By-elections and other changes

Wyre Rural Central

Following the sad death of County Councillor Vivien Taylor, one casual vacancy exists in the office of County Councillor for the Wyre Rural Central electoral division.

An election is to be held of one county councillor for Wyre Rural Central.

Morecambe North

Following the resignation of County Councillor Tony Jones, one casual vacancy exists in the office of County Councillor for the Morecambe North electoral division.

Burnley Central East electoral division

A by-election for the Burnley Central East electoral division was held on 3 November. The result of the by-election (declared Friday 4 November 2016) is shown below:

Candidate Party Votes
FISK, Laura Green Party 84
GIRVEN, Mark UK Independence Party (UKIP) 249
MALIK, Sobia Labour Party Candidate 1348
PAYNE, Emma Louise Victoria Liberal Democrats 276
  Majority 1072

Eligible Voters = 11117 No. of Ballots = 1969 No. of spoilt Ballots = 12

Labour Party candidate Sobia Malik elected with 1348 votes (68.46%)

NB: The result of the Burnley Central East by-election did not affect the political composition of the county council.

Chorley Rural North electoral division

A by-election for the Chorley Rural North electoral division was held on 21 July 2016. The result of the by-election (declared Friday 22 July 2016) is shown below:

Candidate Party Votes
CULLENS, Alan The Conservative Party 1144
HARGREAVES, Yvonne Marie Labour Party 1042
SUART, Christopher UK Independence Party 303
FENN, Stephen John Liberal Democrat 125
  Majority 102

Eligible voters = 10447 Number of Ballots = 2614 Number of spoilt Ballots = 4

Conservative Party candidate Alan Cullens elected with 1144 votes (43.76%)

The result of the Chorley Rural North by-election did not affect the political composition of the county council.

Lancaster East electoral division

A by-election for the Lancaster East electoral division was held on 5 May 2016. The result of the by-election (declared Friday 6 May 2016) is shown below:

Candidate Party Votes
COLLINGE, Lizzi Labour Party 1758
HAMILTON-COX, Tim Green Party 1408
LONG, Robin Eamonn Liberal Democrats 231
METCALFE, Steve Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 60
  Majority 350

Eligible voters = 9559 Number of Ballots = 3457 Number of spoilt Ballots = 49

Labour Party candidate Lizzi Collinge elected with 1758 votes (50.85%)

NB: The result of the Lancaster East by-election did not affect the political composition of the county council.

Previous by-elections

Details of by-elections and changes to the council's composition that have taken place since the 2001 elections.

2009 - 2013

By-elections

Details of by-elections and changes to the council's composition that have taken place since the 4 June 2009.

Wyreside electoral division

A by-election for the Wyreside electoral division was held on 27 October 2011. The result of the by-election (declared Friday 28 October 2011) is shown below:

Candidate Party Votes
Higginson, Kevin Ronald Labour 877
Noble, Simon John UK Independence Party 361
Taylor, Vivien Margaret Conservative 2178
White, Susan Jane Green 339
  Majority 1301

Eligible voters = 13545, No. of Ballots = 3762, No. of spoilt Ballots = 7

Conservative Party candidate Vivien Margaret Taylor elected with 2178 votes (27.77%)

NB: The result of the Wyreside by-election changed the political composition of the county council to: Conservative 51 (up 1), Labour 17, Liberal Democrats 9, Independent 3, Green 2, British National Party 1, Idle Toad 1.

Burnley Central East electoral division

A by-election for the Burnley Central East electoral division was held on 6 May 2010. The result of the by-election (declared Friday 7 May 2010) is shown below:

Candidate Party Votes
Hassan, Dr Misfar Labour 3157
Isherwood, Matthew Conservative 815
McDevitt, Paul British National Party 868
Smith, Martin Liberal Democrats 2279
  Majority 878

Eligible voters = 11,877, No. of Ballots = 7119, No. of spoilt Ballots = 62

Labour Party candidate Dr Misfar Hassan elected with 3157 votes (44%)

NB: The result of the Burnley Central East by-election changed the political composition of the County Council to Conservative 51, Labour 17 (up 1), Liberal Democrats 9, Independent 3, Green 2, British National Party 1, Idle Toad 1.

Other changes

Following the death of County Councillor Bob Mutch, Conservative (Wyreside) on 6 August 2011 the political balance of the County Council changed to: Conservative 50, Labour 17, Liberal Democrats 9, Independent 3, Green 2, British National Party 1, Idle Toad 1, Vacancy 1.

Following the death of County Councillor Bill Bennett, Liberal Democrat (Burnley Central East) on 13 March 2010 the political balance of the County Council changed to: Conservative 51, Labour 16, Liberal Democrats 9, Independents 3, Green 2, Idle Toad 1, British National Party 1, Vacancy 1.

2005 - 2009

By-Elections

Details of by-elections and changes to the council's composition that have taken place between 5th May 2005 and 3rd June 2009.

