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1999 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election

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The 1999 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in West Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

The election saw one of the Labour councillors challenged by her own son, who stood as an independent Labour candidate.[2][3]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Wakefield Local Election Result 1999[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 -1 95.2
  Conservative 1 +1 4.8

References

  1. ^ "Wakefield". BBC News Online. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Family seat". The Times. 16 April 1999. p. 12. ISSN 0140-0460.
  3. ^ "Mother and son in election fight". The Sunday Mirror. 18 April 1999. p. 18. ISSN 9975-9950.
  4. ^ "How Britain voted: Council Election Results". The Independent. 8 May 1999. p. 12. ISSN 0951-9467.
  5. ^ "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times. 7 May 1999. p. 4. ISSN 0140-0460.
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