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Shire County Council of Clwyd elections from 1973 to 1993

Summary

A total of 137 Shire County Council Wards held elections in Clwyd between 1973 and 1993. The database holds elections for 6 separate years over the 21 year period. Clwyd held whole council elections once every four years. This can create a situation where an unhappy electorate can replace an entire council in a single election. As a result, these councils can appear to be more volatile than those with partial council elections.

Participation

Average participation in Clwyd over the 21 years was 43.57%. This was 2.89 percentage points higher than the average for all Shire County Council Councils holding elections in the same year (40.68%). Turnout was higher than the average for Shire County Council councils in 1973 when it was 8.28 percentage points higher. Turnout was never lower than the average for Shire County Council councils over the period.

The Party System

This section examines the party system in Clwyd that existed in terms of number of seats won by each group in each election. In the analysis below, a party is considered to have won an election for the authority if it wins more seats than any other group. The extent to which a single party group wins all of the elections during the period is a measure of the dominance of a single party.

Labour candidates won more seats than the other candidates in over half of elections held between 1973 and 1993. These candidates won the most seats in 4 of the 6 elections held. After Labour candidates, the next most successful group over the 21 years were Independent candidates. These candidates won the most seats in 1 of the 6 elections held.

Number of Years Party Won Most Seats

Party NameNumber of Years
Labour4
Independent1
Conservative1

Party Winning Most Seats by Year

197319771981198519891993
IndependentConservativeLabourLabourLabourLabour
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