Wokingham Borough Council
Wokingham Borough Council.svg
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Leadership
Mayor
Caroline Smith, Liberal Democrats
since 19 May 2022
Leader
Clive Jones[1], Liberal Democrats
since 19 May 2022
Chief executive
Susan Parsonage
Structure
Seats54 councillors
Wokingham Borough Council composition
Political groups
Administration (28)
  Liberal Democrats (23)
  Labour (3)
  Independent (2)
Other parties (26)
  Conservative (26)
Length of term
Third of council elected three years out of four
Elections
Plurality-at-large
Last election
5 May 2022 (18 seats)
Next election
4 May 2023 (18 seats)
Meeting place
Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN
Website
www.wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Borough Council is the local authority of the Borough of Wokingham in Berkshire, England. It is a unitary authority, being a district council (but designated a borough council) also exercising the functions of a county council.[2]

Elections

Main article: Wokingham local elections

Elections to the council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 54 seats on the council being elected at each election.

At the 2022 election the Conservative party lost their majority on the council, moving it into no overall control. A joint administration was subsequently formed by the Liberal Democrats, Labour and independent councilors.[3]

Following the 2022 Wokingham Borough Council election, the council is composed of the following councillors:[4]

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 26
Liberal Democrats 23
Labour 3
Independent 2

Premises

The council's main offices are the Civic Offices at Shute End in Wokingham. The building began as a house, built c. 1870 as the rectory for nearby St Paul's Church. It was purchased by Wokingham Rural District Council in 1939 and converted to become their offices. The building has been significantly extended with modern offices behind the original house.

References

  1. ^ "New Wokingham Borough Council leader promises his 'very best' - Wokingham.Today". 19 May 2022.
  2. ^ Berkshire (Structural Change) Order 1996 (SI 1996/1879), art.3
  3. ^ "New Wokingham Borough Council leader promises his 'very best' - Wokingham.Today". 19 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". Wokingham Borough Council. Retrieved 10 March 2018.