Leicestershire County Council elections

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Leicestershire County Council in England is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1977
Conservative 1977 - 1981
No overall control 1981 - 2001
Conservative 2001 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

North Braunstone By-Election 5 December 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 399 33.1
Labour 367 30.4
Conservative 189 15.7
Militant Labour 150 12.4
Socialist Labour 101 8.4
Majority 32 2.7
Turnout 1,206 21
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Rothley By-Election 9 September 1999[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Osborne 1,064 72.0 +21.5
Liberal Democrat Helena Edwards 414 28.0 +0.5
Majority 650 44.0
Turnout 1,478 21.8
Conservative hold Swing
Loughborough Shelthorpe By-Election 28 October 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marylin Cowles 751 52.3 +0.9
Conservative Richard Allen 525 36.5 +2.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Tyler 159 11.1 -3.4
Majority 226 15.8
Turnout 1,435 19.2
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Shepshed By-Election 4 October 2007[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Parler 1,217 30.2 -12.7
Conservative Christine Radford 1,074 26.6 -10.2
Liberal Democrat John Popley 933 23.1 +2.8
BNP Julia Green 807 20.0 +20.0
Majority 143 3.6
Turnout 4,031 37.3
Labour hold Swing

2009-2013[edit]

Syston Ridgeway By-Election, 3 November 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen John Hampson 981 52.13 -0.47
Labour Colin Lovell 490 26.04 +6.64
BNP Catherine Ann Mary Duffy 279 14.82 -4.58
Liberal Democrat Richard John Miller 132 7.01 -10.39
Majority 491
Turnout 1,882
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leicestershire". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Local election results: Leicestershire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Tories victorious". Leicester Mercury. 1999-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Labour delight". Leicester Mercury. 1999-10-29. 
  5. ^ "County Council By Election Result for Shepshed Electoral Division". Leicestershire County Council. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  6. ^ http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/your_council/local_democracy/election_results/systonridgewaybyelection.htm

External links[edit]