2002 Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2002 Barking and Dagenham council election. Labour in red, Chadwell Heath Residents Association in grey, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue.

Elections to Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council, UK were held on 2 May 2002 to elect members to the council. All seats were up for election following boundary changes since the last election in 1998. The Labour party easily kept overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 22.76%.[1][2]

Background[edit]

100 candidates nominated in total. Labour again ran a full slate (51) and was the only party to do so. By contrast the Conservative Party ran only 12 candidates , whilst the Liberal Democrats ran 28.

Election result[edit]

Barking and Dagenham Local Election Results 2002[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 42 -5 82.4 55.6 14,654
  Liberal Democrats 3 +2 5.9 23.2 6,115
  Conservative 2 +2 3.9 13.8 3,638
  Chadwell Heath RA 4 +1 7.8 5.5 1,444
  Green 0 0 0 1.2 306
  Independent 0 0 0 0.8 210

Ward results[edit]

Abbey[edit]

Abbey (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeanne Alexander 997 70.1 -1.1
Labour Graham Bramley 921
Labour Mohammed Fani 895
Liberal Democrats Brian Beadle 426 29.0 +1.1
Liberal Democrats June Griffin 387
Liberal Democrats Margaret Tester 354
Turnout 1,536 22.9 -4.4
Registered electors 3,580
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Alibon[edit]

Alibon (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terry Wade 743 67.4 -5.3
Labour John Davis 724
Labour Mick McCarthy 632
Conservative Mary Justice 360 32.6 +19.4
Turnout 1,264 19.1 -5.4
Registered electors 6,631
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Becontree[edit]

Becontree (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edith Bradley 841 65.8 -10.0
Labour John Wainwright 686
Labour Cameron Geddes 684
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Roberts 438 34.2 +10.0
Turnout 1,229 17.0 -2.8
Registered electors 7,212
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Chadwell Heath[edit]

Chadwell Heath (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents Ronald Curtis 682 35.6 -26.6
Residents Robert Jeyes 667
Conservative Terry Justice 642 33.5 +24.2
Residents Donna Lewis 624
Labour Patricia Northover 594 31.0 +2.4
Labour Abdul Aziz 513
Labour Alok Agrawal 485
Turnout 1,827 26.7 -5.0
Registered electors 6,855
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Conservative gain from Residents Swing

Eastbrook[edit]

Eastbrook (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lawrence Bunn 1,003 51.8 -21.8
Labour Leonard Collins 936
Labour Sidney Summerfield 893
Conservative Sue Connolly 725 37.4 N/A
Conservative Kerry Smith 717
Conservative Vivian Patten 677
Independent Mike Butler 210 10.8 N/A
Turnout 1,897 25.6 +0.5
Registered electors 7,419
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Eastbury[edit]

Eastbury (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Alan Cooper 986 56.4 +5.3
Liberal Democrats Jayne Cooper 930
Liberal Democrats Daniel Felton 885
Labour June Arnold 763 43.6 -5.3
Labour Pat Manley 760
Labour Rocky Gill 648
Turnout 1,873 25.8 -14.3
Registered electors 7,255
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Gascoigne[edit]

Gascoigne (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kay Flint 992 64.7 -12.6
Labour Valerie Rush 863
Labour Milton McKenzie 857
Liberal Democrats Alan Cornwell 383 25.0 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Bryan Tester 324
Liberal Democrats Stephen Gower 317
Green Hidir Yildirim 158 10.3 N/A
Turnout 1,474 24.2 +0.8
Registered electors 6,086
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Goresbrook[edit]

Goresbrook (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeff Porter 847 62.0 -4.1
Labour Matthew Huggins 842
Labour Alan Thomas 778
Liberal Democrats Kelly Gill 520 38.0 +4.1
Liberal Democrats William Gill 509
Turnout 1,443 20.3 -4.2
Registered electors 7,107
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Heath[edit]

Heath (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Fairbrass 966 57.6 +11.4
Labour Bryan Osborn 918
Labour Sidney Kallar 904
Conservative George Woodward 362 21.6 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Whyte 349 20.8 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Antony Stepton 328
Turnout 1,514 21.8 -1.9
Registered electors 6,951
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longbridge[edit]

