East Cambridgeshire District Council is a non-metropolitan district council in the county of Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. It was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 from the former Ely Urban District, Ely Rural District and Newmarket Rural District councils.

East Cambridgeshire operates the "alternative arrangements" form of political management, with cross-party representation in a series of Committees.[1] Councillors are elected for four-year terms. The last election was in 2015.

The City of Ely Council is a parish council, comprising, aside Ely, the villages of Prickwillow, Stuntney, Queen Adelaide, Chettisham and Shippea Hill.[2] The Mayor of the City of Ely is Chairman of City of Ely Council.

Political control

Since 2007, the council has been under Conservative control.[3] Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[4]

Control Dates
Independent 1973 – 1999
Liberal Democrats 1999 – 2003
No overall control 2003 – 2007
Conservative 2007 – present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2011 have been:[5]

Councillor Party From To
Peter Moakes Conservative 24 May 2011 14 May 2013
James Palmer Conservative 14 May 2013 May 2017
Charles Roberts Conservative 25 May 2017 5 May 2019
Anna Bailey Conservative 30 May 2019

Council elections

Election Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat[a] Others Total
1973[6][7] 0 2 0 33 35
1976[6][8] 4 0 0 31 35
1979[6] 2 0 0 33 35
1983[6][9] 3 1 1 32 37[b]
1987[6][10] 3 1 5 28 37
1991[6][11] 6 1 4 26 37
1995[12] 0 3 12 22 37[c]
1999[13][14] 1 4 20 12 37
2003[15] 15 0 18 6 39[d]
2007[16] 24 0 13 2 39
2011[17] 25 0 10 4 39
2015 36 0 2 1 39
2019[18] 15 0 13 0 28[e]
  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1982, SDP-Liberal Alliance from 1982 to 1988.
  2. ^ New ward boundaries: The District of East Cambridgeshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  3. ^ Minor alterations to district boundaries: The Cambridgeshire and Suffolk (County Boundaries) Order 1992.
  4. ^ New ward boundaries: The District of East Cambridgeshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2002.
  5. ^ New ward boundaries: The East Cambridgeshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2016

By-election results

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References

  1. ^ What kind of Council Are We? Archived 2011-10-19 at the Wayback Machine East Cambridgeshire District Council (retrieved 21 November 2012)
  2. ^ Welcome to the City of Ely Council’s Website City of Ely Council (retrieved 21 November 2012)
  3. ^ archimedes. "Election Results". East Cambridgeshire District Council. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  4. ^ "East Cambridgeshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Council minutes". East Cambridgeshire District Council. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  7. ^ The Times reported this election result as Labour 1, Independent 33, Vacant 1. "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 loval government seats". The Times. 9 June 1973.
  8. ^ The Times reported this election result as Conservative 3, Independent 29, Independent Socialist 1, Independent Conservative 2. "Heavy Labour losses in district polls". The Times. 8 May 1976.
  9. ^ The Times reported this election result as Conservative 3, Labour 1, Liberal 1, Independent 3, Others 29. "How votes were cast in local government elections". The Times. 7 May 1983.
  10. ^ The Times reported this election result as Conservative 2, Liberal 5, Independent 11, Others 19. "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. 9 May 1987.
  11. ^ The Times reported this election result as Conservative 7, Labour 1, Liberal Democrat 4, Independent 25. "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  12. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  13. ^ "How the Nations Voted". The Times. 8 May 1999.
  14. ^ "East Cambridgeshire". BBC News. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  15. ^ "East Cambridgeshire". BBC News. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  16. ^ "East Cambridgeshire". BBC News. 5 May 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  17. ^ "East Cambridgeshire". BBC News. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  18. ^ "East Cambridgeshire District Council". BBC News. Retrieved 15 May 2019.