Castle Morpeth was a non-metropolitan district in Northumberland, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Northumberland County Council.

Political control

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–2009

Council elections

By-election results

Ulgham By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour unopposed
Labour hold Swing
Ulgham By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 504 48.5 -8.7
Labour 410 39.5 -3.3
Conservative 70 6.7 +6.7
Independent 55 5.2 +5.2
Majority 94 9.0
Turnout 1,039
Independent hold Swing
Ellington By-Election 10 December 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 397 51.2 +2.1
Labour 379 48.8 -2.1
Majority 18 2.4
Turnout 776 35.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Morpeth Kirkhill By-Election 11 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 306 40.7 +8.0
Independent 274 36.5 -12.0
Conservative 141 18.8 +0.1
Green 30 4.0 +4.0
Majority 32 4.2
Turnout 751 32.0
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Morpeth Kirkhill By-Election 21 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 510 71.5 +71.5
Labour 184 25.8 -14.9
Green 19 2.7 -1.3
Majority 326 45.7
Turnout 713 33.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Ulgham By-Election 12 September 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 462 75.0 +75.0
Independent 154 25.0 -47.6
Majority 308 50.0
Turnout 616 26.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Lynemouth By-Election 12 June 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 413 69.8 +69.8
Labour 179 30.2 -0.7
Majority 234 39.6
Turnout 592 44.0
Independent gain from Independent Labour
Morpeth Stobhill By-Election 18 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 225 28.4 -10.0
Labour 218 27.5 -23.1
Liberal Democrats 217 27.4 +27.4
Conservative 132 16.7 +5.7
Majority 8 0.9
Turnout 792 33.0
Independent hold Swing
Pegswood By-Election 21 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Juliet Oakley 417 62.0 +62.0
Labour Edward Campbell 242 36.0 -44.6
Green Geoffrey Parkin 14 2.0 +2.0
Majority 175 26.0
Turnout 673
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Ponteland East By-Election 21 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Armstrong 468 58.6 +11.5
Liberal Democrats David Cogan 312 39.1 -13.8
Green Paul Lawrence 18 2.3 +2.3
Majority 156 19.5
Turnout 798
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Borough of Castle Morpeth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  3. ^ The Castle Morpeth and Tynedale (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Northumberland and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Castle Morpeth (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Castle Morpeth (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.