The 2015 Bracknell Forest Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect all the members of Bracknell Forest Borough Council in England to coincide with other local elections, an election which was held simultaneously with the 2015 General Election, resulting in higher turnout than the previous election.[1]

Results

Conservative Party candidates won 41 of the 42 seats. A Labour Party councillor held one of seats of the Labour Party group. The election saw a one-seat loss by Labour compared to the previous election.[2] As compared to the last election, the result marks a gain of one councillor by Conservatives. The result can alternatively be considered a gain of five Conservative councillors, counting three by-elections and a defection from the Conservative Party grouping during the 2011-2015 council, bringing the Majority Group total before the election to 36.[3][4]

Bracknell Forest Council Election, 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 41 1 0 +1 98 59 71287
  Labour 1 0 1 -1 2 23 28313
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 8 9966
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 4 5120
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 2558
  Hanworth & Birch Hill Residents 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 1680
  Binfield Independent Conservatives 0 0 0 0 0 1.05 1280
  Independent (candidates) 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1259
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.18 218

Ward Results

Ascot

Ascot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothy Hayes 1916
Conservative Tony Virgo 1607
Labour Bob Draper 420
Green Sarah Cottle 385
Labour Tony House 319
Liberal Democrats David Lindop 298
Liberal Democrats Tristan Pithers 223
Majority
Turnout 71
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Binfield with Warfield

Binfield with Warfield (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Harrison 2995
Conservative Sarah Peacey 2917
Conservative Ian Leake 2813
Binfield Independent Conservatives Nigel Rennie 1280
Labour David Fawcett 1028
Labour Timothy Hanson 906
Labour Dennis Good 759
Majority
Turnout 70
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bulbrook

Bullbrook (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Angell 1547
Conservative Kirsten Miller 1365
Labour Caroline Egglestone 884
Labour Graham Firth 775
Liberal Democrats Kim Lyons 422
Majority
Turnout 63
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Central Sandhurst

Central Sandhurst (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Brossard 1717
Conservative Phillip King 1585
Labour Anne Brunton 552
Liberal Democrats D Clark 456
Labour Alan Harold Round 321
Majority
Turnout 69
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

College Town

College Town (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Allen 1765
Conservative Pauline McKenzie 1563
Labour Narendra Angdembe 544
Labour Keith Roberts 419
Liberal Democrats Darren Bridgman 342
Majority
Turnout 66
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Crown Wood

Crown Wood (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Dudley 1809
Conservative Marc Brunel-Walker 1723
Conservative Suki Hayes 1491
Labour Wilf Holness 988
UKIP David Jones 904
Labour John Wright 856
UKIP Olivio Barreto 811
Labour Matthew White 808
Majority
Turnout 63
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Crowthorne

Crowthorne (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Finnie 1774
Conservative Bob Wade 1567
Liberal Democrats Stephen Pope 611
Liberal Democrats Steven Freeman 534
Labour Vera Shambrook 400
Labour Nazeer Mohammed 346
Majority
Turnout 72
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Great Hollands North

Great Hollands North (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Temperton 1823
Conservative Peter Hill 1348
Conservative Michael Gbadebo 1321
Labour Naheed Ejaz 829
Green Mark Brown 390
TUSC Neil Adams 88
Majority
Turnout 65
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Great Hollands South

Great Hollands South (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jan Angell 1087
Conservative Jennie McCracken 1083
Labour Clive Temperton 839
Labour Peter Frewer 601
UKIP Jeff Newbold 479
Green Derek Florey 306
Liberal Democrats Thomas MacMahon 245
Majority
Turnout 67
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Hanworth (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gill Birch 1689
"Conservative" Sandra Ingham 1531
"Conservative" Malcolm Tullett 1530
"Labour" Adam Smith 854
"Labour" James Quinton 797
"UK" Independence (UKIP) William Davison 780
"Hanworth" & birch hill Residents Charles Baily 778
"Labour" Stephen Young 701
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Charles Wade 667
"Hanworth" & birch hill Residents David Elford 480
"Hanworth" & birch hill Residents Philip Pitt 422
"Liberal" Democrat David Droar 379
Majority
Turnout 65
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Harmans Water (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
"Conservative" Isabel Mattick 2037
"Conservative" Christopher Turrell 1973
"Conservative" Ash Merry 1953
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Shelagh Pile 951
"Labour" Nicola Strudley 847
"Labour" Keith MacDonald 841
"Labour" Diane Thomas 820
"UK" Independence (UKIP) John Stringer 711
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Robert Warren 640
"Green" Susan Rayment 419
Majority
Turnout 65
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Little Sandhurst and Wellington (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
"Conservative" Dale Birch 1578
"Conservative" Paul Bettison 1570
"Liberal" Democrat Mark Vandersluis 568
"Labour" Val Goodwin-Higson 506
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Paul Connell 495
"Labour" John Piasecki 331
Majority
Turnout 71
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Old Bracknell (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
"Conservative" William Heydon 1191
"Conservative" Iain McCracken 1087
"Labour" Roy Bailey 819
"Labour" Kathleen Nugent 797
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Roger Inions 461
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Amira Sagher 406
"Trade" unionist and socialist Coalition Terry Pearce 68
"Trade" unionist and socialist Coalition Val Pearce 62
Majority
Turnout 62
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Owlsmoor (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
"Conservative" John Porter 1390
"Conservative" David Worrall 1261
"UK" Independence (UKIP) John Blewitt 542
"Liberal" Democrat Ray Earwicker 468
"Labour" Brian Wilson 340
"Liberal" Democrat Larraine De Laune 284
"Labour" Leo Anniballi 277
Majority
Turnout 70
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Priestwood and Garth (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
"Conservative" Alvin Edwin Finch 1561
"Conservative" Graham Birch 1296
"Conservative" Tina McKenzie-Boyle 1281
"Labour" Tricia Brown 1038
"Labour" Paul Bidwell 1033
"Labour" Diane Allum-Wilson 902
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Terry Dilliway 842
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Carolynn Tilbury 634
Majority
Turnout 61
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Warfield Harvest Ride (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
"Conservative" Gareth Barnard 3081
"Conservative" Robert McLean 2380
"Conservative" Cliff Thompson 2164
"Green" Adrian Haffegee 710
"Labour" Maggie Gibbons 588
"Labour" Anne Shillcock 512
"Independent" Jason Kilmartin 449
"Independent" Martyn Towle 403
Majority
Turnout 71
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Wildridings & Central (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
"Conservative" Dee Hamilton 1092
"Conservative" Michael Skinner 988
"Labour" Andrew Jackson 694
"Labour" Guy Gillbe 660
"Liberal" Democrat Patrick Smith 290
"Independent" Lee Cooper 219
"Independent" Justin Bellhouse 188
Majority
Turnout 64
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Winkfield & Cranbourne (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
"Conservative" Moira Gaw 1864
"Conservative" Susie Phillips 1797
"UK" Independence (UKIP) Ken La Garde 643
"Green" Derek Wall 348
"Labour" Carol Draper 291
"Labour" Lesley Hunter 248
Majority
Turnout 73
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ 2015 Results BFC. Accessed 2015-05-19.
  3. ^ 2011 results BFC. Accessed 2015-05-20
  4. ^ Borough Elections[permanent dead link] Bracknell News. Alanna Harmsworth. 8 May 2015. Accessed 20 May 2015.