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United Kingdom local elections, 2000

United Kingdom local elections, 2000

4 May 2000

  Majority party Minority party Third party
Leader Tony Blair William Hague Charles Kennedy
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 21 July 1994 19 June 1997 9 August 1999
Percentage 30 32% 26
Councils 57 8 11
Councils +/- 16 1 1
Councillors 1,112 1,085 733
Councillors +/- 568 256 21

Local elections took place in some parts of England on 4 May 2000. A third of the seats on each of the Metropolitan Boroughs were elected along with elections in many of the unitary authorities and district councils. There were no elections in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Summary of results

Below is a summary of the results of the 2000 local elections.[1]
Party Councils Councillors
Gain Loss Change Total Gain Loss Change Total
Labour 1 17 –16 57 10 584 –574 1,119
Conservative 17 1 +16 33 608 14 +594 1,383
Liberal Democrat 2 3 -1 11 127 145 -18 729
Independent 0 0 0 0 45 41 +4 169
Others 0 0 0 0 19 16 +3 101
No overall control 16 15 +1 51

Metropolitan boroughs

Whole council

In 1 English Metropolitan borough council the whole council was up for election.

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Sefton NOC NOC Sefton

One third of council

In 35 English Metropolitan borough councils, one third of the council was up for election.

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Barnsley Labour Labour Barnsley
Birmingham Labour Labour
Bolton Labour Labour
Bradford Labour NOC
Bury Labour Labour Bury
Calderdale NOC Conservative Calderdale
Coventry Labour Labour
Doncaster Labour Labour
Dudley Labour Labour
Gateshead Labour Labour Gateshead
Kirklees NOC NOC
Knowsley Labour Labour Knowsley
Leeds Labour Labour Leeds
Liverpool Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Liverpool
Manchester Labour Labour Manchester
Newcastle upon Tyne Labour Labour
North Tyneside Labour Labour
Oldham Labour Liberal Democrat Oldham
Rochdale Labour Labour Rochdale
Rotherham Labour Labour
Salford Labour Labour Salford
Sandwell Labour Labour Sandwell
Sheffield Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Solihull NOC Conservative Solihull
South Tyneside Labour Labour South Tyneside
St Helens Labour Labour St Helens
Stockport Liberal Democrat NOC
Sunderland Labour Labour Sunderland
Tameside Labour Labour
Trafford Labour Labour Trafford
Wakefield Labour Labour Wakefield
Walsall Labour NOC Walsall
Wigan Labour Labour Wigan
Wirral Labour NOC Wirral
Wolverhampton Labour Labour Wolverhampton

Unitary authorities

Whole council

In 11 English Unitary authorities, the whole council was up for election.

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Blackpool Labour Labour Blackpool
Bracknell Forest Conservative Conservative
Herefordshire Liberal Democrat NOC Herefordshire
Medway NOC NOC
Nottingham Labour Labour
Plymouth Labour Conservative
Swindon Labour NOC Swindon
Telford and Wrekin Labour Labour
Torbay NOC Conservative Torbay
West Berkshire Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Windsor and Maidenhead Liberal Democrat NOC

One third of council

In 16 English Unitary authorities, one third of the council was up for election.

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Blackburn with Darwen Labour Labour
Derby Labour Labour Derby
Halton Labour Labour Halton
Hartlepool Labour NOC Hartlepool
Kingston upon Hull Labour Labour Hull
Milton Keynes NOC NOC Milton Keynes
Peterborough NOC NOC
Portsmouth Labour NOC Portsmouth
Reading Labour Labour
Slough Labour Labour
Southampton Labour NOC Southampton
Southend-on-Sea NOC Conservative Southend-on-Sea
Stoke-on-Trent Labour Labour
Thurrock Labour Labour Thurrock
Warrington Labour Labour
Wokingham Conservative NOC Wokingham

District councils

Whole council

In 9 English district authorities, the whole council was up for election.

