Malvern Hills District's councillors in Worcestershire, England are elected by the public every four years.

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1987
No overall control 1987 - 1991
Independent 1991 - 1995
No overall control 1995 - 2007
Conservative 2007 - 2019
No overall control 2019–Present

Following local Conservatives' loss of overall control in May 2019's Election:

The council is led a by a coalition of 9 (all but one) of the independents alongside 9 Liberal Democrat and 5 Green councillors, at whole-council votes on party/group-whipped matters the administration expects thus to carry 24 of the 38 votes. The rest are 13 Conservatives, the first Labour councillor since 1997 and an independent.[2]

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1997

Kempsey By-Election 12 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 634 58.1
Liberal Democrats 458 41.9
Majority 176 16.2
Turnout 1,092 34.6
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

1997-2000

Temeside By-Election 2 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 303 47.7 -16.6
Liberal Democrats 213 33.5 -2.2
Green 119 18.7 +18.7
Majority 90 14.2
Turnout 635
Independent hold Swing
Kempsey By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 726 62.8 +62.8
Liberal Democrats 430 37.2 +18.3
Majority 296 25.6
Turnout 1,156 37.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Upton on Severn By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 295 38.5 +16.6
Independent 257 33.5 +33.5
Conservative 215 28.0 -1.5
Majority 38 5.0
Turnout 767 33.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2000-2003

Tenbury Town By-Election 26 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 385 42.3
Conservative 305 33.5
Independent 137 15.0
Green 84 9.2
Majority 80 8.8
Turnout 911 38.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
West Malvern By-Election 8 February 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 363 51.1 +2.2
Conservative 347 48.9 +48.9
Majority 16 2.2
Turnout 710 26.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Trinity By-Election 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,125 57.3 +11.0
Liberal Democrats 839 42.7 -11.0
Majority 286 14.6
Turnout 1,964
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2003-2007

Alfrick & Leigh By-Election 21 October 2004[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sheila Young 405 43.2 +43.2
Conservative 396 42.2 +8.8
Green 91 9.7 +9.7
UKIP 456 4.9 -7.4
Majority 9 1.0
Turnout 938 33.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

2007-2011

Hallow By-Election 3 September 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 504 61.6 +16.5
Conservative 314 38.4 -16.5
Majority 190 23.2
Turnout 818
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2011-2015

West By-Election 5 July 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Julian Roskams 490 44.2 -4.6
Conservative Jennie Kelly 329 29.7 -11.1
Independent Sarah Rouse 130 11.7 +11.7
UKIP Mike Savage 91 8.2 -2.3
Labour Christopher Burrows 68 6.1 +6.1
Majority 161 14.5
Turnout 1,108
Green hold Swing
Chase By-Election 2 May 2013[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melanie Baker 595 33.8 -9.8
Liberal Democrats Robert Tilley 513 29.1 -12.9
UKIP Jeanette Sheen 392 22.2 +7.8
Labour Jill Smith 262 14.9 +14.9
Majority 82 4.7
Turnout 1,762
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Lindridge By-Election 22 May 2014[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Dell 437 55.0 N/A
UKIP Andrew Dolan 229 28.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Simon Gill 128 16.1 N/A
Majority 208 26.2
Turnout 794
Conservative hold Swing
Wells By-Election 7 August 2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris O'Donnell 317 37.3 -25.3
Liberal Democrats Simon Gill 227 26.7 +26.7
UKIP Richard Spencer 158 18.6 +18.6
Independent Louise Gibson 76 9.0 +9.0
Labour Christopher Burrows 71 8.4 +8.4
Majority 90 10.6
Turnout 849
Conservative hold Swing

2015-2019

Teme Valley By-Election 3 December 2015[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Caroline Palethorpe 268 63.8 -8.5
Labour Daniel Walton 96 22.9 +22.9
UKIP Andrew Dolan 56 13.3 -14.4
Majority 172 41.0
Turnout 420
Conservative hold Swing
West By-Election 4 May 2017[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Natalie McVey 549 38.6 -20.9
Conservative Henry Clarke 437 30.7 -9.8
Liberal Democrats Dee Tomlin 268 18.8 +18.8
Labour Andy Gardner 169 11.9 +11.9
Majority 112 7.9
Turnout 1,423
Green hold Swing

2019-2023

Tenbury By-Election 16 September 2021[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Lesley Bruton 481 55.9 N/A
Conservative Liam Thompson 269 31.3 N/A
Labour Jonathan Morgan 78 9.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jed Marson 32 3.7 N/A
Majority 212 24.7
Turnout 860
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Malvern Hills". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Malvern Hills District Council".
  3. ^ The District of Malvern Hills (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  4. ^ The Hereford and Worcester (Areas) Order 1985
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Malvern Hills (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Labour wins byelection in army town". guardian.co.uk. 22 October 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — West Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Chase Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Lindridge Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Wells Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Teme Valley Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — West Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Tenbury Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2022.