Middlesbrough Borough Council elections

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Middlesbrough is a unitary authority in North Yorkshire, England. Until 1 April 1996 it was a non-metropolitan district in Cleveland. Since 2002 it has also had a directly elected mayor.

Political control[edit]

Borough council[edit]

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

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Directly elected mayor[edit]

Party in control Years
Independent 2002-2015
Labour 2015–2019
Independent 2019–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

Mayoral elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995–1999[edit]

Hemlington By-Election 11 September 1997[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malcolm Seysell 410 46.5 -37.9
Liberal Democrats Victor Mayo 405 45.9 +45.9
Conservative Janice Hooton 67 7.6 -8.1
Majority 5 0.6
Turnout 882 25.0
Labour hold Swing
North Ormesby By-Election 6 November 1997[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eleanor Lancaster 528 68.8 +16.5
Conservative Gareth Dadd 177 23.0 +17.7
Liberal Democrats Alison Dadd 63 8.2 +8.2
Majority 351 45.8
Turnout 768 21.0
Labour hold Swing
Southfield By-Election 20 November 1997[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Snowdon 290 75.5 -8.3
Conservative Betty Cook 53 13.8 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Tony Scurrah 41 10.6 +10.6
Majority 237 61.7
Turnout 384 10.6
Labour hold Swing

1999–2003[edit]

Marton By-Election 29 June 2000[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Davison 743 56.0 +9.4
Conservative Peter Sanderson 354 26.7 +7.2
Labour Janice Brunton 229 17.3 -16.6
Majority 389 29.3
Turnout 1,326 35.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2003–2007[edit]

Middlehaven By-Election 16 March 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Khan 283 54.7 +7.7
Independent Catherine Rozevskis 127 24.6 +24.6
Conservative Sajaad Khan 58 11.2 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Christopher McIntyre 49 9.5 -8.1
Majority 156 30.1
Turnout 517 17.9
Labour hold Swing

2007–2011[edit]

Gresham By-Election 13 March 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Carter 584 47.9 -1.4
Independent Peter Birt 377 31.0 +31.0
BNP Barry Towers 135 11.1 +11.1
Liberal Democrats Donald Theakston 78 6.4 +6.4
Conservative Andrew Gilbey 44 3.6 +3.6
Majority 207 16.9
Turnout 1,218 20.6
Labour hold Swing
Marton West By-Election 13 March 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hobson 993 63.0 +13.5
Labour David Branson 413 26.2 -4.5
BNP Kevin Broughton 170 10.8 +10.8
Majority 580 36.8
Turnout 1,576 39.2
Conservative hold Swing
North Ormesby and Brambles Farm By-Election 28 May 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Len Junier 549 60.0 -7.0
BNP Michael Trainor 175 19.0 +19.0
Conservative David Crosby 131 14.0 -7.0
Liberal Democrats John Heath 63 7.0 +7.0
Majority 374 41.0
Turnout 918 21.1
Labour hold Swing
Ayresome By-Election 9 September 2010[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Bill Hawthorne 456 48.4 +6.1
Labour Steve Cass 414 43.9 +1.3
Conservative James Ruddock 73 7.7 -7.4
Majority 42 4.5
Turnout 943 20.8
Independent gain from Labour Swing

2011–2015[edit]

North Ormesby and Brambles Farm By-Election 27 September 2012[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Derek Loughborough 471 67.8 -14.8
Liberal Democrats Martin Brown 109 15.7 +15.7
Independent Stephen Riley 71 10.2 +10.2
Conservative Valerie Beadnall 38 5.5 -11.9
Independent Daud Bashir 6 0.9 +0.9
Majority 362 52.1
Turnout 695 15.5
Labour hold Swing
Pallister By-Election 2 May 2013[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mick Thompson 608 65.7 +11.9
UKIP David Cottrell 262 28.3 +28.3
Conservative Zoe Greaves 29 3.1 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Gary McArthur 27 2.9 +2.9
Majority 346 37.4
Turnout 926 21.3
Labour hold Swing

2015–2019[edit]

Coulby Newham By-Election 5 May 2016[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Branson 732 45.6 +7.8
Independent Alison Huggan 475 29.6 +6.5
Conservative Lewis Melvin 352 21.9 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Jones 48 3.0 -10.5
Majority 257 16.0
Turnout 1,607 25.1
Labour hold Swing
Central By-Election 20 October 2016[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Matthew Storey 760 73.6 +37.7
Independent Dale Clark 149 14.4 N/A
Conservative Ron Armstrong 70 6.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Elliott Sabin-Motson 53 5.1 N/A
Majority 611 59.2
Turnout 1,032 18.61
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Councillor Ansab Shan, a member of the Labour Party, to accept an appointment with the Crown Prosecution Service[17]

