Buckinghamshire Council is to be elected for the first time in 2021, followed by 2025 and every fourth year thereafter.[1] A total of 147 councillors will be elected, with the 49 wards electing 3 councillors each.[2]


The inaugural election was supposed to be in May 2020, but was postponed until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] 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.[4] They will stay in post until the inaugural election takes place in May 2021.[5]

Political control

Since 2020, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[6]

Party in control Years
Conservative 2020–present

Council elections


  1. ^ "The Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019 PART 4 Article 18". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ "The Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019 SCHEDULE". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Local elections postponed for a year over coronavirus". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Coronavirus cancels local elections until 2021 - This is what is going to happen with the new unitary council". Bucks Free Press. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. ^ "New council outlines political arrangements following postponement of elections". Buckinghamshire Council Shadow Authority. 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". Buckinghamshire Council - Democracy. Retrieved 7 April 2020.