Aylesbury Vale District Council elections

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Map showing the composition of Aylesbury Vale District Council as of the last election in 2015. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, UK Independence Party in purple, Labour in red and Independents in grey.

Aylesbury Vale District Council in Buckinghamshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 59 councillors have been elected from 33 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
Independent 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976–1979
Conservative 1979–1991
No overall control 1991–1995
Liberal Democrats 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–2003
Conservative 2003–present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after each council election, click on the year for full details of each election.

Year Conservative Liberal Democrats (including predecessor parties) UK Independence Party Labour Independent Liberal (post 1989) Independent Conservative Residents Notes
1973[3] 11 0 0 12 31 0 0 0
1976[3] 29 2 0 9 16 0 1 1 New ward boundaries[4]
1979[3] 33 1 0 8 14 0 1 1
1983[3] 34 5 0 4 14 0 1 0
1987[3] 34 14 0 2 8 0 0 0
1991[3] 28 21 0 1 7 1 0 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[5][6]
1995[7] 12 33 0 5 8 0 0 0
1999[8] 24 26 0 1 7 0 0 0
2003[9] 30 25 0 0 4 0 0 0 New ward boundaries increased the number of seats by 1[9][10]
2007[11] 37 21 0 0 1 0 0 0 Some new ward boundaries[12][13]
2011[14] 37 16 3 2 1 0 0 0
2015[15] 43 9 4 2 1 0 0 0 New ward boundaries[16]

District result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[17] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Newton Longville 12 June 1997 Liberal Democrat Independent
Stone 11 September 1997 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Bedgrove 27 November 1997 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Meadowcroft 27 November 1997 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Haddenham 2 April 1998 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Gatehouse 25 June 1998 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Mandeville 16 July 1998 Labour Liberal Democrat
Oakley 1 October 1998 Conservative Conservative
Luffield Abbey 26 November 1998 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Wing 4 May 2000 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Mandeville 26 October 2000 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Bedgrove 13 December 2001 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Meadowcroft 27 June 2002 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Quarrendon 6 November 2003 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Winslow 25 March 2004 Conservative Conservative
Buckingham South 18 November 2004 Conservative Conservative
Stewkley 2 February 2006 Conservative Conservative
Gatehouse 27 July 2006 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Aylesbury Central 11 February 2010 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Luffield Abbey 11 February 2010 Conservative Conservative
Oakfield by-election 3 October 2013 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Gatehouse by-election 11 December 2014 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Southcourt by-election 11 December 2014 Labour Liberal Democrat
Grendon Underwood and Brill by-election 23 December 2015 Conservative Conservative
Elmhurst by-election 6 April 2017 UKIP Liberal Democrat

1995-1999[edit]

