Buckinghamshire Council is to be elected for the first time in 2021, followed by 2025 and every fourth year thereafter. A total of 147 councillors will be elected, with the 49 wards electing 3 councillors each.
The inaugural election was supposed to be in May 2020, but was postponed until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, it was announced on 18 March 2020 that all of the current shadow authority members would become councillors and the shadow executive members would form the cabinet. They will stay in post until the inaugural election takes place in May 2021.
Since 2020, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
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