Mid Suffolk District Council elections

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Mid Suffolk District Council in Suffolk, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 40 councillors have been elected from 30 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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
Independent 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 2003
Conservative 2003 - 2005
No overall control 2005 - 2007
Conservative 2007 - 2019
No overall control 2019 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Badwell Ash By-Election 27 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 292 44.4
Labour 184 28.0
Liberal Democrat 182 27.7
Majority 108 16.4
Turnout 658 50.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Norton By-Election 9 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 546 61.4 +8.0
Liberal Democrat John Ottley 343 38.6 -8.0
Majority 203 22.8
Turnout 889 49.4
Conservative hold Swing
Mendlesham By-Election 17 January 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Gilmour 343 48.2 -2.3
Labour 257 36.1 -13.4
Green 111 15.6 +15.6
Majority 86 12.1
Turnout 711 41.1
Conservative hold Swing
Elmswell By-Election 21 March 2002[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Carol Millward 726 77.6 +68.1
Conservative 209 22.4 -16.3
Majority 517 55.2
Turnout 935 37.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Worlingworth By-Election 23 January 2003[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Debenham 411 83.4 +28.6
Labour 82 16.6 +16.6
Majority 329 66.8
Turnout 493 36.3
Conservative hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Barking & Somersham By-Election 21 October 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robin Richardson 281 51.1
Conservative 183 33.3
UKIP 86 15.6
Majority 98 17.8
Turnout 550 32.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Claydon & Barham By-Election 21 October 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Redbound 617 57.7 -0.7
Conservative 374 35.0 -6.6
Labour 78 7.3 +7.3
Majority 243 22.7
Turnout 1,069 30.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hoxne By-Election 28 July 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Evelyn Adey 308 46.9 +9.6
Conservative Elizabeth Gibson-Harries 295 45.0 -17.7
Labour Garry Deeks 54 8.2 +8.2
Majority 13 1.9
Turnout 657 40.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Bramford & Blakenham By-Election 24 November 2005[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Field 536 64.3
Conservative Michael Damant 229 27.5
Labour Suzanne Britton 68 8.2
Majority 307 36.8
Turnout 833 26.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Haughley and Wetherden By-Election 25 March 2010[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Rachel Eburne 444 61.0 +45.4
Conservative Samantha Powell 176 24.2 -20.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Vecchi 51 7.0 -32.4
Labour David Hill 32 4.4 +4.4
UKIP Christopher Streatfield 25 3.4 +3.4
Majority 268 36.8
Turnout 728 41.6
Green gain from Conservative Swing +33.2

2011-2015[edit]

2015-2019[edit]

Barking and Somersham By-Election 2 June 2016[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Anne Marie Killett 212 34.5 +34.5
Conservative Jemma Lynch 210 34.2 -7.5
Liberal Democrat Mark Valladares 154 25.1 +13.2
Labour Will Marsburg 38 6.2 +6.2
Majority 2 0.3
Turnout 617 34.1
Green gain from Conservative Swing +21.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors and Decision Making". Mid Suffolk District Council. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  2. ^ "Mid Suffolk". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  3. ^ The District of Mid Suffolk (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  4. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Mid Suffolk (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Byelection roundup". guardian.co.uk. London. 2002-01-18. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  7. ^ "Lib Dems drop bombshell on Blair's doorstep". guardian.co.uk. London. 2002-03-22. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  8. ^ "BNP victory overshadows council polls". guardian.co.uk. London. 2003-01-24. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  9. ^ a b "Labour wins byelection in army town". guardian.co.uk. London. 2004-10-22. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  10. ^ a b "2005 and 2006 By Elections". Mid Suffolk District Council. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  11. ^ "Lib Dems take ground from the Tories". guardian.co.uk. London. 2005-11-25. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  12. ^ a b Mead, Chris (2010-03-26). "Greens drop by-election bombshell on major parties". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2010-03-26. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "greens" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  13. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Mid Suffolk District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-03-26.

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