West Berkshire Council elections

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Map showing the composition of West Berkshire Council as of the last election in 2011. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

West Berkshire is a unitary authority in Berkshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 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][3]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1991
Liberal Democrats 1991-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1997-2003
No overall control 2003-2006
Conservative 2006–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

Year Conservative Liberal Democrats Independent Notes
2000[7] 25 28 1
2003[8] 26 26 0 (New ward boundaries)[9][10]
2007[11] 36 16 0
2011[2] 39 13 0
2015[12] 48 4 0

By-elections[edit]

Thatcham West 19 April 2018[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jeffrey Charles George Brooks 820 48.4% +11.2%
Conservative Ellen Mary Crumly 523 30.9% -18.1%
Labour Louise Harriet Coulson 130 7.7% -6.2%
Green Jane Elisabeth Livermore 130 7.7% +7.7%
UKIP Gary Edward Johnson 91 5.4% +5.4%
Registered electors 4,957
Turnout 1,702 34.3% -34.3%
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing 14.7%

District result maps[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "English elect councils and mayors". BBC News Online. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^ The District of Newbury (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ "West Berkshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of West Berkshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Councillors". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "West Berkshire". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  12. ^ http://decisionmaking.westberks.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=5&V=0&RPID=2796658
  13. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll". West Berkshire. 2018-04-20. Archived from the original on 2018-04-21. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  14. ^ "Election results for Thatcham West District Election 2015". West Berkshire. 2015-05-08. Archived from the original on 2018-04-21. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 

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