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

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. 

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