Blackpool Borough Council elections

Blackpool is a unitary authority in Lancashire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Political control

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
Conservative 1973-1987
No overall control 1987-1991
Labour 1991-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2007
Conservative 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Blackpool Borough Council election
  • 1976 Blackpool Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[3]
  • 1979 Blackpool Borough Council election
  • 1983 Blackpool Borough Council election
  • 1987 Blackpool Borough Council election
  • 1991 Blackpool Borough Council election
  • 1995 Blackpool Borough Council election

Unitary authority elections

Borough result maps

Blackpool local election 2003 map

2003 results map

Blackpool UK local election 2007 map

2007 results map

Blackpool Council election 2011 map

2011 results map

Blackpool local election map 2015

2015 results map

By-election results

1997–2000

Marton By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 963 48.1 +0.3
Labour 878 43.8 -8.4
Liberal Democrat 162 8.1 +8.1
Majority 85 4.3
Turnout 2,003
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Waterloo By-Election 23 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 532 36.8 -1.7
Liberal Democrat 468 32.4 +8.3
Labour 447 30.9 -6.6
Majority 64 4.4
Turnout 1,447 30.8
Conservative hold Swing
Ingthorpe By-Election 21 January 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 914 63.2 +1.5
Conservative 533 36.8 -1.5
Majority 381 26.4
Turnout 1,447 26
Labour hold Swing

2000–2003

Waterloo By-Election 7 June 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carol Radcliffe 859 33.1 +1.7
Conservative John Herdman 833 32.1 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Ian Coleman 696 26.8 -0.3
Independent Ann Edwards 208 8.0 +8.0
Majority 26 1.0
Turnout 2,596
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Brunswick By-Election 13 September 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Cresswell 515 53.5 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Steven Bate 255 26.5 +26.5
Conservative Andrew Stansfield 135 14.0 -23.0
First Alliance Kenneht Coups 38 3.9 +3.9
Independent Charles Thomas 20 2.1 +2.1
Majority 260 27.0
Turnout 963 20
Labour hold Swing

2007–2011

Park By-Election 26 June 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Collins 977 55.2 +28.1
Labour Roy Fisher 448 25.3 -8.1
BNP Les Joy 218 12.3 -4.8
Liberal Democrat Susan Close 97 5.5 -8.5
UKIP Colin Porter 30 1.7 -6.7
Majority 529 29.9
Turnout 1,770
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Stanley By-Election 20 August 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jean Kenrick 648 32.8 -28.2
Labour John Jones 602 30.5 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Michael Hodkinson 332 16.8 +3.6
UKIP Colin Porter 203 10.3 +10.3
BNP Les Joy 192 9.7 +9.7
Majority 46 2.3
Turnout 1,977 36.4
Conservative hold Swing

2011–present

Waterloo by-election 9 October 2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Robertson 406 34.5 -5.3
UKIP John Braithwaite 372 31.6 N/A
Labour Kathy Ellis 347 29.5 -17.5
Liberal Democrat Mike Hodkinson 34 2.9 -10.3
BNP Jack Renshaw 17 1.4 N/A
Majority 34 2.9
Turnout 22.2 -12.4
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was triggered by the death of Conservative Councillor Tony Lee

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Blackpool". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blackpool (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blackpool (Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blackpool (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Councillors – Information". Blackpool Council. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Labour win Waterloo by-election". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 11 June 2001. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Marriage councillors". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 21 September 2001. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Tory triumph in Blackpool's Park Ward". Blackpool Gazette. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Tories win tough fight for Stanley". Blackpool Gazette. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  12. ^ http://www.englishelections.org.uk/england/lby/northwest/waterloo.php

External links

2000 Blackpool Borough Council election

The 2000 Blackpool Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Blackpool Borough Council in England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

2003 Blackpool Borough Council election

The 2003 Blackpool Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of the Unitary Blackpool Borough Council in England. The Labour Party kept its overall majority and continued to run the council. Boundary changes had taken place since the last election in 2000 which reduced the number of seats by two. Overall turnout was 50.43%.

2007 Blackpool Borough Council election

The 2007 Blackpool Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of the unitary Blackpool Borough Council in England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Labour party.

2011 Blackpool Borough Council election

The 2011 Blackpool Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of the unitary Blackpool Borough Council in England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party gained overall control of the council from the Conservative party.

2015 Blackpool Borough Council election

The 2015 Blackpool Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Blackpool Borough Council in England. All 21 wards of 2 seats each on the council were contested with newly elected members next due to serve a four-year term and next contest their seats in 2019. This election took place on the same day as other local elections as well as the 2015 UK General Election.

The Labour Party retained an overall control on the council, winning 29 of the 42 seats on the council. The Conservative Party won the remaining 13 seats, wiping out the Liberal Democrats.

2019 Blackpool Council election

The 2019 Blackpool Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Blackpool Council in England.

Blackpool Council has been controlled by the Labour Party since 2011, who currently hold a majority of ten with twenty-six councillors. The Conservatives were defending twelve seats, and independent councillors were defending four.

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