People's Association Richard Choudhary 24 2.8
Majority 15 1.7
Turnout 859 39.7
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
The Nedge By-Election 11 February 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harvey Unwin 760 42.5 +18.6
Labour Shaun Davies 688 38.5 +15.4
UKIP Ray Knight 237 13.3 -0.6
BNP Terence Gould 103 5.8 +5.8
Majority 72 4.0
Turnout 1,788 27.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +1.6

2011–2015[edit]

Dawley Magna By-Election 14 February 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Pinter 957 53.9 +11.6
Conservative Alan Scott 379 21.4 -8.1
UKIP Ryan Laing 312 17.6 +17.6
Independent Angela Jordan 126 7.1 +7.1
Majority 578 32.5
Turnout 1,774 24.5
Labour hold Swing +9.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral services". Telford & Wrekin Council. Retrieved 2 September 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b LGBCE Telford and Wrekin review (2014)
  3. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "By-election win for parking group". BBC Online. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Telford & Wrekin Council. Retrieved 30 July 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b "By election results". Telford & Wrekin Council. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010. [dead link]

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