Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council elections

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Shrewsbury and Atcham was a non-metropolitan district in Shropshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Shropshire 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
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1980
No overall control 1980-2002
Conservative 2002-2005
No overall control 2005-2006
Conservative 2006-2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Copthorne By-Election 26 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 947 46.3
Liberal Democrat 614 30.0
Labour 483 23.6
Majority 333 16.3
Turnout 2,044
Conservative hold Swing
Haughmond By-Election 29 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 330 47.3 +3.2
Liberal Democrat 192 27.5 +7.7
Labour 175 25.1 -11.1
Majority 138 19.8
Turnout 697
Conservative hold Swing
Pimhill By-Election 26 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 427 61.8 +61.8
Conservative 215 31.1 -0.2
Labour 49 7.1 -21.8
Majority 212 30.7
Turnout 691 49.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Attingham By-Election 25 March 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 255 78.9 +5.5
Labour 52 16.1 +16.1
Liberal Democrat 16 5.0 -6.4
Majority 203 62.8
Turnout 323 28.3
Independent hold Swing
Sundorne By-Election 30 March 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joyce Allaway 669 66.3 -11.0
Liberal Democrat Philip Niblock 177 17.5 +17.5
Conservative Stanley Felton 163 16.2 -6.6
Majority 492 48.8
Turnout 1,009 26.4
Labour hold Swing
Belle Vue By-Election 20 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Townsend 886 61.0
Conservative Gerald Lloyd 439 30.2
Liberal Democrat Neil White 128 8.8
Majority 447 30.8
Turnout 1,453 33.7
Labour hold Swing
Meole Brace By-Election 26 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Morris 821 47.0 +8.3
Conservative Eileen Membury 775 44.4 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Janine Clarke 151 8.6 -8.8
Majority 46 2.6
Turnout 1,747 30.3
Labour hold Swing
Bagley By-Election 19 July 2001 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tamir Hazan 575
Liberal Democrat John Thurston 572
Labour Julie Humphreys 392
Labour Louis Gladden 384
Conservative Andrew Fox 198
Conservative Eileen Membury 198
Turnout 2,319 27.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Column By-Election 8 July 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacqueline Brennand 902 69.2 +17.2
Labour Louis Gladden 276 21.2 -7.2
Liberal Democrat Janine Clarke 92 7.1 -8.2
Green John Snell 32 2.5 -1.9
Majority 626 58.0
Turnout 1,302 36.1
Conservative hold Swing
Sutton & Reabrook By-Election 31 March 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elizabeth Parsons 671 46.0 -1.9
Conservative Graham Watson 479 32.9 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Caroline Cheyne 255 17.5 +9.8
BNP Helen Foulkes 28 1.9 -2.8
Green Tobias Green 25 1.7 -1.4
Majority 192 13.1
Turnout 1,458 44.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Monkmoor By-Election 20 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Durnell 603 49.3 +24.7
Labour Louis Gladden 482 39.4 -12.7
Conservative Paul Felton 139 11.3 -7.6
Majority 121 9.9
Turnout 1,224 30.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Lawley By-Election 19 October 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Timothy Barker 318 45.6
Conservative Reginald Barkley 298 42.7
Liberal Democrat Patricia Aidley 82 11.7
Majority 20 2.9
Turnout 698 43.4
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Pimhill By-Election 28 August 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Everall 341 45.6 -34.9
Liberal Democrat Helen Woodman 331 44.3 +44.3
BNP Helen Foulkes 59 7.9 +7.9
Independent Anti-Incinerator Candidate Ioan Jones 16 2.1 +2.1
Majority 10 1.3
Turnout 747 46.5
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Shrewsbury and Atcham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ The Shropshire (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  4. ^ The Shropshire (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Shropshire (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Shrewsbury and Atcham (Electoral Changes) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Pimhill Ward By-Election". Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council. Retrieved 6 September 2008.