Hampshire County Council in England is elected every four years. Since the boundary changes in 2005, 78 councillors have been elected from 75 wards, with further boundary changes in 2017.[1][2]

Political control

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1977
Conservative 1977–1985
No overall control 1985–1989
Conservative 1989–1993
No overall control 1993–1997
Conservative 1997–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1976 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
Freddie Emery-Wallis Conservative 1976 1993
Mike Hancock Liberal Democrats 1993 1997
Freddie Emery-Wallis Conservative 1997 1999
Ken Thornber[4] Conservative 1999 23 May 2013
Roy Perry Conservative 23 May 2013 17 May 2019
Keith Mans Conservative 17 May 2019 19 May 2022
Rob Humby Conservative 19 May 2022

Council elections

County result maps

By-election results

1997–2001

Catherington by-election, 28 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,674 48.7 +6.0
Conservative 1,628 47.3 +1.8
Labour 138 4.0 -7.8
Majority 46 1.4
Turnout 3,440 22.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Aldershot North by-election, 16 February 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 742 43.2 +5.9
Labour 564 32.8 -2.4
Liberal Democrats 347 20.2 -5.2
Independent 64 3.7 +3.7
Majority 178 10.4
Turnout 1,717 16.5
Conservative hold Swing
Andover North by-election, 16 December 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 741 47.3 +10.9
Liberal Democrats 554 35.4 +5.5
Labour 270 17.3 -12.8
Majority 187 11.9
Turnout 1,565 10.6
Conservative hold Swing
Basingstoke North by-election, 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,107 51.1 -3.4
Conservative 617 28.5 +2.6
Liberal Democrats 443 20.4 +1.8
Majority 490 22.6
Turnout 2,167 20.2
Conservative hold Swing
Fleet by-election, 30 November 2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Stocks 1,044 63.9 +28.2
Liberal Democrats Helen Alley 373 22.8 +8.0
Labour Peter Cotton 217 13.3 +6.5
Majority 671 41.1
Turnout 1,634 13.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2001–2005

Rower by-election, 17 January 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,606 68.3 +11.9
Conservative 639 27.2 -6.2
Liberal Democrats 107 4.5 -5.7
Majority 967 41.1
Turnout 2,352 21.7
Labour hold Swing
Basingstoke North West by-election, 6 February 2003[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Shaw 1,223 38.6 +11.8
Conservative Harry Robinson 1,126 35.5 +4.2
Labour Julie Johnson 824 26.0 -15.9
Majority 98 3.1
Turnout 3,174 28.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Fawley by-election, 5 February 2004[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lee Dunsdon 1,796 66.9 +21.0
Conservative Alexis McEvoy 801 29.8 -7.7
Labour Alan Goodfellow 87 3.2 -13.5
Majority 995 37.1
Turnout 2,684 25.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Battins & Bondfield by-election, 2 December 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Buckley 978 56.6 +36.2
Labour 433 25.0 -31.0
Conservative 285 16.5 -7.0
Green 33 1.9 +1.9
Majority 545 31.6
Turnout 1,729 17.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

2009–2013

Headley by-election, 15 September 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ferris Cowper 1,588 64.4
Liberal Democrats Maureen Comber 290 11.8
Labour John Tough 258 10.5
Green Neville Taylor 178 7.2
Justice & Anti-Corruption Party Don Jerrard 146 5.9
Majority 1,298 52.8
Turnout 2,473 18.5
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "County Council Elections". Hampshire County Council. Archived from the original on 26 July 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  2. ^ "LGBCE | Hampshire County Council | LGBCE Site". www.lgbce.org.uk. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Council minutes". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Hampshire's former council leader Ken Thornber dies". BBC News. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Local election results: Hampshire". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  6. ^ "By-Election November 2000". Hampshire County Council. Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Victory for Lib-Dems". Hampshire Chronicle. 10 February 2003. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". New Forest District Council. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Lib Dems enjoy landslide". guardian.co.uk. 3 December 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  10. ^ "2011 By-Election 15/09/2011". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 16 September 2011.