Map of the results of the 2019 Wychavon District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Green Party in green, and independents in grey.
Map of the results of the 2019 Wychavon District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Green Party in green, and independents in grey.

Wychavon District Council in Worcestershire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 45 councillors have been elected from 32 wards.[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 - 1983
No overall control 1983 - 1987
Conservative 1987 - 1995
No overall control 1995 - 1999
Conservative 1999–present

Council elections

Summary of the results of recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2003 election reducing the number of seats by four.[4]

Year Conservative Liberal Democrats UK Independence Party Labour Independent Others Green Notes
1991[2] 27 10 0 6 6 0
1995[8] 12 16 0 10 9 2 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[9]
1999[10] 29 11 0 5 4 0
2003[4] 31 12 0 2 0 0 New ward boundaries[11]
2007[12] 35 10 0 0 0 0
2011[13] 39 5 0 1 0 0
2015[14] 39 5 1 0 0 0
2019[15] 36 6 0 0 1 0 2

District result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[16] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Badsey 6 June 1996 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Droitwich Spa West 6 June 1996 Labour Labour
Evesham Hampton 5 December 1996 Independent Conservative
Bretforton and Offerham 1 May 1997 Independent Liberal Democrats
South Bredon Hill 19 November 1998 Independent Liberal Democrats
Evesham East by-election 9 November 2000 Labour Conservative
Dodderhill by-election 16 May 2002 Conservative Conservative
Drakes Broughton by-election 18 July 2002 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Lovett and North Claines by-election 13 December 2007 Conservative Conservative
Droitwich Central by-election 16 July 2009 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Droitwich South West by-election 1 October 2009 Conservative Liberal Democrats
Evesham South by-election 18 February 2010 Conservative Conservative
Fladbury by-election 22 May 2014 Conservative Conservative
Droitwich East by-election 30 July 2015 Conservative Conservative
Evesham South by-election 4 May 2017 Conservative Conservative
Droitwich South East by-election 4 May 2017 Conservative Conservative
Elmley Castle and Somerville by-election 6 May 2021 Conservative Conservative
The Littletons by-election 13 January 2022 Conservative Green

References

  1. ^ "Councillors and Decision-making". Wychavon District Council. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1991.
  3. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  5. ^ The District of Wychavon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  6. ^ The Hereford and Worcester (Areas) Order 1985
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 6 May 1995.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hereford and Worcester and Warwickshire (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  10. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. NewsBank. 8 May 1999. p. 48.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wychavon (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Wychavon". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Conservative Roma Kirke wins Whychavon by-election". BBC News Online. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Local election results 2015 in full". The Guardian. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Local election results 2019 in full". BBC News. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 25 April 2015.