Map showing the composition of Derbyshire Dales District Council as of May 2019. Striped wards have mixed representation.
Map showing the composition of Derbyshire Dales District Council as of May 2019. Striped wards have mixed representation.

Derbyshire Dales District Council in Derbyshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 39 councillors have been elected from 25 wards.[1] Before 1988, it was known as West Derbyshire District Council.

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
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1995
No overall control 1995 - 1999
Conservative 1999–present

Council elections

Below is a summary of the council election results since 1991.

Year Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour Green Independent Notes
1991[3] 24 9 3 0 3 New ward boundaries. District boundaries changed slightly.[4][5]
1995[6] 15 16 8 0 0
1999[7] 21 9 5 0 4
2003[8] 24 9 5 0 1 New ward boundaries.[9]
2007[2] 26 8 4 0 1
2011[10] 29 4 5 0 1
2015[11] 29 3 5 0 2
2019[11] 20 8 6 2 3

District result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is an incomplete summary of recent by-elections.[12]

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
St Giles and Tansley 1 May 1997 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Calver by-election 12 October 2000 Conservative Conservative
Taddington by-election 7 March 2002 Conservative Conservative
All Saints Matlock by-election 27 November 2003 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Litton and Longstone by-election 31 March 2005 Conservative Conservative
Winster & South Darley by-election 20 April 2006 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Lathkill & Bradford by-election 11 May 2006 Independent Independent
Masson by-election 6 December 2007 Labour Conservative
Matlock St Giles by-election 4 June 2009 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Winster & South Darley by-election 23 July 2009 Conservative Labour
Bradwell by-election 12 January 2012 Conservative Conservative

References

  1. ^ "About the Council". Derbyshire Dales District Council. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Derbyshire Dales". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Derbyshire Dales District Council Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hereford and Worcester and Staffordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hereford and Worcester and Staffordshire (County Boundaries) (Variation) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995.
  7. ^ "Derbyshire Dales". BBC News Online. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Derbyshire Dales (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Derbyshire Dales District Council Results". Derbyshire Dales District Council. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Derbyshire Dales District Council". BBC News. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2011.