2001 Buckinghamshire County Council election

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All 54 seats to Buckinghamshire County Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Seats before 38 10 5
Seats won 40 9 5
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 118,469 74,491 34,865
Percentage 51.0% 32.1% 15.0%

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The County of Buckinghamshire within England.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2001 Buckinghamshire Council election took place on 7 June 2001 to elect members of Buckinghamshire County Council in England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

The election had been postponed from 3 May to be held at the same time as the 2001 general election.[2] Several councillors stood down at the election including the chairman, Ken Ross, and a former Conservative group leader, Mark Greenburgh.[2] The results saw the Conservative make two gains to hold 40 of the 54 seats.[3]

Election result

Buckinghamshire Local Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 40 +2 74.1
  Liberal Democrats 9 -1 16.7
  Labour 5 0 9.3
  Independent 0 -1 0

Council Composition

After the election, the composition of the council was:

40 9 5
Conservatives Liberal Democrats Labour

References

  1. ^ a b "Buckinghamshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b "New date for elections causes 'difficulties'". Bucks Free Press. 5 April 2001. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
  3. ^ "General election 2001: In county council elections, the Tories gained Dorset, Norfolk and...". Evening Standard. 8 June 2001. p. 1.