Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council elections

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

The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed now has its own town council, unlike the former borough councillors, the town councillors do not represent political parties.

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]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973-1983
No overall control 1983-1999
Liberal Democrats 1999-2003
No overall control 2003-2009

Council elections[edit]

Mayoral referendum[edit]

A referendum was held on 21 February 2002 on whether to have a directly elected mayor. The proposal was decisively rejected.

Support 3,617 26%

Oppose 10,212 74%

Turnout 64%

By-election results[edit]

Seton By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 340 57.9
Labour 154 26.2
Conservative 93 15.8
Majority 186 31.7
Turnout 587 39.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Bamburgh By-Election 6 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 278 73.5
Liberal Democrat 100 26.5
Majority 178 47.0
Turnout 378 52.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
North Sunderland By-Election 6 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 337 44.5 +44.5
Independent 319 42.1 -9.2
Liberal Democrat 102 13.5 +13.5
Majority 18 2.4
Turnout 758 49.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Spittal By-Election 15 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 332 51.6 -2.9
Independent 203 31.6 -2.3
Conservative 65 10.1 +10.1
Labour 43 6.7 -4.9
Majority 129 20.0
Turnout 643 26.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Belford By-Election 1 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 196 53.7 +32.7
Independent 169 46.3 +12.2
Majority 27 7.4
Turnout 365 41.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Shielfield By-Election 16 December 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Thorburn 111 52.6 +52.6
Liberal Democrat Douglas Hunter 100 47.4 +47.4
Majority 11 5.2
Turnout 211 31.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Spittal By-Election 16 December 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David Stewart 206 61.7 +61.7
Liberal Democrat Thomas Wakenshaw 128 38.3 +38.3
Majority 78 23.4
Turnout 334 15.0
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed (Parish Electoral Arrangements and Electoral Changes) Order 2008. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.