Redditch Borough Council elections

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One third of Redditch Borough Council in Worcestershire, England is elected each year, followed by one year when there is an election to Worcestershire County Council instead.

Political control[edit]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1983
Labour 1983 - 2002
No overall control 2002 - 2004
Labour 2004 - 2006
No overall control 2006 - 2008
Conservative 2008 - 2012
Labour 2012 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1973-1996[edit]

Town Centre By-Election 15 May 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W W Hodge 712
Conservative Mrs E Little 705
Liberal Susan Spargo 287
Majority 7
Turnout 1,704 76.4%
Labour hold Swing

1997-2007[edit]

West By-Election 13 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Lumley 857 45.7
Labour Richard Timney 855 45.6
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Cummings 122 6.5
Green Dave Glover 40 2.0
Majority 2 0.1
Turnout 1,874 31.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Batchley By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Cookson 634 85.3 +2.3
Conservative Juilet Brummer 86 11.6 +1.2
Green Dave Glover 23 3.1 +3.1
Majority 548 73.7
Turnout 743 14.6
Labour hold Swing
Lodge Park By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Fry 455 60.5 -1.6
Conservative Kath Banks 219 29.1 +12.8
Liberal Democrat Nigel Hicks 70 9.3 -1.2
Green Richard Armstrong 8 1.0 +1.0
Majority 236 31.4
Turnout 752 16.5
Labour hold Swing
Greenlands By-Election 2 April 1998[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Cartwright 586 53.9 -1.2
Conservative David Chart 398 36.6 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Antony Pitt 103 9.5 -5.3
Majority 188 17.3
Turnout 1,087 16.9
Labour hold Swing
Crabbs Cross & Rural By-Election 3 April 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jack Field 843 55.7 +5.2
Labour Richard Timney 532 35.2 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Michael Ashall 138 9.1 -3.2
Majority 311 20.5
Turnout 1,513 26.8
Conservative hold Swing

2008-2018[edit]

Batchley By-Election 17 July 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brenda Quinney 630 39.0 -12.4
Labour Greg Chance 539 33.4 -4.3
BNP Maurice Field 299 18.5 +18.5
Liberal Democrat Russel Taylor 121 7.5 -3.4
Independent Orion Moon 25 1.5 +1.5
Majority 91 5.6
Turnout 1,614 27.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Central By-Election 26 March 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Greg Chance 700 51.3 +15.2
Conservative Terry Spencer 511 37.4 -9.6
Liberal Democrat Anthony Pitt 84 6.2 -3.5
Green Kevin White 36 2.6 +2.6
Independent Richard Armstrong 34 2.5 -4.7
Majority 189 13.9
Turnout 1,365 23.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Headless Cross and Oakenshaw By-Election 26 March 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gay Hopkins 764 48.2 -14.7
Labour Pattie Hill 502 31.7 +8.5
Liberal Democrat John Stanley 162 10.2 -3.7
Green Alistair Waugh 113 7.1 +7.1
Independent Isabel Armstrong 45 2.8 +2.8
Majority 262 16.5
Turnout 1,586 23.2
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ The District of Redditch (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester and Warwickshire (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Redditch council". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Redditch (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Labour hold ward seat". Birmingham Mail. 1998-04-04. p. 17. 
  6. ^ "Batchley by-election result". Redditch Borough Council. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  7. ^ a b "Labour makes sweeping gain from Tories in Redditch council by-election". 24dash.com. 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 

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