Milton Keynes Council elections

Milton Keynes is a unitary authority in Buckinghamshire, England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1982
No overall control (Conservative minority administration) 1982-1986
No overall control (Labour minority administration) 1986-1990
Labour 1990-1992
No overall control (Labour minority administration) 1992-1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996-2000
No overall control (Labour minority administration) 2000-2002
Liberal Democrats 2002-2006
No overall control (Liberal Democrats minority administration) 2006-2011
No overall control (Conservatives minority administration) 2011-2014
No overall control (Labour minority administration) 2014–Present

Council elections

Year Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats Independent UKIP Total seats Elected in year Control
1973 27 8 0 5 Did not stand 40 40 Labour win with a 7-seat majority.
19761 12 33 1 46 46 Conservatives win with a 10-seat majority.
1978 14 32 0 15 or 16 Conservatives hold with a 9-seat majority.
1979 15 31 Conservatives hold with an 8-seat majority.
1980 19 26 1 Conservatives hold with a 3-seat majority.
1982 17 22 6 1 No overall control
1983 18 20 7
1984 17 or 18 20 or 17 7 or 9 1 or 2
1986 19 12 13 2
1987 18 11 14 3
1988 13 13 2
1990 24 7 Labour win with a 1-seat majority.
1991 25 17 1 Labour hold with a 2-seat majority.
1992 21 15 9 No overall control
1994 19 14 11 2
1995 21 12 10 3
19961 30 2 18 1 51 51 Labour win with a 7-seat majority.
1998 27 4 19 17 Labour hold with a 1-seat majority.
1999
2000 22 8 20 No overall control
20021 16 27 0 0 51 Liberal Democrats win with a 1-seat majority.
2003 7 1 17 Liberal Democrats hold with a 1-seat majority.
2004
2006 15 13 23 0 No overall control
2007 13 15 22 1
2008 10 20 21 0
2010 9 17 24 1
2011 21 18 3
2012 16 20 15 0
20141 25 18 13 1 57 57
2015 23 22 12 0 0 19
2016 22 22 13 0 0 20
2018 21 24 12 0 0
2019 23 19 15 0 0 19
1.^ In 1976, 1996, 2002 and 2014, the whole council was elected after boundary changes.[3][4][5][6][7]

In 1991 borough boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same.[8][9]

By ward

2002 to 2012

The composition of Milton Keynes Council following each election was as follows.

2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lab 1 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 2/Lab 1
Bradwell Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 2/Lab 1
Campbell Park Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 2/Lab 1
Danesborough Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1
Denbigh Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2
Eaton Manor Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2
Emerson Valley Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lib 1 Con 2/Lib 1
Furzton Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2
Hanslope Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1 Con 1
Linford North Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2
Linford South Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1
Loughton Park Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3
Middleton Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1 Con 2
Newport Pagnell North Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2
Newport Pagnell South Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2
Olney Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 1/Con 1 Con 2 Con 2 Con 2 Con 2
Sherington Lib 1 Lib 1 Lib 1 Lib 1 Lib 1 Lib 1 Lib 1 Con 1 Con 1
Stantonbury Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 1/Con 1 Lab 1/Con 1 Lab 1/Con 1 Lab 2
Stony Stratford Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3
Walton Park Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lib 1
Whaddon Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2
Wolverton Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 2/Lib 1 Lab 2/Lib 1 Lab 2/Lib 1 Lab 3
Woughton Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2 Lab 2

2014 to present

In 2014, the boundaries were revised so that there were 57 seats and each ward had three seats [see below]. Elections were held for all seats in that year, before returning to the one-third model for subsequent years.

2014 2015 2016 2018
Bletchley East Lab 2/UKIP 1 Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3
Bletchley Park Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lab 1
Bletchley West Lab 3 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1
Bradwell Lab 2/Lib 1 Lib 2/Lab 1 Lib 3 Lib 3
Broughton Con 2/Lib 1 Con 2/Lib 1 Con 2/Lib 1 Con 2/Lib 1
Campbell Park & Old Woughton Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lib 1
Central Milton Keynes Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3
Danesborough & Walton Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3
Loughton & Shenley Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lab 1
Monkston Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3
Newport Pagnell South Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3 Lib 3
Olney Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 3
Shenley Brook End Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 2/Con 1
Stantonbury Lab 3 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1
Stony Stratford Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 2/Con 1
Tattenhoe Con 3 Con 3 Con 3 Con 2/Lab 1
Wolverton Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3
Woughton & Fishermead Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3 Lab 3

