City of York Council elections

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York is a unitary authority in North Yorkshire, England. Until 1 April 1996 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][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1980
No overall control 1980-1986
Labour 1986-1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1995-2000
No overall control 2000-2003
Liberal Democrats 2003-2007
No overall control 2007-2011
Labour 2011-2015
No overall control 2015–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

City result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Strensall and Stockton By-Election 30 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 767 46.1
Conservative 580 34.9
Labour 317 19.1
Majority 187 11.2
Turnout 1,664 33.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Osbaldwick By-Election 20 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 661 55.5
Labour 347 29.1
Conservative 183 15.4
Majority 314 26.4
Turnout 1,191 50.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Micklegate By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 847 53.0 +2.2
Conservative 529 32.1 -6.1
Liberal Democrat 244 14.8 +3.8
Majority 345 20.9
Turnout 1,647 33.6
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Bootham By-Election 11 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kim Tarry 813 47.6 +25.1
Labour Alexander Fraser 635 37.2 -23.8
Conservative William Bennett 184 10.8 -5.8
Green Andrea Black 59 3.5 +3.5
Monster Raving Loony Graham Cambridge 18 1.1 +1.1
Majority 178
Turnout 1710 35.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Monk By-Election 18 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nick Blitz 1180 46.9 +17.7
Labour Alistair MacDonald 708 28.2 -15.8
Conservative Kenneth Creek 545 21.7 -5.2
Green Gillian Cossham 81 3.2 +3.2
Majority 472
Turnout 2519 42.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Bishophill By-Election 22 February 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Evans 686 36.9 -9.3
Liberal Democrat Martin Bartlett 556 29.9 +12.7
Green Andy Chase 370 19.9 +1.0
Conservative Bill Bennett 246 13.2 -4.5
Majority 130 7.0
Turnout 1,858 36.2
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Heworth Without By-Election 6 September 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nigel Ayre 914 46.7 +11.0
Conservative Adam Sinclair 703 35.9 -1.8
Labour Margaret Wells 219 11.2 -5.8
BNP Michaela Knight 63 3.2 +3.2
Green Charles Everett 58 3.0 -1.4
Majority 211 10.8
Turnout 1,957 61.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Heworth By-Election 10 September 2009[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Boyce 876 34.0 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Ayre 608 23.6 +11.5
Conservative Andrew Whitney 591 23.0 +2.3
Green Denise Craghill 302 11.7 -6.2
BNP Jeff Kelly 172 6.7 -5.9
Monster Raving Loony Eddie Vee 25 1.0 +1.0
Majority 268 10.4
Turnout 2,581 26.6
Labour hold Swing

Following the resignation of Labour Councillor Dr. Roger Pierce on health grounds, a By-Election was held on 14 October 2010.

Hull Road By-Election 14 October 2010[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mick Hoban 860 58.7 +24.5
Conservative Robin Dickson 296 20.2 -4.8
Liberal Democrat Rachael Williams 183 12.5 -3.3
Green John Cossham 84 5.7 -8.3
BNP Trevor Brown 42 2.9 -8.1
Majority 564 38.4
Turnout 1,468 18.3
Labour hold Swing
Westfield By-Election 16 October 2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Waller 1804 60.2 +25.8
Labour Louise Corson 588 19.6 -23.8
UKIP Judith Morris 398 13.3 N/A
Conservative Jason Brown 113 3.8 -10.0
Green Alison Webb 87 2.9 -5.5
English Democrats Sam Kelly 5 0.2 N/A
Majority 1216 40.6
Turnout 2995 28.5 -9.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing 24.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "York". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  3. ^ The City of York (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The North Yorkshire (District of York) (Structural and Boundary Changes) Order 1995. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of York (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The York (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Labour claim Bishophill seat". Evening Press. 2001-02-23. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  9. ^ "Lib Dems win Heworth Without By Election". City of York Council. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  10. ^ "Heworth by-election 10 September 2009". City of York Council. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  11. ^ "Labour Win Hull Road By-Election". City of York Council. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  12. ^ "'Thumping' Lib Dem win in by-election". www.yorkmix.com. 2014-10-17. Retrieved 2015-07-20. 

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