Peterborough City Council elections

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Peterborough is a unitary authority in Cambridgeshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.

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]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1978
No overall control 1978-1980
Labour 1980-1982
No overall control 1982-1996
Labour 1996-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997-1998
No overall control 1998-2002
Conservative 2002-2014
No overall control 2014-2016
Conservative 2016–2017
No overall control 2017-2018
Conservative May 2018-June 2018
No overall control June 2018-August 2018
Conservative August 2018 – 2019
No overall control 2019–Present

Leadership[edit]

The leaders of the council since 2003 have been:[2]

Councillor Party From To
Ben Franklin Conservative 25 Jun 2003 4 Apr 2006
John Peach Conservative 12 Apr 2006 18 May 2009
Marco Cereste Conservative 18 May 2009 10 May 2015
John Holdich Conservative 15 May 2015 9 May 2021
Wayne Fitzgerald Conservative 26 May 2021

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

City result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Orton Longueville By-Election 2 August 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gavin Elsey 713 36.5 -1.4
Labour Heather Skibsted 657 33.7 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Daniel Gibbs 237 12.1 +4.6
Green Alexander Airey 201 10.3 −2.7
UKIP Graham Whitehead 143 7.3 −7.0
Majority 56 2.8 N/A
Turnout 1951 25.9 −13.0
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Eye, Thorney and Newborough By-Election 7 September 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Simons 1018 52.3 +17.4
Labour Christian DeFeo 555 28.5 +15.2
UKIP Mary Herdman 279 14.3 −7.5
Green Michael Alexander 61 3.4 −6.4
Liberal Democrats Callum Robertson 35 1.8 +1.8
Majority 463 23.8 N/A
Turnout 1949 27.3 −11.8
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Park By-Election 17 August 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shahzad Nawaz 1713 49.6 +9.8
Conservative Arfan Khan 1111 39.8 +2.2
UKIP Graham Whitehead 176 5.1 −4.0
Liberal Democrats Ian Hardman 109 3.2 -1.1
Green Carolyn English 83 2.4 −6.9
Majority 602 9.8 N/A
Turnout 3456 49.9 -4.4
Labour hold Swing N/A
East By-Election 8 June 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Mahabadi 1900 51.3 +17.3
Conservative Jay Beecher 1111 30.0 -10.0
UKIP Graham Whitehead 358 9.7 −8.9
Liberal Democrats Jelana Stevic 332 9.0 +9.0
Majority 781 21.3 N/A
Turnout 3701 52.8 +17.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 13.7
West Ward By-Election: 10 December 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Arculus 1,252 58.4 +4.1
Labour John Knowles 341 15.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Ginny McDermid 224 10.4 +7.4
UKIP Frances Fox 177 8.3 +8.3
English Democrat Jane Cage 93 4.3 −20.1
Green Fiona Radic 58 2.7 −0.5
Majority 911 42.5
Turnout 2,145 34.0
Conservative hold Swing
Northborough By-Election: 13 July 2006[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hiller 393 44.6 −16.5
Independent Simon Potter 388 44.0 +18.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Stead-Davis 64 7.3 +7.3
Labour Mark Duckworth 36 4.0 −9.2
Majority 5 0.6
Turnout 881 41.0
Conservative hold Swing
West Ward By-Election: 18 September 2003[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Dalton 1,405 69.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Jessica Story 393 19.4 +8.1
Labour Michael Langford 224 11.1 −5.2
Majority 1,012 50.1
Turnout 2,022 33.2
Conservative hold Swing
Walton By-Election: 13 February 2003[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Spencer 640 52.8 +1.1
Conservative Brian Hutchinson 355 29.3 +4.5
Labour Mary Rainey 218 18.0 −5.5
Majority 285 23.5
Turnout 1,213 30.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
North Bretton By-Election: 22 March 2001[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angus Ellis 805 53.7 −7.4
Conservative Sheila Scott 591 39.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Rohan Wilson 102 6.8 +6.8
Majority 214 14.2
Turnout 1,498 26.8
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Council minutes". Peterborough City Council. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Peterborough (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Peterborough (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Peterborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Peterborough (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Peterborough (Parish Electoral Arrangements and Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Peterborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 20 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Declaration of Result" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Declaration of Result" (PDF).
  12. ^ "Declaration of Result" (PDF).
  13. ^ "Declaration of Result" (PDF).
  14. ^ Following the death of Michael Burton; Reinis, Nick "By-election: New Tory Arculus takes West Ward" Archived 15 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 11 December 2009
  15. ^ Following the death of Benjamin Franklin; "Conservative wins Northborough by-election by five vote margin" Archived 14 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine Peterborough City Council, Ref. 06/07/ML, 13 July 2006
  16. ^ Following the death of Rex Perkins; By-Election Result 2003 Archived 14 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine Peterborough City Council. Retrieved 4 May 2007
  17. ^ Following the death of Phillip Sharp; Walton By-Election Result Archived 14 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine Peterborough City Council, 14 February 2003
  18. ^ Following the resignation of John Johnson; North Bretton By-Election Result Archived 13 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine Peterborough City Council, 23 March 2001

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