Vale of White Horse District Council elections

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The Vale of White Horse District Council, governing the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire, England is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1973, its political control has been as follows:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1995
Liberal Democrats 1995 - 2011
Conservative 2011 - 2019
Liberal Democrats 2019–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Grove By-Election 12 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 611 45.0 +1.5
Conservative 570 41.9 +6.9
Labour 178 13.1 -8.4
Majority 41 3.1
Turnout 1,359 24.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Sunningwell and Wootton By-Election 4 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 558 64.8 +2.0
Conservative 303 35.2 -2.0
Majority 255 29.6
Turnout 861 31.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Caldecott By-Election 15 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 692 46.7 -1.2
Conservative 621 41.9 +5.7
Labour 170 11.5 -4.4
Majority 71 4.8
Turnout 1,483 25.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Grove By-Election 21 March 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 733 49.8 +9.5
Liberal Democrat 532 36.1 -9.4
Independent 207 14.1 +14.1
Majority 201 13.7
Turnout 1,472 24.8
Conservative hold Swing
Cumnor By-Election 26 September 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 826 57.6 +7.1
Conservative 608 42.4 +4.9
Majority 218 15.2
Turnout 1,434 28
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Wantage Charlton By-Election 4 November 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Derek Verdin 844 47.4 +10.3
Conservative Henry Richardson 720 40.4 -0.4
Labour 216 12.1 +0.4
Majority 124 7.0
Turnout 1,780 33.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Drayton By-Election 13 October 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Webber 343 55.2 -11.7
Conservative Michael Murray 215 34.6 +1.5
Labour William Akers 63 10.1 +10.1
Majority 128 20.6
Turnout 621 35.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kennington & South Hinksey By-Election 6 April 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Bernard Auton 771 57.2 +0.9
Conservative Gareth Jennings 577 42.8 +7.7
Majority 194 14.4
Turnout 1,348 39.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Wantage Charlton By-Election 13 March 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morgan 760 45.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Todd 731 43.8 -3.8
Labour Ed Mitchell 177 10.6 +0.2
Majority 29 1.8
Turnout 1,668
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Abingdon Dunmore By-Election 22 October 2009[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Julia Bricknell 796 52.6 +0.1
Conservative Monica Lovatt 602 39.8 -1.4
Green Richard Bullock 71 4.7 +4.7
Labour Bobbie Nichols 43 2.8 -3.5
Majority 194 12.8
Turnout 1,512
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vale of White Horse". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  2. ^ The District of Vale of White Horse (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ The Oxfordshire and Wiltshire (Areas) Order 1980
  4. ^ The Oxfordshire (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Oxfordshire (District Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Vale of White Horse (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Vale of White Horse (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Tories boosted in local byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2005-10-14. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  10. ^ "Lib Dems and Labour make byelection gains". guardian.co.uk. 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  11. ^ "Wantage by-election results". Vale of White Horse District Council. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  12. ^ "Abingdon Dunmore By-Election Results". Vale of White Horse District Council. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-23.

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