The 2015 West Berkshire Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of West Berkshire Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party retained overall control of the council.[2]

Background

At the last election in 2011, the Conservatives won a majority of seats, with 39 councillors, compared to 13 for the Liberal Democrats. No other parties had representation on the council. Two by-elections were held between the 2011 and 2015 elections, both being retained by the Conservatives.

Results

Aldermaston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dominic Boeck 1,087 66% Decrease 14%
Liberal Democrats James Spackman 390 24% Increase 4%
Labour Leslie Cooper 159 10% Increase 10%
Majority 697 42% Decrease 17%
Turnout 1,636 75% Increase 24%
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 9%
Basildon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Law 1,390 70% Decrease 7%
Liberal Democrats Laura Rose Coyle 583 30% Increase 7%
Majority 807 40% Decrease 14%
Turnout 1,973 80% Increase 22%
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 7%
Birch Copse (3 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Chadley 2,638
Conservative Emma Webster 2,319
Conservative Anthony Linden 2,288
Labour Cara Benda 1,134
Labour Senan Hartney 991
Labour Clive Taylor 965
Liberal Democrats Judith Cooper 445
Liberal Democrats David Cooper 441
Turnout 11,221 73% Increase 30%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bucklebury (2 seats)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Pask 2,621
Conservative Quentin Webb 2,125
Liberal Democrats Emma Spriggs 778
Liberal Democrats Janette Miranda 611
Labour Charlie Hindhaugh 283
Turnout 6,418 77% Increase 22%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Burghfield (2 seats)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Jackson-Doerge 1,652
Conservative Ian Morrin 1,455
Liberal Democrats Royce Longton 1,362
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Morse 892
Labour James Lees 429
Turnout 5,790 71% Increase 19%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Calcot (3 seats)[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Somner 2,458
Conservative Peter Argyle 2,326
Conservative Manohar Gopal 2,241
Labour Charles Croal 1,252
Labour Gordon Lewis 1,183
Labour Kate Butler 1,116
Liberal Democrats Sue Farrant 359
Liberal Democrats Susan Prime 336
Liberal Democrats Mike Hood 296
Turnout 11,567 67% Increase 29%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ "District Election 2015 - Thursday, 7th May, 2015". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Election results for Aldermaston". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Election results for Basildon". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Election results for Birch Copse". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Election results for Bucklebury". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Election results for Burghfield". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Election results for Calcot". West Berkshire Council. Retrieved 5 May 2018.