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

References

  1. ^ "Council Election News". Devon Live. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  2. ^ "East Devon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  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[permanent dead link]. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  6. ^ "East Devon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  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 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  9. ^ "Peter Burrows is Seaton's new District Councillor". Midweek Herald. 2010-05-09. Retrieved 2010-05-20.[dead link]