Purbeck District Council elections

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Purbeck District Council in Dorset, England existed from 1973 to 2019. One-third of the council was elected each year, followed by one year where there was an election to Dorset County Council instead. The council was abolished and subsumed into Dorset Council in 2019.

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 - 1999
Conservative 1999 - 2008
No overall control 2008–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

Swanage North By-Election 26 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 502 66.5 +39.0
Liberal Democrats 253 33.5 +13.5
Majority 249 33.0
Turnout 755
Independent hold Swing
Bere Regis By-Election 22 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 322 43.1 +4.9
Independent 267 35.7 +6.4
Liberal Democrats 158 21.2 +21.2
Majority 55 7.4
Turnout 747 47.1
Independent hold Swing
Castle By-Election 29 March 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 341 49.4 -17.2
Liberal Democrats 281 40.7 +7.3
Labour 68 9.9 +9.9
Majority 60 8.7
Turnout 690 43.7
Conservative hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Lytchett Minster & Upton East By-Election 14 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 1,080 59.1 +28.0
Conservative 746 40.9 -28.0
Majority 334 18.2
Turnout 1,826 58.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
St Martin By-Election 27 June 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 598 56.8 +13.0
Conservative 454 43.2 -2.4
Majority 144 13.6
Turnout 1,052 50.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Castle By-Election 9 June 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Dragon 418 57.8 +20.0
Liberal Democrats 230 31.8 -27.7
Labour 74 10.2 +7.5
Majority 188 26.0
Turnout 722 46.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Lytchett Matravers By-Election 9 June 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Michael Peacock 688 63.4 +20.0
Conservative 397 36.5 -20.1
Majority 291 26.9
Turnout 1,085 37.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Swanage South By-Election 15 June 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Pratt 642 45.4 +9.8
Liberal Democrats Anita Chennell 409 28.9 +6.6
Labour Cherry Bartlett 363 25.7 -4.3
Majority 233 16.5
Turnout 1,414 30.0
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purbeck". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  2. ^ The District of Purbeck (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Dorset (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Purbeck". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Purbeck (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Purbeck (Electoral Changes) Order 2013. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Purbeck (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Labour turns tables after May 5 defeat". London: guardian.co.uk. 2005-07-10. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  9. ^ "Labour loses Scottish council stronghold". London: guardian.co.uk. 2006-06-16. Retrieved 2010-05-08.

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