Local Authority Byelection Results -June 1997

5/6/97

Bridgend WUA, Old Castle Ward (2 vacancies)


2 Conservatives returned unopposed (new boundaries so gain/loss analysis not possible)


Rutland UA, Oakham East

Lib Dem 477 (50.0;+41.9), Ind 301 (31.6;-44.0), Lab 176 (18.4;+2.4)
Majority 176. Turnout unknown. 1996. Liberal Democrat gain from Independent


Western Islands SUA, Uig Ward


Independent returned unopposed.


Wrexham Maelor WUA, Llangollen

Lib Dem 349 (50.3%), Labour 345 (49.7%)
Majority 4. Turnout 46%. Liberal Democrat win (new ward so gain/loss analysis not possible)


Hythe & Dibden Parish Council (Dibden Ward)

Lib Dem 339 (50.9%;-4.8%), Con 244 (36.6%;+9.9%), Lab 83 (12.5%;-6%)
Majority 95. Turnout 20.85%. 1995. Liberal Democrat hold


12/6/97

Aylesbury Vale DC, Newton Longville

Ind 388 (54.2;+54.2), Lib Dem 236 (33.0;-23.5), Lab 92 (12.8;+12.8), [Con 0 (0.0;-43.5)]
Majority 152.Turnout 47.0%. 1995. Independent gain from Liberal Democrat.


Hart DC, Fleet Pondtail

Con 773 (48.1;+32.6), Ind 691 (43.0;-25.7), Lib Dem 144 (8.9;-2.1), [Lab 0 (0.0;-4.9)]
Majority 82. Turnout unknown. 1995. Conservative gain from Independent.


Newcastle upon Tyne City, South Gosforth

Lib Dem 1474 (43.7;-15.0), Con 1096 (32.5;+1.3), Lab 800 (23.7;+13.6)
Majority 378. Turnout unknown. 1996. Liberal Democrat hold


Rhondda, Cynon, Taff WUA, Aberaman South

PC 784 (49.2;+6.4), Lab 762 (47.8;+15.1), Lib Dem 48 (3.0;+3.0), [Ind PC 0 (0.0;-24.6)]
Majority 22. Turnout 43.5%. 1995. Plaid Cymru hold


Richmond LBC, Hampton Hill

Con 1138 (40.3;-0.1), Lib Dem 1096 (38.8;-3.0), Lab 591 (20.9;+3.1)
Majority 42. Turnout 42.1%. 1994. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


19/6/97

Aberdeenshire SUA, Upper Ythan

Lib Dem 543 (32.3;+18.4), Con 486 (28.9;+28.9), Ind 373 (22.2;-37.0), SNP 278 (16.5;-3.2) [Lab 0 (0.0;-7.2)]
Majority 57.Turnout 41.3%. 1995 Liberal Democrat gain from Independent


Blyth Valley DC, Newsham & New Delaval

Lab 396 (52.5;-7.6), Lib Dem 333 (44.2;+8.7), Con 25 (3.3;-1.1)
Majority 63.Turnout 20.7%. 1995. Labour hold


Denbighshire WUA, Llangollen (2 vacancies)

Ind No.1 739 (35.0;n/a), Lab 730 (34.6; n/a), Ind No.2 640 (30.3;n/a)
Majority 90.Turnout 45.9%. Labour win one, Independent win one. Boundary changes.


Harborough DC, Glen

Con 544 (52.7;-4.4), Lib Dem 339 (32.8;+32.8), Lab 149 (14.4;-28.6)
Majority 205. Turnout 33%. 1995. Conservative hold


Melton BC, Craven

Lab 332 (44.9;+19.2), Lib Dem 217 (29.3;-15.7), Con 191 (25.8;+7.9) [Ind 0 (0.0;-11.5)]
Majority 115. Turnout 29.45%. 1995. Labour gain from Liberal Democrat.


North Kesteven DC, Skellingthorpe

Lab 343 (47.3;-3.2), Ind No.1 161 (22.2;+3.4), Ind No.2 132 (18.2;+18.2), Lib Dem 89 (12.3;+1.9) [Ind Con 0 (0.0;-20.3)
Majority 182. Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour gain from Independent


North Kesteven DC, Washingborough

Lab 497 (61.4;+36.6), Con 313 (38.6;+6.0) [Ind 0 (0.0;-42.7)]
Majority 184. Turnout unknown. 1995 Labour gain from Independent


Heckington PC, unwarded

Ind No.1 274 (62.8;n/a), Ind No.2 162 (37.2;n/a)
Majority 112. Turnout unknown. 1995. Independent hold


26/6/97

Amber Valley DC, Alfreton West

Lab 354 (76.5;-8.3), Lib Dem 109 (23.5;+8.3)
Majority 245. Turnout 11.8%. 1996. Labour hold


Charnwood DC, Sileby

Lab 874 (68.3;+1.8), Con 338 (26.4;-7.1), Lib Dem 68 (5.3;+5.3)
Majority 536. Turnout 24.27%. 1995. Labour hold


