Local Authority Byelection Results - May 1997

1/5/97

Adur DC, Cokeham

Lib Dem 967 (37.5;-2.4), Lab 821 (31.8;-14.9), Con 790 (30.6;+17.2)
Majority 146. Turnout unknown, 1996, Liberal Democrat Hold


Adur DC, Southwick Green

Lib Dem 1066 (38.3;-20.5), Con 1062 (38.2;+15.5), Lab 652 (23.5;+4.9)
Majority 4. Turnout unknown, 1996, Liberal Democrat hold


Adur DC, Widewater

Con 1192 (39.3;+7.6), Lib Dem 924 (30.5;-7.2), Lab 916 (30.2;-0.4)
Majority 268. Turnout unknown, 1996, Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


Barrow BC, Risedale

Lab 1592 (65.0;-15.8), Con 500 (20.4;+1.2), Ind 357 (14.6;+14.6)
Majority 1092. Turnout unknown, 1996. Labour hold


Barrow BC, Walney North

Lab 2145 (71.3;-1.4), Con 864 (28.7;+1.4 )
Majority 1281. Turnout unknown, 1996. Labour hold


Brighton & Hove UA, Wish

Lab 2054 (43.5;-2.3), Con 1771 (37.5;-2.2), Hove Con 562 (11.9;+11.9), Grn 255 (5.4;-0.8), Nat Law 84 (1.8;+1.8) (Lib Dem 0 (0;-8.3))
Majority 283. Turnout unknown, 1996, Labour hold


Broxbourne DC, Waltham Cross North

Con 1055 (49.4;-7.0), Lab 888 (41.6;+3.8), Lib Dem 192 (9.0; 3.2)
Majority 167. Turnout unknown, 1996, Conservative gain from Labour


Calderdale MBC, Todmorden

Lib Dem 2577 (44.5;+19.7), Lab 1990 (34.4;-22.2), Con 1025 (17.7;+2.3), Grn 192 (3.3;+3.3), (BNP 0 (0.0;-3.2))
Majority 587. Turnout 74%. 1996 Liberal Democrat gain from Labour


Cambridge City, Arbury

Lab 1769 (51.3;-3.6), Con 1106 (32.1;-2.5), Lib Dem 571 (16.6;+6.0).
Majority 663. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Chester City, Vicars Cross

Lib Dem 1466 (42.5;-8.3), Lab 1151 (33.3;-0.3) Con 834 (24.2;+8.7)
Majority 315. Turnout unknown. 1996. Liberal Democrat hold


Christchurch DC, Burton

Lib Dem 987 (38.7;-1.2), Con 969 (38.0;+2.8), Lab 338 (13.3;+13.3), Ind 254 (10.0;-14.9)
Majority 18. Turnout unknown, 1996, Liberal Democrat hold


Copeland DC, Hillcrest

Con 1113 (52.1;+13.3), Lab 1025 (47.9;-13.3)
Majority 88. Turnout unknown. 1995. Conservative gain from Labour


Coventry City, Henley

Lab 4801 (63.7;-7.2), Con 1600 (21.2;+2.4), Lib Dem 1136 (15.1;+4.8)
Majority 3201. Turnout 62.0%. 1996. Labour hold


Craven DC, Skipton SW

Lab 239 (41.7;+41.7), Con 175 (30.5;+30.5), Lib Dem 159 (27.7;+27.7), (Ind 0 (0.0;Unopposed))
Majority 64. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour gain from Independent


Darlington UA, Park East

Lab 1844 (74.0;-7.4), Con 648 (26.0;+7.4)
Majority 1196. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Derbyshire Dales DC, St Giles & Tansley

Lib Dem 1274 (38.1;-11.0), Con 1158 (34.6;+16.8), Lab 911 (27.3;+9.3), (Ind 0 (0.0;-14.9))
Majority 116. Turnout unknown. 1995. Liberal Democrat hold


Dover DC, Eastry

Con 693 (48.9;+11.5), Lab 545 (38.4;-24.2), Lib Dem 180 (12.6;+12.6)
Majority 148. Turnout 83%. 1996. Conservative gain from Labour


