South Shropshire District Council elections

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South Shropshire 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
Independent 1973-2003
No overall control 2003-2007
Conservative 2007-2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Bishops Castle By-Election 16 January 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 579 74.4
Liberal Democrat 177 22.8
Labour 22 2.8
Majority 402 51.6
Turnout 778 50.5
Independent hold Swing
Ludlow East Hamlet By-Election 31 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 236 38.5 +38.5
Green 201 32.8 +15.0
Liberal Democrat 176 28.7 -25.4
Majority 35 5.7
Turnout 613 21.4
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Ludlow Castle By-Election 28 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 342 45.4 +14.4
Conservative 273 36.3 +36.3
Independent 138 18.3 -5.1
Majority 69 9.1
Turnout 753 30.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Ludlow Castle By-Election 15 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 546 50.9 +50.9
Liberal Democrat 526 49.1 +16.3
Majority 20 1.8
Turnout 1,072 43.1
Conservative gain from Green Swing
Worthen By-Election 21 February 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 517 58.1
Conservative 373 41.9
Majority 144 16.2
Turnout 890 56.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Church Stretton North By-Election 7 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Charles West 637 71.5 +34.0
Conservative Mark Wiggin 188 21.1 -6.7
Independent Michael Whitehouse 66 7.4 +7.4
Majority 449 50.4
Turnout 891 53.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St Peters By-Election 14 September 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tracy Huffer 488 57.0 +4.1
Conservative 298 34.8 +9.4
Green 70 8.2 +8.2
Majority 190 12.2
Turnout 856 44.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ The District of South Shropshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  3. ^ The Shropshire (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of South Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of South Shropshire (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.