Wyre shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)
Wyre shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)

Wyre Borough Council elections are held every four years. Wyre Borough Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of Wyre in Lancashire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 50 councillors have been elected from 24 wards.[1]

Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1995
Labour 1995–1999
Conservative 1999–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2010 have been:[4]

Councillor Party From To
Russ Forsyth Conservative 2010
Peter Gibson[5] Conservative 2010 28 Sep 2017
David Henderson Conservative 7 Dec 2017

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1995-1999

Rossall By-Election 13 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 771 52.7
Conservative 605 41.3
Liberal Democrats 88 6.0
Majority 166 11.4
Turnout 1,464 40.4
Labour hold Swing
Pharos By-Election 14 August 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 525 59.7 +5.1
Conservative 354 40.3 +19.2
Majority 171 19.4
Turnout 879 34.5
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003

Warren By-Election 10 June 1999 (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 838 20.25
Labour 821 19.84
Labour 726 17.54
Conservative 602 14.54
Conservative 596 14.40
Conservative 556 13.43
Turnout 42.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Norcross By-Election 28 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 510 55.4 -3.4
Labour 410 44.6 +3.4
Majority 100 10.8
Turnout 920 27.0
Conservative hold Swing

2003-2007

Warren By-Election 5 May 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Ratcliffe 1,414 54.9 -5.7
Conservative Carole Bonham 943 36.6 -2.8
UKIP James Orange 219 8.5 +8.5
Majority 471 18.3
Turnout 2,576
Labour hold Swing
Park By-Election 18 May 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Birkett 560 55.1 +27.2
Labour Julie Grunshaw 456 44.9 -27.2
Majority 104 10.2
Turnout 1,016 32.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2007-2011

Victoria By-Election 7 February 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patsy Ormrod 769 51.9 -10.1
Labour Billy Glasgow 339 22.9 +1.1
BNP James Clayton 222 15.0 +15.0
UKIP Roy Hopwood 151 10.2 -6.0
Majority 430 29.0
Turnout 1,481
Conservative hold Swing
Great Eccleston By-Election 19 June 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Catterall 778 67.8 -32.2
Independent Jim Proctor 309 26.9 +26.9
Liberal Democrats Chandos Elletson 60 5.2 +5.2
Majority 469 40.9
Turnout 1,481 39.9
Conservative hold Swing
Jubilee By-Election 22 October 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Walmsley 492 38.3 +4.2
UKIP Roy Hopwood 345 26.9 -4.8
Labour Wayne Martin 331 25.8 +0.7
BNP James Clayton 116 9.0 +9.0
Majority 147 11.4
Turnout 1,284 37.0
Conservative hold Swing
Tithebarn By-Election 7 October 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Ann McKay 847 73.4 +0.6
Labour Alan Morgan 307 26.6 -0.6
Majority 540 46.79
Turnout 1154 34.91%
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

Rossall Parish By-Election 26 September 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Bond 330 38.73 +5.05
Independent Zac Moore 287 33.69 N/A
TUSC Ray Smith 235 27.58 N/A
Majority 43 5.05
Turnout 853 17.82
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "The Wyre (Electoral Changes) Order 2014", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2014/1187, retrieved 23 August 2022
  2. ^ "Compositions calculator". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Wyre". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Council minutes". Wyre Council. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Peter Gibson former Wyre Council leader". Blackpool Gazette. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  6. ^ The Borough of Wyre (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  7. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Wyre (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Warren Ward Borough Elections, 2005". Wyre Borough Council. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  10. ^ "Park Ward Borough Elections, 2006". Wyre Borough Council. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  11. ^ "Tories hold on to seats in by-election". Blackpool Gazette. 9 February 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  12. ^ "Conservatives win Great Eccleston by-election". The Garstang Courier. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  13. ^ "Conservative sweep to by election triumph". Blackpool Gazette. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
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