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[5] 2011[6] 2007[4] 2003[7] 1999[8] 1995[9]
Conservative Party 37 +8 29 -2 31 +5 26 +10 16 = 16
Liberal Democrats 15 -14 29 +3 26 -3 29 -1 30 +2 28
Labour Party 5 +1 4 -1 5 -1 6 -11 17 -4 21
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]

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
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
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
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
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 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

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. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Bath and North East Somerset (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Local Election – Thursday, 3rd May, 2007". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bath and North East Somerset Council (All Wards) - Thursday, 7th May, 2015". Bath and North East Somerset. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 5th May, 2011". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 1st May, 2003". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 6th May, 1999". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bath and North East Somerset Council results". Bath Chronicle. May 1995. 

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