The 2000 Halton Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Halton Unitary Council in Cheshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Campaign

Elections were held in all of the wards apart from in Hale ward.[3] In addition to candidates from Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, there were also several candidates from the newly formed Runcorn Labour Councillors Group (RLCG).[3][4] This had been formed from 6 Labour councillors who were unhappy with the local party and what they saw as a bias against Runcorn in favour of Widnes.[4]

Results

The results saw Labour maintain a large majority on the council, while the RCLG failed to get any candidates elected.[5] The RCLG had come closest in Palacefields ward where the Labour candidate, Alan Lowe, was the winner by 21 votes.[5]

Halton Local Election Result 2000[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 0 80.0
  Liberal Democrats 2 -1 10.0
  Conservative 2 +1 10.0

References

  1. ^ "Halton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 6 May 2000. p. 6.
  3. ^ a b "Election nominations". This Is Cheshire. 13 April 2000. Archived from the original on 13 July 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Rebels with a cause". This Is Cheshire. 13 April 2000. Retrieved 25 February 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Five go into Labour". This Is Labour. 10 May 2000. Retrieved 25 February 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 5 May 2000. p. 4.