Leicester City Council elections

Leicester is a unitary authority in Leicestershire, England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district. Since 2011 it has also had a directly elected mayor.

Political control

City council

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2][3]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1979
Labour 1979-1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996-2003
No overall control 2003-2007
Labour 2007–present
Political group Councillors
1996 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019 Current
Labour 41 30 20 38 52 52 53 53
Liberal Democrat 8 16 25 6 1 1 1 1
Conservative 7 10 9 8 1 1 0 0
Green 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 56 56 54 54 54 54 54 54

Directly elected mayor

Party in control Years
Labour 2011–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Leicester City Council election
  • 1976 Leicester City Council election
  • 1979 Leicester City Council election
  • 1983 Leicester City Council election (New ward boundaries)[4]
  • 1984 Leicester City Council election
  • 1986 Leicester City Council election
  • 1987 Leicester City Council election
  • 1991 Leicester City Council election (City boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same)[5]
  • 1995 Leicester City Council election

Unitary authority elections

Mayoral elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Abbey By-Election 10 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,608 69.3
Conservative 461 19.9
Liberal Democrat 140 6.0
Socialist Labour 112 4.8
Majority 1,147 49.4
Turnout 2,321 37.1
Labour hold Swing
Mowmacre By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 744 51.8 +38.8
Labour 318 22.2 -38.2
Conservative 282 19.7 -1.2
Socialist Labour 91 6.3 +6.3
Majority 426 29.6
Turnout 1,435
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Rushey Mead By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,205 56.0 -5.1
Conservative 513 23.8 +13.8
Liberal Democrat 334 15.5 +1.5
Socialist Labour 101 4.7 +4.7
Majority 692 32.2
Turnout 2,153
Labour hold Swing
Westcotes By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 839 46.7 -14.8
Liberal Democrat 376 20.9 +8.6
Conservative 374 20.8 +2.3
Green 125 7.0 -0.7
Socialist Labour 81 4.5 +4.5
Majority 463 25.8
Turnout 1,795
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003

Aylestone By-Election 15 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jean Middleton 955 43.1 -5.2
Liberal Democrat Alison Bannatyne 683 30.8 +18.5
Labour Patrick Kitterick 525 23.7 -10.8
Green Anthony Walker 51 2.3 -2.6
Majority 272 12.3
Turnout 2,214 28.8
Conservative hold Swing
Thurncourt By-Election 21 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,060 43.7 -11.3
Labour 640 26.4 -9.5
Liberal Democrat 544 22.4 +13.3
BNP 115 4.7 +4.7
Independent 67 2.8 +2.8
Majority 420 17.3
Turnout 2,426 32.4
Conservative hold Swing
Eyres Monsell By-Election 2 May 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat M Farmer 998 41.2 +18.4
Labour J Blackmore 905 37.3 -9.3
Conservative D Keeling 232 9.6 +0.0
BNP E Scott 202 8.3 +8.3
Green T O'Connel 66 2.7 +2.7
Socialist Labour D Roberts 22 0.9 +0.9
Majority 93 3.9
Turnout 2,425 39.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007

Westcotes By-Election 11 December 2003[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat A Tessier 742 47.4 +8.4
Labour N Holden 543 34.7 -6.4
Conservative R Taylor 113 7.2 -5.3
Socialist Labour V Smalley 101 6.5 +6.5
BNP K Yates 66 4.2 +4.2
Majority 199 12.7
Turnout 1,565 25.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Aylestone By-Election 23 September 2004[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative N Porter 938 45.8 -5.0
Liberal Democrat R Webber-Jones 494 24.1 +2.1
Labour R Craven-Griffiths 443 21.7 +2.3
Green R Ball 171 8.4 +0.6
Majority 444 21.7
Turnout 2,046 25.4
Conservative hold Swing
Knighton By-Election 4 November 2004[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R Grant 1,646 45.9 +14.4
Liberal Democrat J Bhoot 1,089 30.4 -14.3
Labour B Fairbairn 605 16.9 +1.7
Green M Follet 247 6.9 -1.8
Majority 557 15.5
Turnout 3,587 28.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Belgrave By-Election 17 February 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Kavia 1,809 65.4 +16.7
Conservative S Gajjar 459 16.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrat P Jethwa 349 12.6 -2.7
Green G Force 151 5.5 +1.7
Majority 1,350 48.8
Turnout 2,768 36.6
Labour hold Swing
Beaumont Leys By-Election 14 July 2005[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Violet Dempster 952 54.4 +5.9
Conservative Martin Wright 342 19.5 -7.6
Liberal Democrat John Taylor 295 16.8 -4.5
BNP John Chapman 161 9.2 +9.2
Majority 610 34.9
Turnout 1,750 18.2
Labour hold Swing
Belgrave By-Election 14 July 2005[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,751 66.1 +0.7
Liberal Democrat Rukmani Patel 509 19.2 +6.6
Conservative 265 10.0 -6.6
Green 122 4.6 -0.9
Majority 1,242 46.9 +10.2
Turnout 2,647 34.3 -2.4
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011

