Local Authority Byelection Results - November 1997

6/11/97

Copeland DC, Newtown

Con 597 (51.8;+7.2), Lib Dem 376 (32.6;+32.6), Lab 180 (15.6;-25.3) [SDP 0 (0.0;-14.6)]
Majority 221. Turnout 40.8%. 1995. Conservative hold


Gravesham BC, Northfleet East

Lab 807 (70.1;-4.4), Con 189 (16.4;-0.5), Lib Dem 155 (13.5;+4.9)
Majority 618.Turnout unknown. 1995. Labour hold


Hillingdon LBC, Heathrow

Lab 770 (64.3;+3.8), Con 332 (27.7;-4.1), Lib Dem 95 (7.9;+7.9) [BNP 0 (0.0;-7.7)]
Majority 438. Turnout 21.19%. 1994. Labour hold


Huntingdonshire DC, Brampton

Lib Dem 641 (48.0;+23.4), Con 623 (46.7;-11.9), Ind 71 (5.3;+5.3) [Lab 0 (0.0;-16.9)]
Majority 18. Turnout 38%. 1996. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative


Kettering DC, Loatland

Con 338 (43.4;+22.8), Lab 331 (41.5;-14.6), Lib Dem 129 16.2;-7.2)
Majority 7. Turnout 27.8. 1995. Conservative gain from Labour


Middlesbrough UA, North Ormesby

Lab 528 (68.8;+16.5), Con 177 (23.0;+17.7), Lib Dem 63 (8.2;+8.2) [Ind Lab 0 (0.0;-42.4)]
Majority 351. Turnout 21.0%. 1995. Labour hold


Monmouthshire CBC, Portskewett

Con 303 (42.1;-12.7), Lab 285 (39.6;-1.1), Lib Dem 112 (15.6;+11.2), Ind 19 (2.6;+2.6)
Majority 18. Turnout 45.0%. 1995. Conservative hold


Rochford DC, Hawkwell West

Lab 257 (40.4;-1.5), Resident 194 (30.5;+4.7), Con 185 (29.1;+7.3) [Lib Dem 0 (0.0;-10.6)]
Majority 63. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Wigan MBC, Hope Carr

Lab 1045 (49.7;-9.9), Grn 636 (30.2;+30.2), Con 321 (15.3;-3.4), Lib Dem 102 (4.8;-16.9)
Majority 409. Turnout unknown. 1996. Labour hold


Alton TC, South West & Beech

Con 426 (46.9;+12.3), Lib Dem 297 (32.1;-13.1), Ind 117 (12.6;+12.6), Lab 85 (9.2;-11.8)
Majority 129. Turnout 23.8%. 1995. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


Desborough TC, Loatland

Con 337 (42.3;n/a), Lab 315 (39.6;n/a), Lib Dem 144 (18.1;n/a)
Majority 22. Turnout 27.8%. 1995. Conservative gain from Labour


13/11/97

Coventry City, Wainbody

Con 1741 (61.8;+11.9), Lab 673 (23.9;-7.8), Lib Dem 360 (12.8;-5.6), Soc 44 (1.6;+1.6)
Majority 1068. Turnout 22.2%. 1996. Conservative hold


Darlington UA, North Road

Lib Dem 471 (53.6;-4.4), Lab 326 (37.1;-4.9), Con 81 (9.2;+9.2)
Majority 145. Turnout unknown. 1996. Liberal Democrat hold


Derbyshire CC, Newhall

Lab 966 (71.7;+6.5), Con 229 (17.0;-4.1), Lib Dem 153 (11.4;-2.3)
Majority 737. Turnout 13.37%. 1997. Labour hold


East Northamptonshire DC, Rushden South

Con 525 (55.7;+15.2), Lab 418 (44.3;-15.2)
Majority 107. Turnout 16.1%. 1995. Conservative gain from Labour


East Sussex CC, Hollington & Ashdown

Lab 798 (53.4;+15.4), Con 358 (24.0;-4.3), Lib Dem 337 (22.6;-11.1)
Majority 440. Turnout 15.46%. 1997. Labour hold


Fife SUA, Rosyth West & Dockyard

SNP 366 (44.2;+12.3), Lab 299 (36.1;-23.5), Lib Dem 163 (19.7;+11.1)
Majority 67. Turnout 26%. 1995. SNP gain from Labour


Maidstone BC, High Street

Lib Dem 350 (39.6;-3.0), Lab 310 (35.1;-5.8), Con 123 (13.9;+0.1), Maidstone First 73 (8.3;+8.3), Grn 27 (3.1;+0.4)
Majority 40.Turnout 19.81%. 1996. Liberal Democrat gain from Labour


South Derbyshire DC, Newhall

Lab 497 (73.5;-8.6), Con 91 (13.5;-4.4), Lib Dem 88 (13.0;+13.0)
Majority 406. Turnout 13.75%. 1995. Labour hold.


