Basildon District Council election, 2006

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Map of the results of the 2006 Basildon council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2006.

The 2006 Basildon District Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservative party increase their majority to 12 seats after gaining 3 seats from Labour.[3][4] The Conservatives gains came in the wards of Laindon Park, Pitsea North West and Pitsea South East enabling the party to win 11 of the 14 seats contested.[4] Overall turnout in the election was 33.5%.[5]

Basildon Local Election Result 2006[6][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 3 0 +3 78.6 54.4 20,654 +9.2%
  Labour 2 0 3 -3 14.3 22.9 8,684 -0.3%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 7.1 13.0 4,944 -6.0%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 6.7 2,553 -1.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 553 +1.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 381 -0.5%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 198 -0.6%

Ward results[edit]

Billericay East[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Archer 2,486 72.5 +6.6
Liberal Democrat John James 638 18.6 -5.3
Labour Patricia Reid 307 8.9 -1.3
Majority 1,848 53.9 +11.9
Turnout 3,431 38.1 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Billericay West[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Hedley 2,172 64.1 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Taylor 511 15.1 -8.7
BNP Michael Bateman 438 12.9 +12.9
Labour Wendy Aitken 265 7.8 -0.5
Majority 1,661 49.1 +5.0
Turnout 3,386 36.2 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Burstead[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Buckenham 2,305 69.8 +8.1
Liberal Democrat Susan Haeger 648 19.6 -7.1
Labour Margaret Viney 350 10.6 -1.0
Majority 1,657 50.2 +15.2
Turnout 3,303 40.0 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Crouch[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terri Sargent 1,394 60.8 +6.7
BNP Geoffrey McCarthy 310 13.5 +13.5
Labour Anthony Borlase 240 10.5 -2.6
English Democrat Kim Gandy 198 8.6 -11.7
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Myall 152 6.6 -6.0
Majority 1,084 47.3 +13.5
Turnout 2,294 36.5 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing
Fryerns[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janet Payn 1,258 43.7 +3.5
BNP Leonard Heather 727 25.3 +3.7
Conservative Mark Coker 548 19.0 -2.0
Liberal Democrat John Lutton 344 12.0 +1.4
Majority 531 18.5 -0.1
Turnout 2,877 31.6 +1.6
Labour hold Swing
Laindon Park[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Dornan 1,173 44.5 +9.6
Labour Barbara Croft 944 35.8 +7.5
BNP Matthew Single 518 19.7 -0.5
Majority 229 8.7 +2.2
Turnout 2,635 31.5 +1.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Langdon Hills[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sandra Hillier 1,439 62.6 +8.1
Labour William Archibald 377 16.4 -4.0
Liberal Democrat Philip Jenkins 255 11.1 -3.0
Green Annie Humphries 228 9.9 -1.0
Majority 1,062 46.2 +12.1
Turnout 2,299 35.1 +1.3
Conservative hold Swing
Lee Chapel North[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nigel Smith 1,009 39.7 +1.1
Conservative Esther Phillips 610 24.0 +0.6
BNP Philip Howell 560 22.0 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Stephen Nice 212 8.3 -1.8
Green Ernest Humphries 153 6.0 +0.4
Majority 399 15.7 +0.5
Turnout 2,544 30.0 +0.2
Labour hold Swing
Nethermayne[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Linda Williams 1,268 42.0 -3.5
Conservative Henry Tucker 1,027 34.0 +3.4
Labour Michael Bushell 726 24.0 +0.1
Majority 241 8.0 -6.9
Turnout 3,021 35.0 -2.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Pitsea North West[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Livesey 1,014 44.4 +4.2
Labour Keith Bobbin 882 38.6 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Martin Howard 388 17.0 -5.0
Majority 132 5.8 +3.4
Turnout 2,284 25.2 +1.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Pitsea South East[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Abrahall 1,579 59.1 +15.1
Labour Emma Collins 1,095 40.9 +14.4
Majority 484 18.1 +0.6
Turnout 2,674 30.8 +0.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wickford Castledon[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Buckley 1,291 56.2 -11.9
Independent Alan Ball 553 24.1 +24.1
Labour Leonard Wilkins 269 11.7 -4.6
Liberal Democrat Vivien Howard 186 8.1 -7.5
Majority 738 32.1 -19.7
Turnout 2,299 38.0
Conservative hold Swing
Wickford North[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Ball 2,335 76.6 +19.9
Labour Christopher Wilson 712 23.4 +8.8
Majority 1,623 53.3 +11.9
Turnout 3,047 34.0 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Wickford Park[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Donald Morris 1,281 68.4 +8.3
Liberal Democrat Michael Woods 342 18.3 +2.1
Labour Daniel Blaney 250 13.3 -10.4
Majority 939 50.1 +13.7
Turnout 1,873 27.7
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Basildon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Local elections 2006" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 10 May 2006. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tories fail to take Colchester". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Basildon remains true blue". Echo. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Austin, Jon (4 May 2007). "Tories fail to make clean sweep". Southend Standard. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "District Council election". Basildon District Council. Retrieved 28 June 2011.