Half of Fareham Borough Council in Hampshire, England is elected every two years, while before 2002 the council was elected by thirds. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 31 councillors have been elected from 15 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1986
No overall control 1986–1987
Conservative 1987–1994
No overall control 1994–1999
Conservative 1999–present

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

Fareham West By-Election 15 July 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 871 60.6 +23.8
Liberal Democrats 429 29.8 -20.4
Labour 138 9.6 -3.5
Majority 442 30.7
Turnout 1,438
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Fareham South By-Election 18 September 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dennis Steadman 777 58.3 +27.2
Liberal Democrats Eric Dunn 334 25.1 -15.2
Labour James Carr 222 16.7 -11.8
Majority 443 33.2
Turnout 1,333 24.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Fareham West By-Election 9 December 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nick Gregory 933 49.8 +28.9
Conservative Stephen Day 687 36.7 -25.1
Labour Michael Prior 124 6.6 -3.7
UKIP Steve Richards 93 5.0 -2.0
Green Peter Doggett 35 1.9 +1.9
Majority 246 13.1
Turnout 1,872 35.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Portchester East By-Election 15 March 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Geoff Fazackarley 1216 47.76
Conservative Alison Walker 840 32.99
Labour Richard Ryan 323 12.69
Green John Vivian 90 3.54
Independent Manny Martins 77 3.02
Majority 376 14.77
Turnout 2546
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Stubbington By-Election 9 November 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jim Forrest 1185 55.2 +32.4
Conservative Pal Hayre 769 35.8 +6.1
UKIP Andy Annear 117 5.4 -38.0
Labour Matthew Randall 76 3.5 -0.5
Majority 416
Turnout 2147 39%
Liberal Democrats gain from UKIP Swing

References

  1. ^ "Fareham's Councillors". Fareham Borough Council. Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Fareham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Fareham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Fareham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Fareham (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Fareham South-By-Election 18.09.03". Fareham Borough Council. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Ousting of Tories after more than a decade". The News. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010.