Rutland County Council elections

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Rutland County Council is the local authority for the unitary authority of Rutland in England. Between 1 April 1974 and 1 April 1997 Rutland was a non-metropolitan district in Leicestershire.

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

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1987
No overall control 1987–1995
Independent 1995–1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Independent 1997–1998
No overall control 1998–2003
Conservative 2003–2021
No overall control 2021–present

Leadership[edit]

The leaders of the council since 1995 have been:[2]

Councillor Party From To
Eddie Martin[3][a] Independent 15 May 1995 2 Apr 1997
Kim Lee[4] Liberal Democrats 12 May 1997 May 1999
Edward Baines[5] Independent 24 May 1999 2003
Roger Begy[6] Conservative 2003 1 Feb 2016
Terry King[7] Conservative 22 Feb 2016 Jan 2017
Tony Mathias[8] Conservative 26 Jan 2017 8 Jan 2018
Oliver Hemsley[9] Conservative 5 Feb 2018 9 May 2022
Lucy Stephenson Conservative 9 May 2022 Incumbent

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1996–1999[edit]

Oakham East By-Election 5 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peris Steen 477 50.0 +41.9
Independent Richard Gale 301 31.6 -44.0
Labour David Neild 176 18.4 +2.4
Majority 176 18.4
Turnout 954
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Barrowden By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ruth Archer 207 43.4
Independent Mike Fisher 100 21.0
Conservative Kenneth Bool 94 19.7
Independent Trevor Ellis 76 15.9
Majority 107 22.4
Turnout 477 43.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Empingham By-Election 14 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Eileen Ray 188 58.4 +41.2
Liberal Democrats Dennis Jeffery 134 41.6 +41.6
Majority 54 16.8
Turnout 322 35.4
Green gain from Independent Swing

1999–2003[edit]

Oakham East By-Election 22 March 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 383 34.4 +3.3
Conservative 369 33.1 +33.1
Liberal Democrats 243 21.8 +6.5
Labour 119 10.7 -1.5
Majority 14 1.3
Turnout 1,114 31.1
Casterton By-Election 25 April 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Miles Williamson-Noble unopposed
Uppingham By-Election 25 April 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Colin Forsyth 218 42.9 +42.9
Independent Peter Ind 175 34.4 +34.4
Labour Carol Shelvey 115 22.6 -22.5
Majority 43 8.5
Turnout 508 19.0
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Whissendine By-Election 11 July 2002[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Baker 234 37.4 +37.4
Labour Linda Arnold 143 22.8 +22.8
Independent Kate Tudno-Jones 123 19.6 -34.7
Independent Brian Montgomery 111 17.7 +17.7
Independent Peter Saunders 15 2.4 +2.4
Majority 91 14.6
Turnout 626 42.4

2003–2007[edit]

Cottesmore By-Election 3 July 2003[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jan Rodger 403 74.1
Independent Edward Baines 141 25.9
Majority 262 48.2
Turnout 544 25.6
Oakham South East By-Election 23 December 2004[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Graves 339 64.4
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Smith 187 35.6
Majority 152 28.8
Turnout 526 27.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ryhall & Casterton By-Election 24 November 2005[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charlotte Jones unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011[edit]

Whissendine By-Election 6 November 2008[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Brian Montgomery 154 41.3 +41.3
Conservative Jane Reynolds 148 39.7 -60.3
Liberal Democrats Roy Robinson 71 19.0 +19.0
Majority 6 1.6
Turnout 373 35.2
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Cottesmore By-Election 21 May 2009[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susie Iannantuoni 389 68.1 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Joanna Burrows 182 31.9 +31.9
Majority 207 36.2
Turnout 571 26.4
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Ketton by election 27 June 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Conde 330 44.4 +44.4
Independent Andrew McGilvray 260 35.0 +35.0
UKIP Liam Powell 130 17.5 +17.5
Independent Martin Brookes 24 3.2 +3.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Oakham South West 16 October 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Clifton 240 52.2 {{{change}}}
Independent Ben Callaghan 177 38.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Swift 43 9.3
Majority 63
Turnout 24.82%
Conservative hold Swing
Whissendine 16 October 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sam Asplin 192 51.8 {{{change}}}
Conservative Jonathan Baker 179 48.2
Majority 13
Turnout 34.67%
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

2015-2019[edit]

Oakham South West: 12 July 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Alderman 178[b]
Liberal Democrats Joanna Burrows 177
Conservative Patsy Clifton 163
Labour Chris Brookes 80
Majority 1
Turnout 599 33.5
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

2019-2023[edit]

Ryhall and Casterton: 12 September 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Coleman 357 56.3
Liberal Democrats Beverley Wrigley-Pheasant 156 24.6
Green Steve Fay 121 19.1
Majority 201 31.7
Turnout 634
Conservative hold Swing
Oakham South: 19 August 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Browne 886 67.8 +1.1
Conservative Edward Burton 420 32.2 -1.7
Majority 466 35.6
Turnout 1,306
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase9.8
Oakham North West: 4 November 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leah Toseland 293 62.6 N/A
Conservative Daniel Bottomley 175 37.4 +37.4
Majority 118 25.2
Turnout 468
Labour gain from Independent Swing N/A
Ryhall and Casterton: 10 March 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Rick Wilson 281 51.2 +32.1
Conservative Richard Foster 268 48.8 -7.5
Majority 13 2.4
Turnout 549
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Uppingham: 5 May 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Lambert 661 53.8 N/A
Independent Dave Ainslie 327 26.6 N/A
Conservative Giles Clifton 205 16.6 N/A
Reform UK Phil Bourqui 36 2.9 N/A
Majority 334 27.2
Turnout 1,229 39.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Green Swing Increase 53.8
Oakham South: 17 June 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ray Payne Uncontested N/A N/A
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Council minutes". Rutland County Council. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Two faces at the top for new-look council". Rutland Times. Oakham. 19 May 1995. p. 3. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  4. ^ "New chief". Rutland Times. Oakham. 2 May 1997. p. 2. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Councillors appointed". Rutland Times. Oakham. 28 May 1999. p. 7. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Tributes paid to 'outstanding public servant' Roger Begy". Rutland and Stamford Mercury. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  7. ^ Scholes, Andrea (30 November 2018). "Tributes paid to Terry King who ably served Rutland for 18 years". Rutland and Stamford Mercury. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Council leader Tony Mathias resigns". Rutland County Council. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  9. ^ Parker, Tim; Noble, Samantha (6 May 2022). "Rutland Conservative council leader leaves party". BBC News. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Rutland (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Rutland". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Rutland (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Tory triumphs in Rutland election". Leicester Mercury. 13 July 2002.
  15. ^ "Cottesmore by-election results". Rutland on Line. 11 July 2003. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  16. ^ "Tories hold smallest county council". guardian.co.uk. 24 December 2004. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  17. ^ "Ryhall & Casterton By Election Deadline Passes". Rutland County Council. 28 October 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  18. ^ "Whissendine Election Result". Rutland County Council. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  19. ^ "Cottesmore Ward" (PDF). Rutland County Council. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  20. ^ "Oakham South West By-Election Result". rutland.gov.uk. Rutland County Council. Retrieved 22 June 2022.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Initially appointed as "co-ordinator", but title changed to "leader" later that year.
  2. ^ Alderman was elected by the Returning Officer drawing lots after both he and Joanna Burrows received 177 votes.

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