Milton Keynes Council elections

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Milton Keynes is a unitary authority in Buckinghamshire, England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district.

One third of the council is elected each year for 3 years, followed by one year without election, unless there is a substantial boundary change (when all seats are elected). Following an electoral review, changes to wards and an increase in the number of seats, 57 councillors were elected for all 19 wards from May 2014 onwards.[1] After the previous reorganisation in 2002, 51 councillors were elected from 23 wards.[2]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3][4]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1982
No overall control (Conservative minority administration) 1982-1986
No overall control (Labour minority administration) 1986-1990
Labour 1990-1992
No overall control (Labour minority administration) 1992-1996

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996-2000
No overall control (Labour minority administration) 2000-2002
Liberal Democrats 2002-2006
No overall control (Liberal Democrats minority administration) 2006-2011
No overall control (Conservatives minority administration) 2011-2014
No overall control (Labour minority administration) 2014–Present

Councillors elected[edit]

2014 to Present boundaries[edit]

The 2020 local elections were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Party Year
2014
2021
Labour 25 23 22 21 23 TBD
Conservatives 18 22 22 24 19 TBD
Liberal Democrats 13 12 13 12 15 TBD
UKIP 1 0 0 0 0 TBD
Green 0 0 0 0 0 TBD
TUSC 0 0 TBD
Left Unity 0 TBD
Women's Equality 0 TBD
Reform UK TBD
Independent 0 0 0 0 0 TBD
Total seats 57
Elected that year 57 19 20 19 20
Administration outcome Labour & Liberal Democrats confidence & supply TBD

2002 to 2014 boundaries[edit]

Party Year
Liberal Democrats 27 27 27 23 22 21 24 18 15
Conservatives 8 7 7 13 15 20 17 21 20
Labour 16 16 16 15 13 10 9 9 16
UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CPA 0
Better MK Independent 0
England First 0
BNP 0
Independent 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 0
Total seats 51
Elected that year 51 17
Administration outcome Liberal Democrats majority Liberal Dmocrats minority Conservatives minority

1996 to 2002 boundaries[edit]

Party Year
1996
Labour 30 27 27 22
Liberal Democrats 18 19 19 20
Conservatives 2 4 4 8
Green 0 0 0 0
Campaign for Disabled 0
Independent 1 1 1 1
Total seats 51
Elected that year 51 17
Administration outcome Labour majority Labour minority

1976 to 1996 boundaries[edit]

Minor boundary changes took place in 1991 for some wards but the total number of seats and Councillors remained the same.

Party Year
1976
1978
1979
1980
1982
1983
1984
1986
1987
1988
1990
1991
1992
1994
1995
Labour 12 14 15 19 17 18 Unknown 19 18 18 24 25 21 19 21
Conservatives 33 32 31 26 22 20 Unknown 12 11 13 13 13 15 14 12
Liberal Democrats 13 7 7 9 11 10
Liberal 0 0 0 1 6 7 Unknown 13 14
SDP
Communist 0 0 0
National Front 0 0
BNP 0
Ecology 0 0 0
Green (UK) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 0 0 0
Independent 1 0 0 0 1 1 Unknown 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 3
Total seats 46
Elected that year 46
Administration outcome Conservatives majority Conservatives minority Unknown Labour minority Labour majority Labour minority

1973 to 1976 boundaries[edit]

Party Year
1973
Labour 27
Conservatives 8
Liberal 0
Communist 0
Independent 5
Total seats 40
Elected that year 40
Administration outcome Labour majority

Council wards[edit]

2014 to present[edit]

Ward map from May 2014

Following an electoral review and with effect from the 2014 Milton Keynes Council election in May 2014, there were 57 Councillors representing 19 wards, each with having 3 councillors.[5] These wards are as follows:[6][7]

Wards 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019
Bletchley East Lab 2/UKIP 1 Lab 3
Bletchley Park Lab 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lab 1
Bletchley West Lab 3 Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 3
Bradwell Lab 2/Lib 1 Lib 3
Broughton Con 2/Lib 1 Lib 2/Con 1
Campbell Park & Old Woughton Lib 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lib 1 Lib 2/Con 1
Central Milton Keynes Lab 3
Danesborough & Walton Con 3
Loughton & Shenley Lab 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lab 1
Monkston Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 3
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope Con 3
Newport Pagnell South Lib 3
Olney Con 3
Shenley Brook End Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1
Stantonbury Lab 3 Lab 2/Con 1
Stony Stratford Lab 2/Con 1 Lab 3
Tattenhoe Con 3 Con 2/Lab 1
Wolverton Lab 3
Woughton & Fishermead Lab 3

2002 to 2014[edit]

Ward map 2010

From 2002 until the 2014 local elections, there were 23 wards in the Borough, which were represented by 51 councillors. There were; eight wards that represented by three councillors, 12 wards represented by two councillors and three wards represented by one councillor. Composition of Milton Keynes Council following each election was as follows.

