Chester City Council elections

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Chester was a non-metropolitan district in Cheshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Cheshire West and Chester.

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
Conservative 1973-1986
No overall control 1986-2007
Conservative 2007-2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Vicars Cross By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Holding 1,466 42.5 -8.3
Labour Sara Barnsley 1,151 33.3 -0.3
Conservative Peter Moore-Dutton 834 24.2 +8.7
Majority 315 9.2
Turnout 3,451
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
College By-Election 26 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 664 74.9 +6.3
Conservative 120 13.5 -4.6
Independent 53 6.0 +6.0
Liberal Democrat 50 5.6 -2.5
Majority 544 61.4
Turnout 887 16.0
Labour hold Swing
Newton Brook By-Election 21 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Jordan? 572 55.1 +11.2
Conservative 401 38.6 -5.6
Labour 65 6.3 -5.6
Majority 171 16.5
Turnout 1,038 33.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
College By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,150 51.8 -2.8
Liberal Democrat 570 25.6 +6.0
Conservative 502 22.6 -3.2
Majority 580 26.2
Turnout 2,222
Labour hold Swing
Hoole Groves By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Black 886 41.4 +12.9
Liberal Democrat 811 37.9 -20.2
Conservative 406 19.1 +7.6
Independent 35 1.6 +0.7
Majority 75 3.5
Turnout 2,103
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Malpas By-Election 6 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Ebben 482 54.3 -19.5
Liberal Democrat 405 45.7 +31.4
Majority 77 8.6
Turnout 887 20.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Blacon Hall By-Election 1 August 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Tushingham 592 77.1 +2.3
Independent 119 15.5 +15.5
Liberal Democrat 57 7.4 +7.4
Majority 473 61.6
Turnout 768 13.8
Labour hold Swing
Blacon Hall By-Election 14 August 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Norman Stainthorp 714 66.2 +0.2
Conservative Charles Isaac 204 18.9 +5.8
Liberal Democrat 160 14.8 +8.2
Majority 510 47.3
Turnout 1,078 20.0
Labour hold Swing
Boughton By-Election 29 July 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Atkinson 427 44.9 -7.9
Conservative Mark Williams 377 39.6 +11.0
Liberal Democrat Joanne Crotty (?) 147 15.5 +4.5
Majority 50 5.3
Turnout 951 35.0
Labour hold Swing
Blacon Lodge By-Election 18 November 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ethel Price 505 62.9 +4.1
Conservative John Burke ? 243 30.3 +6.2
Liberal Democrat 55 6.8 -10.3
Majority 262 32.6
Turnout 803 21.5
Labour hold Swing
Hoole All Saints By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Barry Sullivan 765 51.2 -8.6
Labour 496 33.2 +10.9
Conservative 233 15.6 +7.0
Majority 269 18.0
Turnout 1,494 65.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Curzon & Westminster By-Election 27 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Max Drury 875 63.8 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Allan Stobie 258 18.8 +1.9
Labour Alexandra Tate 238 17.4 -0.8
Majority 617 45.0
Turnout 1,371 41.0
Conservative hold Swing
Newton St. Michaels By-Election 26 October 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Walmsley 518 41.9 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Molly Hale 497 40.2 +8.1
Labour Alex Black 197 15.9 -2.9
Green Diana Wilderspin-Jones 24 1.9 -5.2
Majority 21 1.7
Turnout 1,236 46.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The City of Chester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire (District Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Chester (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.

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