Wiltshire Council elections

Wiltshire Council elections date from 2009, when the new Wiltshire Council was created, although a shadow authority had been in existence since 2008.

As a result of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, the former Wiltshire County Council and the four districts within its geographical area were replaced by Wiltshire Council, a unitary authority covering the same area, with elections continuing to be held every four years, beginning on 4 June 2009, when they coincided with an election to the European Parliament.

Previously, Wiltshire County Council had been elected between 1889 and 2005, initially every three years, later every four years.

Election results

Political group Councillors
2009 2013 2017 Current[1]
Conservative 62 58 68 65
Liberal Democrat 24 27 20 21
Independent 7 8 7 9
Labour 2 4 3 3
Devizes Guardians 3 0 0 0
UK Independence Party 0 1 0 0
Total 98 98 98 98


County result maps

Wiltshire UK local election 2009 map

2009 results map

Wiltshire UK local election 2013 map

2013 results map

Wiltshire UK local election 2017 map

2017 results map

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of all by-elections;[2] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Southwick by-election 3 September 2009 Conservative Independent
Bromham, Rowde and Potterne by-election 21 December 2010 Conservative Conservative
Ethandune by-election 6 March 2014 Conservative Conservative
Bromham, Rowde and Potterne by-election 7 May 2015 Conservative Conservative
Chippenham Hardenhuish by-election 7 May 2015 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Salisbury St Edmund and Milford by-election 26 November 2015 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Amesbury East by-election 5 May 2016 Conservative Liberal Democrat
Trowbridge Grove by-election 14 July 2016 Independent Liberal Democrat
Trowbridge Drynham by-election 4 July 2019 Conservative Liberal Democrat
Westbury North by-election 18 July 2019 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat


  1. ^ "Your Councillors". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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2009 Wiltshire Council election

Elections to Wiltshire Council, a new unitary authority, were held on 4 June 2009.

The whole council of ninety-eight members was up for election, with each member to be elected in a single-member electoral division. None of the new electoral divisions was identical to any of the divisions or wards of the council's predecessors, Wiltshire County Council and the four district councils within its area, Kennet, North Wiltshire, Salisbury and West Wiltshire.

As with other county elections in England, these local elections in Wiltshire took place on the same day as the European elections of 2009. The 2005 Wiltshire County Council election, the last to the old county council, coincided with the general election of 2005, and the county elections of 1997 and 2001 had also coincided with general elections.

2013 Wiltshire Council election

Elections to the Wiltshire Council unitary authority took place on 2 May 2013. All ninety-eight seats were up for election, with each councillor being elected in a single-member electoral division, although in six of the divisions only one candidate was nominated and was thus declared the winner without elections taking place.

The previous elections were held in June 2009 and resulted in the Conservatives taking overall control of the newly formed council, the successor to Wiltshire County Council and four recently abolished district councils, with the Liberal Democrats forming the largest of four opposition political groups. At the 2013 election, the Conservatives were the only political party to contest every division. They needed to avoid a net loss of thirteen seats to maintain overall control, while the Liberal Democrats needed a net gain of twenty-six to take control. In the event, the Conservatives gained five seats and lost nine, a net loss of four, retaining control of the council with fifty-eight members. The Liberal Democrats remained the largest other group, with twenty-seven councillors, followed by eight Independents, four from the Labour Party, and one from the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), the first time a seat in Wiltshire Council had been won by UKIP.

2017 Wiltshire Council election

The 2017 Wiltshire Council election took place on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 local elections in the United Kingdom. All 98 councillors were elected from electoral divisions which returned one councillor each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office.


Bradford-on-Avon (sometimes Bradford on Avon) is a town and civil parish in west Wiltshire, England, with a population of 9,402 at the 2011 census. The town's canal, historic buildings, shops, pubs and restaurants make it popular with tourists.

The history of the town can be traced back to Roman origins. It has several buildings dating from the 17th century, when the town grew due to the thriving English woollen textile industry.

Devizes Guardians

The Devizes Guardians are a local political party based in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. The party was formed in 2001 and has been successful in winning seats on Kennet District Council and Wiltshire Council, but at present is represented only on Devizes Town Council, which from May 2013 it controls.


Melksham () is a town on the River Avon in Wiltshire, England, about 4 1⁄2 miles (7 km) northeast of Trowbridge and 6 mi (10 km) south of Chippenham. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 19,357, making it Wiltshire's fifth-largest settlement after Swindon, Salisbury, Chippenham and Trowbridge.

Wiltshire County Council elections

Wiltshire County Council elections were first held on 23 January 1889, with the election of the first Wiltshire County Council. Thereafter, elections were held every three years, with all members being elected on the same day. Later, the cycle was changed to one election in every four years, and the last such election was in 2005. There were also occasional by-elections, the last of which took place in February 2008.

On 1 April 2009, the county council and the four Wiltshire district councils were merged into the new unitary Wiltshire Council.

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