South Gloucestershire Council is the local authority for the a unitary authority of South Gloucestershire, England. It was created on 1 April 1996, covering the area of the abolished Kingswood and Northavon districts, and also taking on the services previously provided by the former Avon County Council in the area.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1995–1999
Liberal Democrats 1999–2003
No overall control 2003–2015
Conservative 2015–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1999 have been:[2]

Councillor Party From To
Neil Halsall[3] Liberal Democrats 1999 13 Jul 2005
Ruth Davis Liberal Democrats 13 Jul 2005 6 Jun 2007
John Calway Conservative 6 Jun 2007 Aug 2014
Matthew Riddle[4] Conservative 1 Sep 2014 16 May 2018
Toby Savage Conservative 16 May 2018

Council elections

By-election results

1995–1999

Parkwell By-Election 13 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,357 54.5
Liberal Democrats 570 22.9
Conservative 561 22.5
Majority 787 31.6
Turnout 2,488 29.4
Labour hold Swing

1999–2003

Boyd Valley By-Election 8 July 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,061 48.1 +14.2
Labour 768 34.8 +2.7
Liberal Democrats 379 17.2 -16.8
Majority 293 13.3
Turnout 2,208 39.7
Conservative hold Swing
Yate West By-Election 27 January 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 575 63.2 +1.8
Conservative 194 21.3 +8.7
Labour 141 15.5 -10.5
Majority 381 41.9
Turnout 910 17.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Stoke Gifford By-Election 4 May 2000 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,220
Conservative 1,127
Liberal Democrats 797
Liberal Democrats 787
Labour 734
Labour 681
Turnout 5,346 33.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bradley Stoke Bailey's Court By-Election 6 September 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 430 51.7 -6.2
Conservative 273 32.8 +7.9
Labour 129 15.5 -1.7
Majority 157 18.9
Turnout 832 27.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
King's Chase By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,303 55.0 -9.8
Conservative 770 32.5 +13.1
Liberal Democrats 294 12.4 -3.4
Majority 533 22.5
Turnout 2,367 29.3
Labour hold Swing

2003–2007

Bradley Stoke Baileys Court By-Election 22 April 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 487 44.8 -8.5
Conservative 458 42.1 +13.2
Labour 142 13.1 -4.7
Majority 29 2.7
Turnout 1,087 34.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Longwell Green By-Election 9 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,036 56.6 -6.9
Liberal Democrats 422 23.0 +9.1
Labour 373 20.4 -2.1
Majority 614 33.6
Turnout 1,831 31.7
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011

Frampton Cotterell By-Election 24 May 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Hockey 1,624
Liberal Democrats Pat Hockey 1,546
Conservative John Farbrother 1,179
Conservative Sarah Kitching 1,165
Labour Terry Trollope 225
Labour Ray Bazeley 162
Turnout 5,901 54.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Council minutes". South Gloucestershire Council. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Council elects new Lib Dem leader". BBC News. 14 July 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Matthew Riddle to become new Leader of South Gloucestershire Council". South Gloucestershire Council. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  5. ^ "The District of South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 1998". legislation.gov.uk. 3 November 1998. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "South Gloucestershire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
  7. ^ "The District of South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2007". legislation.gov.uk. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ "The District of South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018". legislation.gov.uk. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  9. ^ "View district candidates (by name)". South Gloucestershire Council. Retrieved 16 August 2009.