Warrington Borough Council elections

Warrington is a unitary authority in Cheshire, 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]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973-1979
No overall control 1979-1983
Labour 1983-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997-2006
No overall control 2006-2011
Labour 2011–

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Warrington Borough Council election
  • 1976 Warrington Borough Council election
  • 1979 Warrington Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[2]
  • 1983 Warrington Borough Council election
  • 1987 Warrington Borough Council election
  • 1991 Warrington Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[3]
  • 1995 Warrington Borough Council election (Borough boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same)[4][5][6]

Unitary authority elections

By-election results

Rixton and Woolston By-Election 7 January 1999[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edmund Coop 762 59.2 +0.2
Conservative Alan Freeman 381 29.6 +1.0
Liberal Democrat George Hill 145 11.3 -1.2
Majority 381 29.6
Turnout 1,288 16.8
Labour hold Swing
Poulton North By-Election 18 September 2003[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 698 51.6 +28.2
Labour 498 37.0 -18.9
Conservative 151 11.2 -9.6
Majority 200 14.6
Turnout 1,347 19.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Poulton North By-Election 7 September 2006[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sharon Wilson 1,358 64.2 +19.8
Labour Kevin Bennett 505 23.9 -13.4
Conservative Francine Leslie 209 9.9 -8.4
Green Michael Jackson 43 2.0 +2.0
Majority 853 40.3
Turnout 2,115 27.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Lymm South By-Election 19 April 2018[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anna Fradgley 769 42.8 +10.4
Labour Trish Cockayne 328 18.3 -1.1
Conservative Stephen Taylor 649 36.2 -2.3
Green Michael Wass 24 1.3 +1.3
UKIP James Ashington 25 1.4 -8.3
Majority 120 6.6
Turnout 1,795 37.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Borough of Warrington (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Warrington (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1989. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire and Greater Manchester (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside (County and District Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Warrington (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  9. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  10. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  11. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Warrington (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Warrington (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  15. ^ "Your councillors". Warrington Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  17. ^ "Warrington". * BBC Online. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  18. ^ England council elections
  19. ^ "Labour candidate wins by-election". Warrington Guardian. 18 January 1999. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  20. ^ "September 2003 By-election (Poulton North)". Warrington Borough Council. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  21. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Warrington Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  22. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Warrington Borough Council. Retrieved 20 April 2018.

External links

2011 Warrington Borough Council election

Elections to Warrington Borough Council were held on 5 May 2011. Twenty seats out of the total of fifty-seven were up for election. The Labour Party gained control of the council which had been run by a Liberal-Democrat/Conservative coalition.

2012 Warrington Borough Council election

The 2012 Warrington Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect 19 of the 57 members of the Warrington Borough Council in England. They comprised part of the United Kingdom's local elections of 2012.

2014 Warrington Borough Council election

The 2014 Warrington Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect 19 of the 57 members of the Warrington Borough Council in England. They formed part of the United Kingdom's local elections of 2014.

2015 Warrington Borough Council election

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

2016 Warrington Borough Council election

The 2016 Warrington Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Warrington Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

Following a boundary review, all Warrington Borough Council seats were up for election, for a term of four years. The number of seats rose from 57 to 58.

The Labour Party retained overall control of Warrington Borough Council after taking 45 of the 58 seats.

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