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Amber Valley Labour Conservative Amber Valley
Elmbridge NOC NOC
Exeter Labour Labour
Malvern Hills NOC Conservative
Mole Valley NOC NOC Mole Valley
Reigate and Banstead NOC Conservative
Runnymede Conservative Conservative Runnymede
Tandridge NOC Conservative Tandridge
Woking NOC NOC Woking

One third of council

In 80 English district authorities, one third of the council was up for election.

Council Former control New control Link to council election
Adur NOC NOC Adur
Barrow-in-Furness NOC NOC Barrow-in-Furness
Basildon Labour NOC Basildon
Basingstoke and Deane NOC NOC Basingstoke and Deane
Bassetlaw Labour Labour
Bedford NOC NOC
Brentwood Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Brentwood
Broadland Conservative Conservative
Broxbourne Conservative Conservative
Burnley Labour NOC Burnley
Cambridge NOC Liberal Democrat
Cannock Chase Labour Labour
Carlisle Conservative Conservative Carlisle
Cheltenham Conservative Conservative Cheltenham
Cherwell NOC Conservative Cherwell
Chester NOC NOC
Chorley Labour NOC Chorley
Colchester NOC NOC Colchester
Congleton Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Craven Conservative Conservative Craven
Crawley Labour Labour Crawley
Crewe and Nantwich Labour Labour
Daventry Conservative Conservative Daventry
Eastbourne NOC Conservative Eastbourne
Eastleigh Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Eastleigh
Ellesmere Port and Neston Labour Labour Ellesmere Port and Neston
Epping Forest NOC NOC Epping Forest
Fareham Conservative Conservative Fareham
Gloucester Labour Labour
Gosport NOC NOC Gosport
Great Yarmouth Labour Conservative Great Yarmouth
Harlow Labour Labour Harlow
Harrogate Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Harrogate
Hart NOC NOC Hart
Hastings Labour Labour Hastings
Havant NOC NOC Havant
Hertsmere Conservative Conservative Hertsmere
Huntingdonshire Conservative Conservative Huntingdonshire
Hyndburn NOC Conservative Hyndburn
Ipswich Labour Labour Ipswich
Lincoln Labour Labour Lincoln
Macclesfield Conservative Conservative
Maidstone NOC NOC Maidstone
Newcastle-under-Lyme Labour Labour Newcastle-under-Lyme
North Hertfordshire Conservative Conservative
Norwich Labour Labour
Nuneaton and Bedworth Labour Labour
Oxford Labour NOC Oxford
Pendle NOC NOC Pendle
Penwith NOC NOC Penwith
Preston NOC NOC Preston
Purbeck Conservative Conservative Purbeck
Redditch Labour Labour Redditch
Rochford NOC NOC Rochford
Rossendale Labour Conservative Rossendale
Rugby NOC NOC Rugby
Rushmoor NOC Conservative Rushmoor
Shrewsbury and Atcham NOC NOC
South Bedfordshire NOC NOC
South Cambridgeshire NOC NOC
South Lakeland NOC NOC South Lakeland
St Albans NOC NOC St Albans
Stevenage Labour Labour Stevenage
Stratford-on-Avon NOC Conservative Stratford-on-Avon
Stroud NOC NOC Stroud
Tamworth Labour Labour Tamworth
Three Rivers Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Three Rivers
Tunbridge Wells Conservative Conservative Tunbridge Wells
Watford Labour NOC Watford
Waveney Labour Labour Waveney
Welwyn Hatfield NOC Labour Welwyn Hatfield
West Lancashire Labour Labour West Lancashire
West Lindsey NOC NOC West Lindsey
West Oxfordshire NOC Conservative
Weymouth and Portland NOC NOC Weymouth and Portland
Winchester Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Winchester
Worcester Labour NOC Worcester
Worthing Conservative Conservative Worthing
Wyre Forest NOC NOC Wyre Forest


  1. ^ "Lond & local elections 2000". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
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