East Devon District Council in England is elected every four years. 60 councillors are elected from 30 wards since the last boundary changes in 2019.[1]

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
Independent 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
No overall control 1995–1999
Conservative 1999–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Exe Valley By-Election 24 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 405 53.4 +53.4
Conservative 316 41.7 -13.4
Labour 37 4.9 -21.4
Majority 89 11.7
Turnout 758 51.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Trinity By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 373 51.1 +2.8
Liberal Democrats 357 48.9 -10.3
Majority 16 2.2
Turnout 730
Conservative hold Swing
Clystbeare By-Election 2 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 445 57.5 +4.2
Liberal Democrats 329 42.5 +18.1
Majority 116 15.0
Turnout 774
Conservative hold Swing
Exmouth Littleham Rural By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 654 38.6 -1.6
Conservative 617 36.4 +3.4
Independent 296 17.5 +8.8
Labour 128 7.6 -10.5
Majority 37 2.2
Turnout 1,695 40.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

1999-2003

Patteson By-Election 18 April 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 503 50.1 +50.1
Conservative 470 46.8 -14.0
Labour 31 3.1 -36.1
Majority 33 3.3
Turnout 1,004 40.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Exmouth Withycombe Urban By-Election 26 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 400 51.2 +25.3
Conservative 171 21.9 -2.7
Liberal 126 16.1 -15.1
Independent 84 10.8 +10.8
Majority 229 29.3
Turnout 781 24.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Honiton St. Pauls By-Election 8 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 614 49.5 +15.0
Liberal Democrats 502 40.5 +20.9
Labour 124 10.0 -0.8
Majority 112 9.0
Turnout 1,240 33.4
Conservative hold Swing
Sidmouth Rural By-Election 9 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,020 44.3 +4.2
Liberal Democrats 663 28.8 +11.5
Independent 312 13.5 +0.0
Independent 309 13.4 +13.4
Majority 357 15.5
Turnout 2,304 49.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2003-2007

Sidmouth Town By-Election 27 January 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,147 57.6 -5.4
Liberal Democrats 702 35.3 +35.3
Labour 141 7.1 -29.9
Majority 445 22.3
Turnout 1,990
Conservative hold Swing
Seaton By-Election 22 September 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Knight 1,055 53.3 +21.7
Liberal Democrats 925 46.7 -2.1
Majority 130 6.6
Turnout 1,980 33.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Sidmouth Town By-Election 22 September 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Gibbings 894 70.0 +12.4
Liberal Democrats 184 14.4 -20.9
Independent 136 10.6 +10.6
Labour 64 5.0 -2.1
Majority 709 55.6
Turnout 1,279 29.0
Conservative hold Swing
Honiton St Pauls By-Election 2 March 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Boote 522 55.3 +24.9
Liberal Democrats Vera Howard 208 22.0 -0.2
Labour Vernon Whitlock 137 14.5 +7.7
Independent Ronald Farnham 76 8.1 -28.4
Majority 314 33.3
Turnout 943 26.0
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011

Dunkeswell By-Election 3 April 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Buxton 349 68.3 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Gleed 162 31.7 -5.2
Majority 187 36.6
Turnout 511 31.4
Conservative hold Swing
Honiton St Michaels By-Election 26 February 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Marion Olive 636 51.1 +51.1
Conservative Phillip Twiss 609 48.9 -20.9
Majority 27 2.2
Turnout 1,245 23.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Trinity By-Election 12 November 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Thomas unopposed
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Seaton By-Election 6 May 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Burrows 2,414 57.4 +16.6
Conservative John Meakin 1,795 42.6 +0.3
Majority 619 14.7
Turnout 4,209 70.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2019-2023

Feniton By-Election 8 July 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alasdair Bruce 239 53.5
Labour Linda Baden 126 28.2
Liberal Democrats Todd Olive 82 18.3
Majority 113 25.3
Turnout 447 21.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Honiton St Michael's By-Election 8 July 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jake Bonetta 807 58.0
Conservative Jenny Brown 522 37.5
Liberal Democrats Jules Hoyles 63 4.5
Majority 285 20.5
Turnout 1,393 25.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Exe Valley By-Election 23 September 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jamie Kemp 190 36.9 -19.8
Conservative Kevin Wraight 164 31.8 -11.5
Labour Michael Daniell 161 31.3 +31.3
Majority 26 5.1 -8.3
Turnout 515 26.2 -9.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing (({swing))}

References

  1. ^ "Council Election News". Devon Live. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "East Devon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of East Devon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978 Archived March 25, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ The District of East Devon (Electoral Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 1979
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Devon (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 21 May 2022.
  6. ^ "East Devon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of East Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Statement of persons nominated" (PDF). East Devon District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Peter Burrows is Seaton's new District Councillor". Midweek Herald. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010.[dead link]