2015 Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council election

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The 2015 Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect all members of the council of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections and coincided with the United Kingdom general election, 2015.

Election result[edit]

The election saw an eight-seat enlargement of local Conservatives' running group, having been the designation of the absolute majority of winning candidates hence governing group since 2007; the results saw four Independent (politician)s one of whom had defected in the previous term overturned, the latter in the same way as two UKIP councillors — and two Liberal Democrats lost to Conservatives. All wards of the United Kingdom in this borough consequently were served by Conservative councillors save for Old Windsor choosing its two delegates to be from Old Windsor Residents and Taxpayers Association and three-member Pinkneys Green at the opposite end of the borough which elected one Liberal Democrat, topping the poll by seven votes ahead of two Conservatives it elected and 312 votes ahead of the runner-up. Having run the council from 1995-1997 and 2003-2007, the party's single councillor represented a record low for the party, meaning the resident's association mentioned became the formal opposition.

National Flood Prevention Party[edit]

A runner-up was Ewan Larcombe who in 2011 founded the National Flood Prevention Party in Horton and Wraysbury and took his position regarding the intense 2013-2014 and dynamic of the River Thames since construction of the Jubilee River, its corollary protecting most of the borough;[2] the combined effect of these inundated hundreds of homes in that ward and the military forces helped rescue people, to lay sandbags and Princes William and Harry laid sandbags as the British Royal Family have a strong connection to the Royal Borough, owning Windsor Castle. The position was symbolic as to speed the Thames Valley's drainage east of the borough the smaller-than-county size unitary (local government) authority would need to lobby. The UK government gave in relation to Wraysbury in 2014 assurances that money is no issue in funding the Environment Agency which primarily reduces river (fluvial) flooding and is implementing from 2019 a programme of works for lower Thames flood prevention proposed in 2003.[3][4][5] Datchet upstream of that ward flooded for the first recorded time on the railway in the candidate's own ward.

Windsor and Maidenhead Local Election Result 2015[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 54 8 0 +8 94.7 58.9 100,175 +0.8%
  Old Windsor Residents' & Ratepayers Association 2 0 0 0 3.5 2.0 3,468 +1%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2 -2 1.8 18.9 32,070 -6.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 17,073 +0.3%
  UKIP 0 0 2 -2 0 4.0 6,777 +3.9%
  Independent 0 0 4 -4 0 3.7 6,380 -1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3,468 +1.3%
  National Flood Prevention Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 743 N/A

Wards[edit]

