The 2014 Wokingham Borough Council election took place on Thursday 22 May 2014. That was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections in order to elect members of Wokingham Unitary Council in Berkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed comfortably in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Background

A total of 79 candidates contested the 18 seats which were up for election.[2] These included 18 Conservative, 18 Liberal Democrat, 14 Labour, 9 Green Party, 18 United Kingdom Independence Party and 1 independent candidates.

Issues in the election included:

Election result

The Conservatives retained control of the council.[3] The Liberal Democrats held two out of the three seats they defended, retaining their seats in South Lake and Winnersh, but losing a seat in Bulmershe & Whitegates to Labour.

Wokingham Local Election Result 2014[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 44 1 0 0 81% 45.0 17,232 -3.4%
  Liberal Democrats 7 0 1 0 13% 19.9 7,640 -4.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 17.6 6,750 +14.2%
  Labour 0 1 0 0 2% 11.3 4,332 -0.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 2,046 -2.2%
  Independent 2 0 1 0 4% 0.1 71 -1.4%

There were a total of 38,275 votes cast, including 204 spoiled ballots.

Ward results

Arborfield[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Cowan 450 58.9 +0.3
Liberal Democrats Steve Bacon 200 26.2 -8.9
UKIP Robin Bateson 113 14.8 +8.5
Majority 250 32.7 +9.2
Turnout 763 36.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.3
Bulmershe & Whitegates[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicky Jerrome 967 34.2 +5.7
Conservative Dave Mills 760 26.9 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Sam Rahmouni 499 17.6 -19.5
UKIP Peter Jackson 423 14.9 +9.7
Green Adrian Windisch 173 6.1 +2.1
Majority 207 7.3 -1.3
Turnout 2822 41.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +5.7
Coronation[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Baker 1171 58.7 -1.4
UKIP Tony Bartlett 258 12.9 +12.9
Liberal Democrats Paddy Power 248 12.4 -14.8
Labour Danny McLaughlin 182 9.1 -3.7
Green Louise White 133 6.6 +6.6
Majority 913 45.8 +12.9
Turnout 1992 43.6
Conservative hold Swing -1.4
Emmbrook[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Singleton 1085 37.5 -18.4
Liberal Democrats Imogen Shepherd-DuBey 1074 37.1 +23.6
UKIP Mike Spencer 447 15.4 +0.1
Labour Jeremy Curtis 287 9.9 -4.68
Majority 11 0.3 -40.3
Turnout 2893 43.4
Conservative hold Swing -18.4
Evendons[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Ashwell 1227 46.7 -3.7
Liberal Democrats John Bray 598 22.7 +2.6
UKIP Toby North 437 16.6 +2.2
Labour Tony Skuse 292 11.1 -3.7
Independent Kaz Lokuciewski 71 2.7 +2.7
Majority 629 23.9 -6.2
Turnout 2625 36.9
Conservative hold Swing -3.7
Finchampstead North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Stanton 1115 60.4 -9.5
UKIP Jason Murdoch 301 16.3 +16.3
Liberal Democrats Roland Cundy 198 10.7 +2.5
Labour Tim Jinkerson 139 7.5 -5.5
Green Martyn Foss 92 4.9 -3.5
Majority 814 44.1 -12.8
Turnout 1845 41.9
Conservative hold Swing -9.5
Finchampstead South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Weeks 1024 56.2
UKIP Annette Ellis 357 19.6
Liberal Democrats James May 171 9.4
Labour Andrew Croy 141 7.7
Green Matthew Valler 129 7.0
Majority 667 39.6
Turnout 1822
Conservative hold Swing +2.6
Hawkedon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Firmager 925 37.8 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Clive Jones 862 35.2 +10.2
