East Lindsey District Council in Lincolnshire, England is elected every four years. The district is divided into 37 wards, electing 55 councillors. The last ward boundary changes came into effect in 2015.[1]

Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Political control of the council since 1973 has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–2003
No overall control 2003–2015
Conservative 2015–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2001 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
Michael Capes Independent pre-2001 4 May 2003
Jeremy Webb Independent 14 May 2003 23 May 2007
Doreen Stephenson Conservative 23 May 2007 10 May 2015
Craig Leyland Conservative 20 May 2015

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

North Somercotes By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 247 50.4 +3.1
Independent 174 35.5 -3.6
Liberal Democrats 69 14.1 +14.1
Majority 73 14.9
Turnout 490 26.0
Labour hold Swing
Sibsey By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 190 59.4
Labour 130 40.6
Majority 60 18.8
Turnout 320 15.0
Independent hold Swing

1999-2003

Ludford By-Election 24 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 305 48.2
Independent 147 23.1
Labour 132 21.0
Independent 49 7.7
Majority 158 25.1
Turnout 633 39.0
Tetney By-Election 27 June 2002[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 241 62.0
Liberal Democrats 148 38.0
Majority 93 24.0
Turnout 389 21.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Louth St Mary's By-Election 9 January 2003[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosalie Morrison 243 36.5 -5.2
Conservative 229 34.4 -23.9
Liberal Democrats 193 29.0 +29.0
Majority 14 2.1
Turnout 665 40.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2003-2007

Tetford By-Election 14 July 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline MacKenzie 244 45.8 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Ian Shephard 143 26.8 +3.7
Independent Giles Crust 77 14.4 -23.9
Independent Patrick O'Neill 69 12.9 -25.4
Majority 101 19.0
Turnout 533 30.5
Conservative hold Swing
Mablethorpe East By-Election 27 April 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Howard 213 42.9 +10.2
Conservative Charles Handley 123 24.8 +24.8
Liberal Democrats Helen Parkhurst 114 23.0 -12.9
UKIP Christopher Pain 46 9.3 +9.3
Majority 90 18.1
Turnout 496 34.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Skegness St Clements By-Election 30 November 2006[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phil Kemp 356 46.7
Conservative Mike Perry 249 32.7
UKIP Chrisopher Pain 157 20.6
Majority 107 14.0
Turnout 762 20.0
Labour hold Swing
Sutton on Sea South By-Election 30 November 2006[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 273 44.5 +28.1
Independent 198 32.3 -19.7
Labour 142 23.2 +23.2
Majority 75 12.2
Turnout 613 31.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

2007-2011

Roughton By-Election 7 February 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jean Hill 383 64.0 +20.6
Conservative Michael Clarke 215 36.0 -7.5
Majority 168 28.0
Turnout 598 32.7
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Sibsey By-Election 22 October 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Clarke unopposed
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "The East Lindsey (Electoral Changes) Order 2014", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2014/1, retrieved 11 August 2022
  2. ^ "East Lindsey". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Council minutes". East Lindsey District Council. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  4. ^ The District of East Lindsey (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  5. ^ "East Lindsey". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of East Lindsey (Electoral Changes) Order 1998 Archived March 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "East Enders desert BNP". guardian.co.uk. 28 June 2002. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  8. ^ "Labour makes surprise byelection gain". guardian.co.uk. 10 January 2003. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  9. ^ "Strong swing to Labour in local byelections". guardian.co.uk. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  10. ^ "Byelection boost for Labour". guardian.co.uk. 28 April 2006. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  11. ^ a b "Lib Dems gain four seats in council byelections". guardian.co.uk. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  12. ^ "Ex-chancellor's brother stands for election; The brother of former Chancellor Ken Clarke is hoping to become a member of Manby-based East Lindsey District Council". Grimsby Telegraph. 6 February 2008. p. 7.
  13. ^ "Statement as to persons nominated" (PDF). East Lindsey District Council. Retrieved 23 October 2009.[dead link]