Hartlepool Borough Council elections

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Hartlepool is a unitary authority in County Durham, England. Until 1 April 1996 it was a non-metropolitan district in Cleveland. Between 2002 and 2013 it also had a directly elected mayor.

Political control[edit]

Borough council[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
No overall control 1976-1979
Labour 1979-1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2000
No overall control 2000–2004
Labour 2004–2008
No overall control 2008–2010
Labour 2010–present

Directly elected mayor[edit]

Party in control Years
Independent 2002-2013

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

Mayoral elections[edit]

On 18 October 2001 there was a referendum on whether Hartlepool should have a directly elected mayor. The referendum saw a narrow vote in favour with 10,667 yes votes and 10,294 no votes on a turnout of 31%.[7] The first election in 2002 saw an independent candidate Stuart Drummond elected and he has been re-elected in both the 2005 and 2009 elections.[8]

By-election results[edit]

Jackson By-Election 13 December 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Iseley 465 66.0 +20.9
Liberal Democrat Ken Fox 240 34.0 -20.9
Majority 225 32.0
Turnout 705 17.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Hilda By-Election 13 February 2003[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Cambridge 502 48.6 +10.5
Labour Keith Fisher 359 34.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Kevin Kelly 171 16.6 -10.0
Majority 143 13.8
Turnout 1,032 21.1
Independent hold Swing
Rift House By-Election 24 February 2005[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lilian Sutheran 440 52.4 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Lynne Gilfoyle 143 17.0 -14.7
UKIP Richard Banks 131 15.6 +15.6
Conservative Brenda Pearson 126 15.0 -6.8
Majority 297 35.4
Turnout 840 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Brus By-Election 8 June 2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 350 40.5 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Michelle Plant 230 26.6 +8.6
Independent Jean Pearson 127 14.7 -4.7
BNP 117 13.5 +1.8
Conservative 41 4.7 -3.4
Majority 120 13.9
Turnout 865 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Park By-Election 20 July 2006[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Laffey 468 46.1 -2.6
UKIP Eric Wilson 208 20.5 -4.9
Labour Lorraine Fenwick 121 120 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Sheila Bruce 99 9.7 -3.6
BNP Ronald Bage 68 6.7 +6.7
Independent Douglas Ferriday 51 5.0 +5.0
Majority 260 25.6
Turnout 1,015 21.0
Conservative hold Swing
Rossmere By-Election 7 May 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Akers-Belcher 532 42.3 +5.2
UKIP Dave Pascoe 300 23.9 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Pamela Turnedge 166 13.2 -6.4
BNP Cheryl Dunn 157 12.5 +12.5
Conservative Ray Pocklington 102 8.1 -6.9
Majority 232 18.4
Turnout 1,257 26.7
Labour hold Swing
Elwick By-Election 24 September 2009[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Hilary Thompson 233 35.5 -48.8
Conservative Chris Banks 201 30.9 +30.9
Independent Alan Bell 132 20.3 +20.3
Labour Stephen Thomas 40 6.1 -9.3
Independent Ron Watts 28 4.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Keith MacFadyen 17 2.6 +2.6
Majority 32 4.9
Turnout 651 39.2
Independent hold Swing
Seaton By-Election 25 October 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Putting Hartlepool First Kelly Atkinson 441 38.4 +23.4
Labour Ann Marshall 261 22.7 +9.6
Independent David Young 193 16.8 -36.7
UKIP Thomas Hind 128 11.1 +0.0
Conservative Shane Moore 94 8.2 +1.0
Liberal Democrat James Tighe 31 2.7 +2.7
Majority 180 15.7
Turnout 1,148 16.1
Independent hold Swing
Manor House By-Election 15 August 2013[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Allan Barclay 639 56.4 +7.0
UKIP Tom Hind 226 19.9 +4.2
Putting Hartlepool First Mick Stevens 194 17.1 +0.5
Conservative Mandy Loynes 74 6.5 +0.8
Majority 413 36.5
Turnout 1,133 15.8
Labour hold Swing
Headland & Harbour By-Election 6 October 2016[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Tim Fleming 496 49.2
Labour Trevor Rogan 255 25.3
Putting Hartlepool First Steve Latimer 155 15.4
Conservative Benjamin Marshall 41 4.1
Patients not Profits John Robert Price 36 3.6
Independent Chris Broadbent 26 2.6
Majority 241 23.9
Turnout 1,009 17.8
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Headland & Harbour By-Election 4 May 2017[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike McLaughlin 555 40.6
UKIP Tom Cassidy 532 38.9
Conservative Chris Broadbent 210 15.4
Independent Lucy Patterson 69 5.1
Majority 23 1.7
Turnout 1,366 24.4
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hartlepool". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hartlepool (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Hartlepool council". * BBC Online. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hartlepool (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hartlepool (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ Kearney, Tony (19 October 2001). "Yes, we want US-style mayors". The Northern Echo. p. 1. 
  8. ^ "Hartlepool mayoral election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Hung council result of Hartlepool by-election". The Northern Echo. 15 December 2001. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Power hangs in balance". Evening Gazette. 14 February 2003. p. 3. 
  11. ^ "Lib Dems get byelection boost". London: guardian.co.uk. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  12. ^ "By Election Result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 25 February 2005. Archived from the original on 13 March 2005. 
  13. ^ "Byelection cheer for three main parties". London: guardian.co.uk. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  14. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  15. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  16. ^ "Hilary wants to be asset to the town". Hartlepool Mail. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  17. ^ "Seaton Ward By-Election - Oct 2012" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Manor House Ward By-Election Result of Poll" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  19. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  20. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 

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