The 2005 elections to Shropshire County Council (the final elections to the county council, before Shropshire became a unitary authority in 2009) took place on 5 May 2005, alongside the 2005 general election across the entire United Kingdom.

48 councillors were elected from 46 electoral divisions. The Conservatives had 6 net gains and took control of the council, which had previously been no overall control, with a majority of just 2. The Liberal Democrats also gained seats, whilst Labour lost seats, resulting in the Liberal Democrats becoming the second party. Three independent candidates were elected as councillors.

Boundary changes had occurred since the 2001 elections; the number of seats increased from 44 to 48.


Comparisons made against the results of the 2001 election.

Shropshire County Council election, 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 25 +6 52
  Liberal Democrats 11 +3 23
  Labour 9 -2 19
  Independent 3 -3 6
Conservative gain from No overall control Swing

Conservative majority: 2.

For subsequent by-elections, see Shropshire local elections.