Essex County Council elections

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Essex County Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2005, 75 councillors are elected from 70 wards.[1]

Political control

Party or group in control Years
Council founded 1889
Conservative 1973 - 1985
No overall control 1985 - 1989
Conservative 1989 - 1993
No overall control 1993 - 1997
Conservative 1997–present

Council elections

County result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Basildon Westley Heights By-Election 4 June 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,717 37.9 +2.2
Conservative 1,573 34.8 -6.0
Liberal Democrat 1,231 27.2 +3.7
Majority 144 3.1
Turnout 4,521 35.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Loughton St. Johns By-Election 11 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 927 48.4 +11.4
Conservative 527 27.5 +2.0
Independent 404 21.1 -9.8
Liberal Democrat 56 2.9 -3.6
Majority 400 20.9
Turnout 1,914 19.4
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005

Basildon Westley Heights By-Election 23 September 2004[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 1,167 45.0 +24.2
Conservative 999 38.5 -3.0
Labour 426 16.4 -21.3
Majority 168 6.5
Turnout 2,592 19.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Little Parndon and Town Centre By-Election 16 December 2004[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Danvers 1,082 43.5 -9.1
Conservative Lee Dangerfield 715 28.7 +0.8
UKIP Anthony Bennett 264 10.5 +10.5
Liberal Democrat Christopher Millington 213 8.6 -10.9
Independent Patricia Bryne 195 7.8 +7.8
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 21 0.8 +0.8
Majority 367 14.8
Turnout 2,487 27.3
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009

Brentwood Rural By-Election 13 July 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Naylor 2,062 61.5 +11.8
Liberal Democrat Barry Aspinell 1,150 34.3 +2.3
Labour Jane Winter 142 4.2 -4.5
Majority 912 27.2
Turnout 3,354 26.0
Conservative hold Swing

2010-2013

Harlow West By-Election 5 May 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Durcan 5320 48.4 +22.3
Conservative Mark Gough 4564 41.6 +8.3
Liberal Democrat John Strachan 1100 10.0 -5.4
Majority 756 6.9
Turnout 10,984 37.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Percentage changes are since June 2009. At the previous election, the Green Party had received 11.0% and the British National Party received 14.2%.

Chelmsford Central By-Election 9 June 2011[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dick Madden 1496 43.6 +10.0
Liberal Democrat Graham Pooley 1323 38.6 -5.9
Labour Russell Kennedy 610 17.8 +10.1
Majority 173
Turnout 3429 29
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Percentage changes are since June 2009, when the British National Party and the Green Party also stood, receiving 6.1% and 8.2%, respectively, of votes cast.

Stock By-Election 8 September 2011[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Grundy 1820 59.3 -6.4
UKIP Jesse Pryke 736 24.1 n/a
Labour Maurice Austin 273 8.9 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Marian Elsden 160 5.2 -7.3
Green Reza Hossain 80 2.6 -6.1
Majority 1084
Turnout 3069 22.4
Conservative hold Swing

Percentage changes are since June 2009. At the previous election, the British National Party received 7.8% of the votes cast

Chelmsford North By-Election 28 June 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen Robinson 1614 42.1 -4.6
Conservative Robert Pontin 941 24.5 -7.5
Labour Nastassia Player 711 18.5 +10.7
UKIP Leslie Retford 435 11.3 n/a
Green Reza Hossain 134 3.5 -3.8
Majority 6.9
Turnout 3,835 28.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Percentage changes are since June 2009. At the previous election, British National Party received 6.2%.

2013 - 2017

Brightlingsea: 9 October 2014[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Goggin 1,809 33.7 +9.1
UKIP Anne Poonian 1,642 30.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Gary Scott 1,199 22.3 -4.6
Labour Carol Carlsson-Browne 524 9.8 -1.1
Green Beverley Maltby 200 3.7 +0.2
Majority 167 3.1
Turnout 5,374
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Bocking: 5 March 2015[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Canning 1,071 34.3 +2.1
Labour Lynn Watson 974 31.2 +1.3
UKIP Michael Ford 855 27.4 -5.3
Green John Malam 165 5.3 +2.2
Independent Walter Sale 58 1.9 N/A
Majority 97 3.1
Turnout 3,123
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Laindon Park and Fryerns: 9 June 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Frank Ferguson 2,034 42.6 +9.2
Labour Lynn Watson 1,600 33.5 -7.4
Conservative Gary Maylin 878 18.4 +2.4
Green Phillip Rackley 264 5.5 +3.1
Majority
Turnout
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Clacton East: 31 March 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Holland Residents Colin Sargeant 1,781 46.8 N/A
UKIP Benjamin Smith 961 25.3 +0.5
Conservative Richard Bleach 628 16.5 -10.3
Labour Christopher Bird 387 10.2 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Rain Welham-Cobb 49 1.3 -0.4
Majority
Turnout
Holland Residents gain from Tendring First Swing

References

  1. ^ "Essex County Council elections 2009". Essex County Council. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  2. ^ "Local election results: Essex". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 13 March 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Results - Essex County Council & Basildon District Council By-Elections - 23rd September 2004". Basildon District Council. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  4. ^ "By Election Results December 2004". Harloweb. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Brentwood rural electoral division" (PDF). Brentwood Borough Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Elections". cmis.essexcc.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Elections". cmis.essexcc.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Elections". cmis.essexcc.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Elections". cmis.essexcc.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  • Essex election results
  • By-election results

External links

  • Elections on the Essex County Council website
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