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Parish and Town Council elections

Parish and Town Councils reflect local needs and have the power to provide their neighbourhood with certain local services, which vary from place to place.

The Borough Council consults Parish and Town Councils for their views on all planning applications within their areas. Where Parish Councils do not meet regularly, there may be Parish meetings at which local residents can make their views known.

The next Parish and Town Council elections are due to take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Yarm Town Council By Election Results

A by election was held for two vacant seats on the Yarm Town Council on 21 July 2022. Ian Ronald Carter and Bob Wegg, Independent, were elected. 

Name of CandidateDescription (if any)Number of Votes*
CARTER Ian Ronald 1050 (elected)
LYNAS StephenIndependent854
WEGG Robert commonly known as WEGG BobIndependent893 (elected)

*If elected the word "elected" appears against the number of votes.

The electorate consisted of 6967 people. Turnout was 23.54%.

Declaration of Results (PDF) [54KB]

The documents below were issues ahead of the by election.

Notice of Poll - Yarm Town Council - 21 July 2022 (PDF) [133KB]

Statement of Persons Nominated (PDF) [85KB]

Notice of election - Yarm - 21 July 2022 (PDF) [90KB]

Notice of Vacancy - Yarm Town Council (PDF) [59KB]

 

2021 Parish and Town Council by-election results

The most recent by-elections took place on 6 May 2021. 

Ingleby Barwick Town Council

Michelle Elizabeth Fryer, the Conservative Party Candidate, was elected.

Name of candidate

Description (if any)

Number of votes

Butler, John Henry

Independent

428

Fryer, Michelle Elizabeth

The Conservative Party Candidate

1,235 (elected)

Patterson, Ross

Ingleby Barwick Independent Society

1,152

Rowling, Paul

Labour Party

543

 

The electorate consisted of 9583 people. Turnout was 35.3%.

 

Yarm Town Council

Independent candidates Christopher Neil and Barbara Wegg were elected.

Name of candidate

Description (if any)

Number of votes

Jones, Carole Elaine

Independent

1163

Neil, Christopher

Independent

2091 (elected)

Wegg, Barbara

Independent

1416 (elected)

Wegg, Robert (commonly known as Wegg, Bob)

Independent

1036

 

2019 Parish and Town Council election results

Local elections are held once every four years, on the first Thursday of May. The most recent local elections took place on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Billingham East

Michelle Diane Bendelow, Roy Sandbach, and Mick Stoker, of the Labour Party, were elected. 

Name of Candidate

Description 

Number of votes

Bendelow, Michelle Diane

Labour Party

605 (elected)

Hamilton, Michael John

The North East Party

349

Mccabe, Kevin

 

234

Sandbach, Roy

Labour Party

508 (elected)

Stoker, Mick

Labour Party

636 (elected)

 

There were 33 rejected ballot papers. The electorate consisted of 4,959 people. Turnout was 22.9%.

 

Billingham North

Mike Gideon Burdon and Jennifer Emily Shotton, of the North East Party, and Colin Leckonby were elected. 

Name of Candidate

Description

Number of votes

Burdon, Mark Gideon

The North East Party

995 (elected)

Leckonby, Colin

 

1,182 (elected)

Leonard, John Joseph

The North East Party

778

Shotton, Jennifer Emily

The North East Party

970 (elected)

 

There were 134 rejected ballot papers. The electorate consisted of 6,888 people. Turnout was 31.5%.

 

Ingleby Barwick East

6 candidates were elected:

  • Phillip Gregory Dodds (independent)
  • James Alexander Irwin (the Conservative Party candidate)
  • Jean Patricia Kirby (Ingleby Barwick Independent Society)
  • Jenny Rutland (the Conservative Party candidate)
  • Ted Strike (independent)
  • Rick Turnbull (independent)

Name of Candidate

Description

Number of votes

Dodds, Philip Gregory

Independent

839 (elected)

Irwin, James Alexander

The Conservative Party Candidate

773 (elected)

Kirby, Jean Patricia

Ingleby Barwick Independent Society

1,027 (elected)

Mathers, Zoe Eleanor

Independent

628

Rutland, Jenny

The Conservative Party Candidate

870 (elected)

Strike, Ted

Independent

1,180 (elected)

Turnbull, Rick

Independent

658 (elected)

 

There were 30 rejected ballot papers. The electorate consisted of 6,987 people. Turnout was 30.9%.

