Forest of Dean District Council elections

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Forest of Dean District Council in Gloucestershire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 48 councillors are elected from 27 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 1991
Labour 1991 - 2003
No overall control 2003–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Newnham By-Election 29 August 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 185 50.8
Conservative 179 49.2
Majority 6 1.6
Turnout 364 35.1
Labour hold Swing
Bream By-Election 16 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 422 86.5 +15.2
Conservative 66 13.5 +13.5
Majority 356 73.0
Turnout 488 17.0
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Broadwell By-Election 18 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 368 46.6
Conservative 201 25.4
Liberal Democrat 112 14.2
Independent 109 13.8
Majority 167 21.2
Turnout 790 40.7
Labour hold Swing
Newnham By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 267 36.6 -3.4
Labour 242 33.2 -8.5
Liberal Democrat John Holman 221 30.3 +11.9
Majority 25 3.4
Turnout 730
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Lydney East By-Election 5 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bevan 785 62.9 +35.8
Labour Albert Stapleton 366 29.3 -7.6
Liberal Democrat Leslie Holman 98 7.8 +7.8
Majority 419 33.6
Turnout 1,249 32.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hartpury By-Election 4 August 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tracey Hunt 288 50.3
Independent Philip Burford 262 45.8
Labour Bruce Hogan 22 3.8
Majority 26 4.5
Turnout 572
Conservative hold Swing
Awre By-Election 20 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jay Waller 239 52.4 +7.8
Conservative Raymond Puttock 217 47.6 -7.8
Majority 22 4.8
Turnout 456 32.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Mitcheldean and Drybrook By-Election 20 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Hogan 286 29.0 +8.0
Conservative Brian Robinson 259 26.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Andrew Baker 252 25.5 +4.4
Independent Colin Smith 156 15.8 -18.3
Independent Roger Sterry 34 3.4 +3.4
Majority 27 2.8
Turnout 987 29.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Christchurch & English Bicknor By-Election 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marrilyn Smart 365 55.2 +5.0
Labour Barten Venner 156 23.6 -6.0
Liberal Democrat David Wheeler 140 21.2 +1.0
Majority 209 31.6
Turnout 661 51.0
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Newent Central By-Election 15 January 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Len Lawton 306 49.2 +6.5
Independent Edward Wood 166 26.7 -13.5
Labour Cherry Burrow 96 15.4 -1.7
Independent Stephen Tweedie 54 8.7 +8.7
Majority 140 22.5
Turnout 622 22.0
Conservative hold Swing
Mitcheldean and Drybrook By-Election 20 August 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sue Henchley 638 55.1 +36.2
Independent Tony Pickthall 239 20.6 -18.2
Conservative Brian Jones 195 16.8 -5.8
Labour Helen Stewart 86 7.4 -12.1
Majority 399 34.5
Turnout 1,158 32.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Coleford East By-Election 19 November 2009[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Mike Meredith-Edwards 267 29.8 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Heather Lusty 230 25.7 +25.7
Conservative David Cooksley 210 23.5 -17.7
Labour Paul Kay 188 21.0 -9.2
Majority 37 4.1
Turnout 895 21.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Cinderford West By-Election 12 January 2012[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Sterry 496
Conservative Aaron Freeman 236
UKIP Colin Guyton 119
Liberal Democrat Colin Davies 89
Majority 260
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Berry Hill By-Election 7 February 2013[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Timothy Brian Gwilliam 276 59.7 +4.6
Conservative Nigel John Bluett 102 21.9 -23.0
UKIP John Duncan William McOwan 85 18.4 +18.4
Majority 174
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

2015-present[edit]

Lydbrook & Ruardean by-election 16 February 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Sid Phelps 360 35.3 +27.9
Conservative Kevin White 248 24.3 +6.2
Labour Karen Brown 231 22.7 -2.0
UKIP Roy Bardo 113 11.1 -12.2
Liberal Democrat Heather Lusty 67 6.6 N/A
Majority 112 11.0
Turnout 25.8
Green gain from UKIP Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections". Forest of Dean District Council. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Forest of Dean". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  3. ^ The District of Forest of Dean (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Forest of Dean (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Forest of Dean". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Forest of Dean (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Forest of Dean (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Election Results January 2009". Forest of Dean District Council. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  9. ^ "Result of Poll - Mitcheldean & Drybrook Ward". Forest of Dean District Council. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  10. ^ "Elections and voting". Forest of Dean District Council. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  11. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll" (PDF). Forest of Dean District Council. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll". Forest of Dean District Council. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

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