Lancashire County Council elections

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Elections to Lancashire County Council are elected every four years. All councillors are elected at each election.

Political control

Party Period
Conservative 1973–1981
Labour 1981–1985
No overall control 1985–1989
Labour 1989–2009
Conservative 2009–2013
No overall control 2013-2017
Conservative 2017-present

Council elections

County result maps

By-election results

Elections in the 1990s

Hesketh By-Election 13 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 2,263 53.1
Conservative 2,004 46.9
Majority 259 6.2
Turnout 4,267 37.9
Labour hold Swing
Marine By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,644 60.4 -5.3
Conservative 1,076 39.6 +5.3
Majority 568 20.8
Turnout 2,720 31.1
Labour hold Swing
South Ribble Central By-Election 16 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 751 38.5 -11.2
Conservative 636 32.6 -2.2
Liberal Democrat 565 28.9 +13.4
Majority 115 5.9
Turnout 1,952 17.9
Labour hold Swing
Nelson By-Election 2 March 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,358 48.6 -5.8
Liberal Democrat 1,296 46.3 +14.7
Conservative 143 5.1 -8.8
Majority 62 2.3
Turnout 2,797 29.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

South Ribble South By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 1,721 48.5 -4.8
Labour 1,198 33.8 +3.2
Conservative 627 17.7 +2.1
Majority 523 14.7
Turnout 3,546 32.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
West Lancashire South By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 2,242 70.6 +9.2
Labour 933 29.4 -6.8
Majority 1,309 41.2
Turnout 3,175 30.4
Conservative hold Swing
South Ribble North West By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anthony Pimblett 1,518 48.8 +13.7
Conservative P Wakeling 1,232 39.6 +4.7
Labour D Lyon 358 11.5 -18.4
Majority 286 9.2
Turnout 3,108
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Preston Rural West By-Election 1 May 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Parkinson 1,781 49.8 +20.1
Liberal Democrat Howard Henshaw 1,205 33.7 -14.8
Labour Jean Al-Serraj 590 16.5 -5.2
Majority 576 16.1
Turnout 3,576 28.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Thornton Cleveleys Central By-Election 7 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jim Lawrenson 1,536 48.3 +7.7
Labour Wayne Martin 934 29.4 -6.1
UKIP Olive Bergin 489 15.4 +9.5
Liberal Democrat Philip Pitman 220 6.9 -11.1
Majority 602 18.9
Turnout 3,175=9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2010s

Burnley Central East by-election, 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Misfar Hassan 3,157 44.35 +4.75
Liberal Democrat Martin Smith 2,279 32.01 -5.95
BNP Paul McDevitt 868 12.19 +2.14
Conservative Matthew Isherwood 815 11.45 -0.94
Majority 878 12.3
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wyreside by-election, 28 October 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vivien Taylor 2,178 58.00 -7.86
Labour Kevin Higginson 877 23.36 +10.30
UKIP Simon Noble 361 9.61 N/A
Green Susan White 339 9.03 -12.06
Majority 1,301
Turnout 3,762
Conservative hold Swing
Lancaster East by-election, 6 May 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lizzi Collinge 1,758 50.85 +5.95
Green Tim Hamilton-Cox 1,408 40.73 -0.27
Liberal Democrat Robin Long 231 6.68 N/A
TUSC Steve Metcalfe 60 1.74 N/A
Majority 350 10.1
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Chorley Rural North by-election, 21 July 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Cullens 1,144 43.76 +2.65
Labour Yvonne Hargreaves 1,042 38.37 +0.57
UKIP Christopher Stuart 303 11.16 -6.15
Liberal Democrat Stephen Fenn 125 4.60 +0.83
Majority 102 3.9
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Burnley Central East by-election, 3 November 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sobia Malik 1,348 68.88 +10.74
Liberal Democrat Emma Payne 276 14.10 -1.42
UKIP Mark Girven 249 12.72 -6.68
Green Laura Fisk 84 4.29 N/A
Majority 1,072
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Wyre Rural Central by-election, 11 January 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Salter 1,745 60.03 -6.11
Labour Nic Fogg 925 31.82 +11.01
Green Susan White 237 8.15 -4.90
Majority 820 59.86
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Morecambe North by-election, 15 February 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Morris 1,332 48.95 -14.23
Liberal Democrat Andrew Severn 809 29.73 +21.58
Labour Darren Clifford 580 21.32 -0.71
Majority 523
Conservative hold Swing

External links

  • Lancashire Council
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