United Kingdom local elections, 1999

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United Kingdom local elections, 1999
United Kingdom
1998 ←
6 May 1999
→ 2000

  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Tony Blair.JPG William Hague 2010.jpg
Leader Tony Blair William Hague Paddy Ashdown
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 21 July 1994 19 June 1997 16 July 1988
Percentage 36 34 24
Councils 137 61 20
Councils +/- Decrease32 Increase48 Decrease11
Councillors 4,802 3,751 2,607
Councillors +/- Decrease1,161 Increase1,344 Decrease75

Local elections took place in much of the United Kingdom on 6 May 1999. All Scottish and Welsh unitary authorities had all their seats elected. In England a third of the seats on each of the Metropolitan Boroughs were elected along with elections in many of the unitary authorities and district councils. There were no local elections in Northern Ireland.

The elections saw Labour, now in their second year of government, suffer a setback as the opposition Conservatives gained ground.

The results[edit]

Party Councils Councillors
Gain Loss Change Total Gain Loss Change Total
Labour 3 35 –32 137 89 1,239 –1,150 4,802
Conservative 48 0 +48 61 1,391 43 +1,348 3,766
Liberal Democrat 7 18 -11 20 383 473 -90 2,609
SNP 0 2 -2 1 41 24 +17 208
Plaid Cymru 2 0 +2 3 89 7 +81 205
Independent 2 5 -3 18 174 299 -125 1,551
Other 0 0 0 0 66 145 –79 191
No overall control 40 42 -2 122

Metropolitan boroughs[edit]

All 36 English Metropolitan borough councils had one third of their seats up for election.

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Barnsley Labour Labour Details
Birmingham Labour Labour Details
Bolton Labour Labour Details
Bradford Labour Labour Details
Bury Labour Labour Details
Calderdale NOC NOC Details
Coventry Labour Labour Details
Doncaster Labour Labour Details
Dudley Labour Labour Details
Gateshead Labour Labour Details
Kirklees Labour NOC Details
Knowsley Labour Labour Details
Leeds Labour Labour Details
Liverpool Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Details
Manchester Labour Labour Details
Newcastle upon Tyne Labour Labour Details
North Tyneside Labour Labour Details
Oldham Labour Labour Details
Rochdale Labour Labour Details
Rotherham Labour Labour Details
Salford Labour Labour Details
Sandwell Labour Labour Details
Sefton NOC NOC Details
Sheffield Labour Liberal Democrat Details
Solihull NOC NOC Details
South Tyneside Labour Labour Details
St Helens Labour Labour Details
Stockport NOC Liberal Democrat Details
Sunderland Labour Labour Details
Tameside Labour Labour Details
Trafford Labour Labour Details
Wakefield Labour Labour Details
Walsall NOC Labour Details
Wigan Labour Labour Details
Wirral Labour Labour Details
Wolverhampton Labour Labour Details

Unitary authorities[edit]

Whole council[edit]

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Bath and North East Somerset NOC NOC Details
Brighton and Hove Labour Labour Details
Bristol Labour Labour Details
Bournemouth NOC NOC Details
Darlington Labour Labour Details
East Riding of Yorkshire NOC NOC Details
Leicester Labour Labour Details
Luton Labour Labour Details
Middlesbrough Labour Labour Details
Milton Keynes Labour Labour Details
North East Lincolnshire Labour Labour Details
North Lincolnshire Labour Labour Details
North Somerset NOC Conservative Details
Poole Liberal Democrat NOC Details
Redcar and Cleveland Labour Labour Details
Rutland NOC NOC Details
South Gloucestershire NOC Liberal Democrat Details
Stockton-on-Tees Labour Labour Details

One third of council[edit]

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Blackburn with Darwen Labour Labour Details
Derby Labour Labour Details
Halton Labour Labour Details
Hartlepool Labour Labour Details
Kingston upon Hull Labour Labour Details
Peterborough NOC NOC Details
Portsmouth Labour Labour Details
Reading Labour Labour Details
Slough Labour Labour Details
Southampton Labour Labour Details
Southend-on-Sea NOC NOC Details
Stoke-on-Trent Labour Labour Details
Swindon Labour Labour Details
Thurrock Labour Labour Details
Warrington Labour Labour Details
Wokingham Conservative Conservative Details
York Labour Labour Details

