Bracknell Forest Borough Council is the local authority for Bracknell Forest, a unitary authority in Berkshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.[1]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
Labour 1995–1997
Conservative 1997–1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Conservative 1998–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1984 have been:[4]

Councillor Party From To
Alan Ward[5] Conservative 1984 30 Apr 1992
Bob Angell[6] Conservative 30 Apr 1992 7 May 1995
Austin McCormack Labour May 1995 13 May 1997
Paul Bettison Conservative 13 May 1997

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

Unitary authority elections

By-election results

1997–2000

Great Hollands South By-Election 12 November 1998[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Piasecki 638 62.2 +18.9
Conservative Diana Henfrey 329 32.1 -8.3
Liberal Democrats David Maxwell 58 5.7 -10.6
Majority 309 30.1
Turnout 1,025 29.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Harmans Water By-Election 25 February 1999[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Bailey 876 50.2 +10.7
Conservative Christopher Turrell 765 43.9 +8.9
Liberal Democrats Alan Cocks 103 5.9 -10.6
Majority 111 6.3
Turnout 1,744 28.0
Labour hold Swing

2000–2003

Priestwood By-Election 8 November 2001[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Fawcett 382 49.0 -10.8
Conservative Tony Packham 312 40.1 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Sarah Edwards 85 10.9 +10.9
Majority 70 8.9
Turnout 779 29.0
Labour hold Swing
Hanworth By-Election 14 November 2002[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Bailey 576 40.4 -2.9
Labour Janet Keene 521 36.6 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Lorraine De Laune 137 9.6 -1.6
Green David Young 120 8.4 +0.4
UKIP Lawrence Boxall 71 5.0 +5.0
Majority 55 3.8
Turnout 1,425 22.0
Conservative hold Swing

2003–2007

Binfield with Warfield By-Election 23 March 2006[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Wilson 921 55.5 +16.4
Liberal Democrats Michael Hawkins 444 26.8 +4.0
Labour David Fawcett 174 10.5 +10.5
UKIP Jeffrey Newbold 119 7.2 +7.2
Majority 477 28.7
Turnout 1,658 28.4
Conservative hold Swing

2007–2011

Hanworth By-Election 15 October 2009[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Phillips 640 42.4 -14.2
Labour Janet Keene 377 25.0 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Larraine De Laune 206 13.7 +13.7
UKIP Jeff Newbold 139 9.2 +9.2
Green Steven Gabb 77 5.1 -11.3
BNP David Penson 70 4.6 +4.6
Majority 263 17.4
Turnout 1,509 23.4
Conservative hold Swing
Owlsmoor By-Election 25 February 2010[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Bowers 508 54.2 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Mark Thompson 238 25.4 +25.4
Labour Guy Gillbe 126 13.4 +13.4
Green Peter Forbes 66 7.0 +7.0
Majority 270 28.8
Turnout 938 24.0
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015

Winkfield & Cranbourne By-Election 28 November 2013[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susie Phillips 582 52.5 -18.9
UKIP Ken La Garde 318 28.7 +28.7
Labour Janet Hazel Keene 139 12.5 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Peter Birchall 69 6.2 +6.2
Majority 264 23.8
Turnout 1108 27 -20
Conservative hold Swing

2015-2019

Central Sandhurst By-Election 20 October 2016[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gaby Kennedy 476 69.3 +6.3
Labour Anne Brunton 211 30.7 +10.5
Majority 265 38.6
Turnout 687 17 -52
Conservative hold Swing

2019-2023

Old Bracknell By-Election 9 December 2021[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Bidwell 434 61.1 +23.2
Conservative Iain McCracken 276 38.9 -9.3
Majority 158 22.2
Turnout 710 17 -12
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 16.3

References

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  2. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Bracknell Forest". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Council minutes". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  5. ^ "A new man in the hot seat". Bracknell Times. 7 May 1992. p. 3. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Angell falls in a night of shocks". Wokingham Times. 11 May 1995. p. 7. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  7. ^ The District of Bracknell (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Local elections". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Bracknell Forest (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Results – Great Hollands South". Bracknell Forest Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  12. ^ "Election Results – Harmans Water". Bracknell Forest Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  13. ^ "Tories inch ahead". guardian.co.uk. 9 November 2001. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  14. ^ "Election Results – Hanworth". Bracknell Forest Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  15. ^ "Election Results – Binfield with Warfield". Bracknell Forest Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  16. ^ "BNP suffers defeat in Bradford byelection". guardian.co.uk. 24 March 2006. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  17. ^ "Hanworth by-election result". Bracknell Forest Standard. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  18. ^ "Bracknell Conservatives win Owlsmoor by-election". getbracknell. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  19. ^ "Election results for Winkfield & Cranbourne". Bracknell Forest Borough Council. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Election results for Central Sandhurst". Bracknell Forest Borough Council. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  21. ^ "Election results for Old Bracknell". Bracknell Forest Borough Council. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 10 December 2021.