Cheshire County Council was elected every four years. From 2009 the county council was abolished and replaced with two unitary authorities, Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester making the 2005 election the final election for Cheshire Council. Voting for the new unitary authorities took place on 1 May 2008.

Political control

Council elections

By-election results

1993-1997

Blacon ED By-Election 19 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,326 87.9
Conservative 182 12.1
Majority 1,144 75.8
Turnout 1,508
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001

Broxton By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,266 53.3 +21.3
Conservative 1,110 46.7 -0.6
Majority 156 6.6
Turnout 2,376 26.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Congleton and Buglawton By-Election 18 March 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 880 41.5 +17.1
Labour 821 38.7 +1.6
Conservative 419 19.8 -2.7
Majority 59 2.8
Turnout 2,120 21.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Bucklow By-Election 29 July 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,326 83.8 +22.0
Independent 137 8.7 +8.7
Liberal Democrats 120 7.6 -14.3
Majority 1,189 75.1
Turnout 1,583 20.0
Conservative hold Swing

2001-2005

Doddington By-Election 1 May 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 2,137 67.9
Labour 1,012 32.1
Majority 1,125 35.8
Turnout 3,149 31.0
Conservative hold Swing
Crewe South By-Election 1 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Cannon 1,393 43.3 +15.1
Labour 1,082 33.7 -22.1
BNP 385 12.0 +12.0
Conservative 355 11.0 +0.0
Majority 311 9.6
Turnout 3,215 29.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

2005-2009

Gowy By-Election 27 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eleanor Johnson 1,863 50.4 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Garman 1,419 38.4 +5.7
Labour Mark Green 307 8.3 -10.8
UKIP John Moore 107 2.9 +2.9
Majority 444 12.0
Turnout 3,696 32.8
Conservative hold Swing
Abbey By-Election 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Manley 2,213 63.2 +16.6
Liberal Democrats Arthur Wood 857 24.5 -1.9
Labour Mark Green 432 12.3 -9.1
Majority 1,356 38.7
Turnout 3,502 35.5
Conservative hold Swing