South Gloucestershire Council elections

South Gloucestershire is a unitary authority in Gloucestershire, England. It was created on 1 April 1996 replacing Kingswood, Northavon and Avon County Council.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1995-1999
Liberal Democrats 1999-2003
No overall control 2003-2015
Conservative 2015–present

Council elections

By-election results

1995–1999

Parkwell By-Election 13 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,357 54.5
Liberal Democrat 570 22.9
Conservative 561 22.5
Majority 787 31.6
Turnout 2,488 29.4
Labour hold Swing

1999–2003

Boyd Valley By-Election 8 July 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,061 48.1 +14.2
Labour 768 34.8 +2.7
Liberal Democrat 379 17.2 -16.8
Majority 293 13.3
Turnout 2,208 39.7
Conservative hold Swing
Yate West By-Election 27 January 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 575 63.2 +1.8
Conservative 194 21.3 +8.7
Labour 141 15.5 -10.5
Majority 381 41.9
Turnout 910 17.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stoke Gifford By-Election 4 May 2000 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,220
Conservative 1,127
Liberal Democrat 797
Liberal Democrat 787
Labour 734
Labour 681
Turnout 5,346 33.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bradley Stoke Bailey's Court By-Election 6 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 430 51.7 -6.2
Conservative 273 32.8 +7.9
Labour 129 15.5 -1.7
Majority 157 18.9
Turnout 832 27.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
King's Chase By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,303 55.0 -9.8
Conservative 770 32.5 +13.1
Liberal Democrat 294 12.4 -3.4
Majority 533 22.5
Turnout 2,367 29.3
Labour hold Swing

2003–2007

Bradley Stoke Baileys Court By-Election 22 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 487 44.8 -8.5
Conservative 458 42.1 +13.2
Labour 142 13.1 -4.7
Majority 29 2.7
Turnout 1,087 34.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Longwell Green By-Election 9 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,036 56.6 -6.9
Liberal Democrat 422 23.0 +9.1
Labour 373 20.4 -2.1
Majority 614 33.6
Turnout 1,831 31.7
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011

Frampton Cotterell By-Election 24 May 2007[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Dave Hockey 1,624
Liberal Democrat Pat Hockey 1,546
Conservative John Farbrother 1,179
Conservative Sarah Kitching 1,165
Labour Terry Trollope 225
Labour Ray Bazeley 162
Turnout 5,901 54.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "The District of South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 1998". legislation.gov.uk. 3 November 1998. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ "South Gloucestershire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
  4. ^ "The District of South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2007". legislation.gov.uk. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ "The District of South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018". legislation.gov.uk. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. ^ "View district candidates (by name)". South Gloucestershire Council. Retrieved 16 August 2009.

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1999 South Gloucestershire Council election

The 1999 South Gloucestershire Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of South Gloucestershire unitary authority in England. All 70 seats in the council were up for election and the Liberal Democrats gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

2003 South Gloucestershire Council election

The 2003 South Gloucestershire Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of South Gloucestershire unitary authority in England. All 70 seats in the council were up for election. The Liberal Democrats once again gained a plurality of seats but lost overall control of the council as the Conservatives won the most votes and therefore made large gains at the expense of the Lib Dems and Labour.

2011 South Gloucestershire Council election

The 2011 South Gloucestershire Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of South Gloucestershire unitary authority in England.

2015 South Gloucestershire Council election

The 2015 South Gloucestershire Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of South Gloucestershire Council in England as part of nationwide local elections.For the first time since the creation of South Gloucestershire, the Conservatives took an overall majority with 40 of the 70 seats. This was the second one-party majority in the history of South Gloucestershire, after the Lib Dems' 1999-2003 control.

2019 South Gloucestershire Council election

The 2019 South Gloucestershire Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of South Gloucestershire Council in England as part of nationwide local elections.A 2018 boundary change meant that the total number of seats in the council was reduced from 70 to 61. The Conservatives retained their control of the council, sliding from 40 seats to 33. The Liberal Democrats increased from 16 to 17 seats, and Labour lost three, going to 11.

South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire Council is the local authority of South Gloucestershire, a unitary authority in the South West of England region. As a unitary authority it has the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. As such, it is administratively separate from the rest of Gloucestershire.

The council area elects 70 Councillors from 35 wards. Following the May 2015 local elections, South Gloucestershire Council comprises 40 Conservative Councillors, 16 Liberal Democrat Councillors, and 14 Labour Councillors. The current Chair of South Gloucestershire Council is Ian Blair (Liberal Democrat) and the current Vice Chair is Rachael Hunt (Conservative).

From 2019 onwards, South Gloucestershire Council will have revised ward boundaries following the enacted recommendations of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. South Gloucestershire will be represented by 61 councillors (9 fewer than at present) in 28 wards and those councillors will represent 9 three-councillor wards, 15 two-councillor wards and 4 one-councillor wards.

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