North Norfolk local elections

North Norfolk local elections

North Norfolk District Council in Norfolk, England is elected every four years.

Contents

Political control

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

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1991
No overall control 1991 - 2003
Liberal Democrats 2003 - 2011 Conservatives 2011 - present

Council elections

North Norfolk Council election, 1999

North Norfolk Council election, 2003 (Boundary changes increased the number of councillors by 2)[2]

North Norfolk Council election, 2007

North Norfolk Council election, 2011

By-election results

1995-1999

Sheringham By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,206 55.7 +19.8
Conservative 490 22.6 -5.2
Labour 263 12.1 -4.0
Independent 174 8.0 -12.2
Green 32 1.5 +1.5
Majority 716 33.1
Turnout 2,165
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

1999-2003

The Runtons By-Election 5 December 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 745 58.4 +22.9
Conservative 484 37.9 -5.1
Labour 47 3.7 -11.3
Majority 261 20.5
Turnout 1,276 48.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

2003-2007

Astley By-Election 10 July 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 441 51.5 +33.8
Conservative 346 40.4 +7.6
Independent 38 4.4 -38.5
Labour 32 3.7 +3.7
Majority 95 11.1
Turnout 857 48.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Happisburgh By-Election 6 November 2003[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Susan Stockton 619 61.0 +15.6
Conservative James Croft 372 36.7 -8.0
Green Rosemary Breame 24 2.4 -7.5
Majority 247 24.3
Turnout 1,015 51.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St Benet By-Election 22 February 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Barbara McGoun 576 50.1 +35.6
Conservative Christopher How 537 46.7 +2.1
Labour David Spencer 36 3.1 +3.1
Majority 39 3.4
Turnout 1,149 65.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Chaucer By-Election 8 September 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anthea Sweeney 490 53.4 +4.2
Conservative David Heathcote 395 43.1 -2.8
Labour David Thompson 32 3.5 +3.5
Majority 95 10.3
Turnout 917 48.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holt By-Election 7 June 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Philip High 885 56.6 +29.3
Conservative John Blyth 637 40.8 +15.8
Labour Desmond Hewitt 41 2.6 +2.6
Majority 248 15.8
Turnout 1,563 54.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing

2007-2011

North Walsham West By-Election 4 June 2009[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mary Seward 808 62.7 -6.4
Conservative Christopher Hall 385 29.9 -1.0
Labour Phil Harris 95 7.4 +7.4
Majority 423 32.8
Turnout 1,288
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Walsingham By-Election 1 October 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Hugh Lanham 389 58.1 +32.5
Conservative Tom Fitzpatrick 237 35.4 +35.4
Labour Michael Gates 43 6.4 +6.4
Majority 152 22.7
Turnout 669 36.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
The Runtons By-Election 15 October 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helen Eales 524 52.1 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Lucinda Starling 454 45.1 -4.7
Green Alicia Hull 14 1.4 +1.4
Labour David Russell 14 1.4 +1.4
Majority 70 7.0
Turnout 1,006 55.9
Conservative hold Swing
Lancaster South By-Election 6 May 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Lisher 1,066 54.1 -0.7
Conservative Tom FitzPatrick 784 39.8 -5.5
Green Monika Wiedmann 122 6.2 +6.2
Majority 282 14.3
Turnout 1,972 61.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "North Norfolk". BBC News Online. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2007/councils/html/33uf.stm. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/vote2003/locals/html/187.stm. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Independents triumph in local byelections". guardian.co.uk. 2003-11-07. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003/nov/07/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Lib Dems get byelection boost". guardian.co.uk. 2005-02-25. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2005/feb/25/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  5. ^ "Byelection cheer for three main parties". guardian.co.uk. 2006-06-09. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/jun/09/byelections.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  6. ^ "Election of district councilllor(s) for the district ward of North Walsham West". North Norfolk District Council. http://www.northnorfolk.org/files/North_Walsham_West_Declare.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  7. ^ "Lib Dem victory in Walsingham". Dereham Times. 2009-10-02. http://www.derehamtimes.co.uk/content/derehamtimes/news/story.aspx?brand=DFTOnline&category=News&tBrand=DFTonline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED02%20Oct%202009%2015%3A24%3A40%3A467. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Conservatives win in The Runtons". North Norfolk News. 2009-10-16. http://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/content/northnorfolknews/news/story.aspx?brand=NNNOnline&category=news&tBrand=NNNOnline&tCategory=News&itemid=NOED16%20Oct%202009%2010%3A20%3A31%3A943. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  9. ^ "Public Relations". North Norfolk District Council. http://www.northnorfolk.org/news/news_6907.asp. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 

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