1999 Gedling Borough Council election

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All 57 seats to Gedling Borough Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats won 29 18 7

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 3

The 1999 Gedling Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Gedling Borough Council in Nottinghamshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Labour party.[1]

Background

At the last election in 1995 Labour took control of the council with 29 seats, compared to 20 for the Conservatives, 7 Liberal Democrats and 1 independent.[2] Gedling was reported as being a swing council in 1999, with the Conservatives requiring 9 gains on a swing of 4.5% to win control.[3]

Election result

Overall turnout in the election was 35.0%, down from 44.7% in 1995.[2]

Gedling Local Election Result 1999[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 29 +10 50.9
  Labour 18 -12 31.6
  Liberal Democrats 7 0 12.3
  Independent 3 +2 5.3

References

  1. ^ "Gedling". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Gedling Borough Council elections summary" (PDF). Gedling Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ Hess, John (26 April 1999). "East Midlands: The dent in Labour's feel good factor". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  4. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48.