Blyth Valley Borough Council elections

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

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
Labour 1973-1976
No overall control 1976-1979
Labour 1979-1987
SDP–Liberal Alliance 1987-1988
Social and Liberal Democrats 1988-1989
Liberal Democrats 1989-1991
Labour 1991-2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Plessey By-Election 16 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 503 46.3
Labour 450 41.3
Liberal Democrat 98 9.0
Conservative 36 3.3
Majority 53 5.0
Turnout 1,087
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Newsham & New Delaval By-Election 19 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 396 52.5 -7.6
Liberal Democrat 333 44.2 +8.7
Conservative 25 3.3 -1.1
Majority 63 8.3
Turnout 754 20.7
Labour hold Swing
Cramlington East By-Election 23 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 438 70.2 -15.0
Liberal Democrat 96 15.4 +0.6
Independent 55 8.8 +8.8
Conservative 35 5.6 +5.6
Majority 342 54.8
Turnout 624 18.8
Labour hold Swing
Parkside By-Election 16 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 350 35.2 -13.7
Conservative 339 34.2 +23.2
Labour 303 30.5 -10.4
Majority 11 1.0
Turnout 992 16.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cowpen By-Election 13 April 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 285 55.4 -18.3
Liberal Democrat 190 37.0 +10.7
Conservative 39 7.6 +7.6
Majority 95 18.4
Turnout 514 14.7
Labour hold Swing
Croft By-Election 27 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 317 54.3 +32.5
Labour 242 41.4 -26.2
Conservative 25 4.3 -6.3
Majority 75 12.9
Turnout 584 16.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Plessey By-Election 27 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 319 45.8 +8.5
Independent 301 43.2 -19.5
Liberal Democrat 60 8.6 +8.6
Conservative 16 2.3 +2.3
Majority 18 2.6
Turnout 696 17.3
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Cramlington East By-Election 25 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 431 75.0 +1.6
Independent 70 12.2 +12.2
Liberal Democrat 42 7.3 -19.3
Conservative 32 5.6 +5.6
Majority 361 62.8
Turnout 575 13.5
Labour hold Swing
Cowpen By-Election 23 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Grant Davey 764 69.0 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Peter Hampton 226 20.4 -11.7
Conservative Patricia Holt 118 10.6 +10.6
Majority 538 48.6
Turnout 1,108 32.5
Labour hold Swing
Cramlington Village By-Election 23 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Barrie Crowther 702 44.2 +13.7
Labour Ian Ayres 622 39.2 -3.2
Conservative Brian Pickering 263 16.6 -10.6
Majority 80 5.0
Turnout 1,587 41.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Cramlington North By-Election 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Pickering 929 63.7 +30.3
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Wilkin 342 23.4 +10.6
Labour Trevor Ambrose 188 12.9 -1.2
Majority 587 40.3
Turnout 1,459 34.9
Conservative hold Swing
Hartley By-Election 26 October 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 413 39.0 -9.1
Liberal Democrat Anita Romer 361 34.1 +16.5
Conservative 285 26.9 -7.3
Majority 52 4.9
Turnout 1,059 27.2
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Borough of Blyth Valley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blyth Valley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1988. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Northumberland and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blyth Valley (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.