Basildon Borough Council

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Basildon Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Type
Type
HousesUnicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded1 April 1974
Preceded byBasildon Urban District Council
Thurrock Urban District Council
New session started
25 May 2017 (Municipal year 2017/2018)
Leadership
Mayor
David Dadds
Website
www.basildon.gov.uk

Basildon Borough Council is the local authority of the Borough of Basildon in Essex, England.

Elections to the council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 42 seats on the council being elected at each election. Both the Conservative and Labour parties have controlled the council at different times, as well as periods when no party has had a majority.

At an extraordinary meeting on 25 May 2017, the council resolved to change from operating a Leader and Cabinet form of governance to a Committee System form of governance.[1]

The council is currently composed of the following councillors:[2]

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 23
Labour Party 12
UKIP 5
Independents 2


For election results, see Basildon Borough Council elections

By-elections[edit]

Billericay East by-election, 27th June 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Schrader 790 50.8 −6.7
UKIP Terry Gandy 464 29.8 +14.1
Labour Lauren Brown 170 10.9 −3.8
Liberal Democrat Nigel Horn 128 8.2 −3.9
National Front Thomas Beaney 3 0.2 N/A
Majority 326 21.0
Turnout 1,564 16.7
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.basildon.gov.uk/article/2083/Political-Structure-and-Decision-Making
  2. ^ "Your Councillors". Basildon Borough Council. Retrieved 31 May 2013.

External links[edit]