Wokingham Borough Council

A third of the seats in Wokingham were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

CON HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 11 Total councillors 42 Change-4

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 4 Total councillors 8 Change+2

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 3 Change+1

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 1 Change+1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Plans for new leisure centre to be approved

Plans for a new leisure centre in Wokingham are expected to be approved tonight.

A six-lane swimming pool, gym, sports hall and two studios would be created in Bulmershe as part of the new multi-million pound building.

Demolition has already started on the existing centre, which closed in April.

The new centre is expected to be ready for use in 2020.

Female council employees' bonuses '60% less than men'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Wokingham Borough Council offices
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Women were paid 60% less than men in bonus pay at Wokingham Borough Council last year, according to the authority's pay data.

Wokingham, which employs 74% women and 26% men, has an overall 14.71% gender pay gap - lower than the national average of 17.4%.

Deputy chief executive Graham Ebers said the bonus gap was largely because 49% of its female workforce were part-time compared with 18% of its male workforce.

He added that he was confident the gender pay gap did not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work.

"Our gender disparity is due to the roles and the salaries these roles attract," he said.

Wokingham Borough Council election results

The political make-up of Wokingham Borough Council is now:

Conservatives 42; Liberal Democrats 8; Labour 3; Independent 1.

The Conservatives lost four councillors in Wokingham, including their Deputy Leader David Lee.

Wokingham: Tories defend 36-seat majority

Peter Henley

Political editor, South of England

It's mathematically impossible for Tories to lose their majority on Wokingham Borough Council.

A small part of the prime minister's Maidenhead seat is in this council area.

New leisure centre plans for Wokingham

Plans for a new £14m leisure centre in Wokingham have been submitted.

The current Bulmershe leisure centre which was built in the 1970's and the condition of the swimming pool roof is causing concern, according to Wokingham Borough Council.

It is due to be demolished over the summer.

The new plan includes a six-lane 25m swimming pool and teaching pool, a bigger gym, a four-court sports hall as well as an additional studio and a café.

A consultation is taking place and the new centre is due to open in 2020.

Bulmershe leisure centre
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