Sedgefield Borough Council elections

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Sedgefield was a non-metropolitan district in County Durham, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Durham County Council.

Political controlEdit

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-2009

Council electionsEdit

Election Labour Liberal Democrat[a] Conservative Independent Total Notes
1973[2] 40 4 1 8 53
1976[3] 36 1 1 15 53 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[4]
1979[5] 40 3 1 9 53
1983[6] 40 4[b] 2 3 49 New ward boundaries & district boundary changes also took place[7][8]
1987[9] 37 7[c] 2 3[d] 49 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[10]
1991[11] 33 8 1 7 49 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[12]
1995[13] 44 0 0 2 49[e]
1999[14] 43 2 0 4 49
2003[15] 35 7 1 7 50 New ward boundaries[16]
2007[17] 28 6 1 15 50

By-election resultsEdit

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Sedgefield Borough Council.

Tudhoe By-Election 21 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 425 55.8
Independent 216 28.4
Liberal Democrats Benjamin May Ord 88 11.6
Conservative 32 4.2
Majority 209 27.4
Turnout 761 28
Labour hold Swing
Tudhoe By-Election 25 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Agnes Armstrong 373 60.2
Liberal Democrats Martin Jones 247 39.8
Majority 126 20.4
Turnout 620 23
Labour hold Swing
Tudhoe By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,129 52.2 +5.2
Independent 1,033 47.8 -5.2
Majority 96 4.4
Turnout 2,162
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Middlestone By-Election 21 March 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kevin Thompson 528 51.7 +21.4
Labour 493 48.3 -21.4
Majority 35 3.4
Turnout 1,021
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ 0 Liberal, 4 SDP
  3. ^ 1 Liberal, 6 SDP
  4. ^ Including three Independent Labour
  5. ^ 3 vacant after election

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 loval government seats". The Times. 9 June 1973.
  3. ^ "Heavy Labour losses in district polls". The Times. 8 May 1976.
  4. ^ The Darlington and Sedgefield (Areas) Order 1976
  5. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  6. ^ "How votes were cast in local government elections". The Times. 7 May 1983. p. 4.
  7. ^ The District of Sedgefield (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  8. ^ The Cleveland and Durham (Areas) Order 1982
  9. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. 9 May 1987.
  10. ^ The Durham (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  11. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cleveland and Durham (County Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  14. ^ "Sedgefield". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Sedgefield". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  16. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Sedgefield (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Sedgefield". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.