Dundee SUA, Downfield

Lab 1107 (44.5;-18.0), SNP 976 (39.3;+11.0), Con 219 (8.8;+3.6), Lib Dem 184 (7.4;+3.4)
Majority 131. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Elmbridge BC, Oxshott & Stoke d'Abernon

Con 2358 (75.4;+4.8), Lab 770 (24.6;+13.0), (Lib Dem 0 (0.0;-17.8))
Majority 1588. Turnout unknown. 1996. Conservative hold.


Epping Forest DC, Buckhurst Hill West

Con 1388 (36.7;+5.5), Lib Dem 1094 (28.9;-31.4), Ratepayer 991 (26.2;+26.2), Lab 309 (8.2;-0.3)
Majority 294. Turnout 74.7%. 1996. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat.


Epping Forest DC, Theydon Bois

Con 1018 (42.2;+16.3), Ind 845 (35.0;-8.9), Lib Dem 286 (11.9;+1.7), Lab 263 (10.9;-9.2).
Majority 845. Turnout 77.8%. 1996. Conservative gain from Independent Conservative


Guildford BC, Merrow & Burpham

Con 3395 (44.9;+11.5), Lib Dem 3171 (41.9;-11.1), Lab 1003 (13.3;-0.3).
Majority 224. Turnout unknown. 1995. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


Haringey LBC, Green Lanes

Lab 2039 (68.2;+2.6), Con 602 (20.1;+5.4), Grn 348 (11.6;+1.6), (Lib Dem 0 (0.0;-9.7))
Majority 1437. Turnout 58.0%. 1994. Labour hold


Haringey LBC, Hornsey Central

Lab 1988 (56.4;-2.7), Con 741 (21.0;+1.7), Lib Dem 494 (14.1;+3.2), Grn 299 (8.5;-2.3)
Majority 1247. Turnout 68.7%. 1995. Labour hold


Haringey LBC, South Hornsey

Lab 1946 (60.6;-4.6), Con 434 (13.5;+4.3), Grn 418 (13.0;-1.3), Lib Dem 415 (12.9;+1.6)
Majority 1512. Turnout 62.5%. 1995. Labour hold


High Peak BC, New Mills South

Lab 1038 (44.1;-11.5), Lib Dem 787 (33.4;-3.3), Con 528 (22.4;+14.7)
Majority 251. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Kings Lynn & West Norfolk BC, Lynn South West

Lab 1094 (60.1;-21.8), Con 482 (26.5;+8.4), Lib Dem 243 (13.4;+13.4)
Majority 612. Turnout unknown. 1995 Labour hold


Lambeth LBC, Larkhall

Lab 2552 (55.3;+8.2), Lib Dem 1338 (29.0;-12.4), Con 524 (11.4;+1.8), Grn 200 (4.3;+4.3), (Ind Dems 0 (0.0;-1.9))
Majority 1214.Turnout 56.9%. 1994. Labour hold


Lewisham LBC, Blackheath

Lab 1852 (53.3;-7.4), Con 1000 (28.8;+3.6), Lib Dem 503 (14.5;+0.4), Grn 121 (3.5;+3.5)
Majority 852. Turnout 64.9%. 1994. Labour hold


Lewisham LBC, Churchdown

Lab 2533 (55.6;-3.1), Con 1315 (28.9;+6.2), Lib Dem 599 (13.1;-5.5), Grn 105 (2.3;+2.3)
Majority 1218. Turnout 64.9%. 1994. Labour hold


Maidstone BC, Yalding

Con 1000 (44.4;+12.1), Lib Dem 643 (28.6;-15.2), Lab 607 (27.0;+7.3), (UKIP 0 (0.0;-4.1))
Majority 357. Turnout unknown. 1995. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


Manchester City, Hulme

Lab 1937 (69.4;-4.6), Lib Dem 561 (20.1;+12.5), Con 293 (10.5;+3.3), (Ind 0 (0.0;-3.5), Grn 0 (0.0;-7.8))
Majority 1376. Turnout 51.1. 1996. Labour hold


