Huntingdonshire District Council elections

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Map showing the composition of Huntingdonshire District Council after the 2014 election. Conservatives in blue, UK Independence Party in purple, Liberal Democrats in yellow, independents in light grey and Labour in red.

One third of Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 52 councillors have been elected from 29 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976–present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2004 election reducing the number of seats by 1, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.[3]

Year Conservative UK Independence Party Liberal Democrats Independent Labour Vacant Notes
1973[4] 16 0 25 9 0
1976[4] 30 0 22 1 0 (New ward boundaries)[5]
1978[4] 35 1 15 2 0
1979[4] 24 3 7 6 0
1980[4] 33 1 13 6 0
1982[4] 32 2 12 7 0
1983[4] 37 2 6 8 0
1984[4] 36 7 3 7 0
1986[4] 41 2 4 6 0
1987[4] 44 1 1 5 0
1988[4] 46 1 2 4 0
1990[6] 42 3 2 6 0
1991[7] 41 5 2 5 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[8]
1992[9] 42 7 1 3 0
1994[10] 37 0 11 1 4 0
1995[11] 31 0 14 1 7 0
1996[12] 33 0 13 2 5 0
1998[13] 34 0 14 2 3 0
1999[14] 36 0 14 2 0 1
2000[15] 37 0 13 3 0 0
2002[16] 37 0 13 3 0 0
2003[17] 36 0 14 3 0 0
2004[3] 40 0 10 2 0 0 New ward boundaries[18]
2006[19] 40 0 10 2 0 0
2007[20] 39 0 11 2 0 0
2008[21] 38 0 12 2 0 0
2010[22] 37 2 12 1 0 0
2011[23] 41 2 8 1 0 0
2012[24] 39 3 7 2 1 0
2014[25] 34 7 5 4 1 1
2015 35 6 4 4 2 0
2016 32 6 5 6 2 0

District result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[26] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Farcet 21 August 1997 Conservative Conservative
Brampton 6 November 1997 Conservative Liberal Democrat
Eynesbury 2 April 1998 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Gransden by-election 10 December 1998 Conservative Conservative
Huntingdon North by-election 3 June 1999 Conservative Conservative
Upwood and the Raveleys by-election 8 March 2001 Conservative Conservative
Eynesbury by-election 7 June 2001 Conservative Conservative
Farcet by-election 7 June 2001 Conservative Conservative
Gransden by-election 7 June 2001 Conservative Conservative
Eaton Socon by-election 21 March 2002 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Hemingford Grey by-election 19 September 2002 Conservative Liberal Democrat
Little Paxton by-election 5 May 2005 Conservative Conservative
Earith by-election 12 October 2006 Conservative Conservative
St Neots Eaton Ford by-election 23 November 2006 Conservative Conservative
Warboys and Bury by-election 15 February 2007 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Ramsey by-election 2 April 2009 Conservative Conservative
Ramsey by-election 23 July 2009 Liberal Democrat UKIP
Huntingdon North by-election 29 October 2009 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Fenstanton by-election 25 February 2010 Conservative Liberal Democrat
Earith by-election 21 June 2012 Conservative Conservative
Brampton by-election 2 May 2013 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Warboys and Bury by-election 7 August 2014 Conservative Conservative
St Neots Priory Park by-election 27 November 2014 Conservative Conservative

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Huntingdonshire council". BBC News Online. 12 June 2004. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Huntingdon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Local election results". The Times. NewsBank. 5 May 1990.
  7. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1991.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Local election results 1992". The Times. NewsBank. 9 May 1992.
  10. ^ "Non Metropolitan Districts - Local elections". The Times. NewsBank. 7 May 1994. p. 9.
  11. ^ "The complete list of local council election results". The Independent. NewsBank. 6 May 1995.
  12. ^ "Complete list of results - Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1996. p. 8.
  13. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. NewsBank. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  14. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. NewsBank. 8 May 1999. p. 48.
  15. ^ "Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  17. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  18. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Huntingdonshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Councillors". Huntingdonshire District Council. Archived from the original on 27 August 2004. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  20. ^ "Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  21. ^ "Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  23. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Me, a District Councillor?" (PDF). Huntingdonshire District Council. 4 June 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  26. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 29 June 2014.

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