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Local elections results 1999

Summary of Local Election results
All
England
Metropolitan Boroughs
English Unitary Councils
English Shire Districts
Scottish Unitary Councils
Welsh Unitary Councils
Summary of seat gains and losses
Council gains and losses
Councils exchanged between parties
Turnout, contestation and women candidates

 

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Summary of Local Election Results, 1999
All
  Votes/ %share Wards Contested Wards Won Seats Contested Seats Won
Conservative
3,444,713
27.6
6,817
75.8
2,505
27.9
9,457
71.1
3,781
28.4
Labour
4,220,829
33.8
7,237
80.5
3,084
34.3
10,364
77.9
4,816
36.2
Lib Dem
2,689,990
21.5
5,807
64.6
1,716
19.1
7,881
59.3
2,611
19.6
Nationalists
834,511
6.7
1,408
15.7
344
3.8
1,505
11.3
409
3.1
Independents
1,001,169
8.0
2,408
26.8
1,232
13.7
2,822
21.2
1,512
11.4
Greens
106,105
0.8
553
6.1
19
0.2
667
5.0
25
0.2
Other
189,394
1.5
617
6.9
92
1.0
743
5.6
147
1.1
Total
12,486,711
8,992
8,992
13,301
13,301

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England
  Votes/ % share Wards Contested Wards Won Seats Contested Seats Won
Conservative
3,036,978
32.9
5,865
85.0
2,347
34.0
8,397
77.7
3,598
33.3
Labour
3,052,438
33.1
5,647
81.8
2,208
32.0
8,420
77.9
3,703
34.3
Liberal Democrat
2,268,663
24.6
4,882
70.8
1,491
21.6
6,855
63.4
2,357
21.8
Independent
641,527
7.0
1,656
24.0
773
11.2
2,020
18.7
1,022
9.5
Green
97,697
1.1
523
7.6
18
0.3
635
5.9
24
0.2
Other
121,264
1.3
431
6.2
63
0.9
527
4.9
105
1.0
Total
9,218,567
6,900
6,900
10,809
10,809

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Metropolitan Boroughs
  Votes/ %share Wards Contested Wards Won Seats Contested Seats Won
Conservative
559,525
25.6
762
92.1
114
13.8
771
92.2
116
13.9
Labour
979,724
44.8
826
99.9
527
63.7
835
99.9
532
63.6
Liberal Democrat
536,516
24.5
717
86.7
170
20.6
722
86.4
172
20.6
Independent
41,883
1.9
114
13.8
9
1.1
114
13.6
9
1.1
Green
31,437
1.4
163
19.7
2
0.2
163
19.5
2
0.2
Other
39,231
1.8
139
16.8
5
0.6
140
16.7
5
0.6
Total
2,188,316
827
827
836
836

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English Unitary Councils
 

Votes/ %share

Wards Contested

Wards Won

Seats Contested

Seats Won

Conservative
432,937
30.2
681
93.0
169
23.1
1,116
87.6
310
24.3
Labour
549,130
38.3
716
97.8
365
49.9
1,225
96.2
624
49.0
Liberal Democrat
357,985
25.0
619
84.6
170
23.2
993
77.9
293
23.0
Independent
56,677
4.0
127
17.3
21
2.9
156
12.2
35
2.7
Green
24,272
1.7
112
15.3
3
0.4
178
14.0
5
0.4
Other
11,853
0.8
54
7.4
4
0.5
67
5.3
7
0.5
Total
1,432,854
732
732
1,274
1,274

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English Shire Districts
 

Votes/ %share

Wards Contested

Wards Won

Seats Contested

Seats Won

Conservative
2,044,516
36.5
4,422
82.8
2,064
38.6
6,510
74.8
3,172
36.5
Labour
1,523,584
27.2
4,105
76.9
1,316
24.6
6,360
73.1
2,547
29.3
Liberal Democrat
1,374,162
24.6
3,546
66.4
1,151
21.6
5,140
59.1
1,892
21.7
Independent
542,967
9.7
1,415
26.5
743
13.9
1,750
20.1
978
11.2
Green
41,988
0.8
248
4.6
13
0.2
294
3.4
17
0.2
Other
70,180
1.3
238
4.5
54
1.0
320
3.7
93
1.1
Total
5,597,397
5,341
5,341
8,699
8,699

