Boston Borough Council in Lincolnshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 30 councillors are elected from 15 wards.

Political control

Since the first election to the councils in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 19732007
Boston Bypass Independents 20072011
Conservatives 20112015
No overall control 20152019
Conservatives 2019 – present

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1995-1999

Swineshead By-Election 27 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 495 57.5
Independent 142 16.5
Liberal Democrats 118 13.7
Labour 106 12.3
Majority 353 41.0
Turnout 861
Independent hold Swing
Kirton By-Election 11 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 363 59.0
Labour 252 41.0
Majority 111 18.0
Turnout 615
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
West By-Election 2 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 580 66.8
Labour 288 33.2
Majority 292 33.6
Turnout 868
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

1999-2003

Kirton By-Election 17 February 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 181 34.3
Liberal Democrats 158 30.0
Independent 141 26.8
Labour 47 8.9
Majority 23 4.3
Turnout 527 19.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Pilgrim By-Election 26 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 116 43.3
Labour 96 35.8
Liberal Democrats 33 12.3
Independent 23 8.6
Majority 20 7.5
Turnout 268 19.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
South By-Election 22 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 182 38.1
Labour 149 31.2
Liberal Democrats 147 30.8
Majority 33 6.9
Turnout 478 32.7
Conservative hold Swing

2003-2007

Staniland South By-Election 1 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 330 46.0
Conservative 251 35.0
Independent 137 19.1
Majority 79 11.0
Turnout 718 26.9
Labour hold Swing
Fishtoft By-Election 14 July 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Gall 316 33.1 +16.6
Liberal Democrats Robert Dodson 310 32.5 +0.9
Conservative Terence Taylor 254 26.6 -25.3
UKIP Don Ransome 75 7.8 +7.8
Majority 6 0.6
Turnout 955 20.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Kirton By-Election 2 February 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Rylatt 505 72.8 +30.5
Labour Catrina Holstead 104 15.0 -2.5
Independent John Fitzgerald 85 12.2 -28.0
Majority 401 57.8
Turnout 694 20.6
Conservative hold Swing
Old Leake & Wrangle By-Election 6 April 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Pickett 366 55.2 -12.8
UKIP Sue Ransome 115 17.3 +2.6
Labour Clive Marshall 99 14.9 +14.9
Liberal Democrats Paul Appleby 83 12.5 +12.5
Majority 251 37.9
Turnout 663 25.5
Conservative hold Swing
Fishtoft By-Election 6 July 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Singleton-McGuire 495 44.7 +6.8
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Chapman 428 38.7 -2.1
UKIP John Flynn 184 16.6 +16.6
Majority 67 6.0
Turnout 1,107 23.6
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011

Coastal By-Election 24 July 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Singleton-McGuire 344 30.9 -1.6
Boston Bypass Independents David Durrant 306 27.5 -32.9
Liberal Democrats Ossy Snell 213 19.1 +19.1
BNP David Owens 119 10.7 +10.7
UKIP Felicity Ransome 88 7.9 +0.7
Labour Pam Imlah 44 3.9 +3.9
Majority 38 3.4
Turnout 1,114 37.3 -4.5
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Fenside By-Election 13 November 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP David Owens 279 42.6 +42.6
Boston Bypass Independents Carl Smith 141 21.5 -21.8
Conservative Paul Mould 119 18.2 -0.1
Labour Norman Hart 69 10.5 -13.2
UKIP Cyril Wakefield 24 3.7 -11.0
Liberal Democrats Gavin Carrington 23 3.5 +3.5
Majority 138 21.1
Turnout 655 22.1 -0.5
BNP gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Kirton By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Brotherton 490 42.2 +8.9
Boston Bypass Independents Carl Smith 243 20.9 -45.7
UKIP Sue Ransome 230 19.8 +19.8
Independent Frank Martin 122 13.1 +13.1
Labour Elizabeth Leonard 75 6.5 +6.5
Majority 247 21.3
Turnout 1,160 31.7 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Pilgrim By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Myles Larrington 110 32.4 -16.7
Labour Paul Kenny 76 22.4 +13.0
UKIP Felicity Ransome 59 17.4 +17.4
Boston Bypass Independents Trevor Page 53 15.6 -26.1
Liberal Democrats Mike Sheridan-Shinn 42 12.4 +12.4
Majority 34 10.0
Turnout 340 27.4 +0.3
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

Frampton and Holme By-Election 18 October 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stuart Ashton 204 39.2 -17.8
Independent Maggie Peberdy 139 26.7 -2.2
Conservative Claire Rylott 126 24.2 +24.2
UKIP Sue Ransome 32 6.2 -7.9
Labour Mike Sheridan-Shinn 19 3.7 +3.7
Majority 65 12.5
Turnout 520 35.6 -13.2
Independent hold Swing
Staniland South By-Election 2 May 2013[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Bob Mcauley 376 44.4 +44.4
Labour Pam Kenny 202 23.8 -2.5
Independent Robert Lauberts 145 17.1 +17.1
Conservative Carl Richmond 124 14.6 -16.3
Majority 174 20.6
Turnout 847 29.9 -5.4
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Fenside By-Election 5 September 2013 [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright 162 39.4 +39.4
Conservative Dan Elkington 87 21.2 +21.2
Liberal Democrats Alan Taylor 87 21.2 +11.4
Labour Ben Cook 75 18.2 -8.0
Majority 75 18.2
Turnout 411 13.7 -11.2
UKIP gain from English Democrat Swing

References

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  2. ^ The Borough of Boston (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
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  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Boston (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Boston electoral review". Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Boston (Electoral Changes) Order 2013. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Strong swing to Labour in local byelections". guardian.co.uk. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Boston Borough Council. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Boston Borough Council. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
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  11. ^ "By-Election Result". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  12. ^ "Fenside Ward Result - November 2008". Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 14 November 2008.
  13. ^ a b "Labour Party wiped off Boston's political map". Lincolnshire Echo. 9 June 2009. Archived from the original on 14 July 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  14. ^ "Frampton and Holme by-election result". Boston Borough Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Staniland South By-Election, Boston Borough Council". Boston Borough Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  16. ^ "Fenside Ward - declaration of result of poll Thursday 5 September 2013". Boston Borough Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2013.