1995 Bracknell Forest Borough Council election
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All 40 seats to Bracknell Forest Borough Council
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
Con
LD
Leader Austin McCormack Bob Angell
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Wildridings Great Hollands South
(lost re-election)
Last election 7 32 1
Seats won 22 12 6
Seat change Increase 15 Decrease 20 Increase 5
Popular vote 11,559 11,180 6,682
Percentage 38.8% 37.6% 22.4%
Swing Increase 7.7% Decrease 16.8% Increase 7.9%

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Labour

The 1995 Bracknell Forest Borough Council election took place on 4 May 1995, to elect all 40 members in 19 wards for Bracknell Forest Borough Council in England. The election was held on the same day as other local elections in England & Wales as part of the 1995 United Kingdom local elections. For the first time since 1973, the Labour Party won control of the council, decimating the Conservative Party to less than half the seats it won in 1991, with the Conservative group leader losing his seat in Great Hollands South.[1] This remains the last time the Conservatives have lost the popular vote in a Bracknell Forest Borough Council all-out election.

Summary

1995 Bracknell Forest Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 Increase 16 Decrease 1 Increase 15 55.0 38.8 11,559
  Conservative 12 Increase 1 Decrease 21 Decrease 20 30.0 37.6 11,180
  Liberal Democrats 6 Increase 5 Steady 0 Increase 5 15.0 22.4 6,682
  Independent Labour 0 Steady 0 Steady 0 Steady 0 0.0 1.2 347

Ward results

An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent councillor standing for re-election

Ascot

Ascot (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hayes D. Ms.* 887 33.9 -12.8
Labour Miller D. 865 33.1 +10.2
Liberal Democrats Blake J. Ms. 864 33.0 +2.7
Conservative Herlingshaw L.* 849
Labour Norman L. Ms. 832
Conservative Thomas G. 810
Liberal Democrats Campbell-Grant I. 677
Liberal Democrats Harradine A. 616
Turnout 31.0 -13.2
Registered electors 8,123
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Binfield

Binfield (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Doyle H. Ms.* 884 47.8 -21.5
Conservative Taylor G.* 805
Labour Harman J. 597 32.3 +1.6
Labour Woodrow G. Ms. 541
Liberal Democrats Dickson C. Ms. 369 19.9 New
Turnout 35.9 -4.6
Registered electors 4,857
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bullbrook

Bullbrook (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ryan P. 865 44.5 -5.0
Labour Draper R. 798
Conservative Egan J. 617 31.7 -18.8
Labour Darke P.* 589
Conservative Barnard G. 579
Labour Woodrow R. 563
Liberal Democrats Hanson R. 462 23.8 New
Liberal Democrats Powell E. Ms. 434
Liberal Democrats Hughes E. Ms. 432
Turnout 41.7 -1.4
Registered electors 5,134
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

College Town

College Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sullivan V. Ms. 720 52.7 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Neighbour D.* 712
Conservative Blatchford A. 421 30.8 -17.1
Conservative Simonds R. 379
Labour Plested I. 225 16.5 New
Turnout 33.7 -9.9
Registered electors 3,970
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Cranbourne

Cranbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ballin M. Ms.* 217 58.5 -10.2
Labour Friar W. 154 41.5 +10.2
Turnout 34.7 -2.6
Registered electors 1,091
Conservative hold Swing

Crowthorne

Crowthorne (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pope S. 716 43.2 +6.8
Liberal Democrats Maxwell D. 642
Conservative Finnie J.* 642 38.7 -24.9
Liberal Democrats Scovell L. 635
Conservative Cheney A.* 611
Conservative Pierce-Jones M. Ms. 591
Labour Davies H. 301 18.1 New
Labour Hammond B. 299
Labour Geary E. 297
Turnout 41.6 -7.2
Registered electors 4,131
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Garth

Garth (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Good D.* 828 55.9 +4.8
Labour Taylor S. 780
Conservative Ryder J. Ms. 506 34.2 -14.7
Conservative Harrison J. 440
Liberal Democrats Willians T. 146 9.9 New
Turnout 50.7 -2.3
Registered electors 2,931
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Great Hollands North

