The 1999 Richmondshire District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Richmondshire District Council in North Yorkshire, England. The whole council was up for election and independents lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

Election result

Overall turnout at the election was 40.22%, down from 44.59% in 1995.[2]

Richmondshire local election result 1999[1][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 17 -3 50.0 19.9 2,137
  Liberal Democrats 9 +1 26.5 43.6 4,687
  Conservative 6 +3 17.6 28.5 3,061
  SDP 2 +1 5.9 8.0 862

Ward results

Askrigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne Peacock 318 66.3
Independent John Abraham 162 33.8
Majority 156 32.5
Turnout 480 60.9
Aysgarth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Colin Bailey 376 84.7
Liberal Democrats John Mason 68 15.3
Majority 308 69.4
Turnout 444 50.1
Barton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Campbell Dawson unopposed
Bolton Manor[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Watson 297 68.6
Conservative Michael Childs 136 31.4
Majority 161 37.2
Turnout 433 52.9
Catterick with Tunstall (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Tony Pelton 452
SDP Brian Smith 332
Conservative Penelope Scott-Priestley 282
Independent Rose Heaton 259
Liberal Democrats Anne Simpson 82
Liberal Democrats Sheila Harrisson 82
Turnout 1,489 37.7
Colburn (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Helen Grant unopposed
Independent John Lacey unopposed
Independent Lynn Miller unopposed
Croft on Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Parlour 200 67.3
Conservative John Mason 97 32.7
Majority 103 34.7
Turnout 297 51.9
Grinton and Upper Swaledale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Alderson unopposed
Hawes and High Abbotside[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Blackie unopposed
Hipswell (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Bagley 140
Liberal Democrats Richard Good 103
SDP Betty Robertson 78
Turnout 321 13.2
Kirkby Hill[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Michael Graham unopposed
Leyburn (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Thomas Forth 488
Liberal Democrats Terence Jones 442
Conservative Valerie Pringle 357
Turnout 1,287 42.8
Lower Dale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Dunn 218 57.2
Conservative Muriel Blythman 163 42.8
Majority 55 144
Turnout 381 38.4
Lower Swaledale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Cullen unopposed
Middleham and Coverdale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrea Robson 371 66.5
Liberal Democrats Frances Ramsbottom 187 33.5
Majority 184 33.0
Turnout 558 44.9
Reeth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Oswin Kendall unopposed
Richmond Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Clive World 354 55.6
Conservative David Johnson 283 44.4
Majority 71 11.1
Turnout 637 40.6
Richmond East (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Grace Buckle 713
Independent Katherine Carr 596
Liberal Democrats John Harris 584
Conservative Oliver Blease 563
Liberal Democrats Catherine Frizell 451
Turnout 2,907 38.4
Richmond West (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jane Metcalfe 366
Conservative Alison Appleton 239
Independent Gordon Golding 160
Liberal Democrats Sara Bell 142
Liberal Democrats Stuart Parsons 140
Turnout 1,047 35.4
Scorton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Heseltine unopposed
Scotton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Patricia Middlemiss unopposed
St Agathas[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sylvia Golding unopposed
St Michael with St Luke[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William Corps unopposed
Stanwick[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Gill unopposed
Swaleside[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Fryer unopposed
Urevale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Loadman 252 54.1
Liberal Democrats Gerald Hodgson 214 45.9
Majority 38 8.2
Turnout 466 48.9

By-elections between 1999 and 2003

Colburn

A by-election was held in Colburn on 9 September 1999 after the resignation of independent councillor John Lacey.[4] The seat was won by independent candidate Peter Wood with a majority of 49 votes over Hospital Campaign candidate Peter Fowler.[4]

Colburn by-election 9 September 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Wood 176 31.6
Hospital Closure Candidate Peter Fowler 127 22.8
Conservative William Glover 125 22.4
Independent Helen Lerigo 105 18.9
Hospital Closure Candidate Thomas Henry 24 4.3
Majority 49 8.8
Turnout 557
Independent hold Swing

St Michael with St Luke

A by-election was held in St Michael with St Luke on 22 February 2001 after the death of independent councillor William Corps.[4] The seat was won by independent candidate Kenneth Smith with a majority of 36 votes over Conservative Michael Godwin.[4]

St Michael with St Luke by-election 22 February 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kenneth Smith 211 41.9
Conservative Michael Godwin 175 34.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Barnett 117 23.3
Majority 36 7.2
Turnout 503 44.7
Independent hold Swing

Middleham and Coverdale

A by-election was held in Middleham and Coverdale on 7 June 2001 after the resignation of Conservative councillor Andrea Robson.[4] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Derek Jarvill with a majority of 373 votes over Liberal Democrat John Weedon.[4]

Middleham and Coverdale by-election 7 June 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Jarvill 599 68.4 +1.9
Liberal Democrats John Weedon 226 25.8 -7.7
Independent Bernard Borman 51 5.8 +5.8
Majority 373 42.6 +9.6
Turnout 876
Conservative hold Swing

Catterick with Tunstall

A by-election was held in Catterick with Tunstall on 30 August 2001 after the resignation of Social Democrat councillor Brian Smith.[4] The seat was gained for the Liberal Democrats by Patrick Brennan with a majority of 41 votes over Conservative Melva Steckles.[4]

Catterick with Tunstall by-election 30 August 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Brennan 285 42.9 +35.3
Conservative Melva Steckles 244 36.7 +11.7
Independent Dorothy Ross 135 20.3 -3.1
Majority 41 6.2
Turnout 664 29.4 -8.3
Liberal Democrats gain from SDP Swing

Leyburn

A by-election was held in Leyburn on 25 October 2001 after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Thomas Forth.[4][5] The seat was gained for the Conservatives by Wendy Morton with a majority of 4 votes over Liberal Democrat John Weedon after a recount.[5]

Leyburn by-election 25 October 2001[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wendy Morton 295 50.3 +8.1
Liberal Democrats John Weedon 291 49.7 -8.1
Majority 4 0.7
Turnout 586 32.2 -10.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "How the nations voted". The Times. NewsBank. 8 May 1999. p. 48. ISSN 0140-0460.
  2. ^ "District Council Elections". Richmondshire District Council. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "District Council election" (PDF). Richmondshire District Council. Retrieved 23 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "District Council by-elections results 1973 to 2015" (PDF). Richmondshire District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Parsley, Steve (30 October 2001). "Tory success in by-election". Durham County Publications. NewsBank.