Chester BC, College

Lab 664 (74.9;+6.3), Con 120 (13.5;-4.6), Ind 53 (6.0;+6.0), Lib Dem 50 (5.6;-2.5) [Rate 0 (0.0;-5.1)]
Majority 544. turnout 16.0%. 1995. Labour hold


Gravesham BC, Coldharbour

Lab 522 (75.4;-4.0), Con 86 (12.4;+0.2), Lib Dem 84 (12.1;+3.7)
Majority 436. Turnout 22.8%. 1995. Labour hold


Gravesham BC, Painters Ash

Lab 719 (80.0;+4.6), Con 152 (16.9;-1.7), Lib Dem 28 (3.1;-2.5)
Majority 567. Turnout 22.8%. 1995. Labour hold


Gravesham BC, Riverside

Lab 541 (82.2;-2.9), Con 77 (11.7;-3.2), Lib Dem 40 (6.1;+6.1)
Majority 464. Turnout 16.29%. 1995. Labour hold


Harrogate DC, Fountains

Lib Dem 196 (54.2;-24.0), Con 166 (45.6;+45.6) [Lab 0 (0.0;-21.8)]
Majority 30. Turnout unknown. 1995. Liberal Democrat Hold


Harrogate DC, Ripon East

Con 290 (41.3;-3.2), Lib Dem Penelope Harrison 255 (36.3;+36.3), Lab 157 (22.4;-33.1)
Majority 35. Turnout 17.0%. 1996 Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


Harrogate DC, Ripon West

Lib Dem 461 (59.9;-3.0), Con 309 (40.1;+3.0)
Majority 152. Turnout unknown. 1996. Liberal Democrat hold


Highland SUA, Baruly

Ind No.1 257 (28.4;-4.3), Con 184 (20.4;+20.4), Ind No.2 157 (17.4;+17.4), Ind No.3 127 (14.0;+14.0), Ind No.4 103 (11.4;+11.4), SNP 76 (8.4;-58.9)
Majority 73. Turnout unknown. 1995. Independent gain from SNP


Purbeck DC, Swanage North

Ind 502 (66.5;+39.0), Lib Dem 253 (33.5;+13.5) [Con 0 (0.0;-37.5), Lab 0 (0.0;-15.0)]
Majority 249. Turnout unknown. 1995. Independent hold


Redbridge LBC, Hainault

Lab 1054 (64.5;+7.5), Con 513 (31.4;+3.6), Lib Dem 67 (4.1;-11.1)
Majority 541. Turnout 23.37%. 1994. Labour hold


Ribble Valley DC, St James

Lib Dem 403 (64.3;+2.6), Con 131 (20.9;+6.2), Lab 92 (14.7;-8.9)
Majority 272. Turnout 35.33%. Liberal Democrat hold


South Holland DC, Spalding Central

Con 165 (44.8;+30.3), Lib Dem 121 (32.9;+12.7), Lab 82 (22.3;-26.9) [Ind No 1. 0 (0.0;-12.8), Ind No. 2 0 (0.0;-3.4)]
Majority 44. Turnout 29.0%. 1995. Conservative gain from Labour


Uttlesford DC, Great Dunmow South

Lib Dem 351 (35.8;-28.8), Con 341 (34.8;-0.6), Lab 207 (21.1;+21.1), Ind 81 (8.3;+8.3)
Majority 10. Turnout 28.9%. 1995. Liberal Democrat hold


Vale of Glamorgan WUA, Llandow & Ewenny

Con 371 (53.2;n/a), Lab 194 (27.8;n/a), Lib Dem 83 (11.9;n/a), PC 49 (7.0;n/a)
Majority 177. Turnout 35.57%. Conservative win. No comparison possible due to ward boundary changes.


Wigan MBC, Ince

Lab 685 (92.1;-0.5), Con 59 (7.9;+0.5)
Majority 626. Turnout 9.6%. 1996. Labour hold


Clitheroe TC, St James

Lib Dem 407 (64.7;n/a), Con 133 (21.1;n/a), Lab 89 (14.1;n/a)
Majority 274. Turnout 35.33%. 1995. Liberal Democrat hold


Epping TC, St Johns

Lab 197 (28.9;+3.7), Con 160 (23.5;+2.5), Lib Dem 140 (20.5;-2.3), Rate 110 (16.1;+0.4), Ind 75 (11.0;-4.0)
Majority 37. turnout 16.4% Comparison against by-election 11/96. Labour gain from Resident.


Ripon (City) PC, East

Lib Dem 392 (56.8;n/a), Con 298 (43.2;n/a)
Majority 94. turnout unknown. 1996. Liberal Democrat hold


Swanage TC, Swanage North

Lib Dem 371 (50.5;n/a), Con 363 (49.5;n/a)
Majority 8. turnout 24%. 1995. Liberal Democrat gain from Independent


Pontypridd TC, Graig

Ind 251 (46.4;n/a), Lab 199 (36.9;n/a), Lib Dem 81 (15.0;n/a), PC 10 (1.8;n/a)
Majority 52.Turnout 30.3%. 1995. Independent gain from Labour



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