Wokingham Borough Council elections

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One third of Wokingham Borough Council in Berkshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 54 councillors have been elected from 25 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1997–2000
No overall control 2000–2002
Conservative 2002 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2005[edit]

Bulmershe By-Election 28 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 540 44.3 +2.7
Labour 456 37.4 +3.7
Conservative 222 18.2 -6.5
Majority 84 6.9
Turnout 1,218 39.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Barkham By-Election 8 November 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 303 78.1 -2.8
UKIP 45 11.6 +11.6
Liberal Democrat 40 10.3 -0.8
Majority 258 66.5
Turnout 388 22.7
Conservative hold Swing
Winnersh By-Election 25 November 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Armstrong 751 51.5 +13.1
Conservative 622 42.6 +1.0
UKIP 86 5.9 -8.5
Majority 129 8.9
Turnout 1,459 24.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Swallowfield By-Election 17 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Munro 405 60.5 -18.3
Independent Max Bowker 120 17.9 +17.9
Liberal Democrat Caroline Smith 109 16.3 -4.9
UKIP Vince Pearson 35 5.2 +5.2
Majority 254 42.6
Turnout 669
Conservative hold Swing

2005–2009[edit]

Maiden Erlegh By-Election 3 November 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Swaddle 1,027 51.0 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Dave Swindells 835 41.5 +11.5
Labour Jacqueline Rupert 97 4.8 -5.3
UKIP David Lamb 55 2.7 -8.1
Majority 192 9.5
Turnout 2,014 28.2
Conservative hold Swing
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe By-Election 6 December 2007[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Kersley 913 70.6 -2.9
Liberal Democrat Martin Alder 237 18.3 -0.5
UKIP Franklin Carstairs 83 6.4 +2.5
Labour Brian Scott 60 4.6 +0.8
Majority 676 52.3
Turnout 1,293
Conservative hold Swing
Coronation By-Election 13 November 2008[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Katherine Povey 850 53.2 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Coling Lawley 675 42.2 +4.6
UKIP Amy Thornton 74 4.6 -0.2
Majority 175 11.0
Turnout 1,599
Conservative hold Swing

2009–2013[edit]

Wokingham Without By-Election 4 June 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Sleight 1,809 67.3 -8.9
Liberal Democrat David Vaughan 711 26.5 +13.0
BNP Mark Burke 166 6.2 +6.2
Majority 1,098 40.8
Turnout 2,686 44.5
Conservative hold Swing
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe By-Election 21 July 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Halsall 850 65.9 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Alder 272 21.1 -7.1
Labour Matthew Dent 94 7.3 +0.7
UKIP Andy Heape 55 4.3 +4.3
Green Martyn Foss 19 1.5 +1.5
Majority 578 44.8
Turnout 1,290 29.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Decision making and structure". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wokingham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Wokingham council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tories inch ahead". London: guardian.co.uk. 9 November 2001. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Tories suffer triple defeat". London: guardian.co.uk. 26 November 2004. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tories claim clean sweep in council byelections". London: guardian.co.uk. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Election results for Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe by-election". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Woodley by-election results". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Election results for Wokingham Without Ward by-election 4 June 2009". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Tories seal comfortable by-election victory". Reading Chronicle. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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