The Super Thursday Vote 2021: Local Elections in Milton Keynes

The Conservatives have become the largest party on Milton Keynes Council after Thursday's local elections.

They won 11 of the 21 seats on offer, taking wards from both Labour - the previous largest party - and the Liberal Democrats.

The Conservatives now have 24 councillors, falling short of the 29 needed to take overall control of the authority.

The Conservatives took six seats in Thursday's elections to become the largest party on the council

The interactive map shows the party winner in each Milton Keynes Council ward in the local elections in 2021 and at the last election in 2019

Elections in Milton Keynes on Thursday 6 May

  • 21 seats of the 57 seats on Milton Keynes Council - remains under no overall control

  • Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner - currently Conservative Anthony Stansfeld

The local elections in Milton Keynes on Thursday 6 May involved one third of the local council and the Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner.

Local elections which usually take place every year in May have stacked up because they have been postponed during the pandemic.

Although Milton Keynes is part of the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, all its local services are provided by a single council known as a unitary authority.

Political composition of councillors on Milton Keynes Council - use the dropdown menu to select previous elections

Milton Keynes is made up of 19 electoral wards each with three councillors making a total of 57.

A third of the councillors - one from each ward - face election every year in three of the four years of the election cycle.

The election which should have taken place in 2020 was postponed to May 2021 by the pandemic.

Polling stations were open on Thursday with social distancing measures including the wearing of a face covering and voters asked to use their own pen or pencil.

Coronavirus safety measures are also affecting the counting of the votes, which usually takes place immediately after polling stations have closed and into the early hours of the following day.

This year the counts will take place over several days across the Anglia region and all the results won’t be known until the following Monday.

Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner

The Milton Keynes area is covered by the Thames Valley police force.

Matthew Barber is elected Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner after serving as deputy since 2016

Matthew Barber has been elected as the new Police & Crime Commissioner in the area taking over from fellow Conservative Anthony Stansfeld who stepped down at this election. Mr Barber had been his deputy.

The election went to a second round run-off with the Labour candidate Laetisia Carter after Mr Barber failed to secure half of the first preference votes.

The Conservatives received 42.5% of votes in the first round with Labour on 27.8%, the Liberal Democrats on 17.5% and the Independent candidate getting 12.5% of the votes.

The four candidates standing for Police & Crime Commissioner in the Thames Valley force area

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