Rochford District Council election, 2004

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Elections to Rochford Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Conservative 32 +2
Liberal Democrat 4 0
Independent 2 0
Labour 1 -2
Hawkwell Residents 1 0

Election result[edit]

Rochford Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 2 0 +2 100.0 62.3 9,370 +13.6%
  Labour 0 0 2 -2 0 18.6 2,799 -4.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 10.4 1,565 +6.9%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 8.7 1,305 -9.7%

3 Conservative candidates were unopposed.

Ward results[edit]

Ashingdon and Canewdon[edit]

Ashingdon and Canewdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Cutmore 714 56.5 +3.3
Green Andrew Vaughan 384 30.4 +16.6
Labour John Dickson 166 13.1 +2.3
Majority 330 26.1 -4.9
Turnout 1,264 37.0 +11.3
Conservative hold Swing

Foulness and Great Wakering[edit]

Foulness and Great Wakering
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barbara Wilkins 903 59.1 +11.6
Labour Graham Fox 626 40.9 -2.7
Majority 277 18.2 +14.3
Turnout 1,529 35.7 +8.6
Conservative hold Swing

Hockley Central[edit]

Hockley Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Thomass 1,203
Conservative Caroline Weston 1,107
Green Gabrielle Yeadell 415
Labour David Thompson 366
Labour Dorothy Thompson 353
Turnout 3,444 38.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hockley North[edit]

Hockley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Hungate 473 76.8 +12.7
Labour Stephen Hinde 143 23.2 +23.2
Majority 330 53.6 +25.4
Turnout 616 38.8
Conservative hold Swing

Hockley West[edit]

Hockley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Liv Hungate unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Hullbridge[edit]

Hullbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Robinson 1,040 53.5 +0.7
Labour Michael Hoy 520 26.7 -20.5
Green Robin Hume 385 19.8 +19.8
Majority 520 26.8 +21.2
Turnout 1,945 36.8 +15.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Lodge[edit]

Lodge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Merrick 704 64.9 +12.6
Green Neil Kirsh 381 35.1 +35.1
Majority 323 29.8 +25.2
Turnout 1,085 35.0 +12.3
Conservative hold Swing

Rayleigh Central[edit]

Rayleigh Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Humphries unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Rochford[edit]

Rochford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Gordon 957 60.5
Labour Myra Weir 625 39.5
Majority 332 21.0
Turnout 1,582 31.0 +8.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Sweyne Park[edit]

Sweyne Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Mockford unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Trinity[edit]

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Gibbs 722 59.4
Liberal Democrat Keith Budden 494 40.6
Majority 228 18.8
Turnout 1,216 43.6
Conservative hold Swing

Wheatley[edit]

Wheatley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Pullen 815 68.5
Liberal Democrat Mark Pearson 375 31.5
Majority 440 37.0
Turnout 1,190 38.1
Conservative hold Swing

Whitehouse[edit]

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Smith 732 62.7
Liberal Democrat Elena Black 436 37.3
Majority 296 25.4
Turnout 1,168 38.8
Conservative hold Swing

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