Final results for the Buckinghamshire Council 2021 local elections

Conservatives take 113 of the 147 seats in first ever Bucks Council unitary authority elections

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:02 am
County Hall, Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire's new unitary authority, Buckinghamshire Council, held its first ever elections last Thursday, which resulted in the Conservatives taking 113 of the 147 seats.

Across the whole of the Advertiser area, voters elected just one non-Tory councillor.

Buckinghamshire Council was formed in April 2020, replacing the former Buckinghamshire County Council as well as the four former district councils of Aylesbury Vale (AVDC), Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe.

Buckingham East councillor Robin Stuchbury was the only non-Tory councillor to be elected in the Advertiser area

The unitary authority is now responsible for all the local council services, such as schools, road maintenance, bin collections, public housing and social care.

The polls saw each ward of the unitary council elect three councillors.

Following polling day on Thursday, May 6, all votes/ballot papers were verified at the four count venues in Bucks. These are The Gateway in Aylesbury, Denham Grove, Capswood (also in Denham), and Wycombe Leisure Centre.

And on Saturday, Buckinghamshire Council votes were the first to be counted (voting also took place on Thursday, May 6, for some parish councils and the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner).

Once the results came in, they were sent to the central count at Cherwell District Council which announced the final result - showing the Conservatives have 113 out of the 147 seats.

This gives the Conservatives a majority of 76.8 per cent on Bucks Council, meaning their lead over other parties has slimmed down slightly.

The Liberal Democrats now have 15 seats out of 147, increasing their share of the seats to 10.2 per cent.

All of the Independent candidates grouped together make up 14 seats out of 147 - a 9.5 per cent share.

And Labour has just four seats out of 147 - making up 2.7 per cent.

The Green Party's one seat out of 147 makes up 0.6 per cent.

Of the four wards in the Advertiser area, three saw a clean sweep for the Tories.

In Buckingham East, serving Conservative councillors Warren Whyte and Howard Mordue were elected, alongside new councillor Ade Osibogun.

In Winslow, Conservatives John Chilver, David Goss and Beville Stanier were voted in.

Grendon Underwood voters elected Conservatives Angela Macpherson, Frank Mahon and Michael Rand.

In Buckingham West, serving Labour councillor Robin Stuchbury was voted in, alongside Conservatives Caroline Cornell and Patrick Fealey.