Milton Keynes Council elections

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Milton Keynes local elections elect the Council of the Borough of Milton Keynes, a unitary authority in Buckinghamshire, England.

Frequency[edit]

One third of the council is elected each year for 3 years, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 51 councillors have been elected from 23 wards.[1] Following an Electoral Review of Milton Keynes, 57 councillors will be elected from 2014.[2]

Wards[edit]

2002 until 2014[edit]

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

2014 onwards[edit]

Following consultation, the number of wards was decreased from 23 to 19 with all 19 of the wards having 3 councillors each from the 2014 elections in May 2014.[3] These wards are as follows:[4][5]

Political control[edit]

Since 1996 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[6]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996–2000
No overall control 2000–2002
Liberal Democrats 2002–2006
No overall control 2006–present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2004 election which reduced the number of seats by 3, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.

Year Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats Independent Total
1996 29 3 18 1 51
1998 27 4 19 1 51
1999 27 4 19 1 51
2000 22 8 20 1 51
2002[nb 1] 16 8 27 0 51
2003 16 7 27 1 51
2004 16 7 27 1 51
2006 15 13 23 0 51
2007 13 15 22 1 51
2008 10 20 21 0 51
2010 9 17 24 1 51
2011 9 21 18 3 51
2012 16 20 15 0 51
2014 57


  1. ^ In 2002, the whole council was elected after boundary changes.[7]

By-election results[edit]

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[8]
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

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