West Wiltshire District Council election, 1999

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Elections to West Wiltshire District Council were held on 6 May 1999. The whole council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats held their overall control, winning twenty-seven seats while the Conservatives took ten, Independents four and the Labour Party two.

Three single-member wards, Ethandune, Melksham Roundpond, and Westbrook, had only one candidate in each case and thus were uncontested.

Results[edit]

West Wiltshire Local Election Result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 27 1 4 -3 62.8 47.9 20,890 -3
  Conservative 10 5 1 +4 23.3 35.6 15,520 +4
  Independent 4 0 0 0 9.3 6.3 2,768 0
  Labour 2 0 -1 -1 4.7 5.2 2,290 -1
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.9 2,149 0

Ward results[edit]

Blackmore Forest[edit]

Blackmore Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nicola Mary Remsik 342
Conservative Andrew George Milton 340
Labour Geoffrey Alan Mitcham 211
Majority 2
Turnout 25.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Bradford-on-Avon North[edit]

Bradford-on-Avon North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Janet Lindsay Repton 685
Liberal Democrat Sophie Farkas 677
Conservative David James Blagden 315
Conservative Simon John Birkett 302
Green John Richard Pearce 181
Majority 362
Turnout 38.55
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Bradford-on-Avon South[edit]

Bradford-on-Avon South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Minna Winifred Gillham 955
Liberal Democrat Frances Lewis 819
Conservative Baldev Singh Jathoul 411
Green Vivien Jennifer Talbot 313
Majority 408
Turnout 41.03
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Corsley[edit]

Corsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Leonard Frank Osborn 433
Liberal Democrat John Vladimir Landell Mills 77
Majority 356
Turnout 40.49
Independent hold Swing


Dilton Marsh[edit]

Dilton Marsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alison Mary Irving 338
Green Kevan James Corcoran 158
Majority 180
Turnout 35.02
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Ethandune[edit]

Ethandune
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Michael Elwyn Jones
Majority Uncontested
Independent hold Swing


Holt[edit]

Holt
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anthony John Hunter 448
Conservative Gerald Clive Burnan 411
Green Lex Hepenstall 62
Majority 37
Turnout 41.90
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Manor Vale[edit]

Manor Vale (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Campbell Viles 624
Liberal Democrat Judith Cunliffe-Jones 597
Conservative Marion Joyce Davis 549
Liberal Democrat Malcolm George Hewson 417
Green Matthew William Griffith 223
Majority 48
Turnout 38.91
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Melksham Forest[edit]

Melksham Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah Patricia Cardy 389
Liberal Democrat Victoria Christine Scott Landell Mills 91
Majority 298
Turnout 31.75
Labour hold Swing

Melksham Lambourne[edit]

Melksham Lambourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Davina Margaret Griffin 299
Liberal Democrat Colin Norman Harrison 160
Majority 139
Turnout 28.20
Labour hold Swing

Melksham Roundpond[edit]

Melksham Roundpond
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Angela Betty Barker
Majority Uncontested
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Melksham Town[edit]

Melksham Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Stanley Mudge 376
Labour Mavis Elcock 344
Liberal Democrat Adrienne Margaret Westbrook 286
Majority 32
Turnout 28.96
Conservative gain from Labour Swing


Melksham Woodrow[edit]

Melksham Woodrow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Shawne Edney Westbrook 345
Labour Marcus Aurelius 267
Majority 78
Turnout 31.10
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Mid Wylye Valley[edit]

Mid Wylye Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Christopher Newbury 295
Conservative Patrick Andrew Sturges 286
Liberal Democrat Simon Rowland Fisher 52
Majority 9
Turnout 48.58
Independent hold Swing


Paxcroft[edit]

Paxcroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Trevor William Carbin 634
Conservative June Edith Dallimore 342
Majority 292
Turnout 38.32
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Shearwater[edit]

Shearwater
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Burke Mounde 242
Liberal Democrat Gregory James Doyle 225
Majority 17
Turnout 39.25
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing


Summerham[edit]

Summerham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Adrian George Fox 701
Conservative Roy Leslie Sloper 357
Majority 344
Turnout 49.77
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Trowbridge Adcroft[edit]

Trowbridge Adcroft (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Blakemore 346
Liberal Democrat Thomas Raymond James 324
Conservative James Martin Haddon Alsop 145
Green Richard Douglas Mills 102
Majority 179
Turnout 23.32
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Trowbridge College[edit]

Trowbridge College (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Grace Hill 496
Liberal Democrat Jeffrey Bryan Osborn 382
Conservative James Oliver Powell 245
Conservative Darren James Earley 242
Labour Hazel Marie Sargent 223
Green Nigel John Pratt 99
Majority 137
Turnout 25.63
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Trowbridge Drynham[edit]

Trowbridge Drynham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Marcus Alexander Francis 480
Conservative Graham David Payne 407
Liberal Democrat Helen Bridget Osborn 368
Conservative Anthony John Christopher Pearce 297
Green Jean Ham 90
Majority 39
Turnout 23.28
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Trowbridge John of Gaunt[edit]

Trowbridge John of Gaunt (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert John Brice 503
Liberal Democrat Joan Mary Stacey 498
Conservative John Roland Wallace Knight 364
Conservative Richard Adrian Knight 356
Labour Andrew John Hungerford 248
Green David Entwistle 155
Majority 134
Turnout 25.12
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Trowbridge Park[edit]

Trowbridge Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen John Oldrieve 492
Conservative Peter Fuller 492
Liberal Democrat Andrew James Bryant 491
Conservative Anthony Ivan Moore 440
Green Robert Gledhill 191
Majority 1
Turnout 29.10
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing


Warminster East[edit]

Warminster East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher March 956
Conservative Andrew Davis 919
Conservative Kay Carol Whatley-Gibbs 902
Liberal Democrat Mark Houghton Brown 569
Liberal Democrat Edward Raymond Beaty 569
Liberal Democrat Peter John Williams 507
Green Roland Peter Noyce 282
Majority 333
Turnout 32.80
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Warminster West[edit]

Warminster West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Edward Syme 976
Liberal Democrat Catherine Jane Day 915
Liberal Democrat David John Lovell 882
Conservative Martin John Baker 829
Conservative Anthony Robert Nixon Jackson 817
Conservative Anthony James Nicklin 568
Majority 53
Turnout 28.82
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Weavers[edit]

Weavers (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Anthony Guy Phillips 851
Liberal Democrat Horace John Prickett 604
Conservative Aubrey Harold Austin 551
Liberal Democrat Richard George Crofts 343
Green Kathryn Jennifer Toyne 176
Majority 53
Turnout 39.76
Independent hold Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Westbrook[edit]

Westbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Terrence Peter Chivers
Majority Uncontested
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Westbury with Storridge[edit]

Westbury with Storridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John David Annetts 1,237
Liberal Democrat Gordon Ian King 1,139
Conservative Marion Clegg 875
Labour Elisha Manasseh 787
Liberal Democrat Sally Scott-White 786
Conservative David George Lux 655
Conservative William Scott Shiel Braid 636
Independent William Thomas Miller 437
Green James Oliver Toyne 258
Majority 88
Turnout 34.51
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Wylye Valley[edit]

Wylye Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Daniel Hurd 269
Liberal Democrat Carleton Arden Hulme Beaman 134
Independent Francis Morland 133
Majority 135
Turnout 42.06
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  • Sue Bonham-Lovett, District and Parish Elections 6 May 1999: Report of the Returning Officer, report to West Wiltshire District Council Annual Meeting on 19 May 1999, Agenda Item no. 11, published 14 May 1999, available at Wiltshire and Swindon Archives.