Map showing the composition of Wyre Forest District Council after the 2015 election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, independents in light grey, Health Concern in pink, UK Independence Party in purple and Liberal in orange.
Map showing the composition of Wyre Forest District Council after the 2015 election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, independents in light grey, Health Concern in pink, UK Independence Party in purple and Liberal in orange.

One third of Wyre Forest District Council in Worcestershire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 33 councillors have been elected from 12 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][4][5]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1979
No overall control 1979 - 1996
Labour 1996 - 1999
No overall control 1999 - 2002
Health Concern 2002
No overall control 2002 - 2008
Conservative 2008 - 2009
No overall control 2009 - 2010
Conservative 2010 - 2012
No overall control 2012 - 2015
Conservative 2015–2019
Progressive Alliance 2019–2021
No overall control 2021-present

Council elections

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2004 and 2015 elections, leading to the whole council bring elected in those years.[6][7] The number of councillors was reduced from 42 to 33 for the 2015 election.[1]

Year Conservative Labour Independent Health Concern UK Independence Party Liberal Liberal Democrats Vacant Notes
1990[10] 10 16 3 0 0 0 13 0
1991[11] 8 21 3 0 0 0 10 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[12][13][14]
1992[15] 9 21 1 0 0 0 11 0
1994[16] 8 18 1 0 0 0 15 0
1995[17] 6 20 1 0 0 0 15 0
1996[18] 3 26 2 0 0 3 8 0
1998[19] 4 28 1 0 0 3 6 0
1999[20][21] 5 18 5 7 0 3 4 0
2000[22] 5 11 0 19 0 3 4 0
2002[23] 6 5 2 21 0 5 2 1
2003[24] 9 4 1 19 0 7 2 0
2004[6] 19 4 1 8 0 8 2 0 New ward boundaries[25]
2006[26] 18 4 2 9 0 7 2 0
2007[27] 18 3 2 10 0 7 2 0
2008[28] 22 2 0 10 0 6 2 0
2010[29] 23 3 1 8 0 5 2 0
2011[30] 24 6 3 4 0 5 0 0
2012[31] 20 8 2 8 0 4 0 0
2014[32] 15 9 4 7 5 2 0 0
2015[33] 23 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 New ward boundaries[34]
2016[35] 22 4 3 2 0 0 2 0
2018[36] 21 4 3 2 0 0 3 0
2019[37] 14 2 5 8 0 0 3 0

District result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[38] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Broadwater 12 December 1996 Labour Labour
Oldington and Foley Park 16 October 1997 Labour Labour
Oldington and Foley Park by-election 3 December 1998 Liberal Democrats Labour
Chaddesley by-election 18 February 1999 Conservative Conservative
Sutton Park by-election 13 June 2002 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Aggborough and Spennells by-election 27 October 2005 Conservative Conservative
Lickhill by-election 10 September 2009 Health Concern Health Concern
Areley Kings by-election 10 December 2009 Conservative Labour
Blakebrook and Habberley South by-election 24 September 2015 Conservative

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