 

Ingleby Barwick West

7 candidates were elected: 

  • Haden Brown (the Conservative Party Candidate)
  • James Lewis Emmerson (Ingleby Barwick Independent Society)
  • Megan Patterson (Ingleby Barwick Independent Society)
  • Ross Patterson (Ingleby Barwick Independent Society)
  • Steve Ashley Smith (the Conservative Party Candidate)
  • Sally Ann Watson (the Conservative Party Candidate)

Name of Candidate

Description

Number of votes

Brown, Haden

The Conservative Party Candidate

930 (elected)

Butler, Jane Ann

Independent

705

Butler, John Henry

Independent

677

Emmerson, James Lewis

Ingleby Barwick Independent Society

1,484 (elected)

Patterson, Megan

Ingleby Barwick Independent Society

1,647 (elected)

Patterson, Ross

Ingleby Barwick Independent Society

1,789 (elected)

Smith, Steven Ashley

The Conservative Party Candidate

863 (elected)

Watson, Sally Ann

The Conservative Party Candidate

958 (elected)

Williamson, Mike

 

332

 

There were 40 rejected ballot papers. The electorate consisted of 9,189 people. Turnout was 29.2%.

 

Wynyard

7 candidates were elected: 

  • Fiona Elizabeth Ann Anable
  • Val Bailey
  • Allan Fletcher
  • Kit Lofthouse (independent)
  • Sarah Louise Maloy
  • David Christopher Luigi Minchella
  • Gordon John Robson

 

Name of Candidate

Description

Number of votes

Anable, Fiona Elizabeth Ann

 

179 (elected)

Bailey, Val

 

381 (elected)

Fletcher, Allan

 

198 (elected)

Lofthouse, Kit

Independent

212 (elected)

Maloy, Sarah Louise

 

176 (elected)

Minchella, David Christopher Luigi

 

158 (elected)

Nicholson, Susan

 

135

Robson, Gordon John

 

264 (elected)

 

There were 15 rejected ballot papers. The electorate consisted of 1,995 people. Turnout was 26.7%.

 

2015 Parish and Town Council election results

Elections took place on Thursday 7 May 2021.

Ingleby Barwick East

6 candidates were elected: 

  • Stefan Barnes (Ingleby Barwick Independent Society)
  • Tom Bowman (independent since 1985)
  • Philip Malcom English (independent)
  • Jenny Rutland (Ingleby Barwick Independent Society)
  • Ted Strike (UK Independence Party)
  • Cheryl Thomas (Independent resident)
Name of candidateDescriptionNumber of votes
Barnes, Michael Stefan (commonly known as Stefan Barnes)Ingleby Barwick Independent Society2,723 (elected)
Bowman, Thomas Wilson (commonly known as Tom Bowman)Independent since 19851,499 (elected)
Dalby, Douglas Robert (commonly known as Doug Dalby)UK Independence Party (UKIP)1,284
English, Philip MalcolmIndependent1,305 (elected)
Rutland, Jennifer Anne (commonly known as Jenny Rutland)Ingleby Barwick Independent Society2,496 (elected)
Strike, Edward Albert (commonly known as Ted Strike)UK Independence Party (UKIP)1,407 (elected)
Thomas, Cherylann (commonly known as Cheryl Thomas)Independent resident1,455 (elected)

 

The electorate consisted of 7,122 people. Turnout was 67.4%.

 

Mandale and Victoria

7 candidates were elected:

  • Ian James Bailey (Labour Party)
  • Sonia Maria Bailey (Labour Party)
  • Mick Hills (Labour Party)
  • Pat Large (Thornaby Independent Association)
  • Tina Large (Thornaby Independent Association)
  • Tracey Leigh Stott (Labour Party)
  • Steve Walmsley (Thornaby Independent Association)
Name of candidateDescriptionNumber of votes
Bailey, Ian JamesLabour Party1,844 (elected)
Bailey, Sonia MariaLabour Party1,787 (elected)
Hills, Michael (commonly known as Mick Hills)Labour Party1,675 (elected)
Kennington, David George (commonly known as Dave Kennington)Thornaby Independent Association1,470
Khaliq, Zabear (commonly known as Zeb Khaliq)Thornaby Independent Association1,325
Large, Patricia Marie (commonly known as Pat Large)Thornaby Independent Association1,545 (elected)
Large, Christina Elsie, (commonly known as Tina Large)Thornaby Independent Association1,596 (elected)
Maxwell, Karina MarieThornaby Independent Association1,360 
Rowling, PaulLabour Party1,495
Stott, Tracey LeighLabour Party1,637 (elected)
Trainer, Michael (commonly known as Mick Trainer)Thornaby Independent Association1,542
Walmsley, Stephen Francis (commonly known as Steve Walmsley)Thornaby Independent Association1,670 (elected)

 

The electorate consisted of 7,650 people. Turnout was 53.3%.

