1999 Hartlepool Borough Council election

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Elections to Hartlepool Borough Council in the ceremonial county of County Durham in England were held on 6 May 1999. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1] The results saw the Labour party lose two seats to the Liberal Democrats and one seat to the Conservative party.[2] Overall turnout in the election was 26.1%.[3]

Following the election the then council leader, Roy Waller, was challenged as leader of the Labour group on the council by Russell Hart. Hart defeated Waller 16 to 14 in a vote by Labour party councillors at the groups annual meeting and Hart thus became leader of the council.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Hartlepool Local Election Result 1999[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 0 3 -3 58.8 42.3 7,640
  Liberal Democrat 4 2 0 +2 23.5 33.8 6,112
  Conservative 2 1 0 +1 11.8 19.4 3,506
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.9 3.9 710
  ITCOM 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 102

Ward results[edit]

Brinkburn[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Ward 450 49.0
Labour Victor Burton 368 40.0
Conservative Catharina Burrell 101 11.0
Majority 82 9.0
Turnout 919
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Brus[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sheila Griffin 466 61.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Bower 296 38.8
Majority 170 22.4
Turnout 762
Labour hold Swing
Dyke House[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Shaw 463 51.0
Liberal Democrat Reuben Atkinson 444 49.0
Majority 19 2.0
Turnout 907
Labour hold Swing
Fens[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Arthur Preece 842 65.1
Labour George English 363 28.1
Conservative David Holmes 89 6.9
Majority 479 37.0
Turnout 1,294
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Grange[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Rogers 704 52.0
Labour Anthony Coverdale 465 34.3
Liberal Democrat Sheila Bruce 185 13.7
Majority 239
Turnout 1,354
Conservative hold Swing
Greatham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Goosey 277 46.6
Liberal Democrat Patricia Rayner 203 34.2
Conservative Daphne Morris 114 19.2
Majority 74 12.4
Turnout 594
Labour hold Swing
Hart[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Edna Wright 721 62.3
Labour John Price 323 27.9
Conservative Nicholaas Young 113 9.8
Majority 398 34.4
Turnout 1,157
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Jackson[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Moss Boddy 419 56.5
Liberal Democrat William Roberts 185 25.0
Conservative Lee Burrell 137 18.5
Majority 234 31.5
Turnout 741
Labour hold Swing
Owton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Watson 433 67.3
Liberal Democrat Robert McPartlin 210 32.7
Majority 223 44.6
Turnout 643
Labour hold Swing
Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Coward 710 45.9
Labour Alison Lilley 646 41.8
Liberal Democrat Thomas Snowdon 191 12.3
Majority 64 4.1
Turnout 1,547
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Rift House[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Clark 591 47.4
Liberal Democrat Raymond Herbert 331 26.5
Conservative Josephine Reay 325 26.1
Majority 280 20.9
Turnout 1,247
Labour hold Swing
Rossmere[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Hart 724 67.4
Liberal Democrat Howard Smith 271 25.2
Conservative Sharon Jeffries 79 7.4
Majority 453 42.2
Turnout 1,074
Labour hold Swing
St Hilda[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Marshall 813 55.1
Labour Alice Savage 560 38.0
ITCOM Mary Power 102 6.9
Majority 253 17.1
Turnout 1,475
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Seaton (2)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Catherine Hill 546
Labour Michael Turner 522
Conservative Gerald Hartley 457
Conservative Stanley Fortune 347
Liberal Democrat Margaret Cain 298
Liberal Democrat David Youngson 268
Turnout 2,438
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Stranton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lillian Sutheran 469 55.0
Liberal Democrat Christopher Snowdon 237 27.8
Conservative Jessie Young 82 9.6
Independent Gerald Parker 65 7.6
Majority 232 27.2
Turnout 853
Labour hold Swing
Throston[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Clouth 551 51.7
Conservative Simeon Reay 248 23.3
Liberal Democrat Peter Whitham 167 15.7
Independent Edward Powell 99 9.3
Majority 303 28.4
Turnout 1,065
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britain votes: Local Council Election Results". The Independent. 1999-05-07. p. 12.
  2. ^ Shaefer, Neil (1999-05-08). "Tory comeback leaves Labour to lick wounds". The Northern Echo. p. 6.
  3. ^ "Local Election Results, 1999". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  4. ^ "Hart in as council leader". The Northern Echo. 1999-05-20. p. 6.
  5. ^ "Hartlepool". BBC Online. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  6. ^ "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times. 1999-05-07. p. 4.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Local Government Elections Hartlepool". The Northern Echo. 1999-05-08. p. 6.