Map of the results of the 2015  Reading Borough Council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and the Greens in green.
Map of the results of the 2015 Reading Borough Council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and the Greens in green.

Elections to Reading Borough Council took place on 7 May 2015 to elect approximately one third of the members of Reading 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] The election resulted in no change in terms of the political make-up of the Council will each political party holding their respective seats.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 31 0
Conservative 10 0
Green Party 3 0
Liberal Democrats 2 0
Labour hold

Election result

Reading Borough Council Election, 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 0 0 0 60% 37.5% 25,803 -1.5%
  Conservative 5 0 0 0 33.3% 35.3% 24,260 +9.8%
  Green 1 0 0 0 6.6% 11.1% 7,624 -2.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0% 7.9% 5,467 -1.0%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0% 7.8% 5,361 -1.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0% 0.0% 57 -3.9%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0% 0.0% 47 N/C
  The Roman Party Ave! 0 0 0 0 0% 0.0% 34 -0.1%
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0% 0.0% 13 -0.1%

Ward results

Abbey Ward[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Ayub 1,950 42.3% -6.7%
Conservative Chris Ashworth 1,454 31.6% +12.2%
Green Richard Black 535 11.6% -1.3%
Liberal Democrats James Moore 393 8.5% -0.4%
UKIP William MacPhee 269 5.8% -3.2%
Majority 496 10.7% -18.8%
Turnout 4.601 53.7% +28.7%
Labour hold Swing -9.4%
Battle Ward[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Maskell 2,219 53.1% -3.9%
Conservative Michael Hey 979 23.4% +3.4%
Green Alan Edward Lockey 389 9.3% -4.0%
UKIP Jack McLeod 276 6.6% +6.6%
Liberal Democrats Glenn Goodall 275 6.5% -1.0%
The Roman Party Ave! Jean-Louis Pascual 34 0.8% -1.1%
Majority 1,240 27.5% -9.4%
Turnout 4,172 56% +28%
Labour hold Swing -3.6%
Caversham Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claire McDonald 1,921 38.8% +8.2%
Labour Mary Waite 1,740 35.1% -1.9%
Green David Foster 507 10.2% -2.1%
Liberal Democrats Chris Burden 415 8.3% -1.1%
UKIP Matthew Plunkett 364 7.3% -4.6%
Majority 181 0.3% +6.7%
Turnout 4,947 68.2% +29.2%
Conservative hold Swing +5%
Church Ward[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Richard Woodward 1,555 39.2% -2.1%
Conservative Paul Carnell 1,318 33.2% +7.3%
UKIP Bob Curtis 464 11.7% -5.4%
Green Neil Andrews 375 9.4% -1.3%
Liberal Democrats Kirsten Bayes 253 6.3% +1.5%
Majority 237 5.9% -9.4%
Turnout 3,965 58.9% +30.9%
Labour hold Swing -4.7%
Katesgrove Ward[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matt Rodda 1,713 45.6% -2.9%
Conservative Syed Abbas 952 25.3% +9.0%
Green Louise Keane 516 13.7% +0.1%
Liberal Democrats Janel Blatter 335 8.9% -0.4%
UKIP Karin Cheetham 237 6.3% -5.8%
Majority 761 20.2% -12.0%
Turnout 3,753 56.2% +28.2%
Labour hold Swing -5.9%
Kentwood Ward[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Steele 2,037 43.5% +12.7%
Labour Gurvinder Kaur 1,538 32.8% -3.1%
UKIP Howard Thomas 582 12.4% -9.4%
Green Ruth Shaffrey 288 6.1% -0.3%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Walls 234 5.0% +0.1%
Majority 499 10.6% +15.7%
Turnout 4,679 65% +28%
Conservative hold Swing +7.9%
Minster Ward[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Stephen Gittings 2,082 46.0% +1.7%
Conservative Alanzo Nesta Seville 1,560 34.5% +7.5%
Green Keith Johnson 458 10.1% -0.7%
UKIP Patrick Dillon 419 9.2% -5.0%
Majority 522 11.5% -5.8%
Turnout 4,519 61.7% +29.7%
Labour hold Swing -2.9%

Note: The Liberal Democrats did not stand in this ward.

