West Berkshire Council elections

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

West Berkshire Council in Berkshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 52 councillors have been elected from 30 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1997 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - 2005
Conservative 2005 - present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the results of recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election.

Year Conservative Liberal Democrats Independent
2000[4] 25 28 1
2003[5] 26 26 0
2007[6] 36 16 0
2011[2] 39 13 0

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[7] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Falkland 16 July 1998 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Basildon 9 September 1999 Conservative Liberal Democrat
Burghfield by-election 9 May 2002 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Victoria by-election 4 December 2003 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Thatcham North by-election 5 May 2005 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Pangbourne by-election 20 April 2006 Conservative Conservative
Thatcham South and Crookham by-election 22 July 2010 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Hungerford by-election 15 August 2013 Conservative Conservative
Purley by-election 28 January 2015 Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  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. ^ "West Berkshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "West Berkshire". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 25 December 2014. 

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