Fylde shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)
Fylde shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)

Fylde Borough Council in Lancashire, England is elected every four years. 51 councillors are elected from 21 wards since the last boundary changes in 2003.[1] Fylde is a non-metropolitan district forming a lower-tier of local government under Lancashire County Council.

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 Period
Conservative 1973–1991
No overall control 1991–2003
Conservative 2003 – present

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1995-1999

Park By-Election 3 April 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 556 42.2
Ratepayer 312 23.7
Liberal Democrats 278 21.1
Labour 171 13.0
Majority 244 18.5
Turnout 1,317 42.0
Conservative hold Swing
Kilnhouse By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 516 45.2 +24.8
Labour 399 35.0 +11.6
Liberal Democrats 226 19.8 +0.0
Majority 117 10.2
Turnout 1,141
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1999-2003

Singleton & Greenhalgh By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent unopposed
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Kilnhouse By-Election 24 January 2002 (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Prestwich 451
Conservative Christine Akeroyd 446
Ratepayers 288
Ratepayers 258
Liberal Democrats 250
Liberal Democrats 171
Labour 143
Turnout 2,007 27.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2003-2007

Park By-Election 19 August 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Resident 422 45.7 +13.0
Conservative 376 40.7 +4.4
Liberal Democrats John Graddon 126 13.6 -4.6
Majority 46 5.0
Turnout 924 23.6
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

2007-2011

Clifton By-Election 26 November 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Davies 386 35.3 -10.9
Fylde Ratepayers Association Frank Murphy 372 34.1 -6.5
Liberal Democrats Mike Turner 241 22.1 +22.1
Labour Janet Sherwood 80 7.3 -5.9
Green Hilda Speakman 13 1.2 +1.2
Majority 14 1.2
Turnout 1,092 29.5
Conservative hold Swing
Ribby with Wrea By-Election 1 July 2010[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Andrews 292 52.2 +6.8
Independent Janet Wardell 256 45.8 -8.7
Green David Hobson 11 2.0 +2.0
Majority 36 6.4
Turnout 559 47.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Kilnhouse By-Election 9 September 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Karen Henshaw 529 44.8 +21.9
Conservative Matthew Lardner 459 38.8 +2.7
Labour Peter Stephenson 165 14.0 +2.2
Green Ian Roberts 29 2.5 +2.5
Majority 70 5.9
Turnout 1,182 34.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Borough & Parish Elections". Fylde Borough Council. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Fylde". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Fylde (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Fylde". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Fylde (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Landslide win for Lib Dems". guardian.co.uk. 25 January 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  7. ^ "So close as Tory wins election". Blackpool Gazette. 27 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Result of Fylde Council by-election". Fylde Borough Council. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  9. ^ "New councillor after by-election poll". Fylde Borough Council. Retrieved 7 May 2011.