Woking local elections

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One third of Woking Borough Council in Surrey, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2000, 36 councillors have been elected from 17 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][3]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1986
No overall control 1986 - 1992
Conservative 1992 - 1994
No overall control 1994 - 1996
Liberal Democrats 1996 - 1998
No overall control 1998 - 2007
Conservative 2007 - 2009
No overall control 2009 - 2011
Conservative 2011 - present

Council elections[edit]

Woking Council election, 1998

Woking Council election, 1999

Woking Council election, 2000 (whole council elected after boundary changes increased the number of seats by 1)[4]

Woking Council election, 2002

Woking Council election, 2003

Woking Council election, 2004

Woking Council election, 2006

Woking Council election, 2007

Woking Council election, 2008

Woking Council election, 2010

Woking Council election, 2011

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Byfleet By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 927 60.6
Conservative 318 20.8
Labour 228 14.9
UKIP 58 3.8
Majority 609 39.8
Turnout 1,531
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Byfleet By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 626 52.2 +2.4
Conservative 357 29.8 +3.6
Labour 217 18.1 -5.9
Majority 269 22.4
Turnout 1,200 21.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Knaphill By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 652 34.5 +34.5
Conservative 545 28.9 -9.0
Liberal Democrat 442 23.4 -16.9
Labour 249 13.2 -8.6
Majority 107 5.6
Turnout 1,888 24.0
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Johns By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,426 56.3 -0.1
Liberal Democrat 942 37.2 +1.3
Labour 164 6.5 -1.3
Majority 484 19.1
Turnout 2,532 39.9
Conservative hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Byfleet By-Election 12 July 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beryl Marlow 809 53.6 +15.6
Liberal Democrat Anne Roberts 557 36.9 -14.8
Labour Raymond Holroyde 144 9.5 -0.8
Majority 252 16.7
Turnout 1,510 27.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Council". Woking Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  2. ^ Woodger, Beth (16 July 2009). "Tory councillor quits party in council debt protest". getsurrey. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Woking". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  5. ^ "Byfleet By-Election Results". Woking Borough Council. 2001-07-16. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 

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