West Devon Borough Council in Devon, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 31 councillors have been elected from 22 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Election Party in control
1973 Independent
1976
1979
1983
1987 No overall control
1991 Independent
1995 Liberal Democrats
1999 No overall control
2003
2007
2011
2015 Conservative

Council elections

By-election results

1999-2003

Okehampton By-Election 24 February 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative unopposed
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Milton Ford By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 248 52.3 +52.3
Liberal Democrats 226 47.7 +47.7
Majority 22 4.6
Turnout 474 41.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Buckland Monachorum By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,075 51.7 +10.6
Liberal Democrats 1,006 48.3 +25.2
Majority 69 3.4
Turnout 2,081
Conservative hold Swing
Lydford By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 228 56.3 +11.6
Conservative 177 43.7 -11.6
Majority 51 12.6
Turnout 405 36.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2003-2007

Chagford By-Election 14 September 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Sampson 310 58.1
Conservative Thomas Wells 224 41.9
Majority 86 16.2
Turnout 534 46.0
Independent hold Swing

2007-2011

Tavistock North By-Election 7 February 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adam Bridgewater 812 59.3 +33.7
Conservative David Whitcomb 425 31.0 +4.2
Green Vanni Cook 133 9.7 -5.0
Majority 387 28.3
Turnout 1,370 33.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Tavistock South By-Election 10 December 2009[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kirstie Clish-Green 523 45.8 +33.5
Conservative Susan Bailey 450 39.4 +13.6
Independent Brian Trew 170 14.9 -47.1
Majority 73 6.4
Turnout 1,143 33.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local Government in West Devon". West Devon Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  2. ^ "West Devon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  3. ^ The District of West Devon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Mid Devon, Torridge and West Devon (District Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of West Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of West Devon (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The West Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). West Devon Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). West Devon Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  11. ^ "Huge boost for Labour in latest council by-elections". 24dash.com. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  12. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). West Devon Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-24.