Rutland is a unitary authority and ceremonial county in England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district in Leicestershire.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Independent 1973-1987
No overall control 1987-1995
Independent 1995-1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Independent 1996-1998
No overall control 1998-2003
Conservative 2003–2021
No overall control 2021–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

Unitary authority elections

By-election results

1996–1999

Oakham East By-Election 5 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peris Steen 477 50.0 +41.9
Independent Richard Gale 301 31.6 -44.0
Labour David Neild 176 18.4 +2.4
Majority 176 18.4
Turnout 954
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Barrowden By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ruth Archer 207 43.4
Independent Mike Fisher 100 21.0
Conservative Kenneth Bool 94 19.7
Independent Trevor Ellis 76 15.9
Majority 107 22.4
Turnout 477 43.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Empingham By-Election 14 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green_Party_of_England_and_Wales Eileen Ray 188 58.4 +41.2
Liberal Democrats Dennis Jeffery 134 41.6 +41.6
Majority 54 16.8
Turnout 322 35.4
Green_Party_of_England_and_Wales gain from Independent Swing

1999–2003

Oakham East By-Election 22 March 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 383 34.4 +3.3
Conservative 369 33.1 +33.1
Liberal Democrats 243 21.8 +6.5
Labour 119 10.7 -1.5
Majority 14 1.3
Turnout 1,114 31.1
Casterton By-Election 25 April 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Miles Williamson-Noble unopposed
Uppingham By-Election 25 April 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Colin Forsyth 218 42.9 +42.9
Independent Peter David Ind 175 34.4 +34.4
Labour Carol Shelvey 115 22.6 -22.5
Majority 43 8.5
Turnout 508 19.0
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Whissendine By-Election 11 July 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Baker 234 37.4 +37.4
Labour Linda Arnold 143 22.8 +22.8
Independent Kate Tudno-Jones 123 19.6 -34.7
Independent Brian Montgomery 111 17.7 +17.7
Independent Peter Saunders 15 2.4 +2.4
Majority 91 14.6
Turnout 626 42.4

2003–2007

Cottesmore By-Election 3 July 2003[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Jan Rodger 403 74.1
Independent M. Edward Baines 141 25.9
Majority 262 48.2
Turnout 544 25.6
Oakham South East By-Election 23 December 2004[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Graves 339 64.4
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Smith 187 35.6
Majority 152 28.8
Turnout 526 27.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ryhall & Casterton By-Election 24 November 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charlotte Jones unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011

Whissendine By-Election 6 November 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Brian Montgomery 154 41.3 +41.3
Conservative Jane Reynolds 148 39.7 -60.3
Liberal Democrats Roy Robinson 71 19.0 +19.0
Majority 6 1.6
Turnout 373 35.2
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Cottesmore By-Election 21 May 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susie Iannantuoni 389 68.1 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Joanna Burrows 182 31.9 +31.9
Majority 207 36.2
Turnout 571 26.4
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

Ketton by election 27 June 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Conde (E) 330 44.4 +44.4
Independent Andrew McGilvray 260 35.0 +35.0
UKIP Liam Powell 130 17.5 +17.5
Independent Martin Brookes 24 3.2 +3.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Oakham South West 16 October 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard William Clifton (E) 240 52.2
Independent Benjamin G. F. Callaghan 177 38.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Lawrence Swift 43 9.3
Majority 63
Turnout 24.82%
Conservative hold Swing
Whissendine 16 October 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Samuel Michael Asplin (E) 192 51.8
Conservative Jonathan Ralph Baker 179 48.2
Majority 13
Turnout 34.67%
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

2015-2019

2019-2023

Oakham South: 19 August 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Browne 886 67.8 +9.8
Conservative Edward Burton 420 32.2 -9.8
Majority 466 35.6
Turnout 1,306
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase9.8
Oakham North West: 4 November 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leah Toseland 293 62.6 N/A
Conservative Daniel Bottomley 175 37.4 N/A
Majority 118 25.2
Turnout 471
Labour gain from Independent Swing N/A

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Rutland (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Rutland". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Rutland (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Tory triumphs in Rutland election". Leicester Mercury. 13 July 2002.
  7. ^ "Cottesmore by-election results". Rutland on Line. 11 July 2003. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  8. ^ "Tories hold smallest county council". guardian.co.uk. 24 December 2004. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  9. ^ "Ryhall & Casterton By Election Deadline Passes". Rutland County Council. 28 October 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  10. ^ "Whissendine Election Result". Rutland County Council. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  11. ^ "Cottesmore Ward" (PDF). Rutland County Council. Retrieved 15 August 2009.