Isle of Wight Council elections

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Isle of Wight Council is the local authority for the Isle of Wight, a unitary authority and non-metropolitan county in England.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 following the reforms of the Local Government Act 1972, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:

Non-metropolitan county: Isle of Wight County Council

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1977
Conservative 1977–1981
Liberal 1981–1985
Alliance 1985–1989
Liberal Democrats 1989–1995

Unitary authority: Isle of Wight Council

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1995–1998
No overall control 1998–2005
Conservative 2005–2013
No overall control 2013–2017
Conservative 2017–2021
No overall control 2021–present

Leadership[edit]

The leaders of the council since 2007 have been:[1]

Councillor Party From To
Andy Sutton Conservative Sep 2007
David Pugh Conservative Sep 2007 5 May 2013
Ian Stephens Island Independents 15 May 2013 21 Jan 2015
Jonathan Bacon[2] Island Independents 21 Jan 2015 16 Jan 2017
Dave Stewart Conservative 18 Jan 2017 9 May 2021
Lora Peacey-Wilcox Independent 26 May 2021

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan county elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

County result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council minutes". Isle of Wight Council. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  2. ^ Toogood, Darren (16 January 2017). "Council leader and deputy step down with immediate effect". Island Echo. Retrieved 22 July 2022.

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