The election of councillors to Allerdale Borough Council in Cumbria, England takes place every four years. At the 1999 boundary review, there were 56 councillors in 31 wards. This changed in 2019 following another boundary review. The number of councillors was reduced to 49 and the number of wards reduced to 23.[1][2]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1991
Labour 1991 - 2003
No overall control 2003–present

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1995-1999

Ellen By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 207 42.0
Liberal Democrats 148 30.0
Independent 138 28.0
Majority 59 12.0
Turnout 493 31.0
Labour hold Swing
Salterbeck By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 537 89.6
Liberal Democrats 62 10.4
Majority 475 79.2
Turnout 599 30.0
Labour hold Swing
Broughton By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 489 88.6
Conservative 63 11.4
Majority 426 77.2
Turnout 552 42.0
Labour hold Swing
Moorclose By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 525 59.7 -9.4
Liberal Democrats 355 40.3 +9.4
Majority 170 19.4
Turnout 880 29.0
Labour hold Swing
St Johns By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 436 53.4 -10.6
Conservative 381 46.6 +10.6
Majority 55 6.8
Turnout 817 23.5
Labour hold Swing
Stainburn By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 259 51.1 -3.0
Conservative 248 48.9 +3.0
Majority 11 2.2
Turnout 507 22.0
Labour hold Swing
Keswick By-Election 26 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 648 45.7
Conservative 388 27.4
Labour 331 23.3
Independent 51 3.6
Majority 260 28.3
Turnout 1,418 34.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
St Michaels By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 658 74.2 +2.9
Conservative 229 25.8 +25.8
Majority 429 48.4
Turnout 887
Labour hold Swing
Salterbeck By-Election 27 August 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour unopposed
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003

Moorclose By-Election 1 July 1999 (3)[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Minto 906
Labour Peter Bales 888
Labour Philip Tibble 770
Liberal Democrats John Morley 289
Liberal Democrats Mark Hayton 255
Liberal Democrats Bertha Wright 225
Conservative Simon Collins 220
Turnout 3,553 24
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Waver By-Election 20 September 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Short 119 67.6 +67.6
Independent Gordon Hanning 57 32.4 -44.9
Majority 62 35.2
Turnout 176 12.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

2003-2007

Solway By-Election 19 June 2003[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Buchanan 274 57.3
Independent Dorothy Tinnion 87 18.2
Independent Janice Nott 69 14.4
Labour Mark Kidd 48 10.0
Majority 187 39.1
Turnout 478 36.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wampool By-Election 1 April 2004[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Moffat 308 69.7
Liberal Democrats Davis Black 96 21.7
Labour Christine Smith 38 8.6
Majority 212 48.0
Turnout 442 31.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Wharrels By-Election 18 August 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Mounsey unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Waver By-Election 8 September 2005[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hunter 220 82.4 +82.4
Independent Charles Miles 47 17.6 -42.3
Majority 173 64.8
Turnout 267 18.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Marsh By-Election 3 November 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vaughan Hodgson 213 61.9
Liberal Democrats Peter Barker 131 38.1
Majority 82 23.8
Turnout 344 26.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Dalton By-Election 24 November 2005[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Garrard 220 72.6
Labour Bill Bacon 83 27.4
Majority 137 45.2
Turnout 303 22.1
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011

All Saints By-Election 5 June 2008[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Tyson 587 45.0 -1.8
Labour Christine Smith 536 41.1 -12.2
BNP Paul Stafford 99 7.6 +7.6
Green Helen Graham 58 4.4 +4.4
Independent Eddie Woodthorpe 25 1.9 +1.9
Majority 51 3.9
Turnout 1,305 36
Conservative hold Swing
Workington St John's By-Election 30 October 2008[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerald Humes 452 35.6 -14.7
Conservative Simon Collins 394 31.0 -18.7
BNP Clive Jefferson 257 20.2 +20.2
Independent John Bracken 113 8.9 +8.9
Green Alistair Grey 55 4.3 +4.3
Majority 58 4.6
Turnout 1,271 30.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Christchurch By-Election 19 August 2010[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Swindells 466 66.1 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Roger Peck 131 18.6 +18.6
Green Bob Edwards 108 15.3 +15.3
Majority 335 47.5
Turnout 705 24.1
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

Keswick By-Election 1 September 2011[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Pugmire 757 59.7
Labour Tony Lywood 448 35.3
Green Flic Crowley 63 5.0
Majority 309 24.4
Turnout 1,268 31.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

2016-present

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Christchurch by-election 22 September 2016[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Ellis 324 40.7 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Debbie Taylor 234 29.4 +20.0
Conservative Simon Nicholson 206 25.9 -19.3
UKIP Eric Atkinson 32 4.0 N/A
Majority 90 11.3
Turnout 800 36
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Conservative Party Councillor Margaret Jackson.

References

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