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Local elections 2004 - Election summary

Publicity and Media Relations Unit - April 2007
sarah.cheffins@kirklees.gov.uk

To gain majority control of Kirklees Council, a party must have at least 35 seats.  The first 35 seats on the diagram have been shaded to enable you to see them easier.  If all the shaded seats are filled with councillors from the same party, then that party has the majority and therefore, overall control.

The councillors in the diagram are ordered by party so the party with the most seats appears in seat 1, 2, 3 etc, followed by the next party and so on until the party with the least number of seats appears in seat 69.
    Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor    
  Liberal Democrat councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Labour councillor  
Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Conservative councillor Labour councillor Labour councillor
Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor No overall control
Lead Party

Leading party: Liberal Democrat
Liberal Democrat councillor iconLiberal Democrat 25
Conservative councillor iconConservative 22
Labour councillor iconLabour 17
Green councillor iconGreen 3
Independent councillor iconIndependent 1
British National Party councillor iconBritish National Party 1
Conservative councillor Labour councillor Labour councillor
Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Conservative councillor Labour councillor Labour councillor
Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Labour councillor Labour councillor Labour councillor
Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Labour councillor Labour councillor Green councillor
Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Labour councillor Labour councillor Green councillor
Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor Labour councillor Labour councillor Green councillor
Liberal Democrat councillor Liberal Democrat councillor     Labour councillor Independent councillor
Liberal Democrat councillor                   British National Party councillor
 
This table shows which parties have seats in which wards and the year those seats come up for re-election.  2004 was a special election due to boundary changes and as a result ALL seats were up for election.  Councillors are normally elected for a four year period however, due to the nature of the 2004 election, the seat with the most votes was elected for four years, second for three years and third for two years so the third place party is due for re-election in 2006.

Winning parties in each ward
Ward Standing party
Elected in  2004 2004 2004
Re-election in  2006 2007 2008
Almondbury  Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat 
Ashbrow  Labour   Labour   Labour 
Batley East  Labour   Labour   Labour 
Batley West  Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat   Labour 
Birstall & Birkenshaw  Conservative   Conservative   Conservative 
Cleckheaton  Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat 
Colne Valley  Conservative   Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat 
Crosland Moor & Netherton  Liberal Democrat   Labour   Labour 
Dalton  Labour   Liberal Democrat   Labour 
Denby Dale  Conservative   Conservative   Labour 
Dewsbury East  Labour   Liberal Democrat   Labour 
Dewsbury South  Conservative   Conservative   Conservative 
Dewsbury West  Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat 
Golcar  Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat 
Greenhead  Labour   Labour   Labour 
Heckmondwike  Liberal Democrat   Labour   British National Party 
Holme Valley North  Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat   Independent 
Holme Valley South  Conservative   Conservative   Conservative 
Kirkburton  Conservative   Conservative   Conservative 
Lindley  Conservative   Liberal Democrat   Liberal Democrat 
Liversedge & Gomersal  Conservative   Conservative   Conservative 
Mirfield  Conservative   Conservative   Conservative 
Newsome  Green   Green   Green 

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