Norcot Ward[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graeme William Hoskin 2,181 48.0% -9.0%
Conservative Rob Masterson 1,331 29.3% +5.4%
UKIP Philip Giles 520 11.4% +11.4%
Green Brent Smith 248 5.4% -6.6%
Liberal Democrats Annette Hendry 210 4.6% -2.4%
Liberal Stephen Graham 47 0.1% +0.1%
Majority 850 18.7% -14.4%
Turnout 4,537 61.8% +29.8%
Labour hold Swing -7.0%
Park Ward[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Josh Williams 1,987 43.3% -10.0%
Labour Dave Dymond 1,652 36.0% +6.1%
Conservative Sarah Parkington 776 16.9% +6.7%
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Rye 172 3.7% +1.1%
Majority 335 7.3% -16.1%
Turnout 4,587 69.2% +26.2%
Green hold Swing -8.0%
Peppard Ward[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clare Grashoff 3,260 58.0% +26.2%
Labour Leighton Yeo 1,155 20.5% +4.7%
Liberal Democrats Madeleine Elizabeth Adams 706 12.5% +7.8%
Green Kate Day 498 8.8% +3.1%
Majority 2,105 37.4% +33.1%
Turnout 5,619 74.9% +32.9%
Conservative hold Swing +10.7%
Redlands Ward[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jan Gavin 1,682 42.5% -2.4%
Conservative Helen Hopper 955 24.1% +5.7%
Green Kizzi Murtagh 804 20.3% +5.9%
Liberal Democrats Francis Jakeman 337 8.5% -6.1%
UKIP Robert Allan 175 4.4% -3.0%
Majority 727 18.3% -8.2%
Turnout 3,953 65.5% +34.5%
Labour hold Swing -4.0%
Southcote Ward[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matt Lawrence 1,802 42.7% -14.8%
Conservative Russell Martin 1,476 34.9% +6.9%
UKIP John Combes 576 13.6% +13.6%
Green Doug Cresswell 187 4.4% -5.1%
Liberal Democrats Rodney Pinchen 179 4.2% -0.7%
Majority 326 7.7% -21.8%
Turnout 4,220 64.8% +30.8%
Labour hold Swing -10.8%
Thames Ward[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeanette Mavis Skeats 3,037 52.2% +6.7%
Labour Richard Stainthorp 1,258 21.6% -1.8%
Liberal Democrats Guy Penman 609 10.4% +1.5%
Green Sarah McNamara 495 8.5% -3.3%
UKIP Cecilia Kelly 410 7.0% +7.0%
Majority 1,779 30.6% +8.6%
Turnout 5,809 78.8% +34.8%
Conservative hold Swing +4.2%
Tilehurst Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandra Doreen Vickers 1,944 39.9% +16.3%
Labour Matt Harrison 1,114 22.9% +7.2%
Liberal Democrats Jon Fanti 1,096 22.5% -14.7%
UKIP Ann Zebedee 532 10.9% -8.5%
Green Miriam Kennet 176 3.6% -0.3%
Majority 830 17.0% +30.5%
Turnout 4,862 68.6%
Conservative hold Swing +15.5%
Whitley Ward[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kelly Liza Edwards 2,162 48.6% -4.6%
Conservative Nick Brown 1,260 28.3% +6.0%
UKIP Linda Giles 643 14.4% +14.4%
Green Stacey Hames 161 3.6% -4.1%
Liberal Democrats Margaret McNeill 147 3.3% -0.9%
Independent Jamie Wake 57 1.2% -11.1%
TUSC Fredrik Tillett 13 0.2% +0.2%
Majority 902 20.3% -10.6%
Turnout 4,443 54.3% +28.3%
Labour hold Swing -5.3%

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