Wansbeck District Council elections

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Wansbeck was a non-metropolitan district in Northumberland, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Northumberland County Council.

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]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–2009

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Park By-Election 2 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 296 55.8
Liberal Democrat 217 40.9
Conservative 17 3.2
Majority 79 14.9
Turnout 530 23.0
Labour hold Swing
Haydon By-Election 9 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 573 54.5 -2.6
Labour 433 41.2 -1.7
Conservative 45 4.3 +4.3
Majority 140 13.3
Turnout 1,051 28.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Guide Post By-Election 11 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Raymond Butler 457 61.4 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Margaret Carr 202 27.2 -1.8
Conservative Anne Elphinstone 85 11.4 +11.4
Majority 255 34.2
Turnout 744 26.7
Labour hold Swing
Ashington Central By-Election 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 427 50.9 +12.9
Liberal Democrat Baber Sikander 412 49.1 +21.5
Majority 15 1.8
Turnout 839
Labour gain from Independent Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wansbeck (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wansbeck (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wansbeck (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.