Map of the results in 2019. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and the Greens in green.
Map of the results in 2019. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and the Greens in green.

The 2019 Reading Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members in 15 wards of Reading Borough Council. There was also a casual vacancy in Thames ward. The Labour Party held control of the council.

The Liberal Democrats and the Green Party succeeded in making significant increases in their vote across the borough, the Liberal Democrats gaining Tilehurst from the Conservatives and the Green Party gaining Redlands Ward from The Labour Party. The only gain for either of the two major parties was in Caversham where Labour gained a seat from the Conservatives. The election was held on the same day as other local elections.

Election result

2019 Reading Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 9 Steady 56.2 21 30 65.2 15,496 39.4 –8.9
  Conservative 4 Decrease 2 25.0 6 10 21.7 10,148 25.8 –4.1
  Green 2 Increase 1 12.5 2 4 8.7 7,537 19.1 +8.2
  Liberal Democrats 1 Increase 1 6.3 1 2 4.3 5,785 14.7 +4.3
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 175 0.4 ±0.0
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 138 0.4 +0.2
  Liberal 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 45 0.1 New

Composition

After the election the composition of the council was:

30 10 4 2
Lab Con G LD

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Ayub 1,179 48.7 -11.4
Green Howard John Darby 461 19.0 +8.6
Conservative Alison Stevens 426 17.6 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Chris Burden 323 13.3 +3.6
Majority 718 29.6 -10.6
Turnout 2,420 26.04 -1.09
Labour hold Swing -10.0

Battle

Battle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Maskell 1,100 55.0 -10.9
Green Fiona Cox 343 17.1 +8.0
Conservative Michael Hey 329 16.4 -2.4
Liberal Democrats John Grout 227 11.3 +5.2
Majority 757 37.8 -9.8
Turnout 1,999 26.4 -2.0
Labour hold Swing -9.45

Caversham

Caversham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ayo Sokale 1,168 44.1 -9.3
Conservative Ella Barrett 625 23.6 -5.1
Green David Foster 448 17.0 +9.4
Liberal Democrats Hillary Smart 408 15.4 +5.1
Turnout 2,649 37.0 -1.62
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing - 4.2

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Woodward 832 47.2 -7.7
Conservative Shekhar Natarjan 418 23.7 -5.9
Green Kathryn McCann 265 15.0 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Francis Jakeman 225 12.7 +4.9
Turnout 1,761 27.3 -3.4
Labour hold Swing -1.8

Katesgrove

Katesgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liam Challenger 1,084 56.4 -10.4
Green Louise Keane 326 16.9 +1.6
Conservative Natalie Greenstreet 282 14.6 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Kinsley 204 10.6 +1.8
Turnout 1921 28.88 -1.8
Labour hold Swing -6.0

Kentwood

Kentwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raj Singh 1,138 41.6 -2.0
Labour Co-op Glenn Dennis 1,038 38.0 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Gary Coster 265 9.7 +0.2
Green Richard Walkem 261 9.5 +0.8
Turnout 2,730 38.01 -0.13
Conservative hold Swing +1.2

Minster

Minster[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Gittings 1,085 44.9 -5.1
Conservative Nick Fudge 764 31.6 -1.0
Liberal Democrats James Moore 296 12.2 -0.5
Green Willem Londeman 244 10.1 +6.0
Majority 321 13.3 -4.1
Turnout 2,412 34.03 -4.0
Labour hold Swing -2.0

Norcot

Norcot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graeme Hoskin 1,156 54.3 -4.7
Conservative Zack Okeyo 472 22.1 -3.7
Green Jill Wigmore-Welsh 231 10.8 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Stew Elliott 163 7.6 +3.4
Independent Alan Gulliver 138 6.4 +3.9
Liberal Stephen Graham 45 2.1 +1.1
Majority 684 32.1 N/C
Turnout 2,127 28.3 -3.8
Labour hold Swing -0.5

Park

Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Josh Williams 1,815 54.5 +2.3
Labour Co-op Amjad Iqbal Tahir Tarar 1,235 37.0 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Chris Dodson 84 2.5 +0.2
Conservative Adam Phelps 82 2.4 -4.9
Majority 580 17.4 +3.1
Turnout 3,329 48.8 +2.6
Green hold Swing +0.75

Peppard

Peppard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clare Grashoff 1,330 48.4 -2.0
Labour Oliver White 599 21.8 -3.8
Green Doug Cresswell 408 14.8 +8.4
Liberal Democrats Simon Smart 376 13.6 -0.2
Majority 731 26.6 +1.9
Turnout 2,746 37.1 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing +1.8

Redlands

Redlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jamie Whitham 1,002 46.3 +17.3
Labour Co-op Mo McSevney 782 36.1 -8.4
Conservative Beth Vincent 230 10.6 -6.1
Liberal Democrats Graham Alexander 131 6.0 -3.7
Majority 220 10.2 -5.3
Turnout 2,163 40.5 +4.8
Green gain from Labour Co-op Swing +12.8

Southcote

Southcote
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jason Brock 1,074 52.2 -5.4
Conservative Dipika Upadhyay 531 25.8 -4.8
Green Amanda Walsh 234 11.3 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Marie French 189 9.2 +3.4
Majority 543 26.4 -0.7
Turnout 2,055 31.3 -2.7
Labour hold Swing -0.6

Thames

Thames
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeanette Skeats 1,244 36.5 -7.9
Conservative Paul Carnell 1,153 33.8 -10.6
Labour Boubacar Dembele 822 24.1 -10.1
Labour Benjamin Perry 796 23.3 -10.9
Liberal Democrats Jo Ramsay 746 22.0 +9.8
Liberal Democrats Guy William Penman 700 20.5 +8.3
Green Sarah McNamara 684 20.1 +11.4
Green Sally Anne Newman 458 13.4 +4.7
Majority 422 12.4 +2.2
Majority 357 8.8 -1.4
Turnout 3,402 46.7 +0.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.3

Tilehurst

Tilehurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ricky Duveen 1,264 47.0 +12.8
Conservative Sandra Vickers 745 27.7 -13.5
Labour Ali Foster 367 13.6 -6.9
UKIP William MacPhee 175 6.5 +6.5
Green Deborah Wilson 122 4.5 +0.9
Majority 519 19.3 +13.0
Turnout 2,684 37.6 +1.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +13.2

Whitley

Whitley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Micky Leng 1,179 59.0 -4.8
Conservative Robert Vickers 379 18.9 -4.9
Green Lucy Mortlock 235 11.7 +7.0
Liberal Democrats John Illenden 174 8.7 +3.0
Majority 800 40.0 N/C
Turnout 1,996 22.6 -2.7
Labour hold Swing +0.1

References

  1. ^ a b c "Local Election Results - 2 May 2019". Reading Borough Council. Archived from the original on 4 May 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.