Mendip District Council elections

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Mendip District Council in Somerset, England is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 1979
Independent 1979 - 1983
Conservative 1983 - 1987
No overall control 1987 - 2003
Conservative 2003 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Wells St Cuthberts By-Election 31 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 390 32.8
Liberal Democrat 300 25.3
Labour 298 25.1
Independent 111 9.3
Independent 90 7.6
Majority 90 7.5
Turnout 1,189 35.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Frome Badcox By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 516 45.7 +45.7
Liberal Democrat 355 31.4 -24.7
Conservative 259 22.9 -21.0
Majority 161 14.3
Turnout 1,130
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Street North By-Election 23 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 386 39.4 +3.3
Labour 281 28.0 -2.0
Conservative 214 21.3 +12.3
Independent Labour 114 11.3 +11.3
Majority 115 11.4
Turnout 1,005
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Frome Keyford By-Election 11 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 389 35.9 -11.2
Liberal Democrat 350 32.3 -5.3
Conservative 317 29.2
UKIP 29 2.7 +2.7
Majority 39 3.6
Turnout 1,085 30.0
Labour hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Beckington and Rode By-Election 10 June 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stan Wilson 538 50.3 +10.6
Conservative Robert Pearson 529 49.5 -10.6
Majority 9 0.8
Turnout 1,067 56.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Frome Berkley Down By-Election 16 March 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ros Meikle 439 55.0 +10.7
Conservative Robert Smitherman 359 45.0 -10.7
Majority 80 10.0
Turnout 798 20.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Frome Keyford By-Election 20 April 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alvin Horsfall 487 63.2 +36.6
Labour David Oakensen 128 16.6 -3.1
Conservative Pamelita Lee 104 13.5 -4.0
UKIP Colin McManee 51 6.6 +6.6
Majority 359 46.6
Turnout 770 20.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Glastonbury St Edmunds By-Election 13 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Brundson 432 55.4 +10.8
Liberal Democrat Alan Gloak 348 44.6 -10.8
Majority 84 10.8
Turnout 780
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Shepton East By-Election 29 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeannette Marsh 435 50.3 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Bob Champion 307 35.5 -3.0
Labour Christopher Inchley 122 14.1 -1.1
Majority 128 14.8
Turnout 864
Conservative hold Swing
Street North By-Election 29 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Bryan Beha 347 47.9 -19.8
Conservative George Steer 297 41.0 +8.6
Independent Julian Bartlett 81 11.2 +11.2
Majority 50 6.9
Turnout 725
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ The District of Mendip (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1990. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Mendip". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Mendip (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Mendip". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Mendip (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.

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