Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council elections

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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council elections are held every four years. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is the local authority for the unitary authority of Stockton-on-Tees, which straddles the ceremonial counties of County Durham and North Yorkshire, England. Until 1 April 1996 it was a non-metropolitan district in Cleveland.

Political control[edit]

An earlier municipal borough of Stockton-on-Tees had existed from 1836 until 1968.[1] That council was abolished and replaced by the short-lived County Borough of Teesside from 1968 to 1974. Under the Local Government Act 1972 a new non-metropolitan district called Stockton-on-Tees was established, with a larger territory than the pre-1968 borough.[2][3][4] The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. County-level services were provided by Cleveland County Council until its abolition in 1996, when Stockton-on-Tees became a unitary authority. Political control of the council since 1973 has been held by the following parties:[5][6][7]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1979
Labour 1979–1991
No overall control 1991–1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996–2005
No overall control 2005–2015
Labour 2015–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Leadership[edit]

The leaders of the council since 1990 have been:[8]

Councillor Party From To
Bob Gibson[9] Labour 1990 23 May 2007
Ken Lupton[10] Conservative 23 May 2007 25 May 2011
Bob Cook Labour 25 May 2011

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995–1999[edit]

Blue Hall By-Election 1 May 1997[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Hatton 1,620 64.4 -18.0
Liberal Democrats Joan Hodgson 536 21.3 +12.2
Conservative Phyllis Scott 358 14.2 +5.6
Majority 1,084 43.1
Turnout 2,514 60.1
Labour hold Swing
Parkfield By-Election 24 September 1998[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Coombs 583 58.0 -19.4
Independent Alex Bain 196 19.5 +19.5
Conservative Mark Daley 143 14.2 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Wylie 61 6.1 -3.8
Socialist Patrick Graham 23 2.3 +2.3
Majority 387 38.5
Turnout 1,006 22.2
Labour hold Swing

1999–2003[edit]

Fairfield By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,056 42.6 -12.0
Labour 971 39.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrats 340 13.7 +3.7
Independent 91 3.7 +3.7
Socialist Alliance 20 0.8 +0.8
Majority 85 3.4
Turnout 2,478
Conservative hold Swing
Marsh House By-Election 19 July 2001[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Apedaile 886 56.6 +4.5
Labour Sidney Thompson 555 35.5 -12.4
Conservative John Thomson 123 7.9 +7.9
Majority 331 21.1
Turnout 1,564 25.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Marsh House By-Election 16 May 2002[20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Leckonby 1,169 67.1 +10.5
Labour Royce Sandbach 405 23.3 -12.2
Conservative Graham Moore 96 5.5 -2.4
Socialist Alternative Anne Hollifield 71 4.1 +4.1
Majority 764 43.8
Turnout 1,741 28.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Charltons By-Election 18 July 2002[22][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond McCall 420 61.9 -12.6
Liberal Democrats 132 19.5 +3.7
Green 65 9.6 +9.6
Conservative 61 9.0 -0.7
Majority 288 42.4
Turnout 678 19.4
Labour hold Swing

2005–2007[edit]

Hartburn By-Election 9 February 2006[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Laing 1,396 78.1 +12.3
Labour Joseph Rayner 277 15.5 -6.1
Liberal Democrats David Hamilton-Milburn 115 6.4 -6.3
Majority 1,119 62.6
Turnout 1,788 32.6
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011[edit]

Ingleby Barwick West By-Election 18 June 2009[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ingleby Barwick Ind Society Jean Kirby 1,011 62.7 -16.4
Conservative Kelvin Mirfin 303 18.8 +6.9
Labour Peter McCarrick 163 10.1 +1.1
UKIP Stuart Smitheringale 82 5.1 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Irene Machin 54 3.3 +3.3
Majority 708 43.9
Turnout 1,613 22.2
Independent hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Village By-Election 7 February 2013[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Thornaby Independent Association Mick MOORE 800 61.2 +8.1
Labour Leslie HODGE 270 20.6 -11.6
UKIP Ted STRIKE 135 10.3 +10.3
Conservative John CHAPMAN 85 6.5 -5.3
Liberal Democrats Isabel WILLIS 18 1.4 -1.5
Majority 530
Turnout
Independent hold Swing 9.9

