1997 Cornwall County Council election[1][2]

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All 79 seats of Cornwall County Council
40 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Liberal Democrats Independent Labour
Last election 41 seats, 41.5% 21 seats, 19.5% 8 seats, 12.3%
Seats won 39 23 8
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2 Steady
Popular vote 104,550 62,647 48,324
Percentage 39.1% 23.4% 18.1%
Swing Decrease2.4% Increase3.9% Increase5.8%

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Party Conservative Mebyon Kernow Liberal
Last election 6 seats, 22.4% 1 seat, 1.9% 1 seat, 1.2%
Seats won 7 1 1
Seat change Increase1 Steady Steady
Popular vote 39,974 6,890 3,036
Percentage 15.0% 2.6% 1.1%
Swing Decrease7.4% Increase0.7% Decrease0.1%

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The County of Cornwall within England

Council control before election

Liberal Democrats

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1997 Cornwall County Council election, was an election for all 79 seats on the council. Cornwall County Council was a county council that covered the majority of the ceremonial county of Cornwall, with the exception of the Isles of Scilly which had an independent local authority. The elections took place concurrently with other local elections across England and Wales. The Liberal Democrats lost control of the council, which fell under no overall control.

Election result

1997 Cornwall County Council election[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 39 Decrease2 49.4 39.1 104,550 Decrease2.4
  Independent 23 Increase2 29.1 23.4 62,647 Increase3.9
  Labour 8 Steady 10.1 18.1 48,324 Increase5.8
  Conservative 7 Increase1 8.9 15.0 39,974 Decrease7.4
  Mebyon Kernow 2 Steady 2.5 2.6 6,890 Increase0.7
  Liberal 2 Steady 2.5 1.1 3,036 Decrease0.1
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 301 Decrease0.2
  Independent Labour 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 1,176 New

References

  1. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1997". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Cornwall County Council Election Results 1973-2005" (PDF). Elections Centre.
  3. ^ Local Election Results 2005: Cornwall p.2