Sedgefield Borough Council elections

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Sedgefield was a non-metropolitan district in County Durham, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Durham County Council.

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
Labour 1973-2009

Council elections[edit]

Election Labour Liberal Democrat[a] Conservative Independent Total Notes
1973[2] 40 4 1 8 53
1976[3] 36 1 1 15 53 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[4]
1979[5] 40 3 1 9 53
1983[6] 40 4[b] 2 3 49 New ward boundaries & district boundary changes also took place[7][8]
1987[9] 37 7[c] 2 3[d] 49 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[10]
1991[11] 33 8 1 7 49 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[12]
1995[13] 44 0 0 2 49[e]
1999[14] 43 2 0 4 49
2003[15] 35 7 1 7 50 New ward boundaries[16]
2007[17] 28 6 1 15 50

By-election results[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Sedgefield Borough Council.

Tudhoe By-Election 21 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 425 55.8
Independent 216 28.4
Liberal Democrat Benjamin May Ord 88 11.6
Conservative 32 4.2
Majority 209 27.4
Turnout 761 28
Labour hold Swing
Tudhoe By-Election 25 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Agnes Armstrong 373 60.2
Liberal Democrat Martin Jones 247 39.8
Majority 126 20.4
Turnout 620 23
Labour hold Swing
Tudhoe By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,129 52.2 +5.2
Independent 1,033 47.8 -5.2
Majority 96 4.4
Turnout 2,162
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Middlestone By-Election 21 March 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kevin Thompson 528 51.7 +21.4
Labour 493 48.3 -21.4
Majority 35 3.4
Turnout 1,021
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ 0 Liberal, 4 SDP
  3. ^ 1 Liberal, 6 SDP
  4. ^ Including three Independent Labour
  5. ^ 3 vacant after election

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 loval government seats". The Times. 9 June 1973.
  3. ^ "Heavy Labour losses in district polls". The Times. 8 May 1976.
  4. ^ The Darlington and Sedgefield (Areas) Order 1976
  5. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  6. ^ "How votes were cast in local government elections". The Times. 7 May 1983. p. 4.
  7. ^ The District of Sedgefield (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  8. ^ The Cleveland and Durham (Areas) Order 1982
  9. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. 9 May 1987.
  10. ^ The Durham (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  11. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cleveland and Durham (County Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  14. ^ "Sedgefield". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Sedgefield". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  16. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Sedgefield (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Sedgefield". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.