Southend-on-Sea Borough Council elections

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Southend-on-Sea is a unitary authority in Essex, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1987
No overall control 1987-1990
Conservative 1990-1994
No overall control 1994-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
No overall control 1997-2000
Conservative 2000-2012
No overall control 2012-2013
Conservative 2013-2014
No overall control 2014–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Chalkwell By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,353 48.1 +13.6
Liberal Democrat 1,283 45.6 +11.6
Labour 176 6.3 -7.5
Majority 70 2.5
Turnout 2,812 29.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Shoeburyness By-Election 19 July 2001[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Allan Cole 509 48.8 -0.8
Labour George Saville 400 38.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Barry Godwin 133 12.8 +1.7
Majority 109 10.4
Turnout 1,042 14.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Chalkwell By-Election 5 May 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robin Carlile 1,870 44.7
Liberal Democrat Stephen Vincent 1,146 27.4
Labour Lydia Sookias 772 18.4
UKIP Leonard Lierens 219 5.2
Independent John Bacon 179 4.3
Majority 724 17.3
Turnout 4,186 57.4
West Shoebury By-Election 7 December 2006[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Day 765 56.2 +12.2
BNP Terence Jellis 243 17.9 +4.9
Labour Lars Davidsson 180 13.2 +13.2
Liberal Democrat Mary Betson 173 12.7 +5.7
Majority 522 38.3
Turnout 1,361 18.5
Conservative hold Swing
Shoeburyness By-Election 20 September 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Michael Assenheim 666 34.0 +6.0
Conservative Graham Hill 494 25.2 -8.8
Labour Anne Chalk 460 23.5 +3.5
BNP Alisdair Lewis 273 13.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Jane Dresner 66 3.4 -1.6
Majority 172 8.8
Turnout 1,959 25.3
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Southend-On-Sea". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  3. ^ The Borough of Southend-on-Sea (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Southend-on-Sea (Electoral Changes) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Southend-on-Sea". BBC News Online. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Councillors". Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Borough Council Election" (PDF). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Chalkwell By-election 5th May 2005" (PDF). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Labour lose two but win by a whisker in Scotland". 24dash.com. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010. [dead link]

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