Plymouth City Council elections

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Plymouth is a unitary authority in Devon, 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][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973—1991
Labour 1991—1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997—2000
Conservative 2000—2003
Labour 2003—2006
No overall control[3][4] 2006
(4 May - 22 June)
Labour 2006—2007
Conservative 2007—2012
Labour 2012—2015
No overall control 2015—2017
Conservative[5] 2017—2018
Labour 2018—present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

Result maps[edit]

Changes between elections[edit]

Unitary authority[edit]

Honicknowle By-Election 7 August 1997[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,328 61.1 -11.3
Conservative 420 19.3 -8.3
Liberal Democrats 344 15.8 +15.8
Independent 67 3.1 +3.1
Independent Democrat 14 0.6 +0.6
Majority 908 41.8
Turnout 2,173 23.0
Labour hold Swing
Ham By-Election 25 September 1997[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,017 65.5 +4.8
Conservative 307 19.8 -2.3
Liberal Democrats 173 11.1 +11.1
Independent Democrat 56 3.6 -13.6
Majority 710 45.7
Turnout 1,553
Labour hold Swing
Mount Gould By-Election 2 May 2002 (2)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,179
Labour 1,101
Liberal Democrats 590
Liberal Democrats 566
Conservative 464
Conservative 449
Green 120
Green 119
UKIP 51
Turnout 4,639 29.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St Budeaux By-Election 2 May 2002[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,253 55.7 +8.9
Conservative 715 31.8 -6.7
Liberal Democrats 282 12.5 +0.0
Majority 538 23.9
Turnout 2,250 25.5
Labour hold Swing

2003 boundaries[edit]

Southway By-Election 22 June 2006[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Kirk 1,624 43.3 +3.9
Conservative Brenda Brookshaw 1,517 40.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrats Terrance O'Connor 214 5.7 -14.7
BNP Liam Birch 200 5.3 +5.3
UKIP Thomas Williams 139 3.7 +3.7
Green Raymond Tuohy 53 1.4 +1.4
Majority 107 2.8
Turnout 3,747 40.4
Labour hold Swing
Ham By-Election 3 September 2009[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tina Tuohy 1,243 44.0 +2.7
Conservative Nigel Churchill 676 23.9 -15.7
UKIP Andrew Leigh 442 15.6 +15.6
Independent Margaret Storer 204 7.2 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Trimnell 181 6.4 -6.8
BNP Adrian Romilly 82 2.9 +2.9
Majority 567 20.1
Turnout 2,828 29.0
Labour hold Swing

In September 2017, the three UKIP councillors elected in 2014, Christopher Storer (Ham), John Riley (Honicknowle) and Maddie Bridgeman (Moor View), moved to the Conservatives.[19]

Southway By-Election 27 June 2013[20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonny Morris 1,247 43.1 -8.2
UKIP Peter David Berrow 764 26.4 +4.6
Conservative David Alexander Downie 487 16.8 -10.0
Independent Dennis Law Silverwood 290 10.0 +10.0
Liberal Democrats Justin Dominic Stafford 82 2.8 +2.8
TUSC Ryan Aldred 22 22 0.8 +0.8
Majority 483
Turnout 29.24
Labour hold Swing
Stoke By-Election 26 July 2018[22][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jemima Laing 1,427 52.8% +0.2%
Conservative Kathy Watkin 981 36.3% +2.8%
Liberal Democrats Connor Clarke 174 6.4% +1.4%
Active for Plymouth Iuliu Popescue 123 4.5% +4.5%
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Plymouth". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Labour loses control in Plymouth". BBC News. 5 May 2006.
  4. ^ "Labour regains control of Plymouth city council". The Guardian. 23 June 2006.
  5. ^ All three of Plymouth's Ukip councillors have just quit the party and joined the Tories
  6. ^ The City of Plymouth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  7. ^ The Devon (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Plymouth (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Council and democracy". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Labour lose their majority hold over Plymouth City Council". The Herald. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  12. ^ "About Plymouth City Council". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Local Authority Byelecion Results - August 1997". Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Local Authority Byelecion Results - September 1997". Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Local Authority Byelecion Results - May 2002". Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Local Authority Byelecion Results - May 2002". Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Labour regains control of Plymouth city council". guardian.co.uk. London. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  18. ^ "Ham by-election". Plymouth City Council. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  19. ^ O'Leary, Miles (10 September 2017). "All three of Plymouth's Ukip councillors have just quit the party". plymouthherald. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Local Authority Byelecion Results - June 2013". Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  21. ^ "Past election results". Retrieved 19 November 2019. Text "publisher-Plymouth City Council" ignored (help)
  22. ^ "Labour hold Stoke ward seat in Plymouth by-election". Plymouth Herald. 27 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Local Authority Byelecion Results - July 2018". Retrieved 19 November 2019.

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