Map showing the composition of Havant Borough Council as of the last election in 2014. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, UK Independence Party in purple and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map showing the composition of Havant Borough Council as of the last election in 2014. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, UK Independence Party in purple and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

One third of Havant Borough Council in Hampshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 38 councillors have been elected from 14 wards.[1]

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 in control Years
No overall control 1973–1978
Conservative 1978–1990
No overall control 1990–2002
Conservative 2002–present

Council elections

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2002 election reducing the number of seats by 4, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.[3]

Year Conservative Labour UK Independence Party Liberal Democrats Independent Liberal Others
1991[6] 19 12 5 6 0 0
Borough boundary changes took place for 1992 but the number of seats remained the same[7]
1992

[8]

20 12 5 5 0 0
1994[9] 16 12 11 3 0 0
1995[10] 12 12 15 3 0 0
1996[11] 8 11 20 3 0 0
1998[12] 14 8 14 3 0 3
1999[13] 16 8 11 3 1 3
2000[14] 20 11 8 3 0 0
New ward boundaries for 2002[15]
2002[3] 23 9 6 0 0 0
2003[16] 23 8 7 0 0 0
2004[17] 27 6 5 0 0 0
2006[18] 30 4 0 4 0 0 0
2007[19] 31 4 0 3 0 0 0
2008[20] 32 3 0 3 0 0 0
2010[21] 34 1 0 3 0 0 0
2011[22] 35 1 0 2 0 0 0
2012[23] 34 3 0 1 0 0 0
2014[2] 31 4 2 1 0 0 0
2015 31 4 2 1 0 0 0
2016 31 2 4 1 0 0 0
2018 33 2 2 1 0 0 0
2019 33 2 2 1 0 0 0

Borough result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[24] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Stakes 3 July 1997 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Warren Park 25 September 1997 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Hart Plain by-election 15 February 2001 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
St Faiths by-election 7 June 2001 Conservative Conservative
Waterloo by-election 13 November 2003 Conservative Conservative
Bedhampton by-election 24 February 2005 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Battins by-election 2 November 2006 Conservative Liberal Democrats
Hart Plain by-election 30 November 2006 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Waterloo by-election 4 September 2008 Conservative Conservative
Battins by-election 15 November 2012 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Bedhampton by-election 2 May 2013 Conservative Conservative
Emsworth by-election 2 May 2013 Conservative Conservative
Waterloo by-election 24 October 2013 Conservative Conservative

References

  1. ^ "Councillor numbers could be cut to help save borough cash". The News. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
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  3. ^ a b "Havant". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Havant (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ The East Hampshire and Havant (Areas) Order 1983
  6. ^ "Council Elections: Results". Financial Times. NewsBank. 3 May 1991. p. 8.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Local election results 1992". The Times. NewsBank. 9 May 1992.
  9. ^ "Non Metropolitan Districts - Local elections". The Times. NewsBank. 7 May 1994. p. 9.
  10. ^ "The complete list of local council election results". The Independent. NewsBank. 6 May 1995.
  11. ^ "Complete list of results - Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1996. p. 8.
  12. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. NewsBank. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  13. ^ "How the nations voted - Election". The Times. NewsBank. 8 May 1999. p. 48.
  14. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  15. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Havant (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
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  17. ^ "Havant council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  18. ^ "Local elections: Havant". BBC News Online. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  19. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  21. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  22. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  23. ^ "Vote 2012". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 14 June 2014.