Political Composition of the Council

The Royal Borough has 57 Councillors representing the groups detailed in the table below. Borough Council elections are held every four years. Currently 1 vacancy following resignation of Councillor Mellins.

From the 2003 Borough elections, the number of Councillors was reduced from 58 to 57 following a periodic electoral review.

2011

2007

2003

2000

1997

Conservative

45 (51)

37 (36)

17(15)

29

22

Labour

0

0

0(1)

1

0

Liberal Democrat

3 (1)

15 (16)

34

21

29

Independent

2 (1)

1(0)

0

1

1

Independent - Horton and Wraysbury

0

0

1(2)

0

0

Old Windsor Residents' Association

1

1(2)

2

3

3

West Windsor Residents' Association

3

3

3

3

3

UKIP

2

0

0

0

0

The 2003, 2007 and 2011 Borough election figures are in brackets. Since the 2003 elections:-

  • The Conservatives won the Horton & Wraysbury seat (vacated by Independent - Horton & Wraysbury) following a by-election held on 16 June 2005.
  • The Conservatives won the Eton Wick seat (vacated by Labour) following a by election held on 22 September 2005.
  • In July 2010 Councillor Hendry joined the Conservative Group from the Liberal Democrat Group.
  • In December 2010 Councillor Wiles left the Old Windsor Residents' & Ratepayers Association Group to become Independent.
  • The Conservatives retained the Park Ward seat following a by-election held on 6 January 2011.
  • The Liberal Democrats won the Eton and Castle Ward seat (vacated by Conservatives) following a by-election held on 11 August 2011.
  • In March 2012 Councillors Catherine and Tom Bursnall left the Conservative Group to become UKIP members.
  • The Liberal Democrats won the Pinkneys Green Ward seat (vacated by Conservatives) following a by-election held on 25 October 2012.
  • In August 2014 Councillor Lawless resigned from the Conservative Group and became an Independent.
  • In October 2014 Councillor Mellins resigned as a Councillor.

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Modified: 2014-10-29
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:13:41
Author: David Cook
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