Uttlesford District Council is elected every four years.

Political control

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973-1995
No overall control 1995-2003
Liberal Democrats 2003-2007
Conservative 2007-2019
Residents for Uttlesford 2019–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1995 have been:[1]

Councillor Party From To
Alan Dean Liberal Democrats 16 May 1995 13 May 1997
Robert Chambers Conservative 13 May 1997 20 May 2003
Alan Dean Liberal Democrats 20 May 2003 19 Jul 2005
Mark Gayler Liberal Democrats 19 Jul 2005 22 May 2007
Jim Ketteridge Conservative 22 May 2007 15 Jul 2014
Howard Rolfe Conservative 15 Jul 2014 21 May 2019
John Lodge Residents for Uttlesford 21 May 2019 7 Dec 2021
Petrina Lees Residents for Uttlesford 7 Dec 2021

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Great Dunmow South By-Election 26 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 351 35.8 -28.8
Conservative 341 34.8 -0.6
Labour 207 21.1 +21.1
Independent 81 8.3 +8.3
Majority 10 1.0
Turnout 980 28.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hatfield Broad Oak By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 244 50.7 +9.9
Liberal Democrats 215 44.7 -14.5
Labour 22 4.5 +4.5
Majority 29 6.0
Turnout 481 51.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
The Sampfords By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 255 47.6 -1.0
Liberal Democrats 237 44.2 +44.2
Independent 44 8.2 -43.2
Majority 18 3.4
Turnout 536 39.6
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Stebbing By-Election 11 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 271 52.6
Conservative 139 27.0
Independent 105 20.4
Majority 132 25.6
Turnout 515
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Stansted Mountfitchet By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 826 49.7 +2.3
Conservative 637 38.4 +10.2
Labour 198 11.9 -12.5
Majority 189 11.3
Turnout 1,661 38.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

1999-2003

Stort Valley By-Election 13 April 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 311 55.7 -5.4
Conservative 247 44.3 +5.4
Majority 65 11.4
Turnout 558 48.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Birchanger By-Election 15 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 346 76.7 +4.2
Liberal Democrats 105 23.3 -4.2
Majority 241 53.4
Turnout 451 56.5
Conservative hold Swing
The Chesterfords By-Election 23 November 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 443 59.6 +13.4
Conservative 300 40.4 -13.4
Majority 143 19.2
Turnout 743 50.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2003-2007

Great Dunmow South By-Election 21 October 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Emily Gower 615 61.9 -0.8
Conservative Michael Miller 378 38.1 +0.8
Majority 237 23.8
Turnout 993 28.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Great Dunmow South By-Election 14 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Miller 537 58.6 +21.3
Liberal Democrats Robert Wingard 380 41.4 -21.3
Majority 157 17.2
Turnout 917 26.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Wimbish and Debden By-Election 27 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tina Knight 300 53.6 +53.6
Liberal Democrats David Morgan 260 46.4 -12.5
Majority 40 7.2
Turnout 560 24.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Newport By-Election 8 June 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Yarwood 746 60.4 -9.7
Conservative Rad Gooding 489 39.6 +9.7
Majority 257 20.8
Turnout 1,235 48.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2007-2011

Great Dunmow North By-Election 5 June 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Davey 569 52.5 +17.4
Liberal Democrats Julia Hirons 515 47.5 -2.3
Majority 54 5.0
Turnout 1,084 42.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council minutes". Uttlesford District Council. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Uttlesford (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ The Essex (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Essex and Hertfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Uttlesford (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Uttlesford (Electoral Changes) Order 2008. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Uttlesford (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.