Wolverhampton local elections

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One third of Wolverhampton City Council in the West Midlands, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Except 1973 when all councillors were up, and 2004 when boundary changes forced another all out. Since the 2004 boundary changes 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1978
No overall control 1978–1980
Labour 1980–1987
No overall control 1987–1988
Labour 1988–1992
No overall control 1992–1994
Labour 1994–2008
No overall control 2008–2011
Labour 2011 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1990–1999[edit]

Heath Town By-Election 17 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Greg Brackenridge 1,172 63.8
Liberal Democrat 437 23.8
Conservative Peter O'Connell 227 12.4
Majority 735 40.0
Turnout 1,836 22.8
Labour hold Swing
Ettingshall By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Smith 949 72.9 -5.1
Conservative Simon Jevon 223 17.1 +0.7
Liberal Democrat 130 10.0 +4.3
Majority 726 55.8
Turnout 1,302 16.1
Labour hold Swing
Merry Hill By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Hart 1,395 51.7 +3.6
Labour 1,003 37.2 -5.3
Liberal Democrat 298 11.1 +1.6
Majority 392 14.5
Turnout 2,696
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Fallings Park By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 941 46.9 -2.9
Conservative 841 41.9 +2.4
Liberal Democrat 225 11.2 +11.2
Majority 100 5.0
Turnout 2,007
Labour hold Swing

2000–2009[edit]

Tettenhall Regis By-Election 13 March 2003[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Yardley 1,279 62.5 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Ian Jenkins 431 21.0 +7.3
Labour Michael Stafford 338 16.5 -7.4
Majority 848 41.5
Turnout 2,048 22.5
Conservative hold Swing
Wednesfield North By-Election 23 October 2008[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Clarke 1,295 45.3 +0.1
Labour David Jones 1,072 37.5 +3.0
BNP Dennis Organ 337 11.8 -3.6
Liberal Democrat Ian Jenkins 156 5.5 +0.5
Majority 223 7.8
Turnout 2,860 31.7
Conservative hold Swing
Wednesfield South By-Election 23 October 2008[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Dobb 1,123 45.2 -16.1
Labour Mike Hardacre 867 34.9 +8.0
BNP David Bradnock 358 14.4 +14.4
Liberal Democrat John Steatham 134 5.4 -1.4
Majority 256 10.3
Turnout 2,482 28.5
Conservative hold Swing
Heath Town By-Election 5 February 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Milkinderpal Jaspal 621 49.1 +3.1
Conservative Madeleine Wilson 497 39.3 -14.8
Liberal Democrat Stephen Birch 147 11.6 +11.6
Majority 124 9.8
Turnout 1,265 17.2
Labour hold Swing
Ettingshall By-Election 26 March 2009[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Samuels 1,274 58.8 +0.3
Conservative Arun Photay 449 20.7 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Stephanie Kerrigan 366 16.9 -0.1
Independent Jaswinder Tinsa 77 3.6 +3.6
Majority 825 38.1
Turnout 2,166 25.2
Labour hold Swing

2010–2019[edit]

Bilston North By-Election 29 July 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Leach 1292
Conservative Marlene Berry 460
BNP Stewart Gardner 131
UKIP Barry Hodgson 55
Liberal Democrat Darren Friel 52
Majority 832
Turnout 1993 22.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Graiseley By-Election 15 September 2011[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqueline Sweetman 1527 64.7 +0.2
Conservative John Mellor 591 25.0 +8.5
Liberal Democrat Eileen Birch 177 7.5 +2.1
UKIP Don Cooper 65 2.8 +2.8
Majority 936 39.7
Turnout 2369 28.2
Labour hold Swing -4.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Political structure". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tettenhall Regis Ward By-Election Results – 13 March 2003". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Tories hold 'scandal' seats". Birmingham Mail. 24 October 2008. p. 3. 
  4. ^ a b "By Election Results – 23 October 2008". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Results – Heath Town by-election". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Results – Ettingshall by-election, March 26, 2009". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Bilston North by-election, July 29, 2010". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Graiseley by-election, September 15, 2011". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 

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