Bristol City Council elections

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Local Election Vote Share in Bristol since 2002
Political Make-up of Bristol City Council since 2002

Bristol is a unitary authority and ceremonial county in England. Until 1 April 1996 it was a non-metropolitan district in Avon. Since 2012 it has also had a directly elected mayor.

Political control[edit]

Directly elected mayor[edit]

Party in control Years
Independent 2012-2016
Labour 2016–present

City council[edit]

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

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1983
No overall control 1983-1986
Labour 1986-1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1995-2003
No overall control 2003-2009
Liberal Democrats 2009-2011
No overall control 2011-2016
Labour 2016–present

Current councillors[edit]

Party Councillors
Labour 37
Conservative 14
Green 11
Liberal Democrats 8
Ward Party Councillor
Ashley Green Jude English
Ashley Labour Mike Davies
Ashley Labour Carole Johnson
Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston Labour Donald Alexander
Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston Conservative Matt Melias
Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston Labour Jo Sargeant
Bedminster Labour Celia Phipps
Bedminster Labour Mark Bradshaw
Bishopston & Ashley Down Labour Tom Brook
Bishopston & Ashley Down Green Eleanor Combley
Bishopsworth Conservative Richard Eddy
Bishopsworth Conservative Kevin Quarterly
Brislington East Conservative Tony Carey
Brislington East Labour Mike Langley
Brislington West Labour Harriet Bradley
Brislington West Liberal Democrats Jos Clark
Bristol Central Labour Kye Dudd
Bristol Central Labour Paul Smith
Clifton Green Paula O'Rourke
Clifton Green Jerome Thomas
Clifton Down Green Carla Denyer
Clifton Down Green Clive Stevens
Cotham Green Cleo Lake
Cotham Liberal Democrats Anthony Negus
Easton Labour Ruth Pickersgill
Easton Labour Afzal Shah
Eastville Labour Mahmadur Khan
Eastville Labour Mhairi Threlfall
Filwood Labour Chris Jackson
Filwood Labour Jeff Lovell
Frome Vale Conservative Lesley Alexander
Frome Vale Labour Nicola Bowden-Jones
Hartcliffe & Withywood Labour Mark Brain
Hartcliffe & Withywood Labour Helen Legg
Hartcliffe & Withywood Labour Paul Goggin
Henbury & Brentry Conservative Chris Windows
Henbury & Brentry Conservative Mark Weston
Hengrove & Whitchurch Park Liberal Democrats Tim Kent
Hengrove & Whitchurch Park Liberal Democrats Harriet Clough
Hengrove & Whitchurch Park Labour Barry Clark
Hillfields Labour Craig Cheney
Hillfields Labour Anna Keen
Horfield Conservative Claire Hiscott
Horfield Labour Olly Mead
Hotwells & Harbourside Liberal Democrats Mark Wright
Knowle Liberal Democrats Chris Davies
Knowle Liberal Democrats Gary Hopkins
Lawrence Hill Labour Marg Hickman
Lawrence Hill Labour Hibaq Jama
Lockleaze Labour Gill Kirk
Lockleaze Labour Estella Tincknell
Redland Green Martin Fodor
Redland Green Fi Hance
Southmead Labour Brenda Massey
Southmead Labour Helen Teige
Southville Green Charlie Bolton
Southville Green Stephen Clarke
St George Central Labour Nicola Beech
St George Central Labour Steve Pearce
St George Troopers Hill Labour Fabian Breckels
St George West Labour Asher Craig
Stockwood Conservative Steve Jones
Stockwood Conservative Graham Morris
Stoke Bishop Conservative Peter Abraham
Stoke Bishop Conservative John Goulandris
Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze Liberal Democrats Clare Campion-Smith
Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze Conservative Geoff Gollop
Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze Conservative Liz Radford
Windmill Hill Labour Jon Wellington
Windmill Hill Labour Lucy Whittle

Mayoral elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Brislington West By-Election 17 June 1997[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Edna Norman 1,453 52.5 +11.6
Labour Jane Veronica Painter 1,002 36.2 -0.6
Conservative Robert Andrew Britton 310 11.2 -8.6
Green Mary Beryl Wood 47 1.7
Socialist Labour Paul Francis Williams 16 0.6
Majority 451 16.3
Turnout 2,765 32.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +6.1
Cabot By-Election 12 March 1998[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne White 1,035 59.4 +18.0
Labour Alison Claire Wilson 392 22.5 -12.6
Conservative Ashley Peter Fox 250 14.4 -1.0
Green Charles Nicholas Bolton 65 3.7 -4.5
Socialist Labour Kay Sandra Carter 59 3.4 +3.4
Majority 643 36.9
Turnout 1,801 17.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +15.3
Ashley By-Election 18 June 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Trevor Ernest Riddlestone 812 38.6 +24.6
Labour Raymond John Sefia 694 33.0 -29.9
Socialist Labour Bernard Joseph Kennedy 263 12.5 +12.5
Green David Mark Simpson 222 10.6 -4.6
Conservative Richard Jonathan Chambers 111 5.3 -2.7
Majority 118 5.6
Turnout 2,102 25.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +27.3
Lockleaze By-Election 10 February 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sean Emmett 1,288 52.4 +28.7
Labour Kathleen Rosalie Walker 888 36.1 -12.7
Conservative Lewis William Price 283 11.5 -9.8
Majority 400 16.3
Turnout 2,459 30.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +20.7
Southville By-Election 19 October 2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Josephine Hargreaves 1,415 43.7 -8.6
Liberal Democrat Jon Freeman 1,076 33.2 +17.0
Conservative Philip Arthur Cobbold 529 16.3 -0.8
Green Charles Nicholas Bolton 160 4.9 -7.1
Socialist Alliance Peter Henry Wearden 58 1.8 -0.6
Majority 339 10.5
Turnout 3,238 39.8
Labour hold Swing -12.8
Lawrence Hill By-Election 20 May 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sue O'Donnell 961 41.2 -5.1
Labour Diane Elizabeth Bunyan 879 37.7 +2.6
Conservative Seva Singh 148 6.4 +0.4
Bristolian Julien George Weston 127 5.5 -3.2
Green Michael Crawford 127 5.5 +1.6
UKIP Ilse Elisabeth Temple 88 3.8 +3.8
Majority 82 3.5
Turnout 2,330 28.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -3.9
St George West By-Election 9 October 2008[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tony Potter 924 34.0 +9.1
Labour Kevin Herniman 816 30.1 -8.1
Conservative Colin Bretherton 509 18.8 -18.1
Independent Angelo Agathangelou 257 9.5 +9.5
Green Nick Foster 116 4.3 +4.3
English Democrat Michael Blundell 93 3.4 +3.4
Majority 107 3.9
Turnout 2,720 32.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing 8.6
Southmead By-Election 8 September 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brenda Massey 1,109 45.5 +14.1
Conservative Ronda Brace 765 31.4 +12.5
Liberal Democrat Barry Cash 365 15.0 -17.1
Green Chris Millman 120 4.9 -1.3
English Democrat Stephen Wright 77 3.2 -8.3
Majority 344
Turnout 2,443 28.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 17 Jun 1997". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 12 Mar 1998". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 18 Jun 1998". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 10 Feb 2000". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 19 Oct 2000". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 20 May 2004". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 9 Oct 2008". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 

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