A landslide win for the Conservatives
Few surprises as Tories take 41 seats to control county council
In a count that threw up few surprises, the Tories won a landslide 41 seats, consisting of more than half of the overall percentage vote share.
Their nearest rival, the Liberal Democrats, lost one seat overall, receiving just over 20% of the votes.
By vote share, Labour beat UKIP into fourth place in a result that has mirrored the trend nationally which has seen the right-wing party all but wiped out.
The party won six seats in 2013, but the five remaining candidates lost their seats, having had one of their councillors defect to the Conservatives.
The Labour Party did lose Robin Stuchbury, who narrowly missed out on Buckingham West to the Conservative candidate Charlie Clare, but in a shock result, Zahir Mohammed, the Tory cabinet member for education, lost his seat to Labour.
Majid Hussain is now Labour’s sole representative in the council, representing Booker, Cressex and Castlefield, having beaten his rival 1608 votes to 1597.
Three independent councillors have been elected – Julia Wassell, winning Ryemead and Micklefield, Chaudhary Ditta, winning Totteridge and Bowerdean, both standing for East Wycombe Independent, and Darren Hayday, winning West Wycombe.
The Conservatives won 13 seats in Aylesbury Vale and the Lib Dems won four. No other party won a seat in that district. The turnout was 35%.
In Wycombe District, the Tories won 12 seats, Independents won three and Labour won one. The turnout was 34.49%.
The Tories won every single seat available in the Chiltern and South Bucks districts, although a hard fought campaign in the Chiltern Ridges division saw Patricia Birchley pip the Lib Dem candidate Mohammad Fayyaz by 1815 votes to 1232.
The Conservatives have gained five seats since 2013, UKIP lost all of theirs, the Liberal Democrats lost one and East Wycombe Independent won one. Conservative: 41 seats Liberal Democrat: 4 East Wycombe Independent: 2 Labour: 1 Independent: 1 UKIP: 0