South Ribble shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)
South Ribble shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)

South Ribble Borough Council in Lancashire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 55 councillors have been elected from 27 wards.[1] South Ribble is a non-metropolitan district forming a lower-tier of local government under Lancashire County Council.

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
Conservative 1973–1995
Labour 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–2007
Conservative 2007–2019
No overall control 2019-present

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1995-1999

Farington By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,600 45.2 -0.1
Conservative 1,334 37.7 +2.6
Liberal Democrats 608 17.2 -2.4
Majority 266 7.5
Turnout 3,542
Labour hold Swing
Longton Central and West By-Election 4 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 507 57.5 +15.8
Labour 260 29.5 -5.0
Liberal Democrats 115 13.0 -10.5
Majority 247 28.0
Turnout 882 22.5
Conservative hold Swing
Bamber Bridge South By-Election 19 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 398 47.6 -17.3'
Conservative 267 31.9 +7.0
Idle Toad 98 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrats 74 8.8 -1.4
Majority 131 15.7
Turnout 837 20.0
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003

Priory By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 356 42.2 -10.3
Liberal Democrats 323 38.3 +20.2
Labour 165 19.5 -9.9
Majority 33 3.9
Turnout 844
Conservative hold Swing
Farington By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 347 65.7 -12.3
Liberal Democrats 121 22.9 +22.9
Conservative 60 11.4 -10.6
Majority 226 42.8
Turnout 528
Labour hold Swing
Leyland St Mary's By-Election 17 October 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 823 70.6 +30.2
Labour 342 29.4 -7.8
Majority 481 41.2
Turnout 1,165 24.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007

Walton Le Dale By-Election 30 October 2003[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christine Leeming 316 41.1 +41.1
Conservative John Cannon 283 36.8 -26.1
Labour Graham Davies 92 12.0 -25.1
Idle Toad Michael Nathan 78 10.1 +10.1
Majority 33 4.3
Turnout 769 25.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Leyland St Ambrose By-Election 29 April 2004[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Leeming 406 49.4 -18.7
Conservative Frances Thompson 264 32.1 +22.8
Labour Donald Smith 152 18.5 -4.1
Majority 142 17.3
Turnout 822 32.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Leyland St Mary's By-Election 29 April 2004[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael McNulty 594 51.5 +11.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Bridge 431 37.4 -6.4
Labour Michaek Titherington 128 11.1 -5.1
Majority 163 14.1
Turnout 1,153 40.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Coupe Green & Gregson Lane By-Election 14 October 2004[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Idle Toad James Marsh 364 44.0 -16.4
Conservative Frances Walker 349 42.1 +10.1
Labour Houston Lowe 91 11.0 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Karen Cairns 24 2.9 +2.9
Majority 15 1.9
Turnout 828 28.6
Idle Toad hold Swing
Golden Hill By-Election 5 May 2005[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Titherington 1,051 61.2 +7.6
Liberal Democrats Richard Bridge 342 20.0 -7.7
Conservative John Otter 323 18.8 +0.1
Majority 709 41.2
Turnout 1,716
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011

Leyland Central By-Election 4 June 2009[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caleb Tomlinson 371 34.5 +1.1
Conservative Phillip Hamman 355 33.0 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Derek Forrest 350 32.5 +6.5
Majority 16 1.5
Turnout 1,076
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Walton-le-dale By-election 4 June 2009[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Nelson 531 54.3 -21.7
Labour Daniel McDermott 241 24.6 +24.6
Liberal Democrats Martin Cassell 206 21.1 -3.0
Majority 290 29.7
Turnout 978
Conservative hold Swing
Leyland St Mary's By-election 15 October 2009[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Hamman 709 '74.9 +6.3
Labour Peter Holker 237 25.1 +6.1
Majority 472 49.8
Turnout 946
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

Bamber Bridge East By-election 13 October 2011[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mick Higgins 481 55.0 -2.4
Conservative Barbara Nathan 393 45.0 +2.4
Majority 88 10.1
Turnout 874 23.4
Labour hold Swing


2015-2021

Longton and Hutton West 6 May 2021[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amy Louise Dwyer 353 18.2
Conservative Julie Ann Buttery 1301
Liberal Democrats Simon Philip Carter 151
Reform UK Jonathan Stanley Kay 70
Green Heike McMurray 61
Majority
Turnout 1936
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council and democracy". South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  2. ^ "South Ribble". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  3. ^ The Borough of South Ribble (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  4. ^ The Lancashire (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of South Ribble (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1987. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of South Ribble (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of South Ribble (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The South Ribble (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Walton-le-Dale ward" (PDF). South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  11. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Leyland St Ambrose ward" (PDF). South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  12. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Leyland St Mary's ward" (PDF). South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  13. ^ "Twin council win for Tories". guardian.co.uk. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  14. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Coupe Green & Gregson Lane ward" (PDF). South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  15. ^ "Golden Hill ward" (PDF). South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  16. ^ a b "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). South Ribble Borough Council. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  17. ^ "New councillor for Leyland". Lancashire Evening Post. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  18. ^ "Bamber Bridge East by-election result". South Ribble Borough Council. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  19. ^ "Longton and Hutton West By-Election Result". South Ribble Borough Council. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.