Wokingham Borough Council election, 2012

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2012 Election Results for Wokingham Borough Conservatives in blue Liberal Democrats in yellow and Independent in White. Wards in grey were not contested in 2012.

The 2012 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012, the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012, 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

Background[edit]

A total of 74 candidates contested the 18 seats which were up for election.[3] These included 18 Conservative, 18 Liberal Democrat, 14 Labour, 14 Green Party, 8 United Kingdom Independence Party and 3 independent candidates.

Issues in the election included:

  • Recent changes to waste collections
  • Some recent controversial planning applications

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives retained control of the council despite losing 2 seats: 1 to the Liberal Democrats in Winnersh, and Charvil to an Independent.[4] The Liberal Democrats held the 3 seats they defended in Bulmershe and Whitegates, Twyford and Loddon. However their gain in Winnersh was cancelled out a few hours later when Sue Smith resigned from the Liberal Democrats to finish her term as an Independent.[5][6]

Wokingham Local Election Result 2012[7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 0 2 -2 72.2 48.4 15,345 -4.0%
  Liberal Democrat 4 1 0 +1 22.2 24.1 7,643 -1.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 5.4 1,733 +1.5%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 12.2 3,862 -1.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 2,378 +3.2%
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 5.5 1.5 496 +0.9%

There were a total of 31,640 votes cast, including 183 spoiled ballots.

Ward results[edit]

