Waveney District Council elections

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Local elections are held in Waveney district every four years to elect councillors to Waveney District Council. In the past, one-third of councillors were elected each year, but in 2010 the council opted to change to a whole council election system.[1] Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 48 councillors have been elected from 23 wards. As a result of the 2011 election the Conservative party lost overall control, with both it and the Labour party represented by 23 councillors, the balance of the council being made up of one Green Party and one Independent councillor.[2][3]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[4]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1986
No overall control 1986–1990
Labour 1990–2002
No overall control 2002–2006
Conservative 2006–2011
No overall control 2011–2015
Conservative 2015–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]


  1. ^ Changing to Whole Council Elections – Explanatory Document, Waveney District Council, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  2. ^ Waveney, BBC news, 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  3. ^ 'Battle for power at Waveney District Council', Eastern Daily Press, 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2011-05-12.
  4. ^ "Waveney". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  5. ^ The District of Waveney (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  6. ^ "Waveney". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Waveney (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Waveney (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.

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