South Derbyshire District Council elections are held every four years. South Derbyshire District Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of South Derbyshire in Derbyshire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2011, 36 councillors have been elected from 15 wards.[1]

Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
No overall control 1976–1983
Labour 1983–2007
Conservative 2007–2020
No overall control 2020–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2001 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
Bill Dunn Labour 1 Jul 2001
Barry Whyman Labour 2 Jul 2001 6 May 2007
Heather Wheeler Conservative 24 May 2007 20 May 2010
Bob Wheeler[4] Conservative 20 May 2010 8 Jan 2018
Hilary Coyle Conservative 18 Jan 2018 17 May 2018
Martyn Ford[5] Conservative 17 May 2018 3 Jan 2021
Kevin Richardson Labour 14 Jan 2021

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Hatton By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 318 67.9 +67.9
Conservative 151 32.2 +32.2
Majority 167 35.7
Turnout 469 23.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Repton By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 572 56.3 +19.5
Labour 444 43.7 +20.5
Majority 128 12.6
Turnout 1,016 35.1
Conservative hold Swing
Swadlincote By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 407 61.0 +15.5
Liberal Democrats 215 32.2 +32.2
Conservative 45 6.7 -2.0
Majority 192 28.8
Turnout 667
Labour hold Swing
Newhall By-Election 13 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 497 73.5 -8.6
Conservative 91 13.5 -4.4
Liberal Democrats 88 13.0 +13.0
Majority 406 60.0
Turnout 676 13.8
Labour hold Swing
Swadlincote By-Election 16 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 497 58.5 +13.0
Independent 289 34.0 +13.9
Conservative 64 7.5 -1.2
Majority 208 24.5
Turnout 850 23.7
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003

Newhall By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,047 71.8 +1.1
Conservative 803 28.2 -1.1
Majority 1,244 43.6
Turnout 2,850
Labour hold Swing

2003-2007

Hilton By-Election 17 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Littlejohn 499 59.3 -13.5
Labour 245 29.1 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Derek Winter 97 11.5 +11.5
Majority 254 30.2
Turnout 841 26.6
Conservative hold Swing
Swadlincote By-Election 20 April 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Tilley 565 61.3 +10.4
Conservative Jon McEwan 356 38.7 +11.9
Majority 209 22.6
Turnout 921 17.2
Labour hold Swing
Swadlincote By-Election 13 July 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Lane 562 51.4 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Morris 301 27.5 +27.5
Conservative Jon-Paul McEwan 231 21.1 -5.7
Majority 331 23.9
Turnout 1,094 20.3
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011

Church Gresley By-Election 18 October 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Rhind 639 43.8 -23.0
BNP Richard Fallows 516 35.4 +35.4
Conservative Jana Eaton 304 20.8 -12.4
Majority 123 8.4
Turnout 1,459
Labour hold Swing

2015-2019

Linton By-Election 25 October 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Tipping 613 46.3 +13.3
Labour Malc Gree 510 38.5 +5.8
UKIP Mike Dawson 118 8.9 -17.8
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Wilkinson 82 6.2 -1.5
Majority 103 7.8
Turnout 1,323
Conservative hold Swing
Linton By-Election 25 October 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Pegg 623 62.5 23.8
Labour Ben Stuart 316 32.7 2.8
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Karen Johnson 48 4.8 0.7
Majority 307 29.8
Turnout 988 22.53
Conservative hold Swing

2019-2023

Church Gresley By-Election 6 May 2021[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Redfern 994 61.4 +25.0
Labour Sue Taylor 625 38.6 -0.1
Majority 369 22.8
Turnout 1,619
Conservative hold Swing
Hilton By-Election 6 May 2021[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian Lemmon 1,364
Conservative Peter Smith 1,097
Liberal Democrats Grahame Andrew 467
Labour David Peacock 457
Labour Maureen Timmins 428
Reform UK Alan Graves 105
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Seales By-Election 6 May 2021[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Ackroyd 1,070 67.0 +16.4
Labour Steven Frost 527 33.0 +2.7
Majority 543 34.0
Turnout 1,597
Conservative hold Swing
Seales By-Election 9 September 2021[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Amy Wheelton 399 39.7 +39.7
Conservative Stuart Swann 390 38.8 -11.8
Labour Louise Mulgrew 188 18.7 -11.6
Green Amanda Baker 27 2.7 +2.7
Majority 9 0.9
Turnout 1,004
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Midway By-Election 30 June 2022[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Louise Mulgrew 600 52.6 +14.7
Conservative Barry Appleby 540 47.4 +9.2
Majority 60 5.3
Turnout 1,140
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "The South Derbyshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2011", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2011/165, retrieved 21 August 2022
  2. ^ "Compositions calculator". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Council minutes". South Derbyshire District Council. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  4. ^ Bisknell, Eddie (19 January 2018). "Leader of South Derbyshire District Council Bob Wheeler steps down after seven years at the reins". Staffordshire Live. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  5. ^ Kreft, Helen (7 January 2021). "Council leader resigns amid major falling out in South Derbyshire". Staffordshire Live. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  6. ^ The District of South Derbyshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hereford and Worcester and Staffordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hereford and Worcester and Staffordshire (County Boundaries) (Variation) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of South Derbyshire (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Woodville Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  12. ^ "Linton By-Election". South Derbyshire District Council.
  13. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Church Gresley Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  14. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Hilton Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  15. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Seales Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  16. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Seales Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  17. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Midway Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2022.