Map showing the composition of Torridge District Council as of the last election in 2011. Conservatives in blue, Independents in grey, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and Green party in green.
Map showing the composition of Torridge District Council as of the last election in 2011. Conservatives in blue, Independents in grey, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and Green party in green.

Torridge District Council in Devon, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 36 councillors have been elected from 23 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
Independent 1973 - 1995
No overall control 1995 - 1999
Independent 1999 - 2007
No overall control 2007–present

Council elections

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2003 election.[3]

District result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[8] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Westward Ho! by-election 24 August 2000 Independent Independent
Holsworthy by-election 20 September 2001 Independent Independent
Bideford South by-election 4 December 2003 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Westward Ho! by-election 4 November 2004 Independent Independent
Tamarside by-election 14 July 2005 Independent Independent
Northam by-election 23 November 2006 Independent Conservative
Hartland and Bradworthy by-election 12 March 2009 Independent Liberal Democrats
Holsworthy by-election 13 August 2009 Liberal Democrats Independent
Shebbear and Langtree by-election 15 August 2013 Conservative Conservative
Torrington by-election 5 September 2013 Liberal Democrats Green
Bideford East by-election 20 March 2014 Independent Independent
Kenwith by-election 10 July 2014 Independent Conservative
Torrington by-election 30 November 2017 UKIP Liberal Democrats
Westward Ho! by-election 14 December 2017 Conservative Independent
Bideford East by-election 3 May 2018[9] UKIP Conservative

References

  1. ^ "Torridge District Elections". Torridge District Council. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  4. ^ The Cornwall and Devon (Areas) Order 1977
  5. ^ The District of Torridge (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  6. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1991.
  7. ^ "Election results round-up - Local elections". The Times. NewsBank. 5 May 1995.
  8. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Bideford East Ward District By-election - Thursday, 3rd May, 2018". Torridge District Council. Retrieved 14 January 2021.