Wards of Rushmoor Borough
Wards of Rushmoor Borough

One third of Rushmoor Borough Council in Hampshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. From 1979, the council had 15 3-member wards, reduced to 14 wards in 2002 and 13 in 2012. Each ward elects 3 of the 39 councillors, one in each election year, for a term of 4 years, except in years when ward boundaries are changed when all councillors are elected for terms depending on their position in the poll.[1]

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1980
No overall control 1980–1982
Conservative 1982–1995
No overall control 1995–2000
Conservative 2000–present

Council composition

Since the current ward boundaries came in for the 2012 election, the composition of Rushmoor Borough Council has been: [3]

Election Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats UKIP Independent Vacant
2012 25 11 0 3 0 0
2014 24 12 0 3 0 0
2015 26 11 0 2 0 0
2016 26 11 0 2 0 0
2018 26 11 1 0 1 0
2019 26 11 2 0 0 0
Current[4] 26 10 1 0 0 2

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1993-1997

St Marks by-election 30 January 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 466 37.4
Conservative 373 29.9
Labour 224 18.0
Independent 112 9.0
Independent 72 5.8
Majority 93 7.5
Turnout 1,247 33.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

1997-2001

West Heath by-election 25 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 467 49.0 +0.9
Conservative 429 45.0 +5.3
Labour 58 6.1 -6.0
Majority 38 4.0
Turnout 954 24.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2005-2009

St Johns by-election 10 November 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzan Gadsby 573 49.1 +25.0
Conservative David Thomas 496 42.5 -19.2
Labour June Smith 99 8.5 -5.7
Majority 77 6.6
Turnout 1,168 26.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
North Town by-election 26 January 2006[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Rust 649 57.7 +4.1
Conservative Eric Neal 286 25.4 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Philip Thompson 189 16.8 +5.7
Majority 363 32.3
Turnout 1,124 25.5
Labour hold Swing
Grange by-election 25 July 2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hazel Manning 515 43.2 +18.7
Conservative Rosemary Possee 445 37.4 -7.5
BNP Janette Pedrick 137 11.5 -5.4
Labour Clive Grattan 94 7.9 -5.9
Majority 70 5.8
Turnout 1,191 30.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Heronwood by-election 19 July 2007[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Bridgeman 423 37.3 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Paul Lynch-Bowers 382 33.6 +7.7
Conservative Simon Poole 330 29.1 -6.0
Majority 41 3.7
Turnout 1,135 24.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2009-2013

Heron Wood by-election 10 December 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Crawford 437 41.6 +11.6
Liberal Democrats Philip Thompson 354 33.7 -8.1
Conservative Andrew Duncan 259 24.7 -3.5
Majority 83 7.9
Turnout 1,050 22.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Wellington by-election 23 September 2010[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Attika Choudhary 270 35.8 -6.8
Liberal Democrats Mitch Manning 238 31.6 -3.7
Labour Sam Wines 184 24.4 +2.3
UKIP Eddie Poole 50 6.6 +6.6
Independent Roger Watkins 12 1.6 +1.6
Majority 32 4.2
Turnout 754 13.0
Conservative hold Swing

2013-2017

2017-2020

St. Mark's by-election 12 September 2019[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Thomas Mitchell 687 54.7 +16.5
Conservative Leon Hargreaves 450 35.9 +2.2
Labour Carl Hewitt 118 9.4 -6.1
Majority 237 18.9
Turnout 1255 25%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Wards". Rushmoor Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  2. ^ "Rushmoor". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
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  4. ^ "Councillors - Rushmoor Borough Council". www.rushmoor.gov.uk. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  5. ^ The Borough of Rushmoor (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hampshire (District Boundaries) Order 1990. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hampshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Rushmoor". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Rushmoor (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Rushmoor (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Labour suffers in byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2005-11-11. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  12. ^ "Election of a borough councillor: North Town Ward" (PDF). Rushmoor Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  13. ^ "Election of a borough councillor: Grange Ward" (PDF). Rushmoor Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  14. ^ "Election of a borough councillor: Heron Wood Ward" (PDF). Rushmoor Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  15. ^ "Labour takes Aldershot council seat from Lib Dems". gethampshire. 2009-12-11. Archived from the original on 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  16. ^ "Tories retain seat at Wellington by-election". gethampshire. 2010-09-24. Archived from the original on 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  17. ^ https://www.rushmoor.gov.uk/stmarksbyelection. Missing or empty |title= (help)