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. The council was abolished in 2021, with the area becoming part of West Northamptonshire.
From the foundation of the council in 1973 until its abolition in 2021, political control of the council was held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
|No overall control||1973–1976|
|No overall control||1980–1983|
|No overall control||1995–1999|
The leaders of the council from 1999 until the council's abolition in 2021 were:
|Chris Millar||Conservative||Aug 1999||31 Oct 2019|
|Richard Auger||Conservative||1 Nov 2019||31 Mar 2021|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||John Lathan||138||14.9||+14.9|
|Socialist Alternative||Meg Price||55||5.9||+5.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Hermione Ainley||97||20.3||+7.3|
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. New councillor Malcolm Robert Longley's term ends in 2019.
|Conservative||Malcolm Robert Longley||1,170||50.6||-3.5|
|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|
Conservative councillor Ann Carter (Walgrave) resigned from the council in March 2018. The seat was contested in a by-election on 3 May. There are elections due in most other wards in Daventry on the same day.
|Liberal Democrats||Grant Bowles||195||31.15||+31.15%|
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 . The term is due to end in 2020 but may be extended one year due to the creation of a new West Northamptonshire Authority .
|Liberal Democrats||Jonathan Harris||817||49.5||38.5%|
|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 . The term is due to end in 2022 but may end in 2021 due to the creation of a new West Northamptonshire Authority .
|Liberal Democrats||Alan Knape||282||30.7||11.3%|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||14.9%|