Mansfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2011, 36 councillors have been elected from 36 wards.[1] Since 2002 Mansfield has also had a directly elected mayor.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control has been held by the Labour Party and the Mansfield Independent Forum.[2]

Party in Majority Executive Mayor Party Years
Labour n/a 1973–2003
Mansfield Independent Mansfield Independent 2003–2011
Labour Mansfield Independent 2011–2015
Mansfield Independent Mansfield Independent 2015–2019
No overall control Labour 2019–present

Elected mayor

In May 2002 Mansfield voted to introduce a directly elected mayor in a referendum. The vote saw a turnout of 21%, with slightly less than 55% voted in favour.[3] Since the first election in October 2002 independent Tony Egginton has been the mayor.[4]

Council elections

By-election results

1999–2003

Birklands By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,382 81.3
Conservative 546 18.7
Majority 1,836 62.6
Turnout 2,928
Labour hold Swing
Oakham By-Election 18 July 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 371 60.1 +1.7
Labour 153 24.8 -16.8
Liberal Democrats 93 15.1 +15.1
Majority 218 35.3
Turnout 617 10.9
Conservative hold Swing
Oak Tree By-Election 12 December 2002[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 290 47.4 -17.3
Independent 218 35.6 +35.6
Conservative 66 10.8 -24.5
Green 38 6.2 +6.2
Majority 72 11.8
Turnout 612 13.6
Labour hold Swing

2003–2007

Eakring By-Election 15 September 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Salmon 338 44.6 +7.6
Independent Diane Etches 236 31.2 -3.2
Conservative Nicholas Ward 92 12.2 -5.4
Green Michael Bull 91 12.0 -9.0
Majority 102 13.4
Turnout 757 14.8
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Forest Town West By-Election 30 March 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Beastall 365 37.7 +7.8
Liberal Democrats Richard Hallam 197 20.4 +20.4
Green Jonathan Frost 187 19.3 -2.3
Conservative Nicholas Ward 175 18.1 -1.9
Independent Andrew Jones 43 4.4 -24.2
Majority 168 17.3
Turnout 967 17.7
Labour hold Swing

2007–2011

Lindhurst By-Election 27 September 2007[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Smart 339 35.6 +13.8
Mansfield Independent Forum Christopher Wright 302 31.7 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Marc Hollingworth 215 22.6 +22.6
Conservative Brian Marshall 61 6.4 -8.4
Green Michael Knight 35 3.7 -3.8
Majority 37 3.9
Turnout 952 27.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Portland By-Election 25 February 2010[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Lohan 407 45.8 +2.2
Mansfield Independent Forum Deidre Appleby 263 29.6 -26.9
Conservative Fraser McFarland 116 13.0 +13.0
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Spencer 66 7.4 +7.4
UKIP Philip Smith 37 4.2 +4.2
Majority 144 16.2
Turnout 889 24.2
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Sherwood By-Election 25 February 2010[14][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julia Yemm 406 46.4 +8.3
Mansfield Independent Forum Eric Milnes 171 19.5 -42.4
Conservative Brian Hyatt 156 17.8 +17.8
UKIP Andrew Hamilton 93 10.6 +10.6
Liberal Democrats Anna Ellis 49 5.6 +5.6
Majority 235 26.9
Turnout 875 24.8
Labour gain from Independent Swing

2016

Yeoman Hill By-Election 8 September 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Coxhead 278 45.7 -4.5
Mansfield Independent Neil Williams 148 24.3 -25.5
UKIP David Hamilton 105 17.3 +17.3
Conservative Daniel Redfern 41 6.7 +6.7
Independent Phil Shields 36 5.9 +5.9
Majority 130 21.3
Turnout 608 23.5%
Labour hold Swing
Warsop Carrs By-Election 24 November 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Burgin 285 47.9 -25.3
Independent Debra Barlow 211 35.5 -35.5
UKIP Raymond Forster 74 12.4 +12.4
Conservative Daniel Redfern 25 4.2 +4.2
Majority 74 12.4
Turnout 595 22.2% -36.1
Labour hold Swing

References

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  5. ^ The District of Mansfield (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
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  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The District of Mansfield (Electoral Changes) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
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