West Berkshire Council elections

West Berkshire is a unitary authority in Berkshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.

West Berkshire UK local election 2011 map
Map showing the composition of West Berkshire Council as of the last election in 2011. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

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][3]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1991
Liberal Democrats 1991-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1997-2003
No overall control 2003-2006
Conservative 2006–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Newbury District Council election
  • 1976 Newbury District Council election
  • 1979 Newbury District Council election
  • 1983 Newbury District Council election (New ward boundaries)[4]
  • 1987 Newbury District Council election
  • 1991 Newbury District Council election (District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same)[5][6]
  • 1995 Newbury District Council election

Unitary authority elections

  • 1997 West Berkshire Council election
Year Conservative Liberal Democrats Green Independent Notes
2000[7] 25 28 0 1
2003[8] 26 26 0 0 New ward boundaries[9][10]
2007[11] 36 16 0 0
2011[2] 39 13 0 0
2015[12] 48 4 0 0
2019[13] 24 16 3 0 New ward boundaries[14]

By-elections

Thatcham West 19 April 2018[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jeffrey Charles George Brooks 820 48.4% +11.2%
Conservative Ellen Mary Crumly 523 30.9% -18.1%
Labour Louise Harriet Coulson 130 7.7% -6.2%
Green Jane Elisabeth Livermore 130 7.7% +7.7%
UKIP Gary Edward Johnson 91 5.4% +5.4%
Registered electors 4,957
Turnout 1,702 34.3% -34.3%
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing 14.7%

District result maps

West Berkshire UK local election 2003 map

2003 results map

West Berkshire UK local election 2007 map

2007 results map

West Berkshire UK local election 2011 map

2011 results map

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  3. ^ "English elect councils and mayors". BBC News Online. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  4. ^ The District of Newbury (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ "West Berkshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of West Berkshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Councillors". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  11. ^ "West Berkshire". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  12. ^ http://decisionmaking.westberks.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=5&V=0&RPID=2796658
  13. ^ "West Berkshire Council". BBC News.
  14. ^ "The West Berkshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018". www.legislation.gov.uk.
  15. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll". West Berkshire. 20 April 2018. Archived from the original on 21 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Election results for Thatcham West District Election 2015". West Berkshire. 8 May 2015. Archived from the original on 21 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018.

External links

2000 West Berkshire Council election

The 2000 West Berkshire Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of West Berkshire Council in Berkshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.

2003 West Berkshire Council election

The 2003 West Berkshire Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of West Berkshire Council in Berkshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 2. The Liberal Democrats lost overall control of the council to no overall control.

2007 West Berkshire Council election

The 2007 West Berkshire Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of West Berkshire Council in Berkshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2011 West Berkshire Council election

The 2011 West Berkshire Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of West Berkshire Council in Berkshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2015 West Berkshire Council election

The 2015 West Berkshire Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of West Berkshire Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party retained overall control of the council.

2019 West Berkshire Council election

The 2019 West Berkshire Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of West Berkshire Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party retained overall control of the council, despite significant gains by the Liberal Democrats and the election of the first Green Party councillors in West Berkshire.

Thatcham

Thatcham is a historic market town in the county of Berkshire, England, centred 3 miles (5 km) east of Newbury, 14 miles (24 km) west of Reading and 54 miles (87 km) west of London. Its population grew rapidly in the second half of the 20th century: from 5,000 in 1951 and 7,500 in 1961 to 22,824 in 2001. During World War II, Thatcham housed one of the biggest Prisoner of War camps in the South, known as camp 1001.

Thatcham straddles the River Kennet, the Kennet and Avon Canal, the A4 and the course of a Roman road. It is served by Thatcham railway station on the line between Reading and Newbury. Local employment is chiefly in light industrial premises, sales and distribution, retail and public sectors; see also West Berkshire, its district. Although there are many primary schools in the area, the only secondary school in Thatcham is the Kennet School.

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