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Salisbury District Council was the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of Salisbury, created in 1974 in Wiltshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Wiltshire Council.

Political control

From the first election to the council in 1973 until its abolition in 2009, political control of the council was held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1987
Conservative 1987–1995
Liberal Democrats 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–2003
Conservative 2003–2007
No overall control 2007–2009


See also: List of mayors of Salisbury

The role of mayor was largely ceremonial at Salisbury District Council. Political leadership was instead provided by the leader of the council. The leaders from 2003 until the council's abolition in 2009 were:[2]

Councillor Party From To
Kevin Wren Conservative 20 Feb 2006
Richard Britton Conservative 20 Feb 2006 21 May 2007
Paul Sample Liberal Democrats 21 May 2007 31 Mar 2009

Council elections

District result maps

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By-election results

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  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Council minutes". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  3. ^ – The District of Salisbury (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ – The Berkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ – The Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ – The District of Salisbury (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.