Wokingham Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council is the local authority of the Borough of Wokingham in Berkshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Wokingham Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Leadership
Mayor of Wokingham
Cllr Bill Soane
since 23rd May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Julian McGee-Sumner, Conservative
since 14th December 2018
Chief executive
Susan Parsonage
Structure
Seats54 councillors
Wokingham Borough Council composition
Political groups
Administration
     Conservative (31)
Other parties
     Liberal Democrats (16)
     Labour (4)
     Independent (3)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Plurality-at-large
Last election
3 May 2018 (18 seats)
Next election
2 May 2019 (18 seats)
Meeting place
Civic Offices, Wokingham
Website
www.wokingham.gov.uk

Elections

Elections to the council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 54 seats on the council being elected at each election. Since winning the 2019 election the Conservative party has had a majority on the council. Following the 2019 Wokingham Borough Council election, the council is composed of the following councillors:[1]

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 31
Liberal Democrats 16
Labour 4
Independent 3

References

  1. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
1999 Wokingham District Council election

The 1999 Wokingham District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 29%.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 30

Liberal Democrat 24

2000 Wokingham District Council election

The 2000 Wokingham District Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 27

Liberal Democrat 27

2001 Wokingham District Council election

The 2001 Wokingham District Council election took place on 7 June 2001 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.The previous election in 2000 saw both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats win 27 seats. The Liberal Democrats took control of the administration 2 months later after one of the Conservative councillors, Nigel Rose, abstained enabling the Liberal Democrats to get the mayor's casting vote.The results of the 2001 election saw no change with both main parties remaining on the same number of seats. Overall turnout was significantly increased at 63.75% due to the election being held at the same time as the 2001 general election.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 27

Liberal Democrat 27

2002 Wokingham District Council election

The 2002 Wokingham District Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 30

Liberal Democrat 22

Labour 1

Independent 1

2003 Wokingham District Council election

The 2003 Wokingham District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, 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 33

Liberal Democrat 20

Labour 1

2004 Wokingham District Council election

The 2004 Wokingham District Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2003. The Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2006 Wokingham District Council election

The 2006 Wokingham District Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, 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 41

Liberal Democrat 13

2007 Wokingham District Council election

The 2007 Wokingham District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, 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 43

Liberal Democrat 11

2008 Wokingham Borough Council election

The 2008 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, 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 44

Liberal Democrat 10

2010 Wokingham Borough Council election

The 2010 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, 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 43

Liberal Democrat 11

2011 Wokingham Borough Council election

The 2011 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, 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 45

Liberal Democrat 9

2012 Wokingham Borough Council election

The 2012 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012, the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections, to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, 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 43

Liberal Democrat 10

Independent 1

2014 Wokingham Borough Council election

The 2014 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on Thursday 22 May 2014. That was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections in order to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed comfortably in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 44

Liberal Democrat 7

Labour 1

Independent 2

2015 Wokingham Borough Council election

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

2016 Wokingham Borough Council election

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

2018 Wokingham Borough Council election

The 2018 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2018. That was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections in order to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed comfortably in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 42

Liberal Democrat 8

Labour 3

Independent 1

2019 Wokingham Borough Council election

The 2019 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on Thursday 2 May 2019. That was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections in order to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election.

Before the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 41

Liberal Democrat 8

Labour 3

Independent 2

Heath Lake

Heath Lake is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and local nature reserve based in Berkshire on the edge of Crowthorne. Heath Lake is the only example of an acid lake in Berkshire which still retains its characteristic flora. The site is managed by Wokingham Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council elections

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

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