Brentwood Borough Council elections

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One third of Brentwood Borough Council in Essex, England is elected each year, followed by one year where there is an election to Essex County Council. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 37 councillors have been elected from 15 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party or group in control Years
Council founded 1973
Conservative 1973 - 1990
No overall control 1990 - 1991
Liberal Democrats 1991 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - 2004
Conservative 2004 - 2014
No overall control 2014 - 2015
Conservative 2015 - Present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Shenfield By-Election – 6 December 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Clare Cohen 728 50.7 -3.3
Conservative Stephen Edward May 557 38.8 +0.1
Labour Richard Millwood 31 2.2 -14.4
UKIP David Watt 119 7.8 +0.9
Majority 171
Turnout 1436 33.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Hutton South By-Election – 4 June 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Hirst 1010 74.6 -5.6
Liberal Democrat Linda Price 232 17.1 +3.4
Labour Cornelius Maxey 95 7 +0.9
Majority 778 57.5 -9.1
Turnout 1354 44.8 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing -9.1
Hutton South By-Election – 30 October 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Reed 686 73.3 -5.1
Liberal Democrat Linda Price 199 21.3 +6.4
Labour Gareth Barrett 50 5.7 -1
Majority 487 52 11.5
Turnout 942 31.2 6.8
Conservative hold Swing -17.1
Pilgrims Hatch By-Election – 1 March 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Kendall 712 50.3 +0.6
Conservative Keith Sparling 651 46.0 +1.2
Labour Michele Wigram 53 3.7 -1.7
Majority 61 4.3 -0.6
Turnout 1,416 31.8 -9.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing +4.6
Pilgrims Hatch By-Election – 10 February 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne Long 874 54.2 +10.7
Conservative Antony Williams 640 39.7 -8.5
Labour Michael Le-Surf 98 6.1 -1.3
Majority 234 14.5 +9.8
Turnout 1,612 36.3 -5.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +9.6
Ingatestone & Fryerning By-Election – 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,325 51.2 -7.9
Liberal Democrat 818 31.6 -1.0
Labour 326 12.6 +4.4
Green 117 4.5 +4.5
Majority 360 31.6
Turnout 507
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -4.5
Hutton South By-Election – 9 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Kenny 484 36.0 -27.3
Liberal Democrat 448 33.4 +6.8
Independent Conservative 351 26.1 +26.1
Labour 60 4.5 -5.5
Majority 36 2.6
Turnout 1,343 25.0
Conservative hold Swing -17.1
Hook End & Wyatts Green By-Election – 10 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 542 72.7
Liberal Democrat 150 20.1
Labour 54 7.2
Majority 392 52.6
Turnout 746
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors (Brentwood Borough)". Brentwood Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Brentwood". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Lib Dems gain two seats from Tories in local election". Brentwood Weekly News. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Brentwood (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ The Essex (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Essex and Greater London (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Brentwood". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Brentwood (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Brentwood Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  10. ^ "Election of a Borough Councillor for the Hutton South Ward of Brentwood Borough Council" (PDF). Brentwood Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  11. ^ "Borough Council election" (PDF). Brentwood Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  12. ^ "Poor results for Tories in two marginals". London: guardian.co.uk. 2005-02-11. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 

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