Wokingham Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Wokingham council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

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.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives stay in control of the council with 43 seats, but lose 1 seat to the Liberal Democrats who then had 11 councillors.[3][4] Liberal Democrat Sue Smith gained Loddon from Conservative Abdul Loyes by 51 votes in the only change in the political composition of the council.[5] This was the first time since the 2001 election that the Conservatives had failed to gain seats at an election for Wokingham council.[6] Overall turnout in the election was 71.33%,[4] significantly up after the council election was held at the same time as the general election.[6]

Wokingham Local Election Result 2010[7][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 16 0 1 -1 80.0 50.9 39,166 -6.8%
  Liberal Democrat 4 1 0 +1 20.0 35.3 27,191 +4.8%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 6,345 +3.4%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 2,852 -2.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 1,305 +1.0%
  Monster Raving Loony 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 143 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Arborfield[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Cowan 859 58.6 -14.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen Bacon 515 35.1 +12.0
UKIP Joan Huntley 92 6.3 +2.1
Majority 344 23.5 -26.1
Turnout 1,466
Conservative hold Swing
Bulmershe and Whitegates[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sam Rahmouni 1,742 38.1 -7.0
Conservative Shahid Younis 1,615 35.3 -1.2
Labour Greg Bello 877 19.2 +5.9
UKIP Peter Jackson 214 4.7 -0.4
Green Adrian Windisch 127 2.8 +2.8
Majority 127 2.8 -5.8
Turnout 4,575
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Coronation[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Baker 1,788 52.8 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Patrick Power 1,064 31.4 -6.3
Labour Pippa White 278 8.2 +3.9
UKIP Amy Thornton 156 4.6 -0.2
Green John Prior 99 2.9 +2.9
Majority 724 21.4 +5.9
Turnout 3,385
Conservative hold Swing
Emmbrook[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Singleton 2,376 49.2 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Harley 1,574 32.6 +3.7
UKIP Ann Davis 462 9.6 -1.0
Labour Paul Sharples 418 8.7 +4.0
Majority 802 16.6 -10.3
Turnout 4,830
Conservative hold Swing
Evendons[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alistair Corrie 2,537 51.5 -11.6
Liberal Democrat Carolyn Dooley 1,679 34.1 +11.5
Labour Tony Skuse 393 8.0 +2.5
UKIP Mike Spencer 321 6.5 -3.3
Majority 858 17.4 -23.1
Turnout 4,930
Conservative hold Swing
Finchampstead North[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Stanton 2,209 68.2 -8.0
Liberal Democrat Jim May 1,030 31.8 +14.4
Majority 1,179 36.4 -22.4
Turnout 3,239
Conservative hold Swing
Finchampstead South[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Weeks 2,084 65.6 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Roland Cundy 840 26.4 +1.5
Labour Clive Williams 252 7.9 +7.9
Majority 1,244 39.2 -2.9
Turnout 3,176
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkedon[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Firmager 2,203 48.6 -18.4
Liberal Democrat Anthony Vick 2,052 45.3 +17.0
UKIP David Lamb 277 6.1 +1.4
Majority 151 3.3 -35.4
Turnout 4,532
Conservative hold Swing
Hillside[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Bradley 2,277 46.5 -6.0
Liberal Democrat David Hare 1,967 40.2 +2.6
Labour David Sharp 505 10.3 +4.0
Monster Raving Loony Top Cat Owen 143 2.9 +2.9
Majority 310 6.3 -8.6
Turnout 4,892
Conservative hold Swing
Loddon[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sue Smith 1,997 42.9 -11.4
Conservative Abdul Loyes 1,945 41.8 +4.7
Labour Roger Hayes 548 11.8 +6.9
Green Andrew Sansom 164 3.5 +3.5
Majority 52 1.1 -16.1
Turnout 4,654
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Maiden Erlegh (2)[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Swaddle 2,254
Conservative Kenneth Miall 2,161
Liberal Democrat John Eastwell 2,083
Liberal Democrat Caroline Smith 2,016
Labour Jacqueline Rupert 1,077
Turnout 9,591
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Norreys[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lee 2,347 50.7 -8.7
Liberal Democrat David Vaughan 1,379 29.8 +10.5
Labour Mary Gascoyne 566 12.2 +2.1
UKIP Keith Knight 341 7.4 -3.7
Majority 968 20.9 -19.2
Turnout 4,633
Conservative hold Swing
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Pitts 2,107 65.3 -9.2
Liberal Democrat Martin Alder 909 28.2 +6.8
Labour Richard Fort 211 6.5 +2.4
Majority 1,198 37.1 -16.0
Turnout 3,227
Conservative hold Swing
Shinfield South (2)[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barrie Patman 1,949
Conservative Charlotte Haitham Taylor 1,820
Liberal Democrat Elaine Spratling 1,188
Green Marjory Bisset 664
Green David Hogg 251
Turnout 5,872
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
South Lake[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Beth Rowland 1,481 47.1 -5.1
Conservative Jenny Cheng 1,091 34.7 +0.9
Labour Ian Hills 423 13.4 +7.0
UKIP Martin Martinez 152 4.8 -2.8
Majority 390 12.4 -6.0
Turnout 3,147
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Swallowfield[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Munro 970 60.9 -15.3
Liberal Democrat Steven Scarrott 388 24.4 +7.2
UKIP Max Bowker 234 14.7 +8.1
Majority 582 36.6 -22.4
Turnout 1,592
Conservative hold Swing
Winnersh[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Prue Bray 2,348 49.3 +7.8
Conservative John Kaiser 1,866 39.1 -9.3
Labour John Baker 339 7.1 +2.5
UKIP Tony Pollock 214 4.5 -1.1
Majority 482 10.1
Turnout 4,767
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wokingham Without[7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angus Ross 2,708 60.3 -15.9
Liberal Democrat Linda Higgs 939 20.9 +7.5
Labour Rosemary Chapman 458 10.2 +10.2
UKIP Graham Widdows 389 8.7 -1.7
Majority 1,769 39.4 -23.4
Turnout 4,494
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wokingham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Reading remains a hung council". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Midgley, Emma; Minard, Jenny (7 May 2010). "Berkshire's election stories as the nation votes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Wokingham Borough Council Election results 2010". getwokingham. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Rudd, Lewis (12 May 2010). "Lib Dems gain Woodley seat from Tories". getsurrey. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "2010 Local election results". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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