1999 Sheffield City Council election

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30 of 87 seats to Sheffield City Council
44 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Labour Conservative
Seats won 19 11 0
Seat change Increase11 Decrease10 Steady0

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Map showing the results of the 1999 Sheffield City Council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Liberal Democrats

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 6 May 1999 with one third of the council was up for election. Previous to this election, there had been a by-election in Park, resulting in a Liberal Democrat gain from Labour, effectively cancelling out the concurrent defection of sitting Stocksbridge councillor Alan Pears from the Lib Dems to Labour. The election saw the Liberal Democrats gain control of the council - the first time since its formation for it not to be controlled by Labour. The results themselves were more favourable to Labour than recent elections. However, they suffered double-digit losses, with the Liberal Democrats sustaining their recent election surges.

Election result

Sheffield Local Election Result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 19 11 0 +11 65.5 50.6 60,512 +0.4
  Labour 11 0 11 -10 34.5 37.9 45,278 +2.3
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 9.2 11,045 -2.5
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 1,319 -0.1
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 597 ±0.0
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 287 +0.1
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 204 -0.2
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 114 ±0.0
  Socialist Workers 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 ±0.0
  Ind. Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 59 -0.1
Independent Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 N/A

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Liberal Democrats 36 47
Labour 50 39
Conservatives 1 1
Total 87 87
Working majority  13   7 

Ward results

Beauchief [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andy Sangar* 3,806 66.2 +0.8
Labour Andy Hinman** 1,435 25.0 +2.1
Conservative Frank Woodger 505 8.8 -2.9
Majority 2,371 41.2 -1.2
Turnout 5,746 39.9 +7.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -1.3

