Bath and North East Somerset Council elections

Bath and North East Somerset is a unitary authority in Somerset, England. It was created on 1 April 1996 replacing Bath, Wansdyke and Avon County Council.[1]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1995-2015
Conservative 2015–2019
Liberal Democrats 2019–present

Council elections

The number of councillors by party was:

Party 2019[6] 2015[7] 2011[8] 2007[5] 2003[9] 1999[10] 1995[3][11]
Conservative Party 11 –26 37 +8 29 –2 31 +5 26 +10 16 = 16
Liberal Democrats 37 +22 15 –14 29 +3 26 –3 29 –1 30 +3 27
Labour Party 4 –1 5 +1 4 –1 5 –1 6 –11 17 –5 22
Labour Co-op 1 = 1 = 1 +1 0 = 0 = 0
Independent Labour 0 –2 2 +2
Green 0 –2 2 +2 0 = 0 = 0 = 0 = 0
Independent 5 +2 3 +1 2 = 2 –2 4 +4 0 = 0
No party, just Peasedown 0 –2 2 +2
No party 0 –1 1 +1
Control: Liberal
Democrats
Conservative NOC
(Con/LD
Joint 1st)
NOC
(Con 1st)
NOC
(LD 1st)
NOC
(LD 1st)
NOC
(LD 1st)

By-election results

Kingsmead By-Election 5 July 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Geraldine Craig 545 41.1
Labour Sharon Louise Gillings 326 24.6
Conservative Thomas Peter Hobson 282 21.3
Green Eric Paul Lucas 172 13.0
Majority 219 16.5
Turnout 1,325
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Newbridge By-Election 4 May 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michelle O'Doherty 828 36.8
Conservative Robert Hawking 783 34.8
Green Richard Daniel 209 9.3
Independent Lorraine Morgan-Brinkhurst 242 10.1
Labour Pam Richards 174 7.7
Majority 45 2.0
Turnout 2,236
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Walcot by-Election 6 April 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Samuel 750 48.6 +11.2
Green Tim Stoneman 343 22.2 +0.4
Conservative Brian Webber 339 22.0 -0.5
Labour Amber Weston 111 7.2 -7.4
Majority 407 26.4
Turnout 1,548
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Abbey by-election 17 November 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lizzie Gladwyn 350 32.8 –2.4
Liberal Democrat Gerry Curran 273 25.6 +4.7
Green Vipul Arvind Patel 252 23.6 -4.5
Labour Vicky Linda Drew 126 11.8 –5.0
Independent Jenny Knight 43 4.0 +0.1
UKIP Marc Ross Hooper 23 2.2 n/a
Majority 77
Turnout 1,067
Conservative gain from Green Swing
Bathavon North by-election 22 May 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terry Gazzard 1047 37.6 +0.4
Liberal Democrat Dorian Baker 712 25.6 -6.8
Labour George Aylett 353 12.7 -2.8
Green Justin Temblett-Wood 353 12.7 -2.3
UKIP Hugo Jenks 316 11.4 +11.4
Majority 335
Turnout 2,781 46.9
Conservative hold Swing
Lansdown By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 667 56.1 -1.2
Liberal Democrat 417 35.1 +3.2
Green 62 5.2 +5.2
Labour 42 3.5 -7.2
Majority 250 21.0
Turnout 1,188 31.6
Conservative hold Swing
Walcot By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 478 36.9 -1.9
Conservative 386 29.8 +4.4
Labour 276 21.3 +0.0
Green 116 9.0 +9.0
Other 39 3.0 +3.0
Majority 92 7.1
Turnout 1,295 29.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bathavon North By-Election 12 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 993 50.5 -2.9
Liberal Democrat 699 35.6 +6.5
Labour 273 13.9 -3.7
Majority 294 14.9
Turnout 1,965 34.5
Conservative hold Swing
Lansdown By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 777 52.1 -5.2
Liberal Democrat 517 34.7 +2.8
Labour 101 6.8 -3.9
Green 96 6.4 +6.4
Majority 260 17.4
Turnout 1,491 39.9
Conservative hold Swing
Weston By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 867 45.4 -5.5
Conservative 841 44.1 +17.8
Labour 151 7.9 -8.9
Green 27 1.4 -4.5
Council Tenants against sell off 22 1.2 +1.2
Majority 26 1.3
Turnout 1,908 46.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Abbey By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 643 45.0 -0.5
Conservative 561 39.2 +6.1
Labour 166 11.6 -6.7
Green 60 4.2 +4.2
Majority 82 5.8
Turnout 1,430 31.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Rob Clements (10 May 1995). "The local elections of 4 May 1995". House of Commons Library. Research Paper 95/59. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Colin Rallings, Michael Thrasher (2011). Bath & North East Somerset Council Election Results 1995-2011 (PDF). The Elections Centre, Plymouth University (Report). Bath and North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Bath and North East Somerset (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Local Election – Thursday, 3rd May, 2007". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Bath and North East Somerset Council (All Wards) - Thursday, 2nd May, 2019". Bath and North East Somerset. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Bath and North East Somerset Council (All Wards) - Thursday, 7th May, 2015". Bath and North East Somerset. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 5th May, 2011". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 1st May, 2003". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 6th May, 1999". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Bath and North East Somerset Council results". Bath Chronicle. May 1995.
  12. ^ "Election of Councillors for the Kingsmead Ward - Declaration of Result of Poll" (PDF). Bath and North East Somerset Council. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/sitedocuments/Your-Council/Elections/2017-04-06_full_results_notice.pdf

External links

2011 Bath and North East Somerset Council election

The Bath and North East Somerset Council election was held on 5 May 2011 to elect 65 local councillors for Bath and North East Somerset Council.

2015 Bath and North East Somerset Council election

The 2015 Bath and North East Somerset Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Bath and North East Somerset Council in England. This coincided with other local elections and the 2015 general election.

2019 Bath and North East Somerset Council election

The 2019 Bath and North East Somerset Council election was held on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Bath and North East Somerset Council in England.

The Conservative Party took control of the council at the 2015 election, with thirty-seven members and a working majority of seven. At the 2019 election, the Conservative Party defended 36 seats, the Liberal Democrats defended 17 seats and the Labour Party defended six.

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bath and North East Somerset Council is the local council for the district of Bath and North East Somerset in Somerset, England.

It is a unitary authority, with the powers and functions of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. The council consists of 59 councillors: 28 from Bath, 6 each from the Norton Radstock and Keynsham areas, and 19 from other areas.

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