Chester was a non-metropolitan district in Cheshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Cheshire West and Chester.

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
Conservative 1973-1986
No overall control 1986-2007
Conservative 2007-2009

Council elections

By-election results

Vicars Cross By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Holding 1,466 42.5 -8.3
Labour Sara Barnsley 1,151 33.3 -0.3
Conservative Peter Moore-Dutton 834 24.2 +8.7
Majority 315 9.2
Turnout 3,451
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
College By-Election 26 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 664 74.9 +6.3
Conservative 120 13.5 -4.6
Independent 53 6.0 +6.0
Liberal Democrats 50 5.6 -2.5
Majority 544 61.4
Turnout 887 16.0
Labour hold Swing
Newton Brook By-Election 21 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Jordan? 572 55.1 +11.2
Conservative 401 38.6 -5.6
Labour 65 6.3 -5.6
Majority 171 16.5
Turnout 1,038 33.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
College By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,150 51.8 -2.8
Liberal Democrats 570 25.6 +6.0
Conservative 502 22.6 -3.2
Majority 580 26.2
Turnout 2,222
Labour hold Swing
Hoole Groves By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Black 886 41.4 +12.9
Liberal Democrats 811 37.9 -20.2
Conservative 406 19.1 +7.6
Independent 35 1.6 +0.7
Majority 75 3.5
Turnout 2,103
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Malpas By-Election 6 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Ebben 482 54.3 -19.5
Liberal Democrats 405 45.7 +31.4
Majority 77 8.6
Turnout 887 20.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Blacon Hall By-Election 1 August 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Tushingham 592 77.1 +2.3
Independent 119 15.5 +15.5
Liberal Democrats 57 7.4 +7.4
Majority 473 61.6
Turnout 768 13.8
Labour hold Swing
Blacon Hall By-Election 14 August 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Stainthorp 714 66.2 +0.2
Conservative Charles Isaac 204 18.9 +5.8
Liberal Democrats 160 14.8 +8.2
Majority 510 47.3
Turnout 1,078 20.0
Labour hold Swing
Boughton By-Election 29 July 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Atkinson 427 44.9 -7.9
Conservative Mark Williams 377 39.6 +11.0
Liberal Democrats Joanne Crotty (?) 147 15.5 +4.5
Majority 50 5.3
Turnout 951 35.0
Labour hold Swing
Blacon Lodge By-Election 18 November 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ethel Price 505 62.9 +4.1
Conservative John Burke ? 243 30.3 +6.2
Liberal Democrats 55 6.8 -10.3
Majority 262 32.6
Turnout 803 21.5
Labour hold Swing
Hoole All Saints By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Barry Sullivan 765 51.2 -8.6
Labour 496 33.2 +10.9
Conservative 233 15.6 +7.0
Majority 269 18.0
Turnout 1,494 65.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Curzon & Westminster By-Election 27 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Max Drury 875 63.8 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Allan Stobie 258 18.8 +1.9
Labour Alexandra Tate 238 17.4 -0.8
Majority 617 45.0
Turnout 1,371 41.0
Conservative hold Swing
Newton St. Michaels By-Election 26 October 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian Walmsley 518 41.9 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Molly Hale 497 40.2 +8.1
Labour Alex Black 197 15.9 -2.9
Green Diana Wilderspin-Jones 24 1.9 -5.2
Majority 21 1.7
Turnout 1,236 46.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The City of Chester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire (District Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Chester (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.