Bulmershe & Whitegates[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Lesley Hayward 976 37.1 +3.9
Conservative Mohammed Parvaiz 660 25.1 -11.4
Labour Greg Bello 750 28.5 +7.6
UKIP Billy Khan 137 5.2 -0.4
Green Adrian Windisch 106 4.0 +0.2
Majority 226 8.6 +5.3
Turnout 2641 40
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.9
Charvil[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Storry 42 4.8 -23.2
Conservative Emma Hobbs 382 43.2 -22.6
Green James O'Callaghan 44 5.0 +5.0
Independent Nick Ray 414 46.8 46.8
Majority 32 3.6
Turnout 884 38
Independent gain from Conservative Swing +46.8
Emmbrook[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ullakarin Clark 1202 55.9 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Suresh Jeganathan 291 13.5 -8.8
UKIP Steven McMillan 330 15.3 +7.1
Labour Paul Sharples 313 14.6 +1.2
Majority 872 40.6
Turnout 2151 33
Conservative hold Swing -0.2
Evendons[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dianne King 967 50.2 -5.9
Liberal Democrat Steven Scarrott 388 20.1 -2.1
UKIP Mike Spencer 278 14.4 +6.2
Labour Anthony Skuse 286 14.8 +1.8
Majority 579 30.1
Turnout 1927 28
Conservative hold Swing -5.9
Finchampstead North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Gore 1038 69.9 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Roy Neall 121 8.2 -23.6
Labour Tim Jinkerson 193 13.0 +13.0
Green Martyn Foss 124 8.4 +8.4
Majority 845 56.9
Turnout 1484 34
Conservative hold Swing +1.7
Finchampstead South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Pittock 843 58.3 -9.9
Liberal Democrat Roland Cundy 345 23.8 -2.4
Green Matthew Valler 241 16.7 +16.7
Majority 498 34.4
Turnout 1447 33
Conservative hold Swing -7.3
Hawkedon[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Guy Grandison 688 42.8 -12.8
Liberal Democrat Anthony Vick 402 25.0 -2.3
UKIP Peter Jackson 142 8.8 +8.8
Labour Neville Waites 278 17.3 +0.2
Green John Prior 97 6.0 +6.0
Majority 286 17.8
Turnout 1609 23
Conservative hold Swing -12.8
Hillside[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Jorgensen 1062 50.5 -7.5
Liberal Democrat Keith Yabsley 465 22.1 +4.6
Labour David Sharp 317 15.1 -0.7
Green Helene Cherry 241 11.4 +2.2
Majority 597 28.3
Turnout 2105 31
Conservative hold Swing -7.5
Hurst[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wayne Smith 562 71.2 -4.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Trott 83 10.5 -4.2
Labour Umesh Ummat 62 7.8 +2.1
Green Paula Montie 79 10 N/A
Majority 224 28.5 -32.2
Turnout 789 36
Conservative hold Swing -4.2
Loddon[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tom McCann 846 41.4 +6.8
Conservative Bill Soane 751 36.7 -8.8
Labour Tom Clark 303 14.8 +1.5
Green Julia Titus 132 6.4 +0.1
Majority 95 4.6
Turnout 2042 30
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +6.8
Maiden Erlegh[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Miall 966 45.5 -4.9
Liberal Democrat David Hare 528 24.9 +2.4
Labour Jacqueline Rupert 373 17.6 -0.4
Green Nicholas Marshall 238 11.2 +2.1
Majority 438 20.6
Turnout 2119 30
Conservative hold Swing -4.9
Norreys[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Llewellyn Richards 959 48.8 -4.6
Liberal Democrat John Charles Bray 268 13.6 -1.3
UKIP Keith John Knight 212 10.7 +3.2
Labour Mary Gascoyne 315 16.0 +1.2
Green Emma-Louise Hamilton 120 6.1 N/A
Independent Robin Smith 82 4.1 -5.2
Majority 644 32.7 -5.8
Turnout 1965 29
Conservative hold Swing -4.6
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Anthony Sydney Halsall 937 68.5 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Martin George Alder 248 18.1 -2.8
Labour Matthew Stephen Dent 172 12.5 +5.3
Majority 689 50.4
Turnout 1367 31
Conservative hold Swing +0.2
Shinfield South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charlotte Jacqueline Louise Haitham-Taylor 893 58.6 -3.4
Liberal Democrat Imogen Shepherd-DuBey 141 9.2 -4.5
Green Marjory Diane Bisset 473 31.1 +6.8
Majority 420 26.8 -11.0
Turnout 1567 29
Conservative hold Swing -3.4
Twyford[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Lindsay Ferris 1,011 55.2 +3.5
Conservative Sam Hawkins 527 28.8 -6.5
Labour Richard Fort 159 8.6 +0.4
Green James Ewan 118 6.4 N/A
Majority 484 26.4 +10.0
Turnout 1829 40
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.5
Wescott[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Kazek Lokuciewski 187 14.0 +7.5
Liberal Democrat James Leask 158 11.8 -8.8
UKIP Stella Howell 135 10.1 +4.4
Labour John Woodward 166 12.4 -0.5
Conservative Bob Wyatt 679 51.0 -4.3
Majority 492 36.9 +3.2
Turnout 1331 31
Conservative hold Swing -3.3
Winnersh[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Ashwell 961 38.2 -4.1
Liberal Democrat Rachelle Shepherd-Dubey 1,183 47.0 +7.0
UKIP Tony Pollock 183 7.2 -1.4
Labour John Baker 175 6.9 -2.6
Majority 222 8.8
Turnout 2513 35
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing +7.0
Wokingham Without[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Helliar-Symons 1,268 66.0 -2.6
Liberal Democrat Elaine Spratling 147 7.6 -4.5
Green Thomas Blomley 178 9.2 +9.2
UKIP Graham Widdows 316 16.4 +8.3
Majority 652 33.9 -22.7
Turnout 1920 31
Conservative hold Swing -2.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ . Wokingham Times http://www.getwokingham.co.uk/news/s/2113203_wokingham_borough_council_election_results_2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Wokingham election candidates confirmed". Wokingham Times. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Final results for Wokingham Borough Council elections 2012". Wokingham Borough Council. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lib Dem Councillor Quits". getwokingham. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wokingham Borough Council Elections Results 2012". Reading Cronicle. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Wokingham Borough Council Election results – May 2012". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 14 May 2011.