Congleton Borough Council elections

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

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
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1982
No overall control 1982–1983
Conservative 1983–1986
No overall control 1986–1991
Liberal Democrats 1991–1992
No overall control 1992–1994
Liberal Democrats 1994–2002
No overall control 2002–2003
Conservative 2003–2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Congleton North By-Election 10 August 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Atkin 303 50.9 +9.6
Liberal Democrat 156 26.2 -24.9
Conservative 136 22.9 +15.3
Majority 147 24.7
Turnout 595 21.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Congleton North West By-Election 10 August 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sue Appleton 275 37.2 +11.3
Liberal Democrat 251 34.0 -8.3
Labour 213 28.8 -3.0
Majority 24 3.2
Turnout 739 24.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Congleton North By-Election 26 August 2004 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 191
Conservative 174
Labour 142
Labour 133
Liberal Democrat Simon Davey 111
Liberal Democrat Paul Jones 108
Turnout 859 15.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Congleton West By-Election 28 October 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 491 53.7 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Simon Davey 275 30.1 +6.2
Labour 148 16.2 -4.8
Majority 261 23.6
Turnout 914 20.5
Conservative hold Swing
Alsager Central By-Election 17 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Julian Burgess 532 56.1 -14.2
Conservative Warwick Till 365 38.5 +8.8
Labour William Howell 52 5.5 +5.5
Majority 167 17.6
Turnout 949 34.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Congleton North West By-Election 24 November 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Davey 341 54.8 +54.8
Conservative Matthew Carey 191 30.7 -13.3
Labour Lisa Bossons 90 14.5 -9.2
Majority 150 24.1
Turnout 622 21.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Sandbach West By-Election 18 October 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stella Furlong 445 45.1 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Patrick Darnes 382 38.7 -3.1
Labour Keith Haines 160 16.2 -0.5
Majority 63 6.4
Turnout 987 19.2
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Congleton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hereford and Worcester and Staffordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hereford and Worcester and Staffordshire (County Boundaries) (Variation) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Congleton (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.

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