Wakefield Metropolitan District Council elections

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One third of City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in West Yorkshire, England is elected each year for 3 years, followed by one year without an election. 63 councillors are elected with 3 from each of the 21 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-2001[edit]

Wakefield Central By-Election 18 June 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Richardson 988 49.3 -22.8
Conservative 661 33.0 +15.4
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 356 17.8 +7.4
Majority 327 16.3
Turnout 2,005 17.9
Labour hold Swing
Pontefract South By-Election 7 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 833 55.0 +2.7
Conservative 511 37.7 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Douglas Dale 171 11.3 -1.0
Majority 322 17.3
Turnout 1,515 14.1
Labour hold Swing

2001-2009[edit]

Pontefract South By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 3,013 51.8 +3.2
Conservative 2,004 34.5 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 797 13.7 +2.1
Majority 1,009 17.3
Turnout 5,814 54.6
Labour hold Swing
Horbury By-Election 4 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 848 42.7 +10.3
Conservative 605 30.4 -14.6
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 405 20.4 -2.2
Independent 69 3.5 +3.5
Independent 60 3.0 +3.0
Majority 243 12.3
Turnout 1,987 16.5
Labour hold Swing
Horbury and South Ossett By-Election 21 April 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Watts 1,156 38.2 +9.4
Conservative Glenn Armitage 1,110 36.6 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 764 25.2 +4.4
Majority 46 1.6
Turnout 3,030 26.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2009-2017[edit]

Airedale and Ferry Fryston By-Election 21 January 2010[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Les Shaw 1,330 49.9 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Kirby 603 22.6 +8.3
BNP Stephen Rogerson 353 13.3 -7.7
Conservative Carl Milner 275 10.3 -7.7
Independent Jason Smart 102 3.8 +3.8
Majority 727 27.3
Turnout 2,663 23.4
Labour hold Swing
Horbury and South Ossett By-Election 7 July 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Holmes 1,776 51.4 +2.2%
Conservative Richard Wakefield 1061 30.7 -10.5%
UKIP David Dews 232 6.7 +6.7%
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 200 5.8 -3.7%
Independent Norman Tate 93 2.7 +2.7
Independent Mark Harrop 88 2.5 +2.5
Majority 715 20.7
Turnout 3, 454 28.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Castleford and Glasshoughton By-Election 21 February 2013[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Forster 1,567 76.7
UKIP Nathan Garbutt 349 17.1
Conservative Anne-Marie Glover 95 4.6
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 33 1.6
Majority 1218 60.0
Turnout 2,044 16.9
Labour hold Swing
Horbury and South Ossett By-Election 28 November 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rory Bickerton 1,061 40.3 -0.2%
UKIP Graham Jesty 856 32.5 +22.5
Conservative Angela Howell 504 19.1 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 212 8.1 -0.2
Majority 205 7.8
Turnout 2, 633 20.77
Labour hold Swing

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