Scarborough Borough Council in North Yorkshire, England is elected once every four years.

Political control

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1983
No overall control 1983–2003
Conservative 2003–2007
No overall control 2007–2015
Conservative 2015–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Leadership

Political leadership is provided by the leader of the council, with the role of mayor being largely ceremonial in Scarborough. The leaders of the council since 1979 have been:[2][3]

Councillor Party From To
David Jenkinson Conservative 1979 21 Nov 1986
Ernest Pilgrim Conservative 5 Jan 1987 12 May 1988
Bob Bedford Conservative 12 May 1988 5 May 1991
Ian Stubbs Labour 23 May 1991 14 May 1992
Mavis Don[4] Labour 14 May 1992 9 May 1999
Eileen Bosomworth[5][6] Conservative 27 May 1999 4 Sep 2006
Tom Fox Conservative 4 Sep 2006 12 May 2015
Derek Bastiman Conservative 12 May 2015 7 May 2019
Steve Siddons Labour 7 May 2019

Council elections

By-election results

1999-2003

Streonshalh By-Election 4 May 2000 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 685
Independent 502
Labour 445
Labour 362
Conservative 300
Conservative 275
Independent 272
Independent 180
Turnout 3,021 33.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Scarborough Central By-Election 23 November 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 415 49.5 +9.7
Independent 227 26.9 +6.7
Liberal Democrats 150 17.8 -3.0
Conservative 51 6.0 -13.5
Majority 188 22.6
Turnout 843 21.0
Labour hold Swing
Mayfield By-Election 19 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andy Lowe 500 35.9 +0.3
Labour Carol Slater 483 34.7 +6.3
Liberal Democrats Chris Gledhill 346 24.8 +24.8
Independent Ian Waller 64 4.6 -31.3
Majority 17 1.2
Turnout 1,393 23.6
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Ayton By-Election 31 January 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bull 417 48.6 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Peacock 242 28.2 -7.8
Independent Patricia Colling 144 16.8 +16.8
Labour Paul Murphy 55 6.4 -4.8
Majority 175 20.4
Turnout 858 41.7
Conservative hold Swing

2003-2007

Woodlands By-Election 18 March 2004[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Philip McDonald 274 38.6 -8.2
Labour Angela Andrew 198 27.9 -3.5
Conservative Mark Gay 138 19.5 -2.3
Green Dilys Cluer 69 9.7 +9.7
Socialist Alliance Rachel Boyes 30 4.2 +4.2
Majority 76 10.7
Turnout 709 22.9
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Stepney By-Election 5 May 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Stubbs 750 36.1 +6.6
Conservative Keith Burnett 546 26.3 -5.0
Green Jonathan Dixon 425 20.5 +5.5
Independent Frank Wright 242 11.6 -12.6
Independent Neil Buglass 115 5.5 +5.5
Majority 204 9.8
Turnout 2,078
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Ramshill By-Election 11 May 2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eileen Vickers 258 34.5 -13.6
Independent Amanda Robinson 244 32.7 +32.7
Labour Andrew Sharp 174 23.3 -28.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Heslop-Mullens 71 9.5 +9.5
Majority 14 1.8
Turnout 747 26.3
Conservative hold Swing
Stepney By-Election 11 May 2006[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jonathan Dixon 341 27.6 +12.2
Conservative Heather Phillips 253 20.5 -10.7
Liberal Democrats Margaret Pitts 209 16.9 +16.9
Labour Patricia Marsburg 181 14.7 -14.6
BNP Patricia Scott 154 12.5 +12.5
Independent Neil Buglass 96 7.8 -16.3
Majority 88 7.1
Turnout 1,234 32.3
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Filey By-Election 27 July 2006[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Cullern 322 22.8 -12.6
Independent Michael Cockerill 312 22.1 -23.4
Independent Samuel Cross 282 20.0 +20.0
BNP Patricia Scott 181 12.8 +12.8
Independent Gordon Johnson 127 9.0 +9.0
Labour Elizabeth Carrington 126 8.9 -10.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Heslop-Mullens 62 4.4 +4.4
Majority 10 0.7
Turnout 1,412 26.5
Conservative hold Swing
Hertford By-Election 30 November 2006[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Chambers 736 73.4 +18.3
BNP Patricia Scott 267 26.6 +26.6
Majority 469 46.8
Turnout 1,003 25.1
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011

