Basildon District Council election, 1999

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The 1999 Basildon District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw Labour keep their majority after retaining all the seats they had been defending in Basildon.[3] The Conservatives became the main opposition on the council after gaining seats from the Liberal Democrats in Billericay and Wickford.[4] Overall turnout in the election was 24.3%.[5]

Basildon Local Election Result 1999[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 0 57.1
  Conservative 5 +5 35.7
  Liberal Democrat 1 -5 7.1


  1. ^ "Basildon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "How the nations voted". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48. 
  3. ^ "Elections: Tories seize Wickford and Billericay". Southend Standard. 10 May 1999. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Elections: Southend makes Tories blue". Southend Standard. 10 May 1999. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Local Election Results, 1999". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-25.