Manchester City, Old Moat

Lab 3790 (51.9;-15.9), Lib Dem 1690 (22.8;+12.6), Con 1256 (17.0;+3.3), Ind Lab 511 (6.9;+6.9), Soc Lab 163 (2.2;+2.2), (Milit Lab 0 (0.0;-3.00), Grn 0 (0.0;-6.2))
Majority 2100. Turnout 61.6. 1996. Labour hold


Merthy Tydfil WUA, Gurnos

Lab 1101 (45.0;-34.9), Ind Res 867 (35.4;+15.3), PC 309 (12.6;+12.6), Lib Dem 169 (6.9;+6.9)
Majority 234. Turnout 58.5. 1995. Labour hold


Newcastle u Tyne City, Woolsington

Lab 2630 (68.1;-7.2), Con 657 (17.0;+5.2), Lib Dem 576 (14.9;+1.9)
Majority 1973. Turnout 65.8%. 1996. Labour hold


Newham LBC, Canning Town & Grange

Lab 1567 (53.4;+0.1), Con 558 (19.0;-27.7), Rights for Whites 407 (13.9;+13.9), Lib Dem 282 (9.6;+9.6), Newham Ind 122 (4.2;+4.2)
Majority 1009. Turnout 53.7%. 1994. Labour hold


Newham LBC, Little Ilford

Lab 2450 (63.1;-8.7), Con 449 (11.6;-1.2), Lib Dem 413 (10.6;-4.8), Newham Ind 410 (10.6;+10.6), Childrens Future/BNP 158 (4.1;+4.1)
Majority 2001. Turnout 56.4%. 1994 Turnout Labour hold


Newham LBC, South

Lab 3705 (53.7;+19.4); Con 1396 (20.2;+1.1), Lib Dem 948 (13.7;-17.7), No More Mosques 642 (9.3;+9.3), Newham Ind 209 (3.0;+3.0), (Ind 0 (0.0;-15.2))
Majority 2309. Turnout 57.3%. 1994. Labour hold


Northampton BC, Headlands

Lib Dem 1435 (38.5;-4.4), Lab 1235 (331.;-2.2), Con 1059 (28.4;+6.6)
Majority 200. Turnout unknown. 1995. Liberal Democrat hold


Northampton BC, St Albans

Lab 1867 (58.6;-17.1), Con 841 (26.4;+10.3), Lib Dem 407 (12.8;+4.5), UKIP 71 (2.2;+2.2)
Majority 1026. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Northampton BC, South

Lab 1662 (46.1;+16.4), Con 1307 (36.2;+9.3), Lib Dem 640 (17.7;+7.0)
Majority 355. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


North Hertfordshire BC, Ward unknown

Lab 1635 (50.8;-7.9), Con 1025 (31.8;+5.1), Lib Dem 560 (17.4;+2.8)
Majority 610. Turnout 72.9%. 1996. Labour hold


North Tyneside MBC, St Mary's

Con 3434 (56.4;-5.7), Lab 1752 (28.8;+1.0), Lib Dem 785 (12.9;+2.7), UKIP 113 (1.9;+1.9)
Majority 1682. Turnout unknown. 1996. Conservative hold


Norwich City, Henderson

Lab 2088 (56.0;-8.1), Lib Dem 1226 (32.9;+15.9), Grn 413 (11.0;+1.1), (Con 0 (0.0;-9.0))
Majority 862. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Nuneaton & Bedworth DC, Arbury

Lab 2949 (58.7;-12.7), Con 1343 (26.7;+12.3), Lib Dem 735 (14.6;+0.4)
Majority 1606. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Powys WUA, Newton Llanllwchaiarn North

Lib Dem 544 (46.1;+46.1), Ind 375 (31.8;-62.2), Con 260 (22.0;+22.0), (PC 0 (0.0;-6.0))
Majority 169. Turnout unknown. 1995. Liberal Democrat gain from Independent


