Gloucester City Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of Gloucester, in Gloucestershire, England.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 following the local government reorganisation under the Local Government Act 1972, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1984
No overall control 1984–1987
Conservative 1987–1990
No overall control 1990–1995
Labour 1995–2002
No overall control 2002–2011
Conservative 2011–2012
No overall control 2012–2015
Conservative 2015–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1995 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
Kevin Stephens Labour 22 May 1995 Sep 1995
Jon Holmes Labour 26 Oct 1995 17 May 1999
Kevin Stephens Labour 17 May 1999 4 May 2003
Bill Crowther Liberal Democrats 13 May 2003 27 Nov 2003
Mary Smith Labour 27 Nov 2003 22 Jun 2004
Mark Hawthorne Conservative 22 Jun 2004 6 May 2007
Paul James Conservative 21 May 2007 21 Nov 2019
Richard Cook Conservative 21 Nov 2019

Council elections

By-election results

Longlevens by-election 3 November 2016[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive Walford 1,066 46.2 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Linda Castle 852 36.9 +23.7
Labour Terry Haines 223 9.7 -8.2
UKIP Daniel Woolf 167 7.2 -6.6
Majority 214 9.3
Turnout 2,311 31
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2015). Gloucester City Council Election Results 1973-2012 (PDF). The Elections Centre, Plymouth University. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Local elections: Gloucester". BBC News. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Council minutes". Gloucester City Council. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  4. ^ The City of Gloucester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire Districts (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1991. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire Districts (Electoral Arrangements) (Variation) Order 1991. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire (District Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Gloucester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Gloucester (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucester (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 20 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Coronavirus: English local elections postponed for a year". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2016 - Gloucester". www.andrewteale.me.uk.