Mid Devon District Council in Devon, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 42 councillors have been elected from 24 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. Political control of the council since 1973 has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1995
Liberal Democrats 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2013 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
Peter Hare-Scott Conservative pre-2013 29 Oct 2014
Clive Eginton Conservative 29 Oct 2014 22 May 2019
Bob Deed Independent 22 May 2019

Council elections

By-election results

1995–1999

Canonsley By-Election 11 July 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 249 37.5
Independent 182 27.4
Independent 132 20.0
Labour 100 15.1
Majority 67 10.1
Turnout 663
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Shuttern By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 351 48.5 +3.3
Conservative 343 47.4 +47.4
Independent 29 4.0 +4.0
Majority 8 1.1
Turnout 723
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bradninch By-Election 22 January 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 400 55.2 -10.2
Conservative 306 42.2 +20.3
Labour 19 2.6 -10.2
Majority 94 13.0
Turnout 725 52.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

1999–2003

Castle Tiverton By-Election 26 July 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 471 48.5 +48.5
Liberal Democrats 376 38.7 -40.4
Labour 124 12.8 -8.1
Majority 95 9.8
Turnout 971 33.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2003–2007

Cullompton South By-Election 1 July 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive Francis 255 38.8 +38.8
Liberal Democrats Kevin Wilson 219 33.3 -5.2
Independent Raymond Weinstein 101 15.4
Independent Christopher Sanderson 82 12.5
Majority 36 5.5
Turnout 657 24.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Yeo By-Election 22 June 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Maximilian Cook 565 59.7 -4.1
Conservative Peter Hare-Scott 382 40.3 +4.1
Majority 183 19.4
Turnout 947 38.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2007–2011

Lower Culm By-Election 21 June 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 422 43.7 +43.7
Liberal Democrats 287 29.7 +8.0
Independent 181 18.8 -35.4
UKIP 75 7.8 +7.8
Majority 135 14.0
Turnout 965 22.1
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Yeo By-Election 25 February 2010[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Coren 714 59.4 +26.4
Liberal Democrats Peter Heal 489 40.6 -26.4
Majority 225 18.8
Turnout 1,203 45.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Democracy and Councillors". Mid Devon District Council. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Mid Devon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Council minutes". Mid Devon District Council. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  4. ^ The District of Tiverton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  5. ^ The Mid Devon, South Hams and Teignbridge (Areas) Order 1985
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Mid Devon, Torridge and West Devon (District Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Mid Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Tories gain in first poll since June 10". guardian.co.uk. 2 July 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  10. ^ "Labour regains control of Plymouth city council". guardian.co.uk. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  11. ^ "Lib Dems and Tories gain as Labour vote slips". The Independent. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010.