Aylesbury Local Elections review 2021
The Bucks Herald has spoken to the three main parties about their thoughts on the Local Elections.
The big winner on the night was Aylesbury's Conservative Party, who delivered 113 Councillors across Buckinghamshire.
This means they have a huge majority of 76.8 per cent.
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 makes - 2.7 per cent.
In the Aylesbury constituencies, out of the 16 areas: the Conservatives had 35 elected candidates, the Liberal Democrats had 14, whilst Labour and the Green Party only had one each.
Speaking to the Bucks Herald. Cllr Steven Broadbent, Chairman of Aylesbury Conservative Constituency Association said:
“I would like to thank everyone who voted for our candidates across the constituency and throughout Buckinghamshire on Thursday.
"Our candidates worked incredibly hard, especially faced with the Covid restrictions in place, to convey a strong, positive Conservative manifesto to residents in their communities.
"This clearly resonated widely with residents and each of our successful Councillors look forward to working with their 113 Conservative colleagues to deliver for their communities and I know that our unsuccessful candidates will continue to work for their communities too.”
The Liberal Democrats said they were celebrating 'a fantastic' set of results.
They now have 15 seats in Aylesbury.
Anders Christensen, from Aylesbury Liberal Democrats said that the party was presenting themselves as the only alternative to the Conservatives in the area.
He said: "We are grateful to the residents of Aylesbury for their support in the biggest set of local elections for many years.
"These are fantastic election results for the local Lib Dem team and allowed us to win all the available seats in North, NorthWest, West and South West Aylesbury as well as one of the three seats in Aylesbury East for Buckinghamshire Council.
"Lib Dem’s are now elected to 13 of the 18 Buckinghamshire seats in the town and 20 out of 25 Town Council Seats. It is clear that the Lib Dem’s are the only alternative to the Conservatives in the area and the clear opposition to the Conservatives on Buckinghamshire Council.
"It is clear that our hard work and community focus is valued by our residents and this election was an emphatic display of support for the Lib Dem’s in Aylesbury.
"As a team we are passionate about our town and this level of support gives us a clear mandate to push for the transfer of local services, such as community centres and parks, to our local Town Council. Aylesbury is the only town in the County that is prevented by the Conservative run Buckinghamshire Council from running local facilities themselves.
"This is despite a clear track record of the Lib Dem run Town Council being able to deliver these services more efficiently and to a higher standard.
"The residents of Aylesbury where promised that these services would be transferred to the town as part of the change to the new Unitary council and it is time Buckinghamshire Council stops stalling and delivers on the promises made."
The Labour party returned just four seats during this set of elections.
The Bucks Herald is awaiting a response from Labour on the Bucks elections result.
We spoke to the Green Party, who had one councillor elected in Aylesbury.
Gregory Smith, the only Green elected to the Buckinghamshire Council last week, stresses the importance of holding the Council to account over climate change.
He says: "Buckinghamshire Council's Climate Strategy is seriously flawed. It has no vision for a net-zero carbon Buckinghamshire.
"It only addresses activities directly controlled by the Council and even there the target date is far too late.
"I want to work with the Conservatives to strengthen and help Buckinghamshire lead the fight against all the problems associated with climate change."
Here are the results across the Aylesbury Vale Wards:
Tim North: Liberal Democrat: 1,309 votes: 15 per cent
Raj Khan: Liberal Democrat: 1,291 votes: 15 per cent
Susan Morgan: Liberal Democrat: 1,262 votes: 14 per cent
Aylesbury South West
Waheed Raja: Liberal Democrat: 1,142 votes: 16 per cent
Mary Baldwin Liberal Democrat: 1,063 votes: 15 per cent
Niknam Hussain: Liberal Democrat: 1,032 votes: 15 per cent
Aylesbury South East
Sue Chapple: Conservative: 1,511 votes: 18 per cent
Denise Summers: Conservative: 1, 408 votes: 16 per cent
David Thompson: Conservative: 1,389 votes: 16 per cent
Mark Winn: Conservative: 1,547 votes: 17 per cent
Richard Gaster: Conservative: 1,232 votes: 14 per cent
Tom Hunter-Watts: Liberal Democrats: 1,121 votes: 13 per cent
Aylesbury North West
Tuffail Hussain, Liberal Democrat 1,174 votes: 15 per cent
Anders Carl Christensen: Liberal Democrat: 1,156 votes: 15 per cent
Gurinder Wadhwa: Liberal Democrat: 888 votes: 11 per cent
Steven Lambert: Liberal Democrat: 1,395 votes: 19 per cent
Sarah James: Liberal Democrat: 1,353 votes: 19 per cent
Adam Poland: Liberal Democrat: 1,124 votes: 16 per cent
Stone & Waddesdon
Paul Irwin: Conservative: 1,826 votes, 18 per cent
Ashley Waite: Conservative: 1,692 votes, 17 per cent
Mike Caffrey: Conservative: 1,515 votes: 15 per cent
Aston Clinton & Bierton
Mike Collins: Conservative: 1,939 votes: 18 per cent
Bill Chapple: Conservative: 1,860 votes: 17 per cent
Julie Ward: Conservative: 1,686 votes: 16 per cent
Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville
Steve Bowles: Conservative, 1,572 votes: 17 per cent
Peter Strachan: Conservative: 1,426 votes, 16 per cent
Richard Newcombe, Conservative: 1,200 votes, 13 per cent
Robin Stuchbury: Labour: 1,716 votes: 18 per cent
Caroline Cornell: Conservative: 1,545 votes: 16 per cent
Patrick Fealey: Conservative: 1,439 votes: 15 per cent
Warren Whyte: Conservative: 1,385 votes: 18 per cent
Howard Mordue: Conservative: 1,226 votes: 16 per cent
Ade Osibogun: Conservative: 953 votes: 12 per cent
John Chilver: Conservative: 1,645 votes: 18 per cent
David Goss; Conservative: 1,595 votes: 17 per cent
Beville Stainer: Conservative: 1,311 votes: 14 per cent
Phil Gimm: Conservative: 1,889 votes: 17 per cent
Jilly Jordan: Conservative: 1,786 votes: 16 per cent
Iain Macpherson: Conservative: 1,664 votes: 15 per cent
Peter Brazier: Conservative: 1,834 votes: 18 per cent
Chris Poll: Conservative: 1,805 votes: 18 per cent
Derek Town: Conservative: 1,727 votes: 17 per cent
Ashley Bond: Conservative: 1,637 votes: 17 per cent
Diana Blamires: Conservative: 1,436 votes: 15 per cent
Peter Cooper: Liberal Democrat: 1,445 votes: 15 per cent
Gregory Smith: Green Party: 1,880 votes: 15 per cent
Cameron Branston: Conservative: 1,665 votes: 14 per cent
Nic Brown: Conservative: 1,541 votes: 13 per cent