Wirral local elections

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One third of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in Merseyside, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 66 councillors have been elected from 22 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1975
Conservative 1975 - 1986
No overall control 1986 - 1991
Labour 1991 - 1992
No overall control 1992 - 1995
Labour 1995 - 2002
No overall control 2002 - 2012
Labour 2012 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Wallasey By-Election 13 March 1997[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Rennie 1,781 47.3
Labour Elizabeth McArdle 1,490 39.5
Liberal Democrat John Uriel 443 11.7
Green George Bowler 54 1.4
Majority 291 7.8
Turnout 3,768 32.2
Conservative hold Swing
Seacombe By-Election 22 June 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denis Knowles 1,454 55.4 -8.2
Liberal Democrat Jim Robinson 814 31.0 +5.0
Conservative Patricia Jones 331 12.6 +2.2
Green Perle Sheldricks 26 1.0 +1.0
Majority 640 24.4
Turnout 2,625 24.7
Labour hold Swing
Prenton By-Election 6 February 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Frank Doyle 1,764 63.3 +9.9
Conservative Ian McKellar 634 22.7 +0.9
Labour Gerard Allen 389 14.0 -10.8
Majority 1,130 40.6
Turnout 2,787 24.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Moreton West and Saughall Massie By-Election 26 November 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Williams 2,255 70.1 -1.0
Labour Andrew Hollingworth 615 19.1 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Steve Pitt 134 4.2 -1.6
Independent Alec McFadden 121 3.8 +3.8
Green Jim McGinley 92 2.9 -0.5
Majority 1,640 51.0 -3.8
Turnout 3,217
Conservative hold Swing
Leasowe and Moreton East By-Election 17 January 2013[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian LEWIS 1,620 50.47 +7.2
Labour Pauline Ann DANIELS 1,355 42.21 -8.8
UKIP Susan Jane WHITHAM 148 4.61 +1.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Mark HALLIGAN 31 1.0 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Daniel CLEIN 28 0.87 +0.87
Green Jim MCGINLEY 28 0.87 -1.3
Majority 265
Turnout 30.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Heswall By-Election 17 January 2013[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathryn Anne HODSON 1,254 58.8 -3.9
UKIP David Anthony SCOTT 460 21.6 +12.2
Labour Mike HOLLIDAY 289 13.6 -4.2
Green Barbara Florence BURTON 110 5.2 -0.8
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Greg NORTH 19
Majority 794
Turnout 19.7
Conservative hold Swing
Pensby and Thingwall By-Election 28 February 2013[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip BRIGHTMORE 1411 38.5 +5.7
Conservative Sheila Lesley CLARKE 868 23.7 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Damien William CUMMINS 834 22.7 -2.4
UKIP Jan DAVISON 426 11.6 +2.4
Green Allen John BURTON 74 2.0 -2.4
English Democrats Neil KENNY 53 1.4 +1.4
Majority 543
Turnout 35
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors, democracy and elections". Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Wirral". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Wirral council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Kate calls Labour foul on soccer". The Wirral Globe. 1997-03-26. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Labour hangs on to a tiny majority". The Wirral Globe. 2000-06-30. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Local Election". Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  7. ^ "Conservatives win Moreton by-election". The Wirral Globe. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  8. ^ "Election Result for Leasowe and Moreton East ward on 17 January 2013". Wirral MBC. January 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Election Result for Heswall ward on 17 January 2013". Wirral MBC. January 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Election Result for Pensby and Thingwall ward on 28 February 2013". Wirral MBC. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 

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