Easington District Council elections

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Easington 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] 56 0 0 4[b] 60
1976[3] 45 4 1 10[c] 60
1979[4] 33 8 0 10 51 New ward boundaries[5]
1983[6] 34 9[d] 0 8[e] 51
1987[7] 43 3[f] 0 5 51 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[8]
1991[9] 38 4 0 9[g] 51
1995[10] 44 3 0 4 51 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[11][12]
1999[13] 45 1 0 5 51
2003[14] 44 2 0 5 51 New ward boundaries[15]
2007[16] 47 2 0 2 51

By-election results[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Easington District Council.

Passfield By-Election 19 October 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Milsom 480 69.3 +26.8
Independent Edward Hall 213 30.7 -26.8
Majority 267 38.6
Turnout 693 15.2
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ Including one Independent Labour
  3. ^ Including five Independent Labour
  4. ^ 7 Liberal, 2 SDP
  5. ^ Including two Independent Labour
  6. ^ 3 Liberal, 0 SDP
  7. ^ Including four Independent Labour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Final poll result may lie with Independents". The Times. 8 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. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Easington (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  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 and Easington (Areas) Order 1985
  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. ^ "Easington". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Easington". Andrew Teale. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  15. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Easington (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Easington". BBC News. 5 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.