Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council in Cumbria, England is elected every 4 years. This was changed in 2011 from the previous situation where one third of the council was elected each year, followed by one year where there was an election to Cumbria County Council instead.[1]

Since the last boundary changes in 2008, 36 councillors have been elected from 13 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
Conservative 1976–1979
Labour 1979–1991
No overall control 1991–1994
Labour 1994–1999
No overall control 1999–2003
Labour 2003–2006
No overall control 2006–2011
Labour 2011–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2008 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
Jack Richardson Conservative 14 May 2008 17 May 2011
Dave Pidduck Labour 17 May 2011 20 May 2019
Ann Thomson Labour 20 May 2019

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Risedale By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,592 65.0 -15.8
Conservative 500 20.4 +1.2
Independent 357 14.6 +14.6
Majority 1,092 44.6
Turnout 2,449
Labour hold Swing
Walney North By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,145 71.3 -1.4
Conservative 864 28.7 +1.4
Majority 1,281 42.6
Turnout 3,009
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005

Hawcoat By-Election 27 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 587 65.1 -15.3
Labour 315 34.9 +15.3
Majority 272 30.2
Turnout 902 20.8
Conservative hold Swing

2005-2009

Dalton North By-Election 18 January 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Katherine Unwin 400 44.3 -8.0
Labour Denis Bell 355 39.4 -8.3
People's Party June Gibbons 147 16.3 +16.3
Majority 45 4.9
Turnout 902 18.6
Conservative hold Swing
Newbarns By-Election 4 September 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Maltman 478 52.3 +9.4
Labour Lorraine Biggins 177 19.4 -1.7
People's Party Sarah Martinez 155 17.0 +17.0
BNP Mike Ashburner 104 11.4 +11.4
Majority 301 32.93
Turnout 914 21.9
Conservative hold Swing

2014-present

Dalton South by-election 5 May 2016[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shaun Blezzard 595 47.7 -3.4
Conservative Des English 415 33.3 -15.6
UKIP Dick Young 237 19.0 N/A
Majority 180 14.4
Turnout 21.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The by-election was triggered by the death of Councillor Bill Bleasdale of the Conservative Party.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b "Move to Whole Council Elections for Barrow Borough Council". Barrow Borough Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Council minutes". Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  4. ^ The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  5. ^ "Barrow-in-Furness". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness (Electoral Changes) Order 1998 Archived 1 April 2018 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Barrow-In-Furness". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Archived from the original on 5 May 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness (Electoral Changes) Order 2008 Archived 1 April 2018 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Tories hold on in Dalton North". News and Star. 19 January 2007. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Tories jubilant after by-election". News and Star. 5 September 2008. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  11. ^ "Results revealed in Cumbria elections". The Mail. Barrow-in-Furness. 5 May 2016. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  12. ^ Addison, Mike (12 April 2016). "Candidate unveiled by Barrow and Furness Labour Party to fight Dalton South by-election". The Westmorland Gazette. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.