Chester-le-Street was a non-metropolitan district in County Durham, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Durham 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
Labour 1973-2009

Council elections

Election Labour Liberal Democrat[a] Conservative Independent Total Notes
1973[2] 23 6 0 4 33
1976[3] 22 6 0 5 33
1979[4] 21 7 0 5 33 New ward boundaries[5]
1983[6] 23 4[b] 1 5 33
1987[7] 24 4[c] 1 4 33 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[8]
1991[9] 27 1 1 4 33
1995[10] 30 1 1 1 33 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[11][12][13]
1999[14] 30 1 1 1 33
2003[15] 29 0 1 4 34 New ward boundaries[16]
2007[17] 26 1 2 5 34

By-election results

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Chester-le-Street District Council.

Chester Central By-Election 1 August 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 188 54.0
Liberal Democrats 95 27.3
Conservative 65 18.6
Majority 93 26.7
Turnout 348 27.3
Labour hold Swing
Pelton By-Election 20 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 667 88.1
Liberal Democrats 90 11.9
Majority 577 76.2
Turnout 757 19.0
Labour hold Swing
Ouston By-Election 30 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 422 83.9
Conservative 81 16.1
Majority 341 67.8
Turnout 503 20.5
Labour hold Swing
Chester-le-Street West By-Election 5 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 60.3 -13.6
Conservative 454 33.9 +33.9
Independent 44 5.8 +5.8
Majority 199 26.4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Chester North By-Election 2 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,114 48.2 -10.0
Conservative 604 26.1 -15.7
Liberal Democrats 423 18.3 +18.3
BNP 170 7.4 +7.4
Majority 510 22.1
Turnout 2,311 60.4
Labour hold Swing
Edmondsley and Waldridge By-Election 16 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 628 42.2
Liberal Democrats 537 36.1
Conservative 324 21.8
Majority 91 6.1
Turnout 1,489 37.9
Labour hold Swing
Pelton Fell By-Election 10 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 310 87.0
Liberal Democrats 46 12.9
Majority 264 74.1
Turnout 356 33.6
Labour hold Swing
Pelton By-Election 15 June 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Rand 530 64.0 +23.8
Conservative Amanda Hall 139 16.8 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Philip Nathan 113 13.6 +13.6
Independent George Gardner 46 5.6 -35.6
Majority 391 47.2
Turnout 828 19.8
Labour hold Swing
Chester Central By-Election 27 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lawson Armstrong 324 59.4 -11.1
Conservative Nick Varley 89 16.3 -13.2
Liberal Democrats Sean Kilkenny 81 14.9 +14.9
BNP Andrew Gowland 51 9.4 +9.4
Majority 235 43.1
Turnout 545 25.7
Labour hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ 4 Liberal, 0 SDP
  3. ^ 4 Liberal, 0 SDP

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 loval government seats". The Times. 9 June 1973.
  3. ^ "Heavy Labour losses in district polls". The Times. 8 May 1976.
  4. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  5. ^ The District of Chester-le-Street (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  6. ^ "How votes were cast in local government elections". The Times. 7 May 1983. p. 4.
  7. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. 9 May 1987.
  8. ^ The Durham (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  9. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  10. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) (Variation) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  16. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Chester-le-Street (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.