Alnwick District Council elections

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Alnwick was a non-metropolitan district in Northumberland, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Northumberland County Council.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973-1979
No overall control 1979-1991
Liberal Democrats 1991-1995
No overall control 1995-2009

Council elections[edit]

District result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Shilbottle By-Election 6 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 365 37.1
Conservative 324 32.9
Labour 296 30.0
Majority 41 4.2
Turnout 985 40.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Rothbury By-Election 31 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 775 81.9 +35.3
Conservative 171 18.1 +18.1
Majority 604 63.8
Turnout 946
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Embleton By-Election 25 April 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 220 58.5 -11.4
Independent 154 41.2 +41.2
Majority 66 17.3
Turnout 374 47.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Shilbottle By-Election 14 July 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ethel Mills 193 35.3 +3.1
Independent John Taylor 167 30.5 -14.0
Labour Mary Dixon 158 28.9 +5.6
Independent Eric Thomason 29 5.3 +5.3
Majority 26 4.8
Turnout 547 19.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Lesbury By-Election 6 April 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Styring 300 39.0 +16.1
Independent Judith Hill 225 29.3 -20.3
Conservative Peter McIlroy 168 21.8 -5.7
Independent Leslie Orange 76 9.9 +9.9
Majority 75 9.7
Turnout 566 51.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Amble West By-Election 26 October 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Hinson 237 56.3 +21.6
Independent Stanley Ireland 94 22.3 -19.7
Conservative David Rixon 90 21.4 +21.4
Majority 143 34.0
Turnout 421 26.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alnwick". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ The District of Alnwick (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  4. ^ "Alnwick". BBC Online. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Alnwick (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Shilbottle Ward By Election 14th July 2005". Alnwick District Council. Archived from the original on 7 November 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Lib Dems and Labour make byelection gains". guardian.co.uk. 7 April 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2011.