Basingstoke and Deane

Basingstoke and Deane is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. Its primary settlement is Basingstoke. Other settlements include Bramley, Tadley, Kingsclere, Overton, Oakley, Whitchurch and the hamlet of Deane, some 7 miles (11 km) from Basingstoke.

It is the northernmost borough of Hampshire, bordered by Berkshire to the north.

The first Basingstoke Mayor, George Baynard, was appointed in 1641. The district was formed as the District of Basingstoke on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Basingstoke, Basingstoke Rural District and Kingsclere and Whitchurch Rural District. On 20 January 1978, following the grant of borough status, the district became the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. The council claims that the new title included the names of the largest town and smallest village in the borough, although there are eight civil parishes with populations smaller than Deane.[1]

Basingstoke and Deane has over 430 local neighbourhood watch schemes in the area.[2]

Coordinates: 51°15′22″N 1°06′40″W / 51.256°N 1.111°W

Basingstoke and Deane

Borough of Basingstoke and Deane
Basingstoke and Deane shown within Hampshire
Basingstoke and Deane shown within Hampshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyHampshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQBasingstoke
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyBasingstoke and Dean Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsMaria Miller
Kit Malthouse
Ranil Jayawardena
Area
 • Total244.7 sq mi (633.8 km2)
Area rank66th (of 317)
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total175,729
 • Rank110th (of 317)
 • Density720/sq mi (280/km2)
 • Ethnicity
94.7% White
2.1% South Asian
1.0% Black
1.3% Mixed
1.0% Chinese or other
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code24UB (ONS)
E07000084 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU620511
Websitewww.basingstoke.gov.uk

Governance

Elections to the borough council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 60 seats on the council being elected at each election. Since the first election in 1973, the council has either been controlled by the Conservative Party or under no overall control.[3] Most recently the Conservatives have formed the administration on the council since the 2006 election and had a majority since the 2008 election. Following the 2012 election a Conservative Party councillor defected to independent,[4] and one to UKIP. -[3] In the 2019 Local Elections the Liberal Democrats made two gains, and the current council is now composed of the following councillors:

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 31
Labour Party 21
Liberal Democrats 7
Independent 1

Since 2004 the Borough has had a youth council named "Basingstoke and Deane Youth Council", although formerly known as "Youth of Basingstoke and Deane".[5]

Wards

As of 2009, Basingstoke and Deane consists of 29 wards:[6]

References

  1. ^ "About Basingstoke and Deane". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Basingstoke and Deane Neighbourhood Watch". 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  3. ^ a b "England council elections". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Basingstoke and Deane Youth Council
  6. ^ "Borough Councillors". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
1998 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 1998 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 25

Labour 15

Liberal Democrats 13

Independent 4

1999 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 1999 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 24

Labour 15

Liberal Democrats 14

Independent 3

Others 1

2000 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2000 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 24

Liberal Democrats 15

Labour 15

Independent 3

2002 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2002 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 increasing the number of seats by 3. The council stayed under no overall control.

2003 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2003 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 26

Liberal Democrats 15

Labour 15

Independent 4

2004 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2004 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 28

Liberal Democrats 16

Labour 12

Independent 4

2006 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2006 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 30

Liberal Democrats 15

Labour 12

Independent 3

2007 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2007 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 31

Liberal Democrats 15

Labour 11

Independent 3

2008 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2008 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the 2007 election. The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

2010 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2010 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 34

Liberal Democrats 14

Labour 9

Independent 2

Basingstoke First Community Party 1

2011 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2011 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 34

Liberal Democrats 13

Labour 11

Independent 2

2012 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2012 Basingstoke and Deane Council election was held on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. 21 out of 60 seats were up for reelection; Popley East had two council seats up for reelection. The Conservative Party retained control of the council with 32 out of 60 seats, losing one seat to the Labour Party in Buckskin and losing another seat in Bramley and Sherfield to an Independent. Labour overtook the Liberal Democrats to become the largest opposition party and won two seats from them in Brighton Hill South and Brookvale and Kings Furlong.

2014 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2014 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

22 seats out of 60 seats were up for election. Due to the resignation of a councillor elected in 2012, Brighton Hill South had two seats for re-election. The first-placed finisher was elected to a regular four-year term and the second-placed finisher was elected to serve until 2016. Another councillor had stood down in Baughurst and Tadley North, and thus a councillor was elected to fill out the 2011-15 term in that seat.

Of the seats contested, the parties won the following number of seats:

Conservatives: 8

Labour: 8

Liberal Democrats: 3

Independents: 2

UKIP: 1The overall composition of the council compared to immediately before the election was:

Conservative: 29 ( 1)

Labour: 17 ( 3)

Liberal Democrats: 8 ( 3)

Independents: 4 ( 0)

UKIP: 2 ( 1)The Conservatives had lost their majority on the council in 2013 due to defections, and since then had operated a minority administration. They lost a single seat (Buckskin) to Labour and continued their minority administration. In Basing, a councillor who had been elected as a Conservative in 2010 was re-elected as an independent. Labour retained their position as the largest opposition party, gaining three seats from the Liberal Democrats (Brookvale and Kings Furlong, Brighton Hill North and Brighton Hill South). UKIP won their first elected seat on the council, gaining the second seat in Brighton Hill South that had been vacated by Labour.

2015 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2015 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in England. It was held on the same day as the 2015 general election as well as other local elections.

21 seats were up for election. The seat in Rooksdown was up for election due to a casual vacancy, and its winner would serve a term lasting until 2016.

Out of the seats contested, the result was:

Conservatives: 16

Labour: 3

Liberal Democrats: 2The overall result for the council compared to immediately before the election was:

Conservatives: 32 ( 3)

Labour: 17 ( 0)

Liberal Democrats: 7 ( 1)

Independents: 4 ( 2)The Conservatives gained four seats and gained a 4-seat majority on the council. They gained one seat from Labour in Brighton Hill North and two from independents in Chineham and Tadley Central. Both the defeated independent candidates were seeking re-election; the former was a long-serving independent, while the latter had been elected as a Conservative in 2011 before defecting to UKIP, then becoming independent. Labour gained the rural ward of Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon from the Liberal Democrats.

2016 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

The 2016 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

2019 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

Elections to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council took place on Thursday 2 May 2019, alongside other local elections across the country. Elections took place in 20 of the 60 seats.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council elections

One third of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2008, 60 councillors have been elected from 30 wards.

Headley, Basingstoke and Deane

Headley is a village in Hampshire, England. It is close to the county boundary with Berkshire and about 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Newbury.

North Waltham

North Waltham is a village and civil parish in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane in Hampshire, England. It is located around 6 miles (9.7 km) southwest of Basingstoke and just north of the M3 motorway. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 840. The village is home to a pond, shop, Victorian primary school, and recreation ground. The Church of England Parish Church is dedicated to St Michael.

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