Coulby Newham by-election 13 April 2017[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacob Young 501 38.0 +8.3
Labour Annalise Higgins 468 35.5 -8.2
Independent Mike Allen 318 24.1 -2.5
Green Emma Alberti 32 2.4 N/A
Majority 33 2.5
Turnout 1,319 20.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Councillor John Cole, Labour's chair of Middlesbrough Council’s planning committee. He did not give a reason. In 2012 his car had been subject to an arson attack, which also involved another councillor's car.[19]

Ayresome By-Election 13 July 2017[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vic Walkington 414 59.7
Conservative Jill Coleman 252 36.3
Liberal Democrats Rhid Nugent 15 2.2
Green Carl Martinez 13 1.9
Majority 162 23.3
Turnout 694 16.6
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the death of Councillor Bernie Taylor.[21]

Park End and Beckfield By-Election 13 July 2017[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Jan Mohan 505 56.9
Labour Ian Blades 302 34.0
Conservative Ron Armstrong 59 6.6
Green Jamie Rawlings 12 1.4
Liberal Democrats Wen Cai Bowman 10 1.1
Majority 203 22.9
Turnout 888 15.0
Independent hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the death of Councillor Peter Cox.[22]

Brambles and Thorntree By-Election 13 December 2018[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janet Thompson 321 58.4
Independent Graham Wilson 158 28.7
Conservative David Smith 44 8.0
Liberal Democrats Paul Michael Hamilton 27 4.9
Majority 163 29.6
Turnout 550 9.8
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the death of Councillor Peter Purvis.[24]

2019–2023[edit]

Park End and Beckfield By-Election 4 July 2019[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stephen Hill 511 53.0
Independent Steven James 303 31.4
Labour Paul McGrath 115 11.9
Conservative Val Beadnall 23 2.4
Liberal Democrats Ian Jones 13 1.3
Majority 208 21.6
Turnout 965 17.0
Independent hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Councillor Jan Mohan, citing health reasons.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Borough of Middlesbrough (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Middlesbrough (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Middlesbrough (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ "In brief: Labour clinch close victory". Evening Gazette. 12 September 1997. p. 3.
  6. ^ "Labour by a mile". Evening Gazette. 7 November 1997. p. 9.
  7. ^ "Labour victory in by-election". Evening Gazette. 21 November 1997. p. 3.
  8. ^ "In brief: Election victory". Evening Gazette. 1 July 2000. p. 5.
  9. ^ "By-election victory seen as blow to demolition protest". The Northern Echo. 18 March 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Parties hold on to Middlesbrough seats". Evening Gazette. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Labour by-election victory". The Northern Echo. 29 May 2009. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Indie is victor in council battle". Evening Gazette. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Declaration of results North Ormesby Bramble Farm 27 Sep 2012". Middlesbrough Borough Council. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Labour's Mick Thompson elected Pallister ward councillor". Evening Gazette. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Coulby Newham Ward By-Election Result". Middlesbrough Borough Council. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Central Ward By-Election Results". Middlesbrough Borough Council. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  17. ^ http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/labour-retain-seat-central-middlesbrough-12057721
  18. ^ "Coulby Newham by-election results". Middlesbrough Borough Council. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  19. ^ Brown, Mike (28 February 2017). "Chair of Middlesbrough's planning committee steps down as councillor". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  20. ^ a b "By-election results". Middlesbrough Borough Council. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  21. ^ Johnson, Ian (17 May 2017). "'He made a huge contribution to Middlesbrough': Tributes following death of veteran Labour councillor". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  22. ^ Guillot, Toni (24 May 2017). "Tributes paid following death of hard-working Middlesbrough councillor Peter Cox". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Brambles and Thorntree ward by-election result". Middlesbrough Borough Council. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  24. ^ Brown, Mike (29 October 2018). "Tributes paid to popular councillor Peter Purvis, who has died aged 79". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  25. ^ Cain, James (5 July 2019). "Clear victory in Park End and Beckfield by-election as seat taken by majority of more than 200". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  26. ^ Cain, James (7 June 2019). "Election date set after shock resignation of councillor hours after being appointed to new role". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 8 July 2019.

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