Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Windsor and Maidenhead council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Old Windsor Residents' & Ratepayers Association in pink and independents in white.

The 2007 Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Windsor and Maidenhead Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Liberal Democrats.[1]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives gain control of the council from the Liberal Democrats after gaining 19 seats, 18 of them from the Liberal Democrats.[2] This meant the Conservatives held 36 seats, compared to 16 for the Liberal Democrats.[3] Among the Liberal Democrats who were defeated was the leader of the council, Mary Rose Gliksten, who was defeated in Castle Without ward.[3] Meanwhile, the British National Party, who were standing 4 candidates for the council for the first time, failed to win any seats, but won more votes than the Labour party in the wards they were contesting.[4][5][3]

Windsor and Maidenhead Local Election Result 2007[6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 36 19 0 +19 63.2 53.0 55,333 +15.2%
  Liberal Democrat 16 0 18 -18 28.1 35.6 37,178 -13.4%
  Independent 3 0 1 -1 5.3 4.5 4,739 -0.3%
  Old Windsor Residents' & Ratepayers Association 2 0 0 0 3.5 1.4 1,491 -0.4%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 3,866 -2.3%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 1,340 +1.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 449 +0.4%

Ward results[edit]

Ascot and Cheapside (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Hilton 1,087
Conservative Duncan McBride 969
Liberal Democrat Hirak Chakravarty 245
Liberal Democrat Peter Watts 216
UKIP Murray Barter 175
Turnout 2,692 39.2 +8.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Belmont (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Clive Baskerville 1,224
Liberal Democrat David Mackay 1,147
Liberal Democrat Rajiv Chelani 1,133
Conservative Philip Love 1,060
Conservative Marion Mills 1,005
Conservative Susan Kindeleit 986
Labour Jennifer Cooper 175
UKIP Richard Wells 165
Labour Elaine Percival 129
Turnout 7,024 46.4 +7.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bisham and Cookham (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Kellaway 1,361
Conservative John Stretton 1,339
Conservative MJ Saunders 1,288
Liberal Democrat Mandy Brar 1,226
Liberal Democrat David Ricardo 1,019
Liberal Democrat Margaret Cubley 970
Labour Paul Percival 135
Turnout 7,338 50.6 +9.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Boyn Hill (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mike Holness 1,192
Liberal Democrat Norma Herdson 1,109
Conservative Christian Harris 1,090
Conservative Paul Lion 1,081
Conservative Gillian Moore 1,045
Liberal Democrat David Howes 1,033
Labour Robert Barclay 184
Turnout 6,734 48.3 +11.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Bray (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Burbage 1,391
Conservative Leo Walters 1,390
Conservative Barry Thompson 1,380
Liberal Democrat Peter Janikoun 413
Liberal Democrat Mike Singh 412
Liberal Democrat Nick Bagri 383
Turnout 5,369 36.6 +8.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Castle Without (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elisabeth Barton 936
Conservative Catherine Batchelor 935
Conservative Sue Evans 854
Liberal Democrat David Eglise 713
Liberal Democrat Mary Gliksten 704
Liberal Democrat John Foster 662
Labour Ann Matthews 138
Labour Antony Matthews 128
Turnout 5,070 41.9 +10.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Clewer East (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eileen Quick 912
Conservative Tom Bursnall 898
Liberal Democrat Lee Hibbard 579
Liberal Democrat Susan Thompson 578
Labour Janet Milward 90
Labour Susan Denegri 85
Turnout 3,142 47.5 +9.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Clewer North (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Cynthia Endacott 1,216
Independent John Penfold 1,085
Independent John Fido 1,040
Conservative Peter Smith 645
Conservative Peter Bellini 630
Conservative Vivian Falzon 600
BNP Paul Hanson 402
BNP Matthew Tait 336
Labour Linda Ayres 233
Labour Marc Green 221
Turnout 6,408 44.0 +12.4
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Clewer South (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Evans 784
Conservative Simon Meadowcroft 744
Liberal Democrat Richard Fagence 522
Liberal Democrat Antony Wood 506
Labour Eddie Bell 127
Labour Kenneth Coles 122
Turnout 2,805 40.3 +12.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Cox Green (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Vicky Howes 1,019
Liberal Democrat Bruce Adams 1,000
Liberal Democrat Emrys Richards 966
Conservative Jo Close 905
Conservative George Bathurst 778
Conservative Anthony Cross 742
BNP John Coombes 391
Labour Ian Harvey 144
Labour Robert Horner 122
Labour Judith Percival 115
Turnout 6,182 40.8 +6.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Datchet (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jesse Grey 948
