Bath and North East Somerset Council elections

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Bath and North East Somerset is a unitary authority in Somerset, England. It was created on 1 April 1996 replacing Bath, Wansdyke and Avon County Council.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1995-2015
Conservative 2015–present

Council elections[edit]

The number of councillors by party was:

Party 2015[6] 2011[7] 2007[5] 2003[8] 1999[9] 1995[3][10]
Conservative Party 37 +8 29 -2 31 +5 26 +10 16 = 16
Liberal Democrats 15 -14 29 +3 26 -3 29 -1 30 +3 27
Labour Party 5 +1 4 -1 5 -1 6 -11 17 -5 22
Labour Co-op 1 = 1 +1 0 = 0 = 0
Independent Labour 0 -2 2 +2
Green 2 +2 0 = 0 = 0 = 0 = 0
Independent 3 +1 2 = 2 -2 4 +4 0 = 0
No party, just Peasedown 2 +2
No party 0 -1 1 +1
Control: Conservative NOC
(Con/LD
Joint 1st)
NOC
(Con 1st)
NOC
(LD 1st)
NOC
(LD 1st)
NOC
(LD 1st)

By-election results[edit]

Kingsmead By-Election 5 July 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Geraldine Craig 545 41.1
Labour Sharon Louise Gillings 326 24.6
Conservative Thomas Peter Hobson 282 21.3
Green Eric Paul Lucas 172 13.0
Majority 219 16.5
Turnout 1,325
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Newbridge By-Election 4 May 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michelle O'Doherty 828 36.8
Conservative Robert Hawking 783 34.8
Green Richard Daniel 209 9.3
Independent Lorraine Morgan-Brinkhurst 242 10.1
Labour Pam Richards 174 7.7
Majority 45 2.0
Turnout 2,236
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Walcot by-Election 6 April 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Samuel 750 48.6 +11.2
Green Tim Stoneman 343 22.2 +0.4
Conservative Brian Webber 339 22.0 -0.5
Labour Amber Weston 111 7.2 -7.4
Majority 407 26.4
Turnout 1,548
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bathavon North by-election 22 May 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terry Gazzard 1047 37.6 +0.4
Liberal Democrat Dorian Baker 712 25.6 -6.8
Labour George Aylett 353 12.7 -2.8
Green Justin Temblett-Wood 353 12.7 -2.3
UKIP Hugo Jenks 316 11.4 +11.4
Majority 335
Turnout 2,781 46.9
Conservative hold Swing


Lansdown By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 667 56.1 -1.2
Liberal Democrat 417 35.1 +3.2
Green 62 5.2 +5.2
Labour 42 3.5 -7.2
Majority 250 21.0
Turnout 1,188 31.6
Conservative hold Swing
Walcot By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 478 36.9 -1.9
Conservative 386 29.8 +4.4
Labour 276 21.3 +0.0
Green 116 9.0 +9.0
Other 39 3.0 +3.0
Majority 92 7.1
Turnout 1,295 29.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bathavon North By-Election 12 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 993 50.5 -2.9
Liberal Democrat 699 35.6 +6.5
Labour 273 13.9 -3.7
Majority 294 14.9
Turnout 1,965 34.5
Conservative hold Swing
Lansdown By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 777 52.1 -5.2
Liberal Democrat 517 34.7 +2.8
Labour 101 6.8 -3.9
Green 96 6.4 +6.4
Majority 260 17.4
Turnout 1,491 39.9
Conservative hold Swing
Weston By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 867 45.4 -5.5
Conservative 841 44.1 +17.8
Labour 151 7.9 -8.9
Green 27 1.4 -4.5
Council Tenants against sell off 22 1.2 +1.2
Majority 26 1.3
Turnout 1,908 46.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Abbey By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 643 45.0 -0.5
Conservative 561 39.2 +6.1
Labour 166 11.6 -6.7
Green 60 4.2 +4.2
Majority 82 5.8
Turnout 1,430 31.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Clements (10 May 1995). "The local elections of 4 May 1995". House of Commons Library. Research Paper 95/59. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Colin Rallings, Michael Thrasher (2011). Bath & North East Somerset Council Election Results 1995-2011 (PDF). The Elections Centre, Plymouth University (Report). Bath and North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Bath and North East Somerset (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Local Election – Thursday, 3rd May, 2007". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Bath and North East Somerset Council (All Wards) - Thursday, 7th May, 2015". Bath and North East Somerset. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 5th May, 2011". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 1st May, 2003". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 6th May, 1999". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Bath and North East Somerset Council results". Bath Chronicle. May 1995.
  11. ^ "Election of Councillors for the Kingsmead Ward - Declaration of Result of Poll" (PDF). Bath and North East Somerset Council. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  12. ^ http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/sitedocuments/Your-Council/Elections/2017-04-06_full_results_notice.pdf

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