 

Stainsby Hill

3 candidates were elected:

  • Derrick Thomas Brown
  • Ray Godwin
  • Sylvia May Walmsley
Name of candidateDescriptionNumber of votes
Brown, Derrick ThomasLabour Party1,080 (elected)
Finegan, James Patrick commonly known as Jim FineganLabour Party828
Godwin, Raymond (commonly known as Ray Godwin)Thornaby Independent Association1,156 (elected)
Gowland, Sean RobertThornaby Independent Association1,042
Harris, Andrew 200
Milburn, Catherine Anne (commonly known as Cath Milburn)Labour Party936
Walmsley, Sylvia MayThornaby Independent Association 1,209 (elected)

 

The electorate consisted of 4,865 people. Turnout was 56.5%.

 

Village

3 candidates were selected:

  • Ian John Dalgarno (Thornaby Independent Association)
  • Glenn Vincent Eastick (Thornaby Independent Association)
  • Mick Moore (Thornaby Independent Association)
Name of CandidateDescriptionNumber of votes
Dalgarno, Ian JohnThornaby Independent Association1,931 (elected)
Eastick, Glenn VincentThornaby Independent Association1,558 (elected) 
Moore, Michael (commonly known as Mick Moore)Thornaby Independent Association1,851 (elected) 
Robinson, BerylLabour Party1,026 
Stammers, Marsha GillianLabour Party845 
Wright, CraigLabour Party788 

 

The electorate consisted of 5,382 people. Turnout was 62.7%.

 

Yarm

11 candidates were elected:

  • Lyn Casey (Yarm Residents Association)
  • Jason Lee Hadlow (Yarm Residents Association)
  • Fred Holmes (Yarm Independent Association)
  • Sandra Elizabeth Doreen McLeavy (Yarm Residents Association)
  • Lorraine Meakin (Yarm Residents Association)
  • Peter Joseph Monck (Yarm Independent Association)
  • Christopher Neil (Yarm Independent Association)
  • Andrew Bickers Lidell Sherries (Yarm Independent Association)
  • Marjorie Simpson (Yarm Independent Association)
  • Phil Tebbs (Yarm Residents Association)
  • Bob Wegg (Yarm Residents Association)
Name of candidateDescriptionNumber of votes
Casey, Carolyn (commonly known as Lyn Casey)Yarm Residents Association1,638 (elected)
Bassett, Maria Margaret (commonly known as Maria Margaret Connor Bassett)Yarm Independent Association1,202
Coulson, John Herbert (commonly known as Jaycee Coulson)Yarm Residents Association1,445
Hadlow, Jason LeeYarm Residents Association1,585 (elected)
Holmes, Frederick William (commonly known as Fred Holmes)Yarm Independent Association1,516 (elected)
Jones, Carole ElaineYarm Independent Association1,295
Judge, Alan Kirby 1,038
Lawson, Jacqueline Paula (commonly known as Jaxx Lawson)Yarm Residents Association1,237
McLeavy, Sandra Elizabeth DoreenYarm Residents Association1,501 (elected)
Meakin, LorraineYarm Residents Association1,584 (elected)
Monck, Peter JosephYarm Independent Association1,524 (elected)
Morton, Patrick Anthony (commonly known as Paddy Morton)Yarm Independent Association1,058
Mothersdale, John BrianYarm Residents Association1,272
Neil, ChristopherYarm Independent Association1,687 (elected)
Pinkney, Jennifer YvonneYarm Independent Association1,340
Roy, Peter CharlesYarm Independent Association1,035
Sherris, Andrew Bickers LiddellYarm Independent Association1,791 (elected)
Simpson, John GeorgeYarm Independent Association1,069
Simpson, MarjorieYarm Independent Association1,531 (elected)
Smailes, PamelaYarm Residents Association1,376
Stubbs, Laura EmmaYarm Residents Association1,469
Tebbs, Philip Graham (commonly known as Phil Tebbs)Yarm Residents Association1,667 (elected)
Webster, Charles Alan GraemeIndependent707
Wegg, Robert (commonly known as Bob Wegg)Yarm Residents Association1,760 (elected)

 

The electorate consisted of 6,638 people. Turnout was 73.7%.