Hertford By-Election 13 August 2009[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Nick Harvey 894 66.5 +41.7
Conservative Chris Hodgson 356 26.5 -9.3
Independent Gordon Johnson 94 7.0 +7.0
Majority 538 40.0
Turnout 1,344 32.7
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Streonshalh By-Election 13 August 2009[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sandra Turner 246 45.3 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Graham Peirson 95 17.5 -29.6
Conservative Barry Gregson 80 14.7 -4.9
Labour John Chilton 74 13.6 +13.6
Independent John Dickinson 48 8.8 +8.8
Majority 151 27.8
Turnout 543 14.8
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Mayfield By-Election 11 February 2010[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven Leadley 436 38.5
Independent Derek Robinson 282 24.9
Labour Janet Peake 238 21.0
Independent Bill Miller 112 9.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher Cawood 65 5.7
Majority 154 13.6
Turnout 1,133 30.0
Conservative hold Swing
Eastfield By-Election 24 September 2010[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Johan Zegstroo 182 31
Labour John Warburton 159 27
Independent Nick Butterworth 110 19
Conservative Martin Morris 100 17
BNP Trisha Scott 27 5
Green Mick Cutler 13 2
Majority 23 3.9
Turnout 591
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2011-2015

Hertford By-Election 15 March 2012[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff 663 60.5 +22.6
Labour Vanda Inman 208 19.0 +6.9
UKIP Michael James 126 11.5 +11.5
Liberal Democrats Bob Jackman 99 9.0 +9.0
Majority 455 41.5
Turnout 1,096
Conservative gain from Green Swing
Esk Valley By-Election 20 September 2012[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Guy Coulson 606 67.6 +7.8
Independent Mike Ward 151 16.8 +16.8
Labour Simon Parkes 87 9.7 -9.5
UKIP Michael James 35 3.9 +3.9
English Democrat Ed Scott 18 2.0 +2.0
Majority 455 50.7
Turnout 897
Conservative hold Swing
Esk Valley By-Election 2 May 2013[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mike Ward 698 67.1 +67.1
Labour Simon Parkes 178 17.1 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Bob Jackman 164 15.8 +15.8
Majority 520 50.0
Turnout 1,040
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Streonshalh By-Election 2 May 2013[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Davy 229 29.7 -4.0
Independent Derek Robinson 209 27.1 +27.1
UKIP John Thistle 209 27.1 +27.1
Conservative Janet MacDonald 125 16.2 -27.8
Majority 20 2.6
Turnout 772
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Newby By-Election 22 August 2013[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Backhouse 380 35.2 +8.5
UKIP Andy Smith 285 26.4 +26.4
Labour Carl Maw 197 18.2 -1.0
Independent Bonnie Purchon 143 13.2 +13.2
Green Helen Kindness 76 7.0 -5.2
Majority 95 8.8
Turnout 1,081
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Ramshill By-Election 22 August 2013[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Siddons 190 32.5 +15.3
UKIP Michael James 149 25.5 +25.5
Conservative Peter Southward 122 20.9 -2.3
Green Mark Vesey 67 11.5 -3.9
Liberal Democrats Lana Rodgers 56 9.6 -7.6
Majority 41 7.0
Turnout 584
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Eastfield By-Election 21 November 2013[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Randerson 310 48.8 +19.8
UKIP Jonathan Dodds 175 27.6 +27.6
Independent Carole Gerarda 97 15.3 +3.9
Conservative William Barnes 32 5.0 -4.7
Green Annette Hudspeth 11 1.7 +1.7
Independent Dawn Maxwell 10 1.6 +1.6
Majority 135 21.3
Turnout 635
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Derwent Valley By-Election 22 May 2014[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Phillips 632 42.1 -4.5
UKIP Michael James 383 25.5 +25.5
Labour Marcus Missen 183 12.2 +12.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Lockwood 109 7.3 -10.6
Green Michael Cutler 99 6.6 +6.6
Independent David Wright 96 6.4 +6.4
Majority 249 16.6
Turnout 1,502
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

2015-2019

Mulgrave By-Election 29 August 2017[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marion Watson 395 46.5 +11.4
Labour Hugo Fearnley 299 35.2 +19.6
Independent John Armsby 118 13.9 -7.9
Yorkshire Lee Derrick 37 4.4 +4.4
Majority 96 11.3
Turnout 849
Conservative hold Swing

2019-2023

Mayfield By-Election 31 March 2022[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nock 268 45.8 -1.5
Labour Gerald Dennett 142 24.3 -6.7
Independent Linda Wild 122 20.9 +20.9
Yorkshire Lee Derrick 53 9.1 +9.1
Majority 126 21.5
Turnout 585
Conservative hold Swing

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