Conservative Elizabeth Hawkes 906
Liberal Democrat Moray Barclay 211
Liberal Democrat Bryan Hedley 187
Labour Jenny Ward 150
Labour Peter Ward 110
Turnout 2,512 37.8 +8.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Eton and Castle[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Liam Maxwell 283 52.9 +18.9
Liberal Democrat Richard Pratt 198 37.0 -21.3
Labour George Davidson 54 10.1 +2.4
Majority 85 15.9
Turnout 535 38.6 +8.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Eton Wick[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Smith 452 63.4 +26.3
UKIP Ken Wight 109 15.3 +15.3
Liberal Democrat Suzanne Battison 77 10.8 +10.8
Labour Paul Crossland 75 10.5 -52.4
Majority 343 48.1
Turnout 713 41.6 -0.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Furze Platt (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mary Stock 1,192
Liberal Democrat Humaira Javed 1,132
Liberal Democrat Cynthia Pitteway 1,113
Conservative Clifford Baker 863
Conservative Susan Maskell 826
Conservative Penny Baker 775
Turnout 5,901 42.7 +5.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Horton and Wraysbury (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Rayner 1,303
Conservative John Lenton 1,201
Independent Ewan Larcombe 410
Liberal Democrat Matthew Jackson 92
Liberal Democrat Martin Pritchett 66
Turnout 3,072 44.0 +9.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Hurley and Walthams (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maureen Hunt 1,096
Conservative Paul Etherington 1,029
Conservative Hazel Wilson 928
Liberal Democrat John Iles 842
Liberal Democrat John Addiscott 768
Liberal Democrat Joseph Mullen 732
Labour Patrick McDonald 207
Turnout 5,602 45.5 +1.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Maidenhead Riverside (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Pam Proctor 1,094
Liberal Democrat Alison Napier 1,066
Conservative Simon Dudley 1,048
Conservative Mohammed Ilyas 998
Conservative Tom Denniford 990
Liberal Democrat Julian Tisi 851
Independent Andrew Jenner 448
Independent Claire Huntley 270
Independent Helen Hyman 270
Labour Pamela Kennedy 126
Labour Mohammed Shafiq 73
Turnout 7,234 49.7 +7.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Old Windsor (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Old Windsor Residents' and Ratepayers' Association Malcolm Beer 783
Old Windsor Residents' and Ratepayers' Association Eric Wiles 708
Conservative Allen Cottee 442
Conservative Christopher Hawkes 396
Labour Roy Reeves 109
Labour Ahamedlebbe Mashoor 90
Turnout 2,528 35.1 +4.6
Old Windsor Residents' and Ratepayers' Association hold Swing
Old Windsor Residents' and Ratepayers' Association hold Swing
Oldfield (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Wilson 1,197
Conservative Dorothy Kemp 1,186
Conservative Asghar Majeed 1,113
Liberal Democrat Margaret Hyde 642
Liberal Democrat Gail Dorrington 611
Liberal Democrat Tony Langdown 539
Labour Kathleen Cutting 186
Labour Nigel Smith 135
Turnout 5,609 38.3 +10.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Park (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Bicknell 1,098
Conservative Richard Gard 1,046
Liberal Democrat Michael Scott 596
Liberal Democrat Beverley Green 575
Labour Brent Curless 72
Labour Andrew Gittens 69
Turnout 3,456 49.3 +12.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Pinkneys Green (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kathy Newbound 1,405
Liberal Democrat Simon Werner 1,254
Liberal Democrat Wilson Hendry 1,192
Conservative Charles Hollingsworth 1,007
Conservative Richard Hogg 996
Conservative Howard McBrien 892
BNP Joanne Stevens 211
Turnout 6,957 49.8 +10.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Sunningdale (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christine Bateson 1,183
Conservative Sayonara Luxton 1,090
Liberal Democrat Gary Wilson 173
Liberal Democrat Heather Elliot 161
Labour Ajay Nehra 99
Turnout 2,706 39.4 +7.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sunninghill and South Ascot (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alison Knight 1,076
Conservative John Story 1,072
Conservative Lynda Yong 1,058
Liberal Democrat Enid Cross 542
Liberal Democrat Barbara Grant-Adamson 455
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Pope 441
Labour Elizabeth Yates 163
Turnout 4,807 37.2 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Windsor & Maidenhead Royal". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Tories celebrate 'a pretty good night' in home counties". Evening Standard. 2007-05-04. p. 1. 
  3. ^ a b c "Tories win Royal Borough control". BBC News Online. 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  4. ^ Pascoe-Watson, George (2007-05-05). "Blue 'em away". The Sun. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "Fears fade as extreme right fails to make significant gains BNP". The Herald. 2007-05-05. p. 8. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Borough Election Results 2007 - By Ward". The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  7. ^ "Results". The Times. 2007-05-05. p. 83.