Cherwell District Council elections

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One third of Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 50 councillors have been elected from 28 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
No overall control 1995–1996
Labour 1996–1998
No overall control 1998–2000
Conservative 2000–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Gosford and Watereaton By-Election 28 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 170 32.0
Conservative 169 31.8
Independent 100 18.8
Labour 91 17.1
Majority 1 0.2
Turnout 530 50.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Kidlington South East By-Election 22 January 1998[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maurice Billington 455 38.4 -1.1
Labour John Stansby 450 38.0 -7.8
Liberal Democrat John Wyse 280 23.6 +8.9
Majority 5 0.4
Turnout 1,185 27.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hardwick By-Election 23 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 382 51.9 +24.3
Labour 306 41.6 -22.0
Liberal Democrat 48 6.5 -2.4
Majority 76 10.3
Turnout 736
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Heyford By-Election 17 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 290 36.3 -24.2
Independent 263 32.8 +32.8
Conservative 247 30.9 -8.6
Majority 27 3.5
Turnout 800 47.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Calthorpe By-Election 27 September 2001[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 422 58.4 -2.1
Labour 183 25.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrat 117 16.2 +3.5
Majority 239 33.1
Turnout 722 14.0
Conservative hold Swing
Yarnton, Gorsford and Water Eaton By-Election 17 March 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Gibbard 784 59.8 +12.6
Liberal Democrat Suzanne Wilson-Higgins 423 32.3 -11.1
Labour Catherine Arakelian 103 7.9 -1.5
Majority 361 27.5
Turnout 1,310 31.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Kirtlington By-Election 31 July 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Holland unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013[edit]

Kidlington North By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Douglas Williamson 828 49.2 -1.0
Conservative Trevor Elford 690 41.0 +2.2
Labour Andrew Hornsby-Smith 165 9.8 -1.2
Majority 138 8.2
Turnout 1,683 40.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors, democracy and elections". Cherwell District Council. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  2. ^ "Cherwell". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  3. ^ The District of Cherwell (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  4. ^ The Cherwell and West Oxfordshire (Areas) Order 1985
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Oxfordshire (District Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Cherwell". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Cherwell (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cherwell (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 20 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Labour loses control of council". Oxford Mail. 1998-01-23. Retrieved 2009-10-19.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Lib Dem boost in byelection". guardian.co.uk. 2001-09-28. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  12. ^ "District Council By-Election". Cherwell District Council. 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-08-03.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Kidlington by election result - 4 June 2009". Cherwell District Council. Retrieved 2009-10-19.

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