One third of Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2000, 45 councillors have been elected to represent 23 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 1980
Labour 1980 - 1987
No overall control 1987 - 1988
Conservative 1988 - 1991
Labour 1991 - 2000
Conservative 2000 - 2014
Labour 2014 - 2015
Conservative 2015–2019
Labour 2019 – 2021
Conservative 2021 - present

Council election results

The party make up of the council after each election is as shown below.

Election Labour Conservative British National Party Green Party Independent Total
1995 37 6 0 0 0 43
1996 37 6 0 0 0 43
1998 37 6 0 0 0 43
1999 32 11 0 0 0 43
2000 12 32 0 0 1 45
2002 19 26 0 0 0 45
2003 25 20 0 0 0 45
2004 24 21 0 0 0 45
2006 18 27 0 0 0 45
2007 17 28 0 0 0 45
2008 14 29 2 0 0 45
2010 14 29 2 0 0 45
2011 15 28 2 0 0 45
2012 21 24 0 0 0 45
2014 23 22 0 0 0 45
2015 21 24 0 0 0 45
2016 22 23 0 0 0 45
2018 20 25 0 0 0 45
2019 25 19 0 1 0 45
2021 16 28 0 1 0 45

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1993-1997

Riddings By-Election 5 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 619 48.2
Labour 545 42.5
Liberal Democrats 119 9.3
Majority 74 5.7
Turnout 1,164 24.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1997-2001

Alfreton West By-Election 26 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 354 76.5 -8.3
Liberal Democrats 109 23.5 +8.3
Majority 245 53.0
Turnout 463 11.8
Labour hold Swing
Wingfield By-Election 16 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 372 44.7 +4.2
Labour 259 31.1 -23.1
Independent 165 19.8 +19.8
Liberal Democrats 36 4.3 -2.8
Majority 113 13.6
Turnout 832 45.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Swanwick By-Election 22 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 673 68.8 +23.3
Labour 305 31.2 -23.3
Majority 368 37.6
Turnout 978 22.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2001-2005

Belper Central By-Election 20 June 2002[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 618 53.8 -3.9
Labour 531 46.2 +10.2
Majority 87 7.6
Turnout 1,149 28.0
Conservative hold Swing

2005-2009

Heage and Ambergate By-Election 8 December 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 557 52.3 +3.6
Labour 381 35.8 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Tony Cooper 127 11.9 -9.3
Majority 176 16.5
Turnout 1,065 24.0
Conservative hold Swing
Heanor & Loscoe By-Election 2 February 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Longdon 570 42.0 -11.9
BNP Paul Snell 411 30.2 +30.2
Conservative Jean Parry 317 23.3 -22.8
Liberal Democrats Sally McIntosh 61 4.5 +4.5
Majority 159 11.8
Turnout 1,359 33.0
Labour hold Swing
Ripley & Marehay By-Election 17 September 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lyndsay D Cox 585 52.4 +23.7
Conservative Matthew C Joyes 531 47.6 -1.7
Majority 54 4.9
Turnout 1,116 24.1
Labour hold Swing 12.6%

2013-2017

Codnor & Waingroves by-election, 1st August 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Isobel Harry (E) 557 52.3 -5.8
UKIP Garry Smith 250 23.5 +9.6
Conservative Ron Ashton 219 20.6 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Keith Falconbridge 39 3.7 +3.7
Majority 307 28.8
Turnout 26.8
Labour hold Swing
Heanor East by-election, 30th January 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Oaks (E) 548 58.4 +8.4
Conservative Steven Grainger 350 37.3 +11.0
Liberal Democrats Kate Smith 41 4.4 -0.2
Majority 198 21.1
Turnout 18.6
Labour hold Swing
Heanor West by-election, 13th March 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Celia Cox (E) 595 52.9 -3.3
UKIP Philip Rose 259 23.0 +23.0
Conservative Mark Burrell 229 20.4 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Kate Smith 41 3.6 +3.6
Majority 336 29.9
Turnout 23.3
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Democracy and elections". Amber Valley Borough Council. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Amber Valley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  3. ^ The District of Amber Valley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  4. ^ The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (Areas) Order 1985
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Amber Valley". BBC Online. Retrieved 7 August 2008.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Amber Valley (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Swing to Labour reverses Tory lead". guardian.co.uk. London. 21 June 2002. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Tories make first gain of Cameron era". guardian.co.uk. London. 9 December 2005. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  10. ^ "New gloss hides old race claims". Nottingham Evening Post. 3 February 2006.
  11. ^ "Ripley and Marehay by-election results announced". thisis derbyshire.co.uk. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2009.