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

South Ribble Borough Council elections are held every four years. South Ribble Borough Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of South Ribble in Lancashire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 50 councillors have been elected from 23 wards.[1] The next borough council elections are due to take place in 2027 as part of the wider 2027 United Kingdom local elections.[2]

Council elections

Election results

South Ribble Borough Council election results

Council composition

Overall control Conservative Labour Lib Dems [a] Idle Toad Independents
2023 Labour 16 29 5 - -
2019 NOC 23 22 5 - 0
2015 Conservative 29 19 2 - -
2011 Conservative 33 21 1 - -
2007 Conservative 44 8 1 2 0
2003 NOC 19 17 15 4 0
1999 NOC 18 21 12 - 3
1995 Labour 16 29 9 - -
1991 Conservative 33 15 6 - 0
1987 Conservative 37 11 6 - 0
1983 Conservative 39 11 4 - 0
1979 Conservative 42 10 1 - 1
1976 Conservative 45 8 0 - 1
1973 Conservative 30 16 2 - 1

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[9]
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[10]
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[11]
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[12][13]
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[14]
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[15]
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[15]
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[16]
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[17]
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
Howick and Priory By-election 2 May 2013[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Howarth 469 39.0 +7.2
Conservative Angela Turner 390 32.4 -12.8
Labour Robert Taylor 185 15.4 -7.6
UKIP David Duxbury 159 13.2 +13.2
Majority 79 6.6
Turnout 1,203
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Leyland St Ambrose By-election 2 May 2013[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Jones 534 48.4 +0.2
Conservative Paul Wharton 440 39.9 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Gareth Armstrong 129 11.7 +3.0
Majority 94 8.5
Turnout 1,103
Labour hold Swing
Leyland St Mary's By-election 2 May 2013[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Ogilvie 744 60.0 -6.8
Labour Carole Titherington 401 32.3 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Charlotte Ashworth 95 7.7 +7.7
Majority 343 27.7
Turnout 1,240
Conservative hold Swing

2015-2019

Seven Stars By-election 5 May 2016[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Donoghue 625 55.2 -3.0
Conservative Anthony Green 405 35.8 +6.0
Liberal Democrats James Pattison 102 9.0 +9.0
Majority 220 19.4
Turnout 1,132
Labour hold Swing
Walton-le-Dale East By-election 16 March 2017[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Chisholm 359 49.4 -5.1
Labour Alex Watson 262 36.0 -9.5
Liberal Democrats Alison Hesketh-Holt 106 14.6 +14.6
Majority 97 13.3
Turnout 727
Conservative hold Swing

2019-2023

Coupe Green and Gregson Lane By-election 24 October 2019[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Watson 437 49.1 -0.8
Independent Graham Dixon 343 38.5 +38.5
Liberal Democrats Stephanie Portersmith 110 12.4 +12.4
Majority 94 10.6
Turnout 890
Conservative hold Swing
Longton and Hutton West By-election 6 May 2021[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julie Buttery 1,301 67.2 +15.4
Labour Amy Dwyer 353 18.2 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Carter 151 7.8 -10.2
Reform UK Jonathan Kay 70 3.6 +3.6
Green Heike McMurray 61 3.2 +3.2
Majority 948 49.0
Turnout 1,936
Conservative hold Swing
St Ambrose By-election 6 May 2021[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kath Unsworth 517 44.4 -16.8
Conservative Andrew Ashton 398 34.2 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Paul Valentine 249 21.4 +4.4
Majority 119 10.2
Turnout 1,164
Labour hold Swing
Bamber Bridge East By-election 18 November 2021[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Hunter 376 53.7 +7.1
Conservative Matthew Forshaw 275 39.3 +9.5
Green Rachel Knowles 49 7.0 +7.0
Majority 101 14.4
Turnout 700
Labour hold Swing
Earnshaw Bridge By-election 5 May 2022[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lou Jackson 626 53.4 +8.9
Conservative Craige Southern 460 39.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Simon Thomson 86 7.3 -7.0
Majority 166 14.2
Turnout 1,172
Labour hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Includes Alliance and Liberal Party.

References

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  2. ^ "Election timetable in England". Gov.UK. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
  3. ^ The Borough of South Ribble (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  4. ^ The Lancashire (District Boundaries) Order 1986
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