Portsmouth City Council elections

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Portsmouth is a unitary authority in Hampshire, England. Until 1 April 1997 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

Election Overall Control Conservative Labour Alliance/Liberal Democrats Independent
1973 Conservative 28 17 0 3 48
1976 31 14 0 3
1979 31 14 0 3
1983 25 11 1 2 39
1984 25 11 1 2
1986 23 10 5 1
1987 24 9 5 1
1988 25 8 5 1
1990 21 12 5 1
1991 No Overall Control
(Conservative Administration)
19 13 6 1
1992 17 14 7 1
1994 No Overall Control
(Labour Administration)
15 14 9 1
1995 11 18 10 0

Unitary authority

Party in control Years Leader
Labour 1996-2000[2] Leo Madden
No overall control (Labour Administration) 2000–2002
No overall control (Conservative Administration) 2002–2004 Frank Worley
No overall control (Liberal Democrat Administration) 2004–2009 Gerald Vernon-Jackson
Liberal Democrats 2009-2014[3]
No overall control (Conservative Administration) 2014–2018 Donna Jones
No overall control (Liberal Democrat Administration) 2018–present Gerald Vernon-Jackson

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

City result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Drayton & Farlington by-election 1 September 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Wemyss 2,148 50.9 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Patrict Whittle 1,973 46.7 +4.3
English Democrat David Knight 102 2.4 +2.4
Majority 175 4.2
Turnout 4,223 43.0
Conservative hold Swing
Fratton by-election 16 August 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats David Fuller 1,196 58.6 +2.6
Conservative Gerry Oldfield 496 24.3 +1.3
Labour Simon Payne 144 7.1 -5.4
English Democrat David Knight 131 6.4 -2.1
Green Sean Sanders 56 2.7 +2.7
Independent Mark Austin 17 0.8 +0.8
Majority 700 34.3 +1.3
Turnout 2,040 20.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Nelson by-election 27 September 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah Cook 791 35.0 +3.2
Conservative Jim Fleming 682 30.2 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Alex Naylor 548 24.2 -2.9
UKIP Michelle Essery 90 4.0 +4.0
Green Calum Kennedy 78 3.5 -2.9
English Democrat Clive Percy 71 3.1 -4.4
Majority 109 4.8
Turnout 2,260 22.4
Labour hold Swing
Copnor by-election 7 February 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Andy Fraser 1,835 55.8 +38.4
Conservative Jim Fleming 904 27.5 -18.6
Labour Terry O'Brien 349 10.6 -8.2
English Democrat David Knight 117 3.6 -13.6
UKIP Michelle Essery 57 1.7 +1.7
Independent Mark Austin 28 0.9 +0.9
Majority 931 28.3
Turnout 3,290 33.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  3. ^ "Lib Dems claim fourth defection". BBC News Online. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Portsmouth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Portsmouth". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Portsmouth (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Drayton & Farlington Ward By-election - 1 September 2005". Portsmouth City Council. Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  8. ^ "Fratton Ward by-election 2007 results". Portsmouth City Council. Archived from the original on 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  9. ^ "Nelson Ward by-election 2007 results". Portsmouth City Council. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  10. ^ "Copnor Ward by-election 2008 results". Portsmouth City Council. Retrieved 2009-08-31.

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