Buckinghamshire County Council in England was elected every four years from 1973 until 2020.[1]

Political control

From 1973 until its merger into Buckinghamshire Council in 2020, political control of the council was consistently held by the Conservative party:[2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–2020

In the 1993 elections, it was the only county council to have elected a majority of Conservative councillors, while the party lost majorities on strongholds such as Essex, Kent and Lincolnshire.

Leadership

The leaders of the council from 2001 until its abolition in 2020 were:[3]

Councillor Party From To
David Shakespeare Conservative 28 Jun 2001 26 May 2011
Martin Tett Conservative 26 May 2011 31 Mar 2020

Martin Tett subsequently became first leader of the replacement Buckinghamshire Council in 2020.

Council elections

County result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Long Crendon & Brill by-election 1 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Graves 1,232 57.4 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Eileen Young 505 23.5 +23.5
Labour Ian Chapman 410 19.1 -10.2
Majority 727 33.9
Turnout 2,147 33.4
Conservative hold Swing
Wendover By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marion Clayton 1,211 55.8 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Robert Hammond 958 44.2 +10.3
Majority 253 11.6
Turnout 2,169 39.0
Conservative hold Swing
Marsh and Micklefield By-Election 15 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caroline Martnes 579 61.3 +15.9
Conservative Frank Downes 266 28.2 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Matthew Brown 99 10.5 -14.7
Majority 313 33.1
Turnout 944 17.6
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005

Gerrards Cross By-Election 19 August 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hardy 933 77.1 +13.9
Liberal Democrats Peter Chapman 277 22.9 -2.7
Majority 656 54.2
Turnout 1,210 22.2
Conservative hold Swing
Buckingham South By-Election 18 November 2004[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hedley Cadd 1,098 51.1 +7.6
Labour Robin Stuchbury 559 26.0 -2.6
Liberal Democrats Ian Metherell 491 22.8 -5.1
Majority 539 25.1
Turnout 2,148 19.4
Conservative hold Swing

2005-2009

Rymead, Tylers Green & Loudwater By-Election 20 April 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Cartwright 1,277 61.0 +13.6
Liberal Democrats Trevor Snaith 596 28.5 -2.1
Labour Clare Martens 221 10.5 -11.5
Majority 681 32.5
Turnout 2,094 20.5
Conservative hold Swing
Stoke Poges and Farnham Common By-Election 29 March 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Egleton 875 57.3 -4.8
Independent William Foulds 283 18.5 +18.5
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Greenhow 280 18.3 -1.8
Labour Lindsey Gillan 89 5.8 -11.9
Majority 592 38.8
Turnout 1,527 23.8
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013

Amersham By-Election 17 September 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven Adams 1,840 46.6 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Davida Allen 1,768 44.8 +0.0
UKIP Christopher Cooke 140 3.5 +3.5
Labour Lynda Greenhill 106 2.7 -2.2
Green Phil Folly 95 2.4 +2.4
Majority 72 1.8
Turnout 3,949 30.6
Conservative hold Swing

2017-2020

Beaconsfield By-Election 2 November 2017[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anita Cranmer 1,298 81.3 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Mark Skoyles 299 18.7 +2.4
Majority 999 62.6
Turnout 1,597
Conservative hold Swing
Aylesbury North-West By-Election 29 November 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anders Christensen 654 39.3 +9.5
Conservative Ashley Waite 507 30.5 +6.0
Labour Liz Hind 426 25.6 +2.9
Green Mark Wheeler 77 4.6 +1.3
Majority 147 8.8
Turnout 1,664
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Totteridge and Bowerdean By-Election 9 February 2019[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Israr Rashid 978 40.8 +15.5
East Wycombe Independents Matt Knight 668 27.8 -12.1
Liberal Democrats Ben Holkham 508 21.2 +6.4
Conservative Richard Peters 245 10.2 -9.8
Majority 310 12.9
Turnout 2,399
Labour gain from East Wycombe Independents Swing

References

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  2. ^ "Buckinghamshire". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Council minutes". Buckinghamshire Council. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Local election results: Buckinghamshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). South Bucks District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Tories take seats". Buckingham & Winslow Advertiser. 25 November 2004.
  7. ^ "Election results for Ryemead, Tylers Green & Loudwater". Buckinghamshire County Council. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Election results for Stoke Poges & Farnham Common". Buckinghamshire County Council. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Election results for Amersham". Buckinghamshire County Council. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
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  11. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Aylesbury North-West Division". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2024.
  12. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Totteridge and Bowerdean Division". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2024.