1997 Nottinghamshire County Council election

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All 63 seats to Nottinghamshire County Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 42 17 4

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Map of the results of the election in each division. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Council control before election


Council control after election


The 1997 Nottinghamshire County Council election was held on Thursday, 1 May 1997. The whole council was up for election and the result was the Labour Party retaining its control of the council.[1][2]

This was the first County Council election not to include the City of Nottingham, which would become a unitary authority in 1998 and therefore no longer a part of the administrative county of Nottinghamshire. The boundaries of the electoral divisions remained the same however the loss of Nottingham meant that there were 25 fewer seats.

Election result

Result of Nottinghamshire County Council election, 1997[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 42 48.4%
  Conservative 17 34.7%
  Liberal Democrats 4 15.6%


  1. ^ a b "Election Results". Nottinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Nottinghamshire County Council Election Results 1973-2009" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 September 2016.