Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council elections

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Half of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in Warwickshire, England is elected every two years. Until 2002 the council was elected by thirds. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 34 councillors have been elected from 17 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 2008
Conservative 2008 - 2010
No overall control 2010 - 2012
Labour 2012 - 2018
No overall control 2018–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

Arbury By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 2,949 58.7 -12.7
Conservative 1,343 26.7 +12.3
Liberal Democrat 735 14.6 +0.4
Majority 1,606 32.0
Turnout 5,027
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Barpool By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roma Taylor 1,507 50.8 +5.4
Conservative Sonja Wilson 846 28.5 +1.4
Liberal Democrat Glen Dunton 615 20.7 +20.7
Majority 661 22.3
Turnout 2,968
Labour hold Swing
Whitestone By-Election 9 June 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marcus Jones 1,034 68.8 -3,2
Labour Jef Hun 248 16.5 -11.5
Liberal Democrat Julie Fox 220 14.6 +14.6
Majority 786 52.3
Turnout 1,502 26.1
Conservative hold Swing
Bede By-Election 8 February 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Valerie Richardson 658 37.6 -17.3
BNP Alwyn Deacon 546 31.2 +31.2
Conservative Damon Brown 301 17.2 -27.9
Liberal Democrat Alice Field 119 6.8 +6.8
English Democrat David Lane 75 4.3 +4.3
Save Our NHS Vanessa Casey 43 2.5 +2.5
UKIP Nigel Lanigan 8 0.5 +0.5
Majority 112 6.4
Turnout 1,750 36.0
Labour hold Swing
Slough By-Election 28 June 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeffrey Hunt 862 40.5 -2.4
BNP Alwyn Deacon 582 27.3 +27.3
Conservative John Ison 499 23.4 -15.0
English Democrat John Lane 102 4.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Frank Mills 83 3.9 -14.8
Majority 280 13.2
Turnout 2,128 40.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Abbey By-Election 20 September 2007[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jill Sheppard 807 37.9 -1.0
BNP Alwyn Deacon 457 21.5 +21.5
Liberal Democrat Mish Whitmore 409 19.2 -16.5
Conservative Stephen Paxton 329 15.5 -9.9
Green Keith Kondakor 115 5.4 +5.4
Independent Scott Harbison 10 0.5 +0.5
Majority 350 16.4
Turnout 2,127 38.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing 13.6

2009-2017[edit]

Camp Hill By-Election 10 December 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Lloyd 670 47.1 +17.0
BNP Alwyn Deacon 478 33.6 -2.6
Conservative Kristofer David Wilson 275 19.3 -9.7
Majority 192 13.5
Turnout 1,426 27.6
Labour gain from BNP Swing
Barpool By-election May 2011[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vicky Fowler 1034 51.6 +6.8
Conservative Mike Bannister 519 25.9 -1.0
BNP Alwyn Deacon 204 10.2 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Andrew Crichton 142 7.1 -8.2
UKIP Andreas Hammerschmiedt 65 3.2 +3.2
TUSC Tom Sidwell 38 1.9 +0.7
Majority 515 25.7
Turnout 2002
Labour hold Swing
Arbury By-Election December 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeff Morgan 395 40.34
Labour Tricia Elliott 369 37.69
UKIP Trevor Beard 109 11.13
Green Michael Wright 55 5.61
BNP Alwyn Deacon 35 3.57
TUSC Aidan O'Toole 8 0.81
English Democrat Stephen Paxton 6 0.61
Majority 26 2.65
Turnout 979
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 13.6%
Bulkington By-Election 4th May 2017 [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Smith 1651 76 +40.3
Labour Jack Bonner 517 24 -12
Majority 1134 52
Turnout 47.1%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 27%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Democracy and Elections". Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  2. ^ "Nuneaton & Bedworth". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  3. ^ The Borough of Nuneaton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Warwickshire and West Midlands (County and District Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Nuneaton & Bedworth". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth (Electoral Changes) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Tories win by-election". Coventry Telegraph. 2005-06-11. p. 7.
  8. ^ Evans, Steve (2007-02-10). "Labour shrug off BNP scare ; By-Election: Prospect of first hung council is averted". Coventry Telegraph. p. 9.
  9. ^ "Labour take ward from Tories". Coventry Telegraph. 2007-06-30. p. 5.
  10. ^ "Brown digests Labour by-election win". Coventry Telegraph. 2007-09-22.
  11. ^ a b c d "Declaration of Result of Poll" (PDF). Numeaton and Bedworth Borough Council. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009.

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