Chester-le-Street District Council elections

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Chester-le-Street was a non-metropolitan district in County Durham, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Durham County Council.

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-2009

Council elections[edit]

Election Labour Liberal Democrat[a] Conservative Independent Total Notes
1973[2] 23 6 0 4 33
1976[3] 22 6 0 5 33
1979[4] 21 7 0 5 33 New ward boundaries[5]
1983[6] 23 4[b] 1 5 33
1987[7] 24 4[c] 1 4 33 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[8]
1991[9] 27 1 1 4 33
1995[10] 30 1 1 1 33 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[11][12][13]
1999[14] 30 1 1 1 33
2003[15] 29 0 1 4 34 New ward boundaries[16]
2007[17] 26 1 2 5 34

By-election results[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Chester-le-Street District Council.

Chester Central By-Election 1 August 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 188 54.0
Liberal Democrat 95 27.3
Conservative 65 18.6
Majority 93 26.7
Turnout 348 27.3
Labour hold Swing
Pelton By-Election 20 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 667 88.1
Liberal Democrat 90 11.9
Majority 577 76.2
Turnout 757 19.0
Labour hold Swing
Ouston By-Election 30 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 422 83.9
Conservative 81 16.1
Majority 341 67.8
Turnout 503 20.5
Labour hold Swing
Chester-le-Street West By-Election 5 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 60.3 -13.6
Conservative 454 33.9 +33.9
Independent 44 5.8 +5.8
Majority 199 26.4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Chester North By-Election 2 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,114 48.2 -10.0
Conservative 604 26.1 -15.7
Liberal Democrat 423 18.3 +18.3
BNP 170 7.4 +7.4
Majority 510 22.1
Turnout 2,311 60.4
Labour hold Swing
Edmondsley and Waldridge By-Election 16 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 628 42.2
Liberal Democrat 537 36.1
Conservative 324 21.8
Majority 91 6.1
Turnout 1,489 37.9
Labour hold Swing
Pelton Fell By-Election 10 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 310 87.0
Liberal Democrat 46 12.9
Majority 264 74.1
Turnout 356 33.6
Labour hold Swing
Pelton By-Election 15 June 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dorothy Rand 530 64.0 +23.8
Conservative Amanda Hall 139 16.8 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Philip Nathan 113 13.6 +13.6
Independent George Gardner 46 5.6 -35.6
Majority 391 47.2
Turnout 828 19.8
Labour hold Swing
Chester Central By-Election 27 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lawson Armstrong 324 59.4 -11.1
Conservative Nick Varley 89 16.3 -13.2
Liberal Democrat Sean Kilkenny 81 14.9 +14.9
BNP Andrew Gowland 51 9.4 +9.4
Majority 235 43.1
Turnout 545 25.7
Labour hold Swing

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ 4 Liberal, 0 SDP
  3. ^ 4 Liberal, 0 SDP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 loval government seats". The Times. 9 June 1973.
  3. ^ "Heavy Labour losses in district polls". The Times. 8 May 1976.
  4. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  5. ^ The District of Chester-le-Street (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  6. ^ "How votes were cast in local government elections". The Times. 7 May 1983. p. 4.
  7. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. 9 May 1987.
  8. ^ The Durham (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  9. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  10. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) (Variation) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  16. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Chester-le-Street (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.