Thurrock Council election, 2001

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The 2001 Thurrock Council election took place on 7 June 2001 to elect members of Thurrock Council in Essex, England. The election took place at the same time as the 2001 general election after being postponed from the first week of May due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Among the candidates in the election was Pauline Campbell who stood as an independent candidate after resigning from the Conservatives.[2] Campbell, who was disabled and used a wheelchair, said that she had been first told she was the Conservative candidate but then told that she could not stand as she would not be able to canvass.[2] However the Conservatives denied this and said that they just wanted to give someone else a chance.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Thurrock Local Election Result 2001[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 15 2 1 +1 83.3 54.9 26,168 +9.6%
  Conservative 3 1 2 -1 16.7 37.5 17,874 -5.1%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 5.8 2,772 +0.9%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 428 +0.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 302 +0.6%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 108 +0.0%

Ward results[edit]

Aveley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Pearce 1,418 47.3 +8.2
Labour William Tranter 1,227 40.9 +7.2
Liberal Democrat John Lathan 248 8.3 -15.6
Green Dean Hall 108 3.6 +0.3
Majority 191 6.4 +1.0
Turnout 3,001
Conservative hold Swing
Belhus[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Jones 1,584 58.6 -0.2
Conservative Jane Atkins 694 25.7 -15.5
Liberal Democrat John Biddall 427 15.8 +15.8
Majority 890 32.9 +15.3
Turnout 2,705
Labour hold Swing
Chadwell St Mary[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Warren 2,549 74.2 +8.4
Conservative Gunther Voggenreiter 885 25.8 -8.4
Majority 1,664 48.4 +16.8
Turnout 3,434
Labour hold Swing
Chafford Hundred[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Healy 956 37.5 +5.9
Conservative Antony Silver 955 37.4 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Earnshaw Palmer 640 25.1 +5.4
Majority 1 0.1
Turnout 2,551
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Corringham and Fobbing[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Harrison 1,435 55.2 +13.7
Labour Eunice Southam 1,163 44.8 +14.4
Majority 272 10.4 -0.7
Turnout 2,598 60
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Corringham West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clinton Sear 1,287 62.0 -6.5
Conservative Daphne Hart 789 38.0 +6.5
Majority 498 24.0 -13.0
Turnout 2,076
Labour hold Swing
Grays Riverside[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Morris 1,601 62.6 +5.6
Conservative Manfred Koppen 956 37.4 -5.6
Majority 645 25.2 +11.2
Turnout 2,557
Labour hold Swing
Grays Thurrock[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosemary McMahon 1,991 61.4 +7.2
Conservative Clive Broad 1,252 38.6 -7.2
Majority 739 22.8 +14.4
Turnout 3,243
Labour hold Swing
Little Thurrock Blackshots[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Gooding 958 43.1 +14.9
Conservative Benjamin Maney 951 42.8 -19.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Meechan 315 14.2 +4.5
Majority 7 0.3
Turnout 2,224
Labour hold Swing
Little Thurrock Rectory[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Valerie Cook 1,581 59.6 +15.8
Conservative James Carter 1,071 40.4 -15.8
Majority 510 19.2
Turnout 2,652 55.7
Labour hold Swing
Ockendon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barrie Lawrence 2,100 65.6 +8.0
Conservative Kazmimierz Rytter 1,100 34.4 -8.0
Majority 1,000 31.2 +16.0
Turnout 3,200
Labour hold Swing
Orsett[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Revell 1,577 57.8 +2.3
Labour Wahidur Rahman 740 27.1 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Saunders 413 15.1 +6.3
Majority 837 30.7 -3.5
Turnout 2,730 62
Conservative hold Swing
Stanford-le-Hope West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alphonse Nuss 1,295
Labour Arthur Clarke 1,218
Conservative Barry Dorrington 699
Conservative Darren Webb 690
Turnout 3,902
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Stifford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerard Rice 1,572 46.0 -1.4
Conservative Robert Barnes 1,264 37.0 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Rabih Makki 327 9.6 +1.8
Independent Pauline Campbell 254 7.4 +7.4
Majority 308 9.0 +6.4
Turnout 3,417
Labour hold Swing
The Homesteads[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salvatore Benson 1,828 54.3 +14.3
Conservative John Everett 1,235 36.7 -2.4
UKIP James Mallon 302 9.0 +9.0
Majority 593 17.6 +16.7
Turnout 3,365
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Tilbury Riverside[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Garner 1,129 72.7
Conservative Yvonne Partridge 269 17.3
Liberal Democrat David Coward 154 9.9
Majority 860 55.4
Turnout 1,552
Labour hold Swing
West Thurrock[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Kent 1,389 56.8 -6.0
Conservative Garry Hague 634 25.9 -11.3
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 248 10.1 +10.1
Independent Reginald Lee 174 7.1 +7.1
Majority 755 30.9 +5.3
Turnout 2,445
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thurrock". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tories disabled". Evening Standard. 2001-05-22. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b "Council results". Evening Standard. 2001-06-08. p. 51. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Pre-2004 Wards And Elections". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 


Preceded by
Thurrock Council election, 2000
Thurrock local elections Succeeded by
Thurrock Council election, 2002