North Devon District Council in Devon, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 43 councillors have been elected from 27 wards.

Political control

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

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1987
No overall control 1987 - 1991
Liberal Democrats 1991 - 2007
Conservative 2007 – 2011
No overall control 2011 - 2019
Liberal Democrats 2019 - present

Council elections

District result maps

By-election results

1995-1999

Yeo By-Election 10 April 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 591 73.8
Conservative 131 16.4
Labour 78 9.8
Majority 460 57.4
Turnout 800
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ilfracombe Central By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 280 32.2 -6.6
Independent 220 25.3 +2.2
Labour 189 21.7 +21.7
Conservative 180 20.7 +20.7
Majority 60 6.9
Turnout 869 32.0
Independent hold Swing

1999-2003

Yeo By-Election 13 September 2001[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Haywood 255 57.3 +1.7
Independent Alfred Dibble 123 27.6 -3.4
Conservative John Knill 67 15.1 +1.7
Majority 132 29.7
Turnout 445 18.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2003-2007

Georgeham & Mortehoe By-Election 14 July 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derrick Spear 384 43.5 -7.1
Conservative Douglas Green 378 42.8 -6.6
Green Michael Harrison 121 13.7 +13.7
Majority 6 0.7
Turnout 883 28.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Forches & Whiddon Valley By-Election 15 September 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Carter 307 62.5 +27.0
Conservative Simon Harvey 120 24.4 +4.5
Green Earl Bramley-Howard 35 7.1 +7.1
Independent Charles Piper 29 5.9 -38.7
Majority 187 38.1
Turnout 491 15.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2007-2011

Witheridge By-Election 25 October 2007[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Yabsley 448 58.5 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Kate Palmer 318 41.5 +0.2
Majority 130 17.0
Turnout 766 42.0
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

Fremington By-Election 11 August 2011[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Christopher Turner 501 46.9
Conservative John Gill 308 28.8 +16.2
Independent Anthony Wood 196 18.3
Green Neil Basil 64 6.0 +6.0
Majority 193 18.1
Turnout 1,069 30.0 -24.0
Independent hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  2. ^ The District of North Devon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  3. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of North Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The North Devon (Parish Electoral Arrangements and Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The North Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Local success cheers new Tory team". guardian.co.uk. 14 September 2001. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  8. ^ "North Devon District Council - Georgeham & Mortehoe Ward By-Election 14th July 2005". North Devon Council. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  9. ^ "North Devon District Council - Forches & Whiddon Valley Ward By-Election 15th September 2005". North Devon Council. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Witheridge Ward By-Election - 25th October 2007". North Devon Council. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  11. ^ Keeble, Andy (12 August 2011). "By-election results come in". North Devon Gazette. Retrieved 12 August 2011.