Plymouth City Council elections

Plymouth is a unitary authority in Devon, 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—1991
Labour 1991—1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997—2000
Conservative 2000—2003
Labour 2003—2006
No overall control[3][4] 2006
(4 May - 22 June)
Labour 2006—2007
Conservative 2007—2012
Labour 2012—2015
No overall control 2015—2017
Conservative[5] 2017—2018
Labour 2018—present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

Unitary authority elections

Result maps

Plymouth City Council election 1979 map

1979 results map

Plymouth City Council election 1983 map

1983 results map

Plymouth City Council election 1987 map

1987 results map

Plymouth City Council election 1991 map

1991 results map

Plymouth City Council election 1995 map

1995 results map

Plymouth City Council election 1997 map

1997 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2000 map

2000 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2003 map

2003 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2004 map

2004 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2006 map

2006 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2007 map

2007 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2008 map

2008 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2010 map

2010 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2011 map

2011 results map

Plymouth City council election 2012 map

2012 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2014 map

2014 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2015 map

2015 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2016 map

2016 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2018 map

2018 results map

Plymouth City Council election 2019 map

2019 results map

Changes between elections

Unitary authority

Honicknowle By-Election 7 August 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,328 61.1 -11.3
Conservative 420 19.3 -8.3
Liberal Democrat 344 15.8 +15.8
Independent 67 3.1 +3.1
Independent Democrat 14 0.6 +0.6
Majority 908 41.8
Turnout 2,173 23.0
Labour hold Swing
Ham By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,017 65.5 +4.8
Conservative 307 19.8 -2.3
Liberal Democrat 173 11.1 +11.1
Independent Democrat 56 3.6 -13.6
Majority 710 45.7
Turnout 1,553
Labour hold Swing
Mount Gould By-Election 2 May 2002 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,179
Labour 1,101
Liberal Democrat 590
Liberal Democrat 566
Conservative 464
Conservative 449
Green 120
Green 119
UKIP 51
Turnout 4,639 29.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St Budeaux By-Election 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,253 55.7 +8.9
Conservative 715 31.8 -6.7
Liberal Democrat 282 12.5 +0.0
Majority 538 23.9
Turnout 2,250 25.5
Labour hold Swing

2003 boundaries

Southway By-Election 22 June 2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Kirk 1,624 43.3 +3.9
Conservative Brenda Brookshaw 1,517 40.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Terrance O'Connor 214 5.7 -14.7
BNP Liam Birch 200 5.3 +5.3
UKIP Thomas Williams 139 3.7 +3.7
Green Raymond Tuohy 53 1.4 +1.4
Majority 107 2.8
Turnout 3,747 40.4
Labour hold Swing
Ham By-Election 3 September 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tina Tuohy 1,243 44.0 +2.7
Conservative Nigel Churchill 676 23.9 -15.7
UKIP Andrew Leigh 442 15.6 +15.6
Independent Margaret Storer 204 7.2 +7.2
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Trimnell 181 6.4 -6.8
BNP Adrian Romilly 82 2.9 +2.9
Majority 567 20.1
Turnout 2,828 29.0
Labour hold Swing

In September 2017, the three UKIP councillors elected in 2014, Christopher Storer (Ham), John Riley (Honicknowle) and Maddie Bridgeman (Moor View), moved to the Conservatives.[15]

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Plymouth". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Labour loses control in Plymouth". BBC News. 5 May 2006.
  4. ^ "Labour regains control of Plymouth city council". The Guardian. 23 June 2006.
  5. ^ All three of Plymouth's Ukip councillors have just quit the party and joined the Tories
  6. ^ The City of Plymouth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  7. ^ The Devon (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Plymouth (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Council and democracy". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Labour lose their majority hold over Plymouth City Council". The Herald. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  12. ^ "About Plymouth City Council". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Labour regains control of Plymouth city council". guardian.co.uk. London. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  14. ^ "Ham by-election". Plymouth City Council. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  15. ^ O'Leary, Miles (10 September 2017). "All three of Plymouth's Ukip councillors have just quit the party". plymouthherald. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

External links

1979 Plymouth City Council election

The 1979 Plymouth City Council election took place on 3 May 1979 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. It was the first election be held under new ward boundaries. The Conservative Party retained control of the council, which it had held since its creation in 1973.

