Wokingham Borough Council elections

Wokingham is a unitary authority in Berkshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 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
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1995
No overall control 1995-1996
Liberal Democrats 1996-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Conservative 1997-2000
No overall control 2000-2002
Conservative 2002–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1976 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1979 Wokingham District Council election (New ward boundaries)[3]
  • 1980 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1982 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1983 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1984 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1986 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1987 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1988 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1990 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1991 Wokingham District Council election (District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same)[4]
  • 1992 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1994 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1995 Wokingham District Council election
  • 1996 Wokingham District Council election

Unitary authority elections

Borough result maps

Wokingham UK local election 2004 map

2004 results map

Wokingham UK local election 2006 map

2006 results map

Wokingham UK local election 2007 map

2007 results map

Wokingham UK local election 2008 map

2008 results map

Wokingham UK local election 2010 map

2010 results map

Wokingham UK local election 2011 map

2011 results map

2012 Election Results for Wokingham Borough

2012 results map

Wokingham UK local election 2018 map

2018 results map

Wokingham Borough Council UK local election 2019 map

2019 results map

By-election results

1997–2005

Bulmershe By-Election 28 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 540 44.3 +2.7
Labour 456 37.4 +3.7
Conservative 222 18.2 -6.5
Majority 84 6.9
Turnout 1,218 39.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Barkham By-Election 8 November 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 303 78.1 -2.8
UKIP 45 11.6 +11.6
Liberal Democrat 40 10.3 -0.8
Majority 258 66.5
Turnout 388 22.7
Conservative hold Swing
Winnersh By-Election 25 November 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Armstrong 751 51.5 +13.1
Conservative 622 42.6 +1.0
UKIP 86 5.9 -8.5
Majority 129 8.9
Turnout 1,459 24.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Swallowfield By-Election 17 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Munro 405 60.5 -18.3
Independent Max Bowker 120 17.9 +17.9
Liberal Democrat Caroline Smith 109 16.3 -4.9
UKIP Vince Pearson 35 5.2 +5.2
Majority 254 42.6
Turnout 669
Conservative hold Swing

2005–2009

Maiden Erlegh By-Election 3 November 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Swaddle 1,027 51.0 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Dave Swindells 835 41.5 +11.5
Labour Jacqueline Rupert 97 4.8 -5.3
UKIP David Lamb 55 2.7 -8.1
Majority 192 9.5
Turnout 2,014 28.2
Conservative hold Swing
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe By-Election 6 December 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Kersley 913 70.6 -2.9
Liberal Democrat Martin Alder 237 18.3 -0.5
UKIP Franklin Carstairs 83 6.4 +2.5
Labour Brian Scott 60 4.6 +0.8
Majority 676 52.3
Turnout 1,293
Conservative hold Swing
Coronation By-Election 13 November 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Katherine Povey 850 53.2 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Coling Lawley 675 42.2 +4.6
UKIP Amy Thornton 74 4.6 -0.2
Majority 175 11.0
Turnout 1,599
Conservative hold Swing

2009–2013

Wokingham Without By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Sleight 1,809 67.3 -8.9
Liberal Democrat David Vaughan 711 26.5 +13.0
BNP Mark Burke 166 6.2 +6.2
Majority 1,098 40.8
Turnout 2,686 44.5
Conservative hold Swing
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe By-Election 21 July 2011[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Halsall 850 65.9 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Alder 272 21.1 -7.1
Labour Matthew Dent 94 7.3 +0.7
UKIP Andy Heape 55 4.3 +4.3
Green Martyn Foss 19 1.5 +1.5
Majority 578 44.8
Turnout 1,290 29.4
Conservative hold Swing

2013-present

Emmbrook by-election 17 February 2017[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Imogen Shepherd-DuBey 1,575 59.7 +22.6
Conservative Kevin Morgan 879 33.3 -4.2
UKIP Phil Ray 104 3.9 -11.5
Labour Christopher Everett 79 3.0 -6.9
Majority 696 26.4
Turnout 2,637 39.7 –3.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Evendons by-election 7th February 2019[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sarah Kerr 1,441 63.1 16.3
Conservative Daniel Clawson 729 31.9 -8.8
Labour Timothy Lloyd 115 5 -7.5
Majority 713 31 35.1
Turnout 2,294 32.7 -8.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Wokingham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  3. ^ The District of Wokingham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wokingham (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Wokingham council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  7. ^ "Decision making and structure". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Tories inch ahead". guardian.co.uk. London. 9 November 2001. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  9. ^ "Tories suffer triple defeat". guardian.co.uk. London. 26 November 2004. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  10. ^ "Tories claim clean sweep in council byelections". guardian.co.uk. London. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  11. ^ "Election results for Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe by-election". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  12. ^ "Woodley by-election results". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  13. ^ "Election results for Wokingham Without Ward by-election 4 June 2009". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  14. ^ "Tories seal comfortable by-election victory". Reading Chronicle. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  15. ^ "Election results for Emmbrook, 17 February 2017". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Election results for Evendons, 7th February 2017". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

External links

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

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