West Wiltshire local elections

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West Wiltshire District Council came into being as a result of local government reorganisation in 1972 and came to an end as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, when it was merged into a new unitary authority for the whole of Wiltshire. Elections to the council were held every four years, with the last in 2007.

Political control[edit]

No overall control 1973 - 1979

Conservative 1979 - 1991

Liberal Democrat 1991 - 2003

No overall control 2003 - 2007

Conservative 2007 - 2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Adcroft By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 198 41.3
Liberal Democrat 144 30.1
Conservative 137 28.6
Majority 54 11.2
Turnout 479
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
College By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeffrey Bryan Osborn 325 35.4
Conservative 284 30.9
Liberal Democrat 246 26.8
Independent 63 6.9
Majority 41 4.5
Turnout 918
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Adcroft By-Election 11 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Debra Hawken 151 29.8 -6.0
Labour 112 22.1 -8.7
Independent Anthony Jay 110 21.7 +4.5
Conservative 79 15.6 -0.7
Independent 54 10.7 +10.7
Majority 39 7.7
Turnout 506 20.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Drynham By-Election 12 November 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Marcus Francis 334 44.1 +16.9
Conservative 182 24.0 -6.3
Independent Frederick Anthony Durrant 113 14.9 +0.9
Labour 84 11.1 -17.5
Green 45 5.9 +5.9
Majority 152 20.1
Turnout 758 18.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Blackmore Forest By-Election 14 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Milton 337 53.7 +15.6
Liberal Democrat 290 46.3 +8.0
Majority 47 7.4
Turnout 627 17.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Westbury and Storridge By-Election 17 October 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Raymond Pearce 694 36.3 -1.9
Conservative Russell Mark Jonathan Hawker 659 34.4 +10.1
Labour Michael Sutton 561 29.3 +7.4
Majority 35 1.9
Turnout 1,914 22.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Melksham North By-Election 15 July 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vic Oakman 373 44.7 +13.3
Conservative Kenneth Williams 237 28.4 +28.4
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Paton 224 26.9 -30.1
Majority 136 16.3
Turnout 834 19.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Trowbridge College By-Election 15 July 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sarah Content 416 52.7 +5.1
Conservative Peter Fuller 283 35.8 +1.8
Green Timothy Unsworth 52 6.6 -4.0
Independent Liam Silcocks 39 4.9 -2.7
Majority 133 16.9
Turnout 790 20.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Warminster East By-Election 20 April 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Lovell 777 44.3 +23.6
Conservative William Parks 736 42.0 -14.6
Independent Michael Turner 121 6.9 -3.7
Independent May Law 120 6.8 +6.8
Majority 41 2.3
Turnout 1,754 28.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing


Warminster West By-Election 2 November 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philippa Ridout 572
Liberal Democrat Roger John Coveney 448
Independent Michael Turner 332
Majority 124
Turnout 1,342 21.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Trowbridge Central By-Election 10 July 2008[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Halik 452 55.3 +21.9
Liberal Democrat John Knight 366 44.7 +3.8
Majority 86 10.6
Turnout 818 18.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byelection results". West Wiltshire District Council. Archived from the original on 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 

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