Castle By-Election 10 September 2009[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynn Senior 611 31.7 +5.1
Green Dave Dixey 519 26.9 -8.6
Conservative Jacob Wilkinson 435 22.6 +7.2
Liberal Democrat Joan Garrity 292 15.1 -3.1
UKIP Zoey Lucas 41 2.1 -0.5
Liberal Gareth Henry 31 1.6 -0.1
Majority 92 4.8
Turnout 1,929 12.7
Labour gain from Green Swing +6.8
Eyres Monsell By-Election 6 May 2010[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Virginia Cleaver 1,446 35.3 -2.5
Conservative Jon Humberstone 999 24.4 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Scott Kennedy-Lount 908 22.2 +5.8
BNP Adrian Waudby 745 18.2 -3.2
Majority 447 10.9
Turnout 4,098
Labour hold Swing -2.65

2011-2015

Abbey By Election 9th May 2013[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vijay Singh Riyait 1,190 47.9 +0.8
Conservative Dipak Joshi 562 22.6 +9.0
Independent Terry McGreal 352 14.1 n/a
Liberal Democrat John Robert Taylor 212 8.5 +1.8
TUSC Tessa Warrington 165 6.6 n/a
Majority 628 25.3
Turnout 2,481 24.1
Labour hold Swing -7.5

2015-present

Eyres Monsell By-election 23 November 2017 [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elaine Pantling 556 53.15
Liberal Democrat Tony Faithfull-Wright 320 30.59
Conservative Christopher Michael Doyle 170 15.91
Majority 236
Turnout 1046 12.5
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Leicester". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  3. ^ Walters, Simon; Turnbull, Dominic (4 May 2003). "Cabinet minister in vote rigging inquiry ; Asian voters in key council ward complain about house to house visits made by Trade Secretary to collect their postal votes". Daily Mail. p. 1.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Leicester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Leicestershire (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Leicester (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Councillors, Democracy and Elections". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Leicester (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Eyres Monsell Ward May 2002". Leicester City Council. Archived from the original on 27 August 2002. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Westcotes Ward 11th December 2003". Leicester City Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  12. ^ "Aylestone Ward 23rd September 2004". Leicester City Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  13. ^ "Knighton Ward 4th November 2004". Leicester City Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  14. ^ "Belgrave Ward 17th February 2005". Leicester City Council. Archived from the original on 16 January 2006. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  15. ^ a b "Strong swing to Labour in local byelections". guardian.co.uk. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Victory for Labour at Leicester by-election". this is leicestershire.co.uk. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  17. ^ "Local issues will decide poll result, say hopefuls". this is leicestershire.co.uk. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  18. ^ "Eyres Monsell By-Election". Leicester City Council. Archived from the original on 13 June 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council/elections-and-voting/elections-2017/eyres-monsell-ward-by-election/

External links

2015 Leicester City Council election

The 2015 Leicester City Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Leicester City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections, the 2015 general election and the election for the directly elected Mayor of Leicester.

2019 Leicester City Council election

The 2019 Leicester City Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect all fifty-four members of the Leicester City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections, and the election for the directly elected Mayor of Leicester.

Nigel Porter

Nigel Carl Porter is a Liberal Democrat politician in the City of Leicester. He currently serves as the Leader of the Opposition on the Leicester City Council, and has been a ward councillor for Aylestone since 2004.

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