Teesdale was a non-metropolitan district in County Durham, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Durham County Council.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973-2009

Council elections

Election Labour Liberal Democrat[a] Conservative Independent Total Notes
1973[2] 0 0 0 29 29
1976[3] 4 0 0 25 29
1979[4] 3 0 0 26 29
1983[5] 3 0 0 28 31 New ward boundaries[6]
1987[7] 5 1[b] 3 21[c] 31[d]
1991[8] 5 1 2 23 31 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[9]
1995[10] 11 0 2 18 31
1999[11] 10 0 1 20 31
2003[12] 9 0 3 20 32 New ward boundaries[13]
2007[14] 6 0 4 22 32

By-election results

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Teesdale District Council.

Notes

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ 1 Liberal, 0 SDP
  3. ^ Including one Independent Labour
  4. ^ Including one vacancy after election

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 local government seats". The Times. 9 June 1973.
  3. ^ "Heavy Labour losses in district polls". The Times. 8 May 1976.
  4. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  5. ^ "How votes were cast in local government elections". The Times. 7 May 1983. p. 4.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Teesdale (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. 9 May 1987.
  8. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. 4 May 1991.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Durham and North Yorkshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. p. 10.
  11. ^ "Teesdale". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Teesdale". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Teesdale (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Teesdale". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013.