Wansbeck was a non-metropolitan district in Northumberland, England. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 and replaced by Northumberland 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
Labour 1973–2009

Council elections

By-election results

Park By-Election 2 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 296 55.8
Liberal Democrats 217 40.9
Conservative 17 3.2
Majority 79 14.9
Turnout 530 23.0
Labour hold Swing
Haydon By-Election 9 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 573 54.5 -2.6
Labour 433 41.2 -1.7
Conservative 45 4.3 +4.3
Majority 140 13.3
Turnout 1,051 28.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Guide Post By-Election 11 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Butler 457 61.4 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Margaret Carr 202 27.2 -1.8
Conservative Anne Elphinstone 85 11.4 +11.4
Majority 255 34.2
Turnout 744 26.7
Labour hold Swing
Ashington Central By-Election 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 427 50.9 +12.9
Liberal Democrats Baber Sikander 412 49.1 +21.5
Majority 15 1.8
Turnout 839
Labour gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wansbeck (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wansbeck (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wansbeck (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.