East Northamptonshire District Council in Northamptonshire, England was elected every four years. After the last boundary changes in 2007, 40 councillors were elected from 22 wards.[1] The district was abolished in 2021, with the area becoming part of North Northamptonshire.

Political control

From the first election to the council in 1973 until its abolition in 2021, political control of the council was held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1995
Labour 1995–1999
Conservative 1999–2021

Leadership

The leaders of the council from 2009 until the council's abolition in 2021 were:

Councillor Party From To
Andy Mercer Conservative Oct 2010
Steven North[3] Conservative 4 Oct 2010 31 Mar 2021

Council elections

District result maps

By-election results

1995-1999

Rushden East By-Election 16 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 656 75.4
Conservative 214 24.6
Majority 442 50.8
Turnout 870 22.4
Labour hold Swing
Woodford By-Election 12 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 325 65.1
Conservative 174 34.9
Majority 151 30.2
Turnout 499
Labour hold Swing
Rushden North By-Election 17 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 365 43.3
Conservative 352 41.7
Independent 127 15.1
Majority 13 1.6
Turnout 844 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Rushden West By-Election 3 April 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 712 67.0
Conservative 351 33.0
Majority 361 34.0
Turnout 1,063
Labour hold Swing
Rushden South By-Election 13 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 525 55.7 +15.2
Labour 418 44.3 -15.2
Majority 107 11.4
Turnout 943 16.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1999-2003

Ringstead By-Election 14 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 316 64.5 -6.6
Labour 174 35.5 +6.6
Majority 142 29.0
Turnout 490 37.9
Conservative hold Swing
Fineshade By-Election 18 April 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 366 83.9
Labour 70 16.1
Majority 296 67.8
Turnout 436
Conservative hold Swing
Ringstead By-Election 18 April 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 379 67.7 -3.4
Labour 181 32.3 +3.4
Majority 198 35.4
Turnout 560
Conservative hold Swing

2003-2007

Lower Nene By-Election 25 September 2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Rushden East By-Election 27 July 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Lever 506 66.4 +21.5
Labour Stephen Allen 256 33.6 -2.9
Majority 250 32.8
Turnout 762 15.8
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011

Higham Ferrers Lancaster By-Election 5 July 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pam Whiting unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Councillors - general information". East Northamptonshire Council. Archived from the original on 29 August 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b "East Northamptonshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Council minutes, 4 October 2010". East Northamptonshire District Council. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  4. ^ The District of East Northamptonshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  5. ^ "East Northamptonshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of East Northamptonshire (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of East Northamptonshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The East Northamptonshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "No Brent bounce for Lib Dems". guardian.co.uk. 26 September 2003. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). East Northamptonshire Council. Retrieved 14 March 2010.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Notice of uncontested election" (PDF). East Northamptonshire Council. Retrieved 14 March 2010.[dead link]