Torbay Council elections

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Torbay is a unitary authority in Devon, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district. Since 2005 it has also had a directly elected mayor.

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Political control

Borough council

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties: [1] [2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in controlYears
Conservative 1973-1990
No overall control 1990-1991
Liberal Democrats 1991-1998

Unitary authority

Party in controlYears
Liberal Democrats 1997-2000
Conservative 2000-2003
Liberal Democrats 2003-2007
Conservative 2007–present

Directly elected mayor

Party in controlYears
Conservative 2005–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

Unitary authority elections

Mayoral elections

A referendum took place on 14 July 2005 on establishing a directly elected mayor. The result saw a majority in favour with 18,074 in support and 14,684 opposed on a 32.1% turnout. [7]

A referendum took place on 5 May 2016 on Reverting to a leader and cabinet system . The result saw a majority in favour of a leader and cabinet system with 15846 in support of the leader and cabinet system and 9511 wanting to stick with an elected mayor on a 25.3% turnout [8]

Borough result maps

By-election results

1997–2000

Tormohun By-Election 15 January 1998
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative 1,38046.3+10.9
Liberal Democrats 88429.7-2.4
Independent 52117.5-3.5
Labour 1956.5-5.0
Majority46916.6
Turnout 2,98035.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Tormohun By-Election 17 September 1998
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Damian Barton67138.2+5.9
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Faulkner66738.0-5.3
Labour Darren Cowell32118.3-6.1
Liberal 975.5+5.5
Majority40.2
Turnout 1,756
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Preston By-Election 8 April 1999
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative 1,50451.4+16.0
Liberal Democrats 1,12938.6+6.5
Labour 29510.1-1.4
Majority37512.8
Turnout 2,92834.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2000–2003

Ellacombe By-Election 7 December 2000 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Blake1,15162.9+32.9
Conservative David Selley54629.8-7.2
Labour Pauline Digby945.1+0.0
Independent Lionel Digby402.2+2.2
Majority60533.1
Turnout 1,83124.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Tormohun By-Election 29 November 2001 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Harris1,20163.4-26.3
Conservative 55729.6-10.9
Labour 1216.4-5.6
Majority64433.8
Turnout 1,87925.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2003–2007

Roundham with Hyde By-Election 20 May 2004 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Joseph Carroll49829.3-2.3
Liberal Democrats Andrew Douglas-Dunbar41324.3-24.7
Independent Alan Hall20311.9+4.6
Labour David Pedrick-Friend20311.9-0.1
UKIP Mark Dent1287.5+7.5
BNP Michael Turner1066.2+6.2
Independent Pamela Neale855.0+5.0
Independent Mary Bennett633.7+3.7
Majority855.0
Turnout 1,69931.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Wellswood By-Election 5 August 2004 (2) [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative 964
Conservative 923
UKIP 545
UKIP 482
Liberal Democrats Tristan Gruber198
Liberal Democrats Thomas Pentney192
Labour 102
Labour 89
Turnout 3,49627.6
Conservative hold Swing
Goodrington with Roselands By-Election 21 October 2004 [13] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Colin Hurst70142.2+10.5
Liberal Democrats Thomas Pentney51030.7-27.9
UKIP Mark Dent28417.1+7.4
Labour John Mellor1167.0+7.0
BNP Michael Turner503.0+3.0
Majority19111.5
Turnout 1,66130.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Wellswood By-Election 10 March 2005 [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Hanley1,26162.5+8.5
Liberal Democrats Jefferson Rose33116.4+5.2
UKIP Mark Dent32616.1-13.3
Labour Thomas Millman994.9-0.6
Majority93046.1
Turnout 2,01729.6
Conservative hold Swing
Blatchcombe By-Election 5 May 2005 [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Jeanette Richards1,70838.9+18.9
Liberal Democrats Alan Forbes1,56335.6-14.1
Labour Jonathan Haines1,12425.6+7.4
Majority1453.3
Turnout 4,39557.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Churston with Galmpton By-Election 8 December 2005 [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Derek Mills1,25077.7+27.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Douglas-Dunbar27016.8-32.9
Labour Trevor Fine895.5+5.5
Majority98060.9
Turnout 1,60928.3
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011

Berryhead with Furzeham By-Election 14 June 2007 (3) [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Michael Morey1,006
Independent Vic Ellery952
Conservative Martyn Hodge853
Conservative Simon Jones727
Conservative Alan Craig689
Independent Tony Walker510
Liberal Democrats Chris Lomas483
Independent Nigel James397
Liberal Democrats Catherine Johns277
Liberal Democrats John Turner245
BNP Michael Turner159
BNP Maureen Turner152
BNP Chris Marchant151
UKIP Gary Booth145
UKIP Peter Fryett129
UKIP Mike Simpson93
Labour Patrick Canavan71
Labour Jermaine Atiya-Alla67
Labour Irene Reade66
Turnout 7,17231.8
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St. Mary's-with-Summercombe By-Election 22 July 2010 [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Baldrey80152.7
Conservative Nicholas Henderson36524.0
Labour Rosemary Ann Clarke19512.8
UKIP Jen Walsh15910.5
Majority
Turnout 2,0171,520
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2011–2015

Cockington-with-Chelston By-Election 23 June 2011 [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Pountney1 04846.3
Conservative Sylvia Faryna61427.1
Labour Leonora Critchlow35715.8
Independent Susie Colley1295.7
Independent Mark Dent612.7
Green Thomas Cooper552.4
Majority
Turnout 2 26426.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2015–2019

Clifton with Maidenway By-Election 5 November 2015 [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Adrian Sanders 1 09669.2+39.3
Conservative Richard Barnby23414.8-13.7
UKIP Anthony Rayner15810.0-9.7
Labour Eddie Harris533.3-9
Green Stephen Pocock432.7-6.8
Majority86254.4+53
Turnout 27.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Tormohun By-Election 5 May 2016 [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Pentney1 12646.7
Conservative Jacqueline Wakeham53322.1
Labour Darren Cowell34414.3
UKIP Steven Walsh31513.1
Green Stephen Morley662.7
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Michelle Goodman271.1
Majority59324.6
Turnout 2 41129.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Watcombe By-election 14 December 2017 [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Swithin Long65557.1
Conservative Daniel Maddock35530.9
Labour Julia Neal1219.5
Green Eleanor Taylor171.4
Majority30026.1
Turnout 114822.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

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