North Wiltshire District Council elections

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North Wiltshire was a non-metropolitan district in Wiltshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Wiltshire Council.

Political control[edit]

From the first election to the council in 1973, political control of the council was held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1991
Liberal Democrats 1991–1999
No overall control 1999–2007
Conservative 2007–2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

The Lydiards By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 466 64.1 +24.9
Conservative 261 35.9 +4.3
Majority 205 28.2
Turnout 727 49.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Colerne By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 453 58.3 -2.6
Conservative 278 35.8 +8.9
Labour 40 5.1 -7.1
UKIP 6 0.8 +0.8
Majority 175 22.5
Turnout 777 41.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Purton By-Election 8 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Helen Dixon 662 57.1 +2.0
Conservative 498 42.9 +8.3
Majority 164 14.2
Turnout 1,160 37.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Crudwell By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Phillips 342 45.7 -39.1
Independent Roger Wilson 277 37.0 +37.0
Liberal Democrat Ann Davis 91 12.2 +0.5
Labour Valerie Price 39 5.2 +1.7
Majority 65 8.7
Turnout 749
Conservative hold Swing
Calne North East By-Election 7 March 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Eric Porter 253 54.8 +33.2
Conservative Philippa Penny 209 45.2 +1.3
Majority 44 9.6
Turnout 462 26.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
St Paul Malmesbury Without By-Election 7 March 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Henderson 432 49.3 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Ann Davis 306 34.9 -1.8
Labour Daphne Jones 111 12.7 -1.2
Green Sheila Veitch 27 3.1 +3.1
Majority 126 14.4
Turnout 876 40.6
Conservative hold Swing
Lyneham & Bradenstoke By-Election 25 August 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Elford 539 50.0 -3.4
Liberal Democrat John Webb 538 49.9 +3.3
Majority 1 0.1
Turnout 1,077 29.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Nettleton By-Election 24 November 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sherryn Meadows 322 50.4 -25.9
Liberal Democrat Mark Packard 317 49.6 +25.9
Majority 5 0.8
Turnout 639 33.2
Conservative hold Swing
Lyneham By-Election 23 February 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Webb 654 52.1 +5.5
Conservative Sarah Still 602 47.9 -5.5
Majority 52 4.2
Turnout 1,256 35.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Colerne By-Election 13 July 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Meadowcroft 425 51.6 -8.8
Conservative Helen Wright 399 48.4 +15.2
Majority 26 3.2
Turnout 824 42.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The District of North Wiltshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1990. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Gloucestershire and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1990. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The District of North Wiltshire (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The District of North Wiltshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.