Map of the results of the 2016 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 2016 Reading Borough Council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and the Greens in green.

The 2016 Reading Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Reading Borough Council in England.[1][2] The election for Police and Crime Commissioner was held on the same day. The Labour Party increased their borough-wide vote by over 7% and held on to marginal seats in Church, Kentwood and Caversham, the latter receiving the highest number of votes recorded for any candidate at this election .[3]

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, 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 0 0 68.7% 45.0% 15,888 +7.5%
  Conservative 3 0 0 0 18.7% 28.3% 10,017 -7.0%
  Green 1 0 0 0 6.2% 12.2% 4,318 +1.1%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 6.2% 11.5% 4,075 +3.7%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0% 2.7% 970 -5.2%
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0% 0.0% 55 0.0%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0% 0.0% 44 0.0%

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Page 1,281 58.2% +15.9%
Conservative Trevor Slack 466 21.1%
Green Joe Sylvester 236 10.7%
Liberal Democrats Kirsten Bayes 218 9.9%
Majority 815 37.1%
Labour hold Swing

Battle

Battle 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gul Khan 1,174
Conservative Michael Hey 401
Green Alan Lockey 209
Liberal Democrats John Grout 183
Majority 773
Labour hold Swing

Caversham

Caversham 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Davies 1,481 50.8
Conservative Ed Hogan 961 33.0
Green David Foster 270 9.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Burden 203 7.0
Majority 520 17.8
Labour hold Swing

Church

Church 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eileen McElligott 985
Conservative Paul Carnell 646
Green Kathryn McCann 220
Liberal Democrats Ben Thomas 100
Majority 339
Labour hold Swing

Katesgrove

Katesgrove 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rose Williams 1,106 60.8%
Conservative Syed Abbas 302 16.6%
Green Louise Keane 239 13.1%
Liberal Democrats Margaret McNeill 172 9.5%
Majority 804 44.2%
Labour hold Swing

Kentwood

Kentwood 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daya Pal Singh 1,054
Conservative Emma Warman 810
UKIP Howard Thomas 254
Green Ruth Shaffrey 150
Liberal Democrats Glenn Goodall 145
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Mapledurham

Mapledurham 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isobel Ballsdon 590
Liberal Democrats Jenny Woods 262
Labour Simon Rogers 161
Green Brent Smith 87
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Minster

Minster 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Terry 1,139
Conservative Alanzo Seville 572
UKIP Linda Ann Giles 224
Liberal Democrats James Moore 166
Green Keith Johnson 141
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Norcot

Norcot 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jo Lovelock 1,305
Conservative Robert Masterson 358
UKIP Philip Martin Giles 232
Green Jill Wigmore-Welsh 126
Liberal Democrats Jon Walls 95
Liberal Stephen Graham 44
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Park

Park 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Brenda McGonigle 1,375
Labour Dave Dymond 1,011
Conservative Roland Hazell 260
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Rye 83
Majority
Green hold Swing

Peppard

Peppard 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Beale-Stanford 1,299
Labour Leighton Yeo 542
Liberal Democrats Peter Boardley 489
Green Sally Newman 219
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Redlands

Redlands 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Jones 1,096
Green Kizzi Murtagh 383
Conservative Natalie Greenstreet 343
Liberal Democrats Francis Jakeman 206
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Southcote

Southcote 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debs Edwards 1,325
Conservative Russell Martin 515
Liberal Democrats Mark Cole 129
Green Doug Cresswell 106
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Thames

Thames 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ed Hopper 1,383
Labour Karen Rowland 665
Liberal Democrats Guy Penman 467
Green Sarah McNamara 353
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Tilehurst

Tilehurst 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Meri O’Connell 1,044
Conservative Robert Vickers 641
Labour Matt Harrison 468
UKIP Stephen George James 260
Green Miriam Kennet 56
Majority
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Whitley

Whitley 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emmett McKenna 1,095
Conservative James Kiriamiti 470
Green Richard Black 148
Liberal Democrats Roy Haines 115
TUSC Neil Adams 55
Majority
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Local Borough Elections". Reading City Council. Retrieved 23 April 2016.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Local Election Results - 5 May 2016". Reading City Council. Retrieved 6 May 2016.