1999 Torridge District Council election

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The 1999 Torridge District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Torridge District Council in Devon, England. The whole council was up for election and independents gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[1]

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout at the election was 36.1%.[2]

Torridge local election result 1999[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 20 +4 55.6 35.0 5,862
  Liberal Democrat 12 -1 33.3 37.1 6,208
  Labour 2 -3 5.6 20.2 3,379
  Green 1 +1 2.8 6.5 1,092
  Conservative 1 -1 2.8 1.1 184

Ward results[edit]

Appledore East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Philip Waters 169 50.8
Independent Leonard Ford 108 32.4
Labour Irene Row 56 16.8
Majority 61 18.3
Turnout 333 39.8
Appledore West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Horace Ford 186 55.4
Independent John Sherritt 87 25.9
Liberal Democrat Colin Langbridge 63 18.8
Majority 99 29.5
Turnout 336 39.6
Bideford East (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Brian Shury 601
Independent Pamela Paddon 519
Liberal Democrat Noel Deakes 378
Liberal Democrat Andrew Smith 330
Labour Anne Brenton 241
Labour Lynda Dark 200
Labour Sarah Lovera 124
Turnout 2,393 35.8
Bideford North (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Peter Christie 627
Independent Christopher Leather 565
Liberal Democrat Hugo Barton 506
Liberal Democrat Joyce Elliott 469
Independent Geoffrey Boundy 314
Labour Hugh Parry 190
Independent Peter Gompertz 188
Labour Walter Hill-Paul 148
Labour Richard Holdcraft 142
Turnout 3,149 32.9
Bideford South (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mervyn Lane 710
Labour David Brenton 532
Liberal Democrat David Daniel 488
Labour Ian Knight 443
Liberal Democrat John Hadfield 433
Labour Ian Hopkins 282
Turnout 2,888 29.4
Broadheath[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Frank Howard unopposed
Clovelly Bay[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Royston Johns unopposed
Coham Bridge[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Allin Bewes unopposed
Forest[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Howard Spratt 184 43.1
Liberal Democrat Brian Jones 182 42.6
Independent Geoffrey Broyd 61 14.3
Majority 2 0.5
Turnout 427 32.5
Great Wood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Maurice Ridd unopposed
Hartland Point[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Pillman 423 55.7
Labour Vivian Gale 336 44.3
Majority 87 11.5
Turnout 759 55.0
Heanton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Joan Hardwicke unopposed
Holsworthy (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Honora Broad unopposed
Liberal Democrat Desmond Shadrick unopposed
Kenwith[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Anthony Collins unopposed
Melbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Robert Hicks 321 56.6
Independent Frank Elliott 246 43.4
Majority 75 13.2
Turnout 567 41.2
Morice[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Trevor Sillifant unopposed
Northam Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Bradford 375 62.0
Liberal Democrat Alan Eastwood 230 38.0
Majority 145 24.0
Turnout 605 42.6
Northam North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Rowe 270 58.8
Liberal Democrat Richard Osborne 189 41.2
Majority 81 17.6
Turnout 459 31.8
Northam West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Anthony Barnes 306 77.5
Labour Peter Jordan 89 22.5
Majority 217 54.9
Turnout 395 24.3
Orchard Hill[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Susan Mounce 287 65.7
Liberal Democrat Keith Brauer 150 34.3
Majority 137 31.4
Turnout 437 33.2
Rolle[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Tanton 360 65.5
Liberal Democrat Simon Pine 190 34.5
Majority 170 30.9
Turnout 550 44.5
Stafford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patricia Ferguson unopposed
Tamarside[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Broad 238 51.5
Liberal Democrat Peter Goldspink 224 48.5
Majority 14 3.0
Turnout 462 43.0
Torrington (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Margaret Brown 666
Liberal Democrat William Brook 524
Liberal Democrat John Rawlinson 370
Labour James Thacker 326
Green Jonathon Rose 275
Independent Kenneth Miles 248
Independent Adrian Freeland 195
Green Catharine Simmons 190
Liberal Democrat George Peel 171
Turnout 2,965 37.9
Waldon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David Poole unopposed
Westward Ho![4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David Tyler unopposed
Winkleigh[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Cowle unopposed

By-elections between 1999 and 2003[edit]

Westward Ho![edit]

Westward Ho! by-election 24 August 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas Barclay 329 86.1
Independent Geoffrey Boundy 53 13.9
Majority 276 72.3
Turnout 382 26.1
Independent hold Swing

Holsworthy[edit]

Holsworthy by-election 20 September 2001[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Allen 462 73.3
Conservative Geoffrey Broyd 168 26.7
Majority 294 46.6
Turnout 630 27.4
Independent hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How the nations voted - Election". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48.
  2. ^ Churchill, Laura (21 April 2011). "What lies ahead for 'improved' council?". North Devon Journal. NewsBank.
  3. ^ "Torridge". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "District Council election 6th May 1999". Torridge District Council. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Westward Ho! District By-Election Result - 24 August 2000". Torridge District Council. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Holsworthy District By-Election Result - 20 September 2001". Torridge District Council. Retrieved 24 June 2014.