Teesdale District Council elections

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Teesdale was a non-metropolitan district in County Durham, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Durham County Council.

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]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973-2009

Council elections[edit]

Election Labour Liberal Democrat[a] Conservative Independent Total Notes
1973[2] 0 0 0 29 29
1976[3] 4 0 0 25 29
1979[4] 3 0 0 26 29
1983[5] 3 0 0 28 31 New ward boundaries[6]
1987[7] 5 1[b] 3 21[c] 31[d]
1991[8] 5 1 2 23 31 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[9]
1995[10] 11 0 2 18 31
1999[11] 10 0 1 20 31
2003[12] 9 0 3 20 32 New ward boundaries[13]
2007[14] 6 0 4 22 32

By-election results[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Teesdale District Council.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ 1 Liberal, 0 SDP
  3. ^ Including one Independent Labour
  4. ^ Including one vacancy after election

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 local government seats". The Times. 9 June 1973.
  3. ^ "Heavy Labour losses in district polls". The Times. 8 May 1976.
  4. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  5. ^ "How votes were cast in local government elections". The Times. 7 May 1983. p. 4.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Teesdale (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. 9 May 1987.
  8. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and North Yorkshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  11. ^ "Teesdale". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Teesdale". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Teesdale (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Teesdale". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.