One third of Coventry City Council in the West Midlands, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 54 councillors have been elected from 18 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1978
Conservative 1978–1979
Labour 1979–2003
No overall control 2003–2006
Conservative 2006–2008
No overall control 2008–2010
Labour 2010–present

Council elections

Overview

Year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats Socialist Independent
2015 13 41 0 0 0
2012 11 43 0 0 0
2011 17 35 1 1 0
2010 22 30 1 1 0
2008 27 24 1 2 0
2007 28 23 1 2 0
2006 29 19 2 3 1
2004 27 22 3 2 0
2003 23 26 2 3 0
2002 19 31 1 3 0

Borough result maps

By-election results

1993-1997

Foleshill By-Election 6 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,674 49.0
Conservative 953 27.9
Militant Labour 535 15.6
Liberal Democrats 255 7.5
Majority 721 21.1
Turnout 3,417 28.9
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001

Henley By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 4,801 63.7 -7.2
Conservative 1,600 21.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrats 1,136 15.1 +4.8
Majority 3,201 42.5
Turnout 7,537 62.0
Labour hold Swing
Wainbody By-Election 13 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,741 61.8 +11.9
Labour 673 23.9 -7.8
Liberal Democrats 360 12.8 -5.6
Socialist Alliance 44 1.6 +1.6
Majority 1,068 37.9
Turnout 2,818 22.2
Conservative hold Swing

2001-2005

Cheylesmore By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,998 46.9 -5.2
Conservative 2,146 33.6 -23.2
Liberal Democrats 987 15.5 +13.9
Unknown 257 4.0 +4.0
Majority 852 13.3
Turnout 6,388
Labour hold Swing
Radford By-Election 20 September 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Skipper 873 53.5 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Simpson 442 27.1 +11.8
Conservative Gary Ridley 316 19.4 -8.4
Majority 431 26.4
Turnout 1,631 13.0
Labour hold Swing

2006-2011

Lower Stoke By-Election 6 October 2011[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Elizabeth Miks 1,366 53.9 -3.3
Conservative Jaswant Singh Birdi 563 22.2 -0.1
Socialist Alternative Robert McArdle 254 10.0 +3.6
BNP Keith Oxford 149 5.9 +0.2
Green Laura Vesty 114 4.5 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Mark Edward Widdop 79 3.1 N/A
Majority 803 31.7
Turnout 2,532 18.51
Labour hold Swing

2016-2021

Lower Stoke By-Election 11 February 2016[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rupinder Singh 1,237
Conservative Ellane Francoise Yebkal 344
UKIP Harjinder Singh Sehmi 290
Green Aimee Challenor 165
Liberal Democrats Christopher Mark Glenn 124
Majority 893
Turnout 2,160
Labour hold Swing
Wainbody By-Election 5 September 2019[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mattie Heaven 1,560 53
Liberal Democrats James Frederick Morshead 634 22
Labour Abdul Jobbar 544 19
Brexit Party George Stuart Ronald Beamish 193 7
Majority 926
Turnout 2,948
Conservative hold Swing
Upper Stoke By-Election 19 March 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gurdev Singh Hayre 639 53
Conservative Gurdeep Singh Sohal 350 29
Green Chrissie Lynn Brown 120 10
Socialist Alternative Jane Elizabeth Nellist 101 8
Majority 289
Turnout 1,210
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Coventry City Council". Coventry City Council. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Coventry". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Coventry council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Tony's win keeps Labour hold". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 21 September 2001. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Notice of By-election". Coventry City Council. 1 September 2011. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated". Coventry City Council. 9 September 2011. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Statement of results". Coventry City Council. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Labour win by-election after deputy leader's death". Coventry Telegraph. 13 February 2016. p. 8.
  9. ^ "Election results for Wainbody". Coventry City Council. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Election results for Upper Stoke". Coventry City Council. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.