2009 Derbyshire County Council election

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All 63 seats to Derbyshire County Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 15 38 10
Seats won 33 22 8
Seat change Increase19 Decrease16 Decrease2
Popular vote 88,403 64,787 48,413
Percentage 39.0% 28.6% 21.3%

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2009 local election results in Derbyshire

Council control before election


Council control after election


Elections to Derbyshire County Council took place on 4 June 2009 as part of the 2009 United Kingdom local elections, having been delayed from 7 May, in order to coincide with elections to the European Parliament.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2013 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[1] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[2]

Prior to the election local Conservatives were leading a coalition with the Liberal Democrats while the Labour Party served as the council's official opposition.


The election was won by the Conservatives who were elected with a small overall majority. It ended 28 consecutive years of local governance by the Labour Party [1]


Derbyshire County Council election, 2009
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 33 Increase19 53.2% 40.68% 88,403
  Labour 22 Decrease16 35.48% 29.81% 64,787
  Liberal Democrats 8 Decrease2 12.9% 22.28% 48,413
  BNP 0 0 5.04% 10,967
  Green 0 0 1.24% 2,714
  UKIP 0 0 0.8% 1,883
  National Front 0 0 0.00% 126
  Independent 1 1.56%


  1. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  2. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011.