Southampton City Council elections

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Southampton is a unitary authority in Hampshire, England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district.

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][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1984
Labour 1984-1987
No overall control 1987-1988
Labour 1988-1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996-2000
No overall control 2000-2008
Conservative 2008-2012
Labour 2012–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

City result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2001[edit]

Bargate By-Election 23 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 885 52.6 -6.4
Conservative 259 15.4 -3.0
Socialist Labour 257 15.3 +9.3
Liberal Democrat 250 14.9 +4.7
Independent Labour 31 1.8 -4.7
Majority 626 37.2
Turnout 1,682 13.0
Labour hold Swing
Woolston By-Election 12 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 975 47.8 -9.4
Liberal Democrat 725 35.6 +6.1
Conservative 339 16.6 +3.3
Majority 250 12.2
Turnout 2,039 17.9
Labour hold Swing
Bassett By-Election 8 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,025 58.9 +8.9
Labour 372 21.4 -16.2
Liberal Democrat 344 19.8 +7.5
Majority 653 37.5
Turnout 1,741 14.5
Conservative hold Swing
Harefield By-Election 8 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 858 44.1 -6.7
Conservative 856 44.0 +9.3
Liberal Democrat 231 11.9 +3.3
Majority 2 0.1
Turnout 1,945 19.3
Labour hold Swing

2005–2009[edit]

Bitterne Park By-Election 15 September 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clifford Coombes 984 37.1 +0.4
Labour Mike Brainsby 791 29.9 +13.1
Liberal Democrat Anne Work 785 29.6 -4.3
Green Joseph Cox 89 3.4 +3.4
Majority 193 7.2
Turnout 2,649
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Southamoton". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  3. ^ The City of Southampton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  4. ^ The New Forest and Southampton (Areas) Order 1978
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Southampton (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Southampton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Elections explained". Southampton City Council. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bitterne Park ward by election result 15/09/2005". Southampton City Council. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 

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