Hull City Council elections

Kingston upon Hull is a unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Until 1 April 1996 it was a non-metropolitan district in Humberside. A third of the Council is elected each year with no election every four years. Since the boundary changes in 2002 until 2018, 59 councillors are elected from 23 wards with each ward electing either 2 or 3 councillors.[1] Following a review, in 2017, by the Local Government Boundary Commission this was reduced to 57 councillors from 21 wards effective from the 2018 elections.[2]

Due to boundary changes every ward and every council seat were up for election on 3 May 2018, new wards "East Carr" and "West Carr" replace East Bransholme and West Bransholme and include part of Sutton Park estate too. Labour, Lib Dems and Conservatives are standing candidates for every seat, Green Party have 9 standing and UKIP only two.[3]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[4][5]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2002
No overall control 2002–2007
Liberal Democrats 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Hull City Council election
  • 1976 Hull City Council election
  • 1979 Hull City Council election
  • 1983 Hull City Council election (New ward boundaries)[6]
  • 1984 Hull City Council election
  • 1986 Hull City Council election
  • 1987 Hull City Council election
  • 1988 Hull City Council election
  • 1990 Hull City Council election
  • 1991 Hull City Council election
  • 1992 Hull City Council election
  • 1994 Hull City Council election

Unitary authority elections

Wards

2002–2018

Kingston upon Hull UK ward map 2010 annotated
Hull wards 2002–2018
Ward Area Map No. Councillors
Avenue Wyke 19 3
Beverley Northern 15 2
Boothferry West 22 3
Bransholme East North Carr 12 2
Bransholme West North Carr 13 2
Bricknell Wyke 20 2
Derringham West 21 3
Drypool Riverside 4 3
Holderness Park 10 3
Ings East 9 3
Kings Park North Carr 14 2
Longhill East 8 3
Marfleet Park 5 3
Myton Riverside 3 3
Newington Riverside 23 3
Newland Wyke 18 2
Orchard Park & Greenwood Northern 16 3
Pickering West 1 3
Southcoates East Park 7 2
Southcoates West Park 6 2
St Andrews Riverside 2 2
Sutton East 11 3
University Northern 17 2

2018–

Kingston upon Hull UK ward map 2018 annotated
Hull wards 2018–
Ward Area Map No. Councillors
Avenue Wyke 18 3
Beverley and Newland Northern 14 3
Boothferry West 21 3
Bricknell Wyke 19 2
Central Wyke 17 2
Derringham West 20 3
Drypool Riverside 4 3
Holderness Park 9 3
Ings East 8 2
Kingswood Foredyke 13 2
Longhill and Bilton Grange East 7 3
Marfleet Park 6 3
Newington and Gipsyville Riverside 2 3
North Carr Foredyke 11 3
Orchard Park Northern 15 3
Pickering West 1 2
Southcoates Park 5 3
St Andrews and Docklands Riverside 3 3
Sutton East 10 3
University Northern 16 2
West Carr Foredyke 12 3

By-election results

1997–2004

Avenue By-Election 13 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,422 48.0
Liberal Democrat 1,329 45.0
Conservative 157 5.0
Independent Labour 42 2.0
Majority 93 3.0
Turnout 2,950 29.5
Labour hold Swing
Ings By-Election 8 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 730 56.2 -6.7
Liberal Democrat 370 28.5 +11.2
Conservative 156 12.0 -7.8
Majority 360 27.7
Turnout 1,256 14.5
Labour hold Swing
University By-Election 8 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 701 40.8 -17.0
Liberal Democrat 644 37.5 +23.3
Conservative 279 16.2 -4.1
Independent Labour 76 4.4 -3.2
Socialist Labour 18 1.0 +1.0
Majority 57 3.3
Turnout 1,718 21.0
Labour hold Swing
Marfleet By-Election 14 November 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sean Chaytor 1,026 57.0 -14.2
Liberal Democrat 705 39.1 +10.3
Conservative 47 2.6 +2.6
UKIP 23 1.3 +1.3
Majority 321 17.9
Turnout 1,801 20.2
Labour hold Swing

2005–present

Derringham By-Election 13 January 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michael Rouse-Deane 927 38.7 +29.7
Independent John Considine 679 28.3 -0.1
Labour Alan Gardiner 353 14.7 -11.1
UKIP John Cornforth 320 13.4 -15.1
BNP Paul Buckley 116 4.8
Majority 248 10.4
Turnout 2,395 27.0
Liberal Democrat gain from UKIP Swing
Beverley By-Election 13 October 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Joyce Korczak 1,375 64.5 +5.0
Labour Andrew Whiting 382 17.9 -5.7
Conservative Alec Dear 187 8.8 -8.2
BNP 76 3.6 +3.6
Liberal 57 2.7 +2.7
Independent 42 2.0 +2.0
Veritas 13 0.6 +0.6
Majority 993 46.6
Turnout 2,132
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Drypool By-Election 8 January 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Linda Chambers 1,306 52.3 -11.6
Labour Gary Wareing 891 35.7 +7.9
National Front Mike Cooper 184 7.4 +7.4
Conservative Andrew Allison 117 4.7 -3.7
Majority 415 16.61
Turnout 2,498 26.70
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Councillors and wards". Hull City Council. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Ward Boundary Changes". Hull City Council. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ Young, Angus (7 April 2018). "Find out who is standing to become a Hull councillor in your area". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News Online. BBC. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2009.
  6. ^ The City of Kingston upon Hull (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  7. ^ "The City of Kingston upon Hull (Electoral Changes) Order 2001". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Kingston-upon-Hull". BBC News Online. BBC. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  9. ^ "Ward Boundary Changes". www.hull.gov.uk. Hull City Council. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Labour makes only gain". The Guardian. 15 November 2002. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  11. ^ "Surprise Lib Dem victory in election re-run". Yorkshire Post. 14 January 2005. p. 1. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  12. ^ "Lib Dems retain city council seat". BBC News Online. BBC. 14 October 2005. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  13. ^ "Tories lose city council election". BBC News Online. BBC. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2009.

