1999 Waveney District Council election

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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.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Waveney Local Election Result 1999[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 0 3 -3 81.3 50.7 11,974
  Conservative 2 2 0 +2 12.5 32.1 7,578
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 0 +1 6.3 11.8 2,777
  United Beccles Independents 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 641
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 471
  Council Taxpayers Association 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 180

Ward results[edit]

Beccles Town[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Walmsley 789 37.6
United Beccles Independents Christopher Scott 641 30.7
Conservative Peter Wilson 419 20.1
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Bromley 237 11.4
Majority 148 7.1
Turnout 2,086
Labour hold Swing
Beccles Worlingham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Ley 738 50.1
Conservative Shirley Cole 533 36.2
Liberal Democrat Antony Tibbitt 201 13.7
Majority 205 13.9
Turnout 1,472
Labour hold Swing
Blything[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Aldous 450 64.9
Labour Jacqueline Wagner 243 35.1
Majority 207 29.9
Turnout 693
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bungay[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Olive Parr 757 54.3
Conservative Bernard Reader 473 34.0
Liberal Democrat Darren Ware 163 11.7
Majority 284 20.4
Turnout 1,393
Labour hold Swing
Carlton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Gouldby 881 50.3
Conservative Ronald Bell 540 30.9
Council Taxpayers Association Reginald Allen 180 10.3
Liberal Democrat Andrew Thomas 149 8.5
Majority 341 19.5
Turnout 1,750
Labour hold Swing
Gunton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary Winterton 826 45.8
Conservative Andree Gee 777 43.1
Liberal Democrat Graham Haworth 201 11.1
Majority 49 2.7
Turnout 1,804
Labour hold Swing
Halesworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hayes Holzer 832 68.0
Conservative Valerie Pulford 392 32.0
Majority 440 35.9
Turnout 1,224
Labour hold Swing
Harbour[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Craig Robertson 486 39.9
Independent Ruth Ford 471 38.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Meadez 156 12.8
Conservative William Holdridge 106 8.7
Majority 15 1.2
Turnout 1,219
Labour hold Swing
Kirkley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Shepherd 777 51.5
Labour Ernest Skepelhorn 571 37.8
Conservative Richard Gee 161 10.7
Majority 206 13.7
Turnout 1,509
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Lothingland[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alexander Thomson 702 48.6
Conservative Stephen Ames 564 39.0
Liberal Democrat Alan Howe 179 12.4
Majority 138 9.6
Turnout 1,445
Labour hold Swing
Normanston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Jones 728 73.1
Conservative May Reader 158 15.9
Liberal Democrat Breena Batchelder 110 11.0
Majority 570 57.2
Turnout 996
Labour hold Swing
Oulton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jennifer Hinton 828 45.7
Conservative Michael Partridge 815 45.0
Liberal Democrat Arnold Martin 167 9.2
Majority 13 0.7
Turnout 1,810
Labour hold Swing
Pakefield[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malcolm Pitchers 989 59.9
Conservative Ian Baylis 507 30.7
Liberal Democrat Brian Howe 154 9.3
Majority 482 29.2
Turnout 1,650
Labour hold Swing
Saint Margarets[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Rouse 979 68.4
Conservative Anne Mylan 297 20.8
Liberal Democrat Leslie Batchelder 155 10.8
Majority 682 47.7
Turnout 1,431
Labour hold Swing
Southwold[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Austin 1,199 60.3
Labour Raymond Breach 790 39.7
Majority 409 20.6
Turnout 1,989
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Whitton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Skipper 835 72.6
Conservative Barry Bee 187 16.3
Liberal Democrat Sandra Tonge 128 11.1
Majority 648 56.3
Turnout 1,150
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waveney". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  2. ^ "How Britain voted: Council Election Results". The Independent. 8 May 1999. p. 12. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "District Election Results: District Election 6th May 1999". Waveney District Council. Archived from the original on 22 October 1999. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  4. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48.