Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election, 2004

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The 2004 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives make one gain in the election to hold control of the council with 33 seats.[3] The Conservative gain came in St Lukes ward where they defeated the Labour councillor, Reg Copley, who had been first elected to the council in 1963.[3] They also came within 4 votes of gaining Kursaal,[4] but the only other change was an independent gain from the Liberal Democrats in Westborough.[3]

Southend-on-Sea Local Election Result 2004[5][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 1 0 +1 70.6 49.5 21,136 +1.7%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 1 -1 11.8 26.1 11,136 -1.9%
  Labour 2 0 1 -1 11.8 16.6 7,084 -2.0%
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 5.9 2.4 1,005 +0.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 1,205 +0.4%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 695 +1.6%
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 436 +1.0%

Ward results[edit]

Belfairs[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Aylen 1,641 54.4 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Michael Grimwade 1,028 34.1 -4.9
Labour Cheryl Nevin 347 11.5 +1.1
Majority 613 20.3 +8.8
Turnout 3,016 41.9 +11.6
Conservative hold Swing
Blenheim Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Graham Longley 1,233 46.3 +2.3
Conservative Duncan Newham 1,078 40.5 -0.8
Labour Charles Willis 354 13.3 -1.4
Majority 155 5.8 +3.2
Turnout 2,665 35.9 +8.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Chalkwell[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Robertson 1,434 56.4 -5.8
Liberal Democrat Sara Coyle 571 22.5 -0.9
Labour Lydia Sookias 325 12.8 -1.5
English Democrats Jeremy Moss 211 8.3 +8.3
Majority 863 34.0 -4.8
Turnout 2,541 35.4 +9.5
Conservative hold Swing
Eastwood Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Walker 1,563 55.2 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Norah Goodman 1,028 36.3 -3.7
Labour Raoul Meade 240 8.5 -0.2
Majority 535 18.9 +7.6
Turnout 2,831 38.1 +10.1
Conservative hold Swing
Kursaal[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denis Game 627 34.5 -17.0
Conservative Tony Cox 623 34.2 +3.6
English Democrats Adrian Key 225 12.4 +12.4
Liberal Democrat Robert Howes 203 11.2 -6.7
Green Paul Circus 142 7.8 +7.8
Majority 4 0.2 -20.7
Turnout 1,820 26.8 +8.3
Labour hold Swing
Leigh[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Crystall 1,414 54.4 -6.8
Conservative Simon Gutteridge 936 36.0 +9.7
Labour Tony Borton 247 9.5 +3.4
Majority 478 18.4 -16.6
Turnout 2,597 37.7 +6.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Milton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Davy 1,068 51.2 -0.9
Labour Ian Gilbert 576 27.6 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Marion Boulton 441 21.2 +7.9
Majority 492 23.6 -1.7
Turnout 2,085 30.9 +8.7
Conservative hold Swing
Prittlewell[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Price 1,303 45.8 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Michael O'Connor 926 32.5 -1.7
Labour Margaret Borton 338 11.9 -0.2
Green Andrea Black 279 9.8 +3.4
Majority 377 13.2 +0.1
Turnout 2,846 38.2 +11.2
Conservative hold Swing
St Laurence[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Flewitt 1,013 35.6 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Peter Dolby 861 30.2 -17.6
UKIP Peter O'Kane 695 24.4 +24.4
Labour Paul White 280 9.8 -4.3
Majority 152 5.3
Turnout 2,849 38.7 +12.5
Conservative hold Swing
St Lukes[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melvyn Day 858 38.1 -0.1
Labour Reginald Copley 677 30.1 -12.8
Liberal Democrat Brian Ayling 404 18.0 +6.7
Green Steve Flynn 311 13.8 +6.2
Majority 181 8.0
Turnout 2,250 29.8 +11.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Shoeburyness[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Ascroft 1,274 60.2 +3.5
Labour Anne Chalk 561 26.5 -6.5
Liberal Democrat Colin Spraggs 283 13.4 +3.1
Majority 713 33.7 +10.0
Turnout 2,118 29.2 +9.6
Conservative hold Swing
Southchurch[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Garston 1,672 64.8 -7.0
Labour Clive Rebbeck 369 14.3 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Linda Smith 281 10.9 -2.2
Green Adrian Hedges 260 10.1 +10.1
Majority 1,303 50.5 -6.3
Turnout 2,582 36.8 +12.0
Conservative hold Swing
Thorpe[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sally Carr 2,073 73.5 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Timothy Ray 430 15.2 +3.1
Labour Joyce Mapp 318 11.3 -1.5
Majority 1,643 58.2 -4.1
Turnout 2,821 40.2 +12.9
Conservative hold Swing
Victoria[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Dandridge 794 42.6 -3.2
Conservative Paul Jones 643 34.5 +13.4
Liberal Democrat Paul Collins 425 22.8 +13.1
Majority 151 8.1 -16.5
Turnout 1,862 27.5 +5.6
Labour hold Swing
West Leigh[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb 1,935 59.6 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Albert Wren 896 27.6 -5.6
Green Doris Thomas 213 6.6 +2.0
Labour Deborah Robinson 200 6.2 +1.4
Majority 1,039 32.0 +7.9
Turnout 3,244 48.1 +11.9
Conservative hold Swing
West Shoebury[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony North 1,661 67.9 -1.1
Labour Lee Craven 486 19.9 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Amanda Spraggs 301 12.3 +1.3
Majority 1,175 48.0 -1.0
Turnout 2,448 34.3 +11.0
Conservative hold Swing
Westborough[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Marimuthu Velmurugan 1,005 46.8 +9.9
Liberal Democrat George Lewin 438 20.4 +0.1
Conservative Ahmad Khwaja 361 16.8 +3.8
Labour Julian Ware-Lane 345 16.1 -6.6
Majority 567 26.4 +12.2
Turnout 2,149 32.2 +7.1
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southend-On-Sea council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Elections 2004: Election results". The Independent. 2004-06-11. p. 4. 
  3. ^ a b c "Conservatives take Brentwood". BBC News Online. 2004-06-11. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Southend: Election round-up". Echo. 2004-06-11. Retrieved 2010-04-05. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Southend-on-Sea Borough Council: Borough Council Election". Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  6. ^ "How the southeast voted in the district council polls". Evening Standard. 2004-06-11. p. 8.