Restormel was a non-metropolitan district in Cornwall, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Cornwall Council.

Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Political control of the council from 1973 until the council's abolition in 2009 was held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1987
No overall control 1987–1991
Liberal Democrats 1991–1999
No overall control 1999–2004
Liberal Democrats 2004–2007
No overall control 2007–2009

Leadership

The leaders of the council from 2005 until the council's abolition were:

Councillor Party From To
Tim Jones[2] Liberal Democrats 2005 2008
Annette Egerton Liberal Democrats 2008 2009

Council elections

By-election results

St.Blaize By-Election 20 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 682 45.5
Labour 418 27.9
Independent 350 23.3
Independent 50 3.3
Majority 264 17.6
Turnout 1,500 32.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Treverbyn By-Election 7 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 578 58.0
Labour 241 24.2
Conservative 125 12.5
Independent 52 5.2
Majority 337 33.8
Turnout 995 24.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Crinnis By-Election 19 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 799 57.8 +11.5
Liberal Democrats 323 23.4 -30.3
Labour 163 11.8 +11.8
Mebyon Kernow 61 4.4 +4.4
Majority 476 34.4
Turnout 1,346 41.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
St Blaise By-Election 18 June 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 607 66.7 +17.7
Labour 222 24.7 -26.7
Mebyon Kernow 81 8.9 +8.9
Majority 385 42.0
Turnout 918 19.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Newquay Rialton By-Election 26 November 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 813 43.1 +43.1
Conservative 578 30.6 +5.5
Liberal Democrats 496 26.3 -33.5
Majority 235 12.5
Turnout 1,887 39.3
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Trevarna By-Election 1 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 509 51.0 +19.2
Conservative 327 32.8 +0.3
Labour 107 10.7 -12.3
Mebyon Kernow 55 5.5 +5.5
Majority 182 18.2
Turnout 998 22.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Stephen in Bramell By-Election 16 August 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 412 49.3 -8.0
Liberal Democrats 267 32.0 +3.2
Mebyon Kernow 89 10.7 +10.7
Independent 67 8.0 +8.0
Majority 145 17.3
Turnout 835 17.0
Independent hold Swing
Rialton By-Election 23 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 489 36.4 +12.3
Conservative 487 36.2 +8.7
Independent 369 27.4 -21.0
Majority 2 0.2
Turnout 1,345 26.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
St Blaise By-Election 23 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 461 57.3 +3.4
Labour 172 21.4 -2.4
Independent 171 21.3 -1.0
Majority 289 35.9
Turnout 804 16.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Poltair By-Election 31 July 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bryan Rawlins 343 50.1 +15.8
Labour Andrea Lanxon 173 25.3 +4.8
Independent Thomas Northcott 169 24.7 -20.5
Majority 170 24.8
Turnout 685 22.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Edgcumbe North By-Election 16 February 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Walker 448 58.6 +14.7
Liberal Democrats Samuel Carter 317 41.4 +17.5
Majority 131 17.2
Turnout 765 23.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "St Austell and Newquay Labour Party". Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  3. ^ The Borough of Restormel (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Restormel (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.