Portsmouth City Council elections

Portsmouth is a unitary authority in Hampshire, England. Until 1 April 1997 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]

Non-metropolitan district

Election Overall Control Conservative Labour Alliance/Liberal Democrats Independent
1973 Conservative 28 17 0 3 48
1976 31 14 0 3
1979 31 14 0 3
1983 25 11 1 2 39
1984 25 11 1 2
1986 23 10 5 1
1987 24 9 5 1
1988 25 8 5 1
1990 21 12 5 1
1991 No Overall Control
(Conservative Administration)
19 13 6 1
1992 17 14 7 1
1994 No Overall Control
(Labour Administration)
15 14 9 1
1995 11 18 10 0

Unitary authority

Party in control Years Leader
Labour 1996-2000[2] Leo Madden
No overall control (Labour Administration) 1996–2002
No overall control (Conservative Administration) 2002–2004 Frank Worley
No overall control (Liberal Democrat Administration) 2004–2009 Gerald Vernon-Jackson
Liberal Democrats 2009-2014[3]
No overall control (Conservative Administration) 2014–2018 Donna Jones
No overall control (Liberal Democrat Administration) 2018–present Gerald Vernon-Jackson

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1976 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1979 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1983 Portsmouth City Council election (New ward boundaries)[4]
  • 1984 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1986 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1987 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1988 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1990 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1991 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1992 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1994 Portsmouth City Council election
  • 1995 Portsmouth City Council election

Unitary authority elections

City result maps

Portsmouth UK local election 2002 map

2002 results map

Portsmouth UK local election 2003 map

2003 results map

Portsmouth UK local election 2004 map

2004 results map

Portsmouth UK local election 2006 map

2006 results map

Portsmouth UK local election 2010 map

2010 results map

Portsmouth UK local election 2011 map

2011 results map

Portsmouth UK local election 2012 map

2012 results map

Portsmouth UK local election 2014 map (v2)

2014 results map

Portsmouth 2015 ward map

2015 results map

Portsmouth 2016 results map

2016 results map

Portsmouth 2018

2018 results map

By-election results

Drayton & Farlington by-election 1 September 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Wemyss 2,148 50.9 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Patrict Whittle 1,973 46.7 +4.3
English Democrat David Knight 102 2.4 +2.4
Majority 175 4.2
Turnout 4,223 43.0
Conservative hold Swing
Fratton by-election 16 August 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Fuller 1,196 58.6 +2.6
Conservative Gerry Oldfield 496 24.3 +1.3
Labour Simon Payne 144 7.1 -5.4
English Democrat David Knight 131 6.4 -2.1
Green Sean Sanders 56 2.7 +2.7
Independent Mark Austin 17 0.8 +0.8
Majority 700 34.3 +1.3
Turnout 2,040 20.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Nelson by-election 27 September 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah Cook 791 35.0 +3.2
Conservative Jim Fleming 682 30.2 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Alex Naylor 548 24.2 -2.9
UKIP Michelle Essery 90 4.0 +4.0
Green Calum Kennedy 78 3.5 -2.9
English Democrat Clive Percy 71 3.1 -4.4
Majority 109 4.8
Turnout 2,260 22.4
Labour hold Swing
Copnor by-election 7 February 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andy Fraser 1,835 55.8 +38.4
Conservative Jim Fleming 904 27.5 -18.6
Labour Terry O'Brien 349 10.6 -8.2
English Democrat David Knight 117 3.6 -13.6
UKIP Michelle Essery 57 1.7 +1.7
Independent Mark Austin 28 0.9 +0.9
Majority 931 28.3
Turnout 3,290 33.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  3. ^ "Lib Dems claim fourth defection". BBC News Online. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Portsmouth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Portsmouth". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Portsmouth (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Drayton & Farlington Ward By-election - 1 September 2005". Portsmouth City Council. Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  8. ^ "Fratton Ward by-election 2007 results". Portsmouth City Council. Archived from the original on 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  9. ^ "Nelson Ward by-election 2007 results". Portsmouth City Council. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  10. ^ "Copnor Ward by-election 2008 results". Portsmouth City Council. Retrieved 2009-08-31.

