Milton Keynes Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    6
    23
    +2
    Elected in 2019
    Total
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    8
    19
    -5
    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    5
    15
    +3

Most Recent

Central Labour Party 'didn't help us very much at all' in MK

Despite gaining three seats and becoming the largest party on Milton Keynes Council, the Labour group's leader Peter Marland has been very critical of senior members of his party at the national level.

He said: "As a Labour Party member it's difficult to understand why some MPs, like Tom Watson, would want to openly discuss our Brexit policy two days before an election and storm out of a meeting.

"I don't think he's helped the party and think it was demoralising for our activists.

"When when you lose some places by 30 votes and the greens have 300, it didn't help us very much as all."

Peter Marland
BBC

Labour failed to gain Bletchley Park from the Conservatives by 26 votes, while the Greens had 289 votes in that ward.

Conservatives 'very disappointed' to lose deputy leader on MK council

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

Alex Walker, leader of the Conservatives on Milton Keynes Council, said he was "very disappointed to lose a very capable councillor", after deputy leader Catriona Morris lost her seat to Lib Dem Kerrie Bradbury.

Mr Walker himself only retained his seat by 110 votes.

However, the sense I got was they were fairly pleased to keep 19 seats.

Only a third of the seats were up for election, with Labour becoming the biggest party with 23 seats, but the council remaining in a situation where no single party has overall control.

milton keynes council
BBC

Milton Keynes also reflected the national picture with the Lib Dems also making gains, winning three seats from the Conservatives, leaving with 15 seats overall.

Tory deputy leader on MK loses seat

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

The Conservative deputy leader on Milton Keynes Council, Catriona Morris, has lost her Broughton ward seat to Liberal Democrat Kerrie Bradbury.

We are still waiting for the full set of results at the unitary local authority.

Group leaders face election test in Milton Keynes

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

A third of Milton Keynes Council's councillors have been up for election, so that's 19 members fighting for seats.

Milton Keynes Council
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The Conservatives are defending 12 of those 19 seats, with Labour needing to grab eight to take full control of the council. At the moment they're the minority administration, with Lib Dem support.

Labour leader Pete Marland is fighting for his seat, but he's in good company as Tory leader Alex Walker and his deputy Catriona Morris are in the same position.