Milton Keynes Council election, 1999

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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.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

In the February before the election Milton Keynes held a referendum on the level of council tax increase there would be and the corresponding changes in services that would be made.[3][4] Voters on a 45% turnout chose the middle option of a 9.8% increase, which meant that council tax levels were not a major issue in the election campaign.[3][4]

Election result[edit]

The results saw Labour hold onto a majority on the council after the other parties failed to make the 2 gains needed to deprive Labour of control.[5] Overall turnout in the election was 29.1%.[6]

Milton Keynes Local Election Result 1999[7][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 1 1 0 47.1 36.8 11,370
  Liberal Democrat 6 1 1 0 35.3 28.9 8,944
  Conservative 2 1 1 0 11.8 29.4 9,079
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.9 3.4 1,066
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 384
  Campaign for Disabled 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 68

Ward results[edit]

Campbell Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Isobel Wilson 1,353 61.5
Labour Martin Petchey 587 26.7
Conservative Malcolm Fryer-Kelsey 193 8.8
Campaign for Disabled Anita Rose 68 3.1
Majority 766 34.8
Turnout 2,201
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Danesborough[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul White 863 47.3
Liberal Democrat Derek Eastman 723 39.6
Labour Alan Hunter 240 13.1
Majority 140 7.7
Turnout 1,826
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Denbigh[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Legg 1,225 52.0
Conservative Roger Jacobs 774 32.8
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Drewett 359 15.2
Majority 451 19.1
Turnout 2,358
Labour hold Swing
Emerson Valley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stuart Burke 896 52.0
Labour Leslie Hostler 596 34.6
Conservative Kevin Hall 232 13.5
Majority 300 17.4
Turnout 1,724
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Fenny Stratford[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Grant Gillingham 727 53.2
Conservative Dennis Thatcher 471 34.5
Liberal Democrat Alfred Vella 168 12.3
Majority 256 18.7
Turnout 1,366
Labour hold Swing
Furzton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Bristow 689 53.0
Conservative Dean Miah 371 28.5
Liberal Democrat Christopher Williams 241 18.5
Majority 318 24.4
Turnout 1,301
Labour hold Swing
Hanslope Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Bert Tapp 1,066 74.0
Conservative Neil Cawley 231 16.0
Labour Graeme Lindsay 96 6.7
Liberal Democrat Edis Bevan 47 3.3
Majority 835 58.0
Turnout 1,440
Independent hold Swing
Linford North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Pugh 891 45.5
Conservative David Tunney 556 28.4
Labour John McLinton 445 22.7
Green Peter Edwards 67 3.4
Majority 335 17.1
Turnout 1,959
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Linford South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christine Tilley 712 43.7
Labour Gladstone McKenzie 603 37.0
Conservative Donald Hoyle 248 15.2
Green Clive Bailey 68 4.2
Majority 109 6.7
Turnout 1,631
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Loughton Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Gibbs 1,188 45.0
Conservative Andrew Dransfield 1,155 43.8
Liberal Democrat Isabellla Fraser 296 11.2
Majority 33 1.3
Turnout 2,639
Labour hold Swing
Ouse Valley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Ellis 659 58.7
Liberal Democrat John Whistlecraft 385 34.3
Labour David Jones 78 7.0
Majority 274 24.4
Turnout 1,122
Conservative hold Swing
Sherington[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Seymour 786 63.9
Conservative Henry Powell-Shedden 388 31.5
Labour Ann Kirby 57 4.6
Majority 398 32.3
Turnout 1,231
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stantonbury[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Morsley 963 53.1
Conservative Roy Miller 541 29.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Exon 244 13.5
Green Carol Barac 64 3.5
Majority 422 23.3
Turnout 1,812
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Stony Stratford[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Pendry 1,240 46.8
Conservative Amanda Box 1,227 46.3
Liberal Democrat Jean Mooney 185 7.0
Majority 13 0.5
Turnout 2,652
Labour hold Swing
Walton Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ian Nuttall 1,182 63.7
Conservative Cherilyn Williams 370 19.9
Labour Arun Vaidyanathan 304 16.4
Majority 812 43.8
Turnout 1,856
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wolverton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Miles 1,115 59.9
Conservative Peter Davies 363 19.5
Liberal Democrat Michael Chapman 198 10.6
Green Alan Francis 185 9.9
Majority 752 40.4
Turnout 1,861
Labour hold Swing
Woughton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Coventry 1,217 63.0
Conservative William Kenyon 437 22.6
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Otter 278 14.4
Majority 780 40.4
Turnout 1,932
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milton Keynes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "How Britain voted: Council Election Results". The Independent. 8 May 1999. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b Mullins, Andrew (7 May 1999). "Britain Votes: How Labour killed campaign Tactics". The Independent. p. 12. 
  4. ^ a b "In for a penny..". Edinburgh Evening News. 7 April 1999. p. 10. 
  5. ^ Watson, Roland (8 May 1999). "Irate Hague 'sorts out' grovelling Duncan". The Times. p. 21. 
  6. ^ "Local Election Results, 1999". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Local Election Results May 6, 1999". Milton Keynes Council. Archived from the original on 2002-06-18. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48. 

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