2015-2019[edit]

Parkfield & Oxbridge By-Election 28 January 2016[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Mitchell 598 52.5 +6.7
Conservative Stephen Richardson 363 31.9 +4.8
UKIP Peter Braney 113 9.9 +9.9
Liberal Democrats Drew Durning 65 5.7 +0.2
Majority 235 20.6
Turnout 1,139 21.9
Labour hold Swing
Grangefield By-Election 1 September 2016[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Richardson 807 50.5 +15.4
Labour Eleanor Clark 689 43.1 -5.5
UKIP Daniel Dalton 58 3.6 -8.8
Liberal Democrats Nick Webb 44 2.8 -1.1
Majority 118 7.4
Turnout 1,598 30.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Newtown By-Election 18 May 2017[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marilyn Surtees 483 52.5
Conservative Miguel Rodrigues 201 21.8
(no description) David Kirk 193 21.0
Liberal Democrats Jason Rossiter 43 4.7
Majority 282 30.7
Turnout 920 19.0
Labour hold Swing
Yarm By-Election 22 June 2017[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Hampton 1,179 50.8
Independent Andrew Sherris 677 29.1
Labour Kevin Nicholas 394 17.0
Liberal Democrats Graham Robinson 73 3.1
Majority 502 21.6
Turnout 2,323 30.2
Conservative hold Swing
Billingham North By-Election 20 July 2017[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Weston 719 40.5 +5.4
Conservative Sam Linley 687 38.7 +19.1
Independent Jennifer Apedaile 196 11.0 n/a
Liberal Democrats David Minchella 95 5.3 n/a
North East Mark Burdon 80 4.5 n/a
Majority 32 1.8
Turnout 1,777 25.4
Labour hold Swing
Parkfield & Oxbridge By-Election 23 November 2017[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Louise Baldock 727 54.7 +2.2
Conservative Aidan Cockerill 409 30.8 -1.1
Independent Shakeel Noor 156 11.7 n/a
Liberal Democrats Drew Durning 37 2.8 -2.9
Majority 318 23.9
Turnout 1,329 24.2
Labour hold Swing

2019-2023[edit]

Billingham West By-Election 6 May 2021[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Spence 863 39.6 +11.3
Independent Mark Bellerby 791 36.3 36.3
Labour Paul Jenkins 429 19.7 -1.2
Reform UK John McDermottroe 53 2.4 +2.4
Independent Paul Henderson 32 1.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Raymond Penn 7 0.3 +0.3
Independent Giles Harris 4 0.2 +0.2
Majority 72 3.3
Turnout 2,179
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree By-Election 6 May 2021[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugo Stratton 1,055 45.2 +28.4
Liberal Democrats Matthew Eves 730 31.3 -14.4
Labour Ben Lamb 386 16.5 -3.6
Independent Craig Harker 165 7.1 +7.1
Majority 325 13.9
Turnout 2,336
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hartburn By-Election 6 May 2021[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Niall Innes 1,999 73.2 +4.6
Labour Shakeel Hussain 620 22.7 +4.6
Reform UK Michael Elliott 112 4.1 +4.1
Majority 1,379 50.5
Turnout 2,731
Conservative hold Swing
Western Parishes By-Election 6 May 2021[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Matthews 928 65.1 +9.4
Labour Stephen Thompson 362 25.4 -0.8
Independent Andrew Stephenson 136 9.5 -46.2
Majority 566 39.7
Turnout 1,426
Conservative hold Swing

Andrew Stephenson was the incumbent councillor, having been disqualified due to non-attendance.[37]

Yarm By-Election 6 May 2021[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Fagan 2,757 62.0 +26.4
Independent Alan Gallafant 759 17.1 +17.1
Labour Gail Chandler 644 14.5 -2.9
Independent Tony Bell-Berry 149 3.4 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Adam Kearney 76 1.7 +1.7
Independent Christopher Johnson 59 1.3 +1.3
Majority 1,998 45.0
Turnout 4,444
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

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