Somerset County Council elections

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Somerset County Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2001, 58 councillors have been elected from 58 wards.

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Political control

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

Party in controlYears
Conservative 1973–1985
No overall control 1985–1989
Conservative 1989–1993
Liberal Democrats 1993–2001
No overall control 2001–2005
Liberal Democrats 2005–2009
Conservative 2009–2022
Liberal Democrats 2022–2023

Council elections

County result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Minehead By-Election 30 July 1998
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative 1,42842.6+7.2
Liberal Democrats 1,12533.6-1.4
Labour 79823.8-5.8
Majority3039.0
Turnout 3,35137.0
Conservative hold Swing
Lydeard By-Election 28 October 1999
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative 94868.2+28.7
Liberal Democrats 44231.8-14.0
Majority50636.4
Turnout 1,39028.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2005-2009

Mendip North East By-Election 1 May 2008
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Matthew Ellis1,56851.2+6.9
Liberal Democrats Ian Hasell1,49748.8+9.7
Majority712.4
Turnout 3,06543.8
Conservative hold Swing
Shepton Mallett By-Election 29 May 2008 [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Margaret Robinson95047.4+10.0
Liberal Democrats Rachel Witcombe78339.1+5.5
Labour Christopher Inchley27113.5-15.5
Majority1678.3
Turnout 2,00429.0
Conservative hold Swing

2009–2013

Shepton Mallett By-Election 5 May 2011
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Parham 1,307 41.3
Liberal Democrats Garfield Kennedy89228.2
Labour Chris Inchley71122.5
Green Ian Forster2568.1
Majority41513.1
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
South Petherton By-Election 5 May 2011
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Maxwell 1,333 53.6
Conservative Paul Thompson94337.9
Green Ian Greenfield1084.3
UKIP Godfrey Davey1044.2
Majority39015.7
Turnout 42.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Brent By-Election 1 December 2011
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Denbee 1,285 58.0
Liberal Democrats Helen Groves93242.0
Majority35315.9
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

2013–2017

Frome North By-Election 25 September 2014
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Linda Oliver 1,163 47.7
Liberal Democrats Damon Hooton83634.3
Labour Catherine Richardson1636.7
Independent Adrian Dobinson1395.7
Green Les Spalding1395.7
Majority32713.4
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Taunton North By-Election 7 May 2015
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael Adkins 1,298 29.9
Liberal Democrats Barrie Hall97622.5
Labour Libby Lisgo92721.4
UKIP Robert Bainbridge81418.8
Green Alan Debenham3267.5
Majority3227.4
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

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References

  1. "Somerset". BBC News Online . 19 April 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  2. The County of Somerset (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  3. "Somerset". BBC Online . Retrieved 3 June 2008.
  4. "New Faces Join Mendip District Council". Mendip District Council. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010.