United Kingdom local elections, 1997
1 May 1997 (England)
21 May 1997 (Northern Ireland)
All 34 non-metropolitan counties, 21 out of 46 unitary authorities,
1 out of 238 English districts, 1 sui generis authority
and all 26 Northern Irish districts
21 July 1994
28 November 1990
16 July 1988
took place on the 1 May, United Kingdom local elections 1997. Elections took place for all of the English shire counties, some English unitary authorities and all of the Northern Ireland districts. The elections were held on the same day as the general election.
While the results were overshadowed by the landslide election of a
Labour government, they did provide some comfort to the Conservative party. The Conservatives made some gains and were the largest party in the county council elections.
Summary of results [ edit ]
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England [ edit ]
Non-metropolitan county councils [ edit ]
In 34 non-metropolitan counties the whole council was up for election.
†Elected as a "shadow authority" until 1 April 1998.
Whole council [ edit ]
These were the first elections to 19 more unitary authorities established by the
Local Government Commission for England (1992). They acted as "shadow authorities" until 1 April 1998.
‡ New ward boundaries from predecessor authorities
Third of council [ edit ]
In 2 unitary authorities one third of the council was up for election.
District council [ edit ]
In 1 district the whole council was up for election.
Sui generis [ edit ]
Northern Ireland [ edit ]
References [ edit ]