Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council elections

One third of the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes on 3 June 2004, councillors are elected from 21 wards.[1]

Political control

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

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

Leaders

Since 1973, all of the Leaders of BMBC have come from the serving Labour group: · Brian Varley (1973-1975) · Ron Rigby (1975-1976) · Fred Lunn (1976-1985) · Ron Rigby (1985-1988) · Hedley Salt CBE(1988-1995) · Jeff Ennis (1995-1996) · Sir Stephen Houghton CBE (1996- )

Deputy Leaders: · Ronald Rigby (1973-1975) · Fred Lunn (1975-1976) · Frank Kaye (1976-1982) · Ronald Rigby (1982-1985) · Hedley Salt (1985-1988) · Jeff Ennis (1988-1995) · Stephen Houghton (1995-1996) · Bernard Goddard (1996-1999) · Terry Dixon (1999-2004) · John 'Inky' Thomson (2004-2006) · Jimmy Rae (2006) · Jim Andrews (2006- )

Council elections

Summary of the council composition after council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 1979 election (increasing the number of seats by 6) and more recently the 2004 election (which decreased the number of seats by 3) prompting the whole council to be elected in those years.

Year Labour Conservative Liberal /
Lib Dem
Independent Ratepayers
/ Residents
Independent Labour Barnsley Independent
1973 57 0 0 1 0 2 (1 Dem Lab) 0
1975 48 1 2 1 6 2 (1 Dem Lab) 0
1976 39 1 5 1 11 3 (1 Dem Lab) 0
1978 37 1 5 1 14 2 0
1979 41 3 1 0 18 3 0
1980 46 3 1 0 13 3 0
1982 53 2 4 0 7 0 0
1983 58 3 2 0 3 0 0
1984 59 3 2 1 1 0 0
1986 62 2 0 1 1 0 0
1987 62 2 0 1 1 0 0
1988 62 2 0 1 1 0 0
1990 62 2 0 1 1 0 0
1991 62 2 0 2 0 0 0
1992 63 2 0 1 0 0 0
1994 62 2 0 2 0 0 0
1995 64 1 0 1 0 0 0
1996 63 1 0 2 0 0 0
1998 63 1 0 2 0 0 0
1999 59 2 2 3 0 0 0
2000 52 3 3 8 0 0 0
2002 49 4 3 10 0 0 0
2003 47 5 4 10 0 0 0
2004 33 5 3 22 0 0 0
2006 34 5 2 0 0 0 22
2007 33 5 2 2 0 0 21
2008 32 6 1 2 0 0 22
2010 37 6 1 1 0 0 18
2011 43 6 0 1 0 0 13
2012 52 5 0 0 0 0 6
2014 53 4 0 0 0 0 6
2015 55 4 0 0 0 0 4
2016 55 4 0 0 0 0 4
2018

Composition since 1973

Borough result maps

Barnsley UK local election 1979 map

1979 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1980 map

1980 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1982 map

1982 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1983 map

1983 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1984 map

1984 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1986 map

1986 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1987 map

1987 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1988 map

1988 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1990 map

1990 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1991 map

1991 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1992 map

1992 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1994 map

1994 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1995 map

1995 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1996 map

1996 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1998 map

1998 results map

Barnsley UK local election 1999 map

1999 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2000 map

2000 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2002 map

2002 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2003 map

2003 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2004 map

2004 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2006 map

2006 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2007 map

2007 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2008 map

2008 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2010 map

2010 results map

Barnsley UK local election 2011 map

2011 results map

Barnsley wards 2012

2012 results map

Barnsley wards 2014

2014 results map

Barnsley wards 2015

2015 results map

By-election results

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
South West by-election 29 November 1979 Residents Residents
Brierley by-election 25 September 1980 Labour Labour
Ardsley by-election 7 May 1981 Labour Labour
Dodworth by-election 10 December 1981 Residents Labour
Penistone East by-election 18 February 1982 Labour Alliance
Penistone East by-election 14 June 1984 Alliance Labour
Park by-election 3 May 1985 Labour Labour
Brierley by-election 10 July 1986 Labour Labour
Ardsley by-election 25 September 1986 Labour Labour
Cudworth by-election 30 September 1988 Labour Labour
Athersley by-election 27 July 1989 Labour Labour
Dodworth by-election 9 April 1992 Labour Labour
Monk Bretton by-election 9 April 1992 Labour Labour
Athersley by-election 24 September 1992 Labour Labour
Brierley by-election 20 May 1993 Labour Labour
Darton by-election 8 July 1993 Labour Labour
Royston by-election 8 July 1993 Labour Labour
Dearne South by-election 14 September 1995 Labour Labour
Brierley by-election 20 March 1997 Labour Labour
Worsbrough by-election 5 March 1998 Labour Labour
North West by-election 18 February 1999 Labour Labour
South West by-election Labour Labour
Wombwell North by-election Labour Liberal Democrat
Hoyland East by-election 29 July 1999 Labour Labour
South West by-election Labour Independent
Dodworth by-election 7 June 2001 Labour Labour
Athersley by-election 7 March 2002 Labour Labour
Penistone West by-election 13 July 2006 Independent Conservative
Worsbrough by-election 16 November 2006 Labour Labour
St Helen's by-election 15 October 2009 Labour Labour
St Helen's by-election 13 October 2011 Labour Labour
Royston by-election 10 October 2013 Labour Labour

References

  1. ^ "Council and Democracy Homepage". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Barnsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2009.

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