Bracknell Forest Borough Council elections

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Bracknell Forest Borough Council is the local authority for Bracknell Forest, a unitary authority in Berkshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.[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]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
Labour 1995–1997
Conservative 1997–1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Conservative 1998–present

Leadership[edit]

The leaders of the council since 1984 have been:[4]

Councillor Party From To
Alan Ward[5] Conservative 1984 30 Apr 1992
Bob Angell[6] Conservative 30 Apr 1992 7 May 1995
Austin McCormack Labour May 1995 13 May 1997
Paul Bettison Conservative 13 May 1997

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2000[edit]

Great Hollands South By-Election 12 November 1998[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Piasecki 638 62.2 +18.9
Conservative Diana Henfrey 329 32.1 -8.3
Liberal Democrats David Maxwell 58 5.7 -10.6
Majority 309 30.1
Turnout 1,025 29.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Harmans Water By-Election 25 February 1999[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Bailey 876 50.2 +10.7
Conservative Christopher Turrell 765 43.9 +8.9
Liberal Democrats Alan Cocks 103 5.9 -10.6
Majority 111 6.3
Turnout 1,744 28.0
Labour hold Swing

2000–2003[edit]

Priestwood By-Election 8 November 2001[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Fawcett 382 49.0 -10.8
Conservative Tony Packham 312 40.1 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Sarah Edwards 85 10.9 +10.9
Majority 70 8.9
Turnout 779 29.0
Labour hold Swing
Hanworth By-Election 14 November 2002[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Bailey 576 40.4 -2.9
Labour Janet Keene 521 36.6 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Lorraine De Laune 137 9.6 -1.6
Green David Young 120 8.4 +0.4
UKIP Lawrence Boxall 71 5.0 +5.0
Majority 55 3.8
Turnout 1,425 22.0
Conservative hold Swing

2003–2007[edit]

Binfield with Warfield By-Election 23 March 2006[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Wilson 921 55.5 +16.4
Liberal Democrats Michael Hawkins 444 26.8 +4.0
Labour David Fawcett 174 10.5 +10.5
UKIP Jeffrey Newbold 119 7.2 +7.2
Majority 477 28.7
Turnout 1,658 28.4
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011[edit]

Hanworth By-Election 15 October 2009[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Phillips 640 42.4 -14.2
Labour Janet Keene 377 25.0 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Larraine De Laune 206 13.7 +13.7
UKIP Jeff Newbold 139 9.2 +9.2
Green Steven Gabb 77 5.1 -11.3
BNP David Penson 70 4.6 +4.6
Majority 263 17.4
Turnout 1,509 23.4
Conservative hold Swing
Owlsmoor By-Election 25 February 2010[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Bowers 508 54.2 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Mark Thompson 238 25.4 +25.4
Labour Guy Gillbe 126 13.4 +13.4
Green Peter Forbes 66 7.0 +7.0
Majority 270 28.8
Turnout 938 24.0
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Winkfield & Cranbourne By-Election 28 November 2013[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susie Phillips 582 52.5 -18.9
UKIP Ken La Garde 318 28.7 +28.7
Labour Janet Hazel Keene 139 12.5 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Peter Birchall 69 6.2 +6.2
Majority 264 23.8
Turnout 1108 27 -20
Conservative hold Swing

2015-2019[edit]

Central Sandhurst By-Election 20 October 2016[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gaby Kennedy 476 69.3 +6.3
Labour Anne Brunton 211 30.7 +10.5
Majority 265 38.6
Turnout 687 17 -52
Conservative hold Swing

2019-2023[edit]

Old Bracknell By-Election 9 December 2021[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Bidwell 434 61.1 +23.2
Conservative Iain McCracken 276 38.9 -9.3
Majority 158 22.2
Turnout 710 17 -12
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 16.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meetings, agendas and minutes". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Bracknell Forest". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Council minutes". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  5. ^ "A new man in the hot seat". Bracknell Times. 7 May 1992. p. 3. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Angell falls in a night of shocks". Wokingham Times. 11 May 1995. p. 7. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  7. ^ The District of Bracknell (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Local elections". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Bracknell Forest (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Results – Great Hollands South". Bracknell Forest Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  12. ^ "Election Results – Harmans Water". Bracknell Forest Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  13. ^ "Tories inch ahead". guardian.co.uk. 9 November 2001. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  14. ^ "Election Results – Hanworth". Bracknell Forest Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  15. ^ "Election Results – Binfield with Warfield". Bracknell Forest Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  16. ^ "BNP suffers defeat in Bradford byelection". guardian.co.uk. 24 March 2006. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  17. ^ "Hanworth by-election result". Bracknell Forest Standard. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  18. ^ "Bracknell Conservatives win Owlsmoor by-election". getbracknell. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  19. ^ "Election results for Winkfield & Cranbourne". Bracknell Forest Borough Council. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Election results for Central Sandhurst". Bracknell Forest Borough Council. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  21. ^ "Election results for Old Bracknell". Bracknell Forest Borough Council. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 10 December 2021.

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