Telford and Wrekin Council elections

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Telford and Wrekin is a unitary authority in Shropshire, 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]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997-2006
No overall control 2006-2011
Labour 2011-2015
Conservative 2015–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-elections for individual seats can occur during a council's four-year term, for instance when a councillor dies or resigns their seat.

1997–2000[edit]

College By-Election 21 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 370 52.0 +16.0
Labour 342 48.0 +0.2
Majority 28 4.0
Turnout 712 31.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.9

2000–2003[edit]

Malinslee and Langley By-Election 7 December 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 443 56.4
Conservative 176 22.4
Liberal Democrat 167 21.2
Majority 267 34.0
Turnout 786 13.4
Labour hold Swing
Dawley Magna By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,826 49.6 +16.2
Conservative 1,083 29.4 -11.9
Liberal Democrat 597 16.2 +16.2
Socialist Alliance 178 4.8 +4.8
Majority 743 20.2
Turnout 3,684
Labour hold Swing +14.4
Malinslee and Langley By-Election 25 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 421 53.4
Liberal Democrat 257 32.6
UKIP 77 9.8
Socialist Alliance 34 4.3
Majority 164 20.8
Turnout 789 13.5
Labour hold Swing
Wombridge By-Election 25 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 257 47.8 -17.6
Conservative 158 29.4 -5.2
UKIP 80 14.9 +14.9
Liberal Democrat 43 8.0 +8.0
Majority 99 18.4
Turnout 538 12.4
Labour hold Swing -6.2
Donnington By-Election 14 February 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 462 63.1 +4.2
Conservative 243 33.2 -7.9
Liberal Democrat 27 3.7 +3.7
Majority 219 29.9
Turnout 732 20.6
Labour hold Swing +6.1

2003–2007[edit]

The Nedge By-Election 31 July 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 763 32.3 -7.0
Independent 701 29.7 -2.9
Conservative 666 28.2 +0.1
Independent 174 7.4 +7.4
Independent 57 2.4 +2.4
Majority 62 2.6
Turnout 2,361 36.0
Labour hold Swing +2.1
Ketley and Oakengates By-Election 18 September 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,225 42.1 +12.9
Labour 1,183 40.6 -4.3
Independent 350 12.0 +12.0
Independent 153 5.3 +5.3
Majority 42 1.5
Turnout 2,911 43.3
Conservative hold Swing +8.6
Haygate By-Election 12 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rosemary Chaplin 374 33.8 -16.3
Labour Frank Burns 342 30.9 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Sean Blackhurst 173 15.6 +15.6
Independent Roger Aveley 152 13.7 -3.0
Independent Barry Olliver 65 5.9 +5.9
Majority 32 2.9
Turnout 1,106 54.1
Conservative hold Swing -7.0
Newport North By-Election 12 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Daniel Ashley 500 40.0 +7.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Unwin 441 35.3 -32.6
Independent Susan Harris-Cohen 158 12.7 +12.7
Labour James Roberts 150 12.0 +12.0
Majority 59 4.7
Turnout 1,249 56.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +20.3
Madeley By-Election 22 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janice Jones 421 29.1 -10.5
Independent John Birtwhistle 387 26.7 -8.2
Conservative Pamela Wilkie 311 21.5 -4.0
BNP Brian Coleman 188 13.0 +13.0
Liberal Democrat Patricia King 105 7.2 +7.2
UKIP Raymond Knight 36 2.5 +2.5
Majority 34 2.4
Turnout 1,448 35.1
Labour hold Swing +1.2
Dawley Magna By-Election 7 December 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Telford and Wrekin Peoples Association Adrian Williams 649 41.3 +41.3
Labour Santokho Sekham 476 30.3 -24.9
Conservative Harvey Unwin 446 28.4 -3.4
Majority 173 11.0
Turnout 1,571 22.5
Independent gain from Labour Swing +33.1

2007–2011[edit]

Brookside By-Election 8 November 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Dixon 593 52.0 +21.7
Labour Liz Swift 362 31.7 +3.2
Independent Sudhir Patel 114 10.0 -1.5
Independent John Franklyn 72 6.3 +6.3
Majority 231 20.3
Turnout 1,141 22.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.3
Horsehay and Lightmoor By-Election 13 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clive Mollett 358 45.6 +6.8
Labour Steve Harrington 172 21.9 +1.6
Telford and Wrekin People's Association John Higginson 145 18.5 +18.5
Independent Alan Hussey 110 14.0 -26.9
Majority 186 23.7
Turnout 785 33.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing +2.6
Wrockwardine By-Election 13 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terry Kiernan 918 67.3 +15.3
Liberal Democrat Patricia Fairclough 306 22.4 +22.4
Labour Thomas Bolger 141 10.3 -5.9
Majority 612 44.9
Turnout 1,365 32.7
Conservative hold Swing -3.6
Muxton By-Election 24 July 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Dugmore 795 61.9 +2.4
Labour Philip Norton 341 26.6 +1.0
Independent Graham Williamson 100 7.8 +7.8
UKIP Raymond Knight 48 3.7 -11.2
Majority 454 35.3
Turnout 1,284 27.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
College By-Election 11 February 2010[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Chaplin 252 29.3 -5.5
Independent Patrick McCarthy 237 27.6
Labour Michael Ion 219 25.5 +25.5
Independent Nusrat Janjua 127 14.8
Telford and Wrekin People's Association Richard Choudhary 24 2.8
Majority 15 1.7
Turnout 859 39.7
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
The Nedge By-Election 11 February 2010[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harvey Unwin 760 42.5 +18.6
Labour Shaun Davies 688 38.5 +15.4
UKIP Ray Knight 237 13.3 -0.6
BNP Terence Gould 103 5.8 +5.8
Majority 72 4.0
Turnout 1,788 27.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +1.6

2011–2015[edit]

Dawley Magna By-Election 14 February 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Pinter 957 53.9 +11.6
Conservative Alan Scott 379 21.4 -8.1
UKIP Ryan Laing 312 17.6 +17.6
Independent Angela Jordan 126 7.1 +7.1
Majority 578 32.5
Turnout 1,774 24.5
Labour hold Swing +9.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ The District of The Wrekin (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ The Shropshire (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of The Wrekin (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Telford and Wrekin (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Electoral services". Telford & Wrekin Council. Archived from the original on 10 September 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  8. ^ a b LGBCE Telford and Wrekin review (2014)
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Telford & Wrekin (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  10. ^ "By-election win for parking group". BBC Online. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Telford & Wrekin Council. Retrieved 30 July 2008. [dead link]
  12. ^ a b "By election results". Telford & Wrekin Council. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010. [dead link]

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