Gosport Borough Council elections

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Half of Gosport Borough Council in Hampshire, England is elected every two years. Until 2002 the council was elected by thirds.

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1990
No overall control 1990–1991
Liberal Democrats 1991–1997
No overall control 1997–2004
Conservative 2004–2006
No overall control 2006–2010
Conservative 2010–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Rowner By-Election 19 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 908 51.1
Conservative 620 34.9
Liberal Democrat 249 14.0
Majority 288 16.2
Turnout 1,777 29.1
Labour hold Swing
Rowner By-Election 8 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 931 48.9
Conservative 763 40.1
Liberal Democrat 210 11.0
Majority 168 8.8
Turnout 1,904
Labour hold Swing
Brockhurst By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 427 36.1 +7.8
Independent Liberal Democrat 423 35.8 +35.8
Conservative 221 18.7 -2.6
Liberal Democrat 111 9.4 -41.0
Majority 4 0.3
Turnout 1,182
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Leesland By-Election 29 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 797 57.2 +22.2
Conservative 402 28.9 -6.4
Labour 194 13.9 -2.5
Majority 395 28.3
Turnout 1,393 25.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Alverstoke By-Election 12 September 2002[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 907 65.6 -3.0
Labour 412 29.8 +21.1
Liberal Democrat 63 4.5 -18.2
Majority 495 35.8
Turnout 1,382 39.6
Conservative hold Swing
Privett By-Election 21 August 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Jacobs 603 48.4 +7.7
Liberal Democrat Austin Hicks 485 38.9 -7.8
Labour Gayle Batterbury 158 12.7 +0.0
Majority 118 9.5
Turnout 1,246 38.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Town By-Election 2 August 2007[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Diane Searle 480 41.7 -19.8
Conservative Adam Burns 320 27.8 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Heather Carr 200 17.4 +5.8
Independent Brian Hart 71 6.2 +6.2
English Democrat Robert Shaw 50 4.3 +4.3
Green Jane Staffieri 31 2.7 +2.7
Majority 160 13.9
Turnout 1,152 32.5
Labour hold Swing
Brockhurst By-Election 9 July 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Hylands 562
Liberal Democrat Siobhan Mitchell-Smith 523
Conservative Justin Henshaw 364
Conservative Brian Taylor 339
Green Claire Smith 131
Labour Joe O'Gorman 60
Labour Michael O'Gorman 56
Turnout 2,035 28.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gosport". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ The Borough of Gosport (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ "Gosport". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Gosport (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Labour regains ground in local contests". London: guardian.co.uk. 2002-09-13. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  6. ^ "Tories buck losing trend". London: guardian.co.uk. 2003-08-22. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  7. ^ "Labour retains power in Gosport". The Portsmouth Evening News. 2007-08-02. 
  8. ^ "Lib Dems hold on to seats in Gosport by-election". The News. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 

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