Borough result maps

Milton Keynes Council election, 2002

2002 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2003

2003 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2004

2004 results map

Milton-keynes 2006 election map

2006 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2007

2007 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2008

2008 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2010

2010 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2011

2011 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2012

2012 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2014

2014 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2015

2015 results map

Milton Keynes Council election, 2016

2016 results map

Milton Keynes Council Election Results Map 2018

2018 results map

By-election results

Stantonbury By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roy Millar 457 40.7 +14.8
Labour David Driver 353 31.4 -19.4
Liberal Democrat Robert Exon 253 22.5 +7.3
Green Alan Francis 61 5.4 -2.7
Majority 104 9.3
Turnout 1,124 16.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Whaddon By-Election 23 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gladstone McKenzie 1,066 50.0 +5.5
Conservative Sam McLeod 776 36.4 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Vanessa McPake 191 9.0 -7.7
UKIP Darren Winter 99 4.6 +4.6
Majority 290 13.6
Turnout 2,132 32.2
Labour hold Swing
Whaddon By-Election 28 June 2007[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Camilla Turnbull 1,108 43.8 +0.9
Conservative Donald Mcleod 914 36.1 -1.4
England First Anna Seymour 221 8.7 +8.7
Liberal Democrat Alfred Vella 129 5.1 -3.3
UKIP Michael Maylam 109 4.3 -3.4
Independent Samantha Browne 49 1.9 +1.9
Majority 194 7.7
Turnout 2,530 39.0
Labour hold Swing
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford By-Election 20 June 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Khan 1356 33.9 -2.7
UKIP James Peddle 855 25.1 +14.3
Conservative John Bailey 779 22.9 -12.3
Green Keith Allen 277 8.1 -4
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Snell 128 3.7 0.9
Majority 501 8.8
Turnout 3,395 31.97
Labour hold Swing
Bletchley East By-Election 19 July 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Emily Darlington 1355 50.7
Conservative Angela Kennedy 1026 38.4
Green Johanna Breen 131 4.9
UKIP Vince Peddle 101 3.8
Liberal Democrat Richard Greenwood 50 1.9
Majority 329 12.3
Turnout 2672 23.12
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Frequency

One third of the council is elected each year for 3 years, followed by one year without election, unless there is a substantial boundary change (when all seats are elected). Following an electoral review, changes to wards and an increase in the number of seats, 57 councillors were elected for all 19 wards from May 2014 onwards.[13] After the previous reorganisation in 2002, 51 councillors were elected from 23 wards.[14]

Wards

1973

The first elections to the newly created Milton Keynes Borough Council took place on 7 June 1973 There were 40 seats up for election spread over 16 Wards. All councilors were elected for three years

1976 to 1996

To Come

1996 to 2000

Between 1996 and 2000, there were 51 seats up for election. Boundary changes were made before the 2002 election but this did not affect the number of seats up for election.

2002 to 2012

Milton Keynes UK ward map 2010 (blank)
Ward map 2010

From 2002 until the 2014 local elections, there were 23 wards in the Borough, which were represented by 51 councillors. The councillors corresponded to the wards in the following way:

2014 onwards

Milton Keynes UK ward map 2014 (blank)
Ward map from May 2014

Following an electoral review and with effect from the 2014 Milton Keynes Council election in May 2014, there were 57 Councillors representing 19 wards, each with having 3 councillors.[15]

These wards are as follows:[16][17]

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Milton Keynes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Milton Keynes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Milton Keynes (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Milton Keynes (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Milton Keynes (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Milton Keynes (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  10. ^ Babaee, Alicia (29 June 2007). "Labour by-election triumph". MK News. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  11. ^ http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/your-council-and-elections/elections-and-register-to-vote/elections/past-elections
  12. ^ https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/assets/attach/53344/Declaration%20of%20results.pdf
  13. ^ "Electoral Review of Milton Keynes" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission of England. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Parishes What Parish/Ward am I in?". Milton Keynes Council. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/22/contents/made
  17. ^ http://www.lgbce.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/14057/milton-keynes-final-recommendations-final-2013-06-17-1.pdf

External links

1998 Milton Keynes Council election

The 1998 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 27

Liberal Democrat 19

Conservative 4

Independent 1

1999 Milton Keynes Council election

The 1999 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 27

Liberal Democrat 19

Conservative 4

Independent 1

2000 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2000 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, 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

Labour 22

Liberal Democrat 20

Conservative 8

Independent 1

2002 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2002 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000. The Liberal Democrats gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

2003 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2003 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 27

Labour 16

Conservative 7

Independent 1

2004 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2004 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 27

Labour 16

Conservative 7

Independent 1

2006 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2006 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats lost overall control of the council to no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 23

Labour 15

Conservative 13

2007 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2007 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council – the seats contested in the 2003 election – was up for election and the council remained under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 22 (–1)

Conservative 15 (+2)

Labour 13 (–1)

Independent 1

2008 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2008 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council – the 17 seats contested in the 2004 election – was up for election and the council, which totalled 51 seats, remained under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 21 (–1)

Conservative 20 (+5)

Labour 10 (–4)

2010 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2010 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council – the 17 seats contested in the 2006 election – was up for election and the council, which totalled 51 seats, remained under no overall control. An extra seat in Stony Stratford was also contested.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 24 (+3)

Conservative 17 (–3)

Labour 9

Independent 1

2011 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2011 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council – the 17 seats contested in the 2007 election – was up for election and the council, which totalled 51 seats, remained under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 21 (+4)

Liberal Democrat 18 (–4)

Labour 9

Independent 3

2012 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2012 Milton Keynes Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council – the 17 seats contested in the 2008 election – was up for election and the council, which totals 51 seats, was under no overall control in advance of and after the vote. 7 of the Conservative Party's 21 seats were up for election, 4 of the Liberal Democrats's 17, 2 of the Labour's 9 and all 4 Independents.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Conservative 20 (–1)

Labour 16 (+7)

Liberal Democrat 15 (–2)

Others 0 (–4)One Liberal Democrat had become independent between the 2011 and 2012 elections.

2014 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2014 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Milton Keynes Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The whole council (57 seats) was up for election due to a re-drawing of boundaries and an increase from 51 councillors. The council was under no overall control in advance of and after the vote.After the election, the composition of the council was:

Conservative 18

Labour 25

Liberal Democrat 13

UK Independence Party 1

2015 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2015 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Milton Keynes Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

2016 Milton Keynes Council election

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

2019 Milton Keynes Council election

The 2019 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Milton Keynes Council in England. This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

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