Herefordshire Council elections

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Herefordshire is a unitary authority and ceremonial county in England. It was created on 1 April 1998 replacing Hereford, South Herefordshire, parts of Leominster and Malvern Hills and Hereford and Worcester County Council.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1997–2000
No overall control 2000–2007
Conservative 2007–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

2019–2023[edit]

Whitecross By-Election 11 July 2019[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
It's Our County Dave Boulter 304 60.7 Increase 13.0
Liberal Democrats Tricia Hales 141 28.1 Increase 10.5
Conservative Rob Williams 56 11.2 Decrease 3.4
Majority 163 32.5 Increase 5.0
Turnout 501 19.0 Decrease 13.2
It's Our County hold Swing Increase 1.2

2007–2011[edit]

Old Gore By-Election 10 April 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Durkin 422 37.9 -8.1
Independent John Gartside 401 36.0 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Josephine Lane 241 21.7 +5.4
Green Adrian Worgan 49 4.4 +4.4
Majority 21 1.9
Turnout 1,113 46.0
Conservative hold Swing

2003–2007[edit]

St Nicholas By-Election 22 January 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Fiona Short 936 37.0 -7.6
Conservative John Ward 783 30.9 +9.4
Independent Julie Woodward 524 20.7 -13.2
Labour John Hitchin 288 11.4 +11.4
Majority 153 6.1
Turnout 2,531 52.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Tupsley By-Election 1 December 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Taylor 831 44.0 +8.7
Conservative John Perris 608 32.2 +8.4
Independent Guy Griffiths 274 14.5 -15.4
Labour John Oliver 118 6.3 +6.3
Independent Richard Thomas 56 3.0 +3.0
Majority 223 11.8
Turnout 1,887 27.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Kerne Bridge By-Election 1 June 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Jarvis 482 41.6 +8.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Truman 308 26.6 +26.6
Independent 249 21.5 -45.1
Independent 119 10.3 +10.3
Majority 174 15.0
Turnout 1,158 47.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2000–2003[edit]

St Martin's By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 743 42.5 +8.7
Liberal Democrats 566 32.3 -6.5
Conservative 296 16.9 +4.0
Independent 145 8.3 +8.3
Majority 177 10.2
Turnout 1,750
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

1997–2000[edit]

Weobley By-Election 26 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 333 35.5
Liberal Democrats 284 30.3
Conservative 234 24.9
Labour 62 6.6
Green 25 2.4
Majority 49 5.2
Turnout 938 38.5
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Holmer By-Election 11 February 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 375 35.6 -22.1
Labour 349 33.2 +12.4
Conservative 220 20.9 +0.6
Independent 108 10.3 +10.3
Majority 26 2.4
Turnout 1,052 19.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hope End By-Election 20 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 736 49.5 +24.0
Liberal Democrats 312 21.0 -5.9
Independent 221 14.9 -9.5
Green 148 10.0 -3.0
Labour 69 4.6 -5.6
Majority 424 28.5
Turnout 1,486
Conservative hold Swing
Three Elms By-Election 18 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 517 53.1 +31.5
Liberal Democrats 283 29.1 -29.7
Labour 135 13.7 -5.9
Green 39 4.0 +4.0
Majority 234 24.0
Turnout 974 21.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Statement of persons nominated" (PDF). Herefordshire Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 June 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ Thomas, James (12 July 2019). "It's Our County hold seat in Whitecross by-election". Hereford Times. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Declaration of Result" (PDF). Herefordshire Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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