Macclesfield Borough Council elections

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Macclesfield was a non-metropolitan district in Cheshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Cheshire East.

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
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

North East By-Election 20 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 1,278 50.5
Conservative 1,008 39.8
Labour 245 9.7
Majority 270 10.7
Turnout 2,531 37.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Prestbury By-Election 12 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 967 78.8
Liberal Democrat 259 21.1
Majority 708 57.7
Turnout 1,226 28.0
Conservative hold Swing
Plumley By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 506 56.3 -1.3
Liberal Democrat 392 43.7 +12.6
Majority 114 12.6
Turnout 898 46.0
Conservative hold Swing
Knutsford Over By-Election 4 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 478 52.5 +12.3
Labour 275 30.2 +7.5
Independent 120 13.2 -3.9
Liberal Democrat 38 4.2 -7.0
Majority 203 22.3
Turnout 911 21.9
Conservative hold Swing
Knutsford Bexton By-Election 1 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 346 45.9 +11.3
Conservative 336 44.6 -0.9
Labour 72 9.5 -10.5
Majority 10 1.3
Turnout 754 34.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Morley and Styal By-Election 5 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 857 59.6 +12.6
Conservative 580 40.4 +2.8
Majority 277 19.2
Turnout 1,437 36.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Macclesfield West By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,290 60.0 +0.8
Conservative 538 25.0 +4.5
Liberal Democrat 321 14.9 +0.4
Majority 752 35.0
Turnout 2,149
Labour hold Swing
Pornton Central By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,621 45.5 -8.5
Liberal Democrat 1,187 33.3 -2.0
Labour 756 21.2 +10.5
Majority 434 12.2
Turnout 3,564
Conservative hold Swing
Bollington West By-Election 31 July 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Shirley Sockett 434 62.6 +41.4
Conservative 162 23.4 -17.4
Labour 97 14.0 -24.0
Majority 272 39.2
Turnout 693 36.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Hurdsfield By-Election 27 November 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 467 56.3 -0.3
Conservative 212 25.5 +9.0
Labour 151 18.2 -8.7
Majority 255 30.8
Turnout 830 24.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Knutsford Nether By-Election 16 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vivien Davies 385 61.1 -8.0
Liberal Democrat Paul Moss 199 31.6 +12.6
Labour 46 7.3 -4.6
Majority 186 29.5
Turnout 630 30.4
Conservative hold Swing
Plumley By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Fisher 789 63.3 -25.6
Liberal Democrat Heulwen Barlow 329 26.4 +26.4
Labour Laurences Hobday 129 10.3 -0.8
Majority 460 36.9
Turnout 1,247 65.3
Conservative hold Swing
Prestbury By-Election 26 January 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Stratford 950 89.5 +89.5
Liberal Democrat Anne Goddard 112 10.5 -26.5
Majority 838 79.0
Turnout 1,062 25.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Hurdsfield By-Election 20 July 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Enid Tomlinson 500 58.2 +5.2
Labour Simon Truss 178 20.7 -3.9
Conservative Matthew Davies 82 9.6 -12.8
Independent Fred Grundy 53 6.2 +6.2
Green John Knight 45 5.2 +5.2
Majority 322 37.5
Turnout 858 25.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Borough of Macclesfield (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ The Macclesfield and Vale Royal (Areas) Order 1982
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire and Greater Manchester (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire and Greater Manchester (County and District Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester (County and District Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Macclesfield (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.

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