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Scottish Unitary Councils
  Votes/ %share Wards Contested Wards Won Seats Contested Seats Won
Conservative
308,170
13.5
727
59.5
108
8.8
727
59.5
108
8.8
Labour
829,921
36.3
978
80.0
550
45.0
978
80.0
550
45.0
Liberal Democrat
289,236
12.7
609
49.8
156
12.8
609
49.8
156
12.8
SNP
655,299
28.7
1,058
86.6
204
16.7
1,058
86.6
204
16.7
Independent
172,297
7.5
337
27.6
195
16.0
337
27.6
195
16.0
Green
80
0
1.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
Other
30,342
1.3
111
9.1
9
0.7
111
9.1
9
0.7
Total
2,285,345
1,222
1,222
1,222
1,222

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Welsh Unitary Councils
  Votes/ %share Wards Contested Wards Won Seats Contested Seats Won
Conservative
99,565
10.1
225
25.9
50
5.7
333
26.2
75
5.9
Labour
338,470
34.4
612
70.3
326
37.5
966
76.1
563
44.3
Liberal Democrat
132,091
13.4
316
36.3
69
7.9
417
32.8
98
7.7
Plaid Cymru
179,212
18.2
350
40.2
140
16.1
447
35.2
205
16.1
Independent
187,345
19.1
415
47.7
264
30.3
465
36.6
295
23.2
Green
8,328
0.8
29
3.3
1
0.1
31
2.4
1
0.1
Other
37,788
3.8
75
8.6
20
2.3
105
8.3
33
2.6
Total
982,799
870
870
1,270
1,270

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Summary of seat gains and losses
  Con Lab LD Nat Other
England

South

+833 -395 -313 - -115

Midlands

+336 -323 +1 - -12

North

+210 -388 +140 - +41
 
Scotland +26 -65 +35 +22 -33
Wales +32 -175 +19 +128 -4
 
Overall +1437 -1346 -118 +150 -123

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Council gains and losses
Con Lab LD Nat Ind NOC Gains
Con - 9 7 - 1 31 48
Lab - - - - - 3 3
LD - 1 - - 1 5 7
Nat - 2 - - - - 2
Ind - - - - - 2 2
NOC - 23 11 2 3 - 39
Losses 0 35 18 2 5 41  
Net gains/losses +48 -32 -11 - -3 -2  

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Councils exchanged between parties

Con gain from Lab

Con gain from LD

Bromsgrove Carlisle

East Northamptonshire

Gedling

Hertsmere

Lichfield

North Hertfordshire

Welwyn Hatfield

Wyre

 

East Dorset

East Hampshire

Horsham

New Forest

North Somerset

Waverley

Worthing

ddd sss

Liberal Democrat gain from Lab

Plaid Cymru gain from Lab

Sheffield

 

Caerphilly

Rhondda, Cynon Taff

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Turnout, Contestation and Women candidates
 

Mets Bors.

Unitary Auths. Shire Dists Scotland Wales All
Average turnout 26.1 31.5 35.8 59.4 49.7 38.9
Uncontested seats 11 11 522 56 200 800
% uncontested seats 1.3 0.9 6.0 4.6 15.7 6.0
Three party contests 635 575 2,377 383 109 4,079
% wards with 3 party contests 76.8 78.6 44.5 31.3 12.5 45.4
Total candidates 2,782 3,752 20,512 3,934 2,862 33,842
Women candidates 809 1,152 6,284 1,002 670 9,917
Women as % of all candidates 29.1 30.7 30.6 25.5 23.4 29.3
Women elected 206 359 2,422 275 233 3,495
Women as % of all elected 24.6 28.2 27.8 22.5 18.3 26.3

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