Bracknell Forest Borough Council elections

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Bracknell Forest is a unitary authority in Berkshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitian 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 1995-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Conservative 1997–present

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[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Piasecki 638 62.2 +18.9
Conservative Diana Henfrey 329 32.1 -8.3
Liberal Democrat 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[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Bailey 876 50.2 +10.7
Conservative Christopher Turrell 765 43.9 +8.9
Liberal Democrat 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[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Fawcett 382 49.0 -10.8
Conservative Tony Packham 312 40.1 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Sarah Edwards 85 10.9 +10.9
Majority 70 8.9
Turnout 779 29.0
Labour hold Swing
Hanworth By-Election 14 November 2002[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Bailey 576 40.4 -2.9
Labour Janet Keene 521 36.6 -0.9
Liberal Democrat 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[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brenda Wilson 921 55.5 +16.4
Liberal Democrat 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[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Phillips 640 42.4 -14.2
Labour Janet Keene 377 25.0 -1.9
Liberal Democrat 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[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Bowers 508 54.2 -1.9
Liberal Democrat 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

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. ^ The District of Bracknell (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Local elections". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Bracknell Forest (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Election Results – Great Hollands South". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Election Results – Harmans Water". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  10. ^ "Tories inch ahead". guardian.co.uk. 9 November 2001. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "Election Results – Hanworth". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "Election Results – Binfield with Warfield". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "BNP suffers defeat in Bradford byelection". guardian.co.uk. 24 March 2006. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  14. ^ "Hanworth by-election result". Bracknell Forest Standard. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "Bracknell Conservatives win Owlsmoor by-election". getbracknell. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 

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