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
No overall control 2016[2]
Labour 2016–present

Current councillors[edit]

Party Councillors
Labour 36
Conservative 14
Green 11
Liberal Democrats 8
Independent 1
Ward Party Councillor
Ashley Green Jude English
Labour Mike Davies
Labour Carole Johnson
Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston Labour Donald Alexander
Conservative Matt Melias
Labour Jo Sergeant
Bedminster Labour Celia Phipps
Labour Mark Bradshaw
Bishopston & Ashley Down Labour Tom Brook
Green Eleanor Combley
Bishopsworth Conservative Richard Eddy
Conservative Kevin Quarterly
Brislington East Independent Tony Carey[3]
Labour Mike Langley
Brislington West Labour Harriet Bradley
Liberal Democrats Jos Clark
Bristol Central Labour Kye Dudd
Labour Paul Smith
Clifton Green Paula O'Rourke
Green Jerome Thomas
Clifton Down Green Carla Denyer
Green Clive Stevens
Cotham Green Cleo Lake
Liberal Democrats Anthony Negus
Easton Labour Ruth Pickersgill
Labour Afzal Shah
Eastville Liberal Democrats Sultan Khan[4]
Labour Mhairi Threlfall
Filwood Labour Chris Jackson
Labour Jeff Lovell
Frome Vale Conservative Lesley Alexander
Labour Nicola Bowden-Jones
Hartcliffe & Withywood Labour Mark Brain
Labour Helen Holland
Labour Paul Goggin
Henbury & Brentry Conservative Chris Windows
Conservative Mark Weston
Hengrove & Whitchurch Park Liberal Democrats Tim Kent
Liberal Democrats Harriet Clough
Labour Barry Clark
Hillfields Labour Craig Cheney
Labour Anna Keen
Horfield Conservative Claire Hiscott
Labour Olly Mead
Hotwells & Harbourside Liberal Democrats Mark Wright
Knowle Liberal Democrats Chris Davies
Liberal Democrats Gary Hopkins
Lawrence Hill Labour Marg Hickman
Labour Hibaq Jama
Lockleaze Labour Gill Kirk
Labour Estella Tincknell
Redland Green Martin Fodor
Green Fi Hance
Southmead Labour Brenda Massey
Labour Helen Godwin
Southville Green Charlie Bolton
Green Stephen Clarke
St George Central Labour Nicola Beech
Labour Steve Pearce
St George Troopers Hill Labour Fabian Breckels
St George West Labour Asher Craig
Stockwood Conservative Steve Jones
Conservative Graham Morris
Stoke Bishop Conservative Peter Abraham
Conservative John Goulandris
Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze Conservative Steve Smith
Conservative Geoff Gollop
Conservative Liz Radford
Windmill Hill Labour Jon Wellington
Labour Lucy Whittle

Mayoral elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Brislington West By-Election 17 June 1997[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 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 Democrats gain from Labour Swing +6.1
Cabot By-Election 12 March 1998[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 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 Democrats hold Swing +15.3
Ashley By-Election 18 June 1998[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 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 Democrats gain from Labour Swing +27.3
Lockleaze By-Election 10 February 2000[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 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 Democrats gain from Labour Swing +20.7
Southville By-Election 19 October 2000[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Josephine Hargreaves 1,415 43.7 -8.6
Liberal Democrats 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[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 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 Democrats hold Swing -3.9
St George West By-Election 9 October 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 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 Democrats 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 Democrats 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 Democrats Swing
Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze By-Election 24 May 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen James Smith 2,900 42.3 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Graham Christopher Donald 2,704 39.5 +7.3
Labour Teresa Ann Stratford 891 13.0 -2.6
Green Ian Edward Moss 355 5.2 -7.6
Majority 196 2.8
Turnout 6,850 44.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Labour loses its majority on Bristol City Council after 'purge' of Corbyn supporters". The Independent. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ Elected as Conservative, listed as independent. "Councillor Tony Carey". democracy.bristol.gov.uk. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  4. ^ Elected as Labour, joined Liberal Democrats 29 August 2019. "Councillor Sultan Khan joins Lib Dem Team". Bristol Lib Dems. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 17 Jun 1997". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 12 Mar 1998". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 18 Jun 1998". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 10 Feb 2000". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 19 Oct 2000". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 20 May 2004". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 9 Oct 2008". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  12. ^ "Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze by-election". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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