Derwentside was a non-metropolitan district in County Durham, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Durham County Council.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-2009

Council elections

Election Labour Liberal Democrat[a] Conservative Independent Total Notes
1973[2] 45 3 1 6[b] 55
1976[3] 39 5 2 9 55
1979[4] 30 3 6 16 55 New ward boundaries[5]
1983[6] 36 3[c] 4 12 55
1987[7] 43 0 3 9 55
1991[8] 38 0 2 15 55
1995[9] 50 0 0 5 55 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[10]
1999[11] 47 0 0 8 55
2003[12] 38 1 0 16 55 New ward boundaries[13]
2007[14] 29 2 0 24 55

By-election results

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Derwentside District Council.

1995-1999

Annfield Plain By-Election 20 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 525 79.3
Independent Labour 137 20.7
Majority 388 58.6
Turnout 662 20.8
Labour hold Swing
Stanley Hall By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 414 83.6 +8.8
Liberal Democrats 81 16.4 +16.4
Majority 333 67.2
Turnout 495
Labour hold Swing
Arnfield Plain By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 549 74.7 +5.0
Independent Labour 131 17.8 +17.8
Liberal Democrats 55 7.5 +7.5
Majority 418 66.9
Turnout 735
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003

Tanfield By-Election 22 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 468 53.7 +7.4
Labour 404 46.3 -7.4
Majority 64 7.4
Turnout 872 26.5
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Consett South By-Election 15 March 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 419 58.4 +0.8
Independent 157 21.9 -20.5
Independent 110 15.3 +15.3
Conservative 32 4.5 +4.5
Majority 262 36.5
Turnout 718 22.3
Labour hold Swing
Arnfield Plain By-Election 23 August 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 416 70.3 -0.8
Liberal Democrats 111 18.8 +18.8
Green 65 11.0 +11.0
Majority 305 51.5
Turnout 592 19.2
Labour hold Swing
Craghead By-Election 15 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 240 54.4 -13.8
Independent 201 45.6 +13.8
Majority 39 8.8
Turnout 441 21.2
Labour hold Swing
Consett South By-Election 17 January 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 319 63.0 +5.4
Independent 93 18.4 -24.0
Liberal Democrats 72 14.2 +14.2
Conservative 22 4.3 +4.3
Majority 226 44.6
Turnout 506 15.6
Labour hold Swing
Benfieldside By-Election 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Clark 469 32.5 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Keith English 467 32.3 +11.4
Independent Donald Love 404 28.0 +0.0
Conservative Peter Carr 104 7.2 -5.3
Majority 2 0.2
Turnout 1,444 31.9
Labour hold Swing

2003-2007

Stanley Hall By-Election 29 September 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Marshall 599 65.4 +0.0
Liberal Democrats David Rolfe 199 21.7 +1.1
BNP Dean McAdam 118 12.9 +12.9
Majority 400 43.7
Turnout 916 24.5
Labour hold Swing
Cornsay By-Election 16 February 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Armstrong 239 75.4 +44.7
Conservative Peter Carr 78 24.6 +24.6
Majority 161 50.8
Turnout 317 25.7
Labour gain from Independent Swing

2007-2009

Castleside By-Election 17 July 2008[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Marion Wotherspoon 297 82.3 +8.3
Conservative Michael Carr 64 17.7 +3.7
Majority 233 64.6
Turnout 361 27.5
Independent hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ Including three of other parties.
  3. ^ 2 Liberal, 1 SDP

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 loval government seats". The Times. 9 June 1973.
  3. ^ "Heavy Labour losses in district polls". The Times. 8 May 1976.
  4. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Derwentside (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  6. ^ "How votes were cast in local government elections". The Times. 7 May 1983. p. 4.
  7. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. 9 May 1987.
  8. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  9. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Derwentside". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Derwentside". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Derwentside (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Derwentside". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Castleside Ward By-election results". Derwentside district council. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2008.