Cumbria County Council elections


Cumbria County Council elections

Cumbria County Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2001, 84 councillors have been elected from 84 wards.[1]

Contents

Political control

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1977
Conservative 1977 - 1981
Labour 1981 - 1985
No overall control 1985 - 1997
Labour 1997 - 2001
No overall control 2001 - present

Council elections

Cumbria Council election, 2001 (boundary changes reduced the number of seats by 1)[3]

Cumbria Council election, 2005

Cumbria Council election, 2009

By-election results

1993-1997

Penrith South East By-Election 7 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 616 41.0
Liberal Democrat 510 34.0
Labour 317 21.0
Independent 51 3.4
Majority 106 7.0
Turnout 1,494 25.0
Conservative hold Swing

1997-2001

Far Cross By-Election 17 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 908 62.6 +11.8
Conservative 328 22.6 -5.4
Labour 214 14.8 -6.4
Majority 580 40.0
Turnout 1,450
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hawcoat By-Election 11 March 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 660 82.9 +18.2
Labour 136 17.1 -18.2
Majority 524 65.8
Turnout 796 17.9
Conservative hold Swing
Upper Kent By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 930 55.7 -0.1
Conservative 558 33.4 -0.3
Labour 182 10.9 +0.4
Majority 372 22.3
Turnout 1,670
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Barrow Central By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 332 45.0 -31.4
Independent 255 34.6 +34.6
Conservative 151 20.5 -3.1
Majority 77 10.4
Turnout 738 20.5
Labour hold Swing
Belle Vue By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 346 37.4 +9.8
Labour 340 36.8 -18.4
Liberal Democrat 238 25.8 +8.2
Majority 6 0.6
Turnout 924
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2001-2005

Alston and East Fellside By-Election 1 May 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isa Henderson 797 41.8 +6.3
Independent Bryan Metz 787 41.2 +22.0
Labour Christopher Bagshaw 324 17.0 +7.6
Majority 10 0.6
Turnout 1,908 41.0
Conservative hold Swing
Grange By-Election 24 July 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,229 66.2 +6.0
Liberal Democrat 556 30.0 -9.8
Labour 71 3.8 +3.8
Majority 673 36.2
Turnout 1,856 36.8
Conservative hold Swing
St Michaels By-Election 16 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 889 51.1 +41.4
Labour 851 48.9 -26.2
Majority 38 2.2
Turnout 1,740 44.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Mary Port East By-Election 4 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 645 57.5 -25.5
Liberal Democrat 476 42.5 +42.5
Majority 169 15.0
Turnout 1,121 22.0
Labour hold Swing
Old Barrow By-Election 25 November 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 273 62.8 +62.8
Labour 162 37.2 -17.2
Majority 111 25.6
Turnout 435 13.3
Independent gain from Labour Swing

2005-2009

St Johns By-Election 22 June 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Holliday 658 53.3 -4.5
Conservative John Heathcote 430 34.8 -7.4
Independent John Bracken 120 9.7 +9.7
Green Lynn Bates 26 2.1 +2.1
Majority 228 18.5
Turnout 1,234 32.3
Labour hold Swing
Brampton and Gilsland By-Election 25 January 2007[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lawrence Fisher 717 61.4 +13.6
Labour Alex Faulds 363 31.1 +2.9
BNP David Fisher 88 7.5 +7.5
Majority 354 30.3
Turnout 1,168 23.3
Conservative hold Swing
Castle By-Election 22 February 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Olwyn Lockley 653 64.0 +20.2
Labour Joseph Hendry 222 21.7 -18.2
Conservative James Bainbridge 117 11.5 -4.8
Green Lynn Bates 29 2.8 +2.8
Majority 431 42.3
Turnout 1,021 25.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Penrith East By-Election 25 October 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Bell 800 59.8 +14.7
Conservative Dawn Dixon 380 28.4 -2.2
Independent Keith Phillips 123 9.2 +3.6
Green Alan Marsden 34 2.5 +2.5
Majority 420 31.4
Turnout 1,337 29.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kells and Sandwith By-Election 18 December 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Skillicorn 434 41.7 -24.1
BNP Simon Nicholson 418 40.1 +40.1
Conservative Brigid Anne Whiteside 190 18.2 +1.1
Majority 16 1.5 -47.1
Turnout 1,042 26.6 -26.7
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Welcome to Council and Democracy". Cumbria County Council. http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/council-democracy/default.asp. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Cumbria". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/elections/local_council/09/html/3853.stm. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Cumbria". BBC News Online. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/local_elections/8.stm. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  4. ^ "County Council By-Election result : Alston and East Fellside". Cumbria County Council. http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/news/2003/may/County-Council-By-Election-result--Alston-and-East-Fellside.asp. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Ups and downs for Tories". London: guardian.co.uk. 2003-07-25. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003/jul/25/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  6. ^ "23/6/2006 - St. John's by-election result". Cumbria County Council. 2006-06-23. http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/news/2006/june/23_06_2006-093106.asp. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  7. ^ "26/1/2007 - Brampton and Gilsland by-election result". Cumbria County Council. 2007-01-26. http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/news/2007/january/26_01_2007-115522.asp. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  8. ^ "23/2/2007 - Castle by-election result". Cumbria County Council. 2007-02-23. http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/news/2007/february/23_02_2007-112730.asp. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  9. ^ "26/10/2007 - Penrith East by election result". Cumbria County Council. 2007-10-26. http://www.cumbriacc.gov.uk/news/2007/october/26_10_2007-091631.asp?Layout=Print. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  10. ^ "19/12/2008 - Kells and Sandwith by-election results". Cumbria County Council. 2010-04-13. http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/news/2008/december/19_12_2008-102535.asp. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 

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