Wards 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Lab 3 Lab 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lab 1 Con 3 Con 2/Lab 1
Bradwell Lib 3 Lib 2/Lab 1
Campbell Park Lib 3 Lib 2/Lab 1
Danesborough Con 1
Denbigh Lab 2
Eaton Manor Lab 2
Emerson Valley Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lib 1
Furzton Lib 2
Hanslope Park Con 1
Linford North Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 2
Great Linford South Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1
Loughton Park Con 3
Middleton Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Con 2
Newport Pagnell North Lib 2
Newport Pagnell South Lib 2
Olney Lib 2 Lib 1/Con 1 Con 2
Sherington Lib 1 Con 1
Stantonbury Lab 2 Lab 1/Con 1 Lab 2
Stony Stratford Con 3
Walton Park Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Lib 3 Lib 2/Con 1 Con 2/Lib 1
Whaddon Lab 2
Wolverton Lab 3 Lab 2/Lib 1 Lab 3
Woughton Lab 2

1996 to 2002[edit]

Between 1996 and 2000, there were 51 seats up for election. Boundary changes were made before the 2002 election but this did not affect the number of seats up for election.

1976 to 1996[edit]

Unknown.

1973 to 1976[edit]

The first elections to the newly created Milton Keynes Borough Council took place on 7 June 1973 There were 40 seats up for election spread over 16 Wards. All councilors were elected for three years

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

2010s[edit]

Bletchley East By-Election 19 July 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Emily Darlington 1,355 50.7
Conservative Angela Kennedy 1,026 38.4
Green Johanna Breen 131 4.9
UKIP Vince Peddle 101 3.8
Liberal Democrats Richard Greenwood 50 1.9
Majority 329 12.3
Turnout 2,672 23.12
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope By-Election 18 January 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Green 1,604
Labour Nicholas Phillips 749
Liberal Democrats Jane Carr 672
Majority 855
Turnout 3,032 30.8
Conservative hold Swing
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford By-Election 20 June 2013[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Khan 1,356 33.9 -2.7
UKIP James Peddle 855 25.1 +14.3
Conservative John Bailey 779 22.9 -12.3
Green Keith Allen 277 8.1 -4
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Snell 128 3.7 0.9
Majority 501 8.8
Turnout 3,395 31.97
Labour hold Swing

2000s[edit]

Whaddon By-Election 28 June 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Camilla Turnbull 1,108 43.8 +0.9
Conservative Donald Mcleod 914 36.1 -1.4
England First Anna Seymour 221 8.7 +8.7
Liberal Democrats Alfred Vella 129 5.1 -3.3
UKIP Michael Maylam 109 4.3 -3.4
Independent Samantha Browne 49 1.9 +1.9
Majority 194 7.7
Turnout 2,530 39.0
Labour hold Swing
Whaddon By-Election 23 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gladstone McKenzie 1,066 50.0 +5.5
Conservative Sam McLeod 776 36.4 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Vanessa McPake 191 9.0 -7.7
UKIP Darren Winter 99 4.6 +4.6
Majority 290 13.6
Turnout 2,132 32.2
Labour hold Swing

1990s[edit]

Stantonbury By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Millar 457 40.7 +14.8
Labour David Driver 353 31.4 -19.4
Liberal Democrats Robert Exon 253 22.5 +7.3
Green Alan Francis 61 5.4 -2.7
Majority 104 9.3
Turnout 1,124 16.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Review of Milton Keynes" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission of England. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Parishes What Parish/Ward am I in?". Milton Keynes Council. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Milton Keynes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "The Milton Keynes (Electoral Changes) Order 2014".
  7. ^ http://www.lgbce.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/14057/milton-keynes-final-recommendations-final-2013-06-17-1.pdf
  8. ^ https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/assets/attach/53344/Declaration%20of%20results.pdf
  9. ^ https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/assets/attach/49566/Declaration%20of%20Results.pdf
  10. ^ "Past Elections Results - Milton Keynes Council".
  11. ^ Babaee, Alicia (29 June 2007). "Labour by-election triumph". MK News. Retrieved 12 March 2011.

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