Herefordshire Council elections

Herefordshire is a unitary authority and ceremonial county in England. It was created on 1 April 1998 replacing Hereford, South Herefordshire, parts of Leominster and Malvern Hills and Hereford and Worcester County Council.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1997–2000
No overall control 2000–2007
Conservative 2007–2019
No overall control 2019-present

Council elections

By-election results

Weobley By-Election 26 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 333 35.5
Liberal Democrat 284 30.3
Conservative 234 24.9
Labour 62 6.6
Green 25 2.4
Majority 49 5.2
Turnout 938 38.5
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Holmer By-Election 11 February 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 375 35.6 -22.1
Labour 349 33.2 +12.4
Conservative 220 20.9 +0.6
Independent 108 10.3 +10.3
Majority 26 2.4
Turnout 1,052 19.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hope End By-Election 20 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 736 49.5 +24.0
Liberal Democrat 312 21.0 -5.9
Independent 221 14.9 -9.5
Green 148 10.0 -3.0
Labour 69 4.6 -5.6
Majority 424 28.5
Turnout 1,486
Conservative hold Swing
Three Elms By-Election 18 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 517 53.1 +31.5
Liberal Democrat 283 29.1 -29.7
Labour 135 13.7 -5.9
Green 39 4.0 +4.0
Majority 234 24.0
Turnout 974 21.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Martin's By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 743 42.5 +8.7
Liberal Democrat 566 32.3 -6.5
Conservative 296 16.9 +4.0
Independent 145 8.3 +8.3
Majority 177 10.2
Turnout 1,750
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Nicholas By-Election 22 January 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Fiona Short 936 37.0 -7.6
Conservative John Ward 783 30.9 +9.4
Independent Julie Woodward 524 20.7 -13.2
Labour John Hitchin 288 11.4 +11.4
Majority 153 6.1
Turnout 2,531 52.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tupsley By-Election 1 December 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Taylor 831 44.0 +8.7
Conservative John Perris 608 32.2 +8.4
Independent Guy Griffiths 274 14.5 -15.4
Labour John Oliver 118 6.3 +6.3
Independent Richard Thomas 56 3.0 +3.0
Majority 223 11.8
Turnout 1,887 27.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Kerne Bridge By-Election 1 June 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Jarvis 482 41.6 +8.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Truman 308 26.6 +26.6
Independent 249 21.5 -45.1
Independent 119 10.3 +10.3
Majority 174 15.0
Turnout 1,158 47.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Old Gore By-Election 10 April 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Durkin 422 37.9 -8.1
Independent John Gartside 401 36.0 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Josephine Lane 241 21.7 +5.4
Green Adrian Worgan 49 4.4 +4.4
Majority 21 1.9
Turnout 1,113 46.0
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.

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2000 Herefordshire Council election

The first election to Herefordshire Council occurred on 4 May 2000, following the council's reconstitution as a unitary authority in 1998; following Herefordshire's separation from the short lived administrative county of Hereford and Worcester formed by a merger of Herefordshire and Worcestershire in 1974. All 37 wards were contested - each electing either one or two members to the council.

Elections were held for all of the new authority's 53 seats and resulted in the council passing into "no overall control" with the Liberal Democrats, who held 21 seats, forming the largest group in the council chamber.

2003 Herefordshire Council election

Elections to Herefordshire Council were held on 1 May 2003, along with other local elections in England and Scotland. Due to prior boundary reviews, all 38 wards were contested - with each ward electing either one two or three members to the council, with each successful candidate serving a four-year term of office, expiring in 2007. The council remained in no overall control, with the Conservative party replacing the Liberal Democrats as the largest party on the council, winning 20 out of a total of 56 seats on the council.

2007 Herefordshire Council election

Elections to Herefordshire Council were held on 3 May 2007, along with the other local elections in England and Scotland. The entire council was up for election, with each successful candidate serving a four-year term of office, expiring in 2011. The Conservative Party gained a majority on the council, after seven years of the council being under no overall control.

2015 Herefordshire Council election

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

2019 Herefordshire Council election

The 2019 Herefordshire Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect 52 of 53 members of Herefordshire Council in England. The election in Ross North ward has been postponed until 6 June 2019 following the death of the UKIP candidate, Gareth Williams.

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