Redcar & Cleveland UA, Eston

Lab 2168 (56.2;-21.5), Ind 1362 (35.3;+35.3), Con 329 (8.5;+8.5), (Grn 0 (0.0;-7.2), Lib Dem 0 (0.0;-15.1))
Majority 806. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Rochester u Medway City, Troytown

Lab 1701 (54.3;-16.0), Con 877 (28.0;+10.2), Lib Dem 407 (13.0;+5.5), Ind 148 (4.7;+4.7), (Grn 0 (0.0;-4.4))
Majority 824. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Salford MBC, Cadishead

Lab 2654 (62.3;-21.1), Con 1141 (26.8;+26.8), Lib Dem 466 (10.9;-5.7)
Majority 1512. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Salford MBC, Winton

Lab 3963 (68.3;-7.4), Con 1034 (17.8;-4.7), Lib Dem 807 (13.9;+2.6)
Majority 2929. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


South Ribble DC, Farington

Lab 1600 (45.2;-0.1), Con 1334 (37.7;+2.6), Lib Dem 608 (17.2;-2.4)
Majority 266. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Stevenage BC, Pin Green

Lab 1519 (59.2;-14.8), Con 596 (23.2;+8.1), Lib Dem 367 (14.3;+3.5), Ind 86 (3.3;+3.3)
Majority 923.Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Stevenage BC, Symonds Green

Lab 2260 (53.0;-18.8), Con 1398 (32.8;+4.6), Lib Dem 603 (14.1;+14.1)
Majority 862. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Stockton on Tees UA, Blue Hill

Lab 1620 (64.4;-18.0), Lib Dem 536 (21.3;+12.2), Con 358 (14.2;+5.6)
Majority 1084. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Stoke on Trent UA, Weston

Lab 4354 (57.6;-5.2), Con 1809 (23.9;+3.8), Lib Dem 1400 (18.5;+1.3)
Majority 2545. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Taunton Deane DC, Lynford

Lib Dem 1191 (44.0;+15.2), Lab 981 (36.6;-21.6), Con 530 (19.6;+6.2)
Majority 2172. Turnout unknown. 1995.Liberal Democrat gain from Labour


Taunton Deane DC, Taunton Halcon

Lib Dem 1100 (43.9;+0.8), Lab 826 (33.0;-12.5), Con 578 (23.1;+11.6)
Majority 274, Turnout unknown. 1995. Liberal Democrat hold


Waltham Forest LBC, Wood Street

Lab 2718 (49.5;+8.7), Lib Dem 1717 (31.2;-14.5), Con 1079 (19.6;+5.9)
Majority 1001. Turnout 63.1%. 1994. Labour gain from Liberal Democrat


Warwick BC, Warwick North

Lab 2401 (49.1;-9.4), Con 1820 (37.2;+13.7), Lib Dem 666 (13.6;+1.8), (Grn 0 (0.0;-6.2))
Majority 581. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Watford BC, Meriden

Lab 3768 (48.2;-14.1), Con 2473 (31.7;+9.8), Lib Dem 1570 (20.1;+4.3)
Majority 1295. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Watford BC, Nascot Park

Con 3695 (50.0;+1.7), Lib Dem 1963 (26.6;+4.9), Lab 1727 (23.4;-6.7)
Majority 1732. Turnout unknown. 1996. Conservative hold


Waveney DC, Normanston

Lab 2042 (69.1;-7.0), Con 599 (20.3;+7.9), Lib Dem 315 (10.7;-0.8)
Majority 1443. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


West Dorset DC, Yetminster

Con 576 (51.3;+8.7), Lib Dem 546 (48.7;-8.7)
Majority 30. Turnout unknown. 1996. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


West Dorset DC, Bridport South (2 vacancies)

Lab 354 (35.1;-2.1), Con 328 & 270 (32.5;+10.1), Lib Dem 326 & 293 (32.2;+18.7), (Ind 0 (0.0;-26.9))
Majority 2, Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold and Conservative gain from Independent


