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Chester-le-Street District Council elections

Elections to Chester-le-Street District Council were held every four years. The district was created as part of the 1972 local government reforms. The first elections to the new authority were held in 1973 in advance of the council taking office in 1974. The last district elections took place in 2007 before the district was abolished as part of changes to local government in 2009. The area today forms part of the unitary Durham County Council.

Contents

  • Political control 1
  • Council elections 2
  • By-election results 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

Political control

Control Dates
Labour 1973 – 2009

Council elections

Election Labour Liberal Democrat[1] Conservative Independent Total
1973[1] 23 6 0 4 33
1976[2] 22 6 0 5 33
1979[3] 21 7 0 5 33
1983[4] 23 4[2] 1 5 33
1987[5] 24 4[3] 1 4 33
1991[6] 27 1 1 4 33
1995[7] 30 1 1 1 33
1999[8] 30 1 1 1 33
2003[9] 29 0 1 4 34
2007[10] 26 1 2 5 34

By-election results

The following is an incomplete list of by-elections to Chester-le-Street District Council.

Chester Central By-Election 1 August 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 188 54.0
Liberal Democrat 95 27.3
Conservative 65 18.6
Majority 93 26.7
Turnout 348 27.3
Labour hold Swing
Pelton By-Election 20 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 667 88.1
Liberal Democrat 90 11.9
Majority 577 76.2
Turnout 757 19.0
Labour hold Swing
Ouston By-Election 30 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 422 83.9
Conservative 81 16.1
Majority 341 67.8
Turnout 503 20.5
Labour hold Swing
Chester-le-Street West By-Election 5 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 60.3 -13.6
Conservative 454 33.9 +33.9
Independent 44 5.8 +5.8
Majority 199 26.4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Chester North By-Election 2 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,114 48.2 -10.0
Conservative 604 26.1 -15.7
Liberal Democrat 423 18.3 +18.3
BNP 170 7.4 +7.4
Majority 510 22.1
Turnout 2,311 60.4
Labour hold Swing
Edmondsley and Waldridge By-Election 16 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 628 42.2
Liberal Democrat 537 36.1
Conservative 324 21.8
Majority 91 6.1
Turnout 1,489 37.9
Labour hold Swing
Pelton Fell By-Election 10 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 310 87.0
Liberal Democrat 46 12.9
Majority 264 74.1
Turnout 356 33.6
Labour hold Swing
Pelton By-Election 15 June 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Rand 530 64.0 +23.8
Conservative Amanda Hall 139 16.8 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Philip Nathan 113 13.6 +13.6
Independent George Gardner 46 5.6 -35.6
Majority 391 47.2
Turnout 828 19.8
Labour hold Swing
Chester Central By-Election 27 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lawson Armstrong 324 59.4 -11.1
Conservative Nick Varley 89 16.3 -13.2
Liberal Democrat Sean Kilkenny 81 14.9 +14.9
BNP Andrew Gowland 51 9.4 +9.4
Majority 235 43.1
Turnout 545 25.7
Labour hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Liberal Party prior to 1983, SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987.
  2. ^ 4 Liberal, 0 SDP
  3. ^ 4 Liberal, 0 SDP

References

  1. ^ "Liberals capture Eastbourne and exceed ambition to win 1,000 loval government seats".  
  2. ^ "Heavy Labour losses in district polls".  
  3. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 1993
  4. ^ "How votes were cast in local government elections".  
  5. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections".  
  6. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections".  
  7. ^ "Complete list of results from Thursday's council elections".  
  8. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Chester-le-Street". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
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