Wokingham: Election news mini-feed
May 02, 2008
The new make-up of Wokingham Borough Council is:
Liberal Democrats 10
Don't miss the Evening Post on Tuesday and The Wokingham Times on Wednesday for full analysis of the result and pictures from the count.
12:00pm - Wokingham Borough Council remains Tory with one gain from the Lib Dems.
11:55am - Bulmershe remains in Lib Dem control as Jennifer Lissaman wins with 1168 votes, ahead of Tory Councillor Mohammed Younis who gained 944 votes.
11:54am - Emmbrook and Finchampstead North are held as Tory wards with Finchampstead North seeing only an 18.65 per cent turnout.
11:53am - Mayor Annette Drake has held onto her seat in Hurst after winning 699 votes. Hurst saw a turnout of 50.27 per cent.
11:52am - Norreys, Shinfield South and Wescott also saw no change as the Tories maintained their power in all three wards.
11:51am - Tory maintain hold of Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe with the help of new councillor Claire Stretton who has replaced former leader of the council Frank Browne.
11:50am - Winnersh is held as a Tory ward with Councillor Liz Siggery winning with 1162 votes, ahead of Lib Dem Councillor John Peffers who won 997 votes. The turnout was 37.78 per cent.
11:45am - Loddon remains a Lib Dem hold with Councillor Philip Challis gaining 1234 votes in an election turnout of 40.86 per cent.
11:40am - Finchampstead South is held by Tory Geoffrey Bulpitt while the Lib Dems hold Twyford with Councillor Stephen Conway.
11:30am - Charvil is also held by the Tories under new councillor Emma Hobbs. Turnout in Charvil was 51.17 per cent.
11:15am - Tories gain Hillside from Lib Dems with a 48.3 per cent turnout. Tories keep hold of Evendons and Wokingham Without. Evendons saw a turnout of 41.53 per cent, while Wokingham Without sees 43.74 per cent.
10:50am - Hawkedon Ward Tory hold with Matthew Deegan taking 1275 votes. Total votes 1905, turnout 27.5 per cent.
10:15am - Postal vote figures are announced, a total of 13,379 postal votes were issued. 9,950 were returned, making a return rate of 74.3 per cent. Of those 9,950 - 9,722 were valid which is 72.6 per cent.