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One third of Broxbourne Borough Council in Hertfordshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2012, 30 councillors are elected from 10 wards.[1]

The 2012 election was a whole council election and the usual arrangement of election by thirds is scheduled to resume sometime in 2014.

Political control

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 – present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2005 have been:[2]

Councillor Party From To
Ken Ayling Conservative 2005 2010
Paul Mason Conservative 2010 25 May 2014
Mark Mills-Bishop Conservative 3 Jun 2014 14 May 2019
Lewis Cocking Conservative 14 May 2019

Council elections

Political balance of the council

Election Year Conservative Labour Liberal SDP-Liberal Alliance Liberal Democrats British National Party Independent Total
1973 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 40
1976 36 6 0 0 0 0 0 42
1978 37 5 0 0 0 0 0 42
1979 37 5 0 0 0 0 0 42
1980 34 7 1 0 0 0 0 42
1982 33 7 0 2 0 0 0 42
1983 32 6 0 4 0 0 0 42
1984 33 5 0 4 0 0 0 42
1986 32 6 0 4 0 0 0 42
1987 34 6 0 2 0 0 0 42
1988 36 5 0 1 0 0 0 42
1990 35 6 0 0 1 0 0 42
1991 35 5 0 0 2 0 0 42
1992 36 4 0 0 2 0 0 42
1994 33 5 0 0 4 0 0 42
1995 27 11 0 0 4 0 0 42
1996 24 14 0 0 4 0 0 42
1998 31 11 0 0 0 0 0 42
1999 33 5 0 0 0 0 0 38
2000 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 38
2002 35 2 0 0 0 0 1 38
2003 34 2 0 0 0 1 1 38
2004 34 2 0 0 0 1 1 38
2006 35 2 0 0 0 1 0 38
2007 36 2 0 0 0 0 0 38
2008 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 38
2010 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 38
2011 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 38
2012 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 30
2014 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 30
2015 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 30
2016 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 30
2018 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 30
2019 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 30
2021 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 30

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By-election results

Hoddesdon Town By-Election 3 March 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Julian Gould 1,060 51.86
Conservative Charles Thompson 755 36.94
Labour Janet Batsleer 229 11.20
Majority 305
Turnout 2,044 44.80
Alliance hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford By-Election 8 November 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beryl Poole 470 50.92
Labour Mark Farrington 302 32.72
Alliance Julie Cooper 151 16.36
Majority 168
Turnout 923 21.80
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central By-Election 4 July 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brewster 535 43.50
Alliance Peter Huse 468 38.05
Labour Mark Bryant 227 18.45
Majority 67
Turnout 1,230 33.80
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale By-Election 4 July 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance David Lefley 372 40.83
Conservative Michael Lavender 292 32.06
Labour Mark Farrington 247 27.11
Majority 80
Turnout 911 38.50
Alliance hold Swing
Flamstead End By-Election 21 November 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gordon Greenwood 511 48.44
Alliance Malcolm Aitken 349 33.08
Labour Paul Spychal 195 18.48
Majority 162
Turnout 1,055 23.10
Conservative hold Swing
Theobalds By-Election 29 October 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Victor Bellingham 427 54.75
Labour Lester Hicking 254 32.56
SLD Kenneth King 99 12.69
Majority 173
Turnout 780 18.70
Conservative hold Swing
Theobalds By-Election 4 May 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Morris 753 52.15
Labour Lester Hicking 522 36.15
SLD Paul Seeby 169 11.70
Majority 231 34.90
Turnout 1,444 36.40
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross North By-Election 4 May 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mandy Hayward 587 51.99
Labour Malcolm Theobald 416 36.85
SLD Anthony Stokes 126 11.16
Majority 171
Turnout 1,129 36.40
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross North By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Tranham 1,055 49.4 -7.0
Labour Alan McCole 888 41.6 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Barton 192 9.0 +3.2
Majority 167 7.8
Turnout 2,135
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Goffs Oak By-Election 9 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline De Pace 569 75.0 +3.3
Labour Linda Dambrauskas 131 17.2 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Barton 42 5.5 -1.7
Independent Conservative Christopher Stone 17 2.2 -6.1
Majority 438 57.8
Turnout 759
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central By-Election 16 November 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Moyra O'Neill 442 60.1 +0.1
Labour Carolyn Iles 198 26.9 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Garton 54 7.3 -3.0
BNP John Cope 42 5.7 -1.3
Majority 244 33.2
Turnout 736 12.9
Conservative hold Swing
Theobalds By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Smith 551 60.4 -8.8
Labour Richard Greenhill 307 33.6 +2.8
BNP John Cope 55 6.0 +6.0
Majority 244 26.8
Turnout 913 18.0
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lewis 799 41.5
BNP Gary Horsley 507 26.3
Labour Cherry Robbins 426 22.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Huse 193 10.0
Majority 292 15.2
Turnout 1,925 57.9
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central By-Election 30 June 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Siracusa 742 53.11
Labour Richard Greenhill 481 34.43
UKIP David Platt 88 6.30
Independent Joanne Welch 62 4.44
Liberal Democrats Peter Huse 24 1.72
Majority 261
Turnout 1,397 24.80
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross by-Election 9 March 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patsy Spears 650 41.0 -3.5
Labour Christian Durugo 646 40.8 -14.8
UKIP Steve Coster 200 12.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Brendan Wyer 89 5.6 N/A
Majority 4 0.2
Turnout 20.85
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Councillors". Borough of Broxbourne. Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Council minutes". Broxbourne Borough Council. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  3. ^ The Borough of Broxbourne (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Essex and Hertfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Essex, Greater London and Hertfordshire (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Broxbourne". BBC News Online. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Broxbourne (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Broxbourne (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)