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South Bucks

South Bucks District
Non-metropolitan district
South Bucks shown within Buckinghamshire
South Bucks shown within Buckinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Buckinghamshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Denham
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body South Bucks District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Liberal Democrat (council NOC))
 • MPs Dominic Grieve
 • Total 54.55 sq mi (141.28 km2)
Area rank 285th (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 63,176
 • Rank 309th (of 326)
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (450/km2)
 • Ethnicity 89.3% White
6.0% S.Asian
1.6% Black
1.4% Chinese or Other
1.7% Mixed Race
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 11UE (ONS)
E07000006 (GSS)
OS grid reference

South Bucks is one of four local government districts in the non-metropolitan county of Buckinghamshire, in South East England.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, by the amalgamation of the area of Beaconsfield Urban District with part of Eton Rural District. The district was originally named Beaconsfield: it was renamed to its present title on 1 April 1980, following the passing of a resolution by the district council.[1] It is formally called 'South Bucks' rather than 'South Buckinghamshire'.

See List of civil parishes in South Bucks.


  • Transport 1
  • Council composition 2
  • Education 3
  • References 4


A large part of the district is sandwiched between the M40 and M4 motorways, both of which have junctions within the district. The major M40/M25 interchange is located near Gerrards Cross and is the M25's only junction in the district. South Bucks contains the greatest length of motorway in any Buckinghamshire district. Railway lines follow the motorways: they are the Great Western Main Line and the Chiltern Main Line, with important stations in Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross. Denham Aerodrome in the southeast of the district has a small number of chartered flights running out of it.

Council composition

Following the May 2011 district elections, the council was made up of:-[2]

  • Conservatives 38
  • Liberal Democrats 1
  • Independents 1

In October 2012, a conservative member resigned from the party and now sits as an independent.[3][4]

In December 2013. the conservatives took the seat held by the Liberal Democrats in a by-election.[5]

As of March 2015 the council comprises:[6]

  • Conservatives 38
  • Independents 2

An election for the full council will be held on 7 May 2015.[7]


The Japanese international boarding school Teikyo School United Kingdom is located in Wexham, South Bucks.[8]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48075. p. 1130. 23 January 1980.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Iver Heath councillor resigns after by-election complaint". Slough and South Bucks Observer. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  4. ^ Phillips, Neil (2012-10-30). "Cllr Bill Lidgate to resign from Conservatives after by-election complaint". Bucks Free Press. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Tory candidate fights off UKIP competition to win by-election". Slough and South Bucks Observer. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  6. ^ "South Bucks - Your Councillors". South Bucks District. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  7. ^ "South Bucks - Our Services - Your Council - Elections - Forthcoming elections". South Bucks District. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  8. ^ "Head's Welcome." (Archive) Teikyo School United Kingdom. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Framewood Road, Wexham, Buckinghamshire SL2 4QS UK"

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