Runnymede Borough Council elections

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One third of Runnymede Borough Council in Surrey, England is elected each year, followed by one year where there is an election to Surrey County Council instead. The council is divided up into 14 wards, electing 42 councillors, since the last boundary changes in 2000.[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]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1996
No overall control 1996 - 1998
Conservative 1998 - present

Council elections[edit]

Changes between elections[edit]

1991 boundaries[edit]

Addlestone Bourneside By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,010 50.2
Labour 835 41.5
Liberal Democrat 165 8.2
Majority 175 8.7
Turnout 2,010 47.0
Conservative hold Swing

2000 boundaries[edit]

Englefield Green East By-Election 7 June 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Virginia Lenton-Smith 924 51.0 -7.0
Liberal Democrat Peter Key 484 26.7 +1.4
Labour Martin Rudd 405 22.3 +5.7
Majority 440 24.3
Turnout 1,813 43.7
Conservative hold Swing
Englefield Green West By-Election 7 June 2001[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeffrey Haas 913 45.5 -11.5
Labour James Walsh 647 33.5 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Ian Heath 422 21.0 +21.0
Majority 239 12.0
Turnout 1,982 47.3
Conservative hold Swing
Woodham By-Election 7 June 2001[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence McGrath 1,387 51.8 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Graham 739 27.6 -1.5
Labour Peter Anderson 554 20.7 +2.9
Majority 648 24.2
Turnout 2,680 62.4
Conservative hold Swing
Englefield Green East By-Election 6 November 2003[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marisa Heath 350 80.5 +20.2
Labour Richard Messingham 85 19.5 +8.7
Majority 265 61.0
Turnout 435 10.8
Conservative hold Swing
Egham Hythe By-Election 4 June 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gill Warner 720 46.3 -5.5
Independent Brian Perry 315 20.3 +20.3
Liberal Democrat Dorian Mead 285 18.3 +3.3
Labour Paul Greenwood 235 15.1 -7.0
Majority 405 26.0
Turnout 1,555 33.6
Conservative hold Swing
Englefield Green West By-Election 4 June 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Taylor 485 39.5 -5.0
UKIP Toby Micklethwait 357 29.1 +3.8
Labour Sebastian Michnowicz 150 12.2 -0.2
Green Jenny Gould 128 10.4 +10.4
Liberal Democrat Ian Heath 108 8.8 +1.4
Majority 128 10.4
Turnout 1,228 36.1
Conservative hold Swing
Virginia Water By-Election 4 June 2009[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Ridge-Newman 1,080 64.6 -7.7
Liberal Democrat Alan Whiteley 376 22.5 +6.5
UKIP Steve Gynn 216 12.9 +1.3
Majority 704 42.1
Turnout 1,672 40.8
Conservative hold Swing
Woodham By-Election 4 June 2009[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gail Kingerley 1,111 65.0 =16.3
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Coulon 337 19.7 +19.7
Labour George Blair 177 10.4 -8.4
Equal Parenting Alliance Keith Collett 84 4.9 +4.9
Majority 774 45.3
Turnout 1,709 41.2
Conservative hold Swing

Following 2016 election[edit]

Composition following election: Conservatives 36, Runnymede Independent Residents' Group 6.

Conservative councillor Howard Butterfield (Foxhills) resigned his seat in March 2017.[18] At the by-election on 4 May 2017 the seat was held by the Conservatives.[19] New councillor Emma Bancroft's term ends 3 May 2018.[20]

Councillor Stewart Mackay (Addlestone North) resigned from the party on 23 January 2018.[21]

Conservative councillors for Chertsey South and Row Town, Barry Pitt (term ends 2018) and Terry Dicks (term ends 2019), resigned in March 2018. The by-election for the 2019 seat will be held along with the other elections on 3 May 2018.[22]

Conservative councillor Dannielle Khalique (Foxhills) resigned in March 2018. The seat term ends in 2019.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Democratic processes and events". Runnymede Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  2. ^ "Runnymede". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  3. ^ The District of Runnymede (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  4. ^ The Runnymede and Woking (Areas) Order 1977
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Runnymede and Spelthorne (Borough Boundaries) Order 1996. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Runnymede". * BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Runnymede (Electoral Changes) Order 1999. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Runnymede Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Runnymede Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  11. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Runnymede Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  12. ^ "Independents triumph in local byelections". London: guardian.co.uk. 2003-11-07. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  13. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Runnymede Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  14. ^ "Election of a Councillor for the Egham Hythe Ward". Runnymede Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  15. ^ "Election of a Councillor for the Englefield Green West Ward". Runnymede Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  16. ^ "Election of a Councillor for the Virginia Water Ward". Runnymede Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  17. ^ "Election of a Councillor for the Woodham Ward". Runnymede Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  18. ^ "Mass resignation week | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  19. ^ "Runnymede Borough Council - Borough Election results". www.runnymede.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  20. ^ "Runnymede". Open Council Data UK. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  21. ^ "Recent Changes". Open Council Data UK. Retrieved 31 Mar 2018.
  22. ^ a b "They break ties in Ockendon | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.

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