Wokingham District Council election, 2001

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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.[1]

The previous election in 2000 saw both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats win 27 seats.[2] 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.[2]

The results of the 2001 election saw no change with both main parties remaining on the same number of seats.[3] Overall turnout was significantly increased at 63.75% due to the election being held at the same time as the 2001 general election.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Wokingham Local Election Result 2001[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 0 0 0 50.0 42.5 26,359 -6.0%
  Liberal Democrat 9 0 0 0 50.0 39.9 24,749 -1.8%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 17.1 10,596 +8.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 278 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 76 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Bulmershe[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sellam Rahmouni 715 36.7 -10.7
Labour Nelson Bland 701 35.9 +3.3
Conservative Robert Wood 534 27.4 +7.4
Majority 14 0.8 -14.0
Turnout 1,950 64.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Charvil[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pamela Graddon 713 47.7
Liberal Democrat John Saunders 541 36.2
Labour Christofer Hall 241 16.1
Majority 172 11.5
Turnout 1,495 68.9
Conservative hold Swing
Coronation[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Terence Dredge 1,854 47.8 +0.2
Conservative Susan Doughty 1,477 38.1 -7.4
Labour Ian Hills 545 14.1 +7.2
Majority 377 9.7 +7.6
Turnout 3,876 66.9 +32.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Emmbrook[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Keith Malvern 1,508 46.9
Conservative Dennis Carver 1,334 41.5
Labour John Baker 376 11.7
Majority 174 5.4
Turnout 3,218 68.3 +30.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Evendons[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dianne King 2,539 46.0 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Wright 2,326 42.1 -5.0
Labour Paul French 659 11.9 +5.7
Majority 213 3.9
Turnout 5,524 66.0 +41.5
Conservative hold Swing
Finchampstead North[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Charlesworth 1,622 52.8 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Celia May 1,449 47.2 -5.6
Majority 173 5.6
Turnout 3,071 68.1
Conservative hold Swing
Hurst[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Annette Drake 702 71.1
Liberal Democrat Patrick Hull 186 18.8
Labour Stuart Crainer 100 10.1
Majority 516 52.3
Turnout 988 66.8
Conservative hold Swing
Little Hungerford[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Swindells 2,278 43.9 -3.5
Conservative Christopher Edmunds 2,001 38.6 -5.0
Labour Jacqueline Rupert 907 17.5 +8.6
Majority 277 5.3 +1.5
Turnout 5,186 63.7 +36.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Loddon[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Clifford 1,605 41.9 -9.2
Conservative Kathleen Henderson 1,294 33.8 -2.8
Labour Janice Kite 932 24.3 +12.1
Majority 311 8.1 -6.4
Turnout 3,831 60.1 +41.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Norreys[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Brown 2,053 50.9 -14.8
Liberal Democrat Michael Harper 1,108 27.4 +12.6
Labour Paul Sharples 876 21.7 +2.2
Majority 945 23.5 -22.7
Turnout 4,037 64.9 +35.0
Conservative hold Swing
Redhatch[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Hare 3,284 45.4 -5.4
Conservative Norman Jorgensen 2,558 35.4 +1.6
Labour Susan Salts 1,038 14.3 +6.0
Green Mark Broad 278 3.8 +3.8
Independent Colin Forrestal 76 1.1 +1.1
Majority 726 10.0 -7.0
Turnout 7,234 59.4 +38.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Shinfield[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Bryant 1,857 52.4 -8.9
Liberal Democrat John Shockley 917 25.9 -1.1
Labour Owen Waite 772 21.8 +10.1
Majority 940 26.5 -7.8
Turnout 3,546 60.1 +37.0
Conservative hold Swing
South Lake[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Coling Lawley 1,407 51.2 -5.3
Conservative Gerald Pett 688 25.0 -5.4
Labour David Kay 653 23.8 +10.7
Majority 719 26.2 +0.1
Turnout 2,748 59.0 +39.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Twyford & Ruscombe[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stephen Conway 2,203 57.2 -1.1
Conservative Gerald Garnett 1,235 32.1 -1.1
Labour Roy Mantel 412 10.7 +2.2
Majority 968 25.1 +0.0
Turnout 3,850 66.8 +27.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wescott[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Wyatt 1,261 49.7 -6.0
Liberal Democrat Peter Evans 942 37.1 +3.6
Labour John Woodward 333 13.1 +2.3
Majority 319 12.6 -9.6
Turnout 2,536 65.0 +35.2
Conservative hold Swing
Whitegates[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Lissaman 976 48.5 -5.5
Labour Pippa White 534 26.5 +2.2
Conservative Paul Swaddle 503 25.0 +3.4
Majority 442 22.0 -7.7
Turnout 2,013 67.5 +32.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Winnersh[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Siggery 1,807 49.2 +1.6
Liberal Democrat David Glover 1,450 39.5 -8.4
Labour Elizabeth Vincent 413 11.3 +6.8
Majority 357 9.7
Turnout 3,670 62.7 +31.8
Conservative hold Swing
Wokingham Without[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Helliar-Symons 2,181 66.4 -6.2
Labour Rosemary Chapman 1,104 33.6 +18.6
Majority 1,077 32.8 -24.8
Turnout 3,285 61.9 +35.1
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wokingham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Affordable housing is top of Lib Dems' list". Reading Evening Post. 14 May 2001. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Shared seats deadlock leaves council in limbo". Reading Evening Post. 12 June 2001. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Council results". Evening Standard. 8 June 2001. p. 51. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Wokingham District Council Election Results 2002 & 2001". Wokingham District Council. Archived from the original on 2002-11-01. Retrieved 10 January 2010.