Thurrock Council election, 2004

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The 2004 Thurrock Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Thurrock Council in Essex, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2002.[1] The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Labour party.[2]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives win control of the council, which Labour had run before the election with 33 of the 49 seats.[3] The Conservatives gained 18 seats while Labour lost 14.[3]

Thurrock Local Election Result 2004[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 +18 57.1 47.1 31,395 +10.0%
  Labour 19 -14 38.8 40.4 26,917 -8.2%
  Independent 2 -2 4.1 5.9 3,933 -1.2%
  Liberal Democrat 0 -1 0 3.8 2,543 -3.2%
  BNP 0 -1 0 2.3 1,531 +2.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0.5 324 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Aveley & Uplands (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Churchman 1,152
Conservative John Cowell 1,017
Conservative Wendy Herd 926
Labour Derek Maynard 471
Labour Christopher Seamark 399
Labour Anita Nuss 388
Green Dean Hall 324
Turnout 4,677 29.8
Belhus (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Jones 609
Labour David Hooper 564
Labour Peter Maynard 561
Conservative Jean Watts 481
Conservative Susan Edwards 459
Conservative Kelvin Watts 421
Liberal Democrat John Biddall 331
Turnout 3,426 22.1
Chadwell St. Mary (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Barton 834
Labour Anthony Fish 786
Labour Alan Warren 711
Conservative Daphne Hart 464
Liberal Democrat Ian Catty 413
Conservative Selina Kent 412
Conservative Yvonna Partridge 408
Liberal Democrat Arthur Bowles 371
Liberal Democrat David Coward 302
Turnout 4,701 24.8
Chafford & North Stifford (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Garry Hague 562
Conservative Neil Rockliffe 469
Liberal Democrat Earnshaw Palmer 431
Liberal Democrat Derrick Harris 270
Labour Martin Healy 268
Labour Ian Duffield 246
Turnout 2,246 28.0
Corringham & Fobbing (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Harrison 1,017
Conservative Anne Cheale 975
Labour Julian Norris 487
Labour Andrew Noakes 426
Turnout 2,905 36.1
East Tilbury (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Barry Palmer 1,357
Independent John Purkiss 1,263
Labour Jonathon Canavon 147
Labour Ken Clark 144
Turnout 2,911 35.1
Grays Riverside (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Kent 735
Labour Denise Cooper 661
Labour Carl Morris 651
Conservative Allan Edwards 595
Conservative Sharon Faulkner 526
BNP Nicholas Geri 479
Conservative Neil Tuffery 479
Turnout 4,126 27.6
Grays Thurrock (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yash Gupta 813
Labour Catherine Kent 740
Labour Peter Harris 720
Conservative Lloyd Brown 675
Conservative Adam Cheale 672
Conservative Maureen Koppen 646
Turnout 4,266 30.8
Little Thurrock Blackshots (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joycelyn Redsell 1,008
Conservative Benjamin Maney 981
Labour David Gooding 481
Labour Robert Oliver 411
Turnout 2,881 35.4
Little Thurrock Rectory (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Edwards 731
Conservative Pamela Pearse 687
Labour Valerie Cook 536
Labour Vincent Offord 531
Turnout 2,485 31.8
Ockendon (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Arnold 831
Conservative Darren Eva 789
Labour Barrie Lawrence 743
Conservative Jane Taylor 735
Labour Charles Curtis 725
Labour Michael Canavon 648
Turnout 4,471 26.5
Orsett (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diane Revell 1,204
Conservative Michael Revell 1,129
Labour Michael Green 372
Labour Robert Moorman 367
Turnout 3,072 39.9
South Chafford (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Veryard 431
Conservative Babatunde Ojetola 321
Labour Victoria Healy 261
Labour Stuart McConnell 242
Liberal Democrat Adetokumboh Ogunfemi 221
Liberal Democrat Peter Saunders 204
Turnout 1,680 24.4
Stanford East & Corringham Town (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Gambier 897
Conservative Hazel Daniels 881
Labour Phillip Smith 871
Conservative Kay Mangion 854
Conservative Pauline Tolson 827
Labour Graham Timms 788
Turnout 5,118 30.8
Stanford-le-Hope West (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Hipsey 802
Conservative Emma Woods 721
Labour Alphonse Nuss 480
Labour Arthur Clarke 440
Turnout 2,443 29.6
Stifford Clays (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leopoldo Milan-Vega 788
Conservative Maureen Pearce 756
Labour Gerard Rice 661
Labour Barbara Rice 645
Turnout 2,850 33.5
The Homesteads (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Suzanne MacPherson 1,082
Conservative Carl Mangion 1,012
Conservative John Everett 1,006
Labour Salvatore Benson 827
Labour Beverley Evans 810
Labour Anthony Sharp 778
Turnout 5,515 32.1
Tilbury Riverside & Thurrock Park (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Barrett 556
Labour June Brown 520
Independent Eunice Southam 374
Independent Malcolm Southam 353
BNP Gary Maffia 315
Turnout 2,118 28.5
Tilbury St. Chads (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Valerie Liddiard 468
Labour Andrew Smith 451
BNP Mark Gorman 333
Independent Robert Gledhill 314
Independent Gina Edmead 272
Turnout 1,838 27.5
West Thurrock & South Stifford (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Davies 517
Conservative Georgette Polley 477
Conservative Edward McInally 469
BNP John Cotter 404
Labour Richard Price 404
Labour Bukky Okunade 397
Labour Clinton Sear 246
Turnout 2,914 24.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thurrock council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Ballot box". The Times. 2004-06-12. p. 26. 
  3. ^ a b Johnston, Philip (2004-06-12). "Tories share the glory with Lib Dems". The Daily Telegraph. p. 9. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Borough Council election". Thurrock Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-11-24. 
  5. ^ "Table: local election results 2004". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-11-24.