Mid Bedfordshire District Council elections

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Mid Bedfordshire was a non-metropolitan district in Bedfordshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Central Bedfordshire.

Political control[edit]

Political control of the council was held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1995
No overall control 1995-1999
Conservative 1999–2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Cranfield By-Election 17 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Yvonne Fitzgerald-Finch 329 27.4
Labour 299 24.9
Independent 298 24.8
Liberal Democrat 276 22.9
Majority 30 2.5
Turnout 1,202 33.7
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Sandy All Saints By-Election 3 March 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Valerie Caldecott 346 58.1 +21.3
Liberal Democrat 127 21.3 +21.3
Labour 123 20.7 +1.7
Majority 219 36.8
Turnout 596 20.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Clifton & Henlow By-Election 8 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Rogers 876 53.4 +11.6
Liberal Democrat 646 39.4 +2.4
Labour 119 7.3 -12.4
Majority 230 14.0
Turnout 1,641 37.5
Conservative hold Swing
Ampthill By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gary Summerfield 2,322 64.7 +20.8
Conservative 1,269 35.3 -1.3
Majority 856 29.4
Turnout 3,591
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Blunham By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joanna Davison unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Biggleswade Stratton By-Election 4 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Smith 696 39.9 +0.8
Liberal Democrat 544 31.2 +11.0
Labour 504 28.9 -11.8
Majority 152 8.7
Turnout 1,744 27.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Biggleswade Ivel By-Election 12 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wendy Smith 922 41.1 -1.7
Labour Bernard Briars 652 29.0 -10.4
Liberal Democrat Stephen Hartwell 535 23.8 +6.0
Green Royston Swarbrooke 137 6.1 +6.1
Majority 270 12.1
Turnout 2,246 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Houghton Haynes Southill and Old Warden By-Election 12 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Gillett 803 52.0
Liberal Democrat Marcus Tyler 634 41.1
Green Oliver Campbell 107 6.9
Majority 169 10.9
Turnout 1,544 49.5
Conservative hold Swing
Flitwick East By-Election 22 July 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen Mitchell 522 49.6 +13.7
Conservative Victor Lee 378 35.8 +8.7
Green Marina Torselli 82 7.8 -7.8
Labour Ida Neale 71 6.7 -14.6
Majority 144 13.8
Turnout 1,053 25.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Houghton Haynes Southill & Old Warden By-Election 16 March 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anthony Baines 741 55.3
Conservative Angela Barker 555 41.4
Labour Laurence Pollock 44 3.3
Majority 186 13.9
Turnout 1,340 42.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Flitwick East By-Election 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Les Thompson 682 43.6 -14.6
Conservative Andrew Turner 668 42.7 +0.9
Independent Roy Storey 119 7.6 +7.6
Green Chris Fyer 95 6.1 +6.1
Majority 14 0.9
Turnout 1,564 36.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The District of Mid Bedfordshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  3. ^ The Bedfordshire (Areas) Order 1984
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Mid Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.