Thornton Cleveleys Central electoral division

A by-election for the Thornton Cleveleys Central electoral division was held on 7th February 2008. The result of the by-election is shown below:

Candidate Party Votes
Bergin, Olive UK Independence Party 489
Lawrenson, Jim Conservative 1536
Martin, Wayne Christopher Labour 934
Pitman, Philip Liberal Democrats 220
  Majority 602

Eligible voters = 11,115, No. of Ballots = 3179, No. of spoilt Ballots = 22

Conservative Party candidate Jim Lawrenson elected with 1536 votes (48%)

NB: The result of the Thornton Cleveleys Central by-election changed the political balance of the county council to Labour 43, Conservative 31, Liberal Democrats 6, Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Independents (no party) 2.

Other changes

County Councillor H Gore resigned from the Labour Group to become an Independent Member on 26th March 2007. As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 43 (down 1), Conservative 31, Liberal Democrats 6, Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Independents (no party) 2 (up 1).

Following the death of County Councillor Keith Tebbs, Conservative (Thornton Cleveleys Central) on 5th November 2007 the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 43, Conservative 30 (down 1), Liberal Democrats 6, Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Independents (no party) 2, Vacancy 1.  A By-Election to fill this vacancy was held on 7th February 2008.

County Councillor Norman Abram resigned from the Liberal Democrat Group to become a Conservative Group Member on 28th September 2008.  As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 43, Conservative 32 (up 1), Liberal Democrats 5 (down 1), Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Independents (no party) 2.

County Councillor Nawaz Ahmed resigned from the Liberal Democrat Group to become a Labour Group Member on 2nd October 2008. As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 44 (up 1), Conservative 32, Liberal Democrats 4 (down 1), Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Independents (no party) 2.

County Councillor Albert Thornton resigned from the Labour Group to become a Conservative Group Member on 19th January 2009. As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 43 (down 1), Conservative 33 (up 1), Liberal Democrats 4 (down 1), Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Independents (no party) 2.

2001 - 2005

By-Elections

Details of by-elections and changes to the council's composition that have taken place between 7th June 2001 and 4th May 2005.

South Ribble North West electoral division

The result of the election for the South Ribble North West division held on 7 June 2001 was declared void and a by-election was held on 22 November 2001. The result of the by-election is shown below:

 

Candidate Party Votes
Lyon DW Labour 358
Pimblett AE Liberal Democrats 1518
Wakeling PT Conservative 1232
  Majority 286

Eligible voters = 12086, No. of Ballots = 3108, No. of spoilt Ballots = 3

Liberal Democrats candidate Anthony Pimplett elected with 1518 votes (49%)

NB. The result of the South Ribble North West by-election did not affect the political composition of the county council.

Preston Rural West electoral division

A by-election for the Preston Rural West electoral division was held on 1 May 03. The result of the by-election is shown below:

 

Candidate Party Votes
Al-Serraj J Labour 590
Henshaw H Liberal Democrats 1205
Parkinson WR Conservative 1781
  Majority 576

No. of Ballots = 3576, No. of spoilt Ballots = 26

Conservative candidate WILLIAM RUSSELL PARKINSON elected with 1781 (49.8%)

NB. The result of the Preston Rural West by-election changed the political composition of the county council to:

Labour 44, Conservative 27 (up 1), Liberal Democrats 5 (down 1), Green 1, other 1.

Other changes

County Councillor WR Parkinson moved from the Conservative Party to the Liberal Democrats on 13 September 2004. As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 44, Conservative 26 (down 1), Liberal Democrats 6 (up 1), Green 1, other 1.

County Councillor Tom Sharratt, Other (South Ribble East) was officially designated 'The Idle Toad' on 6th December, 2004. As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 44, Conservative 26, Liberal Democrats 6, Green 1, Other 0 (down 1), Idle Toad 1.

Following the death of County Councillor Robert Hodge, Conservative (West Lancashire North) on 16 December 2004 the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 44, Conservative 25 (down 1), Liberal Democrats 6, Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Vacancy 1.

Following the death of County Councillor Brian Johnson, Labour (Preston Central West) on the 16 February 2005 the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 43 (down 1), Conservative 25, Liberal Democrats 6, Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Vacancies 2.

County Councillor George Slynn moved from the Labour Group to the Liberal Democrats Group on the 17th March, 2005. As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 42 (down 1), Conservative 25, Liberal Democrats 7 (up 1), Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Vacancies 2.

County Councillor Ronald Pickup resigned from the Labour Group and became an Independent Member on 7th April, 2005.  As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 41 (down 1), Conservative 25, Liberal Democrats 7, Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Independent 1, Vacancies 2.

County Councillor Stephen Wilkinson moved from the Labour Group to the Liberal Democrats Group on 9th April 2005.  As a result the political balance of the county council changed to Labour 40 (down 1), Conservative 25, Liberal Democrats 8 (up 1), Green 1, Idle Toad 1, Independent 1, Vacancies 2.

Elections