Suffolk Coastal District Council elections

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Suffolk Coastal District Council in Suffolk, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 55 councillors have been elected from 34 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
No overall control 1995–1999
Conservative 1999 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995–1999[edit]

Branfield & Cratfield By-Election 20 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 330 49.9
Labour 170 25.7
Liberal Democrat 161 24.4
Majority 160 24.2
Turnout 661
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Dennington By-Election 21 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 278 55.0
Liberal Democrat 179 35.4
Labour 48 9.5
Majority 99 19.6
Turnout 505
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Ufford By-Election 19 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 356 68.7 +21.3
Liberal Democrat 122 23.6 -3.9
Labour 40 7.7 -17.3
Majority 234 45.1
Turnout 518
Conservative hold Swing

1999–2003[edit]

Bramfield & Cratfield By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 354 55.4 -11.5
Liberal Democrat 179 28.0 +28.0
Labour 106 16.6 -16.5
Majority 175 27.4
Turnout 639 40.0
Conservative hold Swing
Felixstowe South By-Election 26 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 384 48.0 +3.6
Liberal Democrat 320 40.0 +7.6
Labour 96 12.0 -11.1
Majority 64 8.0
Turnout 800 28.3
Conservative hold Swing
Framlingham By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 805 51.7 +5.0
Labour 751 48.3 -5.0
Majority 54 3.4
Turnout 1,556
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Kesgrave By-Election 20 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 565 61.7 +26.6
Independent 182 19.9 -12.6
Labour 1,69 18.4 -14.0
Majority 383 41.8
Turnout 916 13.5
Conservative hold Swing
Nacton By-Election 20 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative unopposed
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2003–2007[edit]

Yoxford By-Election 5 February 2004[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Barry Slater 455 45.2 +45.2
Conservative 319 31.7 -29.8
BNP Paul Goodchild 153 15.2 +15.2
Labour 80 7.9 +7.9
Majority 136 13.5
Turnout 1,007 58.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Felixstowe South By-Election 22 April 2004[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joan Sennington 488 39.5 -5.2
Liberal Democrat Cherrie MacGregor 456 36.6 -3.5
Independent Thomas Savage 168 13.4 +13.4
Labour Margaret Morris 134 10.8 -4.7
Majority 32 2.9
Turnout 1,246 36.2
Conservative hold Swing
Woodbridge Farlingaye By-Election 10 March 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 308 58.0 +8.5
Conservative 185 34.8 +1.8
Labour 38 7.2 -10.3
Majority 123 23.2
Turnout 531 34.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2007–2011[edit]

Witnesham By-Election 31 July 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Hudson 316 53.7 -28.8
Liberal Democrat Andrew Houseley 272 46.3 +46.3
Majority 44 7.4
Turnout 588 36.2
Conservative hold Swing
Woodbridge Riverside By-Election 18 September 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Holdcroft 313 46.0 -8.5
Liberal Democrat Guy Jewers 254 37.4 +13.1
Green Anthony Taylor 57 8.4 -3.5
Labour Roy Burgon 56 8.2 -1.1
Majority 59 8.6
Turnout 680 42.9
Conservative hold Swing
Felixstowe South East By-Election 4 June 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jan Garfield 856 49.2 -10.6
Liberal Democrat Bernard Price 693 39.9 +18.0
Labour Margaret Morris 190 10.9 -7.3
Majority 163 9.3
Turnout 1,739
Conservative hold Swing
Walberswick and Wenhaston By-Election 9 July 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Austin 316 66.0 -6.1
Green John Barrett 163 34.0 +34.0
Majority 153 32.0
Turnout 479 30.5
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How your council works". Suffolk Coastal District Council. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Suffolk Coastal". BBC News. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  3. ^ The District of Suffolk Coastal (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  4. ^ The Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The District of Suffolk Coastal (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Suffolk Coastal (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ Rozenberg, Gabriel (7 February 2004). "BNP rural ambitions buoyed by Suffolk poll". The Times. p. 13.
  9. ^ Millward, David (7 February 2004). "BNP man beaten after celebrities' campaign". The Daily Telegraph. p. 9.
  10. ^ "Conservatives hold Felixstowe South seat" (PDF). Suffolk Coastal District Council. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  11. ^ "No change after Salford battle". The Guardian. 11 March 2005. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  12. ^ "Witnesham by-election – 31 July 2008". Suffolk Coastal District Council. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  13. ^ "Woodbridge by-elections – 18 September 2008". Suffolk Coastal District Council. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  14. ^ "Election Results". Felixstowe TV. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  15. ^ "Walberswick and Wenhaston by-election, 9 July 2009". Suffolk Coastal District Council. Retrieved 15 October 2009.

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