2001 Reading Borough Council election

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15 seats of 45 on council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader David Sutton Ian Fenwick Fred Pugh
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Seats before 36 6 3
Seats after 36 6 3
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 28,187 14,781 16,209
Percentage 46.8 24.5 26.9

The 2001 Reading Borough Council election was held on 7 June 2001, at the same time as other local elections across England and Northern Ireland, and on the same day as the general election. One third of the 45 seats on Reading Borough Council were up for election. No seats changed party at the election, and the council therefore continued to have a Labour majority, with David Sutton continuing as leader of the party and the council. The Liberal Democrat leader, Ian Fenwick, led his party into the election, but did not stand for re-election. He was replaced as party leader after the election by Bob Green.

Results

Reading Borough Council Election, 2001
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 0 0 80.0% 46.8% 28,187
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 6.7% 26.9% 16,209
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 0 0 13.3% 24.5% 14,781
  Green 0 0% 1.8% 1,088

Ward results

The results in each ward were as follows:[1]

Abbey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Orton 2,287 57.3
Conservative David Stevens 865 21.7
Liberal Democrats John Wood 839 21.0
Turnout 3,991
Labour hold Swing
Battle Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Maskell 2,194 62.6
Conservative Dharam Ahuja 687 19.6
Liberal Democrats Martin Reilly 621 17.7
Turnout 3,502
Labour hold Swing
Caversham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Waite 2,474 46.5
Conservative Andrew Kitching 1,760 33.1
Liberal Democrats Diane Elliss 1,081 20.3
Turnout 5,315
Labour hold Swing
Church Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Grieve 1,638 54.9
Conservative Tim Milgate 818 27.4
Liberal Democrats Anthony Warrell 382 12.8
Green Richard Bradbury 148 5.0
Turnout 2,986
Labour hold Swing
Katesgrove Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Sutton 1,582 51.4
Liberal Democrats James Smart 849 27.6
Conservative Shirley Mills 647 21.0
Turnout 3,078
Labour hold Swing
Kentwood Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vikki Lloyd 1,873 46.5
Conservative Tom Steele 1,282 31.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Duveen 870 21.6
Turnout 4,025
Labour hold Swing
Minster Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Dymond 2,078 49.2
Conservative Michael Wade 1,242 29.4
Liberal Democrats Nicolas Lawson 694 16.4
Green Hugh Swann 207 4.9
Turnout 4,221
Labour hold Swing
Norcot Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jo Lovelock 2,435 65.1
Conservative Alexandra Mowczan 765 20.4
Liberal Democrats Thomas Cook 543 14.5
Turnout 3,743
Labour hold Swing
Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Howard 2,047 51.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Hall 884 22.2
Conservative Vinod Sharma 690 17.4
Green Naomi Emmerson 355 8.9
Turnout 3,976
Labour hold Swing
Peppard Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Brown 2,551 50.5
Conservative John Oliver 1,684 33.4
Labour Azam Janjua 814 16.1
Turnout 5,049
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Redlands Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Griffin 1,704 38.5
Liberal Democrats Chris Harris 1,593 36.0
Conservative Abdul Loyes 864 19.5
Green Mary Westley 269 6.1
Turnout 4,430
Labour hold Swing
Southcote Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pete Ruhemann 2,260 61.8
Conservative Matt Palmer 961 26.3
Liberal Democrats Sheila Myra Morley
(Myra Morley)
434 11.9
Turnout 3,655
Labour hold Swing
Thames Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Willis 2,228 43.8
Liberal Democrats Robin Bentham 1,565 30.7
Labour Mary Waite 1,297 25.5
Turnout 5,090
Conservative hold Swing
Tilehurst Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Beard 1,570 38.9
Labour Ray Richens 1,369 33.9
Conservative Iona Morris 992 24.6
Green Judith Green 109 2.7
Turnout 4,040
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Whitley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Orton 2,135 67.5
Conservative Lee Clarke 724 22.9
Liberal Democrats Max Thomas Heydeman
(Tom Heydeman)
305 9.6
Turnout 3,164
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Jubliant Labour holds all seats". Get Reading. 11 June 2001. Retrieved 24 April 2022.