Rochford District Council election, 2002

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Elections to Rochford Council were held on 2 May 2002. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 1. The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

Election result[edit]

Rochford Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 +9 71.8 51.9 14,934
  Labour 4 -5 10.3 24.8 7,144
  Liberal Democrat 4 -5 10.3 17.3 4,985
  Independent 2 +1 5.1 2.0 563
  Hawkwell Resident 1 -1 2.6 2.1 595
  Green 0 0 0 1.9 547

8 Conservative and 1 Independent candidates were unopposed.

Ward results[edit]

Ashingdon and Canewdon[edit]

Ashingdon and Canewdon (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Cutmore 522
Conservative Tracy Capon 521
Labour Sheila Downard 203
Green Andrew Vaughan 184
Labour David Lench 160
Turnout 1,590

Barling and Sutton[edit]

Barling and Sutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robin Allen unopposed

Downhall and Rawreth[edit]

Downhall and Rawreth (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christopher Black 732
Liberal Democrat Ronald Oatham 696
Conservative Delya Savill 291
Conservative Joan Mockford 288
Turnout 2,007

Foulness and Great Wakering[edit]

Foulness and Great Wakering (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Goodwin 784
Conservative Barbara Wilkins 676
Conservative Colin Seagers 626
Labour Peter Stebbing 601
Labour Kevin Salt 494
Turnout 3,181

Grange[edit]

Grange (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christoper Lumley 525
Liberal Democrat June Lumley 508
Conservative Roland Adams 346
Conservative Paul Morgan 321
Turnout 1,700

Hawkwell North[edit]

Hawkwell North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Starke 586
Conservative Michael Starke 586
Labour David Thompson 284
Labour Dorothy Thompson 259
Turnout 1,715

Hawkwell South[edit]

Hawkwell South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Heather Glynn 410
Conservative Philip Capon 371
Conservative Keith Gordon 365
Liberal Democrat Victor Leach 242
Labour Diane Fraser 177
Labour Ian Rooke 141
Turnout 1,706

Hawkwell West[edit]

Hawkwell West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Hawkwell Resident John Mason 595
Labour Myra Weir 436
Labour David Weir 339
Conservative Derrick Stansby 335
Conservative Terry Fawell 280
Turnout 1,985

Hockley Central[edit]

Hockley Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marina McCarthy unopposed
Conservative Elizabeth Marlow unopposed
Conservative Jeremy Thomass unopposed

Hockley North[edit]

Hockley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Hungate 284 64.1
Green Lee Howes 159 35.9
Majority 125 28.2
Turnout 443

Hockley West[edit]

Hockley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liv Hungate unopposed

Hullbridge[edit]

Hullbridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rosemary Brown 730
Labour Christopher Morgan 725
Labour David Flack 698
Labour Mary Stevenson 679
Conservative Lesley Butcher 606
Conservative Flora Noe 569
Turnout 4,007

Lodge[edit]

Lodge (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Langlands 445
Conservative Terry Livings 435
Liberal Democrat June Daynes 321
Green Neil Kirsh 204
Turnout 1,405

Rayleigh Central[edit]

Rayleigh Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Choppen 608
Conservative Antony Humphries 579
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Harris 503
Liberal Democrat Peggy Pearse 459
Turnout 2,149

Rochford[edit]

Rochford (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Vince 701
Conservative Linda Barber 672
Conservative Richard Amner 660
Labour Kevin Attridge 653
Labour John Dickson 594
Conservative Sarah Rogers 587
Turnout 3,867

Sweyne Park[edit]

Sweyne Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Mockford 351
Conservative Peter Savill 337
Liberal Democrat Mary Beckers 268
Liberal Democrat Paul Beckers 252
Independent Derek Trevillion 153
Turnout 1,361

Trinity[edit]

Trinity (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Gibbs unopposed
Conservative James Grey unopposed

Wheatley[edit]

Wheatley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Pullen unopposed
Conservative Mavis Webster unopposed

Whitehouse[edit]

Whitehouse (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Webster 596
Conservative Simon Smith 577
Liberal Democrat Elena Black 479
Turnout 1,652

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