High Peak Borough Council elections are held every four years. High Peak Borough Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of High Peak in Derbyshire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 43 councillors have been elected from 28 wards.[1]

Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1979
No overall control 1979–1995
Labour 1995–2003
No overall control 2003–2007
Conservative 2007–2011
No overall control 2011–2015
Conservative 2015–2019
Labour 2019–2022
No overall control 2022–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2003 have been:[4]

Councillor Party From To
David Lomax Liberal Democrats 2003 2007
John Faulkner Conservative 2007 2008
Tony Ashton Conservative 2008 May 2011
Caitlin Bisknell[5] Labour May 2011 10 May 2015
Tony Ashton Conservative 19 May 2015 15 May 2019
Anthony McKeown Labour 15 May 2019

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Barmoor By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 220 53.5
Labour 191 46.5
Majority 29 7.0
Turnout 411 38.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
New Mills South By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,038 44.1 -11.5
Liberal Democrats 787 33.4 -3.3
Conservative 528 22.4 +14.7
Majority 251 10.7
Turnout 2,353
Labour hold Swing
Blackbrook By-Election 23 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 578 50.8 -1.8
Conservative 405 35.6 +9.6
Labour 155 13.6 -7.8
Majority 178 15.2
Turnout 1,138 38.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Johns By-Election 2 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Worrall 414 48.7 +9.6
Liberal Democrats 329 38.7 +11.3
Labour 107 12.6 -20.6
Majority 85 10.0
Turnout 850 42.4
Conservative hold Swing

1999-2003

St. James By-Election 30 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 414 41.0 -3.7
Conservative George Wharmby 383 38.5 +5.7
Liberal Democrats 197 19.8 -2.0
Majority 31 2.5
Turnout 994 22.7
Labour hold Swing

2003-2007

Sett By-Election 23 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Ashton 201 34.8 -20.1
Liberal Democrats Trevor Jefcoate 193 33.4 +33.4
Labour Alan Barrow 183 31.7 +2.3
Majority 8 1.4
Turnout 577 35.0
Conservative hold Swing
Howard Town By-Election 16 September 2004[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Wilkinson 270 36.7 +2.6
Conservative George David Wharmby 167 22.7 +0.7
Respect Shaw 107 14.6 +14.6
Glossop Independent Party Amanda Jane Whitehead 103 14.0 -18.7
Liberal Democrats Peter John Michael William Beard 88 12.0 +12.0
Majority 103 14.0
Turnout 735 22.8
Labour hold Swing
Simmondley By-Election 16 September 2004[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Goinden (George) Kuppan 382 40.2 -0.6
Conservative Andrew Richardson 244 25.7 -1.3
Labour Barbara Anne Hastings-Asatourian 196 20.6 -11.6
Glossop Independent Party Neil Johnstone 96 10.1 +10.1
Respect Aldridge 32 3.4 +3.4
Majority 138 14.5
Turnout 950 26.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
New Mills West By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steven Sharpe 925 41.7
Labour Lancelot Edgar Dowson 784 35.4
Conservative Christopher John Saunders 508 22.9
Majority 141 6.3
Turnout 2,217 68.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Dinting By-Election 15 September 2005[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Wharmby 322 58.5 +3.7
Labour Stephen Eichhorn 128 23.3 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Marc Godwin 100 18.2 +0.3
Majority 194 35.2
Turnout 550 37.2
Conservative hold Swing
Whitfield By-Election 15 September 2005[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eleanor Wilcox 212 52.7 +12.0
Liberal Democrats Linda Walker 135 33.6 +33.6
Conservative Matthew James Andrew Crompton 55 13.7 +13.7
Majority 77 19.1
Turnout 402 24.9
Labour gain from Independent Swing

2007-2011

Tintwistle By-Election 22 October 2009[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Clarke 339 69.2 +14.3
Labour Joyce Brocklehurst 111 22.7 -22.5
Liberal Democrats Maureen Hargreaves 40 8.2 +8.2
Majority 228 46.5
Turnout 490 28.8
Conservative hold Swing
Blackbrook By-Election 26 November 2009[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Edith Longden 689 56.9 +16.5
Conservative Geoffrey Colston 470 38.8 -20.8
Labour Fiona Sloman 52 4.3 +4.3
Majority 219 18.1
Turnout 1,211 35.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
New Mills West By-Election 06 May 2010[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Maria Carter 819 33.8
Conservative Jacqui Gadd 647 26.7
Labour Alan Barrow 504 20.8
Independent Lance Dowson 235 9.7
Green Hazel May Body 218 9.0
Majority 172 7.1
Turnout 2,423 71.31 +27.87
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2011-2015

Buxton Central By-Election 29 March 2012[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Marion Todd 416 44.88 -0.22
Conservative Robert George Morris 396 42.71 +6.70
Liberal Democrats Derek John Webb 70 7.55 -4.40
Independent Louise Maria Glasscoe 42 4.53 +4.53
Majority 20 2.16
Turnout 927 26.74 -9.44
Labour hold Swing -3.46

2015-2019

Limestone Peak By-Election 09 November 2017[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Nigel Roberts 261 53.59 +3.76
Labour Jim Lambert 133 27.31 +0.79
Liberal Democrats Alistair MacPhail Forbes 58 11.91 +11.91
Green Peter Colin Crook 34 6.98 +6.98
Majority 128 26.28 +4.53
Turnout 487 29.05 -37.89
Conservative hold Swing +1.49

2019-2023

Cote Heath By-Election 7 April 2022[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kev Kirkham 585 55.5 +5.4
Labour Alan Smith 413 39.2 -10.7
Green Peter Crook 56 5.3 +5.3
Majority 172 16.3
Turnout 1,054
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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