Ascot and Cheapside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Hilton 2011
Conservative Lilly Evans 1985
Liberal Democrat Tamasin Barnbrook 420
Green Lucas Ruzo 347
Labour Mark Olney 305
Liberal Democrat David Imperiali 301
Turnout 74.05
Belmont
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Love 2107
Conservative Marion Mills 1875
Conservative Lisa Targowska 1627
Liberal Democrat Helen Craggs 914
Liberal Democrat Andrew Hickley 694
Liberal Democrat Dave Mackay 693
Green John Barron 668
Labour Ian Smith 665
Labour Nigel Smith 620
UKIP Paul De Luca 460
Turnout 68.77
Bisham and Cookham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Kellaway 2255
Conservative Gerry Clark 2180
Conservative MJ Saunders 1995
Liberal Democrat Mandy Brar 1584
Liberal Democrat Fiona Hewer 1044
Liberal Democrat Andrew Nye 793
Labour Jane Collisson 314
Labour Richard Penston 296
Labour Graham Lee 256
Turnout 77.7
Boyn Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Carroll 1992
Conservative Claire Stretton 1903
Conservative Paul Lion 1901
Liberal Democrat Michael Holness 974
Liberal Democrat Norma Herdson 867
Liberal Democrat Robert Hill 866
Green Rachel Cook 683
Labour Louise Raffo 652
Labour Mark Wilson 495
Turnout
Bray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Burbage 2661
Conservative David Coppinger 2478
Conservative Leo Walters 2280
UKIP Tina Thomas 558
Liberal Democrat Sheila Adams 506
Liberal Democrat Mary Stockton 424
Labour Andrew Foakes 402
Liberal Democrat Rob Acker 401
Labour Dudley Targett 385
Labour Ashok Sharma 375
Turnout
Castle Without
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jack Rankin 1886
Conservative Wesley Richards 1856
Conservative Shamsul Shelim 1561
Liberal Democrat Helen Edwards 621
Labour Fiona Dent 553
Liberal Democrat Thomas Hinds 501
Labour Michelle Boundy 494
Liberal Democrat Antony Wood 485
Labour Yvonne Olney 433
Independent Margery Thorogood 287
Independent David Eglise 275
Independent Raewyn Porteous 228
Turnout 67.89
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Clewer East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Bowden 1341
Conservative Eileen Quick 1141
Liberal Democrat Andrew Clemo 591
Liberal Democrat Julian Tisi 504
Labour Janet Campbell 451
UKIP Simon Lowe 422
Turnout 66.13
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Clewer North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Collins 1712
Conservative Nicola Pryer 1546
Conservative Hashim Bhatti 1464
Independent Wisdom Da Costa 1251
Independent Carole Da Costa 1205
Independent Kevin Chapman 1100
Labour Antony Matthews 718
Independent Jennifer Wilby 398
Independent Terry Wilby 234
Turnout 66.77
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Clewer South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Airey 1250
Conservative Edward Wilson 861
UKIP Tom Bursnall 454
Labour Mulle Price 410
UKIP Donald Sanver 296
Liberal Democrat Richard Fagence 272
Liberal Democrat John Edwards 264
Independent Chris Beale 189
Turnout 62.58
Cox Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ross McWilliams 2170
Conservative Clive Bullock 2133
Conservative Paul Brimacombe 2085
Liberal Democrat Bruce Adams 910
Liberal Democrat Bill Black 835
Liberal Democrat Gareth Jones 725
UKIP Lance Carter 692
Labour Margaret Horner 498
Labour Robert Horner 455
Labour Elsie Neil 364
Turnout 71.38
Datchet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jesse Grey 1438
Conservative Gary Muir 1369
Labour Jennifer Ward 523
Liberal Democrat Linda O'Flynn 478
Liberal Democrat Timothy O'Flynn 420
Turnout 64.38
Eton and Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Alexander 503
Liberal Democrat Virginia Fussey 460
Turnout 69.14
Eton Wick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samantha Rayner 657
Labour Peter Shearman 358
Independent Peter Lawless 290
Turnout 72.73
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Furze Platt
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Sharp 1998
Conservative Hari Sharma 1845
Conservative Mohammed Ilyas 1669
Liberal Democrat Terry Payman 957
UKIP David Butcher 787
Liberal Democrat Humaira Khan 783
Labour Chris Harding 750
Liberal Democrat Cynthia Pitteway 692
Turnout 68.84
Horton and Wraysbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Rayner 1712
Conservative John Lenton 1545
National Flood Prevention Party Ewan Larcombe 743
Labour Peter Ward 404
Liberal Democrat Parvis Jamieson 209
Liberal Democrat Peter Wilkinson 146
Turnout 66.78
Hurley and Walthams
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maureen Hunt 2163
Conservative David Evans 2143
Conservative Carwyn Cox 1990
Liberal Democrat John Iles 544
Labour Patrick McDonald 484
Labour Jessica Bisset 453
Liberal Democrat Jenny Werner 404
Labour Sara Reeves 396
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Zuldt 287
Turnout 73.01
Maidenhead Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Jenner 2167
Conservative Simon Dudley 2116
Conservative Adam Smith 1995
Liberal Democrat Saghir Ahmed 685
Liberal Democrat Peter Newbound 653
Liberal Democrat Mike Keay 604
Labour Robert Barclay 562
Labour Colin Fowles 529
Green Craig McDermott 517
UKIP Nadine Wilkinson 499
Turnout 68.33
Oldfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Hill 2199
Conservative Derek Wilson 2153
Conservative Asghar Majeed 1995
Labour Louise Clarke 860
UKIP Edmund Holliday 785
Labour Geoffrey Cutting 778
Liberal Democrat Adam Bermange 731
Liberal Democrat Graham Johnstone 649
Liberal Democrat Derek Tyler 514
Turnout 59.97
Old Windsor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Old Windsor Residents Association Lynne Jones 1785
Old Windsor Residents Association Malcolm Beer 1683
Conservative Elizabeth Cudd 553
Conservative Hamish Macmillam 488
UKIP Lucas Crane 216
UKIP Bruno Haine 190
Labour Roy Reeves 145
Labour Ahamed Mashoor 136
Turnout 73.83
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Natasha Airey 1549
Conservative Phillip Bicknell 1331
Liberal Democrat Amarjeet Bhamra 383
Labour Laura Binnie 380
Liberal Democrat Susan Hinds 317
Green Simon Beer 290
UKIP Peter Bishop 274
UKIP Nicole Fowler 206
Independent Jon Davey 198
Independent Franco De Luca 121
Turnout 73.74
Pinkneys Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Werner 1854
Conservative Charles Hollingsworth 1847
Conservative Marius Gilmore 1625
Liberal Democrat Simon Bond 1542
Conservative Shez Courtenay-Smith 1542
Liberal Democrat Clive Baskerville 1535
UKIP John Radley 446
Labour Jennifer Cooper 382
Labour Hilary Brodie 316
Turnout 75.04
Sunningdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christine Bateson 2159
Conservative Sayonara Luxton 1669
Liberal Democrat Barbara Grant-Adamson 327
Liberal Democrat Sonya Lippold 308
Labour Anne Brindle 277
Turnout 71.66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ National Flood Prevention Party, political party PP1713 Electoral Commission. Accessed 11 June 2014.
  3. ^ Responses to the River Thames scheme consultation summary responses Environment Agency. July 2010. Accessed 11 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Lower Thames floodplain 'expensive' says prime minister" BBC News. 25 April 2014. Accessed 11 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Scheme given £60m boost...work...is due to commence in 2019" Get Surrey, website of the Surrey Advertiser group of newspapers. 2 December 2014. Accessed 11 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Borough Election Results 2015 - By Ward". The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Retrieved 2015-05-09.