Easington 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] 56 0 0 4[b] 60
1976[3] 45 4 1 10[c] 60
1979[4] 33 8 0 10 51 New ward boundaries[5]
1983[6] 34 9[d] 0 8[e] 51
1987[7] 43 3[f] 0 5 51 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[8]
1991[9] 38 4 0 9[g] 51
1995[10] 44 3 0 4 51 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[11][12]
1999[13] 45 1 0 5 51
2003[14] 44 2 0 5 51 New ward boundaries[15]
2007[16] 47 2 0 2 51

By-election results

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

Passfield By-Election 19 October 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Milsom 480 69.3 +26.8
Independent Edward Hall 213 30.7 -26.8
Majority 267 38.6
Turnout 693 15.2
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ Including one Independent Labour
  3. ^ Including five Independent Labour
  4. ^ 7 Liberal, 2 SDP
  5. ^ Including two Independent Labour
  6. ^ 3 Liberal, 0 SDP
  7. ^ Including four Independent Labour

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Final poll result may lie with Independents". The Times. 8 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 Easington (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. ^ The Durham and Easington (Areas) Order 1985
  9. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  10. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and Tyne and Wear (County and District Boundaries) (Variation) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Easington". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  14. ^ "Easington". Andrew Teale. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  15. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Easington (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Easington". BBC News. 5 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.