Chesterfield Borough Council elections are held every four years. Chesterfield Borough Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 48 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control

Chesterfield was a municipal borough from 1836 until 1974.[2] The borough was reformed under the Local Government Act 1972, gaining Staveley and Brimington and becoming a non-metropolitan district. The first election to the reformed council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3][4]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–2003
Liberal Democrats 2003–2011
Labour 2011–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2001 have been:[5]

Councillor Party From To
John Burrows[6] Labour 2001 May 2003
Ray Russell Liberal Democrats May 2003 18 May 2011
John Burrows Labour 18 May 2011 10 May 2017
Tricia Gilby Labour 10 May 2017

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

West By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 809 48.3
Conservative 545 32.5
Labour 322 19.2
Majority 264 15.8
Turnout 1,676 44.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Holmbrook By-Election 10 April 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,068 54.5
Labour 812 41.5
Conservative 78 4.0
Majority 256 13.0
Turnout 1,958 51.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

1999-2003

New Whittington By-Election 15 March 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,115 64.8 +3.1
Labour 569 33.1 -2.5
Conservative 37 2.1 -0.6
Majority 546 31.7
Turnout 1,721 45.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2003-2007

Loundsley Green By-Election 22 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jean Barr 895 65.8 +5.1
Labour Thomas Murphy 431 31.6 -5.6
Conservative Gary Hatton 36 2.6 +2.6
Majority 464 34.2
Turnout 1,362 40.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2007-2011

Brimington South By-Election 6 May 2010[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Haywood 1,500 47.9 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Stephen Hartley 1,134 36.2 -12.6
Conservative Gary Hatton 499 15.9 +8.5
Majority 366 11.7
Turnout 3,133 65.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2015-2019

Moor By-Election 4 Oct 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Rogers 532 47.1 +12.1
Labour Ron Mihaly 445 39.4 -9.9
Conservative Gordon Franklin Partington 84 7.4 -8.3
UKIP Barry Thompson 69 6.1 6.1
Majority 87 7.7
Turnout 1,130 31
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

2019-2022

Hollingwood and Inkersall By-Election 7 July 2022[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debbie Wheeldon 747 48.5 +15.2
Independent Dean Rhodes 676 43.9 +43.9
Green Louis Hollingworth 118 7.7 +7.7
Majority 71 4.6
Turnout 1,541
Labour gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "The Borough of Chesterfield (Electoral Changes) Order 1999", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 1999/2692, retrieved 21 August 2022
  2. ^ "Chesterfield Municipal Borough". A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Compositions calculator". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Chesterfield". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Council minutes". Chesterfield Borough Council. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  6. ^ Stevens, Dom (4 December 2019). "Former councillors honoured for their service". Chesterfield News. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  7. ^ The Borough of Chesterfield (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Derbyshire (District Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Chesterfield". BBC News Online. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  10. ^ "England council elections". BBC News.
  11. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll" (PDF). Chesterfield Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  12. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll". Chesterfield Borough Council. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Hollingwood and Inkersall Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2022.