Mansfield District Council elections are held every four years. Mansfield District Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England. Since 2002 Mansfield has also had a directly elected mayor. Since the last boundary changes in 2011, 36 councillors have been elected from 36 wards.[1] New ward boundaries are due to come into force for the 2023 election.[2]

Political control

From 1891 until 1974 Mansfield was a municipal borough.[3] Under the Local Government Act 1972 Mansfield became a non-metropolitan district and had its territory enlarged to also include Mansfield Woodhouse and Warsop. The first election to the reconstituted 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:[4][5]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–2003
Mansfield Independent 2003–2011
Labour 2011–2015
Mansfield Independent 2015–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Leadership

Main article: Mayor of Mansfield

Prior to 2002, political leadership was provided by the leader of the council. In 2002 the council changed to having a directly elected mayor. The mayors since 2002 have been:[6]

Mayor Party From To
Tony Egginton Independent 21 Oct 2002 15 Jul 2005
Mansfield Independent 15 Jul 2005 10 May 2015
Kate Allsop Mansfield Independent 11 May 2015 5 May 2019
Andy Abrahams Labour 6 May 2019

Council elections

Mayoral 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[11]
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[12]
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[13]
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[14]
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[15][16]
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[15][17]
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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