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Wokingham was one of the boroughs left unreformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835, and was reformed subsequently in 1883.
Wokingham merged with the Wokingham Rural District in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 to form the non-metropolitan district of Wokingham, which has been a unitary authority area since 1998.
It consists of 54 elected councillors and is presided over by one councillor who is elected annually to be the chairman of the council.
Elections to the council are held in three out of every four years, with the Conservative party having had a majority since the 2002 election.