Newark and Sherwood District Council in Nottinghamshire, England is elected every four years.

Political control

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

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1979
No overall control 1979 - 1991
Labour 1991 - 1999
No overall control 1999 - 2007
Conservative 2007–present

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Castle By-Election 7 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 492 46.3
Labour 378 35.6
Liberal Democrats 193 18.1
Majority 114 10.7
Turnout 1,063 23.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Southwell West By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 550 60.0 -3.4
Conservative 294 32.1 +11.4
Labour 73 8.0 -7.9
Majority 256 27.9
Turnout 917 36.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bilsthorpe By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour unopposed
Labour hold Swing
Edwinstowe By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 609 54.7
Labour 505 45.3
Majority 104 9.4
Turnout 1,114
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Bilsthorpe By-Election 23 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour unopposed
Labour hold Swing
Winthorpe By-Election 11 June 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 394 72.6 +31.7
Labour 116 21.4 -23.4
Independent Labour 33 6.1 +6.1
Majority 278 51.2
Turnout 543 29.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1999-2003

Farnsfield By-Election 14 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 672 65.1
Labour 210 20.3
Liberal Democrats 150 14.5
Majority 462 44.8
Turnout 1,032 31.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Bridge By-Election 24 January 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 599 71.2 +40.2
Labour 242 28.8 -0.8
Majority 357 42.4
Turnout 841 18.5
Independent gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007

Clipstone By-Election 11 September 2003[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Thompson 361 50.3 +16.0
Independent William Giles 272 37.9 -6.5
Conservative Carol Hewson 84 11.7 +11.7
Majority 89 12.4
Turnout 717 24.9
Labour hold Swing
Collingham and Meering By-Election 18 September 2003[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Rontree 744 67.0 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Declan Logue 213 19.2 -2.8
Labour Matt Stevenson-Dodd 154 13.9 -2.2
Majority 531 47.8
Turnout 1,111 29.7
Conservative hold Swing
Southwell East By-Election 3 March 2005[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eileen Rodgers 376 52.7 -8.7
Conservative 338 47.3 +8.7
Majority 38 5.4
Turnout 714 42.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Balderton West By-Election 14 July 2005[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Betty Brooks 271 58.7 +8.2
Labour Janet Weinbren 103 22.3 -12.0
Independent Anne Trout 88 19.0 +19.0
Majority 168 36.4
Turnout 462
Conservative hold Swing
Ollerton By-Election 19 January 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Russell Snood unopposed
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011

Edwinstowe By-Election 5 June 2008[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Shirley Moore 715 60.9 +6.8
Labour John Benson 459 39.1 +8.9
Majority 256 21.8
Turnout 1,174 28.9
Independent hold Swing
Magnus By-Election 24 July 2008[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maxwell Cope 310 49.8 -17.1
Independent Helen Gent 173 27.8 +27.8
Liberal Democrats Antony Barson 140 22.5 +22.5
Majority 137 22.0
Turnout 623 16.3
Conservative hold Swing
Clipstone By-Election 11 December 2008[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Soar 326 43.4 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Orton 216 28.8 +28.8
Independent Lynn Buttery 157 20.9 -22.3
Conservative Stefan Prest 52 6.9 -13.8
Majority 110 14.6
Turnout 751 22.9
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Beacon By-Election 17 September 2009[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Dawson 413 48.2 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Declan Logue 296 34.7 +7.8
Labour Douglas Hough 147 17.2 -7.1
Majority 117 13.5
Turnout 856 16.6
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Newark & Sherwood". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  2. ^ The District of Newark (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  3. ^ The Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire (County and District Boundaries) Order 1985
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Nottinghamshire (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Newark and Sherwood (Electoral Changes) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Newark and Sherwood (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Newark and Sherwood (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Newark & Sherwood (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Labour Win Key Election". Nottingham Evening Post. 12 September 2003.
  12. ^ "Tories Win By-Election". Nottingham Evening Post. 19 September 2003.
  13. ^ "Alarm over BNP near miss". guardian.co.uk. 4 March 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  14. ^ "Balderton West by-election result". Newark & Sherwood District Council. 22 July 2005. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  15. ^ "Edwinstowe newsletter 'not politically biased'". Hucknall Dispatch.co.uk. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Newark & Sherwood District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  17. ^ "Clipstone by-election result". Mansfield Chad. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  18. ^ "By election results". Newark & Sherwood District Council. 18 September 2009. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2009.