One third of Daventry District Council in Northamptonshire, England was elected each year, followed by one year when there was an election to Northamptonshire County Council instead. Since the last boundary changes in 1999, 38 councillors were elected from 24 wards. In another boundary review in 2012 the councillors were reduced to 36 councillors across 16 wards.[1] The council was abolished in 2021, with the area becoming part of West Northamptonshire.

Political control

From the foundation of the council in 1973 until its abolition in 2021, political control of the council was held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1980
No overall control 1980–1983
Conservative 1983–1995
No overall control 1995–1999
Conservative 1999–2021

Leadership

The leaders of the council from 1999 until the council's abolition in 2021 were:

Councillor Party From To
Chris Millar[3][4] Conservative Aug 1999 31 Oct 2019
Richard Auger[5] Conservative 1 Nov 2019 31 Mar 2021

Council elections

Changes between elections

1999 boundaries

Drayton By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,540 61.5
Conservative 966 38.5
Majority 574 23.0
Turnout 2,506
Labour hold Swing
Hill By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,079 59.4
Conservative 736 40.6
Majority 574 18.8
Turnout 1,815
Labour hold Swing
Drayton By-Election 26 June 2003[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Annette Dunn 332 53.9 +5.7
Labour Jean Tucker 285 46.2 -5.6
Majority 47 7.7
Turnout 617 12.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Drayton By-Election 10 September 2009[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Eddon 314 33.9 -11.5
Labour Wendy Randall 158 17.0 -6.4
Liberal Democrats John Lathan 138 14.9 +14.9
BNP David Jones 133 14.3 -17.0
Independent Steve Tubb 129 13.9 +13.9
Socialist Alternative Meg Price 55 5.9 +5.9
Majority 156 16.9
Turnout 927 19.6
Conservative hold Swing
Yelvertoft By-Election 10 September 2009[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Chandler 382 79.7 +10.9
Liberal Democrats Hermione Ainley 97 20.3 +7.3
Majority 285 59.4
Turnout 479 33.0
Conservative hold Swing

2012 boundaries

Conservative councillor Diana Osborne (Long Buckby) resigned from the council in March 2017. The seat was held by the Conservatives in a by-election on 4 May.[13] New councillor Malcolm Robert Longley's term ends in 2019.[14]

Long Buckby by-election, 4 May 2017
Term ends 2 May 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Robert Longley 1,170 50.6 -3.5
Labour Sue Myers 565 24.4 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Neil Arthur Crispin Farmer 232 10.0 +10.0
Green Tom Alexander Forrest Harper 169 7.3 +7.3
UKIP Ian Robert James Dexter 151 6.5 -13.5
Majority 605 26.2 -2.8
Turnout 2312 43.81 -29.60
Conservative hold Swing

Conservative councillor Ann Carter (Walgrave) resigned from the council in March 2018. The seat was contested in a by-election on 3 May.[12] There are elections due in most other wards in Daventry on the same day.[15]

Walgrave by-election, 3 May 2018
Term ends 2 May 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Woolnough 431 68.85 +9.7%
Liberal Democrats Grant Bowles 195 31.15 +31.15%
Majority 236 37.7
Turnout 626 38.27
Conservative hold Swing -11%

Conservative councillor Fabienne Fraser-Allen (Brixworth) was forced to resign from the council due to non-attendance in June 2019. The seat was contested in a by-election on 18 July 2019 .[12] The term is due to end in 2020 but may be extended one year due to the creation of a new West Northamptonshire Authority .[16]

Brixworth by-election, 18th July 2019
Term ends 7th May 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Harris 817 49.5 38.5%
Conservative Lauren Harrington-Carter 615 37.3 -27.8%
Labour Stuart Coe 218 13.2 -10.7%
Majority 202 12.2
Turnout 1663 30 -2.7%
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 33%

Labour councillor Aiden Ramsey resigned as he moved away from the area after being elected in 2018. The seat was contested in a by-election on 24 October 2019 .[12] The term is due to end in 2022 but may end in 2021 due to the creation of a new West Northamptonshire Authority .[16]

Abbey North by-election, 24th October 2019
Term ends 5th May 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lauren Harrington-Carter 371 40.4 15.0%
Liberal Democrats Alan Knape 282 30.7 11.3%
Labour Emily Carter 265 28.9 -14.7%
Majority 89 9.7
Turnout 930 17.5 -10.5%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 14.9%

References

  1. ^ "Councillors - District". Daventry District Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Daventry". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Councillor Chris Millar" (PDF). Northamptonshire County Council. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  4. ^ Averill, James (27 July 2020). "Former leader gains chairman role after 20 years in the making at Daventry District Council". Daventry Express. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  5. ^ Averill, James (11 October 2019). "Richard Auger to replace Chris Millar as leader of Daventry District Council". Daventry Express. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  6. ^ The District of Daventry (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Northamptonshire and Warwickshire (County Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Daventry". BBC Online. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Daventry (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Daventry (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Two more seats for the Tories". guardian.co.uk. 27 June 2003. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  12. ^ a b c d e "By-election results announced". Daventry Express. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  13. ^ "Daventry District Council By-election May 2017". Daventry District Council. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Mass resignation week | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Page Moss: CTRL – DEL | The term ends in 2019. LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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