Penwith District Council elections

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

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Independent 1973-1986
No overall control 1986-2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

St Just By-Election 20 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 655 40.4
Liberal Democrat 426 26.4
Conservative 425 26.2
Independent 117 7.2
Majority 229 14.0
Turnout 1,623
Labour hold Swing
St Ives South By-Election 5 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 275 39.9
Liberal Democrat 267 38.7
Labour 148 21.4
Majority 8 1.2
Turnout 690 24.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
St Ives North By-Election 17 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 442 39.0 -11.4
Independent 318 28.1 +28.1
Labour 223 19.7 -29.9
Conservative 149 13.2 +13.2
Majority 124 10.9
Turnout 1,132
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Lelant and Carbis Bay By-Election 22 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 650 70.8 +24.7
Liberal Democrat 268 29.2 -7.1
Majority 382 41.6
Turnout 918 27.8
Conservative hold Swing
Hayle Gwinear By-Election 26 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 687 50.1 +18.8
Conservative 426 31.1 +31.1
Labour 258 18.8 +18.8
Majority 261 19.0
Turnout 1,371 28.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St Buryan By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Care 1,245 67.3 +5.2
Independent Joby Jackson 606 32.7 +32.7
Majority 639 34.6
Turnout 1,851
Conservative hold Swing
Penzance West By-Election 15 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Stokes 351 37.1 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Simon Reed 330 34.9 +34.9
Labour Timothy Pullen 191 20.2 -1.9
Independent Malcolm Lawrence 53 5.6 -19.8
Independent Joby Akira 20 2.1 -10.2
Majority 21 2.2
Turnout 945 34.8
Conservative hold Swing
St Buryan By-Election 14 November 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 685 56.7
Independent 264 21.8
Labour 125 10.3
Independent 119 9.8
Independent 16 1.3
Majority 421 34.9
Turnout 1,209 46.2
Conservative hold Swing
Penzance Central By-Election 2 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jan Ruhrmund 454 39.4
Conservative Samuel Ryan 451 39.2
Labour Timothy Pullen 150 13.0
Independent Malcolm Lawrence 90 7.8
Independent Joby Akira 6 0.5
Majority 3 0.2
Turnout 1,151 42.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hayle South By-Election 10 November 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Bennett 374 67.4 +14.3
Labour Jayne Ninnes 181 32.6 +19.3
Majority 193 34.8
Turnout 555 19.7
Independent hold Swing
Penzance Central By-Election 17 November 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Thomas 223 29.5 -6.5
Liberal Democrat Mark Squire 208 27.5 -18.7
Labour Cornelius Olivier 195 25.8 +8.0
Mebyon Kernow Phillip Rendle 92 12.1 +12.1
Independent Stephen Dicker 38 5.0 +5.0
Majority 15 2.0
Turnout 756 26.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Gwinear, Gwithian and Hayle East By-Election 25 October 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ray Tovey 493 57.7 +4.6
Independent Derek Elliott 192 22.5 +22.5
Labour Jayne Ninnes 170 19.9 +19.9
Majority 301 35.2
Turnout 855 27.1
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The District of Penwith (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Penwith (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.

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