Thurrock local elections

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One third of Thurrock Council in Essex, England is elected each year, followed by one year without an election. Since the unitary authority was first elected in 1997, the council has consisted of 49 councillors elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2004
Conservative 2004–2007
No overall control – Conservative administration 2007–2010
No overall control – Labour administration 2010–2012
Labour 2012 – present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997–2003[edit]

Stifford By-Election 23 July 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Watts 578 56.9 -1.8
Conservative Pauline Campbell 304 30.0 -11.3
Liberal Democrat Tracey Ashdown 133 13.1 +13.1
Majority 274 26.9
Turnout 1,015
Labour hold Swing
Grays By-Election 20 January 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosemary McMahon 269 52.5 -11.5
Conservative Kazimierz Rytter 154 30.1 -3.4
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 89 17.4 +8.1
Majority 115 22.4
Turnout 512 8.0
Labour hold Swing
Homesteads By-Election 20 January 2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Everett 490 46.9 -0.4
Labour Denise Cooper 419 40.1 -12.5
Independent James Mallon 71 6.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrat David Coward 64 6.1 +6.1
Majority 71 6.8
Turnout 1,044 17.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Aveley By-Election 25 May 2000[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Pearce 454 64.8 +25.7
Green Dean Hall 247 35.2 +31.9
Majority 207 29.6
Turnout 701 12.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
East Tilbury By-Election 25 January 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Purkiss 623 67.6 +67.6
Labour David Gooding 139 15.1 -49.6
Conservative Robert Barnes 135 14.6 -20.7
Liberal Democrat David Coward 25 2.7 +2.7
Majority 484 52.5
Turnout 922 21.4
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Aveley By-Election 6 September 2001[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Churchman 803 58.7 +19.5
Labour Wahidur Rahman 451 32.9 -0.8
Liberal Democrat John Lathan 85 6.2 -17.7
Green Dean Hall 31 2.3 -1.0
Majority 351 25.8
Turnout 1,370 24.0
Conservative hold Swing
Little Thurrock Blackshotts By-Election 6 September 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Benjamin Maney 362 45.4 -16.7
Labour Eunice Southam 274 34.3 +6.1
Independent Geoffrey Slocock 117 14.7 +14.7
Liberal Democrat Mark Meechan 45 5.7 -4.0
Majority 88 11.1
Turnout 798 20.8
Conservative hold Swing
Tilbury Riverside By-Election 25 July 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Barrett 358 72.9 -9.3
Liberal Democrat David Coward 70 14.3 +14.3
Conservative Jean Watts 63 12.9 -4.9
Majority 288 58.6
Turnout 491 13.0
Labour hold Swing

2003–2009[edit]

Stanford Le Hope East By-Election 29 May 2003[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Hipsey 511 40.3 -7.2
Liberal Democrat James Thompson 428 33.8 +33.8
Labour Julian Norris 329 25.9 -26.6
Majority 83 6.5
Turnout 1,268 29.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Grays Riverside By-Election 4 September 2003[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Nicholas Geri 552 38.2 +38.2
Conservative Nicholas Edwards 382 26.4 -3.3
Labour Remia Sear 374 25.9 -25.2
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 137 9.5 -9.7
Majority 170 11.8
Turnout 1,445 22.0
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Grays Riverside By-Election 1 December 2005[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Val Morris-Cook 575 42.4 +1.8
Conservative Sharon Ponder 348 25.7 -7.2
BNP Emma Colgate 340 25.1 -1.4
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 92 6.8 +6.8
Majority 227 16.7
Turnout 1,355 20.0
Labour hold Swing
The Homesteads By-Election 1 December 2005[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salvatore Benson 661 42.2 -1.1
Conservative Pauline Tolson 534 34.1 -22.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Riley 220 14.1 +14.1
BNP John Cotter 150 9.6 +9.6
Majority 127 8.1
Turnout 1,565 23.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors Online". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Thurrock". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Thurrock council". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Stifford Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Grays Thurrock Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "The Homesteads Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Aveley Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "East Tilbury Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Little Thurrock Blackshots Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Tilbury Riverside Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Stanford-le-Hope East Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "News Archive – Grays Riverside ward by-election re". Thurrock Council. 5 September 2003. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "News Archive – By-election results". Thurrock Council. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 

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