Local Elections in the Thames Valley

Labour made gains in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire during the 2012 local Government elections.

The party gained an extra 4 seats in Reading to win majority control. Overall they won 8 seats in Oxfordshire, 7 in Berkshire and 3 in Basingstoke

The Prime Minister was embarrassed by losses in his Oxfordshire constituency - with Labour taking the seats of Witney Central, Witney East and Chipping Norton.

The Conservatives are blaming a low turnout and their unpopular austerity measures with election experts predicting Labour could pick up as many as 700 seats once all the results are in.

The conservatives held on to Cherwell, West Oxfordshire, Wokingham and Basingtoke while Labour held Oxford City Council and gained 3 extra seats. 

Check out the results and changes on last year's results below.

Reading Borough Council

New council: Labour 26 (+4), Conservative 12 (-2), Lib Dem 4 (-2), Green 3 (+1), Independent 1 (-1)

Wokingham Borough Council

New council: Conservative 43 (-2), Lib Dem 10 (+1), Independent 1 (+1)

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

New council: Conservative 32 (-2), Labour 14 (+3), Lib Dem 11 (-2), Independent 3 (+1)

Oxford City Council

New council: Labour 29 (+3), Lib Dem 13 (-3), Green 5, Independent 1

West Oxfordshire District Council

New council: Conservative 41 (-3), Labour 4 (+3), Lib Dem 4

Cherwell District Council

New council: Conservative 41 (-2), Labour 6 (+2), Lib Dem 3

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