Somerset County Council elections

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Somerset County Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2001, 58 councillors have been elected from 58 wards.

Political control

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1985
No overall control 1985 - 1989
Conservative 1989 - 1993
Liberal Democrats 1993 - 2001
No overall control 2001 - 2005
Liberal Democrats 2005 - 2009
Conservative 2009 - present

Council elections

County result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Minehead By-Election 30 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,428 42.6 +7.2
Liberal Democrat 1,125 33.6 -1.4
Labour 798 23.8 -5.8
Majority 303 9.0
Turnout 3,351 37.0
Conservative hold Swing
Lydeard By-Election 28 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 948 68.2 +28.7
Liberal Democrat 442 31.8 -14.0
Majority 506 36.4
Turnout 1,390 28.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2005-2009

Mendip North East By-Election 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Ellis 1,568 51.2 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Ian Hasell 1,497 48.8 +9.7
Majority 71 2.4
Turnout 3,065 43.8
Conservative hold Swing
Shepton Mallett By-Election 29 May 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Robinson 950 47.4 +10.0
Liberal Democrat Rachel Witcombe 783 39.1 +5.5
Labour Christopher Inchley 271 13.5 -15.5
Majority 167 8.3
Turnout 2,004 29.0
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Somerset". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Somerset". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ "New Faces Join Mendip District Council". Mendip District Council. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  • By-election results

External links

  • Somerset County Council
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