Warrington Borough Council elections

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Warrington is a unitary authority in Cheshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.

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]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973-1979
No overall control 1979-1983
Labour 1983-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997-2006
No overall control 2006-2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Rixton and Woolston By-Election 7 January 1999[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edmund Coop 762 59.2 +0.2
Conservative Alan Freeman 381 29.6 +1.0
Liberal Democrat George Hill 145 11.3 -1.2
Majority 381 29.6
Turnout 1,288 16.8
Labour hold Swing
Poulton North By-Election 18 September 2003[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 698 51.6 +28.2
Labour 498 37.0 -18.9
Conservative 151 11.2 -9.6
Majority 200 14.6
Turnout 1,347 19.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Poulton North By-Election 7 September 2006[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sharon Wilson 1,358 64.2 +19.8
Labour Kevin Bennett 505 23.9 -13.4
Conservative Francine Leslie 209 9.9 -8.4
Green Michael Jackson 43 2.0 +2.0
Majority 853 40.3
Turnout 2,115 27.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ The Borough of Warrington (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Warrington (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1989. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire and Greater Manchester (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside (County and District Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Warrington (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  9. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  11. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Warrington (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Warrington (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  15. ^ "Your councillors". Warrington Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  16. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  17. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  18. ^ England council elections
  19. ^ "Labour candidate wins by-election". Warrington Guardian. 18 January 1999. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  20. ^ "September 2003 By-election (Poulton North)". Warrington Borough Council. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  21. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Warrington Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 

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