Boston Borough Council elections

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Boston Borough Council in Lincolnshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 30 councillors are elected from 15 wards.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the councils in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 2007
Boston Bypass Independents 2007 - 2011
Conservatives 2011 - 2015
No overall control 2015 - present

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Swineshead By-Election 27 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 495 57.5
Independent 142 16.5
Liberal Democrat 118 13.7
Labour 106 12.3
Majority 353 41.0
Turnout 861
Independent hold Swing
Kirton By-Election 11 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 363 59.0
Labour 252 41.0
Majority 111 18.0
Turnout 615
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
West By-Election 2 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 580 66.8
Labour 288 33.2
Majority 292 33.6
Turnout 868
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Kirton By-Election 17 February 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 181 34.3
Liberal Democrat 158 30.0
Independent 141 26.8
Labour 47 8.9
Majority 23 4.3
Turnout 527 19.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Pilgrim By-Election 26 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 116 43.3
Labour 96 35.8
Liberal Democrat 33 12.3
Independent 23 8.6
Majority 20 7.5
Turnout 268 19.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
South By-Election 22 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 182 38.1
Labour 149 31.2
Liberal Democrat 147 30.8
Majority 33 6.9
Turnout 478 32.7
Conservative hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Staniland South By-Election 1 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 330 46.0
Conservative 251 35.0
Independent 137 19.1
Majority 79 11.0
Turnout 718 26.9
Labour hold Swing
Fishtoft By-Election 14 July 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Gall 316 33.1 +16.6
Liberal Democrat Robert Dodson 310 32.5 +0.9
Conservative Terence Taylor 254 26.6 -25.3
UKIP Don Ransome 75 7.8 +7.8
Majority 6 0.6
Turnout 955 20.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Kirton By-Election 2 February 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Rylatt 505 72.8 +30.5
Labour Catrina Holstead 104 15.0 -2.5
Independent John Fitzgerald 85 12.2 -28.0
Majority 401 57.8
Turnout 694 20.6
Conservative hold Swing
Old Leake & Wrangle By-Election 6 April 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Pickett 366 55.2 -12.8
UKIP Sue Ransome 115 17.3 +2.6
Labour Clive Marshall 99 14.9 +14.9
Liberal Democrat Paul Appleby 83 12.5 +12.5
Majority 251 37.9
Turnout 663 25.5
Conservative hold Swing
Fishtoft By-Election 6 July 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raymond Singleton-McGuire 495 44.7 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Chapman 428 38.7 -2.1
UKIP John Flynn 184 16.6 +16.6
Majority 67 6.0
Turnout 1,107 23.6
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Coastal By-Election 24 July 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raymond Singleton-McGuire 344 30.9 -1.6
Boston Bypass Independents David Durrant 306 27.5 -32.9
Liberal Democrat Ossy Snell 213 19.1 +19.1
BNP David Owens 119 10.7 +10.7
UKIP Felicity Ransome 88 7.9 +0.7
Labour Pam Imlah 44 3.9 +3.9
Majority 38 3.4
Turnout 1,114 37.3 -4.5
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Fenside By-Election 13 November 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP David Owens 279 42.6 +42.6
Boston Bypass Independents Carl Smith 141 21.5 -21.8
Conservative Paul Mould 119 18.2 -0.1
Labour Norman Hart 69 10.5 -13.2
UKIP Cyril Wakefield 24 3.7 -11.0
Liberal Democrat Gavin Carrington 23 3.5 +3.5
Majority 138 21.1
Turnout 655 22.1 -0.5
BNP gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Kirton By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Brotherton 490 42.2 +8.9
Boston Bypass Independents Carl Smith 243 20.9 -45.7
UKIP Sue Ransome 230 19.8 +19.8
Independent Frank Martin 122 13.1 +13.1
Labour Elizabeth Leonard 75 6.5 +6.5
Majority 247 21.3
Turnout 1,160 31.7 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Pilgrim By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Myles Larrington 110 32.4 -16.7
Labour Paul Kenny 76 22.4 +13.0
UKIP Felicity Ransome 59 17.4 +17.4
Boston Bypass Independents Trevor Page 53 15.6 -26.1
Liberal Democrat Mike Sheridan-Shinn 42 12.4 +12.4
Majority 34 10.0
Turnout 340 27.4 +0.3
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Frampton and Holme By-Election 18 October 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stuart Ashton 204 39.2 -17.8
Independent Maggie Peberdy 139 26.7 -2.2
Conservative Claire Rylott 126 24.2 +24.2
UKIP Sue Ransome 32 6.2 -7.9
Labour Mike Sheridan-Shinn 19 3.7 +3.7
Majority 65 12.5
Turnout 520 35.6 -13.2
Independent hold Swing
Staniland South By-Election 2 May 2013[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Bob Mcauley 376 44.4 +44.4
Labour Co-op Pam Kenny 202 23.8 -2.5
Independent Robert Lauberts 145 17.1 +17.1
Conservative Carl Richmond 124 14.6 -16.3
Majority 174 20.6
Turnout 847 29.9 -5.4
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Fenside By-Election 5 September 2013 [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright 162 39.4 +39.4
Conservative Dan Elkington 87 21.2 +21.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Taylor 87 21.2 +11.4
Labour Ben Cook 75 18.2 -8.0
Majority 75 18.2
Turnout 411 13.7 -11.2
UKIP gain from English Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  2. ^ The Borough of Boston (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  3. ^ "Boston". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Boston (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Boston electoral review". Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Boston (Electoral Changes) Order 2013. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Strong swing to Labour in local byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2005-07-15. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  8. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  11. ^ "By-Election Result". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  12. ^ "Fenside Ward Result - November 2008". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  13. ^ a b "Labour Party wiped off Boston's political map". Lincolnshire Echo. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  14. ^ "Frampton and Holme by-election result". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  15. ^ "Staniland South By-Election, Boston Borough Council". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  16. ^ "Fenside Ward - declaration of result of poll Thursday 5 September 2013". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 

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