Map showing the composition of South Kesteven District Council after the 2015 election. Conservatives in blue, independents in grey, Labour in red, UK Independence Party in purple and Lincolnshire Independents in black.
Map showing the composition of South Kesteven District Council after the 2015 election. Conservatives in blue, independents in grey, Labour in red, UK Independence Party in purple and Lincolnshire Independents in black.

South Kesteven District Council in Lincolnshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 56 councillors have been elected from 30 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the first election to 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 - 1979
Conservative 1979 - 1991
No overall control 1991 - 2003
Conservative 2003–present

Council elections

Summary of the results of recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 1999 and 2015 elections, with the number of councillors being reduced from 58 to 56 in 2015.[3][4]

Year Conservative Independent Labour Lincolnshire Independents UK Independence Party Liberal Democrats Others Liberal (post 1989) Liberal (pre 1989) Vacant Notes
1987[6] 27 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
1991[7] 22 14 12 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[8][9]
1995[10] 13 18 17 0 0 6 0 3 0 0
1999[3] 29 13 12 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 New ward boundaries[11]
2003[12] 31 12 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
2007[13] 35 15 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
2011[14][15][16] 38 12 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015[17][18] 45 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 New ward boundaries

District result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[19] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Deeping St James 5 December 1996 Labour Conservative
Heath 22 May 1997 Conservative Ind. Conservative
Barrowby 17 July 1997 Independent Conservative
Harrowby 17 July 1997 Labour Independent Labour
Ringstone 17 July 1997 Independent Independent
Harrowby 11 December 1997 Labour Labour
Stamford St Johns 14 May 1998 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Greyfriars 16 July 1998 Conservative Conservative
Harrowby by-election 24 August 2000 Labour Conservative
All Saints by-election 7 June 2001 Labour Labour
St Mary's by-election 7 June 2001 Conservative Conservative
Greyfriars by-election 21 October 2004 Conservative Conservative
All Saints by-election 1 September 2005 Conservative Conservative
Earlesfield by-election 1 September 2005 Labour Labour
St Anne's by-election 1 September 2005 Independent Labour
Market and West Deeping by-election 9 March 2006 Labour Conservative
Truesdale by-election 18 May 2006 Independent Conservative
Aveland by-election 13 March 2014 Conservative Conservative

References

  1. ^ "District Council Elections - 7 May 2015". South Kesteven District Council. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "How the nations voted - Election". The Times. NewsBank. 8 May 1999. p. 48.
  4. ^ Hawkins, Judith (11 April 2015). "New South Kesteven District Council boundaries come under fire". Grantham Journal. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  5. ^ The District of South Kesteven (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  6. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. NewsBank. 9 May 1987.
  7. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1991.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. 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. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 6 May 1995.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of South Kesteven (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  13. ^ "South Kesteven". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Local authority elections: England". The Guardian. NewsBank. 7 May 2011.
  15. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". South Kesteven District Council. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Tories lose by-elections in nail-biting night". The Independent. NewsBank. 24 June 2011.
  17. ^ "District Council Elections - 7 May 2015". South Kesteven District Council. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". South Kesteven District Council. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  19. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 3 May 2015.