Cotswold District Council in Gloucestershire, England is elected every four years.

Political control

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

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1999
No overall control 1999–2003
Conservative 2003–2019
Liberal Democrats 2019–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2003 have been:[2]

Councillor Party From To
Julie Girling Conservative 2003 2006
Lynden Stowe[3] Conservative 2006 16 May 2017
Mark Annett[4] Conservative 16 May 2017 Sep 2018
Tony Berry[4] Conservative 11 Dec 2018 14 May 2019
Joe Harris Liberal Democrats 14 May 2019

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Bourton on the Water By-Election 16 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dudley Mills 381 56.0
Liberal Democrats 299 43.9
Majority 82 12.1
Turnout 680 25.3
Independent gain from Independent Swing
Northleach By-Election 22 August 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Amanda Courtney 227 57.7
Independent 88 22.4
Liberal Democrats 78 19.8
Majority 139 35.3
Turnout 393 28.5
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

1999-2003

Cirencester Watermoor By-Election 5 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 300 48.2 +31.6
Conservative 259 41.6 +23.2
Independent 63 10.1 -31.6
Majority 41 6.6
Turnout 622 19.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Stow-on-the-Wold By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Vera Norwood 438 42.1 +4.2
Conservative 317 30.5 -31.6
Liberal Democrats 285 27.4 +27.4
Majority 121 11.6
Turnout 1,040
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Northleach By-Election 4 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 209 44.4
Independent 153 32.5
Independent 109 23.1
Majority 56 11.9
Turnout 471 30.1
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2003-2007

Northleach By-Election 20 January 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Tufnell 435 69.4
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Mustoe 105 16.7
Independent Alan Wellman 87 13.9
Majority 330 52.7
Turnout 627 44.0
Conservative hold Swing
Cirencester Watermoor By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Leicester 1,201 66.8 +8.6
Conservative 597 33.2 -8.6
Majority 604 33.6
Turnout 1,798 60.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Kempsford-Lechlade By-Election 21 July 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandra Carter 683 62.9 +23.7
Liberal Democrats Peterjon Maslen 403 37.1 +21.3
Majority 280 25.8
Turnout 1,086 34.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Beacon-Stow By-Election 12 January 2006[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Penman 540 63.8 +23.8
Independent John Kennell 307 36.2 -4.6
Majority 233 27.6
Turnout 847 31.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2007-2011

Water Park By-Election 13 March 2008[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Clarke 648 55.5 +15.3
Conservative Lynne Armstrong-Hobbs 519 44.5 -15.3
Majority 129 11.0
Turnout 1,167 26.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Campden Vale By-Election 4 June 2009[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Annett 1,595 73.1 -26.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew Clayton 588 26.9 +26.9
Majority 1,007 46.2
Turnout 2,183 45.4
Conservative hold Swing
Water Park By-Election 17 September 2009[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Esmond Jenkins 894 71.7 +31.5
Conservative Brian Viner 353 28.3 -31.5
Majority 541 43.4
Turnout 1,247 28.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2011-2015

Fosseridge By-Election 31 May 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Beale 379 58.8 -20.2
Liberal Democrats Danny Loveridge 168 26.0 4.7
Independent Chris Turner 98 15.2 15.2
Majority 211 32.8
Turnout 645 42.4
Conservative hold Swing

2015-present

Stow By-Election 30 September 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dilys Neill 555 64.9 +21.0
Conservative David Penman 300 35.1 -21.0
Majority 255
Turnout 855 40.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 21%
Fairford North By-Election 9 February 2017[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Doherty 610 68.1 +40.2
Conservative Dominic Morris 270 30.1 -20.9
Green Xanthe Messenger 15 1.8 N/A
Majority 340 38.0
Turnout 897 46.57
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Cotswold". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Council minutes". Cotswold District Council. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  3. ^ Al Rasheed, Tarik (21 February 2017). "Leader of Cotswold District Council, Cllr Lynden Stowe, to step down at annual meeting". Worcester News. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Christmas message from Cllr Tony Berry, Leader Cotswold District Council". Loving the Cotswolds. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2022. ...taking over from Cllr Mark Annett who stepped down in late September for health reasons...
  5. ^ The District of Cotswold (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire Districts (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1991. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire Districts (Electoral Arrangements) (Variation) Order 1991. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1990. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire (District Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Cotswold (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cotswold (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cotswold (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Tories gain seat at by-election". BBC News Online. 22 July 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  15. ^ "Byelection fillip for Lib Dems". guardian.co.uk. 13 January 2006. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Former party leader fights his way back". Gloucestershire Echo. 15 March 2008. p. 2.
  17. ^ "North Cotswolds gets a new voice". Gloucestershire Echo. 20 June 2009. p. 24.
  18. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Cotswold District Council. Retrieved 25 September 2009.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/media/1480703/Declaration-of-resultFairford-North-Ward-election-9-Feb-2017.pdf[dead link]