UKIP John Green 358 14.6 +5.8
Labour Neville Waites 299 12.2 -5.1
Majority 63 2.5 -15.3
Turnout 2444 34.6
Conservative hold Swing -5.0
Hillside[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Smith 1230 45.7 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Keith Yabsley 620 23.0 +0.9
UKIP Chris Moore 433 16.1 +16.1
Labour David Sharp 406 15.0 -0.1
Majority 610 22.6 -5.7
Turnout 2689 41.0
Conservative hold Swing -4.8
Loddon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Soane 1009 41.4 +4.7
UKIP Bill Brooks 493 20.2 +20.2
Liberal Democrats Tahir Maher 419 17.2 -24.2
Labour Tom Clark 355 14.4 -0.3
Green Julia Titus 159 6.5 +0.1
Majority 516 21.1 16.5
Turnout 2435 34.6
Conservative gain from Independent Swing +4.7
Maiden Erlegh[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Swaddle 1045 39.7 -5.8
Liberal Democrats David Hare 502 19.0 -5.9
Labour Jacqueline Rupert 418 15.8 -1.8
UKIP Philip Ray 399 15.1 +15.1
Green Russell Seymour 266 10.1 -1.1
Majority 543 20.6 0.0
Turnout 2630 34.2
Conservative hold Swing -5.8
Norreys[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lee 1080 41.5 -7.3
UKIP Philip Cunnington 567 21.8 +11.1
Liberal Democrats Steven Scarrott 486 18.6 +5.0
Labour Paul Sharples 285 10.9 +5.1
Green Emma Louise Hamilton 181 6.9 +0.8
Majority 513 19.7 -13
Turnout 2599 36.6
Conservative hold Swing -7.3
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Pitts 1013 61.9 -6.6
UKIP Andy Heape 269 16.4 +16.4
Liberal Democrats Martin George Alder 197 12.0 -6.1
Labour Stuart Crainer 155 9.4 -3.1
Majority 744 45.5 -4.9
Turnout 1634 36.5
Conservative hold Swing -6.6
Shinfield South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barrie Patman 952 52.2 -6.4
UKIP Barry Hadfield 414 22.8 +22.8
Green John Prior 241 13.3 -17.8
Liberal Democrats Keith Malvern 202 11.1 +1.9
Majority 538 29.7 +2.9
Turnout 1809 32.7
Conservative hold Swing -6.4
South Lake[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Beth Rowland 535 33.8 -10.5
Conservative Laura Blumenthal 462 29.2 -3.2
UKIP Timothy Robinson 275 17.4 +17.4
Labour Ian Hills 222 14.0 -2.9
Green Pamela Prior 85 5.3 -1.1
Majority 73 4.6 -7.3
Turnout 1579 38.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -10.5
Swallowfield[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Munro 558 57.4 +2.6
UKIP Max Bowker 217 22.3 +7.6
Green Thomas Blomley 118 12.1 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Caroline Smith 79 8.1 -16.3
Majority 341 35.0 -1.6
Turnout 972 41.4
Conservative hold Swing +2.6
Winnersh[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Prue Bray 1474 53.1 +6.1
Conservative Lee Gordon Walker 711 25.6 -12.6
UKIP Tony Hannington 405 14.5 +7.3
Labour Steve Stanton 184 6.6 -0.3
Majority 763 27.5 +18.7
Turnout 2774 37.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +6.1
Wokingham Without[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angus Ross 1,415 56.9 -9.1
UKIP Marcus Ellis 584 22.2 +5.8
Labour Penelope O'Neil 311 12.5 +12.5
Liberal Democrats Anthony Vick 176 7.0 -0.6
Majority 831 33.4 -2.4
Turnout 2486 39.6
Conservative hold Swing -9.1

References

  1. ^ "Wokingham Borough Council local election results 2014". Wokingham Times. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Wokingham election candidates confirmed". Wokingham Times. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Final results for Wokingham Borough Council elections 2014". Wokingham Borough Council. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Wokingham Borough Council local election results 2014". Wokingham Times. Retrieved 23 May 2014.