Tendring District Council elections

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Tendring District Council in Essex, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 60 councillors have been elected from 32 wards.

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1991
No overall control 1991 - 1995
Labour 1995 - 1999
No overall control 1999 - 2011
Conservative 2011 - 2015
No overall control 2015–Present

Council elections[edit]

Year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats UKIP Tendring First Community Representatives HOSRA Independent
1991 18 11 19 - - - 4 7 (2*)
1995 8 37 6 - - - 4 4
1999 17 23 9 - - - 3 6 (1*)
2003 25 11 13 - - 4 3 4
2007 28 6 6 - 10 5 2 3
2011 33 9 2 - 8 - 3 5
2015 23 4 1 22 1 - 3 6

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Haven By-Election 21 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents 655 62.3
Conservative 221 21.0
Labour 142 13.5
Liberal Democrat 33 3.1
Majority 434 41.3
Turnout 1,051 39.3
Independent hold Swing
St James By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 352 39.5 +7.3
Labour 321 36.0 -13.4
Liberal Democrat 219 24.6 +6.2
Majority 31 3.5
Turnout 892 17.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Harwich East By-Election 2 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 340 50.1 -18.0
Conservative 151 22.3 +22.3
Independent Labour 103 15.2 +15.2
Liberal Democrat 84 12.4 +12.4
Majority 189 27.8
Turnout 678 27.5
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Rush Green By-Election 20 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 473 52.3 -2.7
Conservative 324 35.8 +2.4
Liberal Democrat 108 11.9 +0.4
Majority 149 16.5
Turnout 905 21.0
Labour hold Swing
St Mary's By-Election 19 April 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 374 50.7 +4.7
Conservative 174 23.6 -4.2
Community Representative 95 12.9 +12.9
Liberal Democrat 94 12.8 -13.4
Majority 200 27.1
Turnout 737 19.0
Labour hold Swing
Brightlingsea East By-Election 2 August 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 188 39.4 +8.7
Labour 165 34.6 +1.5
Conservative 124 26.0 +26.0
Majority 23 4.8
Turnout 477 15.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
St. Bartholomew By-Election 29 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent 332 51.1 -25.5
Labour 238 36.6 +19.2
Conservative 80 12.3 +12.3
Majority 94 14.5
Turnout 650 22.0
Labour hold Swing
Alresford Thorrington and Frating By-Election 7 March 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Garry Scott 347 44.0 +44.0
Conservative 281 35.7 -13.6
Labour 160 20.3 -30.4
Majority 66 8.3
Turnout 788 26.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Clacton St Johns By-Election 13 June 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 780 46.0 +4.9
Conservative 514 30.3 +10.9
Labour 403 23.7 +0.0
Majority 266 15.7
Turnout 1,697 28.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Pier By-Election 22 July 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 205 30.5 -17.4
Labour 154 22.9 -16.2
UKIP 109 16.2 +16.2
Liberal Democrat 102 15.2 +15.2
Community Candidate 102 15.2 +15.2
Majority 51 7.6
Turnout 672 19.4
Conservative hold Swing
Thorrington, Frating, Elmstead & Great Bromley By-Election 20 January 2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 577 55.1 +2.8
Liberal Democrat 345 32.9 -14.8
Labour 125 12.0 +12.0
Majority 232 22.6
Turnout 1,047 28.5
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

Burrsville By-Election 24 September 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pam Sambridge 455 55.2 -10.5
Liberal Democrat Joyce O'Brien 227 27.5 +15.7
Labour Max Morris 90 10.9 +1.1
Green Chris Southall 52 6.3 +6.3
Majority 228 27.7
Turnout 824 46.0
Conservative hold Swing
Golf Green By-Election 8 April 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dan Casey 409 28.2 -0.8
Conservative John Chittock 404 27.9 +8.6
Tendring First Louise Stanley 313 21.6 -21.8
BNP Keith Beaumont 139 9.6 +9.6
Independent Christopher Judd 120 8.3 +8.3
Liberal Democrat John Candler 63 4.4 +4.4
Majority 5 0.3
Turnout 1,448 36.6
Labour gain from Tendring First Swing

2015-present[edit]

Rush Green By-Election 16 July 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Richard Everett 338 38.5% -10.0%
Conservative Danny Mayzes 290 33.1% +3.8
Labour Samantha Atkinson 213 24.3% +2.1
Independent William Hones 36 4.1% new
Majority
Turnout 877 24.8%
UKIP hold Swing
Great & Little Oakley by-election 9 February 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Michael Bush 216 36.8 +14.1
Conservative Andrew Erskine 171 29.1 +1.4
Labour Robert Shephard 117 19.9 -5.5
Liberal Democrat Matthew Bensilum 83 14.1 N/A
Majority
Turnout 39.3
UKIP gain from Independent Swing
St James by-election 6 April 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maurice Alexander 371 47.9 +12.7
UKIP Teresa O'Hara 174 22.5 -16.3
Labour Wendy Brown 116 15.0 -1.0
Liberal Democrat Sean Duffy 99 12.8 N/A
Green Rosemary Dodds 15 1.9 N/A
Majority 197 25.4
Turnout 777 23
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tendring". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ The District of Tendring (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  3. ^ "Lib Dems excel in council polls". guardian.co.uk. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Tories celebrate Hackney council win". guardian.co.uk. 2005-01-21. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  5. ^ "Widow wins her husband's council seat". Daily Gazette. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Labour gain narrow victory over Tories in crucial by-election". Daily Gazette. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  7. ^ http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/council/elections%20%26%20voting/Declaration%20of%20results%20060417%20St%20James.pdf

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