Swindon Borough Council elections

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Swindon is a unitary authority in Wiltshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 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
No overall control 1976-1978
Labour 1978-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996-2000
No overall control 2000-2004
Conservative 2004–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2001[edit]

Central By-Election 15 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 548 46.3
Liberal Democrat 300 25.3
Conservative 224 18.9
Green 69 5.8
Socialist Labour 44 53.7.8
Majority 248 21.0
Turnout 1,185 20.7
Labour hold Swing
Park By-Election 21 August 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 715 66.0 -4.4
Conservative 297 27.4 +11.2
Liberal Democrat 72 6.6 -6.8
Majority 418 38.6
Turnout 1,084 15.2
Labour hold Swing

2001–2005[edit]

St Margaret By-Election 30 January 2003[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raymond Fisher 814 52.5 +5.3
Labour 409 26.4 -13.2
Liberal Democrat 258 16.6 +3.4
UKIP 69 4.5 +4.5
Majority 405 26.1
Turnout 1,550 20.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Central By-Election 22 January 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 513 37.9 +0.3
Liberal Democrat 359 26.5 -12.1
Conservative 229 16.9 -0.6
SA 119 8.8 +8.8
Green 71 5.2 +5.2
SOU 41 3.0 -3.2
UKIP 21 1.6 +1.6
Majority 154 11.4
Turnout 1,353 19.4
Labour hold Swing
Western By-Election 22 January 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 829 47.5 +4.2
Conservative 651 37.3 +11.3
Liberal Democrat 154 8.8 -13.5
UKIP 79 4.5 -3.9
Green 34 1.9 +1.9
Majority 178 10.2
Turnout 1,747 23.5
Labour hold Swing
Walcot By-Election 3 February 2005[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Mallinson 706 38.4 -3.4
Conservative 586 31.9 -1.8
Liberal Democrat 338 18.4 +1.2
Independent 106 5.8 +5.8
Green 60 3.3 -3.9
UKIP 43 2.3 +2.3
Majority 120 6.5
Turnout 1,839 35.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2009–2013[edit]

Moredon By-Election 4 November 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jenny Millin 887 47.5 +12.6
Conservative Toby Elliott 755 40.4 +1.0
UKIP William Oram 129 6.9 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Chris Ward 98 5.2 -13.3
Majority 132 7.1
Turnout 1,869 23.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Blunsdon and Highworth by-election 15 November 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Weisinger 1,453
Labour Phil Beaumont 1,075
UKIP John Lenton 195
Green Andrew Donald Day 111
Liberal Democrat Cath Smith 23
Majority 378
Turnout 32.6
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Swindon". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thamesdown (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The North Wiltshire and Thamesdown (Areas) Order 1980. Retrieved on 18 November 2015.
  5. ^ The Oxfordshire and Wiltshire (Areas) Order 1980
  6. ^ The Borough of Thamesdown (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1986
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Swindon (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Swindon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Want to be a Councillor?". Swindon Borough Council. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Swindon (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Swindon (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Labour slips in the snow". London: guardian.co.uk. 31 January 2003. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Double defeat for Tories in the west of England". London: guardian.co.uk. 4 February 2005. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Labour takes seat from Tories in election". This is Wiltshire.co.uk. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  15. ^ "Conservatives hold Blunsdon and Highworth ward in by election". swindonadvertiser.co.uk. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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