Mansfield local elections


Mansfield local elections

Mansfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2011, 36 councillors have been elected from 36 wards.[1] Since 2002 Mansfield has also had a directly elected mayor.

Contents

Political control

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 Years
Labour 1973 - 2003
Independent 2003 - 2011
Labour 2011 - present

Elected mayor

In May 2002 Mansfield voted to introduce a directly elected mayor in a referendum. The vote saw a turnout of 21%, with slightly less than 55% voted in favour.[3] Since the first election in October 2002 independent Tony Egginton has been the mayor.[4]

Mansfield mayoral election, 2007

Mansfield mayoral election, 2011

Council elections

Mansfield Council election, 1999

Mansfield Council election, 2003 (boundary changes took place for this election)[5]

Mansfield Council election, 2007

Mansfield Council election, 2011 (boundary changes took place for this election)[1]

By-election results

1999-2003

Birklands By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,382 81.3
Conservative 546 18.7
Majority 1,836 62.6
Turnout 2,928
Labour hold Swing
Oakham By-Election 18 July 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 371 60.1 +1.7
Labour 153 24.8 -16.8
Liberal Democrat 93 15.1 +15.1
Majority 218 35.3
Turnout 617 10.9
Conservative hold Swing
Oak Tree By-Election 12 December 2002[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 290 47.4 -17.3
Independent 218 35.6 +35.6
Conservative 66 10.8 -24.5
Green 38 6.2 +6.2
Majority 72 11.8
Turnout 612 13.6
Labour hold Swing

2003-2007

Eakring By-Election 15 September 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Salmon 338 44.6 +7.6
Independent Diane Etches 236 31.2 -3.2
Conservative Nicholas Ward 92 12.2 -5.4
Green Michael Bull 91 12.0 -9.0
Majority 102 13.4
Turnout 757 14.8
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Forest Town West By-Election 30 March 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Beastall 365 37.7 +7.8
Liberal Democrat Richard Hallam 197 20.4 +20.4
Green Jonathan Frost 187 19.3 -2.3
Conservative Nicholas Ward 175 18.1 -1.9
Independent Andrew Jones 43 4.4 -24.2
Majority 168 17.3
Turnout 967 17.7
Labour hold Swing

2007-2011

Lindhurst By-Election 27 September 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Smart 339 35.6 +13.8
Mansfield Independent Forum Christopher Wright 302 31.7 +0.7
Liberal Democrat Marc Hollingworth 215 22.6 +22.6
Conservative Brian Marshall 61 6.4 -8.4
Green Michael Knight 35 3.7 -3.8
Majority 37 3.9
Turnout 952 27.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Portland By-Election 25 February 2010[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Lohan 407 45.8 +2.2
Mansfield Independent Forum Deidre Appleby 263 29.6 -26.9
Conservative Fraser McFarland 116 13.0 +13.0
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Spencer 66 7.4 +7.4
UKIP Philip Smith 37 4.2 +4.2
Majority 144 16.2
Turnout 889 24.2
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Sherwood By-Election 25 February 2010[10][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julia Yemm 406 46.4 +8.3
Mansfield Independent Forum Eric Milnes 171 19.5 -42.4
Conservative Brian Hyatt 156 17.8 +17.8
UKIP Andrew Hamilton 93 10.6 +10.6
Liberal Democrat Anna Ellis 49 5.6 +5.6
Majority 235 26.9
Turnout 875 24.8
Labour gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "New wards in the Mansfield District". Mansfield District Council. http://www.mansfield.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4052. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Mansfield". BBC News Online. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2007/councils/html/37uf.stm. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  3. ^ "More regions say yes to electing a mayor". guardian.co.uk. 2002-05-03. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2002/may/03/localgovernment1. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Mayors power to second term". Birmingham Mail. 2007-05-14. http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-campaigns/elected-mayor/2007/05/14/mayors-power-to-second-term-97319-19099735/. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/vote2003/locals/html/160.stm. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  6. ^ "Boost for Labour in byelection". guardian.co.uk. 2002-07-19. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2002/jul/19/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  7. ^ "Labour survives Cheriegate in byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2002-12-13. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2002/dec/13/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  8. ^ "Labour and lucky Tories make council gains". guardian.co.uk. 2005-09-16. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2005/sep/16/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  9. ^ "Labour score by-election win". Mansfield Chad. 2007-09-28. http://www.chad.co.uk/Register.aspx?ReturnURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chad.co.uk%2Fpolitics%2FLabour-score-byelection-win.3242660.jp. Retrieved 2010-02-18. [dead link]
  10. ^ a b "Lift for Labour in Mansfield council by-elections". 24dash.com. 2010-02-26. http://www.24dash.com/news/Local_Government/2010-02-26-Lift-for-Labour-in-Mansfield-council-by-elections. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  11. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Mansfield District Council. http://www.mansfield.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=2932&p=0. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  12. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Mansfield District Council. http://www.mansfield.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=2933&p=0. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 

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