Other Council results[edit]

Adur Council election, 1999

Allerdale Council election, 1999

Alnwick Council election, 1999

Amber Valley Council election, 1999

Arun Council election, 1999

Ashfield Council election, 1999

Ashford Council election, 1999

Aylesbury Vale Council election, 1999

Babergh Council election, 1999

Barrow-in-Furness Council election, 1999

Basildon Council election, 1999

Basingstoke and Deane Council election, 1999

Bolsover District Council election, 1999

Brentwood Council election, 1999

Bromsgrove Council election, 1999

Burnley Council election, 1999

Carlisle Council election, 1999

Cheltenham Council election, 1999

Cherwell Council election, 1999

Chorley Council election, 1999

Colchester Borough Council election, 1999

Copeland Council election, 1999

Craven Council election, 1999

Crawley Council election, 1999

Dacorum Council election, 1999

Daventry Council election, 1999

Derbyshire Dales Council election, 1999

East Dorset District Council election, 1999

East Hampshire Council election, 1999

Eastbourne Council election, 1999

Eastleigh Council election, 1999

Ellesmere Port and Neston Council election, 1999

Epping Forest Council election, 1999

Fareham Council election, 1999

Fenland Council election, 1999

Fylde Council election, 1999

Gedling Council election, 1999

Gosport Council election, 1999

Gravesham Council election, 1999

Great Yarmouth Council election, 1999

Harlow Council election, 1999

Harrogate Council election, 1999

Hart Council election, 1999

Hastings Council election, 1999

Havant Borough Council election, 1999

Hertsmere Council election, 1999

Hinckley and Bosworth Council election, 1999

High Peak Council election, 1999

Huntingdonshire District Council election, 1999

Hyndburn Council election, 1999

Ipswich Council election, 1999

Kettering Council election, 1999

Lincoln Council election, 1999

Lichfield Council election, 1999

Maidstone Council election, 1999

Mid Sussex Council election, 1999

Mole Valley Council election, 1999

New Forest Council election, 1999

Newcastle-under-Lyme Council election, 1999

Northampton Council election, 1999

North Devon Council election, 1999

North Lanarkshire Council election, 1999

Oxford Council election, 1999

Pendle Council election, 1999

Penwith Council election, 1999

Preston Council election, 1999

Purbeck Council election, 1999

Redditch Council election, 1999

Restormel Council election, 1999

Rochford Council election, 1999

Rossendale Council election, 1999

Rother District Council election, 1999

Rugby Council election, 1999

Runnymede Council election, 1999

Rushmoor Council election, 1999

Ryedale Council election, 1999

St Albans Council election, 1999

Scarborough Council election, 1999

Sedgefield Council election, 1999

Sedgemoor Council election, 1999

South Lakeland Council election, 1999

South Oxfordshire Council election, 1999

South Ribble Council election, 1999

Stevenage Council election, 1999

Stratford-on-Avon Council election, 1999

Stroud Council election, 1999

Swindon Council election, 1999

Tamworth Council election, 1999

Tandridge Council election, 1999

The Highland Council election, 1999

Three Rivers Council election, 1999

Tonbridge and Malling Council election, 1999

Torridge District Council election, 1999

Tunbridge Wells Council election, 1999

Tynedale Council election, 1999

Vale of White Horse Council election, 1999

Watford Council election, 1999

Waveney Council election, 1999

Wealden Council election, 1999

Welwyn Hatfield Council election, 1999

West Devon Council election, 1999

West Lancashire Council election, 1999

West Lindsey Council election, 1999

West Somerset Council election, 1999

West Wiltshire Council election, 1999

Weymouth and Portland Council election, 1999

Winchester Council election, 1999

Woking Council election, 1999

Worcester Council election, 1999

Worthing Council election, 1999

Wyre Forest Council election, 1999

See also[edit]