East Riding of Yorkshire Council elections

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The East Riding of Yorkshire is a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was created on 1 April 1996 replacing East Yorkshire, East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley, Holderness, part of Boothferry and Humberside County Council.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is fully elected every four years.

The council consists of 67 councillors who are elected from 26 wards. Each ward elects one, two or three councillors.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1995–2007
Conservative 2007–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995–1999[edit]

Pocklington Provincial By-Election 10 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 945 28.9
Conservative 901 27.5
Liberal Democrat 768 23.5
Labour 657 20.1
Majority 44 1.4
Turnout 3,271
Independent hold Swing
Howden By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 672 46.3 +40.9
Conservative 525 36.1 +10.0
Independent 157 10.8 -25.3
Labour 99 6.8 -25.6
Majority 147 10.2
Turnout 1,453 43.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Boothferry West By-Election 9 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 1,036 48.0 +39.4
Labour 617 28.6 -24.0
Independent Labour 315 14.6 -14.5
Conservative 175 8.1 -1.3
Independent 15 0.7 +0.7
Majority 419 19.4
Turnout 2,158 32.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Dale By-Election 16 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 2,085 47.5 +9.6
Liberal Democrat 2,081 47.4 -5.2
Labour 227 5.1 -4.4
Majority 4 0.1
Turnout 4,393 42.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

1999–2003[edit]

Howden By-Election 27 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jon Neal 853 60.2 -3.9
Conservative 450 31.8 +7.9
UKIP 114 8.0 +8.0
Majority 403 28.4
Turnout 1,417 41.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Goole By-Election 6 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 1,542 61.4 +24.4
Labour 670 26.7 -12.9
Conservative 172 6.9 -5.6
Independent 118 4.7 +4.7
Independent 8 0.3 +0.3
Majority 872 34.7
Turnout 2,510 31.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Beverley Rural By-Election 18 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,515 46.5 -7.1
Liberal Democrat 1,318 40.4 +14.3
Labour 426 13.1 +0.0
Majority 197 6.1
Turnout 3,259 33.1
Conservative hold Swing

2003–2007[edit]

Hessle By-Election 19 June 2003 (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 2,108
Liberal Democrat 2,043
Liberal Democrat 2,029
Conservative 472
Conservative 472
Conservative 452
Labour 343
Labour 318
Labour 298
UKIP 255
Turnout 8,535 26.5
Howden By-Election 8 December 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Preston 644 48.7 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Ingrid Ridley 621 47.0 -6.5
Labour John Frost 57 4.3 +0.2
Majority 23 1.7
Turnout 1,322 36.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2011–2015[edit]

South East Holderness By-Election 3 May 2012[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kevan Hough 1,187 37.3
Labour Jed Lee 1,011 31.8
Independent John Windas 971 30.5
Majority 176 5.5
Turnout 3,182 26.9
Conservative hold Swing


Howdenshire By-Election 2 May 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Victoria Aitken 1,573 43.6%
UKIP Clive Waddington 1,260 34.9%
Labour Mike Whitley 563 15.6%
Liberal Democrat Alan Luckraf 212 5.9%
Majority 313 8.7%
Turnout 3,608 30.0
Conservative hold Swing
Mid Holderness By-Election 2 May 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Holtby 1,353 38.9%
UKIP Gary Shores 1,269 36.5%
Labour Co-op George McManus 852 24.5%
Majority 84 2.4%
Turnout 3,474 30.7
Conservative hold Swing
Bridlington Central and Old Town by-election 27 November 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Malcolm Andrew Milns 401 30.63% +30.63%
Conservative John Copsey 352 26.9% +0.8%
Independent Liam Nicholas Dealtry 217 16.6%
Independent Terry Dixon 214 16.3%
Independent Neil Tate 116 8.9%
Majority 49 3.7% +2.4%
Turnout 1,309 15.2%
UKIP gain from Social Democratic Swing
Howdenshire by-election 27 November 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel William Wilkinson 1,020 46% +2.4%
UKIP Clive Peter Waddington 891 40.2% +5.1%
Labour Danny Marten 298 13.4% -2.2%
Majority 129 5.8% -2.9%
Turnout 2,218 18.28%
Conservative hold Swing
Willerby and Kirk Ella by-election 27 November 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mick Burchill 1,522 55.5% +9.3%
UKIP Robert Leonard Skinner 699 25.5%
Labour Daniel Palmer 515 18.8% +2.7%
Majority 823 30% +16.6%
Turnout 2,742 24.8%
Conservative hold Swing

2015–2019[edit]

Pocklington Provincial by-election 7 April 2015[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Andy Strangeway 1,032 37.9%
Conservative Paul David West 980 36% -3.6%
Labour Lucie Maddalena Spadone 490 18% +1.3%
UKIP Neil Thomas Tate 215 7.9%
Majority 52 1.9%
Turnout 2,724 21.2%
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
East Wolds and Coastal by-election 5 May 2016[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Lisseter 1,885 52.7%
Labour Tom Lee 860 24%
UKIP Peter James Watts 835 23.3%
Majority 1,025 28.6%
Turnout 3,580
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Political Structures". East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "East Riding of Yorkshire". BBC News Online. BBC. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of East Riding (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of East Riding (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Declaration of result of Poll for South East Holderness Ward" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "East Riding by-elections: Conservatives hold two seats". BBC News. BBC. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "East Riding Council – By-election results". HU12 Online. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Independent wins by-election". Pocklington Post. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "East Wolds and Coastal Ward By-Election - 5 May 2016" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 

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