Thurrock Council election, 2006

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The 2006 Thurrock Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Thurrock 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

Election result[edit]

The results saw Labour gain one seat from the Conservatives in West Thurrock and South Stifford ward where the British National Party pushed the Conservatives into third place.[3] However the Conservatives held the other 7 seats they were defending and as a result maintained an overall majority of 3 on the council.[3]

Thurrock Local Election Result 2006[3][4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 1 0 +1 56.3 35.9 10,365 -4.5%
  Conservative 7 0 1 -1 43.8 41.3 11,933 -5.8%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 3,476 +9.7%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 2,049 +3.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 561 -4.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 523 +1.3%

Ward results[edit]

Aveley & Uplands[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wendy Herd 941 51.6
Labour Martin Healy 509 27.9
Green Dean Hall 202 11.1
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 173 9.5
Majority 432 23.7
Turnout 1,825 28.8 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Belhus[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Maynard 726 41.5
BNP John Cotter 524 30.0
Conservative Edward Woods 499 28.5
Majority 202 11.5
Turnout 1,749 26.6 +4.5
Labour hold Swing
Chadwell St. Mary[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marion Canavon 928 38.5
Conservative Amanda Redsell 648 26.9
BNP Dave Strickson 598 24.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Saunders 237 9.8
Majority 280 11.6
Turnout 2,411 33.6 +8.8
Labour hold Swing
Grays Riverside[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carl Morris 765 43.6
Conservative Allan Edwards 501 28.6
BNP Emma Colgate 487 27.8
Majority 264 15.0
Turnout 1,753 25.1 -2.5
Labour hold Swing
Grays Thurrock[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Harris 987 42.0
Conservative Sharon Ponder 876 37.3
BNP Bryn Robinson 411 17.5
Independent Danbir Bhullar 77 3.3
Majority 111 4.7
Turnout 2,351 37.0 +6.2
Labour hold Swing
Little Thurrock Blackshots[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Benjamin Maney 1,081 64.8
Labour Clinton Sear 363 21.8
Liberal Democrat David Coward 224 13.4
Majority 718 43.0
Turnout 1,668 37.7 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Little Thurrock Rectory[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Gledhill 978 68.3
Labour Gabriel Olufemi 454 31.7
Majority 524 36.6
Turnout 1,432 32.1 +0.3
Conservative hold Swing
Ockendon[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barrie Lawrence 916 45.2
Conservative Susan Sibthorpe 791 39.0
Green Ian Burgess 321 15.8
Majority 125 6.2
Turnout 2,028 30.6 +4.1
Labour hold Swing
Orsett[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Revell 1,379 73.4
Labour Julian Norris 297 15.8
Liberal Democrat John Tunbridge 204 10.9
Majority 1,082 57.6
Turnout 1,880 44.3 +4.4
Conservative hold Swing
South Chafford[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Babatunde Ojetola 539 46.4
Liberal Democrat Earnshaw Palmer 354 30.5
Labour Oliver Gerrish 268 23.1
Majority 185 15.9
Turnout 1,161 25.4 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Stanford East & Corringham Town[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phillip Smith 939 40.2
Conservative Kay Mangion 847 36.3
BNP Christopher Roberts 548 23.5
Majority 92 3.9
Turnout 2,334 36.0 +5.2
Labour hold Swing
Stifford Clays[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maureen Pearce 829 43.2
Labour Gerard Rice 795 41.4
Liberal Democrat Derrick Harris 296 15.4
Majority 34 1.8
Turnout 1,920 40.9 +7.4
Conservative hold Swing
The Homesteads[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Everett 1,061 42.7
Labour Anthony Sharp 860 34.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Riley 561 22.6
Majority 201 8.1
Turnout 2,482 37.2 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing
Tilbury Riverside & Thurrock Park[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bukky Okunade 392 36.6
Independent Malcolm Southam 345 32.2
Conservative Paul Coutts 335 31.3
Majority 47 4.4
Turnout 1,072 25.4 -3.1
Labour hold Swing
Tilbury St. Chads[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Bingley 558 47.7
BNP Nicholas Geri 316 27.0
Conservative Lee Dove 157 13.4
Independent John-Paul Garner 139 11.9
Majority 242 20.7
Turnout 1,170 28.1 +0.6
Labour hold Swing
West Thurrock & South Stifford[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Smith 608 36.4
BNP Michael White 592 35.4
Conservative Stuart St.Clair-Haslam 471 28.2
Majority 16 1.0
Turnout 1,671 28.9 +4.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Thurrock". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Local elections 2006: Results in full". The Guardian. 2006-05-06. p. 20. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "News Archive - One seat changes hand in elections". Thurrock Council. 2006-05-05. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Local Election Results, 4th May 2006" (PDF). Thurrock Council. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Local elections". The Times. 2006-05-06. p. 64.