2007 Reading Borough Council election
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16 seats of 46 on council
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader David Sutton Fred Pugh Bob Green
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 32 8 6
Seats after 25 14 7
Seat change Decrease7 Increase6 Increase1
Popular vote 11,634 13,910 7,258
Percentage 32.1 38.4 20.0
Swing Decrease1.3 Increase3.4 Decrease1.4

The 2007 Reading Borough Council election was held on 3 May 2007, at the same time as other local elections across England and Scotland. Sixteen of the 46 seats on Reading Borough Council were up for election, being the usual third of the council plus a by-election in Church ward where Labour councillor Azam Janjua had resigned.[1] Labour lost seven seats on the council, with the Conservatives gaining six seats and the Liberal Democrats one seat. Despite these losses, Labour retained a majority on the council.[2]

Results

Reading Borough Council Election, 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 6 0 +6 43.8% 38.4% 13,910 +3.4
  Labour 6 0 7 -7 37.5% 32.1% 11,634 -1.3
  Liberal Democrats 3 2 1 +1 18.8% 20.0% 7,258 -1.4
  Green 0 0% 8.6% 3,098 -0.2
  UKIP 0 0% 0.5% 194
  Independent 0 0% 0.2% 85
  Roman Party 0 0% 0.1% 33

Ward results

The results in each ward were as follows (candidates with an asterisk* were the sitting councillor standing for re-election):[3]

Abbey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Ayub 690 37.9
Conservative Richard Mark Royal 597 32.8
Liberal Democrats Warren Andrew Swaine 274 15.1
Green Doug Cresswell 225 12.4
Roman Party Jean-Louis Pascual 33 1.8
Turnout 1,819 26.23
Labour hold Swing
Battle Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Maskell* 971 51.5
Conservative David John Trim 433 23.0
Green Adrian Windisch 253 13.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Mark Parsons 229 12.1
Turnout 1,886 28
Labour hold Swing
Caversham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Stanway 1,344 50.3
Labour Susan Catherine Stainthorp*
(Sue Stainthorp)
755 28.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Simon Burden 306 11.5
Green David James Patterson 265 9.9
Turnout 2,670 39.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Church Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Townend 1,095 47.3
Labour Christine Margaret Grieve* 854 36.9
Liberal Democrats Mark Richard Mills 212 9.1
Green Vivienne Joyce Johnson 153 6.6
Turnout 2,313 32.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Church Ward (by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Timothy James Harris 1,084 47.1
Labour Marian Elise Livingston 822 35.7
Liberal Democrats Anthony John Warrell 218 9.5
Green Kate Anna Day 176 7.7
Turnout 2,300 32.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Katesgrove Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gareth Daniel Epps 669 36.6
Labour Gul Muwaz Khan* 632 34.6
Conservative Ricky Singh 273 14.9
Green Louise Kaye Keane 168 9.2
Independent David Leyland Boobier 85 4.7
Turnout 1,827 29.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Kentwood Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas William Steele 1,179 44.3
Labour Richard Mark McKenzie* 895 33.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher John Brown 464 17.4
Green Hugh Swann 124 4.7
Turnout 2,662 37.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Minster Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Stephen Gittings* 1,098 43.9
Conservative Sandra Doreen Vickers 976 39.0
Liberal Democrats Samuel Stevenson Best-Shaw 226 9.0
Green Katherine Jane Buse 202 8.1
Turnout 2,502 37.3
Labour hold Swing
Norcot Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graeme William Hoskin* 1,160 50.2
Conservative James Mark George Cox 672 29.1
Liberal Democrats Robin James Bentham 301 7.7
Green Mark Adrian Walker 179 7.7
Turnout 2,312 33.4
Labour hold Swing
Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wazir Hussain 817 30.9
Labour Tony Short 810 30.6
Green Rob White 688 26.0
Liberal Democrats Stuart Alan Frodsham 330 12.5
Turnout 2,645 38.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Peppard Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard James Willis 1,808 50.9
Liberal Democrats Annette Hendry* 1,350 38.0
Labour Helen Muriel Hathaway 231 6.5
Green Kay Mary Harrison 87 2.5
UKIP Ronald George Charles Cutting 73 2.1
Turnout 3,549 48.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Redlands Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kirsten Ruth Bayes 918 41.3
Labour Peter Graham Kayes* 748 33.6
Conservative Martyn Edward Washbourne 356 16.0
Green Gabriel Berry 156 7.0
UKIP John Barrie Dearing 47 2.1
Turnout 2,225 30.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Southcote Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Martin Ruhemann*
(Pete Ruhemann)
1,028 46.8
Conservative Alan Hawkins 898 40.9
Liberal Democrats Guy William Gipps Penman 168 7.6
Green James Eric Towell 103 4.7
Turnout 2,197 36.2
Labour hold Swing
Southcote Ward (by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Deborah Edwards 1,252 59.9
Conservative Patricia Steele 837 40.1
Turnout 2,089
Labour hold Swing
Thames Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeanette Mavis Skeats* 2,164 63.7
Liberal Democrats Rodney Pinchen 504 14.8
Labour Mary Catherine Waite 438 12.9
Green Nicholas Foster
(Nick Foster)
215 6.3
UKIP Sylvia Mary Chumbley 74 2.2
Turnout 3,395 47.6
Conservative hold Swing
Tilehurst Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher John Harris 1,145 46.3
Conservative Philip Webb 769 31.1
Labour Raymond Michael Richens 425 17.2
Green Emma-Louise Scott 134 5.4
Turnout 2,473 34.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Whitley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Hanley*
(Jim Hanley)
899 51.8
Conservative Nicholas Brown
(Nick Brown)
529 30.5
Liberal Democrats Mike Rice 163 9.4
Green Kevin Jackson 146 8.4
Turnout 1,737 25.3
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Transport boss Howarth quits". Get Reading. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Reading Borough Council". Get Reading. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Local Elections 2007 Results". Reading Borough Council. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2022.