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Peterborough City Council elections are generally held three years out of every four, with roughly a third of the council elected each time for a four-year term of office. Peterborough City Council is the local authority for Peterborough in the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire, England. Since 1998 the council has been a unitary authority, providing both district and county-level services. Prior to 1998 it was a lower-tier council with county-level services provided by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Political control

Political control of the unitary authority has been held by the following groups:

The City of Peterborough (6) shown within Cambridgeshire.
Election Party Seats   +/-  
1997 Labour 25
1999[1] No overall control
Lab largest single party
(25) 0
2000[2][3] No overall control
Con largest single party
(27) +3
2001[4][5] No overall control
Con largest single party
(26) −1
2002[6][7] Conservative 29 +2
2004[8][9] Conservative 33 +9
2006[10][11] Conservative 35 +3
2007[12][13] Conservative 40 +5
2008[14][15] Conservative 43 +3
2010[16][17] Conservative 39 −4
2011[18][19] Conservative 38 −1
2012[20][21] Conservative 32 −6
2014[22][23][24] No overall control
Con largest single party
(28) +2
2015 No overall control
Con largest single party
(27) −1
2016 Conservative 31 +4
2017 No overall control
Con largest single party
(30) −1
2018 Conservative 31 +1
2019 No overall control
Con largest single party
(28) −3
2020 No overall control
Con largest single party
(26) −2
2021 No overall control
Con largest single party
(29) +1
2022 No overall control
Con largest single party
(28) -1
2023 No overall control
Con largest single party
(30) +2
2024 No overall control
Lab largest single party
(19) +5

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

Unitary authority elections

City result maps

By-election results

1997-2002

North Bretton By-Election: 22 March 2001[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angus Ellis 805 53.7 −7.4
Conservative Sheila Scott 591 39.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Rohan Wilson 102 6.8 +6.8
Majority 214 14.2
Turnout 1,498 26.8
Labour hold Swing

2002-2006

Walton By-Election: 13 February 2003[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Spencer 640 52.8 +1.1
Conservative Brian Hutchinson 355 29.3 +4.5
Labour Mary Rainey 218 18.0 −5.5
Majority 285 23.5
Turnout 1,213 30.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
West Ward By-Election: 18 September 2003[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Dalton 1,405 69.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Jessica Story 393 19.4 +8.1
Labour Michael Langford 224 11.1 −5.2
Majority 1,012 50.1
Turnout 2,022 33.2
Conservative hold Swing

2006-2010

Northborough By-Election: 13 July 2006[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hiller 393 44.6 −16.5
Independent Simon Potter 388 44.0 +18.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Stead-Davis 64 7.3 +7.3
Labour Mark Duckworth 36 4.0 −9.2
Majority 5 0.6
Turnout 881 41.0
Conservative hold Swing
West Ward By-Election: 10 December 2009[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Arculus 1,252 58.4 +4.1
Labour John Knowles 341 15.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Ginny McDermid 224 10.4 +7.4
UKIP Frances Fox 177 8.3 +8.3
English Democrat Jane Cage 93 4.3 −20.1
Green Fiona Radic 58 2.7 −0.5
Majority 911 42.5
Turnout 2,145 34.0
Conservative hold Swing

2014-2018

West By-Election 29 October 2015[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lynne Ayres 1,174 46.4 +1.1
Labour Mohammed Sabir 742 29.4 -2.3
UKIP John Myles 415 16.4 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Pollack 103 4.1 +4.1
Green Alex Airey 94 3.7 -4.5
Majority 432 17.1
Turnout 2,528
Conservative hold Swing
East By-Election 8 June 2017[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Mahabadi 1900 51.3 +17.3
Conservative Jay Beecher 1111 30.0 -10.0
UKIP Graham Whitehead 358 9.7 −8.9
Liberal Democrats Jelana Stevic 332 9.0 +9.0
Majority 781 21.3 N/A
Turnout 3701 52.8 +17.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 13.7
Park By-Election 17 August 2017[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shahzad Nawaz 1713 49.6 +9.8
Conservative Arfan Khan 1111 39.8 +2.2
UKIP Graham Whitehead 176 5.1 −4.0
Liberal Democrats Ian Hardman 109 3.2 -1.1
Green Carolyn English 83 2.4 −6.9
Majority 602 9.8 N/A
Turnout 3456 49.9 -4.4
Labour hold Swing N/A
Eye, Thorney and Newborough By-Election 7 September 2017[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Simons 1018 52.3 +17.4
Labour Christian DeFeo 555 28.5 +15.2
UKIP Mary Herdman 279 14.3 −7.5
Green Michael Alexander 61 3.4 −6.4
Liberal Democrats Callum Robertson 35 1.8 +1.8
Majority 463 23.8 N/A
Turnout 1949 27.3 −11.8
Conservative hold Swing N/A

2018-2022

Orton Longueville By-Election 2 August 2018[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gavin Elsey 713 36.5 -1.4
Labour Heather Skibsted 657 33.7 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Daniel Gibbs 237 12.1 +4.6
Green Alexander Airey 201 10.3 −2.7
UKIP Graham Whitehead 143 7.3 −7.0
Majority 56 2.8 N/A
Turnout 1951 25.9 −13.0
Conservative hold Swing N/A

References

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  3. ^ Vote 2000 BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2008
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  8. ^ Local Election Results 2004 Archived 21 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine Peterborough City Council. Retrieved 4 May 2007
  9. ^ Vote 2004 BBC News, 12 June 2004
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  20. ^ Declaration of Result of Poll Archived 17 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine Peterborough City Council, 11 May 2012
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  22. ^ Declaration of Result of Poll Archived 18 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine Peterborough City Council, 23 May 2014
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  28. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Peterborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  29. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Peterborough (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
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  31. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Peterborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 20 April 2016.
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