External links

1998 Hull City Council election

The 1998 Hull City Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.In the run up to the election there was controversy as the local Labour party was suspended by the national party over claims of intimidation, nepotism and membership rigging. This controversy made the Liberal Democrats confident of making gains in the election, with the results bearing this out as Labour lost 4 seats on the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 53

Liberal Democrat 4

Independent 2

Conservative 1

1999 Hull City Council election

The 1999 Hull City Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council. Overall turnout in the election was 19.4%.The election saw the National Executive Committee of the Labour party monitor the selection of candidates for the party after the infighting that had been taking place locally.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 51

Liberal Democrat 4

Independent 4

Conservative 1

2000 Hull City Council election

The 2000 Hull City Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.For the election the period in which voters were able to vote was extended to 3 days from the normal one day in an effort to increase turnout.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 44

Liberal Democrat 10

Independent 4

Conservative 2

2002 Hull City Council election

The 2002 Hull City Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 1. The Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.

2003 Hull City Council election

The 2003 Hull City Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.The council had fallen from Labour control in the 2002 election after the Liberal Democrats made big gains. The 2003 election saw controversy over a proposal to demolish 2,500 council houses in Hull, which had seen some Liberal Democrat cabinet members sacked and other councillors leave the party. The results saw Labour make 4 gains to become the largest party on the council once again, which enabled them to form the administration on the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 28

Liberal Democrat 21

Independent 8

Conservative 2

2004 Hull City Council election

The 2004 Hull City Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 27

Liberal Democrat 24

Independent 5

Conservative 2

United Kingdom Independence Party 1

2006 Hull City Council election

The 2006 Hull City Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 27.3%.Before the election in April 2006 the national Labour government removed their "statutory direction" of the council which had been put in place in 2003 after inspectors criticised the performance of the council. The council was now described as having made adequate progress, but the opposition Liberal Democrats criticised the timing of the announcement during the campaign for the local elections.The results saw the Liberal Democrats become the largest party on the council after gaining 4 seats including defeating the Labour Lord Mayor, Bryan Bradley. However immediately after the election they were not confident they would be able to get enough support from other parties to take control from Labour. Following the election the 2 Liberal and 3 of the various independent councillors met with the Labour leader of the council to discuss supporting them as they preferred Labour to the Liberal Democrats. However it was reported that regional Labour party officials told the party to go into opposition raising the possibility that neither party would form the administration.At the council meeting on 18 May the Liberal Democrats managed to get elected into power by one vote after receiving the support of 4 councillors from other groups, including the former Labour leader of the council Colin Inglis. He had promised to oppose Labour forming the administration if 2 of the councillors who had been involved in removing him as leader were part of any Labour cabinet.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 26

Labour 25

Conservative 2

Hull Independents 2

Independent 2

Liberal Party 2

2007 Hull City Council election

The 2007 Hull City Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats gained overall control of the council from no overall control. Overall turnout was 27%.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 30

Labour 20

Independent 7

Conservative 2

2008 Hull City Council election

The 2008 Hull City Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats retained control of the council with an increased majority from a situation of ruling under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 33

Labour 19

N.E.W. Hull Independent 3

Conservative 2

Independent 1

Non-aligned 1

2010 Hull City Council election

The 2010 Hull City Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and Liberal Democrats retained control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 33

Labour 22

Conservative 2

Independent 2

2011 Hull City Council election

The 2011 Hull City Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and Labour gained control of the council from the Liberal Democrats.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 34

Liberal Democrat 22

Conservative 2

Independent 1

2012 Hull City Council election

The 2012 Hull City Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. This was held on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections. One third of the council was up for election and Labour retained control of the council with an increased majority.

2014 Hull City Council election

The 2014 Hull City Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and Labour retained control of the council.

A total of 46,205 people voted from a registered electorate of 167,336. Turnout was therefore 27.6%

After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 39

Liberal Democrat 15

Conservative 2

Independent 2

UK Independence 1

2015 Hull City Council election

The 2015 Hull City Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

One third of the council was up for election and Labour retained control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 40

Liberal Democrat 15

Conservative 2

Hull Red Labour 1

UK Independence 1

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