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[edit]

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[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

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[edit]

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 Democrats Robin Tilbrook 21 0.8 +0.8
Majority 367 14.8
Turnout 2,487 27.3
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

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[edit]

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%.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Essex County Council elections 2009". Essex County Council. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Local election results: Essex". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  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. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Brentwood rural electoral division". Brentwood Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  6. ^ Essex CC result
  7. ^ Essex CC result
  8. ^ Essex CC result
  9. ^ Essex CC result

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