Map of the electoral wards of Hart from the 2014 election
Map of the electoral wards of Hart from the 2014 election

One third of Hart District Council in Hampshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2014, 33 councillors have been elected from 11 wards.[1][2]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3][4]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1979
Conservative 1979 - 1983
No overall control 1983 - 2000
Conservative 2000 - 2005
No overall control 2005 - 2010
Conservative 2010 - 2012
No overall control 2012–present

Council elections

District results map

By-election results

1997-2001

Fleet Pondtail By-Election 12 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 773 48.1 +32.6
Independent 691 43.0 -25.7
Liberal Democrats 144 9.0 -2.0
Majority 82 5.1
Turnout 1,608
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Blackwater and Hawley By-Election 25 November 1999[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Stokes 472 58.7 +4.8
Conservative Richard Hunt 332 41.3 -4.8
Majority 140 17.4
Turnout 804 19.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2001-2005

Fleet Pondtail By-Election 11 December 2003[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sue Fisher 605 57.2 +22.9
Conservative Lucy Ellis 341 32.3 -15.6
Independent Stephen Cantle 93 8.8 +8.8
Green Lars Mosesson 18 1.7 +1.7
Majority 264 25.0
Turnout 1,057 28.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

2005-2009

Church Crookham West By-Election 5 May 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Campaign (Hart) Simon Ambler 1,698 69.1 -13.8
Conservative Deborah Moss 760 30.9 +13.8
Majority 938 38.2
Turnout 2,458 66.3
Community Campaign Hart hold Swing
Hartley Wintney By-Election 5 May 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sara-Lea Kinnell 1,358 56.1 -19.6
Liberal Democrats Peter White 1,061 43.9 +19.6
Majority 297 12.3
Turnout 2,419 65.3
Conservative hold Swing
Odiham By-Election 5 May 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Crookes 1,530 62.9 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher Griffin 901 37.1 +12.9
Majority 629 25.9
Turnout 2,431 70.8
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013

Eversley By-Election 4 June 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Maughan 488 55.7
Independent Philip Todd 362 41.3
BNP Geoffrey Crompton 26 3.0
Majority 126 14.4
Turnout 876 44.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "The Hart (Electoral Changes) Order 2012". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  2. ^ "How to become a District Councillor". Hart District Council. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Hart". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Councillor admits fiddling his council tax". gethampshire. 19 May 2005. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Hart (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hampshire (District Boundaries) Order 1990. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hampshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Hart". BBC News Online. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Hart (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hart (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Hart District By-Election". Hart District Council. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  13. ^ "Tories ousted in by-election". getsurrey. 16 December 2003. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  14. ^ a b c "General, County and District By-Elections". Hart District Council. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  15. ^ "Tories increase their hold on Hampshire". gethampshire. 5 June 2009. Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2010.