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Wiltshire local elections

As a result of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, the former Wiltshire County Council and the four districts within its geographical area were replaced by the new Wiltshire Council, which is a unitary authority covering the same area, with elections continuing to be held every four years, beginning in June 2009. Previously, Wiltshire County Council had been elected between 1889 and 2005, initially every three years, later every four years.

History

The county council was established in 1889 as the principal local authority for the historic county of Wiltshire. It continued as such until April 1997, when the borough of Swindon became a unitary authority, taking almost a third of the population out of the area then falling under Wiltshire County Council. From 2009, it became Wiltshire Council.

Political control

Wiltshire County Council

Wiltshire Council

2009: Conservative

Council elections

County Council elections

Unitary authority elections

By-election results

1997-2001

Whorwellsdown By-Election 2 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Barbara Prouse Savage 1,095 50.4 +12.0
Liberal Democrat Trevor William Carbin 1,078 49.6 +2.4
Majority 17 0.8
Turnout 2173 34.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Alderbury By-Election 1 July 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerard Downes 1,223 60.6
Liberal Democrat Gillian Morgan 682 33.8
Labour Mark Wareham 114 5.6
Majority 541 26.8
Turnout 2,019 30.35
Conservative hold Swing
Melksham Without By-Election 13 January 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Arthur Spiers 810 48.6 +15.1
Liberal Democrat Angela Betty Barker 623 37.4 -1.2
Labour Marcus Aurelius 234 14.0 -11.4
Majority 187 11.2
Turnout 1,667 18.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Bedwyn and Pewsey By-Election 20 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lay 1,470 61.8 +22.1
Liberal Democrat Graham Francis 771 32.4 -13.1
Labour Terrence O'Sullivan 139 5.8 -8.9
Majority 699 29.4
Turnout 2,380 29.4
Conservative hold Swing

2001-2005

Salisbury St Paul By-Election 14 November 2002[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Robert Vincent 534 36.8 -14.8
Conservative Terence John Lindley 288 19.8 -6.2
Liberal Democrat Ben Gerald Rawlence 272 18.7 -0.1
Independent Stephen Michael Dauwalder 252 17.4 +17.4
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Derek William Sales 56 3.8 +3.8
Green Susan Isabel Wright 50 3.4 -0.3
Majority 246 17.0
Turnout 1,482 24.3
Labour hold Swing
Chippenham Sheldon By-Election 26 February 2004[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Jonathan Fox 1,052 57.0 +17.5
Conservative Adrian Robin Nicholas Fry 488 26.4 -2.7
Labour Maureen Frances Lloyd 307 16.6 -14.8
Majority 564 30.6
Turnout 1,847 29.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2005-2009

Warminster West By-Election 2 November 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Batchelor 548 40.2 +11.1
Conservative Christopher March 543 39.8 +4.4
Independent Michael John Turner 273 20.0 -15.5
Majority 5 0.4
Turnout 1,364 21.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing


Trowbridge East By-Election 7 February 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Fuller 1,363 49.2 +17.4
Liberal Democrat Tom James 1,176 42.5 -7.5
Green David McQueen 229 8.3 +8.3
Majority 187 6.7
Turnout 2,768 19.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing


Holt and Paxcroft By-Election 7 February 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ernie Clark 1,075 41.0 +6.7
Liberal Democrat Trevor Carbin 994 37.9 -0.1
Conservative Andy Milton 458 17.4 -10.2
Labour Louise Smith 53 2.0 +2.0
Green Hilary Millichamp 45 1.7 +1.7
Majority 81 3.1
Turnout 2,625 37.0
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2009-2013

Southwick By-Election 3 September 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Francis Morland 385 37.1 + 37.1
Liberal Democrat Gordon Ian King 315 30.3 -8.4
Conservative David Edward Halik 273 26.3 -33.6
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Benjamin Anthony Parker 61 5.9 + 5.9
Majority 70
Turnout 1,034 30.66
Independent gain from Conservative Swing +35.3
Bromham, Rowde and Potterne By-Election 21 December 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Bryant 561 53.5 +10.3
Liberal Democrat Paul Mortimer 358 34.2 +15.9
Labour Andrew Derek Peter Jones 74 7.06 +2.3
Independent Pat Bryant 55 5.3 N/A
Majority 203
Turnout 1052 27.1 -17.7
Conservative hold Swing -2.8

See also

References

External links

  • Wiltshire Council - official site
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