Thurrock Council election, 2002

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The 2002 Thurrock Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Thurrock Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

43 candidates stood in the election, with 16 of the 20 wards being contested.[2] Both Conservative and Labour parties stood in all 16 seats, along with 7 Liberal Democrats, 3 Independents and 1 Green Party candidate.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Thurrock Local Election Result 2002[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 1 1 0 81.3 48.6 8,379 -6.3%
  Conservative 1 1 2 -1 6.3 37.1 6,396 -0.4%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 6.3 7.1 1,220 +6.2%
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 0 +1 6.3 7.0 1,210 +1.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 41 +0.0%

Ward results[edit]

Aveley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Pearce 889 60.9 +13.6
Labour Wahidur Rahman 413 28.3 -12.6
Liberal Democrat Mark Meechan 97 6.6 -1.7
Green Dean Hall 41 2.8 -0.8
Independent Pauline Campbell 19 1.3 +1.3
Majority 476 32.6 +26.2
Turnout 1,459 25.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Belhus[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hooper 597 57.3 -1.3
Conservative Jane Atkins 306 29.4 +3.7
Liberal Democrat John Biddall 138 13.3 -2.5
Majority 291 27.9 -5.0
Turnout 1,041 15.9
Labour hold Swing
Chadwell St Mary[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Fish 974 70.1 -4.1
Conservative Yvonne Partridge 416 29.9 +4.1
Majority 558 40.2 -8.2
Turnout 1,390 19.7
Labour hold Swing
Chafford Hundred[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Earnshaw Palmer 470 40.6 +15.5
Conservative Neil Rockliffe 407 35.1 -2.3
Labour Ian Duffield 282 24.3 -13.2
Majority 63 5.5
Turnout 1,159 19.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Corringham West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Barron 399 52.3 -9.7
Conservative Nicola Stokes 230 30.1 -7.9
Liberal Democrat James Thompson 134 17.6 +17.6
Majority 169 22.2 -1.8
Turnout 763 19.6
Labour hold Swing
East Tilbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Barry Palmer 941 80.6 +80.6
Labour Julian Norris 117 10.0 -54.7
Conservative Susan Harrison 110 9.4 -25.9
Majority 824 70.6
Turnout 1,168 27.0
Independent hold Swing
Grays Riverside[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Kent 484 51.1 -11.5
Conservative Faye Rigby 282 29.7 -7.7
Liberal Democrat Brian Livermore 182 19.2 +19.2
Majority 202 11.4 -13.8
Turnout 948 14.7
Labour hold Swing
Grays Thurrock[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yash Gupta 740 57.1 -4.3
Conservative Steven Mason 557 42.9 +4.3
Majority 183 14.2 -8.6
Turnout 1,297 20.7
Labour hold Swing
Ockendon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Canavon 751 61.1 -4.5
Conservative Emma Woods 479 38.9 +4.5
Majority 272 22.2 -9.0
Turnout 1,230 18.3
Labour hold Swing
Stanford-le-Hope East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eunice Southam 521 52.5 +3.5
Conservative John Vesey 472 47.5 +19.9
Majority 49 5.0 -16.4
Turnout 993 22.8
Labour hold Swing
Stanford-le-Hope West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Clarke 405 53.2
Conservative Barry Dorrington 356 46.8
Majority 49 6.4
Turnout 761 20.2
Labour hold Swing
Stifford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan McPherson 719 44.9 -1.1
Conservative Robert Barnes 623 38.9 +1.9
Independent Geoffrey Slocock 260 16.2 +8.8
Majority 96 6.0 -3.0
Turnout 1,602 27.1
Labour hold Swing
The Homesteads[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Sharp 709 51.3 -3.0
Conservative Melanie Aung-Htut 674 48.7 +12.0
Majority 35 2.6 -15.0
Turnout 1,383 24.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Tilbury Riverside[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Southam 433 82.2 +9.5
Conservative Jean Watts 94 17.8 +0.5
Majority 339 64.4 +9.0
Turnout 527 14.1
Labour hold Swing
Tilbury St Chads[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Smith 447 67.7 +8.6
Conservative Maurren Pearce 123 18.6 -8.6
Liberal Democrat David Coward 90 13.6 -0.1
Majority 324 49.1 +17.2
Turnout 660 16.0
Labour hold Swing
West Thurrock[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Harris 388 44.9 -11.9
Conservative Mark Harrison 378 43.7 +17.8
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 99 11.4 +1.3
Majority 10 1.2 -29.7
Turnout 865 14.4
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thurrock". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Thurrock:Voters to make their choices in 16 wards". Evening Echo. 2002-04-09. Retrieved 2009-11-24. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Election results; Local Election". The Times. 2002-05-04. p. 16. 
  4. ^ "Full results". Financial Times. 2002-05-04. p. 7.