Tamworth Borough Council election, 1999

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The 1999 Tamworth Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Tamworth District Council in Staffordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

Before the election Labour had a big majority on the council with 26 seats, compared to 1 Conservative and 1 independent, with a further 2 seats vacant.[3] Councillors defending seats in the election included the only independent, Margaret Clarke, in Stonydelph and Labour's Phil Dix, who had first been elected in 1958, in Bolehall.[3] 2 seats were being contested in Wilnecote ward after the resignation of councillor Ken Lewis.[4]

Election result[edit]

The results had Labour easily keep control of the council, but with the Conservatives making 1 gain from Labour in Spital ward.[5] The Conservative candidate, Ronald Cook, gained Spital by 201 votes over the Labour candidate.[6]

Tamworth Local Election Result 1999[7][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 0 1 -1 81.8 59.5 8,845
  Conservative 1 1 0 +1 9.1 31.1 4,630
  Independent 1 0 0 0 9.1 4.1 604
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 794

Ward results[edit]

Amington[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Tucker 839 57.4
Conservative Evelyn Rowe 622 42.6
Majority 217 14.8
Turnout 1,461 22
Labour hold Swing
Belgrave[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart Tonks 814 70.4
Conservative John Lees 343 29.6
Majority 471 40.8
Turnout 1,157 21
Labour hold Swing
Bolehall[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Dix 968 75.7
Conservative Valerie Beale 310 24.3
Majority 658 51.4
Turnout 1,278 24
Labour hold Swing
Castle[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Trenfield 1,204 68.0
Conservative Alan Lees 368 20.8
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Pinkett 199 11.2
Majority 836 47.2
Turnout 1,771 29
Labour hold Swing
Glascote[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Holland 582 59.2
Conservative Brian Beale 160 16.3
Independent Christopher Cooke 139 14.1
Liberal Democrat Andrew Lee-Brown 102 10.4
Majority 422 42.9
Turnout 983 18
Labour hold Swing
Mercian[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Latham 841 54.6
Conservative Andrew James 508 33.0
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Blake 190 12.3
Majority 333 21.6
Turnout 1,539 32.4
Labour hold Swing
Spital[7][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Cook 952 51.5
Labour William Fuller 751 40.6
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Blake 146 7.9
Majority 201 10.9
Turnout 1,849 39
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Stonydelph[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Margaret Clarke 465 48.7
Labour Dennis Powick 362 37.9
Conservative James O'Grady 128 13.4
Majority 103 10.8
Turnout 955 16
Independent hold Swing
Trinity[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Foster 771 55.3
Conservative Kenneth Gant 467 33.5
Liberal Democrat Roger Jones 157 11.3
Majority 304 21.8
Turnout 1,395 26
Labour hold Swing
Wilnecote (2)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Jenkins 883
Labour Alan Smith 830
Conservative Raymond Booth 387
Conservative Linda O'Grady 385
Turnout 2,485 22
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamworth". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "How Britain voted: Council Election Results". The Independent. 8 May 1999. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b "Opposition bids to peg back monopoly: Tamworth". Birmingham Mail. 9 April 1999. p. 6. 
  4. ^ Slater, John (5 May 1999). "Local election countdown: Tamworth". Birmingham Mail. p. 6. 
  5. ^ Guthrie, Jim; Posner, Michael (7 May 1999). "Labour lose out in Lichfield: Staffordshire". Birmingham Mail. p. 7. 
  6. ^ a b Stote, Martin (7 May 1999). "Tories stage early gains in the Shires". Birmingham Post. p. 7. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Election Results". Tamworth Borough Council. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48.