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Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council elections

One third of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council in Merseyside, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Following boundary changes in 2004, 63 councillors were elected from 31 wards.[1] Further boundary changes in 2016 reduced the council to 45 seats and 15 wards.[2]

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 control Years
Labour 1973–present

Council elections

Changes between elections

Prescot East By-Election 12 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 494 51.8
Labour 412 43.2
Conservative 47 4.9
Majority 82 8.6
Turnout 953 20.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
St Gabriels By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 462 87.3 -7.7
Conservative 68 12.4 +12.4
Local Watchdog 18 3.3 +3.3
Majority 394 71.9
Turnout 548
Labour hold Swing
Longview By-Election 22 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 372 57.3
Liberal Democrat 229 35.3
Socialist Labour 31 4.8
Conservative 17 2.6
Majority 143 22.0
Turnout 649 15.7
Labour hold Swing
Prescot West By-Election 4 January 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mike Wynn 428 54.7 -7.3
Labour 271 34.6 -3.4
Conservative 84 10.7 +10.7
Majority 157 20.1
Turnout 783 17.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2004 boundaries

Whiston South By-Election 22 September 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lorraine Donovan 555 53.3 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Yvonne Southern 383 36.8 -7.6
Conservative Gary Robertson 103 9.9 +9.9
Majority 172 16.5
Turnout 1,041 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Halewood South By-Election 26 November 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Allan Harvey 607 46.0 +12.1
Liberal Democrat Tommy Morretta 486 36.8 -9.8
BNP Tony Ward 113 8.6 +8.6
United Socialist Eric McIntosh 52 3.9 -5.3
Conservative Carl Cross 32 2.4 -3.5
Independent Andy Thompson 30 2.3 -2.0
Majority 121 9.2
Turnout 1,320 23.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Prescot East by-election 4 April 2013[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steff O’Keeffe 515 57.9 -5.8
Liberal Democrat Carl Cashman 328 36.9 +3.9
Conservative Adam William Butler 47 5.3 +2.0
Majority 187
Turnout 15.72 890
Labour hold Swing

Percentage change is since May 2012

Prescot West by-election 4 April 2013[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynn O'Keeffe 441 43.8 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Ian Smith 403 40.1 +2.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Stephen Whatham 86 8.5 -1.2
Conservative Robert Avery 62 6.2 +0.4
Green Robert Mbanu 14 1.4 +1.4
Majority 38
Turnout 1006 19.46
Labour hold Swing
St Michael's by-election 4 April 2013[10]
Percentage change on 3 May 2012 election. Term ends 5 May 2016.
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vickie Lamb 676 85.7 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Mike Currie 69 8.7 +1.6
Conservative David Dunne 44 5.6 +5.6
Majority 607
Turnout 789 15.4
Labour hold Swing

2016 boundaries

St Michael's by-election, 20 July 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Kearns 716 86.6 Decrease3.0
Liberal Democrat Dean Boyle 58 7.0 New
Green Kirk Sandringham 53 6.4 New
Majority 658 79.6 Decrease2.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.5

[11]

Page Moss by-election, 29 March 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Del Arnall 657 78.2 Decrease11.6
Green Kirk Sandringham 74 8.8 Decrease1.4
UKIP Fred Fricker 68 8.1 New
Conservative Aaron Waters 41 4.9 New
Majority 583 69.4 Decrease10.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.1

[12]

Halewood South by-election, 23 August 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gary See 1,012 51.6 Increase5.8
Independent Bob Swann 778 39.7 Decrease7.6
Liberal Democrat Jenny McNeilis 118 6.0 New
Conservative Ruth Smart 54 2.8 Decrease4.1
Majority 234 11.9 N/A
Turnout 1,968
Rejected ballots 6 0.3 Steady
Labour hold Swing Increase6.7

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References

  1. ^ "About your council". Knowsley Council. Archived from the original on 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Knowsley Boundaries Change for 2016 Local Elections". Prescot Online. Retrieved 2018-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Knowsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Knowsley council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Labour nets Thanet | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Labour hold ex-mayor's ward seat". Liverpool Echo. 2005-09-24. Retrieved 2009-11-27. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Halewood South By-election". Knowsley Council. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  8. ^ "Knowsley MBC, Prescot East By-election". Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Knowsley MBC, Prescot West By-election". Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Knowsley MBC, St Michael's By-election". Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - St Michael's Ward" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  12. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - Page Moss Ward" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  13. ^ "Halewood South Ward By-election Results" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 24 August 2018. 
  14. ^ "Statements of Persons Nominated". Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 23 August 2018. 

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