Andy Hinman was a sitting councillor for Nether Edge ward

Birley[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Baker 2,408 51.8 +17.3
Labour Elsie Smith* 2,034 43.8 -9.0
Conservative Evelyn Millward 204 4.4 -8.3
Majority 374 8.0 -10.3
Turnout 4,646 33.0 +11.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +13.1
Brightside[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Webster* 1,581 55.6 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Jeff Staniforth 1,053 37.0 +3.7
Conservative Marjorie Kirby 131 4.6 -2.8
Socialist Labour Robert Morris 77 2.7 -1.0
Majority 528 18.6 -3.6
Turnout 2,842 25.1 +6.9
Labour hold Swing -1.8
Broomhill[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janice Sidebottom 2,369 54.3 +3.9
Labour Barbara Belcher* 1,360 31.2 +2.5
Conservative Graham King 507 11.6 -5.9
Green Joseph Otten 124 2.8 -0.6
Majority 1,009 23.1 +1.4
Turnout 4,360 30.0 +4.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +0.7
Burngreave[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Jones* 1,329 50.0 +13.5
Independent Labour James Jamison 597 22.5 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Haq Nawaz 396 14.9 -3.2
Conservative Nicholas Bryan 173 6.5 -2.4
Green Chris Sissons 81 3.0 -1.2
Socialist Alliance Alison Brown 80 3.0 -0.8
Majority 732 27.5 +9.1
Turnout 2,656 30.0 +9.2
Labour hold Swing +9.7
Castle[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Midgley* 1,497 67.6 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Jim Morland 467 21.1 -2.1
Conservative Michael Young 112 5.0 -2.8
Green Graham Wroe 74 3.3 -2.7
Socialist Alternative Rebecca Fryer 65 2.9 -3.6
Majority 1,030 46.5 +13.3
Turnout 2,215 24.9 +9.3
Labour hold Swing +6.6
Chapel Green[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Oxley 3,269 63.4 -1.8
Labour Matthew Tracey 1,646 31.9 +1.9
Conservative Paula Axelby 243 4.7 -0.1
Majority 1,623 31.5 -3.7
Turnout 5,158 29.0 +2.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -1.8
Darnall[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Terry McElligott 2,049 49.3 +10.8
Labour Kashaf Walayat* 1,895 45.5 -8.5
Conservative Margaret Pigott 215 5.2 -2.3
Majority 154 3.7 -11.7
Turnout 4,159 31.4 +8.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +9.6
Dore[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Hill 3,773 59.2 +0.1
Conservative John Berry 1,754 27.5 -3.9
Labour Robert Earp 848 13.3 +3.9
Majority 2,019 31.7 +4.1
Turnout 6,375 42.3 +0.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +2.0
Ecclesall[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sylvia Dunkley* 3,962 59.7 +0.2
Conservative John Harthman 1,674 25.2 -2.8
Labour Sandra Robinson 1,004 15.1 +2.6
Majority 2,288 34.4 +2.9
Turnout 6,640 42.9 +6.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +1.5
Firth Park[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ilyas Khan* 1,686 56.9 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Ian Heeley 1,084 36.6 +11.2
Conservative Neville Paling 194 6.5 -4.9
Majority 602 20.3 -17.3
Turnout 2,964 26.0 +5.7
Labour hold Swing -8.7
Hallam[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Hesketh* 3,600 55.8 -5.6
Conservative Sidney Cordle 1,909 29.6 +3.9
Labour Donald Henderson 945 14.6 +1.8
Majority 1,691 26.2 -9.5
Turnout 6,454 44.3 +6.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -4.7
Handsworth[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marjorie Barker* 2,414 62.3 +7.6
Liberal Democrats Howard Middleton 1,204 31.1 -3.0
Conservative Laurence Hayward 257 6.6 -4.5
Majority 1,210 31.2 +10.6
Turnout 3,875 27.8 +6.6
Labour hold Swing +5.3
Heeley[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tessa Hainey 2,679 58.3 +1.2
Labour Andy Kershaw 1,580 34.4 -4.5
Conservative Celia Dutton 120 2.6 -1.4
Green Denise Craghill 114 2.5 +2.5
Socialist Labour Tony Horsefield 103 2.2 +2.2
Majority 1,099 23.9 +5.8
Turnout 4,596 34.7 +5.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +2.8
Hillsborough[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alison Macfarlane* 2,805 60.7 +2.0
Labour Harry Harpham 1,473 31.9 -4.0
Conservative Thomas Seaton 233 5.0 -0.4
Green Chris Mahone 110 2.4 +2.4
Majority 1,332 28.8 +6.1
Turnout 4,621 33.0 +2.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.0
Intake[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Frank Taylor 2,377 52.0 -3.2
Labour Martin Lawton* 1,957 42.8 +5.4
Conservative Eric Kirby 234 5.1 -2.2
Majority 420 9.2 -8.6
Turnout 4,568 32.1 +7.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing -4.3
Manor[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gillian Furniss 1,241 64.6 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Robert Sheridan 529 27.5 -3.2
Conservative Andrew Watson 90 4.7 -2.2
Socialist Alternative Alistair Tice 61 3.2 -1.4
Majority 712 37.0 +10.1
Turnout 1,921 23.5 +5.9
Labour hold Swing +5.0
Mosborough[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Rosling-Joseph* 2,947 50.9 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Peter Fox** 2,179 37.6 +8.1
Conservative Shirley Clayton 604 10.4 -6.1
Ind. Conservative Colin Taylor 59 1.0 -1.2
Majority 768 13.3 -9.0
Turnout 5,789 22.8 +5.9
Labour hold Swing -4.5

