Sedgemoor District Council in Somerset, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 1999, 50 councillors have been elected from 25 wards.[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 1976–1995
No overall control 1995–1999
Conservative 1999–present

Council elections

District result maps

By-election results

1999-2003

Brent North By-Election 30 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 293 77.7 +4.6
Labour 84 22.3 -4.6
Majority 209 55.4
Turnout 377 24.1
Conservative hold Swing
Huntspill & Pawlett By-Election 1 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 556 51.1 +18.4
Conservative 533 48.9 +4.3
Majority 23 2.2
Turnout 1,089 40.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Brent North By-Election 17 January 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 426 64.5 -8.6
Liberal Democrats 203 30.8 +30.8
Labour 16 2.4 -24.5
UKIP 15 2.3 +2.3
Majority 223 33.7
Turnout 660 40.3
Conservative hold Swing

2003-2007

Bridgwater Quantock By-Election 10 July 2003[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 660 51.0 +4.2
Liberal Democrats 453 35.0 +4.3
Labour 180 13.9 -8.6
Majority 207 16.0
Turnout 1,293 26.0
Conservative hold Swing
Berrow By-Election 20 January 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 340 57.2 -0.5
Liberal Democrats 254 42.8 +0.5
Majority 86 14.4
Turnout 594 32.1
Conservative hold Swing
Cheddar and Shipham By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,689 50.4 +2.6
Independent 1,663 49.6 +49.6
Majority 26 0.8
Turnout 3,352
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Boundary Changes in Sedgemoor". Sedgemoor District Council. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Sedgemoor". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  3. ^ The District of Sedgemoor (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  4. ^ The Avon and Somerset (Areas) Order 1983
  5. ^ The Sedgemoor and Taunton Deane (Areas) Order 1984
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1990. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Sedgemoor". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Sedgemoor (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Sedgemoor (Electoral Changes) Order 2011. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Districk of Sedgemoor. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  11. ^ "Tories celebrate Hackney council win". guardian.co.uk. 21 January 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2009.