An election to Reading Borough Council is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022. Following boundary changes all the seats on the council will be up for election.[1]

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[2]
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 29 Labour 29
Conservative 10 Conservative 9
Green 5 Green 5
Liberal Democrats 2 Liberal Democrats 2
Independent 0 Independent 1

Changes:

Results

2022 Reading Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 6 Decrease 4 12.5 6 12.5 29,153 26.3
  Green 7 Increase 2 14.6 7 14.6 18,663 16.8
  Labour 32 Increase 3 66.7 32 66.7 52,405 47.3
  Liberal Democrats 3 Increase 1 6.25 3 6.25 10,178 9.2
  TUSC 0 0 199 0.2
  Independent 0 0 180 0.2

Ward results

The Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated was published on 6 April 2022.[5] The results were published on 6 May.[6][7]

Abbey

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Karen Rowland 936 61.0
Labour Tony Page 876 57.1
Labour Mohammed Ayub 861 56.1
Green Howard Darby 450 29.3
Conservative Jim Brennan 314 20.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher Ward 291 19.0
Conservative Stephen Goss 288 18.8
Conservative Simon Bazley 269 17.5
Turnout 24.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Battle

Battle
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sarah Hacker 1,410 70.5
Labour Wendy Griffith 1,330 66.5
Labour Gul Khan 1,180 59.0
Green Callum Harling 422 21.1
Conservative Michael Hey 308 15.4
Conservative Lizzy Sheppard 288 14.4
Conservative John Murray 287 14.3
Liberal Democrats John Grout 267 13.3
Turnout 27.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Caversham

Caversham
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jacopo Lanzoni 1,915 58.5
Labour Matt Yeo 1,793 54.8
Labour Jan Gavin 1,622 49.5
Conservative Andrew Ballsdon 895 27.3
Green Sally Newman 873 26.7
Conservative Ian Binge 771 23.5
Conservative Saadia Saadat 704 21.5
Liberal Democrats Juliet England 545 16.6
Turnout 43.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Caversham Heights

Caversham Heights
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Isobel Ballsdon 1,629 43.3
Labour Sue Kitchingham 1,343 35.9
Conservative Paul Carnell 1,340 35.6
Conservative Dave Luckett 1,283 34.1
Labour Matt Buckley 1,141 30.3
Labour Vikram Duhan 974 25.9
Liberal Democrats Joanna Ramsay 937 24.9
Green Danny McNamara 901 24.0
Liberal Democrats Christopher Burden 741 19.7
Liberal Democrats Thomas Weir 421 11.2
Turnout 50.0
Conservative hold
Labour gain from Conservative
Conservative hold

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ruth McEwan 1,337 59.8
Labour Andrew Hornsby-Smith 1,277 57.1
Labour Paul Woodward 1,156 51.7
Conservative James Mugo 842 37.7
Conservative Adam Phelps 755 33.8
Conservative Alanzo Seville 663 29.7
Green Mike Harling 381 17.0
Liberal Democrats Peter Boardley 296 13.2
Turnout 29.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Coley

Coley
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ellie Emberson 1,529 69.1
Labour Liz Terry 1,368 61.8
Labour Paul Gittings 1,335 60.3
Green Isobel Hoskins 529 23.9
Conservative David McMahon 509 23.0
Conservative Grace Taylor 508 23.0
Conservative Mas Shepherd 457 20.7
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Sims 403 18.2
Turnout 34.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Emmer Green

Emmer Green
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Clarence Mitchell 1,380 43.3
Conservative Simon Robinson 1,372 43.0
Conservative Harry Kretchmer 1,299 40.7
Labour Robert Dimmick 1,235 38.7
Labour Rachel Jones 1,123 35.2
Green Mazin Abdalla 888 27.8
Labour Len Middleton 858 26.9
Liberal Democrats Pieter De Boiserie 698 21.9
Turnout 42.0
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Katesgrove

Katesgrove
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Louise Keane 1,177 49.7
Labour Liam Challenger 1,025 43.3
Green Doug Cresswell 1,002 42.4
Green Kate Nikulina 952 40.2
Labour Mamuna Naz 801 33.9
Labour George Mathew 789 33.3
Conservative Edward Belderbos 260 11.0
Conservative Daniel Hughes 243 10.3
Conservative Mike Milner 238 10.1
Liberal Democrats Margaret McNeill 182 7.7
Turnout 31.0
Green gain from Labour
Labour hold
Green gain from Labour