Peter Fox was a sitting councillor for Dore ward

Nether Edge[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pat White 2,661 54.2 +1.8
Labour Mohammed Khan 1,755 35.8 +1.2
Conservative Anthony Cherry 236 4.8 -2.1
Green Mervyn Smith 252 5.1 -1.0
Majority 906 18.5 +0.8
Turnout 4,904 38.0 +6.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +0.3
Nether Shire[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Eddison* 1,707 58.9 +5.6
Liberal Democrats John Tomlinson 1,031 35.6 -4.1
Conservative Phillip Kirby 123 4.2 -2.7
Socialist Alliance Shirley Frost 34 1.2 +1.2
Majority 676 23.3 +9.8
Turnout 2,895 25.2 +5.1
Labour hold Swing +4.8
Netherthorpe[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Dixon 1,719 51.0 -7.1
Labour Tony Arber* 1,322 39.2 +6.5
Green Barry New 176 5.2 +0.2
Conservative Ian Ramsey 91 2.7 +0.4
Socialist Workers Phil Turner 61 1.8 +0.0
Majority 397 11.8 -13.6
Turnout 3,369 29.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing -6.8
Norton[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Auckland 2,280 57.0 +0.8
Labour Frank White* 1,483 37.1 +0.1
Conservative Peter Smith 236 5.9 -0.9
Majority 797 19.9 +0.7
Turnout 3,999 35.2 +3.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +0.3
Owlerton[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Wilde 1,669 49.4 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Wayne Morton 1,480 43.8 -2.5
Conservative Kevin Mahoney 121 3.6 -3.0
Socialist Labour Brian Fisher 107 3.2 +3.2
Majority 189 5.6 +4.8
Turnout 3,377 30.5 +10.0
Labour hold Swing +2.4
Park[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Willis 1,391 51.4 +22.7
Labour Viv Nicholson* 1,165 43.1 -7.8
Socialist Alternative Ken Douglas 78 2.9 -11.0
Conservative Simon Shepherd 48 1.8 -4.7
Green Peter Hartley 23 0.8 +0.8
Majority 226 8.3 -13.9
Turnout 2,705 27.4 +13.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +15.2
Sharrow[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Nazir* 1,650 59.7 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Lai Wah Wong 750 27.1 -2.9
Conservative Joan Graham 186 6.7 -3.1
Green Martin D'Agorne 137 4.9 -2.2
Independent Green Michael Jennings 41 1.5 +1.5
Majority 900 32.5 +9.5
Turnout 2,764 22.8 +6.1
Labour hold Swing +4.8
South Wortley[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Trevor Bagshaw* 3,888 64.6 +1.8
Labour Steve Caban 1,626 27.0 +1.4
Conservative Paul Clewes 504 8.4 -0.3
Majority 2,262 37.6 +0.4
Turnout 6,018 33.0 +5.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +0.2
Southey Green[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Damms* 1,784 70.1 +8.6
Liberal Democrats Fern Newman 677 26.6 -8.2
Conservative George Kirtley 83 3.2 -0.5
Majority 1,107 43.5 +16.8
Turnout 2,544 25.7 +6.5
Labour hold Swing +8.4
Stocksbridge[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Davis 2,182 75.6 +11.1
Labour Alan Pears* 582 20.2 -9.4
Conservative Morris Upton 122 4.2 -1.6
Majority 1,600 55.4 +20.4
Turnout 2,886 27.3 +2.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +10.2

Alan Pears was previously elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor

Walkley[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Harston 2,444 54.6 -4.3
Labour Terry Barrow* 1,663 37.2 +3.6
Green Nicola Freeman 228 5.1 +0.4
Conservative Gordan Millward 136 3.0 +0.2
Majority 781 17.5 -7.7
Turnout 4,471 32.5 +2.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing -3.9

By-elections between 1999 and 2000

Park by-election, 14 January 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Taylor 838 48.6 +19.9
Labour 737 42.8 -8.1
Socialist Alternative 104 6.0 -7.9
Conservative 24 1.4 -5.1
Independent Green Pete Hartley 20 1.2 +1.2
Majority 101 5.8 -16.4
Turnout 1,723 18.4 +4.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +14.0
Chapel Green by-election, 7 July 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Fox 1,711 53.2 -10.2
Labour 1,368 42.5 +10.6
Conservative 138 4.3 -0.4
Majority 343 10.7 -20.8
Turnout 3,217 18.1 -10.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -10.4

References

  1. ^ 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 ab ac "Local elections: Sheffield, 6th May 1999". Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  2. ^ 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 ab ac "Sheffield Council Candidates, 1999". Retrieved 20 October 2011.