Map showing the composition of Aylesbury Vale District Council as of the last election in 2015. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, UK Independence Party in purple, Labour in red and Independents in grey.
Map showing the composition of Aylesbury Vale District Council as of the last election in 2015. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, UK Independence Party in purple, Labour in red and Independents in grey.

Aylesbury Vale District Council was the council for the non-metropolitan district of Aylesbury Vale in Buckinghamshire, England, which existed as a local government area from 1974 to 2020. The council was elected every four years from 1973 until 2020.[1] At the time of its abolition, the council had 59 councillors, elected from 33 wards.[2]

Political control

From the first election to the council in 1973 until its merger into Buckinghamshire Council in 2020, political control of the council was held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1976
No overall control 1976–1979
Conservative 1979–1991
No overall control 1991–1995
Liberal Democrats 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–2003
Conservative 2003–2020

Leadership

Following the Local Government Act 2000, political leadership was provided by the leader of the council. The leaders of Aylesbury Vale District Council from 2001 until its abolition in 2020 were:

Councillor Party From To
John Cartwright[4] Conservative 9 May 2001 11 Sep 2013
Neil Blake[5][6] Conservative 11 Sep 2013 28 Jun 2018
Angela Macpherson[7] Conservative 18 Jul 2018 31 Mar 2020

Council elections

Summary of the council composition after each council election, click on the year for full details of each election.

Year Con LD UKIP Lab Ind Lib Ind Con Residents Grn Notes
1973[8] 11 0 0 12 31 0 0 0 0
1976[8] 29 2 0 9 16 0 1 1 0 New ward boundaries[9]
1979[8] 33 1 0 8 14 0 1 1 0
1983[8] 34 5 0 4 14 0 1 0 0
1987[8] 34 14 0 2 8 0 0 0 0
1991[8] 28 21 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[10][11]
1995[12] 12 33 0 5 8 0 0 0 0
1999[13] 24 26 0 1 7 0 0 0 0
2003[14] 30 25 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 New ward boundaries increased the number of seats by 1[14][15]
2007[16] 37 21 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Some new ward boundaries[17][18]
2011[19] 37 16 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
2015[20] 43 9 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 New ward boundaries[21]
Current 38 12 0 2 1 0 2 3 1 Current composition after by-elections and defections/resignations[22]

District result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[23] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Newton Longville 12 June 1997 Liberal Democrats Independent
Stone 11 September 1997 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Bedgrove 27 November 1997 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Meadowcroft 27 November 1997 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Haddenham 2 April 1998 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Gatehouse 25 June 1998 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Mandeville 16 July 1998 Labour Liberal Democrats
Oakley 1 October 1998 Conservative Conservative
Luffield Abbey 26 November 1998 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Wing 4 May 2000 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Mandeville 26 October 2000 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Bedgrove 13 December 2001 Liberal Democrats Conservative
Meadowcroft 27 June 2002 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Quarrendon 6 November 2003 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Winslow 25 March 2004 Conservative Conservative
Buckingham South 18 November 2004 Conservative Conservative
Stewkley 2 February 2006 Conservative Conservative
Gatehouse 27 July 2006 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Aylesbury Central 11 February 2010 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Luffield Abbey 11 February 2010 Conservative Conservative
Oakfield by-election 3 October 2013 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Gatehouse by-election 11 December 2014 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Southcourt by-election 11 December 2014 Labour Liberal Democrats
Grendon Underwood and Brill by-election 23 December 2015 Conservative Conservative
Elmhurst by-election 6 April 2017 UKIP Liberal Democrats
Wendover and Halton by-election[24] 4 May 2017 Conservative Conservative
Riverside by-election[25] 17 August 2017 Conservative Conservative
Southcourt by-election[25] 17 August 2017 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Central and Walton by-election[26] 22 March 2018 Conservative Liberal Democrats
Quainton by-election[27] 3 May 2018 Conservative Liberal Democrats
Haddenham and Stone by-election[28] 7 March 2019 Conservative Green

