Wokingham Borough Council elections

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Wokingham is a unitary authority in Berkshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitian 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]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1995
No overall control 1995-1996
Liberal Democrats 1996-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Conservative 1997-2000
No overall control 2000-2002
Conservative 2002-present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2005[edit]

Bulmershe By-Election 28 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 540 44.3 +2.7
Labour 456 37.4 +3.7
Conservative 222 18.2 -6.5
Majority 84 6.9
Turnout 1,218 39.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Barkham By-Election 8 November 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 303 78.1 -2.8
UKIP 45 11.6 +11.6
Liberal Democrat 40 10.3 -0.8
Majority 258 66.5
Turnout 388 22.7
Conservative hold Swing
Winnersh By-Election 25 November 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Armstrong 751 51.5 +13.1
Conservative 622 42.6 +1.0
UKIP 86 5.9 -8.5
Majority 129 8.9
Turnout 1,459 24.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Swallowfield By-Election 17 February 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Munro 405 60.5 -18.3
Independent Max Bowker 120 17.9 +17.9
Liberal Democrat Caroline Smith 109 16.3 -4.9
UKIP Vince Pearson 35 5.2 +5.2
Majority 254 42.6
Turnout 669
Conservative hold Swing

2005–2009[edit]

Maiden Erlegh By-Election 3 November 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Swaddle 1,027 51.0 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Dave Swindells 835 41.5 +11.5
Labour Jacqueline Rupert 97 4.8 -5.3
UKIP David Lamb 55 2.7 -8.1
Majority 192 9.5
Turnout 2,014 28.2
Conservative hold Swing
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe By-Election 6 December 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Kersley 913 70.6 -2.9
Liberal Democrat Martin Alder 237 18.3 -0.5
UKIP Franklin Carstairs 83 6.4 +2.5
Labour Brian Scott 60 4.6 +0.8
Majority 676 52.3
Turnout 1,293
Conservative hold Swing
Coronation By-Election 13 November 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Katherine Povey 850 53.2 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Coling Lawley 675 42.2 +4.6
UKIP Amy Thornton 74 4.6 -0.2
Majority 175 11.0
Turnout 1,599
Conservative hold Swing

2009–2013[edit]

Wokingham Without By-Election 4 June 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Sleight 1,809 67.3 -8.9
Liberal Democrat David Vaughan 711 26.5 +13.0
BNP Mark Burke 166 6.2 +6.2
Majority 1,098 40.8
Turnout 2,686 44.5
Conservative hold Swing
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe By-Election 21 July 2011[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Halsall 850 65.9 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Alder 272 21.1 -7.1
Labour Matthew Dent 94 7.3 +0.7
UKIP Andy Heape 55 4.3 +4.3
Green Martyn Foss 19 1.5 +1.5
Majority 578 44.8
Turnout 1,290 29.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wokingham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  3. ^ The District of Wokingham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Wokingham (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Wokingham council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Decision making and structure". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Tories inch ahead". London: guardian.co.uk. 9 November 2001. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Tories suffer triple defeat". London: guardian.co.uk. 26 November 2004. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Tories claim clean sweep in council byelections". London: guardian.co.uk. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Election results for Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe by-election". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Woodley by-election results". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "Election results for Wokingham Without Ward by-election 4 June 2009". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Tories seal comfortable by-election victory". Reading Chronicle. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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