One third of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2021, 54 councillors have been elected from 18 wards.

Political history

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2][3]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1982
No overall control 1982–1986
Conservative 1986–1994
No overall control 1994–2006
Conservative 2006–2008
No overall control 2008–2008
Conservative 2008–2013
No overall control 2013–2015
Conservative 2015–2019
No overall control 2019–2021
Conservative 2021–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2008 have been:[4]

Councillor Party From To
Andrew Finney[5] Conservative May 2008 15 Dec 2011
Clive Sanders[6] Conservative 9 Feb 2012 16 May 2019
Ken Rhatigan[7] Conservative 16 May 2019 3 Feb 2022
Simon Bound Conservative 28 Feb 2022

Council composition

Following the delayed 2020 elections the council composition was as follows: |

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 33
Labour Party 10
Liberal Democrats 5
Basingstoke & Deane Independents and Independent 6

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

1993-1997

Grove By-Election 1 August 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 683 36.0
Liberal Democrats 646 34.0
Labour 409 21.9
Independent 152 8.0
Independent 7 0.4
Majority 37 2.0
Turnout 1,897 43.4
Conservative hold Swing
South Hams By-Election 12 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 892 77.4
Conservative 195 16.9
Liberal Democrats 65 5.6
Majority 697 60.5
Turnout 1,152 21.0
Labour hold Swing
Norden By-Election 12 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 706 65.9
Liberal Democrats 172 16.1
Conservative 168 15.7
Independent 25 2.3
Majority 534 49.8
Turnout 1,071 19.6
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001

Norden By-Election 3 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 653 66.6 +0.7
Conservative 253 25.8 +10.1
Liberal Democrats 75 7.6 -8.5
Majority 400 40.8
Turnout 981 17.9 -1.7
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005

Winklebury By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,503 45.8 +5.0
Conservative 1,243 37.9 +8.4
Liberal Democrats 532 16.0 +2.0
Majority 260 7.9
Turnout 3,278
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009

Buckskin By-Election 21 December 2006[2][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Taylor 332 47.1 +15.2
Labour Gill Gleeson 210 29.8 -19.0
Liberal Democrats Stephen Day 123 17.4 +17.4
Green Matthew Pinto 40 5.7 +5.7
Majority 122 17.3
Turnout 705 22.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Rooksdown By-Election 29 March 2007[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Karen Cherrett 156 52.7 -10.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew Hood 122 41.2 +4.8
Labour Warwick Dady 18 6.1 +6.1
Majority 34 11.5
Turnout 296 33.7
Conservative hold Swing
Whitchurch By-Election 18 October 2007[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eric Dunlop 858 52.8 -5.6
Conservative Bill Judge 709 43.6 +2.0
Labour James Gibb 58 3.6 +3.6
Majority 149 9.2
Turnout 1,125 42.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Baughurst By-Election 24 January 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Bound 428 53.8 +20.3
Conservative Zoe Wheddon 368 46.2 -20.3
Majority 60 7.6
Turnout 796 40.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2009-2013

Chineham By-Election 15 October 2009[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Miller 898 63.0 +19.1
Liberal Democrats Liam Elvish 249 17.5 +7.7
Independent Josephine Walke 163 11.4 -29.5
Labour Simon Broad 98 6.9 +1.4
Independent Tracy Cross 18 1.3 +1.3
Majority 649 45.5
Turnout 1,426 21.1
Conservative hold Swing

2013-present

Basing by-election 6 October 2016[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Gaskell 1,051 67.5 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Richard Lilleker 323 20.7 +8.3
Labour Andrew Toal 184 11.8 -0.1
Majority 728 46.7
Turnout 1,558
Conservative hold Swing -2.3
Tadley South by-election 24 November 2016[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kerri Carruthers 456 49.2 -12.1
Liberal Democrats Josephine Slimin 342 36.9 +13.8
Labour Claire Ballard 88 9.5 -6.1
UKIP Philip Heath 41 4.4 +4.4
Majority 114 12.3
Turnout 927
Conservative hold Swing -13.0
Winklebury by-election 21 February 2017[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angie Freeman 824 61.6 +31.2
Conservative Chris Hendon 472 35.3 -10.5
Liberal Democrats Zoe-Marie Rogers 42 3.1 -2.7
Majority 352 26.3
Turnout 1338
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References

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