Lincolnshire County Council elections

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Lincolnshire County Council in England is elected every four years.

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Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Political control of the council since 1973 has been held by the following parties: [1]

Party in controlYears
No overall control 1973–1977
Conservative 1977–1993
No overall control 1993–1997
Conservative 1997–2013
No overall control 2013–2017
Conservative 2017–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1973 have been: [2]

CouncillorPartyFromTo
Anthony Thorold Conservative 19731981
David Guttridge Conservative 19811987
Bill Wyrill Conservative 19871993
Rob Parker [3] Labour May 1993May 1997
Jim Speechley [4] [5] Conservative May 199713 Sep 2002
Ian Croft [6] Conservative 4 Oct 200218 Mar 2005
Martin Hill Conservative Mar 2005

Council elections

County result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Boston Rural South By-Election 23 September 1999
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative 44946.8-19.2
Liberal Democrats 35436.9+36.9
Labour 15616.3-17.7
Majority959.9
Turnout 95913.0
Conservative hold Swing
Gainsborough North By-Election 18 November 1999
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats 29646.9+11.5
Conservative 21233.6+7.0
Labour 10516.6-18.5
Independent 182.9+2.9
Majority8413.3
Turnout 63113.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2001-2005

Lincoln Boultham By-Election 11 July 2002
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour 52445.9-17.4
Independent 33929.7+17.3
Conservative 23520.6+0.0
Green 443.9+3.9
Majority18516.2
Turnout 1,14220.6
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009

Boston Coastal By-Election 6 April 2006 [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Bedford80057.9+10.3
UKIP Sue Ransome21715.7-8.8
Labour Paul Kenny20514.8-13.2
Liberal Democrats Albert Tebbs16011.6+11.6
Majority58342.2
Turnout 1,38225.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bourne Castle By-Election 6 July 2006 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charlotte Farquharson65744.6-2.5
Labour Trevor Holmes43529.5+2.6
Liberal Democrats Timothy Fitzgerald25517.3-8.7
UKIP Jamie Corney1278.6+8.6
Majority22215.1
Turnout 1,47423.5
Conservative hold Swing
Heighington and Washingborough By-Election 15 November 2007 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Clive Oxby87761.8+14.5
Labour Darren Hopewell20614.5-26.9
Liberal Democrats Roy Harris1379.7+9.7
BNP Michael Clayton1268.9+8.9
UKIP Steven Pearson523.7-7.6
Independent Victor Sahunta211.5+1.5
Majority67147.3
Turnout 1,41926.2
Conservative hold Swing
Louth Wolds By-Election 31 July 2008 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Hugo Marfleet1,01349.9+13.5
Independent Daniel Simpson36117.8-0.6
Liberal Democrats Eric Needham30415.0-18.4
BNP Robert West21910.8+10.8
Labour Michael Preen753.7+3.7
UKIP Barry Gleeson592.9-9.0
Majority65232.1
Turnout 2,03131.9
Conservative hold Swing
Bourne Abbey By-Election 2 October 2008 [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Sue Woolley76041.4-12.9
Independent Helen Powell35519.3+19.3
BNP David Owens23913.0+13.0
Labour Roberta Britton20211.0-34.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Morris19810.8+10.8
Green Ashley Baxter422.3+2.3
UKIP Peter Oldham412.2+2.2
Majority40522.1
Turnout 1,83721.0
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013

Boston North West By-Election 15 October 2009 [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrea Jenkyns 59738.7+13.2
BNP David Owens58137.7+17.1
Labour Pam Kenny20413.2+1.9
Liberal Democrats Michael Shriden-Shinn16010.4+3.2
Majority161.0
Turnout 1,54221.3
Conservative hold Swing

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