Hartlepool Borough Council elections

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Hartlepool is a unitary authority in County Durham, England. Until 1 April 1996 it was a non-metropolitan district in Cleveland. Between 2002 and 2013 it also had a directly elected mayor.

Political control

Borough council

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
No overall control 1976-1979
Labour 1979-1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2000
No overall control 2000–2004
Labour 2004–2008
No overall control 2008–2010
Labour 2010–present

Directly elected mayor

Party in control Years
Independent 2002-2013

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

Unitary authority elections

Mayoral elections

On 18 October 2001 there was a referendum on whether Hartlepool should have a directly elected mayor. The referendum saw a narrow vote in favour with 10,667 yes votes and 10,294 no votes on a turnout of 31%.[7] The first election in 2002 saw an independent candidate Stuart Drummond elected and he has been re-elected in both the 2005 and 2009 elections.[8]

By-election results

Jackson By-Election 13 December 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Iseley 465 66.0 +20.9
Liberal Democrat Ken Fox 240 34.0 -20.9
Majority 225 32.0
Turnout 705 17.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Hilda By-Election 13 February 2003[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Cambridge 502 48.6 +10.5
Labour Keith Fisher 359 34.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Kevin Kelly 171 16.6 -10.0
Majority 143 13.8
Turnout 1,032 21.1
Independent hold Swing
Rift House By-Election 24 February 2005[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lilian Sutheran 440 52.4 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Lynne Gilfoyle 143 17.0 -14.7
UKIP Richard Banks 131 15.6 +15.6
Conservative Brenda Pearson 126 15.0 -6.8
Majority 297 35.4
Turnout 840 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Brus By-Election 8 June 2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 350 40.5 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Michelle Plant 230 26.6 +8.6
Independent Jean Pearson 127 14.7 -4.7
BNP 117 13.5 +1.8
Conservative 41 4.7 -3.4
Majority 120 13.9
Turnout 865 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Park By-Election 20 July 2006[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Laffey 468 46.1 -2.6
UKIP Eric Wilson 208 20.5 -4.9
Labour Lorraine Fenwick 121 120 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Sheila Bruce 99 9.7 -3.6
BNP Ronald Bage 68 6.7 +6.7
Independent Douglas Ferriday 51 5.0 +5.0
Majority 260 25.6
Turnout 1,015 21.0
Conservative hold Swing
Rossmere By-Election 7 May 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Akers-Belcher 532 42.3 +5.2
UKIP Dave Pascoe 300 23.9 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Pamela Turnedge 166 13.2 -6.4
BNP Cheryl Dunn 157 12.5 +12.5
Conservative Ray Pocklington 102 8.1 -6.9
Majority 232 18.4
Turnout 1,257 26.7
Labour hold Swing
Elwick By-Election 24 September 2009[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Hilary Thompson 233 35.5 -48.8
Conservative Chris Banks 201 30.9 +30.9
Independent Alan Bell 132 20.3 +20.3
Labour Stephen Thomas 40 6.1 -9.3
Independent Ron Watts 28 4.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Keith MacFadyen 17 2.6 +2.6
Majority 32 4.9
Turnout 651 39.2
Independent hold Swing
Seaton By-Election 25 October 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Putting Hartlepool First Kelly Atkinson 441 38.4 +23.4
Labour Ann Marshall 261 22.7 +9.6
Independent David Young 193 16.8 -36.7
UKIP Thomas Hind 128 11.1 +0.0
Conservative Shane Moore 94 8.2 +1.0
Liberal Democrat James Tighe 31 2.7 +2.7
Majority 180 15.7
Turnout 1,148 16.1
Putting Hartlepool First gain from Independent Swing
Manor House By-Election 15 August 2013[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Allan Barclay 639 56.4 +7.0
UKIP Tom Hind 226 19.9 +4.2
Putting Hartlepool First Mick Stevens 194 17.1 +0.5
Conservative Mandy Loynes 74 6.5 +0.8
Majority 413 36.5
Turnout 1,133 15.8
Labour hold Swing
Headland & Harbour By-Election 6 October 2016[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Tim Fleming 496 49.2 +0.6
Labour Trevor Rogan 255 25.3 -16.5
Putting Hartlepool First Steve Latimer 155 15.4 +15.4
Conservative Benjamin Marshall 41 4.1 -5.6
Patients not Profits John Robert Price 36 3.6 +3.6
Independent Chris Broadbent 26 2.6 +2.6
Majority 241 23.9
Turnout 1,009 17.8
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Headland & Harbour By-Election 4 May 2017[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike McLaughlin 555 40.6 +2.6
UKIP Tom Cassidy 532 38.9 +8.1
Conservative Chris Broadbent 210 15.4 +5.6
Independent Lucy Patterson 69 5.1 +5.1
Majority 23 1.7
Turnout 1,366 24.4
Labour hold Swing
Seaton By-Election 19 October 2017[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Putting Hartlepool First Leisa Smith 474 31.6 +3.2
Independent Sue Little 425 28.3 +2.1
Labour Ann Marshall 275 18.3 +4.8
Conservative Mike Young 180 12.0 +6.0
UKIP Karen King 148 9.9 -13.5
Majority 49 3.3
Turnout 1,502 21.4
Putting Hartlepool First gain from Independent Swing
Victoria By-Election 16 November 2017[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Katie Trueman 479 53.1 +1.9
UKIP Jacqui Cummins 325 36.0 +6.4
Conservative Andrew Martin-Wells 98 10.9 -1.0
Majority 154 17.1
Turnout 902 15.9
Labour hold Swing
Rural West By-Election 12 July 2018[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Young 678 45.4 -13.0
Independent James Brewer 546 36.5 +18.6
Labour Yousuf Khan 184 12.3 -5.4
Green Michael Holt 87 5.8 -0.1
Majority 132 8.8
Turnout 1,495 25.3
Conservative hold Swing
Hart By-Election 11 October 2018[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent James Brewer 637 44.1 +44.1
Labour Aileen Kendon 582 40.2 +1.5
Conservative Cameron Stokell 200 13.8 -3.4
Green Michael Holt 27 1.9 +1.9
Majority 55 3.8
Turnout 1,446
Independent gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Hartlepool". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hartlepool (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Hartlepool council". * BBC Online. Retrieved 1 May 2009.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hartlepool (Electoral Changes) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Hartlepool (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ Kearney, Tony (19 October 2001). "Yes, we want US-style mayors". The Northern Echo. p. 1.
  8. ^ "Hartlepool mayoral election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Hung council result of Hartlepool by-election". The Northern Echo. 15 December 2001. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Power hangs in balance". Evening Gazette. 14 February 2003. p. 3.
  11. ^ "Lib Dems get byelection boost". London: guardian.co.uk. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  12. ^ "By Election Result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 25 February 2005. Archived from the original on 13 March 2005.
  13. ^ "Byelection cheer for three main parties". London: guardian.co.uk. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  14. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Hartlepool Borough Council. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  15. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
  16. ^ "Hilary wants to be asset to the town". Hartlepool Mail. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  17. ^ "Seaton Ward By-Election - Oct 2012" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Manor House Ward By-Election Result of Poll" (PDF). Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  19. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  20. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  21. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  22. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Rural West by-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  24. ^ "By-election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

External links

  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • By-election results
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