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Elections to Wiltshire County Council
Wiltshire County Council was the county council of Wiltshire in the South West of England, an elected local Government body responsible for most local government services in the county....
were held on 1 May 1997. The whole council was up for election and the result was no overall control
Within the context of local councils of the United Kingdom, the term No Overall Control refers to a situation in which no single party achieves a majority of seats and is analogous to a hung parliament...
, with the Conservatives
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...
as the largest party.
As with other county elections in England, these local elections in Wiltshire took place on the same day as the United Kingdom general election, 1997
The United Kingdom general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997, more than five years after the previous election on 9 April 1992, to elect 659 members to the British House of Commons. The Labour Party ended its 18 years in opposition under the leadership of Tony Blair, and won the general...
Aldbourne and Ramsbury
Avon and Cannings
Bedwyn and Pewsey
Bradford on Avon
Bremhill and Calne
Cricklade and Purton
Devizes South and Bromham
Pickwick with Box
Salisbury St Mark
Salisbury St Martin
Salisbury St Paul
Upper Wylye Valley
Wilton and Wylye
Wootton Bassett North
Wootton Bassett South