Carlisle City Council elections

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Map showing the composition of Carlisle Council as of the 2015 election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, independents in grey and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

One third of Carlisle City Council in Cumbria, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 1999, 52 councillors have been elected from 22 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 1979
Labour 1979 - 1999
Conservative 1999 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - 2012
Labour 2012 - present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 1999 election which increased the number of seats by one, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.[3]

Year Labour Conservative Independent Liberal Democrats Vacant
1992[4] 30 18 1 2 0
1994[5] 27 20 1 3 0
1995[6] 30 17 1 3 0
1996[7] 33 14 1 3 0
1998[8] 33 14 1 3 0
1999[3] 16 28 2 6 0
2000[9] 14 30 2 6 0
2002[10] 18 27 2 5 0
2003[11] 22 24 1 5 0
2004[12] 24 20 1 7 0
2006[13] 24 19 1 8 0
2007[14] 25 19 1 7 0
2008[15] 21 21 1 7 2
2010[16] 23 22 2 5 0
2011[17] 24 22 2 4 0
2012[18] 27 20 2 2 1
2014[2] 29 19 2 2 0
2015[19] 29 20 2 1 0

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[20] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Trinity 17 October 1996 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Belle Vue 2 October 1997 Labour Labour
Stanwix Rural 2 October 1997 Conservative Conservative
Castle by-election 19 April 2001 Liberal Democrat Labour
Castle by-election 24 November 2005 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Upperby by-election (2 seats) 12 June 2008 Labour Labour
Belah by-election 5 March 2009 Conservative Conservative
Castle by-election 5 March 2009 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Stanwix Urban by-election 16 September 2010 Conservative Conservative
Harraby by-election 21 June 2012 Labour Labour
Yewdale by-election 5 September 2013 Labour Labour
Dalston by-election 17 October 2013 Conservative Liberal Democrat
Castle by-election 11 September 2014 Labour Labour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voting". Carlisle City Council. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Carlisle". BBC News Online. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Carlisle". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Local election results 1992". The Times. 9 May 1992. 
  5. ^ "Non Metropolitan Districts". The Times. 7 May 1994. 
  6. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. 
  7. ^ "Election Results Round-Up". The Times. 3 May 1996. 
  8. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. 
  9. ^ "Carlisle". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Carlisle". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Carlisle council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Local elections: Carlisle". BBC News Online. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Carlisle". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Election Results 2008". Carlisle City Council. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Carlisle". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Election results 2012: Non-Metro". The Guardian (NewsBank). 5 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Carlisle City Council Elections -2015". Carlisle City Council. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 28 November 2011. 

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