Harlow District Council elections

One third of Harlow District Council in Essex, England, is elected each year, followed by one year when there is an election to Essex County Council instead. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 33 councillors have been elected from 11 wards.[1]

Map showing the composition of Harlow District Council after the 2019 election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.

Political controlEdit

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 – 2002
No overall control 2002 – 2008
Conservative 2008 – 2012
Labour 2012–present

Council electionsEdit

Summary of the council composition, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2002 election reducing the number of seats by 9.[3]

Year Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats UK Independence Party Vacant Independent Notes
1973[4] 38 0 4 0 0 0
1976[4] 35 3 4 0 0 0 New ward boundaries[5]
1978[4] 33 4 5 0 0 0
1979[4] 32 7 3 0 0 0
1980[4] 33 7 2 0 0 0
1982[4] 33 6 3 0 0 0
1983[4] 34 3 4 0 0 0
1984[4] 33 4 5 0 0 0
1986[4] 36 2 4 0 0 0
1987[4] 37 2 3 0 0 0
1988[4] 35 4 3 0 0 0
1990[6] 35 4 3 0 0 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[7]
1991[8] 33 6 3 0 0 0
1992[9] 31 7 3 0 1 0
1994[10] 33 6 3 0 0 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[11]
1995[12] 37 2 3 0 0 0
1996[13] 39 0 3 0 0 0
1998[14] 38 1 3 0 0 0
1999[15] 34 4 4 0 0 0
2000[16] 26 8 8 0 0 0
2002[3] 9 12 12 0 0 0 New ward boundaries[17]
2003[18] 9 12 12 0 0 0
2004[19] 11 13 9 0 0 0
2006[20] 11 12 10 0 0 0
2007[21] 12 12 8 0 0 1
2008[22] 6 19 8 0 0 0 Includes delayed Harlow Common election
2010[23] 10 18 5 0 0 0
2011[24] 14 17 2 0 0 0
2012[25] 20 13 0 0 0 0
2014[2] 17 11 0 5 0 0
2015[26] 19 12 0 2 0 0
2016[27] 19 12 0 2 0 0
2018[28] 20 13 0 0 0 0
2019[29] 20 13 0 0 0 0

District result mapsEdit

By-election resultsEdit

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[30] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Great Parndon by-election 25 September 1997 Labour Labour
Latton Bush by-election 25 September 1997 Labour Labour
Mark Hall South by-election 25 September 1997 Labour Labour
Little Parndon by-election 7 June 2001 Labour Labour
Little Parndon and Hare Street by-election 25 October 2007 Labour Labour
Toddbrook by-election 25 October 2007 Labour Conservative
Staple Tye by-election 30 April 2009 Conservative Liberal Democrats
Toddbrook by-election 15 November 2012 Labour Labour
Mark Hall by-election 12 February 2015 UKIP Labour
Toddbrook by-election 28 September 2017 Labour Labour
Little Parndon and Hare Street by-election 8 March 2018 Labour Labour
Bush Fair by-election 8 November 2018 Labour Labour
Nettleswell by-election 8 November 2018 Labour Labour
Toddbrook by-election 13 December 2018 Labour Labour

ReferencesEdit

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