Newton Longville By-Election 12 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 388 54.2 +54.2
Liberal Democrat 236 33.0 -23.5
Labour 92 12.8 +12.8
Majority 152 21.2
Turnout 716 47.0
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Stone By-Election 11 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 492 55.8 +33.1
Liberal Democrat 273 30.1 -4.5
Labour 117 13.3 +4.1
Majority 219 25.7
Turnout 882 29.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Luffield Abbey By-Election 27 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 830 46.2 +13.2
Liberal Democrat 638 35.5 -10.5
Labour 160 8.9 -12.1
Majority 192 10.7
Turnout 1,628 31.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Meadowcroft By-Election 27 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 263 43.1 -11.3
Labour 193 31.6 +0.1
Conservative 154 25.2 +11.1
Majority 70 11.5
Turnout 610 12.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Haddenham By-Election 2 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 949 55.8 +2.7
Conservative 483 28.4 -2.8
Labour 161 9.5 -5.6
Independent 109 6.4 +6.4
Majority 466 27.4
Turnout 1,702 42.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Gatehouse By-Election 25 June 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 305 47.9 -1.1
Conservative 248 38.9 +22.7
Labour 83 13.0 -17.7
Majority 57 9.0
Turnout 636 24.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Mandeville By-Election 16 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 498 48.3 +6.5
Conservative 313 30.3 +17.4
Labour 221 21.4 -12.9
Majority 185 18.0
Turnout 1,032 17.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Oakley By-Election 1 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 412 52.9 +3.0
Liberal Democrat 212 27.2 +7.8
Labour 155 19.9 -10.8
Majority 200 25.7
Turnout 779 37.0
Conservative hold Swing
Luffield Abbey By-Election 26 November 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 211 44.3 -2.4
Liberal Democrat 208 43.7 -9.6
Labour 57 12.0 +12.0
Majority 150 0.6
Turnout 476 33.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Wing By-Election 3 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 480 50.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrat 471 49.5 -5.1
Majority 9 1.0
Turnout 951 44.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Mandeville By-Election 26 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 579 80.1 +27.4
Conservative 144 19.9 +0.5
Majority 435 60.2
Turnout 723 12.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bedgrove By-Election 13 December 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 760 49.2 +7.8
Liberal Democrat 703 45.5 -13.1
Labour 82 5.3 +5.3
Majority 57 3.7
Turnout 1,545 30.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Meadowcroft By-Election 27 June 2002[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 521 47.2 +2.8
Conservative 283 25.6 +10.8
Independent 172 15.5 +0.6
Labour 128 11.6 -14.3
Majority 238 21.6
Turnout 1,104 21.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Quarrendon By-Election 6 November 2003[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Maria Butler 382 47.5 -10.7
Conservative Wajid Kiani 248 30.8 +16.4
Aylesbury Resident's Action Party David Davies 129 16.0 -11.4
Labour Neal Bonham 46 5.7 +5.7
Majority 134 16.7
Turnout 805 21.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Winslow By-Election 25 March 2004[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 885 54.2 +12.9
Liberal Democrat Hannah Saul 577 35.4 +11.6
Independent 170 10.4 -24.5
Majority 308 18.8
Turnout 1,632 37.5
Conservative hold Swing
Buckingham South By-Election 18 November 2004[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Huw Lewis 328 38.8 -7.8
Labour Robin Stuchbury 285 33.7 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Charles Burke 198 23.4 +0.9
Independent Philipp Von Both 35 4.1 +4.1
Majority 43 5.1
Turnout 846 21.7
Conservative hold Swing
Stewkley By-Election 2 February 2006[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Janet Blake 557 63.4 -7.2
Liberal Democrat Llewellyn Monger 322 36.6 +36.6
Majority 235 26.8
Turnout 879 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Gatehouse By-Election 27 July 2006[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tuffail Hussain 559 56.3 +3.5
Conservative Jane Sale 343 34.6 +14.5
Residents Suzanna Copcutt 90 9.1 -0.2
Majority 216 21.7
Turnout 992 24.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Aylesbury Central By-Election 11 February 2010[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Graham Webster 354 50.6 -1.9
Conservative Mark Winn 213 30.5 -5.9
Labour Michael Beall 67 9.6 +9.6
UKIP Brian Adams 65 9.3 -1.9
Majority 141 20.1
Turnout 699 26.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Luffield Abbey By-Election 11 February 2010[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pearl Lewis 343 49.7 -30.7
UKIP John Russell 151 21.9 +21.9
Liberal Democrat Ian Metherell 133 19.3 +19.3
Independent Mark Benson 63 9.1 +9.1
Majority 192 27.8
Turnout 690 33.4
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

2015-present[edit]

Elmhurst by-election 6 April 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Morgan 785 63.5 +37.9
Labour Gary Andrew Paxton 151 12.2 -10.0
Conservative Ammer Raheel 147 11.9 -9.3
UKIP Philip Peter Gomm 111 9.0 -14.4
Green Nigel Antony Foster 43 3.5 -4.2
Majority 634 51.3
Turnout 1,244 27
Liberal Democrat gain from UKIP Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Aylesbury Vale (Electoral Changes) Order 2014". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Aylesbury Vale". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
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  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Aylesbury Vale (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
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  8. ^ "How the nations voted - Election". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48. 
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  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Aylesbury Vale (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Aylesbury Vale". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Aylesbury Vale (Parish Electoral Arrangements and Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Aylesbury Vale (Parish Electoral Arrangements and Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2009. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  14. ^ "District Election - Thursday 5th May 2011". Aylesbury Vale District Council. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "District Election - Thursday 7th May 2015". Aylesbury Vale District Council. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  16. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Aylesbury Vale (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  18. ^ "East Enders desert BNP". guardian.co.uk. 2002-06-28. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  19. ^ "Results of Quarrendon By-election". Aylesbury Vale District Council. Archived from the original on 2003-12-03. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  20. ^ "Close byelection victory for Tories". guardian.co.uk. 2004-03-26. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  21. ^ "Tories defend council majority". guardian.co.uk. 2004-11-19. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  22. ^ "Results of Town, District and County by-election for Buckingham South.". Aylesbury Vale District Council. Archived from the original on 2004-12-08. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  23. ^ "BNP gets second place in Derbyshire election". guardian.co.uk. 2006-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  24. ^ "Results of the Gatehouse Ward by-elections". Aylesbury Vale District Council. 2006-07-29. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  25. ^ "Aylesbury central by-election result". The Bucks Herald. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  26. ^ "Results of Luffield Abbey by-election". Buckingham Today. 2010-02-12. Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  27. ^ http://aylesburyvale.moderngov.co.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=99&RPID=638477

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