United Kingdom local elections, 1995

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The 1995 United Kingdom local elections took place on 4 May 1995. The Conservative Party lost over 2,000 councillors in the election, while the Labour Party won 48% of the vote, a record high for the party in local elections.[1]

The elections were the first to be contested under Labour's new leadership of Tony Blair, who had been elected the previous year following the sudden death of his predecessor John Smith.

This was also the first election of 22 Welsh and 14 English unitary authorities, creating shadow authorities which ran in parallel with existing councils until taking power in April 1996, except for the new Isle of Wight Council which took power immediately.[2]

Individual council results[edit]


  1. ^ White, Michael (1995-05-05). "Tories buried in a landslide More than 2,000 seats lost as Labour reaps record poll and Lib-Dems surge". The Guardian. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Rob Clements (10 May 1995). "The local elections of 4 May 1995". House of Commons Library. Research Paper 95/59. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 

Preceded by
United Kingdom local elections, 1994
United Kingdom local elections Succeeded by
United Kingdom local elections, 1996