Waveney District Council elections

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Local elections were held in Waveney district every four years to elect councillors to Waveney District Council. In the past, one-third of councillors were elected each year, but in 2010 the council opted to change to a whole council election system. [1] Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 48 councillors have been elected from 23 wards. The district was merged with Suffolk Coastal in April 2019 to form East Suffolk, meaning that the 2015 elections were the final Waveney elections to be held. [2]

Waveney District Non-metropolitan district in England

Waveney was a local government district in Suffolk, England, named after the River Waveney that forms its north-east border. The district council was based in Lowestoft, the major settlement in Waveney. The other towns in the district are Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Southwold.

Suffolk Coastal Non-metropolitan district in England

Suffolk Coastal was a local government district in Suffolk, England. Its council was based in Melton, having moved from neighbouring Woodbridge in 2017. Other towns include Felixstowe, Framlingham, Leiston, Aldeburgh, and Saxmundham.

East Suffolk (district) Non-metropolitan district in England

East Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England, which was established on 1 April 2019, following the merger of the existing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts. At the 2011 census, the two districts had a combined population of 239,552.

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Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties: [3]

Party in controlYears
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1986
No overall control 1986–1990
Labour 1990–2002
No overall control 2002–2006
Conservative 2006–2011
No overall control 2011–2015
Conservative 2015–2019

Council elections

The 1998 Waveney Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Waveney District Council in Suffolk, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

The 1999 Waveney Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Waveney District Council in Suffolk, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

The 2000 Waveney Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Waveney District Council in Suffolk, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

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References

  1. Changing to Whole Council Elections – Explanatory Document, Waveney District Council, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  2. https://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/news/east-suffolk-council-and-west-suffolk-council-officially-launch-on-april-1-2019-1-5970366
  3. "Waveney". BBC News Online . 19 April 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  4. The District of Waveney (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  5. "Waveney". BBC News Online . Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  6. legislation.gov.uk - The District of Waveney (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. legislation.gov.uk - The District of Waveney (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.