Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election, 2001

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The 2001 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 7 June 2001 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 increasing the number of seats by 12.[1] The Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[2]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservative increase their majority on the council after winning 32 of the 51 seats on the council.[3] The Labour party won 12 seats to become the main opposition, while the Liberal Democrats dropped to 7 seats.[3]

Southend-on-Sea Local Election Result 2001[2][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 32 +7 62.7 46.9 84,705 -10.5%
  Labour 12 +7 23.5 27.9 50,487 +10.4%
  Liberal Democrat 7 -2 13.7 24.0 43,367 +1.0%
  Independent 0 0 0 0.7 1,288 +0.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0.5 906 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Belfairs (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Aylen 2,061
Conservative Julie Cushion 1,856
Conservative Margaret Evans 1,800
Liberal Democrat Christopher Charles 1,515
Liberal Democrat Michael Grimwade 1,510
Liberal Democrat Howard Gibeon 1,321
Labour Alan Francis 709
Labour Cheryl Nevin 679
Labour Jonathan Grindley 657
Turnout 12,108 63.0
Blenheim Park (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Graham Longley 1,657
Liberal Democrat James Clinkscales 1,613
Liberal Democrat Brian Smith 1,559
Conservative David Angus 1,514
Conservative Margaret Longden 1,375
Conservative Peter Collins 1,372
Labour Matthew Doody 960
Labour Rosemary Merton 936
Labour Ernest Webb 840
Turnout 11,826 55.7
Chalkwell (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Salter 1,950
Conservative Charles Latham 1,875
Conservative Richard Brown 1,830
Liberal Democrat Roger Fisher 1,067
Liberal Democrat Ronald Alexander 1,022
Liberal Democrat Derek Holliday 815
Labour Joyce Mapp 708
Labour Lydia Sookias 602
Labour Sylvia Sookias 510
Turnout 10,379 52.9
Eastwood Park (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Walker 1,958
Conservative Roger Weaver 1,922
Conservative Andrew Moring 1,766
Liberal Democrat Norah Goodman 1,579
Liberal Democrat David Wells 1,244
Liberal Democrat Mervyn Howell 1,126
Labour John Felton 724
Labour Michael Doogan-Turner 714
Labour Joan Richards 635
Turnout 11,668 58.8
Kursaal (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denis Garne 1,349
Labour Stephen George 1,303
Labour Judith McMahon 1,295
Conservative Graham John 958
Conservative Leslie Judd 860
Conservative Judith Smithson 838
Liberal Democrat Rose Day 435
Liberal Democrat Christine Read 421
Turnout 7,460 42.2
Leigh (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Crystall 1,685
Liberal Democrat Peter Wexham 1,656
Liberal Democrat Nigel Baker 1,564
Conservative Robin Carlile 1,459
Conservative Joyce Lambert 1,403
Conservative Jeanette Rowswell 1,369
Labour Vera Norman 801
Labour Kyle Campbell 710
Labour Colin Campbell 702
Turnout 11,349 59.2
Milton (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Davy 1,355
Conservative Jonathan Garston 1,344
Conservative Ann Robertson 1,310
Labour William Chesworth 1,285
Labour Lilias Felton 1,214
Labour Maureen Shaw 1,192
Liberal Democrat Amanda Spraggs 490
Liberal Democrat Richard Wiggins 466
Turnout 8,656 47.4
Prittlewell (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Price 1,702
Conservative Murray Foster 1,626
Conservative Anna Waite 1,509
Liberal Democrat John Adams 1,349
Liberal Democrat Steven Cox 1,277
Liberal Democrat Barry Godwin 1,223
Labour Margaret Borton 1,105
Labour Evelyn Tarff 992
Labour Bernard Chalk 936
Green Andrea Black 408
Turnout 12,127 58.1
St Laurence (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Gorham 1,576
Conservative Michael Dolby 1,561
Conservative Brian Houssart 1,492
Liberal Democrat Mary Betson 1,361
Liberal Democrat Carole Roast 1,269
Liberal Democrat Mary Lubel 1,245
Labour John Hellyer 1,006
Labour Colin Assen 958
Labour Paul White 907
Turnout 11,375 57.3
St Lukes (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reginald Copley 1,837
Labour Kevin Robinson 1,680
Labour Michael Royston 1,538
Conservative Ellen Hodgson 1,311
Conservative Melvyn Day 1,307
Conservative Michael Steptoe 1,263
Liberal Democrat Michael Clark 557
Liberal Democrat Marion Boulton 532
Green Adrian Hedges 498
Turnout 10,523 52.4
Shoeburyness (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Ascroft 1,877
Conservative Patricia Rayner 1,536
Labour Anne Chalk 1,485
Conservative Allan Cole 1,415
Labour George Saville 1,264
Labour Linda Cooke 1,148
Liberal Democrat Janet Porter 419
Liberal Democrat Granville Stride 347
Turnout 9,491 51.1
Southchurch (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Garston 2,462
Conservative Ann Holland 2,301
Conservative Brian Kelly 2,203
Labour Gary Farrer 1,003
Labour Ruth Jarvis 920
Labour Jean Haisman 878
Liberal Democrat Janet Davis 564
Liberal Democrat Michael Woolcott 475
Turnout 10,806 57.4
Thorpe (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sally Carr 2,893
Conservative Anthony Delaney 2,738
Conservative Daphne White 2,708
Labour Elsie Townsend 877
Labour John Townsend 794
Labour John Townsend 698
Liberal Democrat Timothy Ray 606
Liberal Democrat Linda Smith 583
Turnout 11,897 63.8
Victoria (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Dandridge 1,621
Labour David Norman 1,395
Labour Jane Norman 1,371
Conservative Paul Jones 1,039
Conservative Anthony Smithson 854
Conservative Ahmed Khwaja 753
Liberal Democrat Donna Collins 514
Liberal Democrat Paul Collins 489
Turnout 10,523 52.4
West Leigh (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb 2,541
Conservative Howard Briggs 2,455
Conservative Gwendoline Horrigan 2,439
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Pilgrim 1,389
Liberal Democrat Albert Wren 1,365
Liberal Democrat Richard Collins 1,232
Labour Terence Adams 505
Labour Suzanne Gardner 498
Labour Christopher Elliott 474
Turnout 12,898 66.8
West Shoebury (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony North 2,328
Conservative Derek Jarvis 2,236
Conservative Verina Wilson 2,135
Labour John Jarvis 1,173
Labour John Hodgkins 1,146
Labour David Yallop 989
Liberal Democrat Colin Spraggs 550
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Goldsmith 466
Turnout 11,023
Westborough (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jean Sibley 1,164
Labour Marimuthu Velmurugan 990
Labour Teresa Merrison 928
Labour Charles Willis 846
Liberal Democrat Colin Ritchie 839
Liberal Democrat Stephen Newton 807
Conservative Mark Newman 796
Conservative David Nicklin 779
Conservative Kathleen Meager 695
Independent Mark Flewitt 672
Independent Martin Terry 616
Turnout 9,132 48.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southend-on-Sea". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b "The Local Elections of 7 June 2001". House of Commons Library. 2001-09-27. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Essex, Southend: Tories claim local victories". Echo. 2001-06-11. Retrieved 2010-04-02. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Southend Borough Council: Borough Council Election". Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-04-02. [dead link]


Preceded by
Southend-on-Sea Council election, 2000
Southend-on-Sea local elections Succeeded by
Southend-on-Sea Council election, 2002