United Kingdom local elections, 2000

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United Kingdom local elections, 2000
United Kingdom
1999 ←
4 May 2000 → 2001

All 36 metropolitan boroughs, 27 out of 46 unitary authorities,
89 out of 238 English districts, 1 directly elected mayor and 1 regional assembly
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Tony Blair.JPG William Hague 2010.jpg Charles kennedy feb 2009.jpg
Leader Tony Blair William Hague Charles Kennedy
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 21 July 1994 19 June 1997 9 August 1999
Percentage 30 32% 26
Councils 57 8 11
Councils +/- Decrease16 Increase1 Decrease1
Councillors 1,112 1,085 733
Councillors +/- Decrease568 Increase256 Decrease21

United Kingdom local elections, 2000.svg

Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Local elections took place in some parts of England on 4 May 2000. A third of the seats on each of the Metropolitan Boroughs were elected along with elections in many of the unitary authorities and district councils. There were no elections in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Summary of results[edit]

Below is a summary of the results of the 2000 local elections.[1]

Party Councils Councillors
Gain Loss Change Total Gain Loss Change Total
Labour 1 17 –16 57 10 584 –574 1,119
Conservative 17 1 +16 33 608 14 +594 1,383
Liberal Democrat 2 3 -1 11 127 145 -18 729
Independent 0 0 0 0 45 41 +4 169
Others 0 0 0 0 19 16 +3 101
No overall control 16 15 +1 51

England[edit]

Metropolitan boroughs[edit]

Whole council[edit]

In 1 English Metropolitan borough council the whole council was up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Sefton No overall control No overall control hold Details

‡ New ward boundaries

Third of council[edit]

In 35 English Metropolitan borough councils, one third of the council was up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Barnsley Labour Labour hold Details
Birmingham Labour Labour hold Details
Bolton Labour Labour hold Details
Bradford Labour No overall control gain Details
Bury Labour Labour hold Details
Calderdale No overall control Conservative gain Details
Coventry Labour Labour hold Details
Doncaster Labour Labour hold Details
Dudley Labour Labour hold Details
Gateshead Labour Labour hold Details
Kirklees No overall control No overall control hold Details
Knowsley Labour Labour hold Details
Leeds Labour Labour hold Details
Liverpool Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Manchester Labour Labour hold Details
Newcastle upon Tyne Labour Labour hold Details
North Tyneside Labour Labour hold Details
Oldham Labour Liberal Democrat gain Details
Rochdale Labour Labour hold Details
Rotherham Labour Labour hold Details
Salford Labour Labour hold Details
Sandwell Labour Labour hold Details
Sheffield Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Solihull No overall control Conservative gain Details
South Tyneside Labour Labour hold Details
St Helens Labour Labour hold Details
Stockport Liberal Democrat No overall control gain Details
Sunderland Labour Labour hold Details
Tameside Labour Labour hold Details
Trafford Labour Labour hold Details
Wakefield Labour Labour hold Details
Walsall Labour No overall control gain Details
Wigan Labour Labour hold Details
Wirral Labour No overall control gain Details
Wolverhampton Labour Labour hold Details

Unitary authorities[edit]

Whole council[edit]

In 11 English Unitary authorities, the whole council was up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Blackpool Labour Labour hold Details
Bracknell Forest Conservative Conservative hold Details
Herefordshire Liberal Democrat No overall control gain Details
Medway No overall control No overall control hold Details
Nottingham Labour Labour hold Details
Plymouth Labour Conservative gain Details
Swindon Labour No overall control gain Details
Telford and Wrekin Labour Labour hold Details
Torbay No overall control Conservative gain Details
West Berkshire Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Windsor and Maidenhead Liberal Democrat No overall control gain Details

‡ New ward boundaries

Third of council[edit]

In 16 English Unitary authorities, one third of the council was up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Blackburn with Darwen Labour Labour hold Details
Derby Labour Labour hold Details
Halton Labour Labour hold Details
Hartlepool Labour No overall control gain Details
Kingston upon Hull Labour Labour hold Details
Milton Keynes No overall control No overall control hold Details
Peterborough No overall control No overall control hold Details
Portsmouth Labour No overall control gain Details
Reading Labour Labour hold Details
Slough Labour Labour hold Details
Southampton Labour No overall control gain Details
Southend-on-Sea No overall control Conservative gain Details
Stoke-on-Trent Labour Labour hold Details
Thurrock Labour Labour hold Details
Warrington Labour Labour hold Details
Wokingham Conservative No overall control gain Details

