Darlington Borough Council elections

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Darlington is a unitary authority in County Durham, England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district.

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]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1979
Labour 1979-1987
No overall control 1987-1991
Labour 1991-1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Park East By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,844 74.0 -7.4
Conservative 648 26.0 +7.4
Majority 1,196 48.0
Turnout 2,492
Labour hold Swing
Haughton East By-Election 22 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 836 72.6
Conservative 315 27.4
Majority 521 45.2
Turnout 1,151
Labour hold Swing
North Road By-Election 13 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 471 53.6 -4.4
Labour 326 37.1 -4.9
Conservative 81 9.2 +9.2
Majority 145 16.5
Turnout 878
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cockerton East By-Election 21 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 365 38.3 -24.8
Conservative 331 34.7 +11.3
Liberal Democrat 245 19.5 +19.5
BNP 44 4.6 +4.6
Independent 28 2.9 -10.5
Majority 34 3.6
Turnout 1,013
Labour hold Swing
North Road By-Election 19 August 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Frederick Lawton 789 48.5 +3.6
Labour Jenny Chapman 571 35.1 -3.0
Conservative Ian Galletley 119 7.3 -2.5
BNP Nigel Nevison 87 5.3 -1.9
UKIP Edward Davies 61 3.7 +3.7
Majority 218 13.4
Turnout 1,627 38.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hurworth By-Election 8 September 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Swainston 527 42.2 +42.2
Conservative George Lawman 379 30.4 -48.0
Independent Julie Jones 297 23.8 +23.8
Labour Amanda McEwan 45 3.6 -7.2
Majority 148 2.2
Turnout 1,248 44.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
College By-Election 2 March 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Galletley 624 47.6 -9.7
Liberal Democrat Garry Hinton 511 39.0 +17.8
Labour Elaine Hope 175 13.4 -8.1
Majority 113 8.6
Turnout 1,310 42.8
Conservative hold Swing
North Road By-Election 13 November 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne-Marie Curry 561 50.8 -4.1
Labour John Vasey 262 23.7 +0.0
Conservative George Jenkinson 115 10.4 -1.0
BNP John Hoodless 106 9.6 -0.3
Independent Stephen Jones 60 5.4 +5.4
Majority 299 27.1
Turnout 1,104 24.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cockerton West By-Election 8 July 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jan Cossins 388 45.1 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Brian Jefferson 347 40.3 +19.4
Conservative David Davies 84 9.8 -14.8
BNP Paul Thompson 41 4.8 -8.6
Majority 41 4.8
Turnout 860 29.3
Labour hold Swing
Harrowgate Hill By-Election 12 April 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gillian Cartwright 694 43.8 +3.2
Labour Helen Crumbie 607 38.3 -21.1
Liberal Democrat Hilary Allen 142 9.0 +9.0
UKIP Daniel Phillip Fairclough 95 6.0 +6.0
England First Paul Thompson 47 3.0 +3.0
Majority 87 5.5
Turnout 1,585 33.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hurworth By-Election 12 April 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Swainson 474 43.7 -12.9
Conservative Christopher Brownbridge 436 40.2 +7.9
Labour Stephen Rose 144 13.3 +2.1
UKIP David Davies 31 2.9 +2.9
Majority 38 3.5
Turnout 1,085 36.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Lascelles By-Election 11 April 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Crumbie 426 63.4 -5.0
Liberal Democrat Howard Jones 129 19.2 +19.2
Conservative Lewis Cairns 117 17.4 -14.2
Majority 297 44.2
Turnout 672 22.6
Labour hold Swing
Mowden By-Election 22 May 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pauline Culley 647 40.7 -28.1
Labour Jackie Saint 614 38.6 +7.5
UKIP Charlotte Bull 235 14.8 +14.8
Liberal Democrat Hilary Allen 93 5.9 +5.9
Majority 33 2.1
Turnout 1,589 51.8
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ The Darlington and Sedgefield (Areas) Order 1976
  3. ^ The Borough of Darlington (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and North Yorkshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Darlington (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Darlington (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Local and Parish elections". Darlington Borough Council. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 

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