1995-1999

Newton Longville By-Election 12 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 388 54.2 +54.2
Liberal Democrats 236 33.0 -23.5
Labour 92 12.8 +12.8
Majority 152 21.2
Turnout 716 47.0
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Stone By-Election 11 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 492 55.8 +33.1
Liberal Democrats 273 30.1 -4.5
Labour 117 13.3 +4.1
Majority 219 25.7
Turnout 882 29.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Luffield Abbey By-Election 27 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 830 46.2 +13.2
Liberal Democrats 638 35.5 -10.5
Labour 160 8.9 -12.1
Majority 192 10.7
Turnout 1,628 31.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Meadowcroft By-Election 27 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 263 43.1 -11.3
Labour 193 31.6 +0.1
Conservative 154 25.2 +11.1
Majority 70 11.5
Turnout 610 12.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Haddenham By-Election 2 April 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 949 55.8 +2.7
Conservative 483 28.4 -2.8
Labour 161 9.5 -5.6
Independent 109 6.4 +6.4
Majority 466 27.4
Turnout 1,702 42.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gatehouse By-Election 25 June 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 305 47.9 -1.1
Conservative 248 38.9 +22.7
Labour 83 13.0 -17.7
Majority 57 9.0
Turnout 636 24.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Mandeville By-Election 16 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 498 48.3 +6.5
Conservative 313 30.3 +17.4
Labour 221 21.4 -12.9
Majority 185 18.0
Turnout 1,032 17.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Oakley By-Election 1 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 412 52.9 +3.0
Liberal Democrats 212 27.2 +7.8
Labour 155 19.9 -10.8
Majority 200 25.7
Turnout 779 37.0
Conservative hold Swing
Luffield Abbey By-Election 26 November 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 211 44.3 -2.4
Liberal Democrats 208 43.7 -9.6
Labour 57 12.0 +12.0
Majority 150 0.6
Turnout 476 33.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

1999-2003

Wing By-Election 3 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 480 50.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrats 471 49.5 -5.1
Majority 9 1.0
Turnout 951 44.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Mandeville By-Election 26 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 579 80.1 +27.4
Conservative 144 19.9 +0.5
Majority 435 60.2
Turnout 723 12.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bedgrove By-Election 13 December 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 760 49.2 +7.8
Liberal Democrats 703 45.5 -13.1
Labour 82 5.3 +5.3
Majority 57 3.7
Turnout 1,545 30.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Meadowcroft By-Election 27 June 2002[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 521 47.2 +2.8
Conservative 283 25.6 +10.8
Independent 172 15.5 +0.6
Labour 128 11.6 -14.3
Majority 238 21.6
Turnout 1,104 21.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2003-2007

Quarrendon By-Election 6 November 2003[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Maria Butler 382 47.5 -10.7
Conservative Wajid Kiani 248 30.8 +16.4
Aylesbury Resident's Action Party David Davies 129 16.0 -11.4
Labour Neal Bonham 46 5.7 +5.7
Majority 134 16.7
Turnout 805 21.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Winslow By-Election 25 March 2004[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 885 54.2 +12.9
Liberal Democrats Hannah Saul 577 35.4 +11.6
Independent 170 10.4 -24.5
Majority 308 18.8
Turnout 1,632 37.5
Conservative hold Swing
Buckingham South By-Election 18 November 2004[32][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Huw Lewis 328 38.8 -7.8
Labour Robin Stuchbury 285 33.7 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Charles Burke 198 23.4 +0.9
Independent Philipp Von Both 35 4.1 +4.1
Majority 43 5.1
Turnout 846 21.7
Conservative hold Swing
Stewkley By-Election 2 February 2006[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Blake 557 63.4 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Llewellyn Monger 322 36.6 +36.6
Majority 235 26.8
Turnout 879 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Gatehouse By-Election 27 July 2006[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tuffail Hussain 559 56.3 +3.5
Conservative Jane Sale 343 34.6 +14.5
Residents Suzanna Copcutt 90 9.1 -0.2
Majority 216 21.7
Turnout 992 24.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2007-2011

Aylesbury Central By-Election 11 February 2010[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Webster 354 50.6 -1.9
Conservative Mark Winn 213 30.5 -5.9
Labour Michael Beall 67 9.6 +9.6
UKIP Brian Adams 65 9.3 -1.9
Majority 141 20.1
Turnout 699 26.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Luffield Abbey By-Election 11 February 2010[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pearl Lewis 343 49.7 -30.7
UKIP John Russell 151 21.9 +21.9
Liberal Democrats Ian Metherell 133 19.3 +19.3
Independent Mark Benson 63 9.1 +9.1
Majority 192 27.8
Turnout 690 33.4
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

2015-present

Elmhurst by-election 6 April 2017[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Susan Morgan 785 63.5 +37.9
Labour Gary Andrew Paxton 151 12.2 -10.0
Conservative Ammer Raheel 147 11.9 -9.3
UKIP Philip Peter Gomm 111 9.0 -14.4
Green Nigel Antony Foster 43 3.5 -4.2
Majority 634 51.3
Turnout 1,244 27
Liberal Democrats gain from UKIP Swing

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