Castle Point Borough Council election, 2004

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Map of the results of the 2004 Castle Point Borough Council election. Conservative in blue and Canvey Island Independent Party in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2004.

The 2004 Castle Point Borough Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Castle Point 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

Background[edit]

Before the election the Conservatives controlled the council with 39 councillors, while both Labour and the Canvey Island Independent Party had 1 seat.[3] The Canvey Island Independent Party had been formed by ex-Labour councillor Dave Blackwell after he quit Labour in January 2004.[4] The party wanted Canvey Island to have its own council and police division.[5]

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives remained in control of the council, but lost 4 seats to the Canvey Island Independent Party.[6] This reduced the Conservatives to 35 councillors, while the Canvey Island Independent Party became the only opposition on the council with 6 seats.[2][6] The Canvey Island Independent Party won all 5 seats they had contested including defeating the only Labour councillor Terry Blackwell.[6]

Castle Point local election result 2004[7][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 0 4 -4 61.5 48.8 11,145 -12.0%
  Canvey Independent 5 5 0 +5 38.5 16.7 3,820 +16.7%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 27.1 6,193 -10.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 6.3 1,449 +5.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 163 +0.4%
  National Liberal Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 47 +0.2%
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 44 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Appleton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Skipp 1,183 64.6
Labour John Trollope 649 35.4
Majority 534 29.1
Turnout 1,832 34.6 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing
Boyce[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Freeman 1,185 63.9
Labour Anthony Wright 416 22.4
Green Nanine Othni 254 13.7
Majority 769 41.5
Turnout 1,855 36.3 +7.9
Conservative hold Swing
Canvey Island Central[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Canvey Independent John Anderson 751 44.2
Labour Terry Blackwell 456 26.8
Conservative Nigel King 452 26.6
Green Christopher Keene 40 2.4
Majority 295 17.4
Turnout 1,699 33.1 +10.4
Canvey Independent gain from Labour Swing
Canvey Island East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Canvey Independent Anne Wood 847 45.7
Conservative Winnifred Day 510 27.5
Labour Jackie Reilly 449 24.2
National Liberal Party Keith Low 47 2.5
Majority 337 18.2
Turnout 1,853 36.0 +10.5
Canvey Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Canvey Island North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Canvey Independent Martin Tucker 846 47.6
Labour Mark Reilly 457 25.7
Conservative Heather Searle 406 22.8
Green Irene Willis 70 3.9
Majority 389 21.9
Turnout 1,779 34.8 +14.8
Canvey Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Canvey Island South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Canvey Independent Brian Wood 750 41.9
Conservative Jeffrey Stanley 581 32.5
Labour Mike Curham 248 13.9
Independent L Hart 163 9.1
Green Clifford Hughes 48 2.7
Majority 169 9.4
Turnout 1,790 35.1 +7.9
Canvey Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Canvey Island Winter Gardens[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Canvey Independent Barry Dixie 626 45.5
Conservative Keneth Moore 460 33.5
Labour Margaret McArthur-Curtis 245 17.8
Respect Robert Chapman 44 3.2
Majority 166 12.1
Turnout 1,375 26.4 +5.9
Canvey Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Cedar Hall[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Ladzrie 1,170 67.8
Labour Lorna Trollope 556 32.2
Majority 614 35.6
Turnout 1,726 36.9 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing
St Georges[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Govier 1,007 60.5
Labour Joseph Cooke 657 39.5
Majority 350 21.0
Turnout 1,664 35.3 +6.8
Conservative hold Swing
St James'[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W Sharp 1,131 57.9
Green Vikki Copping 425 21.8
Labour Daniel Regan 397 20.3
Majority 706 36.1
Turnout 1,953 39.1 +10.9
Conservative hold Swing
St Mary's[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Cross 942 52.7
Labour Brian Wilson 844 47.3
Majority 98 5.5
Turnout 1,786 35.6 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing
St Peter's[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Beverley Egan 1,084 60.4
Labour M Gamble 423 23.6
Green Peck 288 16.0
Majority 661 36.8
Turnout 1,795 35.4 +5.8
Conservative hold Swing
Victoria[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Enid Isaacs 1,034 59.0
Labour Robert Peters 396 22.6
Green Douglas Copping 324 18.5
Majority 638 36.4
Turnout 1,754 38.0 +8.9
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2004 and 2006[edit]

Boyce[edit]

Boyce by-election 30 September 2004[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 699 64.0 +0.1
Labour 278 25.4 +3.0
Green 116 10.6 -3.1
Majority 421 38.5 -3.0
Turnout 1,093 21.5 -14.8
Conservative hold Swing

Canvey Island North[edit]

Canvey Island North by-election 8 September 2005[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Reilly 399 45.8 +20.1
Canvey Island Independent Party 315 36.1 -11.5
Conservative 131 15.0 -7.8
Liberal Democrat 27 3.1 +3.1
Majority 84 9.6
Turnout 872 16.6 -18.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Castle Point council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Castle Point : Council election results, June 10". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 11 June 2004. 
  3. ^ "Castle Point : We'll keep sticking to our promises". Essex county Publications. NewsBank. 4 May 2004. 
  4. ^ "Castle Point: Opposition in tatters as stalwart quits Labour". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 20 January 2004. 
  5. ^ "Canvey: New campaign to give island independence". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 20 February 2004. 
  6. ^ a b c "Canvey: Ecstatic Canvey Independent Party". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 11 June 2004. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Borough Election results". Castle Point Borough Council. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ballot box - Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 12 June 2004. p. 26. 
  9. ^ a b "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Canvey: Labour victory fuels Tory fighting". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 12 September 2005.