Ribble Valley Borough Council elections

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Ribble Valley shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)

Ribble Valley Borough Council in Lancashire, England is elected every four years. The authority is currently controlled by the Conservative Party, with 28 councillors to 10 Liberal Democrats and two independents.[1] Ribble Valley is a non-metropolitan district forming a lower-tier of local government under Lancashire County Council.

Political control

Ribble Valley Council 2019
  Conservative Party (UK): 28 seats
  Liberal Democrats (UK): 10 seats
  Independent (politician): 2 seats

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

Party in control Period
Conservative 1973 – 1995
No overall control 1995 – 2003
Conservative 2003 – present

Council elections

By-election results

1995-1999

Chipping By-Election 4 July 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 242 38.6
Liberal Democrats 175 27.9
Independent 137 21.9
Independent 73 11.6
Majority 67 10.7
Turnout 627 55.5
Conservative hold Swing
Wilpshire By-Election 17 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 479 60.0
Liberal Democrats 319 40.0
Majority 160 20.0
Turnout 798 39.3
Conservative hold Swing
St James By-Election 26 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats 403 64.3 +2.6
Conservative 131 20.9 +6.2
Labour 92 14.7 -8.9
Majority 272 43.4
Turnout 626 35.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Chipping By-Election 22 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 303 56.1 +56.1
Conservative 237 43.9 -17.9
Majority 66 12.2
Turnout 540 47.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Gisburn Rimington By-Election 12 November 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 224 75.2 +31.6
Liberal Democrats 74 24.8 -3.5
Majority 150 50.4
Turnout 298 33.6
Conservative hold Swing

1999-2003

Waddington By-Election 17 October 2002[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 220 53.1 -26.6
Liberal Democrats 194 46.9 +26.6
Majority 26 6.2
Turnout 414 39.7
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011

Billington and Old Langho By-Election 23 October 2008[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carl Ross 350 61.1 +10.3
Liberal Democrats 181 31.6 -17.6
Labour 42 7.3 +7.3
Majority 169 29.5
Turnout 573 24.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Chatburn By-Election 4 June 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gary Scott 439 75.3 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Howard Douglas 144 24.7 +0.4
Majority 295 50.6
Turnout 583
Conservative hold Swing
Langho By-Election 4 June 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Thomas 530 66.8 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Susan Knox 263 33.2 -1.4
Majority 267 33.6
Turnout 793
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Councillors by Party". Ribble Valley Borough Council. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Ribble Valley". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Ribble Valley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ The Lancashire (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Ribble Valley (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Main parties fend off byelection challengers". guardian.co.uk. 18 October 2002. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Tories and Labour the winners in latest council by-elections". 24dash.com. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  • By-election results

External links

  • Ribble Valley Borough Council
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