Map showing the composition of North Dorset District Council as of the last election in 2015. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in grey.
Map showing the composition of North Dorset District Council as of the last election in 2015. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in grey.

North Dorset District Council in Dorset, England existed from 1973 to 2019, when it was abolished and subsumed into Dorset Council.

Political control

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1995
Liberal Democrats 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–2007
Conservative 2007–2019

Council elections

District result maps

By-election results

Blandford West By-Election 9 January 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 413 45.6
Conservative 316 34.9
Labour 176 19.4
Majority 97 10.7
Turnout 905 23.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Riverside By-Election 26 November 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 231 62.4 +22.2
Labour 139 37.6 +18.0
Majority 92 34.8
Turnout 370 28.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gillingham Town By-Election 4 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 243 58.0 +22.3
Conservative 119 28.4 -5.3
Independent 57 13.6 -17.1
Majority 124 29.6
Turnout 419 29.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Wyke By-Election 4 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen James 434 46.8 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Ann Beckley 374 40.3 +19.3
Independent Su Hunt 119 12.8 -14.7
Majority 60 6.5
Turnout 927 34.3
Conservative hold Swing
Hill Forts By-Election 10 June 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,149 58.1 +18.9
Conservative 775 39.2 -12.6
Labour 52 2.6 +2.6
Majority 374 18.9
Turnout 1,976 62.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Lodbourne By-Election 7 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 308 57.6 +57.6
Independent 131 24.5 +24.5
Independent 96 17.9 +17.9
Majority 177 33.1
Turnout 535 35.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lydden Vale By-Election 6 July 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Fox 429 57.0 +47.4
Conservative Ian Johns 324 43.0 +28.5
Majority 105 14.0
Turnout 753 50.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Blanford Hilltop By-Election 5 May 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Traci Handford 176 32.5 -14.8
Liberal Democrats Hugo Mieville 170 31.4 n/a
Labour Haydn White 100 18.5 +8.1
UKIP William Woodhouse 96 17.7 -3.2
Majority 6 1.1
Turnout 34.5
Conservative hold Swing
Hill Forts By-Election 5 May 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Piers Brown 946 48.4 +4.3
UKIP John England 417 21.3 +0.7
Liberal Democrats David Tibbles 318 16.3 n/a
Labour Keith Yarwood 273 14.0 -0.2
Majority 529 27.1
Turnout 39.6
Conservative hold Swing
Blandford Central By-Election 27 July 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Noc Lacey-Clarke 310 36.6 +16.6
Labour Haydn White 307 36.3 +25.1
Liberal Democrats Hugo Mieville 229 27.1 +0.1
Majority 3 0.3
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ The District of North Dorset (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Dorset (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of North Dorset (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The North Dorset (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.