External links

1973 Portsmouth City Council election

The 1973 Portsmouth City Council election was held on 10 May 1973 as part of the first elections to the new local authorities established by the Local Government Act 1972 in England and Wales. 48 councillors were elected from 16 electoral divisions. Each division returned three councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a three-year term of office.

The Conservative Party won overall control of the council.

1998 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council 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 21

Liberal Democrat 10

Conservative 8

1999 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council 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.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 20

Conservative 10

Liberal Democrat 9

2000 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council 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

Conservative 16

Labour 15

Liberal Democrat 8

2002 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council were held on 2 May 2002. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 increasing the number of seats by 3. The council stayed under no overall control.

2003 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 26.6%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 16

Conservative 15

Labour 11

2004 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 34.9%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 20

Conservative 15

Labour 7

2006 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council were held on 4 May 2006. 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

Liberal Democrat 21

Conservative 16

Labour 5

2007 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council were held on 3 May 2007. 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

Liberal Democrat 19

Conservative 17

Labour 5

Independent 1

2008 Portsmouth City Council election

The 2008 Portsmouth City Council election took place on Thursday 1 May 2008 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council (14 seats) was up for election using the first-past-the-post voting system. The Conservatives won a majority of the seats being contested, while the council remained in no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Conservatives: 19

Liberal Democrats: 19

Labour: 2

Independent: 2

2010 Portsmouth City Council election

The 2010 Portsmouth City Council election took place on Thursday 6 May 2010 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. The election took place on the same day as a parliamentary general election, and one third of the council (14 seats) was up for election using the first-past-the-post voting system. The Liberal Democrats won a majority of the seats being contested, and remained in overall control of the council, which they had achieved following a series of defections to the party in 2009.After the election, the composition of the council was:

Liberal Democrats: 24

Conservatives: 16

Labour: 2

2011 Portsmouth City Council election

The 2011 Portsmouth City Council election took place on Thursday 5 May 2011 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. The election took place on the same day as a referendum on the parliamentary voting system, and one third of the council (14 seats) was up for election using the first-past-the-post voting system. The Liberal Democrats won a majority of the seats being contested, and remained in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was:

Liberal Democrats: 23

Conservatives: 17

Labour: 2

2012 Portsmouth City Council election

The 2012 Portsmouth City Council elections took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council (14 seats) was contested using the first-past-the-post voting system. The ruling Liberal Democrats won a majority of the seats being contested, and remained in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was:

Liberal Democrats: 26

Conservatives: 12

Labour: 4

2014 Portsmouth City Council election

The 2014 Portsmouth City Council elections took place on Thursday 22 May 2014 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council's seats were contested using the first-past-the-post voting system, alongside elections to the European Parliament. The ruling Liberal Democrat group lost control of the council to No overall control, with UKIP making 6 gains to win their first seats on the Council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Liberal Democrats - 18 (-5)

Conservatives - 12 (0)

UKIP - 6 (+6)

Labour - 4 (-1)

2015 Portsmouth City Council election

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

2016 Portsmouth City Council election

The 2016 Portsmouth City Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council. This took place on the same day as other local elections taking place around the UK, including the London Mayoral election and the Scottish and Welsh Parliament elections.

14 of 42 seats were contested during these elections within this unitary authority.

After this year's local elections, the composition of the council is now (compared to the situation immediately prior to the election):

Conservatives: 19 (0)

Liberal Democrats: 15 (+1)

UKIP: 4 (0)

Labour: 3 (0)

Independent: 1 (-1)

2018 Portsmouth City Council election

The 2018 Portsmouth City Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2018 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council.

14 of 42 seats were contested during this elections within the unitary authority.

After this year's local elections, the composition of the council is now (compared to the situation immediately prior to the election):

The Statement of Persons Nominated was made on 6 April 2018 by Returning Officer David Williams.

2019 Portsmouth City Council election

Elections to Portsmouth City Council took place on Thursday 2 May 2019, alongside other local elections across the country. The council went into no overall control at the last election. The seats contested in this election were last contested in 2015. The Conservative party had 8 seats they were defending, the Liberal Democrats 5 and Labour 1 seat. A by-election occurred within the vacant Cosham seat from last years election, due to the sitting Conservative standing down. No party gained a majority from this election, and therefore the council remains under no overall control.

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