Blackpool Borough Council elections

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Blackpool is a unitary authority in Lancashire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitian district.

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]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973-1987
No overall control 1987-1991
Labour 1991-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2007
Conservative 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2000[edit]

Marton By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 963 48.1 +0.3
Labour 878 43.8 -8.4
Liberal Democrat 162 8.1 +8.1
Majority 85 4.3
Turnout 2,003
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Waterloo By-Election 23 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 532 36.8 -1.7
Liberal Democrat 468 32.4 +8.3
Labour 447 30.9 -6.6
Majority 64 4.4
Turnout 1,447 30.8
Conservative hold Swing
Ingthorpe By-Election 21 January 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 914 63.2 +1.5
Conservative 533 36.8 -1.5
Majority 381 26.4
Turnout 1,447 26
Labour hold Swing

2000–2003[edit]

Waterloo By-Election 7 June 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carol Radcliffe 859 33.1 +1.7
Conservative John Herdman 833 32.1 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Ian Coleman 696 26.8 -0.3
Independent Ann Edwards 208 8.0 +8.0
Majority 26 1.0
Turnout 2,596
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Brunswick By-Election 13 September 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Cresswell 515 53.5 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Steven Bate 255 26.5 +26.5
Conservative Andrew Stansfield 135 14.0 -23.0
First Alliance Kenneht Coups 38 3.9 +3.9
Independent Charles Thomas 20 2.1 +2.1
Majority 260 27.0
Turnout 963 20
Labour hold Swing

2007–2011[edit]

Park By-Election 26 June 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Collins 977 55.2 +28.1
Labour Roy Fisher 448 25.3 -8.1
BNP Les Joy 218 12.3 -4.8
Liberal Democrat Susan Close 97 5.5 -8.5
UKIP Colin Porter 30 1.7 -6.7
Majority 529 29.9
Turnout 1,770
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Stanley By-Election 20 August 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jean Kenrick 648 32.8 -28.2
Labour John Jones 602 30.5 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Michael Hodkinson 332 16.8 +3.6
UKIP Colin Porter 203 10.3 +10.3
BNP Les Joy 192 9.7 +9.7
Majority 46 2.3
Turnout 1,977 36.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Blackpool". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blackpool (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blackpool (Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blackpool (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Councillors – Information". Blackpool Council. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Labour win Waterloo by-election". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 11 June 2001. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Marriage councillors". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 21 September 2001. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Tory triumph in Blackpool's Park Ward". Blackpool Gazette. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "Tories win tough fight for Stanley". Blackpool Gazette. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 

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