Longbridge (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sue Bramley 869 42.2 -15.5
Labour Madeleine Baker 852
Conservative Brian Cook 811 39.4 N/A
Labour Nirmal Gill 774
Conservative Anton Clark 757
Conservative Paul Cocklind 741
Liberal Democrats Lea Harding 379 18.4 -23.9
Liberal Democrats Hazel Price 352
Liberal Democrats Shirley Felton 334
Turnout 2,115 29.6 -0.6
Registered electors 7,153
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Mayesbrook[edit]

Mayesbrook (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Blake 648 52.4 N/A
Labour Dee Hunt 619
Labour June Conyard 605
Liberal Democrats John Dias-Broughton 589 47.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Raymond Little 589
Liberal Democrats Jonathon Lopez-Real 533
Turnout 1,383 20.8 N/A
Registered electors 6,655
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Parsloes[edit]

Parsloes (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Jones 775 62.7 -14.5
Labour Herbert Collins 758
Labour Dennis O’Brien 647
Liberal Democrats Winifred Chapman 462 37.3 +14.5
Liberal Democrats Tony Perry 446
Turnout 1,295 19.9 -3.6
Registered electors 6,495
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

River[edit]

River (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Liam Smith 1,018 69.4 -6.5
Labour Patricia Twomey 987
Labour Inder Jamu 827
Liberal Democrats Rosemary McCulloch 449 30.6 +6.5
Turnout 1,462 20.4 -0.3
Registered electors 7,160
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Thames[edit]

Thames (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fred Barns 980 67.6 -4.9
Labour Joan Rawlinson 947
Labour David Miles 940
Liberal Democrats Juan Dias-Broughton 321 22.2 +16.8
Liberal Democrats Mardell Dias 293
Liberal Democrats Lisa Dias-Broughton 293
Green Francis Koch-Krause 148 10.2 N/A
Turnout 1,457 23.7 -7.1
Registered electors 6,144
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Valence[edit]

Valence (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vera Cridland 897 67.6 -7.0
Labour Jean Bruce 811
Labour Catherine Osborne 741
Liberal Democrats Claire Stepton 430 32.4 +7.0
Turnout 1,333 20.3 -1.9
Registered electors 6,568
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Village[edit]

Village (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lee Waker 981 55.2 -14.9
Labour Darrin Best 946
Labour Bill Dale 890
Conservative Neil Connelly 414 23.3 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Frederick Tindling 383 21.5 +8.7
Turnout 1,552 22.4 -1.1
Registered electors 6,941
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Whalebone[edit]

Whalebone (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents Albert Gibbs 762 41.7 N/A
Residents John Denyer 755
Labour Marie West 740 40.5 N/A
Labour Raymond Parkin 701
Residents Keith Woodcock 675
Labour Maureen Worby 667
Conservative Philip Grimmer 324 17.7 N/A
Conservative Sylvia Grimmer 279
Turnout 1,811 26.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,922
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

By-elections between 1998 and 2002[edit]

Goresbrook[edit]

Goresbrook by-election, 13 May 1999[1][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Liam A. Smith 834 56.3 +22.4
Labour William F. L. Barns 646 43.7 -22.4
Majority 188 12.6 N/A
Turnout 1,485 27.8 +3.3
Registered electors 5,333
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Terence P. Power.

Eastbury[edit]

Eastbury by-election, 14 October 1999[1][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Alan H. G. Cooper 949 70.8 +19.7
Labour David S. Miles 342 25.5 -23.4
Conservative Brian Cook 50 3.7 +3.7
Majority 607 55.3 N/A
Turnout 1,345 31.8 -8.3
Registered electors 4,226
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Stephen W. Churchman.

Marks Gate[edit]

Marks Gate by-election, 27 September 2001[1][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael A. McCarthy 443 56.6 +23.0
Conservative Terence J. Justice 290 37.0 +37.0
Liberal Democrats Jonathan M. Lopez-Real 27 3.4 -17.0
Green Geoffrey A. Hunwicks 23 2.9 +2.9
Majority 153 19.6 N/A
Turnout 20.0 -5.0
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Colin T. W. Pond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 2002" (PDF). London Datastore. London Residuary Body. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "London Borough By Election results". Gwydir. Keith Edkins. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Barking and Dagenham election results". Barking and Dagenham Council elections. Barking and Dagenham Council. Retrieved 29 May 2019.