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Mayoral election results

Mayoral election rules

Mayoral elections use the supplementary vote system, a type of proportional representation. 

  • This allows for a first and a second choice vote.
  • If no candidate gets half of the first choice votes, all but the top two candidates drop out of the election.
  • The second choice votes from the eliminated candidates are then counted.

2017 results

Mayoral election results 2017
Candidate Party 1st vote + 2nd vote
Norma Redfearn Labour Party 29,655  

Stewart Thomas Hay

The Conservative Party Candidate

16,164  
John Christopher Appleby

Liberal Democrats

3,537  

Stuart William Houghton

UK Independence Party (UKIP) 3,248  

Turnout: 34.25%; | Votes cast: 52,921

2013 results

Mayoral election results 2003
Candidate Party 1st vote + 2nd vote
Norma Redfearn Labour Party 27,905  
Linda Arkley Conservative Party 18,083  
John Christopher Appleby Liberal Democrat 4,054  

Turnout: 32.07% | Votes cast: 50,417

2009 results

Mayoral election results 2003
Candidate Party 1st vote + 2nd vote
Linda Arkley Conservative Party 24,784 27,083
John Harrison Labour Party 19,823 22,634
Nigel John Huscroft Liberal Democrat 7,343  
John Burrows British National Party - Protecting British Jobs 3,398  
Martin Collins Green Party 1,995  
Robert Nigel Batten National Front Britain for the British 1,086  

Turnout: 38.35% | Majority: 4,449

2005 results

Mayoral election results 2005
Candidate Party 1st vote + 2nd vote
John Lawrence Langford Harrison Labour Party 34,053  40,460
Linda Arkley Conservative Party 35,467 39,458
Joan Harvey Liberal Democrat 12,761  
Robert Nigel Batten National Front Britain for the British 2,470  

Turnout: 61.38% | Majority: 1,002

2003 results

Mayoral election results 2003
Candidate Party 1st vote + 2nd vote
Linda Arkley Conservative Party 18,478 21,288
Gordon Johnston Adam Labour Party 13,070 16,427
Michael Joseph Huscroft Liberal Democrat 8,404  
Robert Nigel Batten National Front Britain for the British 2,554  
Louise van der Hoeven Socialist Alliance 400  

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