Hartlepool Borough Council elections

Hartlepool is a unitary authority in County Durham, England. Until 1 April 1996 it was a non-metropolitan district in Cleveland. Between 2002 and 2013 it also had a directly elected mayor, currently it is governed by the 33 member Hartlepool Borough Council.

Political control

Borough council

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
Labour 1973-1976
No overall control 1976-1979
Labour 1979-1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2000
No overall control 2000–2004
Labour 2004–2008
No overall control 2008–2010
Labour 2010–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Directly elected mayor

Party in control Years
Independent 2002-2013

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1976 Hartlepool Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[3]
  • 1979 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1980 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1982 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1983 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1984 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1986 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1987 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1988 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1990 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1991 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1992 Hartlepool Borough Council election
  • 1994 Hartlepool Borough Council election

Unitary authority elections

Mayoral elections

On 18 October 2001 there was a referendum on whether Hartlepool should have a directly elected mayor. The referendum saw a narrow vote in favour with 10,667 yes votes and 10,294 no votes on a turnout of 31%.[7] The first election in 2002 saw an independent candidate Stuart Drummond elected and he has been re-elected in both the 2005 and 2009 elections.[8]

By-election results

Jackson By-Election 13 December 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Iseley 465 66.0 +20.9
Liberal Democrat Ken Fox 240 34.0 -20.9
Majority 225 32.0
Turnout 705 17.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Hilda By-Election 13 February 2003[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Cambridge 502 48.6 +10.5
Labour Keith Fisher 359 34.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Kevin Kelly 171 16.6 -10.0
Majority 143 13.8
Turnout 1,032 21.1
Independent hold Swing
Rift House By-Election 24 February 2005[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lilian Sutheran 440 52.4 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Lynne Gilfoyle 143 17.0 -14.7
UKIP Richard Banks 131 15.6 +15.6
Conservative Brenda Pearson 126 15.0 -6.8
Majority 297 35.4
Turnout 840 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Brus By-Election 8 June 2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 350 40.5 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Michelle Plant 230 26.6 +8.6
Independent Jean Pearson 127 14.7 -4.7
BNP 117 13.5 +1.8
Conservative 41 4.7 -3.4
Majority 120 13.9
Turnout 865 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Park By-Election 20 July 2006[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Laffey 468 46.1 -2.6
UKIP Eric Wilson 208 20.5 -4.9
Labour Lorraine Fenwick 121 120 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Sheila Bruce 99 9.7 -3.6
BNP Ronald Bage 68 6.7 +6.7
Independent Douglas Ferriday 51 5.0 +5.0
Majority 260 25.6
Turnout 1,015 21.0
Conservative hold Swing
Rossmere By-Election 7 May 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Akers-Belcher 532 42.3 +5.2
UKIP Dave Pascoe 300 23.9 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Pamela Turnedge 166 13.2 -6.4
BNP Cheryl Dunn 157 12.5 +12.5
Conservative Ray Pocklington 102 8.1 -6.9
Majority 232 18.4
Turnout 1,257 26.7
Labour hold Swing
Elwick By-Election 24 September 2009[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Hilary Thompson 233 35.5 -48.8
Conservative Chris Banks 201 30.9 +30.9
Independent Alan Bell 132 20.3 +20.3
Labour Stephen Thomas 40 6.1 -9.3
Independent Ron Watts 28 4.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Keith MacFadyen 17 2.6 +2.6
Majority 32 4.9
Turnout 651 39.2
Independent hold Swing
Seaton By-Election 25 October 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Putting Hartlepool First Kelly Atkinson 441 38.4 +23.4
Labour Ann Marshall 261 22.7 +9.6
Independent David Young 193 16.8 -36.7
UKIP Thomas Hind 128 11.1 +0.0
Conservative Shane Moore 94 8.2 +1.0
Liberal Democrat James Tighe 31 2.7 +2.7
Majority 180 15.7
Turnout 1,148 16.1
Putting Hartlepool First gain from Independent Swing
Manor House By-Election 15 August 2013[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Allan Barclay 639 56.4 +7.0
UKIP Tom Hind 226 19.9 +4.2
Putting Hartlepool First Mick Stevens 194 17.1 +0.5
Conservative Mandy Loynes 74 6.5 +0.8
Majority 413 36.5
Turnout 1,133 15.8
Labour hold Swing
Headland & Harbour By-Election 6 October 2016[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Tim Fleming 496 49.2 +0.6
Labour Trevor Rogan 255 25.3 -16.5
Putting Hartlepool First Steve Latimer 155 15.4 +15.4
Conservative Benjamin Marshall 41 4.1 -5.6
Patients not Profits John Robert Price 36 3.6 +3.6
Independent Chris Broadbent 26 2.6 +2.6
Majority 241 23.9
Turnout 1,009 17.8
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Headland & Harbour By-Election 4 May 2017[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike McLaughlin 555 40.6 +2.6
UKIP Tom Cassidy 532 38.9 +8.1
Conservative Chris Broadbent 210 15.4 +5.6
Independent Lucy Patterson 69 5.1 +5.1
Majority 23 1.7
Turnout 1,366 24.4
Labour hold Swing
Seaton By-Election 19 October 2017[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Putting Hartlepool First Leisa Smith 474 31.6 +3.2
Independent Sue Little 425 28.3 +2.1
Labour Ann Marshall 275 18.3 +4.8
Conservative Mike Young 180 12.0 +6.0
UKIP Karen King 148 9.9 -13.5
Majority 49 3.3
Turnout 1,502 21.4
Putting Hartlepool First gain from Independent Swing
Victoria By-Election 16 November 2017[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Katie Trueman 479 53.1 +1.9
UKIP Jacqui Cummins 325 36.0 +6.4
Conservative Andrew Martin-Wells 98 10.9 -1.0
Majority 154 17.1
Turnout 902 15.9
Labour hold Swing
Rural West By-Election 12 July 2018[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Young 678 45.4 -13.0
Independent James Brewer 546 36.5 +18.6
Labour Yousuf Khan 184 12.3 -5.4
Green Michael Holt 87 5.8 -0.1
Majority 132 8.8
Turnout 1,495 25.3
Conservative hold Swing
Hart By-Election 11 October 2018[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent James Brewer 637 44.1 +44.1
Labour Aileen Kendon 582 40.2 +1.5
Conservative Cameron Stokell 200 13.8 -3.4
Green Michael Holt 27 1.9 +1.9
Majority 55 3.8
Turnout 1,446
Independent gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Hartlepool". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hartlepool (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Hartlepool council". * BBC Online. Retrieved 1 May 2009.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hartlepool (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hartlepool (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ Kearney, Tony (19 October 2001). "Yes, we want US-style mayors". The Northern Echo. p. 1.
  8. ^ "Hartlepool mayoral election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Hung council result of Hartlepool by-election". The Northern Echo. 15 December 2001. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Power hangs in balance". Evening Gazette. 14 February 2003. p. 3.
  11. ^ "Lib Dems get byelection boost". guardian.co.uk. London. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  12. ^ "By Election Result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 25 February 2005. Archived from the original on 13 March 2005.
  13. ^ "Byelection cheer for three main parties". guardian.co.uk. London. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  14. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Hartlepool Borough Council. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  15. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
  16. ^ "Hilary wants to be asset to the town". Hartlepool Mail. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  17. ^ "Seaton Ward By-Election - Oct 2012" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Manor House Ward By-Election Result of Poll" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  19. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  20. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
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  22. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Rural West by-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  24. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

