One third of Redditch Borough Council in Worcestershire, England is elected each year, followed by one year when there is an election to Worcestershire County Council instead.

Political control

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1983
Labour 1983 - 2002
No overall control 2002 - 2004
Labour 2004 - 2006
No overall control 2006 - 2008
Conservative 2008 - 2012
Labour 2012 - 2018
Conservative 2018–present

Council elections

By-election results

1973-1996

Town Centre By-Election 15 May 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W W Hodge 712
Conservative Mrs E Little 705
Liberal Susan Spargo 287
Majority 7
Turnout 1,704 76.4%
Labour hold Swing

1997-2007

West By-Election 13 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Karen Lumley 857 45.7
Labour Richard Timney 855 45.6
Liberal Democrats Kathleen Cummings 122 6.5
Green Dave Glover 40 2.0
Majority 2 0.1
Turnout 1,874 31.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Batchley By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Cookson 634 85.3 +2.3
Conservative Juilet Brummer 86 11.6 +1.2
Green Dave Glover 23 3.1 +3.1
Majority 548 73.7
Turnout 743 14.6
Labour hold Swing
Lodge Park By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Fry 455 60.5 -1.6
Conservative Kath Banks 219 29.1 +12.8
Liberal Democrats Nigel Hicks 70 9.3 -1.2
Green Richard Armstrong 8 1.0 +1.0
Majority 236 31.4
Turnout 752 16.5
Labour hold Swing
Greenlands By-Election 2 April 1998[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Cartwright 586 53.9 -1.2
Conservative David Chart 398 36.6 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Antony Pitt 103 9.5 -5.3
Majority 188 17.3
Turnout 1,087 16.9
Labour hold Swing
Crabbs Cross & Rural By-Election 3 April 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Field 843 55.7 +5.2
Labour Richard Timney 532 35.2 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Ashall 138 9.1 -3.2
Majority 311 20.5
Turnout 1,513 26.8
Conservative hold Swing

2008-2018

Batchley By-Election 17 July 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Quinney 630 39.0 -12.4
Labour Greg Chance 539 33.4 -4.3
BNP Maurice Field 299 18.5 +18.5
Liberal Democrats Russel Taylor 121 7.5 -3.4
Independent Orion Moon 25 1.5 +1.5
Majority 91 5.6
Turnout 1,614 27.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Central By-Election 26 March 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Greg Chance 700 51.3 +15.2
Conservative Terry Spencer 511 37.4 -9.6
Liberal Democrats Anthony Pitt 84 6.2 -3.5
Green Kevin White 36 2.6 +2.6
Independent Richard Armstrong 34 2.5 -4.7
Majority 189 13.9
Turnout 1,365 23.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Headless Cross and Oakenshaw By-Election 26 March 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gay Hopkins 764 48.2 -14.7
Labour Pattie Hill 502 31.7 +8.5
Liberal Democrats John Stanley 162 10.2 -3.7
Green Alistair Waugh 113 7.1 +7.1
Independent Isabel Armstrong 45 2.8 +2.8
Majority 262 16.5
Turnout 1,586 23.2
Conservative hold Swing
Church Hill By-Election 14 July 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nina Wood-Ford 600 43.9 +11.7
Conservative Kathy Haslam 339 24.8 +2.2
UKIP Len Harris 332 24.3 -10.5
Liberal Democrats David Gee 40 2.9 -1.2
Green Lee Bradley 34 2.5 -1.7
Independent Isabel Armstrong 13 1.0 +1.0
Independent Agnieszka Wiecek 9 0.7 -0.7
Majority 261 19.1
Turnout 1,367
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

References

  1. ^ The District of Redditch (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester and Warwickshire (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Redditch council". BBC Online. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Redditch (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Labour hold ward seat". Birmingham Mail. 4 April 1998. p. 17.
  6. ^ "Batchley by-election result". Redditch Borough Council. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2008.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Labour makes sweeping gain from Tories in Redditch council by-election". 24dash.com. 27 March 2009. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  8. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Church Hill Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2022.