West Lothian SUA, Carmondean

SNP 1339 (48.0;-10.0), Lab 1077 (38.6;+2.3), Con 312 (11.2;+5.5), Ind 61 (2.2;+2.2)
Majority 262. Turnout unknown. 1995. SNP hold


Wychavon DC, Bretforton & Offerham

Lib Dem 622 (46.4;+46.4), Ind1 530 (39.5;-43.1), Lab 189 (14.1;+14.1), (Ind2 0 (0.0;-17.4))
Majority 92. Turnout unknown. 1995. Liberal Democrat gain from Independent.


8/5/97

Gosport BC, Rowner

Labour 931 (48.9%), Conservative 763 (40.1%), Liberal Democrat 210 (11.0%)
Majority 168.Turnout unknown. Labour hold


15/5/97

Chorley BC, Charnock Richard.

Conservative 467 (62.8%), Labour 233 (31.3%), Liberal Democrat 44 (5.9%).
Majority 134. Turnout 49.1%. Conservative hold.


Swindon UA, Central.

Labour 548 (46.3%), Liberal Democrat 300 (25.3%), Conservative 224 (18.9%), Green 69 (5.8%), Socialist Labour 44 (3.7%).
Majority 248. Turnout 20.7%. Labour hold.


Hebden Royd TC, Fairfield.

Liberal Democrat 256 (55.4%), Labour 206 (44.6%).
Majority 50. Turnout 40%. LD gain from Labour.


Hebden Royd TC, West End.

Liberal Democrat 226 (44.1%), Labour 204 (39.8%), Independent 82 (16.1%).
Majority 22. Turnout 47.0%. LD gain from Labour.


22/5/97

Darlington UA, Haughton East

Labour 836 (72.6%), Conservative 315 (27.4%)
Majority 521. Turnout unknown. Labour hold


Durham City, Deerness

Labour 561 (64.2%), Independent 259 (29.6%), Liberal Democrat 54 (6.2%)
Majority 302. Turnout 31.0%. Labour hold


Lincoln BC, Carholme

Labour 841 (54.6%), Conservative 380 (24.7%), Commonsense Party 223 (14.5%), Green 95 (6.2%)
Majority 461. Turnout 28.3%. Labour hold


North Tyneside MBC, Holystone

Labour 1354 (59.3%), Conservative 481 (21.1%), Liberal Democrat 373 (16.3%), Independent 76 (3.3%)
Majority 873.Turnout 23.8%. Labour hold


South Kesteven DC, Heath

Ind Con 226 (67.9%), Liberal Democrat 55 (16.5%), Labour 52 (15.6%)
Majority 171. Turnout unknown. Ind Con gain from Conservative


Brandon & Byshottles PC, Deerness

Labour 631 (71.5%), Independent 251 (28.5%)
Majority 380. Turnout unknown. Labour hold


Theydon Bois PC, unwarded

Conservative 372 (37.2%), Independent 329 (32.9%), Liberal Democrat 249 (24.9%), Labour 51 (5.1%)
Majority 43. Turnout 31.6%, Conservative gain from Independent


Windlesham TC, Windlesham

Conservative 456 (42.3%), Liberal Democrat 400 (37.1%), Independent 150 (13.9%), Labour 73 (6.8%)
Majority 56. Turnout unknown. Conservative hold


29/5/97

Shrewsbury & Atcham DC, Haughmond

Con 330 (47.3;+3.2), Lib Dem 192 (27.5;+7.7), Lab 175 (25.1;-11.1)
Majority 138. Turnout unknown. 1995. Conservative hold


Oxted PC, Oxted North

Con 650 (65.6), Lib Dem Stuart Paterson 341 (34.4)
 Majority 309. Turnout unknown. 1995. Conservative hold


Oxted PC, Oxted South

Lab 777 (55.9), Con 614 (44.1)
Majority 163. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold



Information courtesy of the
Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors.
Edited by Colin Rosenstiel : Web presentation by Keith Edkins © 1997.