Basildon Borough Council election, 2011

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Map of the results of the 2011 Basildon council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2011.

The 2011 Basildon Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Basildon Borough 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 Conservatives stay in control of the council after retaining all of the seats they had been defending.[3] This left the Conservatives with 29 seats, compared to 11 for Labour.[4] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats were reduced to 2 councillors and the party lost vote share across the council.[5] Overall turnout in the election was 35%.[6]

The only change in the election saw Labour gain 1 seat from the Liberal Democrats in Nethermayne, with the winning Labour candidate, Andrew Gordon, becoming the youngest councillor at the age of 18.[5] Among the other winners was Daniel Munyambu for Labour in Vange, who became the second Kenyan to be elected as a councillor in the United Kingdom,[7] and the former council leader Nigel Smith who returned to the council in Lee Chapel North.[5]

Basildon Local Election Result 2011[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 0 0 0 53.3 46.0 19,430 -3.6%
  Labour 7 1 0 +1 46.7 32.1 13,532 +10.7%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 1 -1 0 8.9 3,766 -9.4%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 3,475 +4.7%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1,336 +3.2%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 356 -6.4%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 244 +0.6%
  None of The Above 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 63 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Billericay East[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Dadds 2,626 64.6 +3.5
Labour Patricia Reid 567 13.9 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Nigel Horn 528 13.0 -7.3
UKIP Susan McCaffery 346 8.5 +3.9
Majority 2,059 50.6 +9.9
Turnout 4,067 44.2 -30
Conservative hold Swing
Billericay West[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Horgan 2,416 59.3 -3.9
UKIP Terry Gandy 665 16.3 +12.7
Labour Geoffrey Bores 584 14.3 +3.0
Liberal Democrat John James 407 10.0 -8.6
Majority 1,751 43.0 -1.6
Turnout 4,072 43.5 -30
Conservative hold Swing
Burstead[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kevin Blake 2,330 62.9 +4.6
Labour Sandra Bennett 615 16.6 +5.1
Liberal Democrat Stewart Goshawk 393 10.6 -6.1
UKIP Cherry Young 367 9.9 +0.5
Majority 1,715 46.3 +4.8
Turnout 3,705 43.6 -29
Conservative hold Swing
Fryerns (2)[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Allan Davies 1,365 27.6
Labour David Kirkman 1,190 24.1
Conservative Gwen Ball 806 16.3
Conservative James Paton 588 11.9
UKIP David Sheppard 365 7.4
BNP Len Heather 356 7.2
Liberal Democrat Arnold Lutton 269 5.4
Turnout 4,939 30.1 -26
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Laindon Park[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jilly Hyde 1,318 49.1 +6.0
Labour John McCrea 1,166 43.4 +13.2
Liberal Democrat Colin Grant 201 7.5 -9.3
Majority 152 5.7 -7.2
Turnout 2,685 32.3 -27
Conservative hold Swing
Lee Chapel North[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nigel Smith 1,408 54.9 +17.5
Conservative Christine Hedley 740 28.8 -5.1
National Front Thomas Beaney 244 9.5 +9.5
Liberal Democrat Emma Peall 173 6.7 -10.9
Majority 668 26.0 +22.5
Turnout 2,565 29.2 -26
Labour hold Swing
Nethermayne[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Gordon 926 30.2 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Phil Jenkins 752 24.5 -11.9
Conservative Stephen Foster 709 23.1 -8.1
UKIP Kerry Smith 619 20.2 +20.2
Independent None of the Above X 63 2.1 +2.1
Majority 174 5.7
Turnout 3,069 34.9 -28
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Pitsea North West[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Bobbin 1,111 47.3 +16.2
Conservative Danny Lawrence 702 29.9 -4.2
UKIP Terry McBride 391 16.7 +7.4
Liberal Democrat Martin Howard 143 6.1 -9.8
Majority 409 17.4
Turnout 2,347 25.5 -27
Labour hold Swing
Pitsea South East[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mo Larkin 1,197 43.6 +3.9
Labour Mark Walker 1,056 38.4 +6.6
UKIP Imelda Clancy 384 14.0 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Vivien Howard 110 4.0 -7.6
Majority 141 5.1 -2.9
Turnout 2,747 32.3 -26
Conservative hold Swing
St Martin's[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Rackley 1,004 57.8 +19.7
Conservative Andrew Schrader 557 32.0 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Michael Dickinson 177 10.2 -1.3
Majority 447 25.7 +16.4
Turnout 1,738 29.5 +6
Labour hold Swing
Vange[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Daniel Munyambu 1,089 52.3 +21.4
Conservative Andrew Morris 554 26.6 -9.2
UKIP Kim Gandy 338 16.2 +16.2
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Grant 102 4.9 -1.4
Majority 535 25.7
Turnout 2,083 30.6 +7
Labour hold Swing
Wickford Castledon[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sylvia Buckley 1,434 59.7 +0.4
Independent Alan Ball 446 18.6 +18.6
Labour Sarah Davies 397 16.5 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Tony Morris 127 5.3 -11.6
Majority 988 41.1 -0.9
Turnout 2,404 38.9 -30
Conservative hold Swing
Wickford North[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Mowe 1,925 54.1 -4.0
Independent Dave Harrison 890 25.0 +25.0
Labour Thomas Kirkman 590 16.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrat John Spriggs 155 4.4 -13.0
Majority 1,035 29.1 -11.6
Turnout 3,560 37.3 -29
Conservative hold Swing
Wickford Park[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Chris Jackman 1,528 68.8 +10.1
Labour Andrew Buxton 464 20.9 +5.3
Liberal Democrat John McGarrigle 229 10.3 -8.2
Majority 1,064 47.9 +7.7
Turnout 2,221 32.1 -32
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Election results 2011: English council summary results". guardian.co.uk. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tories maintain grip on Basildon". Southend Standard. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Liberal Democrats lose 11 seats in Chelmsford". BBC News Online. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Tories maintain control". Yellow Advertiser. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Election results at a glance". Basildon Borough Council. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Njenga, Felix (19 June 2011). "Breaking barriers to seek the political kingdom". The Standard. Retrieved 3 July 2011.