Harrogate Borough Council election, 1999

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The 1999 Harrogate Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Harrogate Borough Council in North Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout in the election was 33.0%.[3]

Harrogate local election result 1999[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 15 -1 71.4 50.5 15,588 +1.7%
  Conservative 6 +3 28.6 39.0 12,043 +1.8%
  Labour 0 -1 0 10.4 3,216 -1.1%
  Independent 0 -1 0 0 0 -2.4%

Ward results[edit]

Bilton (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Morris Lightfoot 716
Liberal Democrat Andrew Goss 660
Labour Bryan Robinson 441
Labour Peter Caunt 423
Conservative Heather Adderley 412
Conservative Robin Adderley 392
Turnout 3,044 27.8 +2.5
Boroughbridge[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Lumsden 619 68.2
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Stringer 196 21.6
Labour Alan Woodhead 92 10.1
Majority 423 46.6
Turnout 907 33.1
Duchy[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jane Blayney 1,030 56.4 -4.7
Conservative Paul Eustace 670 36.7 +5.3
Labour Anthony Blakesley 125 6.8 -0.6
Majority 360 19.7 -10.0
Turnout 1,825 27.1 +4.1
East Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Hyde 820 61.8 +2.2
Conservative William Hartmann 318 24.0 -0.6
Labour Simon Hutchings 189 14.2 -1.6
Majority 502 37.8 +2.8
Turnout 1,327 26.4 +2.7
Fountains[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Carter 333 54.0
Liberal Democrat Gillian Ford 209 33.9
Labour Deborah Havercroft 75 12.2
Majority 124 20.1
Turnout 617 33.5
Granby[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Fox 894 70.4 +4.2
Conservative Adam Pritchard 204 16.1 -2.0
Labour David King 171 13.5 -2.2
Majority 690 54.4 +6.3
Turnout 1,269 23.5 +3.9
Harlow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Nash 1,347 54.5 +10.1
Liberal Democrat David Jacobs 1,010 40.9 -10.9
Labour Harry Sutcliffe 113 4.6 +0.8
Majority 337 13.6
Turnout 2,470 40.5 +0.5
Knaresborough East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Tankard 845 43.0 -5.7
Conservative John Smith 743 37.9 +6.2
Labour Alan Beatham 375 19.1 -0.5
Majority 102 5.2 -11.8
Turnout 1,963 33.3 +5.0
Knaresborough West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Bill Hoult 885 44.4 +10.1
Labour Althea Farmer 620 31.1 -7.5
Conservative Michael Hill 489 24.5 -2.6
Majority 265 13.3
Turnout 1,994 34.9 -1.3
Mashamshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Simms 480 49.8
Liberal Democrat Thomas Mould 445 46.2
Labour Colin Gurkin 38 3.9
Majority 35 3.6
Turnout 963 52.4
Nidd Valley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Leslie Ellington 613 76.1
Conservative Vanessa Stein 192 23.9
Majority 421 52.3
Turnout 805 41.2
Ouseburn[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christine Lewis 707 61.7
Conservative Robert Umbers 438 38.3
Majority 269 23.5
Turnout 1,145 55.3
Pannal[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Gardner 1,507 56.5 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Margaret Hart 1,081 40.5 -0.1
Labour Cynthia Coltman 79 3.0 +0.3
Majority 426 16.0 -0.1
Turnout 2,667 52.4 -0.1
Pateley Bridge[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patricia Barter 482 56.2
Conservative Brian Smalley 328 38.2
Labour Trevor Nuttall 48 5.6
Majority 154 17.9
Turnout 858 43.5
Ripon East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Parnaby 793 56.2 -0.4
Conservative David Briscombe 619 43.8 +0.4
Majority 174 12.3 -1.0
Turnout 1,412 24.8 +9.4
Ripon West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paul Freeman 1,070 66.7 +3.4
Conservative Stephanie Haithwaite 534 33.3 -3.4
Majority 536 33.4 +6.9
Turnout 1,604 28.2 +5.4
Starbeck[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Philip Broadbank 940 71.9 +25.4
Conservative Phillip Dixon 213 16.3 +8.3
Labour Geoffrey Foxall 154 11.8 +4.2
Majority 727 55.6 +46.9
Turnout 1,307 24.9 -6.1
Wedderburn[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Reginald Marsh 1,056 49.0 -1.4
Conservative Nigel Middlemass 980 45.5 +4.6
Labour Robert Swithinbank 119 5.5 -3.2
Majority 76 3.5 -6.0
Turnout 2,155 35.8 +6.4
West Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Cooper 852 51.7 +8.5
Liberal Democrat James Clarke 681 41.3 -7.8
Labour Christine Colman 115 7.0 -0.7
Majority 171 10.4
Turnout 1,648 29.3 +7.0
Wharfedale Moors[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Grange 455 52.5
Conservative Marcus Killick 373 43.0
Labour Patricia Foxall 39 4.5
Majority 82 9.5
Turnout 867 49.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harrogate". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  2. ^ "How Britain voted: Council Election Results". The Independent. 1999-05-08. p. 12. ISSN 0951-9467. 
  3. ^ "Local Election Results, 1999". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "District Council election" (PDF). Harrogate Borough Council. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  5. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. 1999-05-08. p. 48. ISSN 0140-0460.