Vale Royal was a non-metropolitan district in Cheshire, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Cheshire West and Chester.

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
No overall control 1973-1991
Labour 1991-2003
No overall control 2003-2009

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Castle By-Election 25 July 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 535 61.9
Conservative 201 23.3
Liberal Democrats 128 14.8
Majority 334 38.6
Turnout 864 18.0
Labour hold Swing
Vale Royal By-Election 24 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 637 61.9
Liberal Democrats 218 21.2
Conservative 174 16.9
Majority 419 40.7
Turnout 1,029 21.0
Labour hold Swing
Davenham and Moulton By-Election 10 April 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 695 42.3
Labour 486 29.6
Conservative 461 28.1
Majority 209 12.7
Turnout 1,642 33.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Tarporley By-Election 10 April 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 372 58.3
Labour 138 21.6
Liberal Democrats 128 20.1
Majority 234 36.7
Turnout 638 30.7
Conservative hold Swing

1999-2003

Northwich Witton By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,413 60.5
Conservative 456 19.5
Liberal Democrats 320 13.7
Independent 146 6.3
Majority 957 41.0
Turnout 2,335
Labour hold Swing

2003-2007

Kingsley By-Election 25 September 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 364 53.2 +14.3
Liberal Democrats 187 27.3 -29.3
Labour 133 19.4 +14.9
Majority 177 25.9
Turnout 684 40.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Frodsham South By-Election 4 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 263 47.9 -0.6
Liberal Democrats 166 30.2 -1.5
Labour 120 21.9 +2.1
Majority 97 17.7
Turnout 549 31.3
Conservative hold Swing
Lostock and Wincham By-Election 26 August 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 414 46.1 +21.3
Liberal Democrats 274 30.5 -17.8
Labour 185 20.6 -6.3
Independent 26 2.9 +2.9
Majority 140 15.6
Turnout 899 26.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Winsford Swanlow By-Election 20 January 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brandon Parkey 326 48.9 -20.3
Conservative 183 27.5 +13.4
Labour 157 23.6 +6.9
Majority 143 21.4
Turnout 666 19.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Winsford Verdin By-Election 20 January 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Gannon 336 56.4 +18.7
Labour 188 31.5 -8.6
Conservative 72 12.1 -12.1
Majority 148 24.9
Turnout 596 12.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Leftwich and Kingsmead By-Election 9 February 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Burder 334 36.2 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Glyn Roberts 296 32.1 +2.5
Conservative Kathryn Birtwistle 293 31.7 -5.9
Majority 38 4.1
Turnout 923 16.0
Labour hold Swing

2007-2009

Leftwich and Kingsmead By-Election 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helen Weltman 855 54.8 +24.5
Labour Paul Dolan 383 24.5 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Glyn Roberts 323 20.7 +3.4
Majority 472 30.2
Turnout 1,561
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Vale Royal (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ The Macclesfield and Vale Royal (Areas) Order 1982
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Cheshire (District Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Vale Royal (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.