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1997 Cumbria County Council election[1]

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All 83 seats of Cumbria County Council
42 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 39 seats, 40.1% 28 seats, 38.9%
Seats won 44 22
Seat change Increase5 Decrease6
Popular vote 103,969 94,524
Percentage 40.4% 36.8%
Swing Increase0.3% Decrease2.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Independent
Last election 13 seats, 18.0% 2 seats, 2.2%
Seats won 13 4
Seat change Steady Increase2
Popular vote 49,777 7,619
Percentage 19.4% 3.0%
Swing Increase1.4% Increase0.8%

Cumbria UK locator map 2010.svg
The County of Cumbria within England

Council control before election


No overall control

Council control after election


Labour Party

Elections to Cumbria County Council were held on 1 May 1997. This was on the same day as other UK county council elections. The Labour Party gained control of the council, which had under no overall control.

Results

1997 Cumbria County Council election[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 44 Increase5 53.0 40.4 103,969 Increase0.3
  Conservative 22 Decrease6 26.5 36.8 94,524 Decrease2.1
  Liberal Democrats 13 Steady 15.7 19.4 49,777 Increase1.4
  Independent 4 Increase2 4.8 3.0 7,619 Increase0.8
  Liberal 0 Decrease1 0.0 0.2 551 Decrease0.6
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 517 New
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 89 New

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1997". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 15 October 2019.