Reading Borough Council election, 2012

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Map of the results of the 2012 Reading Borough Council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and the Greens in green.

Elections to Reading Borough Council took place on 3 May 2012, with 16 council seats up for election. The Labour Party gained Church, Katesgrove, Redlands, Kentwood and Caversham wards, giving them a working majority and control of the council. The Conservative Party lost three seats but gained Peppard ward from an independent. The Liberal Democrats lost two seats but held Tilehurst ward, a seat they had lost the previous year to the Conservative Party. The Green Party gained Park ward from Labour but failed to make gains elsewhere seeing their percentage of the borough-wide vote fall slightly.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Reading Borough Council Election, 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 5 1 +4 68.8% 45.0% 15452 +5.1%
  Conservative 3 1 3 -2 18.8% 27.8% 9492 -6.3%
  Green 1 1 0 +1 6.3% 11.1% 3787 -0.1%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2 -2 6.3% 10.0% 3406 -2.8%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0% 3.7% 1277 +3.6%
  Common Sense 0 0 0 0 0% 1.1% 391 -0.7%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0% 0.6% 220 +0.6%
  The Roman Party Ave! 0 0 0 0 0% 0.1% 42 0%

Ward results[edit]

Abbey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Page 1,140 58.3% +11.6%
Conservative Alex Coleman 354 18.1% -7.1%
Green Hazel Mary Murphy 230 11.7% +1.2%
Liberal Democrat Kirsten Ruth Bayes 135 6.9% -8.7%
Common Sense Howard Thomas 87 4.4% +0.1%
Majority 786 40.2%
Turnout 1,953 20.0%
Labour hold Swing +9.3%
Battle Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gul Khan 1,015 54.0% +0.9%
Conservative Imraan Ishtiaq 522 27.7% +1.0%
Green Alan Edward Lockey 188 10.0% +3.0%
Liberal Democrat Mark David Edward Whiley 106 5.6% -3.3%
The Roman Party Ave! Jean-Louis Pascual 42 2.2% +1.0%
Majority 493 26.2%
Turnout 1,879 25%
Labour hold Swing -0.1%
Caversham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Richard Davies 1,258 49.0% +17.6%
Conservative David Luckett 880 34.2% -8.6%
Green Jenny Hicks 265 10.3% -3.8%
Liberal Democrat Jenny Claire Woods 168 6.5% -5.2%
Majority 378 14.7%
Turnout 2,535 35.0%
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +13.1%
Church Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eileen McElligott 1,029 50.5% +5.4%
Conservative Azam Janjua 700 34.3% +1.2%
Green Vivienne Joyce Johnson 134 6.5% -0.5%
Liberal Democrat Annette Hendry 94 4.6% -2.0%
Common Sense Kim Maysh 79 3.8% -4.3%
Majority 329 16.1%
Turnout 2,036 25.0%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.2%
Katesgrove Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rose Williams 890 55.9% +9.6%
Liberal Democrat Janel Marie Blattler 257 16.1% -8.8%
Conservative Richard Robeson 237 14.8% -3.3%
Green James Eric Towell 157 9.8% +2.9%
Independent Michael Turberville 42 2.6% +0.9%
Majority 623 39.7%
Turnout 1592 22%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +9.2%
Kentwood Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daya Pal Singh 1,052 46.8% +9.2%
Conservative Emma Warman 796 35.4% -9.0%
Green Kevin Jackson 144 6.4% +0.7%
Common Sense Matthew James Plunkett 126 5.6% +1.3%
Liberal Democrat Jon Walls 121 5.4% -2.7%
Majority 256 11.3%
Turnout 2250 30%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.1%
Mapledurham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isobel Ballsdon 695 66.6% +6.5%
Labour Ashley Mark Edward Pearce 136 12.9% +8.0%
Liberal Democrat Chris Burden 111 10.5% +1.6%
Green Dougie Coulter 103 9.8% +7.8%
Majority 559 53.2%
Turnout 1050 41%
Conservative hold Swing -2.5%
Minster Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Liz Terry 1,351 59.2% +11.2%
Conservative Alanzo Nesta Seville 600 26.3% -9.1%
Liberal Democrat Georgina Hughes 164 7.2% -2.4%
Green Sunil Gandhi 162 7.1% -0.3%
Majority 751 32.8%
Turnout 2284 29%
Labour Co-op hold Swing +10.1%
Norcot Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Josephine Lovelock 1,378 68.8% +10.3%
Conservative Michael Fairfax 400 19.9% -4.5%
Green David James Patterson 117 5.8% -2.5%
Liberal Democrat Margaret McNeill 96 4.7% -4.1%
Majority 978 48.8%
Turnout 2001 27%
Labour hold Swing +7.4%
Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jamie Whitham 1,246 46.4% +3.0%
Labour Co-op Rachael Chrisp 1,094 40.8% +7.6%
Conservative Laurence Taylor 279 10.4% -9.6%
Liberal Democrat Hoyte Paul Arnoud Swager 54 2.0% -1.4%
Majority 152 5.6%
Turnout 2681 35%
Green gain from Labour Swing -4.4%
Peppard Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Stanford-Beale 1,090 38.4% -19.9%
Independent Jamie Chowdhary 789 27.8% +27.8%
Labour David Lawrence Absolom 434 15.3% -2.9%
Liberal Democrat Mustafa Chaudhary 297 10.4% -4.0%
Green Kate Day 210 7.4% +1.9%
Majority 301 10.6%
Turnout 2834 37%
Conservative gain from Independent Swing -23.8%
Redlands Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Tony Jones 1,032 51.8% +7.5%
Liberal Democrat James Moore 425 21.3% -4.6%
Conservative Leo Lester 273 13.7% -4.3%
Green Robert Alan Booth 251 12.6% +1.2%
Majority 607 30.4%
Turnout 1992 26%
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +6.0%
Southcote Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debs Edwards 1,364 65.0% +8.9%
Conservative Ali Asghar 478 22.8% -8.4%
Liberal Democrat David Robert Warren 142 6.7% -0.3%
Green Kizzi Miranda Murtagh 112 5.3% -0.4%
Majority 886 42.2%
Turnout 2096 32%
Labour hold Swing +8.6%
Thames Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ed Hopper 1,266 44.9% -9.7%
Labour Co-op Duncan Quay Bruce 625 22.2% +1.3%
Independent John Dickson 322 11.4% +11.4%
Green Helen Isobel McNamara 311 11.0% -0.2%
Liberal Democrat Guy William Gipps Penman 282 10.0% -3.3%
Majority 641 22.7%
Turnout 2815 38%
Conservative hold Swing -5.5%
Tilehurst Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Meri O'Connell 897 38.6% +7.1%
Conservative Robert Vickers 604 26.0% -11.7%
Labour Haji Banaras 510 21.9% -3.6%
UKIP William Stewart Graham MacPhee 220 9.4% +9.4%
Green Doug Cresswell 89 3.7% -1.5%
Majority 293 12.6%
Turnout 2321 32%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +9.4%
Whitley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Orton 1,144 64.4% +7.5%
Conservative Nick Brown 318 17.9% -6.6%
Common Sense Mike Diamond 99 5.5% -3.4%
Independent Jamie Steven Wake 82 4.6% +4.6%
Green Keith Martin Johnson 68 3.8% -1.4%
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Ellen Chester 57 3.2% 2.0%
Majority 826 46.5%
Turnout 1775 22%
Labour hold Swing +7.0%

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