Cheshire West and Chester Council elections

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Cheshire West and Chester Council elections are held every four years. Cheshire West and Chester Council is the local authority for the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester in Cheshire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2019, 70 councillors have been elected from 45 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Cheshire West and Chester was created on 1 April 2009 replacing Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal and Cheshire County Council. The first election to the new council was held in 2008, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 2009. Political control of the council since 2009 has been held by the following parties:[2][3][4][5]

Party in control Years
Conservative 2009–2015
Labour 2005–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Leadership[edit]

The leaders of the council since 2009 have been:[6]

Councillor Party From To
Mike Jones Conservative 1 Apr 2009 21 May 2015
Samantha Dixon Labour 21 May 2015 21 May 2019
Louise Gittins Labour 21 May 2019

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

2011[edit]

Ellesmere Port Town by-election, 20 October 2011[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynn Clare 686 -
Conservative Graham Pritchard 102
Socialist Labour Kenny Spain 65
UKIP Andrew Roberts 64
Liberal Democrats Hilary Chrusciezl 41
Majority 584
Turnout 15.3
Labour hold Swing

2014[edit]

Boughton by-election, 10 July 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martyn Delaney 614 44.8 -7.3%
Conservative Kate Vaughan 469 34.2 -6.2%
UKIP Charles Dodman 131 9.6 +9.6%
Green John McNamara 86 6.3 +6.3%
Liberal Democrats Mark Gant 70 5.1 -2.4%
Majority 145 10.6
Turnout 1,370
Labour hold Swing
Winnington and Castle by-election, 10 July 2014[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sam Naylor 525 39.5
Conservative Jim Sinar 418 31.4
UKIP Amos Wright 307 23.1
Liberal Democrats Alice Chapman 80 6.0
Majority 107 8.0
Turnout 1,330
Labour hold Swing

2017[edit]

Blacon by-election, 20 April 2017[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Powell 1,556 59.1 0%
Conservative Jack Jackson 574 21.8 +4%
Independent Steve Ingram 434 16.5 +16.5%
Liberal Democrats Lizzie Jewkes 70 2.7 +2.7%
Majority 982 37.3
Turnout 2,634 25.4 -35.8%
Labour hold Swing

2018[edit]

Ellesmere Port Town by-election, 3 May 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edwardson, Mike 1,447
Conservative Griffiths, Robert Douglas 239
Green Roberts, Matthew Joseph 60
Majority
Turnout 24.51
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Cheshire West and Chester (Electoral Changes) Order 2018", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2018/741, retrieved 4 September 2022
  2. ^ "Compositions calculator". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Cheshire West & Chester Council Elections 2019". The Standard. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Cheshire West and Chester". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Council minutes". Cheshire West and Chester Council. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  7. ^ "The Cheshire West and Chester (Electoral Changes) Order 2011", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2011/4, retrieved 4 September 2022
  8. ^ "Ellesmere Port Town Ward". www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Cheshire West and Chester Council. Archived from the original on 23 October 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Boughton, 2014". www.englishelections.org.uk. Kristofer Keane. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Boughton, 2014". www.englishelections.org.uk. Kristofer Keane. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  11. ^ "By-election - Blacon Ward". www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Cheshire West and Chester Council. Archived from the original on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Ellesmere Port Town Ward by-election". www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Cheshire West and Chester Council. Archived from the original on 10 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.