Dereham TC, Town

Lab 295 (52.9;n/a), Lib Dem 207 (37.1;n/a), Con 28 (5.0;n/a), Grn 28 (5.0;n/a)
Majority 88. Turnout 25%. 1995. Labour hold


Willingdon & Jevington PC

Lib Dem 488 (60.2;n/a), Res 259 (31.9;n/a), Lab 64 (7.9;n/a)
Majority 229. Turnout 34. 1995. Liberal Democrat gain from Residents Association


20/11/97

Bradford MBC, Baildon

Lib Dem 1614 (52.3;-1.0), Con 1077 (34.9;-0.7), Lab 372 (12.1;+1.0), Ind 22 (12.1;+1.0)
Majority 537. Turnout 24.6%. 1996. Liberal Democrat hold


Carrick DC, Trehaverne

Con 600 (46.9;+23.2), Lib Dem 443 (34.6;-15.3), Lab 236 (18.5;-8.0)
Majority 157. Turnout unknown. 1995. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


Cornwall CC, Truro West

Ind 598 (45.4;+45.4), Con 366 (27.8;-1.2), Lib Dem 236 (17.9;-29.1), Lab 116 (8.8;-15.2)
Majority 232. Turnout unknown. 1997. Independent gain from Liberal Democrat


Middlesbrough UA, Southfield

Lab 290 (75.5;-8.3), Con 53 (13.8;-2.4), Lib Dem 41 (10.6;+10.6)
Majority 237. Turnout 10.6%. 1995. Labour hold


Mole Valley DC, Holmwood & Beare Green

Lib Dem 461 (51.2;-0.2), Con 401 (44.5;+6.0), Lab 39 (4.3;-5.8)
Majority 60. Turnout 41.0%. 1996. Liberal Democrat hold


Newcastle upon Tyne City, Heaton

Lab 564 (52.9;-10.7), Con 211 (19.8;+6.0), Lib Dem 158 (14.8;+4.5), Grn 84 (7.9;+1.9), Communist 50 (4.7;+4.7) [Ind Lab 0 (0.0;-6.4)]
Majority 353.Turnout 11.5%. 1996. Labour hold


Norfolk CC, University

Lab 808 (43.0;+1.0), Lib Dem 796 (42.4;+2.5), Con 275 (14.6;-0.2)
Majority 12. Turnout 33.3%. 1997. Labour hold


West Oxfordshire, Milton-under-Wychwood

Con 299 (47.0;+5.7), Lib Dem 287 (45.1;+9.0), Lab 50 (7.9;-14.8)
Majority 12. Turnout 40%. 1996. Conservative hold


Portishead TC, Central Ward

Lib Dem 144 (37.0;n/a), Lab 140 (36.0;n/a), Con 105 (27.0;n/a)
Majority 4. Turnout 23.0%. 1995. Liberal Democrat hold


Truro TC, Trehaverne

Con 647 (50.9;n/a), Lib Dem 396 (31.2;n/a), Lab 231 (18.2;n/a)
Majority 251. Turnout 34.2%. 1995. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


27/11/97

Aylesbury Vale DC, Bedgrove

Conservative 830 (46.2%;+13.2), Lib Dem 638 (35.5%;-10.5), Labour 160 (8.9%;-12.1)
Majority 192. Turnout 31% 1995 Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat


Aylesbury Vale DC, Meadowcroft

Lib Dem 263 (43.1%;-11.3), Labour 193 (31.6%;+0.1), Conservative 154 (25.2%;+11.1)
Majority 70. Turnout 12% 1995 Liberal Democrat Hold


Dartford DC, Galley Hill

Residents Association 245 (54.8%;+54.8%), Labour 165 (36.9%;+7.3), Ind Lab 20 (4.5%;-43.8), Ind Dem 17 (3.8%;+3.8)
Majority 80. Turnout 19% 1995 Residents Gain from Independent Labour


Dartford DC, Longfield

Conservative 410 (45.4%;+9.5), Residents Association 314 (34.8%;+34.8), Labour 179 (19.8%;-3.5)
Majority 96. Turnout 23% 1995 Conservative hold


Dartford DC, Maypole (2 vacancies)

Conservative 407 & 403 (53.1%;+2.1) Labour 237 & 232 (30.9%;-18.1), Lib Dem 122 (15.9%;+15.9)
Majority 166. Turnout 28% 1995 Conservative Hold


Kirklees MBC, Heckmondwicke

Labour 1219 (55.5%;+1.7), Conservative 710 (32.3%;-3.5), Lib Dem 268 (12.2%;+6.2)
Majority 509. Turnout 16% 1996 Labour gain from Conservative


South Somerset DC, Crewkerne

Conservative 455 (38.9;+11.7), Lib Dem 421 (36.0%;-7.1), Labour 294 (25.1%;-4.6)
Majority 34. Turnout 19% 1995 Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat



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