1983 Plymouth City Council election

The 1983 Plymouth City Council election took place on 5 May 1983 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Conservative Party retained control of the council, which it had held since its creation in 1973.

1987 Plymouth City Council election

The 1987 Plymouth City Council election took place on 7 May 1987 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Conservative Party retained control of the council, which it had held since its creation in 1973.

1991 Plymouth City Council election

The 1991 Plymouth City Council election took place on 2 May 1991 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council from the Conservative Party, who had held it since its creation in 1973.

1995 Plymouth City Council election

The 1995 Plymouth City Council election took place on 4 May 1995 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had gained from the Conservative Party at the previous election in 1991.

1997 Plymouth City Council election

The 1997 Plymouth City Council election took place on 1 May 1997 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held since 1991.

2000 Plymouth City Council election

The 2000 Plymouth City Council election was held on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. This was on the same day as the other local elections. The entire council was up for election and the Conservative Party gained control of the council from the Labour Party.

2003 Plymouth City Council election

The 2003 Plymouth City Council election was held on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. This was on the same day as the other local elections. The election was the first to be contested under new ward boundaries, and as a result the entire council was up for election. The Labour Party regained control of the council, which it had lost to the Conservative Party at the previous election in 2000.

2004 Plymouth City Council election

The 2004 Plymouth City Council election was held on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. This was on the same day as the other local elections. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour Party remained in control of the council.

2006 Plymouth City Council election

The 2006 Plymouth City Council election was held on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election on the day, with an additional seat in Southway Ward remaining vacant until a by-election on 22 June. After the election, Labour were reduced to 28 out of the 56 filled seats, thus termprarily losing control of the council to No Overall Control. However, Labour won the Southway by-election on 22 June, thus restoring their overall control of the coucil.

2007 Plymouth City Council election

The 2007 Plymouth City Council election was held on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party gained control of the council from the Labour Party.

2008 Plymouth City Council election

The 2008 Plymouth City Council election was held on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party remained in control of the council with an increased majority.

2010 Plymouth City Council election

The 2010 Plymouth City Council election was held on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England.

The Conservative Party remained in control of the council with a reduced majority.

2011 Plymouth City Council election

The 2011 Plymouth City Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members to Plymouth City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election, in addition to a by-election, making twenty seats in total. The previous election produced a majority for the Conservative Party. The election resulted in Labour gaining 5 seats with Conservatives retaining control.

2012 Plymouth City Council election

The 2012 Plymouth City Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The election was won by the Labour Party, who gained control of the council from the Conservative Party.

2014 Plymouth City Council election

The 2014 Plymouth City Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The election was won by the Labour Party, who maintained their overall majority. The UK Independence Party gained representation on the council for the first time, and this was the only election in which the party won seats in Plymouth.

2015 Plymouth City Council election

The 2015 Plymouth City Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England.

The Labour Party lost its narrow majority, resulting in no party having overall control.

2018 Plymouth City Council election

The 2018 Plymouth City Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. The election was won by the Labour Party, who gained enough seats to achieve an overall majority and took control of the council.

A coalition of Conservative and UK Independence Party (UKIP) councillors had taken control of the council after the 2016 election, with thirty members in total and a working majority. The three UKIP councillors defected to the Conservative Party in September 2017, giving the Conservatives overall control of the council. The Conservative Party defended twelve seats and Labour defended seven.

2019 Plymouth City Council election

The 2019 Plymouth City Council election is due to take place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England.

The Labour Party took control of the council after the 2018 election, with thirty-one members and a working majority. Labour will defend nine seats, and the Conservatives will defend ten.

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