Wokingham District Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Wokingham council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.

The 2007 Wokingham District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives gain 2 seats from the Liberal Democrats to increase their majority on the council.[3] They now had 43 seats on the council after victories in Hillside and Loddon wards, with the Conservative candidate in Loddon, Kirsten Miller, being one of the youngest candidates in Wokingham at the age of 23.[4][5] Overall turnout in the election was 38.8%.[6]

Wokingham Local Election Result 2007[2][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 2 0 +2 77.8 51.5 18,614 -4.8%
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 2 -2 22.2 32.3 11,654 +3.3%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 6.7 2,413 -0.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 6.5 2,348 +0.0%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 706 +2.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 300 +0.0%
  Putting Local People First 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 98 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Barkham[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pamela Stubbs 694 76.4 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Allan Wrobel 170 18.7 +3.7
UKIP Leslie Huntley 44 4.8 -6.9
Majority 524 57.7 -0.6
Turnout 908 37.8 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing
Bulmershe & Whitegates[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat George Storry 1,207 50.9 +7.1
Conservative Alison Swaddle 703 29.6 -2.3
Labour Gregory Bello 337 14.2 -0.6
UKIP Peter Jackson 125 5.3 -4.2
Majority 504 21.3 +9.4
Turnout 2,372 38.0 -0.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Coronation[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Sherratt 1,133 53.2 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Coling Lawley 802 37.7 +1.7
UKIP Amy Thornton 103 4.8 +1.6
Labour Jasdip Garcha 92 4.3 +0.4
Majority 331 15.5 -5.4
Turnout 2,130 47.3 -5.5
Conservative hold Swing
Emmbrook[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Mirfin 1,307 49.2 -5.4
Liberal Democrat Keith Malvern 892 33.6 +5.1
UKIP Ann Davis 317 11.9 +1.5
Labour John Woodward 138 5.2 -1.2
Majority 415 15.6 -10.5
Turnout 2,654 43.5 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Evendons[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Bowring 1,361 57.8 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Harley 576 24.4 -2.8
UKIP Ian Gordon 269 11.4 +3.0
Labour Paul Sharples 150 6.4 +0.3
Majority 785 33.4 +2.4
Turnout 2,356 36.4 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing
Hawkedon[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Timothy Holton 1,210 59.9 +0.0
Liberal Democrat John Eastwell 504 24.9 -1.4
Labour Jacqueline Pluves 253 12.5 +3.4
UKIP Andrew Findlay 54 2.7 -2.0
Majority 706 35.0 +1.4
Turnout 2,021 30.2 -0.7
Conservative hold Swing
Hillside[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Jorgensen 1,427 50.5 +3.7
Liberal Democrat David Hare 1,138 40.3 +0.5
Labour David Sharp 152 5.4 -1.2
UKIP Jeremy Allison 106 3.8 +1.3
Majority 289 10.2 +3.2
Turnout 2,823 42.8 +0.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Loddon[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kirsten Miller 960 45.5 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Phillip Challis 891 42.2 +6.5
Labour Alberto Troccoli 156 7.4 -4.3
UKIP Vincent Pearson 104 4.9 -2.1
Majority 69 3.3 -6.6
Turnout 2,111 33.2 -0.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Maiden Erlegh[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Chopping 1,461 56.2 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Caroline Smith 682 26.2 -3.4
Labour Jacqueline Rupert 192 7.4 +0.4
Green David Hogg 149 5.7 -0.9
UKIP David Lamb 115 4.4 -0.1
Majority 779 30.0 +7.4
Turnout 2,599 35.8 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Norreys[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alistair Auty 1,455 59.4 -4.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Bacon 461 18.8 +1.7
Labour Mark Squires 252 10.3 +0.3
UKIP Keith Knight 185 7.5 -1.7
Putting Local People First Mark Burke 98 4.0 +4.0
Majority 994 40.6 -6.0
Turnout 2,451 38.3 +0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Shinfield North[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Gould 327 56.1 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Graham Philp 101 17.3 +1.0
Labour Keith Wilson 91 15.6 -9.9
UKIP Peter Williams 64 11.0 +11.0
Majority 226 38.8 +6.1
Turnout 583 33.0 -3.1
Conservative hold Swing
Shinfield South[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Pollock 1,009 52.6 -13.3
Independent Andrew Grimes 706 36.8 +36.8
Green Marjory Bisset 151 7.9 -0.7
UKIP Joan Huntley 54 2.8 -1.2
Majority 303 15.8 -36.3
Turnout 1,920 42.7 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing
Sonning[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Chapman 875 76.4 +19.6
Liberal Democrat Paula Dove 165 14.4 -15.3
Labour Pippa White 61 5.3 -1.1
UKIP Peter Armand 45 3.9 -3.2
Majority 710 62.0 +34.9
Turnout 1,146 48.2 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
South Lake[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kay Gilder 864 52.2 +6.3
Conservative Parvindar Batth 560 33.8 -4.9
UKIP Geoffrey Bulpit 125 7.6 +0.8
Labour Roger Hayes 106 6.4 -2.1
Majority 304 18.4 +11.2
Turnout 1,655 36.5 +0.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Twyford[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Deirdre Tomlin 1,263 60.7
Conservative John Jarvis 496 23.8
Labour Roy Mantel 255 12.3
UKIP Gerald Sleep 66 3.2
Majority 767 36.9
Turnout 2,080 47.1 -0.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wescott[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian McGhee-Sumner 933 60.0
Liberal Democrat Gregory Newman 366 23.5
UKIP Franklin Carstairs 168 10.8
Labour John Baker 88 5.7
Majority 567 36.5
Turnout 1,555 38.8 -2.5
Conservative hold Swing
Winnersh[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Armstrong 1,185 47.7 -0.2
Conservative John Green 1,066 42.9 -0.3
UKIP Anthony Pollock 141 5.7 +1.3
Labour Anthony Skuse 90 3.6 +1.1
Majority 119 4.8 +0.1
Turnout 2,482 38.9 -3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wokingham Without[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Perry Lewis 1,637 71.6 +5.7
Liberal Democrat Philip Bristow 387 16.9 +5.0
UKIP Graham Widdows 263 11.5 -0.3
Majority 1,250 54.7 +0.7
Turnout 2,287 38.1 -2.2
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wokingham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Results". The Times. 5 May 2007. p. 83. 
  3. ^ "Tories enjoy success in Berkshire". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Wokingham election snaps". Reading Post. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Happy Tories grab two more seats". getwokingham. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Local election results". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Wokingham Borough Council". Reading Post. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2010.