Map showing the results of the 2021 Reading Borough Council election
Map showing the results of the 2021 Reading Borough Council election

The 2021 Reading Council election took place in 2021 to elect members of Reading Borough Council.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.[2] The election was originally due to take place in May 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Council elections for the Reading Borough Council were last held on 2 May 2019 as part of the 2019 United Kingdom local elections. The council will undergo a major boundary revision to apply from the 2022 elections.[4]

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who are aged 18 or over on polling day are entitled to vote in the local elections.

Results summary

2021 Reading Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 10 Decrease 1 58.8 19 29 63.0 18,625 41.1 +1.7
  Conservative 4 Steady 23.5 6 10 21.7 14,281 31.5 +5.7
  Green 2 Increase 1 11.8 3 5 10.9 7,395 16.3 -2.8
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 5.9 1 2 4.3 4,644 10.2 -4.5
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 248 0.5 +0.1
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 81 0.2 New
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 50 0.1 New
  Liberal 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 23 0.1 ±0.0
  SDP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 17 <0.1 New

Ward Results

Abbey

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Page 1,444 51.5 +2.8
Conservative David Cozens 689 24.6 +7.0
Green Howard Darby 432 15.4 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Anne Thompson 238 8.5 -4.8
Majority 755
Turnout 2,832 27.73
Labour hold Swing

Battle

Battle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gul Khan 1,168 52.7 -2.3
Conservative Michael Hey 472 21.3 +4.9
Green Sarah Watchman 308 13.9 -3.2
Liberal Democrats John Grout 170 7.7 -3.6
Independent Yemi Awolola 99 4.5 N/A
Majority 696
Turnout 2,246 27.66
Labour hold Swing

Caversham

Caversham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Davies 1,480 47.6 +3.5
Conservative Ian Binge 906 29.1 +5.5
Green Sally Newman 407 13.1 -3.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher Ward 174 5.6 -9.8
Independent Sara Fulbrook 128 4.1 N/A
SDP Damian Skelton 17 0.5 N/A
Majority 574
Turnout 3,136 42.32
Labour hold Swing

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ashley Pearce 995 46.5 -0.7
Conservative Adam Phelps 820 38.3 +14.6
Green Kathryn McCann 220 10.3 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Mark Cole 106 5.0 -7.7
Majority 175
Turnout 2,152 31.22
Labour hold Swing

Katesgrove

Katesgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rose Williams 938 41.2 -15.2
Green Louise Keane 868 38.1 +21.2
Conservative Abdoulaye Sow 344 15.1 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Margaret McNeill 93 4.1 -6.5
Independent Jean-Louis Pascual 36 1.6 N/A
Majority 70
Turnout 2,305 31.14
Labour hold Swing

Kentwood

Kentwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daya Pal Singh 1,173 43.3 +5.3
Conservative Nick Fudge 1,135 41.9 +0.3
Green Anthea West 204 7.5 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Gary Coster 198 7.3 -2.4
Majority 38
Turnout 2,731 37.10
Labour hold Swing

Mapledurham

Mapledurham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isobel Ballsdon 724 51.5 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Chris Burden 330 23.5 -0.3
Labour Bouba Dembele 208 14.8 +0.2
Green Brent Smith 143 10.2 +2.3
Majority 394
Turnout 1,415 56.15
Conservative hold Swing

Minster

Minster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Terry 1,256 44.8 -0.1
Conservative Alanzo Seville 904 32.2 +0.6
Green Isobel Hoskins 352 12.6 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Ben Sims 292 10.4 -1.8
Majority 352
Turnout 2,833 36.48
Labour hold Swing

Norcot

Norcot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jo Lovelock 1,301 55.8 +1.5
Conservative Zachary Okeyo 683 29.3 +7.2
Green Richard Walkem 191 8.2 -2.6
Liberal Democrats James Moore 114 4.9 -2.7
Liberal Stephen Graham 23 1.0 -1.1
TUSC Neil Adams 21 0.9 N/A
Majority 618
Turnout 2,344 30.15
Labour hold Swing

Park

Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Brenda McGonigle 1,631 50.6 -3.9
Labour Amjad Tarar 1,253 38.8 +1.8
Conservative Abi Jones 263 8.2 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Chris Dodson 79 2.4 -0.1
Majority 378
Turnout 3,245 44.45
Green hold Swing

Peppard

Peppard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Stanford-Beale 1,498 43.7 -4.7
Conservative Clarence Mitchell 1,457 42.5 -5.9
Labour James Denny 1,005 29.3 +7.5
Labour Benjamin Perry 765 22.3 +0.5
Green Doug Cresswell 528 15.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Hilary Smart 378 11.0 -2.6
Liberal Democrats Pieter de Boiserie 359 10.5 -3.1
Green Sarah McNamara 248 7.2 -7.6
Reform UK Vincent Ruane 81 2.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout 3,432 45.68
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Redlands

Redlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green David McElroy 1,009 41.8 -4.5
Labour Andrew Hornsby-Smith 999 41.4 +5.3
Conservative Shekhar Natarajan 319 13.2 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Francis Jakeman 84 3.5 -2.5
Majority 10
Turnout 2,433 36.61
Green gain from Labour Swing

Southcote

Southcote
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debs Edwards 1,303 55.0 +2.8
Conservative Gabriella Kirkby 814 34.4 +8.6
Green Asad Feroz 166 7.0 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Riccardo Mancuso-Marcello 85 3.6 -5.6
Majority 489
Turnout 2,394 35.13
Labour hold Swing

Thames

Thames
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Carnell 1,561 40.9 +7.1
Labour Caroline McArthur 1,221 32.0 +7.9
Liberal Democrats Joanna Ramsay 619 16.2 -5.8
Green Danny McNamara 419 11.0 -9.1
Majority 340
Turnout 3,857 51.59
Conservative hold Swing

Tilehurst

Tilehurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Meri O'Connell 1,218 44.8 -2.2
Conservative Jay Varley 944 34.8 +7.1
Labour Indy Singh 412 15.2 +1.6
Green Gabriel Berry-Khan 113 4.2 -0.3
TUSC Jen Bottom 29 1.1 N/A
Majority 274
Turnout 2,735 37.01
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Whitley

Whitley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alice Mpofu-Coles 1,326 54.8 -4.2
Conservative Elizabeth Sheppard 748 30.9 +12.0
Green Kathy Smith 156 6.4 -5.3
Liberal Democrats Ian Westby 107 4.4 -4.3
Independent Bala Sani 84 3.5 N/A
Majority 578
Turnout 2,439 25.20
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ 2021 Local Borough Elections Archived 7 December 2020 at the Wayback Machine Reading Borough Council
  2. ^ "Local government elections". www.local.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Local elections postponed for a year over coronavirus". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ "New political map for Reading Borough Council". Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.