Northumberland County Council elections

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Northumberland County Council elections are held every four years. Northumberland County Council is the local authority for the unitary authority of Northumberland in England. Since the last boundary changes in 2013, 67 councillors have been elected from 66 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Northumberland County Council was first created in 1889. Its powers and responsibilities were significantly reformed under the Local Government Act 1972, with a new council elected in 1973 to act as a shadow authority ahead of the new powers coming into force in 1974. It became a unitary authority in 2009, taking over the functions previously exercised by the county's district councils, which were abolished. Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3][4]

Non-metropolitan county

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1981
Labour 1981–1985
No overall control 1985–1989
Labour 1989–2008
No overall control 2008–2009

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
No overall control 2009–2021
Conservative 2021–2021
No overall control 2021–present

Leadership[edit]

The leaders of the council since 2013 have been:[5]

Councillor Party From To
Grant Davey[6] Labour 2013 24 May 2017
Peter Jackson Conservative 24 May 2017 2 Sep 2020
Glen Sanderson Conservative 23 Sep 2020

Council elections[edit]

County result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Corbridge By-Election 17 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 546 35.8 +0.5
Liberal Democrats 420 27.5 -9.6
Labour 307 20.1 -7.5
Independent 253 16.8 +16.8
Majority 126 8.3
Turnout 1,526
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Wansbeck Newbiggin East By-Election 25 February 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 720 58.7 +58.7
Labour 483 39.4 -39.8
Conservative 23 1.9 -18.9
Majority 237 19.3
Turnout 1,226
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Wansbeck Hirst By-Election 11 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 574 58.0 -21.3
Liberal Democrats 391 39.5 +18.8
Conservative 24 2.4 +2.4
Majority 183 18.5
Turnout 989 30.0
Labour hold Swing
Morpeth North By-Election 10 November 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Leslie Cassie 473 40.7 +0.3
Conservative David Bawn 304 26.2 +3.8
Green Nicholas Best 154 13.3 -3.0
Labour Ian Fleming 144 12.4 -8.5
Independent John Beynon 87 7.5 +7.5
Majority 169 14.5 -3.5
Turnout 1,162 33.9 -34.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Northumberland (Electoral Changes) Order 2011", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2011/2, retrieved 15 August 2022
  2. ^ "Compositions calculator". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Local election results: Northumberland". Election 2005. BBC News Online. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Northumberland". Elections 2008. BBC News Online. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Council minutes". Northumberland County Council. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  6. ^ O'Connell, Ben (30 January 2019). "Leader and deputy leader of Labour opposition on Northumberland County Council to stand down". Chronicle Live. Retrieved 15 August 2022.

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