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.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1982
No overall control 1982-1991
Labour 1991-1992
No overall control 1992-1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996-2000
No overall control 2000-20002
Liberal Democrats 2002-2006
No overall control 2006–present

Council elections[edit]

Year Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats Independent UKIP Total seats Elected in year Control
1973 27 8 0 5 Did not stand 40 40 Labour win with a 7-seat majority.
19761 12 33 1 46 46 Conservatives win with a 10-seat majority.
1978 14 32 0 15 or 16 Conservatives hold with a 9-seat majority.
1979 15 31 Conservatives hold with a 8-seat majority.
1980 19 26 1 Conservatives hold with a 3-seat majority.
1982 17 22 6 1 No overall control
1983 18 20 7
1984 17 or 18 20 or 17 7 or 9 1 or 2
1986 19 12 13 2
1987 18 11 14 3
1988 13 13 2
1990 24 7 Labour win with a 1-seat majority.
1991 25 17 1 Labour hold with a 2-seat majority.
1992 21 15 9 No overall control
1994 19 14 11 2
1995 21 12 10 3
19961 30 2 18 1 51 51 Labour win with a 7-seat majority.
1998 27 4 19 17 Labour hold with a 1-seat majority.
1999
2000 22 8 20 No overall control
20021 16 27 0 0 51 Liberal Democrats win with a 1-seat majority.
2003 7 1 17 Liberal Democrats hold with a 1-seat majority.
2004
2006 15 13 23 0 No overall control
2007 13 15 22 1
2008 10 20 21 0
2010 9 17 24 1
2011 21 18 3
2012 16 20 15 0
20141 25 18 13 1 57 57
2015 23 22 12 0 0 19
1.^ In 1976, 1996, 2002 and 2014, the whole council was elected after boundary changes.[3][4][5][6][7]

In 1991 borough boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same.[8][9]

By ward[edit]

2002 to 2012[edit]

The composition of Milton Keynes Council following each election was as follows.

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

2014 to present[edit]

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

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[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 Democrat 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
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 Democrat 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
Whaddon By-Election 28 June 2007[10]
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 Democrat 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
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford By-Election 20 June 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Khan 1356 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 Democrat Rosemary Snell 128 3.7 0.9
Majority 501 8.8
Turnout 3,395 31.97
Labour hold Swing

Frequency[edit]

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.[12] After the previous reorganisation in 2002, 51 councillors were elected from 23 wards.[13]

Wards[edit]

1973[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

1976 to 1996[edit]

To Come

1996 to 2000[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.

2002 to 2012[edit]

Ward map 2010

From 2002 until the 2014 local elections, there were 23 wards in the Borough, which were represented by 51 councillors. The councillors corresponded to the wards in the following way:

2014 onwards[edit]

Ward map from May 2014

Following an electoral review and with effect from the Milton Keynes Council election, 2014 in May 2014, there were 57 Councillors representing 19 wards, each with having 3 councillors.[14]

These wards are as follows:[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Milton Keynes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Milton Keynes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Milton Keynes (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Milton Keynes (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Milton Keynes (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Milton Keynes (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  10. ^ Babaee, Alicia (29 June 2007). "Labour by-election triumph". MK News. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/your-council-and-elections/elections-and-register-to-vote/elections/past-elections
  12. ^ "Electoral Review of Milton Keynes" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission of England. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Parishes What Parish/Ward am I in?". Milton Keynes Council. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  14. ^ http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/your-council-and-elections/elections-and-register-to-vote/new-electoral-arrangements-for-milton-keynes
  15. ^ http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/22/contents/made
  16. ^ http://www.lgbce.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/14057/milton-keynes-final-recommendations-final-2013-06-17-1.pdf

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