Caradon was a non-metropolitan district in Cornwall, England, UK. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Cornwall Council.

Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Political control of the council from 1973 until the council's abolition in 2009 was held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1995
No overall control 1995–2003
Independent 2003–2004
No overall control 2004–2007
Liberal Democrats 2007–2009

Leadership

The leaders of the council from 2007 until the council's abolition were:

Councillor Party From To
Tony Powell[2] Liberal Democrats May 2007 Sep 2007
John Turner[3] Liberal Democrats 2007 2009

Council elections

By-election results

Essa By-Election 1 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 534 54.9 +15.0
Labour 203 25.6 -12.1
Independent 156 19.6 +19.6
Majority 232 29.3
Turnout 893 25.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lansallos By-Election 18 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 268 49.3 +10.5
Conservative 143 26.3 +26.3
Independent 133 24.4 -36.8
Majority 125 23.0
Turnout 544 41.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Lanteglos By-Election 6 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative unopposed
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Liskeard South By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 473 48.3 +22.8
Conservative 391 39.9 +5.3
Mebyon Kernow 115 11.7 -0.9
Majority 82 8.4
Turnout 979 29.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Calstock and Harrowbarrow By-Election 10 October 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 181 33.6 -22.1
Conservative 176 32.7 +32.7
Independent 120 22.3 -13.2
Independent 61 11.3 +2.6
Majority 5 0.9
Turnout 538 28.4
Independent hold Swing
Menheniot By-Election 17 October 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 269 54.1 +54.1
Independent 177 35.6 -10.2
UKIP 51 10.3 +10.3
Majority 92 18.5
Turnout 497 33.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liskeard North By-Election 10 June 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Kettles 889 64.8 +11.5
Conservative 483 35.2 +11.8
Majority 406 29.6
Turnout 1,372 39.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Deviock and Sheviock By-Election 30 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Candy 329 40.8 +40.8
Independent 299 37.1 -16.4
Conservative 178 22.1 +22.1
Majority 30 3.7
Turnout 806 47.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Saltash-Pill By-Election 25 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Syass 474 43.6 +15.8
Independent Brian Pedley 334 30.7 -23.5
Conservative Lee Jones 280 25.7 +7.7
Majority 140 12.9
Turnout 1,088 32.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
St Cleer and St Neot By-Election 10 August 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Emuss 519 58.8 +23.3
Conservative Graham Cooke 363 41.2 +16.0
Majority 156 17.6
Turnout 882 24.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Shock as council leader quits and leaves Lib-Dem party". Cornish Times. 27 September 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Anger as Caradon workers face an uncertain future". Cornish Times. 27 March 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  4. ^ The District of Caradon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Caradon (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.