Since 1979 one third of Ipswich Borough Council is elected each year, followed by one year without election.

Political control

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1979
Labour 1979 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections

Result maps

Election apportionment diagrams

By-election results

St Margarets By-Election 18 March 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 883 43.2 +2.9
Liberal Democrats 764 37.4 +1.6
Labour 397 19.4 -4.6
Majority 119 5.8
Turnout 2,044 33.2
Conservative hold Swing
Town By-Election 20 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 629 53.4 +0.1
Conservative 411 34.9 +3.6
Liberal Democrats 137 11.6 -3.8
Majority 218 18.5
Turnout 1,177 19.1
Labour hold Swing
Sprites By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,800 59.5 +10.8
Conservative 839 27.7 -13.0
Liberal Democrats 386 12.8 +2.2
Majority 961 31.8
Turnout 3,025
Labour hold Swing
Castle Hill By-Election 19 July 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Vickery 1,028 60.6 +11.8
Labour John Harris 385 22.7 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Nigel Cheeseman 284 16.7 -6.0
Majority 643 37.9
Turnout 1,697 28.7
Conservative hold Swing
Castle Hill By-Election 24 July 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Young 843 64.3 +3.3
Labour John Harris 282 21.5 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Nigel Cheeseman 186 14.2 -0.4
Majority 561 42.8
Turnout 1,311 22.3
Conservative hold Swing
St Margaret's By-Election 10 November 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Cathy French 942 41.8 +6.7
Conservative Stephen Ion 871 38.7 +1.7
Labour Glen Chisholm 439 19.5 -1.8
Majority 71 3.1
Turnout 2,252 35.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 2.5

References

  1. ^ The Borough of Ipswich (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  2. ^ The Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal (District Boundaries) Order 1985
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Ipswich (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Castle Hill by-election result". Ipswich borough council. Retrieved 30 July 2008.