Kennet District Council elections

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Kennet was a non-metropolitan district in Wiltshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Wiltshire Council.

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Independent 1973-1987
No overall control 1987-2000
Conservative 2000-2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Urchfont By-Election 17 February 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 390 71.0 +71.0
Liberal Democrat 145 26.4 -12.7
Labour 14 2.6 -9.4
Majority 245 44.6
Turnout 549 55.6
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Seend By-Election 2 March 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 369 50.8 +7.9
Conservative 331 45.5 +45.5
Labour 27 3.7 -18.5
Majority 38 5.3
Turnout 727 35.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
West Selkley By-Election 6 April 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 222 45.5 +12.2
Liberal Democrat 189 38.7 +1.2
Labour 77 15.7 -13.4
Majority 33 6.8
Turnout 488 37.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Devizes East By-Election 18 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Devizes Guardians Tony Duck 332 37.3 +37.3
Labour Colin Hopgood 193 21.7 -22.0
Conservative Roy Parsons 186 20.9 -18.0
Liberal Democrat Angelika Davey 155 17.4 +0.1
UKIP Alex Duffey 24 2.7 +2.7
Majority 139 15.6
Turnout 890 22.4
Devizes Guardians gain from Independent Swing
Ogbourne By-Election 28 October 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Hunter 250 60.0 +60.0
Liberal Democrat Debra Davis 147 35.3 -2.9
Labour Frank Jeffrey 20 4.8 +4.8
Majority 103 24.7
Turnout 417 21.9
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Upavon By-Election 31 January 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Judy D'Arcy-Irvine 218 45.8 -14.5
UKIP Mike Bridgeman 106 22.3 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Fiona Hornby 87 18.3 +1.7
Labour Gary Gordon 38 8.0 +8.0
Green Nicholas Stedman 27 5.7 +5.7
Majority 112 23.5
Turnout 476 31.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Kennet (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Kennet (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.