External links

1998 Hartlepool Borough Council election

Elections to Hartlepool Borough Council in the ceremonial county of County Durham in England were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 33

Liberal Democrat 8

Conservative 5

Independent 1

1999 Hartlepool Borough Council election

Elections to Hartlepool Borough Council in the ceremonial county of County Durham in England were held on 6 May 1999. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council. The results saw the Labour party lose two seats to the Liberal Democrats and one seat to the Conservative party. Overall turnout in the election was 26.1%.Following the election the then council leader, Roy Waller, was challenged as leader of the Labour group on the council by Russell Hart. Hart defeated Waller 16 to 14 in a vote by Labour party councillors at the groups annual meeting and Hart thus became leader of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 30

Liberal Democrat 10

Conservative 6

Independent 1

2000 Hartlepool Borough Council election

Elections to Hartlepool Borough Council in the ceremonial county of County Durham in England were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 21

Liberal Democrats 14

Conservative 10

Independent 2

2002 Hartlepool Borough Council election

Elections to Hartlepool Borough Council in the ceremonial county of County Durham in England were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. At the same time an election took place for a directly elected mayor, which was won by independent candidate Stuart Drummond.

2012 Hartlepool Borough Council election

The 2012 Hartlepool Borough Council election was scheduled on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Hartlepool Borough Council in England. This was the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections.

2014 Hartlepool Borough Council election

The 2014 Hartlepool Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Hartlepool Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

2015 Hartlepool Borough Council election

The 2015 Hartlepool Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the Hartlepool Borough Council in England. It was held on the same day as other local elections.

2016 Hartlepool Borough Council election

The 2016 Hartlepool Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Hartlepool Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

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