Winchester Guildhall, home of the City Council, seen in 2018
Winchester Guildhall, home of the City Council, seen in 2018

One third of Winchester City Council in Hampshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2016, 55 councillors have been elected from 16 wards, there having previously been 57 councillors have been elected from 26 wards from 2002.[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][3]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 1979
Conservative 1979 - 1987
No overall control 1987 - 1995
Liberal Democrats 1995 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2006
Conservative 2006 - 2010
Liberal Democrats 2010 - 2011
No overall control 2011 - 2012
Conservative 2012 - 2014
No overall control 2014 - 2015
Conservative 2015 - 2019
Liberal Democrats 2019–present

Council elections

District result maps

N.b. White denotes no election held in ward that year; 2011 results are missing

By-election results

1997-2001

Shedfield By-Election 17 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Hoare 314 51.3 -20.3
Conservative Roger Huxstep 145 23.7 +23.7
Liberal Democrats Margaret Scriven 140 22.9 +22.9
Labour 13 2.1 -13.5
Majority 169 27.6
Turnout 612 50.0
Independent hold Swing

2001-2005

Durley and Upham By-Election 7 June 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Le May 438 49.0 +13.2
Liberal Democrats Safia Boot 404 45.2 -13.4
Labour Timothy Curran 52 5.8 +0.2
Majority 34 3.8
Turnout 894 77
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2005-2009

Olivers Battery & Badger Farm By-Election 29 September 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Spender 853 57.1 -0.8
Conservative Susan Evershed 584 39.1 +2.0
Labour Clare McKenna 56 3.7 -1.3
Majority 269 18.0
Turnout 1,493 46.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Wickham By-Election 22 November 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Angela Clear 630 60.9 -0.2
Conservative Karen Jeffreys 349 33.8 -2.8
UKIP Douglas Reed 40 3.9 +3.9
Labour Robert Rudge 15 1.5 -0.8
Majority 281 27.1
Turnout 1,034 33.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Colden Common and Twyford By-Election 25 September 2008[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Daryl Henry 1,180 54.1 +1.1
Conservative Sue Evershed 938 43.0 -1.6
Labour Nicholas Carr 64 2.9 +0.5
Majority 242 11.1
Turnout 2,182 51.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2009-2013

St Pauls By-Election 14 October 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Hutchison 968 53.2 -4.7
Conservative Helen Osborne 606 33.3 -2.2
Labour Nigel Fox 247 13.6 +7.0
Majority 362 19.9
Turnout 1,821 32.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Oliver's Battery and Badger Farm By-Election 27 January 2011[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Laming 894 53.9 -6.3
Conservative Leanne Wheeler 604 36.4 +1.3
Labour Hum Qureshi 162 9.8 +5.1
Majority 290 17.5
Turnout 1,660 51.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2017-2021

Upper Meon Valley By-Election, 20th September 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugh Michael Rawson Lumby 1039 51.6 -18.0
Liberal Democrats Lewis John North 905 44.9 +24.0
Labour June Elizabeth Kershaw 39 1.9 -7.6
Green Andrew Karl Wainwright 31 1.5 N/A
Majority 134
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Elections - Voting". Winchester City Council. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Winchester". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Winchester Lib Dems win by-election in Oliver's Battery and Badger Farm". Hampshire Chronicle. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Winchester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ The Hampshire (Areas) Order 1985
  6. ^ "Winchester". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Winchester (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Winchester (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 20 April 2016.
  9. ^ "District Council By-Election Results - 7 June 2001". Winchester City Council. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  10. ^ "By-election result". Winchester City Council. 30 September 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  11. ^ "Wickham By-Election results". Winchester City Council. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  12. ^ "Lib Dems triumph". ThisIsHampshire.net. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  13. ^ "Results of the Colden Common and Twyford by-election". Winchester City Council. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  14. ^ "Lib Dems defend crucial by-election seat". Southern Daily Echo. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010.