District councils[edit]

Whole council[edit]

In 9 English district authorities, the whole council was up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Amber Valley Labour Conservative gain Details
Elmbridge No overall control No overall control hold Details
Exeter Labour Labour hold Details
Malvern Hills No overall control Conservative gain Details
Mole Valley No overall control No overall control hold Details
Reigate and Banstead No overall control Conservative gain Details
Runnymede Conservative Conservative hold Details
Tandridge No overall control Conservative gain Details
Woking No overall control No overall control hold Details

‡ New ward boundaries

Third of council[edit]

In 80 English district authorities, one third of the council was up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Adur No overall control No overall control hold Details
Barrow-in-Furness No overall control No overall control hold Details
Basildon Labour No overall control gain Details
Basingstoke and Deane No overall control No overall control hold Details
Bassetlaw Labour Labour hold Details
Bedford No overall control No overall control hold Details
Brentwood Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Broadland Conservative Conservative hold Details
Broxbourne Conservative Conservative hold Details
Burnley Labour No overall control gain Details
Cambridge No overall control Liberal Democrat gain Details
Cannock Chase Labour Labour hold Details
Carlisle Conservative Conservative hold Details
Cheltenham Conservative Conservative hold Details
Cherwell No overall control Conservative gain Details
Chester No overall control No overall control hold Details
Chorley Labour No overall control gain Details
Colchester No overall control No overall control hold Details
Congleton Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Craven Conservative Conservative hold Details
Crawley Labour Labour hold Details
Crewe and Nantwich Labour Labour hold Details
Daventry Conservative Conservative hold Details
Eastbourne No overall control Conservative gain Details
Eastleigh Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Ellesmere Port and Neston Labour Labour hold Details
Epping Forest No overall control No overall control hold Details
Fareham Conservative Conservative hold Details
Gloucester Labour Labour hold Details
Gosport No overall control No overall control hold Details
Great Yarmouth Labour Conservative gain Details
Harlow Labour Labour hold Details
Harrogate Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Hart No overall control No overall control hold Details
Hastings Labour Labour hold Details
Havant No overall control No overall control hold Details
Hertsmere Conservative Conservative hold Details
Huntingdonshire Conservative Conservative hold Details
Hyndburn No overall control Conservative gain Details
Ipswich Labour Labour hold Details
Lincoln Labour Labour hold Details
Macclesfield Conservative Conservative hold Details
Maidstone No overall control No overall control hold Details
Newcastle-under-Lyme Labour Labour hold Details
North Hertfordshire Conservative Conservative hold Details
Norwich Labour Labour hold Details
Nuneaton and Bedworth Labour Labour hold Details
Oxford Labour No overall control gain Details
Pendle No overall control No overall control hold Details
Penwith No overall control No overall control hold Details
Preston No overall control No overall control hold Details
Purbeck Conservative Conservative hold Details
Redditch Labour Labour hold Details
Rochford No overall control No overall control hold Details
Rossendale Labour Conservative gain Details
Rugby No overall control No overall control hold Details
Rushmoor No overall control Conservative gain Details
Shrewsbury and Atcham No overall control No overall control hold Details
South Bedfordshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
South Cambridgeshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
South Lakeland No overall control No overall control hold Details
St Albans No overall control No overall control hold Details
Stevenage Labour Labour hold Details
Stratford-on-Avon No overall control Conservative gain Details
Stroud No overall control No overall control hold Details
Swale No overall control No overall control hold Details
Tamworth Labour Labour hold Details
Three Rivers Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Tunbridge Wells Conservative Conservative hold Details
Watford Labour No overall control gain Details
Waveney Labour Labour hold Details
Welwyn Hatfield No overall control Labour gain Details
West Lancashire Labour Labour hold Details
West Lindsey No overall control No overall control hold Details
West Oxfordshire No overall control Conservative gain Details
Weymouth and Portland No overall control No overall control hold Details
Winchester Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Worcester Labour No overall control gain Details
Worthing Conservative Conservative hold Details
Wyre Forest No overall control No overall control hold Details

Mayoral elections[edit]

Local Authority Previous Mayor Mayor-elect Details
London New Post Ken Livingstone (Independent) Details

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lond & local elections 2000". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-12-21.