Bromsgrove District Council in Worcestershire, England is elected every four years. The elections take place on the first Thursday of May and elect 39 councillors from 23 wards.[1] By-elections are held for any seats which become vacant between the four yearly elections.[1]

Political control

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

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1995
Labour 1995 - 1999
Conservative 1999–present

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Catshill By-Election 22 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 639 64.4 +27.2
Labour 353 35.6 -27.2
Majority 286 28.8
Turnout 992 20.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1999-2003

Catshill By-Election 28 October 1999[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L H Boden 577 57.5 -9.0
Labour G F Witcomb 426 42.5 +9.0
Majority 151 15.0
Turnout 1,003 20.5
Conservative hold Swing
Witford By-Election 16 December 1999[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A J Dent 343 51.1 +4.3
Labour J A Marshall 314 43.5 +3.0
Liberal Democrats M M Mihailovic 39 5.4 -7.4
Majority 55 7.6
Turnout 696 16.0
Conservative hold Swing
Furlongs By-Election 13 April 2000[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J M Boswell 574 78.4 +3.8
Labour A M Zalin 158 21.6 -3.8
Majority 416 56.8
Turnout 732 22.0
Conservative hold Swing

2003-2007

Sidemoor By-Election 19 February 2004[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Athol Deakin 549 52.3 -7.9
Independent Angela Hadley 349 33.3 +33.3
Conservative Sally Harfield 151 14.4 -25.4
Majority 200 19.0
Turnout 1,049 27.0
Labour hold Swing
Slideslow By-Election 9 December 2004[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Selway 435 47.2 +14.8
Conservative Sheila Blagg 207 22.5 -25.2
Independent David Pardoe 165 17.9 +17.9
Labour Elaine Shannon 114 12.4 -7.5
Majority 228 24.7
Turnout 921 23.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Wythall South By-Election 6 April 2006[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Duddy 526 71.1 +38.1
Independent Nigel Huggins 165 22.3 -44.7
Labour Christopher Bloor 49 6.6 +6.6
Majority 361 48.8
Turnout 740 38.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2007-2011

Slideslow By-Election 28 February 2008[20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diane Campbell 372 33.9 -11.9
Independent Dean Smith 317 28.8 +15.7
Labour Christopher Bloore 304 27.7 +27.7
UKIP Dale Carter 104 9.5 +9.5
Majority 55 5.0
Turnout 1,097 28.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Electoral Services". Bromsgrove District Council. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Bromsgrove council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  3. ^ The District of Bromsgrove (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester and Warwickshire (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester and West Midlands (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester, Staffordshire and West Midlands (County and Metropolitan Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester, Warwickshire and West Midlands (County and Metropolitan Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Bromsgrove (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1995. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Bromsgrove". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Bromsgrove (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Bromsgrove". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  12. ^ "They were out to get me - Independent ; ELECTION RESULTS ROUND-UP BROMSGROVE". Birmingham Mail. 4 May 2007. p. 30.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Bromsgrove (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Catshill ward by-election" (PDF). Bromsgrove District Council. Retrieved 9 June 2009.[dead link]
  15. ^ "Whitford ward by-election" (PDF). Bromsgrove District Council. Retrieved 9 June 2009.[dead link]
  16. ^ "Furlongs ward by-election" (PDF). Bromsgrove District Council. Retrieved 9 June 2009.[dead link]
  17. ^ "Sidemoor ward by-election" (PDF). Bromsgrove District Council. Retrieved 9 June 2009.[dead link]
  18. ^ "Slideslow ward by-election" (PDF). Bromsgrove District Council. Retrieved 9 June 2009.[dead link]
  19. ^ "Wythall South ward by-election" (PDF). Bromsgrove District Council. Retrieved 9 June 2009.[dead link]
  20. ^ "Slideslow ward by-election" (PDF). Bromsgrove District Council. Retrieved 9 June 2009.[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "POLITICS: Tories gain seat in Bromsgrove poll". Birmingham Post. 1 March 2008. p. 4.