Guidlhall in Bath, the former headquarters of the city council
Guidlhall in Bath, the former headquarters of the city council

Bath City Council was a non-metropolitan district in Avon, England, that administered the city of Bath, Somerset, from 1974 until 1996. The district council replaced the pre-1974 county borough council.

Elections were first held on 10 May 1973, with the authority taking effect on 1 April 1974. Following the second election to the district council, the election saw terms of councillors extended from three to four years with subsequent elections for the council taking place in thirds, and the last such election was in 1994. On 1 April 1996, the city council was abolished when it was merged with Wansdyke District Council to form the new unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset.[1]

Political control

From the first election to the council in 1973 until its abolition in 1996, political control of the council was held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1987
No overall control 1987–1988
Conservative 1988–1990
No overall control 1990–1994
Liberal Democrats 1994–1996

Council elections

  1. ^ New ward boundaries[3][4]

City result maps


  1. ^ Rob Clements (10 May 1995). "The local elections of 4 May 1995". House of Commons Library. Research Paper 95/59. Retrieved 3 September 2011. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ The City of Bath (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  4. ^ Report No. 17 (Bath) (PDF) (Report). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 6 February 1975. Retrieved 18 April 2020.