Great Hollands North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jones L. 880 62.5 +15.1
Labour Shillcock J. Ms. 869
Conservative Drury D. 529 37.5 -15.1
Conservative Thomson A. 520
Turnout 43.4 -1.5
Registered electors 3,617
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Great Hollands South

Great Hollands South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adams M. 686 46.4 +14.4
Labour King S. 667
Conservative Angell R.* 588 39.8 -9.8
Conservative Angell J. Ms. 578
Liberal Democrats Shepherd J. 204 13.8 -4.6
Turnout 41.5 -8.2
Registered electors 3,547
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Hanworth

Hanworth (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keene J. Ms. 1,358 51.3 +2.1
Labour Wheaton T. 1,297
Labour Vertigen G. 1,196
Conservative Henfrey D. Ms. 863 32.6 -18.2
Conservative Browne A.* 861
Conservative Wallace M.* 834
Liberal Democrats Macmahon T. 424 16.0 New
Turnout 42.0 -4.5
Registered electors 6,117
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Harmanswater

Harmanswater (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jones S. Ms. 1,342 51.3 +7.1
Labour Onions W. 1,309
Labour Simmonds S. 1,226
Conservative McCracken I. 923 35.3 -20.5
Conservative Pile S. Ms.* 902
Conservative McCracken J. Ms. 870
Liberal Democrats Callan B. 349 13.4 New
Turnout 40.3 -4.3
Registered electors 6,356
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Little Sandhurst

Little Sandhurst (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bettison P.* 657 48.0 -15.5
Conservative Birch D.* 598
Liberal Democrats Bastone S. Ms. 366 26.7 -9.8
Labour Urquhart C. 347 25.3 New
Labour Hasemore K. 307
Liberal Democrats Nicholson J. 266
Turnout 42.4 -9.5
Registered electors 3,140
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Old Bracknell

Old Bracknell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bayle G. 1,077 60.3 +11.6
Labour Hirst B. Ms. 1,048
Labour Veakins D. 1,026
Conservative Ashcroft E. Ms. 480 26.9 -24.4
Conservative Mattick I. Ms.* 478
Conservative Brown B. Ms. 449
Liberal Democrats Cole L. 229 12.8 New
Liberal Democrats Hayward J. 211
Turnout 45.5 -3.1
Registered electors 3,908
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Owlsmoor

Owlsmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hodge R. 694 46.3 +7.4
Conservative Thomas R.* 562 37.5 -23.6
Labour Smith R. 242 16.2 New
Turnout 37.3 +0.1
Registered electors 4,105
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Priestwood

Priestwood (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clifford J. Ms. 567 41.4 -15.0
Labour Fawcett D. 387
Conservative Kingsbury B. 354 25.9 -17.7
Independent Labour Cooper P.*[n 1] 347 25.4 New
Conservative Zimehl J. Ms. 316
Independent Labour Tompkins J.*[n 1] 316
Liberal Democrats Ford G. 100 7.3 New
Turnout 48.5 -3.9
Registered electors 2,712
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Sandhurst

Sandhurst (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ward A.* 661 44.1 -20.6
Conservative North P. 651
Liberal Democrats Score J. 623 41.6 +6.3
Liberal Democrats Earwicker R. 550
Labour Trevis S. Ms. 215 14.3 New
Turnout 46.9 -2.0
Registered electors 3,144
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St. Marys

St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Flood R. 349 67.2 -32.8
Labour Draper C. Ms. 170 32.8 New
Turnout 33.1 N/A
Registered electors 1,584
Conservative hold Swing

Warfield

Warfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sargeant E.* 680 55.7 -27.6
Liberal Democrats Boyd L. Ms. 292 23.9 New
Labour Clifton L. Ms. 248 20.3 +3.6
Turnout 32.2 -12.1
Registered electors 3,841
Conservative hold Swing

Wildridings

Wildridings (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Grayson P. 592 55.0 +3.2
Labour McCormack A.* 591
Conservative Wreglesworth M. Ms. 360 33.5 -14.7
Conservative Wreglesworth N. 335
Liberal Democrats Carson C. 124 11.5 New
Labour Dossett P.* 100
Turnout 52.0 +0.9
Registered electors 2,208
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Cooper and Tompkins were elected as Labour Party candidates in 1991.

References

  1. ^ "Bracknell Forest Borough Council Election Results 1973-1995" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 28 December 2022.