Wakefield Metropolitan District Council elections

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One third of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in West Yorkshire, England is elected each year for 3 years, followed by one year without an election. 63 councillors are elected with 3 from each of the 21 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-2001[edit]

Wakefield Central By-Election 18 June 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Richardson 988 49.3 -22.8
Conservative 661 33.0 +15.4
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 356 17.8 +7.4
Majority 327 16.3
Turnout 2,005 17.9
Labour hold Swing
Pontefract South By-Election 7 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 833 55.0 +2.7
Conservative 511 37.7 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Douglas Dale 171 11.3 -1.0
Majority 322 17.3
Turnout 1,515 14.1
Labour hold Swing

2001-2009[edit]

Pontefract South By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 3,013 51.8 +3.2
Conservative 2,004 34.5 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 797 13.7 +2.1
Majority 1,009 17.3
Turnout 5,814 54.6
Labour hold Swing
Horbury By-Election 4 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 848 42.7 +10.3
Conservative 605 30.4 -14.6
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 405 20.4 -2.2
Independent 69 3.5 +3.5
Independent 60 3.0 +3.0
Majority 243 12.3
Turnout 1,987 16.5
Labour hold Swing
Horbury and South Ossett By-Election 21 April 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Watts 1,156 38.2 +9.4
Conservative Glenn Armitage 1,110 36.6 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 764 25.2 +4.4
Majority 46 1.6
Turnout 3,030 26.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2009-2017[edit]

Airedale and Ferry Fryston By-Election 21 January 2010[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Les Shaw 1,330 49.9 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Kirby 603 22.6 +8.3
BNP Stephen Rogerson 353 13.3 -7.7
Conservative Carl Milner 275 10.3 -7.7
Independent Jason Smart 102 3.8 +3.8
Majority 727 27.3
Turnout 2,663 23.4
Labour hold Swing
Horbury and South Ossett By-Election 7 July 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janet Holmes 1,776 51.4 +2.2%
Conservative Richard Wakefield 1061 30.7 -10.5%
UKIP David Dews 232 6.7 +6.7%
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 200 5.8 -3.7%
Independent Norman Tate 93 2.7 +2.7
Independent Mark Harrop 88 2.5 +2.5
Majority 715 20.7
Turnout 3, 454 28.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Castleford and Glasshoughton By-Election 21 February 2013[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Forster 1,567 76.7
UKIP Nathan Garbutt 349 17.1
Conservative Anne-Marie Glover 95 4.6
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 33 1.6
Majority 1218 60.0
Turnout 2,044 16.9
Labour hold Swing
Horbury and South Ossett By-Election 28 November 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rory Bickerton 1,061 40.3 -0.2%
UKIP Graham Jesty 856 32.5 +22.5
Conservative Angela Howell 504 19.1 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 212 8.1 -0.2
Majority 205 7.8
Turnout 2, 633 20.77
Labour hold Swing
Pontefract North By-Election 24 September 2015[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lorna Malkin 909
UKIP Nathan Garbutt 453
Conservative Anthony Hill 299
Yorkshire Party Lucy Brown 124
Liberal Democrat Daniel Woodlock 86
TUSC Daniel Dearden 24
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Stanley and Outwood East By-Election 12 October 2017[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Spencer Hemmingway 1,353 51.0 +2.4
Conservative Nathan Garbutt Moore 847 31.9 +7.3
Liberal Democrat Nicola Kate Sinclair 165 6.2 +2.3
Yorkshire Party Lucy Victoria Brown 153 5.8 +5.8
UKIP James Lee Johnston 136 5.1 -16.4
Majority 506 19.1
Turnout 2,655 21.5
Labour hold Swing
Wakefield West By-Election 23 November 2017[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Paul Graham 1,118 49.6
Conservative Dawn Lesley Hunt 933 41.4
Yorkshire Party Paul Phelps 152 6.7
Liberal Democrat Peter John Williams 46 2.0
Majority 185 8.2
Turnout 2253 20.6
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How the Council Works". www.wakefield.gov.uk. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  2. ^ "Wakefield". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  3. ^ "Wakefield council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  4. ^ "Horbury and South Ossett No 8 ward by-election 21 April 2005 - result" (PDF). www.wakefield.gov.uk. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  5. ^ a b "Labour victory in key Wakefield by-election". BBC News Online. 2010-01-22. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  6. ^ http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/News/PressReleases/news/pr3084.htm
  7. ^ http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/ElectoralServices/Elections/HorburyandSouthOssettNo8WardBy-Election.htm
  8. ^ http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/current-elections/pontefract-north
  9. ^ http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections/previous-election-results-electorate-statistics/stanley-outwood-east
  10. ^ http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections/current-elections/by-elections/wakefield-west

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