Kentwood

Kentwood
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Glenn Dennis 1,322 47.1
Labour Mark Keeping 1,236 44.0
Conservative Raj Singh 1,120 39.9
Conservative Jenny Rynn 1,105 39.4
Labour David Stevens 1,091 38.9
Conservative Nick Fudge 1,017 36.2
Green Caroline Hearst 357 12.7
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Barker 316 11.3
Green Brent Smith 268 9.5
Turnout
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative
Conservative hold

Norcot

Norcot
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jo Lovelock 1,390 61.4
Labour Graeme Hoskin 1,319 58.3
Labour Colette Dennis 1,286 56.8
Conservative Luke Ellis 473 20.9
Conservative Suzanne Rowe 439 19.4
Conservative Zach Okeyo 422 18.7
Green Richard Walkem 419 18.5
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Gibert 271 12.0
Independent Alan Gulliver 180 8.0
TUSC Jen Bottom 114 5.0
Turnout
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Park

Park
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Rob White 1,736 56.3
Green Brenda McGonigle 1,607 52.1
Green Josh Williams 1,504 48.8
Labour Sheldon Allen 1,083 35.1
Labour Andy Gilpin 982 31.9
Labour Oliver Williamson 950 30.8
Conservative Niki Haywood 224 7.3
Conservative Nathan O'Brien 200 6.5
Conservative Sagar Patel 195 6.3
Liberal Democrats Chris Dodson 120 3.9
Turnout
Green hold
Green hold
Green hold

Redlands

Redlands
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Kathryn McCann 1,308 45.3
Green David McElroy 1,246 43.2
Labour Co-op Will Cross 1,193 41.3
Green Jamie Whitham 1,156 40.0
Labour Co-op Marg Cobb 1,148 39.8
Labour Co-op Amjad Tarar 1,057 36.6
Conservative Allison Carnell 282 9.8
Conservative Simon Holden 243 8.4
Conservative Shivraj Hawaldar 242 8.4
Liberal Democrats Francis Jakeman 180 6.2
Turnout
Green hold
Green hold
Labour Co-op hold

Southcote

Southcote
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Debs Edwards 1,569 63.2
Labour Jason Brock 1,424 57.4
Labour John Ennis 1,356 54.6
Conservative Gabriella Kirkby 651 26.2
Conservative Robert Vickers 609 24.5
Conservative Ben Blackmore 578 23.3
Green Sarah Watchman 408 16.4
Liberal Democrats Riccardo Mancuso-Marcello 283 11.4
TUSC Neil Adams 85 3.4
Turnout 32.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Thames

Thames
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Adele Barnett-Ward 1,272 65.2
Labour Richard Davies 1,143 58.6
Labour Nusrat Sultan 1,027 52.6
Green Anthea West 507 26.0
Conservative David Cozens 466 23.9
Conservative Daisy Parsons 438 22.5
Conservative Abdoulaye Sow 354 18.1
Liberal Democrats Vania Costa-Krol 294 15.1
Turnout 35.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Tilehurst

Tilehurst
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Meri O'Connell 1,427 56.4
Liberal Democrats James Moore 1,160 45.9
Liberal Democrats Anne Thompson 1,129 44.6
Conservative Sandra Vickers 634 25.1
Conservative Casey Byrne 633 25.0
Conservative Russell Frain 466 23.2
Labour Benjamin Perry-Stone 410 16.2
Labour Malcolm Powers 406 16.2
Labour Sikandar Hayat 400 15.8
Green Gabriel Berry-Khan 272 10.8
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

Whitley

Whitley
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Rachel Eden 1,285 66.6
Labour Micky Leng 1,153 59.8
Labour Alice Mpofu-Coles 1,087 56.3
Conservative Nick Brown 484 25.1
Conservative Femi Afolabi 450 23.3
Conservative Vani Goel 406 21.0
Green Kathleen Smith 300 15.6
Liberal Democrats Ian Westby 217 11.2
Turnout 26.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". reading.gov. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. ^ Morl, Lily (29 January 2022). "Former Reading Mayor quits Labour Party". BerkshireLive. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  4. ^ Roberts, Hannah (10 January 2022). "Reading councillor defects for first time in council's history". BerkshireLive. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated 2022". Reading Borough Council. 6 April 2022. Archived from the original on 15 April 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Reading council election results in full". Berkshire Live. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Local election results – 5 May 2022". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 7 May 2022.