Dacorum Borough Council in Hertfordshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2007, 51 councillors have been elected from 25 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 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
Labour 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–2003
Conservative 2003–present

Leadership

The leader of the council since 1999 has been:

Councillor Party From To
Andrew Williams Conservative 1999

Council elections

By-election results

1995–1999

Leverstock Green By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,338 69.4 +26.6
Labour 496 25.7 -19.0
Liberal Democrats 93 4.8 -7.7
Majority 842 43.7
Turnout 1,927 36.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1999–2003

Highfield St Paul By-Election 3 June 1999 (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 845
Labour 802
Labour 743
Liberal Democrats 415
Liberal Democrats 372
Liberal Democrats 322
Conservative 302
Conservative 289
Conservative 277
Turnout 4,367 29.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Berkhamsted West By-Election 16 November 2000 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Green 699
Conservative Ian Reay 695
Liberal Democrats Garrick Stevens 559
Liberal Democrats Peter Such 521
Labour Bertram Bannister 89
Labour Beryl Milne 88
Turnout 2,651 32.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Bovingdon, Flaunden & Chipperfield By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Bradnock & Richard Roberts 2,264 & 1,931 56.8 -5.7
Liberal Democrats David Griffiths & Carol Richardson 896 & 755 22.5 +2.5
Labour Beryl Milnes & Alan Oliver 827 & 769 20.7 +3.3
Majority 1,368 34.3
Turnout 3,987
Conservative hold Swing
Woodall Farm By-Election 21 November 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Olive 424 40.8 -6.8
Conservative Stephen Mark Holmes 398 38.3 -14.1
Liberal Democrats Michael John Bethune 204 19.6 +19.6
UKIP Barry Newton 13 1.3 +1.3
Majority 26 2.5
Turnout 1,039 23.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2003–2007

Bennetts End By-Election 1 April 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Gronert 770 52.7 -5.7
Conservative Kevin Minier 516 35.3 +9.6
Liberal Democrats Janet Dashwood 176 12.0 -4.0
Majority 254 17.4
Turnout 1,462 34.0
Labour hold Swing
Adeyfield East By-Election 9 June 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hogg 624 43.2 +6.5
Conservative Frances Ryan 618 42.8 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Doreen Coburn 201 13.9 +0.0
Majority 6 0.4
Turnout 1,443 33.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Chaulden & Shrubhill By-Election 20 October 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fiona Guest 552 46.8 +10.2
Labour Susan White 514 43.6 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Stuart Watkin 113 9.6 -9.2
Majority 38 3.2
Turnout 1,179 30.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Nash Mills By-Election 20 October 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lucy Foster 382 54.3 +9.0
Labour Mark Quinn 276 39.2 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Gerald Coulter 45 6.4 -5.1
Majority 106 15.1
Turnout 703 33.5
Conservative hold Swing
Highfield St Pauls By-Election 10 November 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brenda Link 835 52.8 +19.0
Labour Stephen Fisher 498 31.5 -15.0
Conservative Kevin Minier 249 15.7 -3.9
Majority 337 21.3
Turnout 1,582 30.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Warners End By-Election 16 March 2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Coxage 570 39.3 -3.9
Conservative John Whitman 457 31.5 -12.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen Wilson 250 17.2 +4.1
National Front Simon Deacon 106 7.3 +7.3
Green Paul Harris 42 2.9 +2.9
UKIP Barry Newton 26 1.8 +1.8
Majority 113 7.8
Turnout 1,451 40.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2007–2011

Adeyfield West By-Election 11 March 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Wood 486 32.8 -8.6
Labour Sue White 429 29.0 -13.3
Liberal Democrats Steve Wilson 362 24.5 +8.1
BNP Janet Price 203 13.7 +13.7
Majority 57 3.8
Turnout 1,480 35.8
Conservative hold Swing
Aldbury and Wigginton By-Election 27 August 2010[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rosemarie Hollinghurst 593 64.7 +29
Conservative Paul Richardson 305 33.1 -24
Labour Thomas Arden Wright 18 1.9 -4
Majority 288 31
Turnout 916 47
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 26%[16]

2011–2015

Woodhall Farm By-Election 21 June 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rosie Sutton 566 49.0
Labour Paul Eastwood 406 35.1
Liberal Democrats Nitesh Dave 70 6.1
English Democrat Simon Deacon 47 4.1
UKIP Howard Koch 43 3.7
Green Paul De Hoest 24 2.1
Majority 160 13.8
Turnout 1159 27.24
Conservative hold Swing

Vacancy caused by resignation of Conservative incumbent Stephen Holmes.[18]

Adeyfield West By-Election 21 March 2013[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ron TINDALL 363 32.6 +18.1
Labour Mike MOORE 278 25.0 -17.5
Conservative Barry NEWTON 229 20.6 -22.5
UKIP Noel SWINFORD 193 17.3 +17.3
English Democrat Simon DEACON 51 4.6 +4.6
Majority 85
Turnout 4174 26.68
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Vacancy caused by resignation of Labour incumbent. Percentage changes are since May 2011

2015–present

Adyfield West By-Election 29 September 2016[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adrian England 520
Conservative Tony Gallagher 233
Labour Gary Michael Cook 166
UKIP Rachel Catherine Biggs 115
Green Angela May Lynch 17
Majority 287
Turnout 1051 24.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Northchurch By-Election 8 March 2018[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lara Pringle 545
Conservative Rob McCarthy 260
Labour Harry Hawden 97
Green Joe Pitts 19
Majority 285
Turnout 921 40.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "May 2007 Election Results". Dacorum Borough Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Dacorum". BBC Online. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  3. ^ The District of Dacorum (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  4. ^ The Dacorum and Three Rivers (Areas) Order 1985
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Dacorum". BBC Online. Retrieved 27 December 2008.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Borough of Dacorum (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Borough of Dacorum (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Bennetts End" (PDF). Dacorum Borough Council. Retrieved 27 December 2008.[dead link]
  10. ^ "Adeyfield East June 2005" (PDF). Dacorum Borough Council. Retrieved 27 December 2008.[dead link]
  11. ^ a b "October 2005 By-elections" (PDF). Dacorum Borough Council. Retrieved 27 December 2008.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Highfield and St Pauls Result" (PDF). Dacorum Borough Council. Retrieved 27 December 2008.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Warners End Result" (PDF). Dacorum Borough Council. Retrieved 27 December 2008.[dead link]
  14. ^ "Tories win in Adeyfield". Hemelhempstead Today. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  15. ^ "Results of the Aldbury & Wigginton by election". Dacorum Borough Council. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  16. ^ http://www.swhertslibdems.org.uk/news/000181/welldeserved_win_for_lib_dem_rosemarie_hollinghurst_in_aldbury_and_wigginton_byelection_on_dacorum_bc.html[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL" (PDF). Dacorum Borough Council. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL" (PDF). Dacorum Borough Council. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home%5Ccouncil-democracy/elections-and-voting/elections-2016[dead link]
  21. ^ https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home%5Ccouncil-democracy/elections-and-voting/elections-2018[dead link]