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 2003-2007
Conservative 2007-2012
Labour 2012-2015
No overall control 2015–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Honicknowle By-Election 7 August 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,328 61.1 -11.3
Conservative 420 19.3 -8.3
Liberal Democrat 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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,017 65.5 +4.8
Conservative 307 19.8 -2.3
Liberal Democrat 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)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,179
Labour 1,101
Liberal Democrat 590
Liberal Democrat 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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,253 55.7 +8.9
Conservative 715 31.8 -6.7
Liberal Democrat 282 12.5 +0.0
Majority 538 23.9
Turnout 2,250 25.5
Labour hold Swing
Southway By-Election 22 June 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Kirk 1,624 43.3 +3.9
Conservative Brenda Brookshaw 1,517 40.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrat 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[11]
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 Democrat 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

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. ^ The City of Plymouth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  4. ^ The Devon (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Plymouth (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Council and democracy". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Labour lose their majority hold over Plymouth City Council". The Herald. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "About Plymouth City Council". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Labour regains control of Plymouth city council". London: guardian.co.uk. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "Ham by-election". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 

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