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1979 Basildon District Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1979 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

← 1976 3 May 1979 1980 →

All 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Residents
Last election 23 17 6
Seats won 17 16 9
Seat change Decrease6 Decrease1 Increase3
Popular vote 28,779 33,494 9,700
Percentage 35.4% 41.2% 11.9%

Basildon UK local election 1979 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1979 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1979 Basildon District Council election took place on 3 May 1979 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. It was the first election to be held on new ward boundaries. The council remained under no overall control.

Overall results

1979 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 Decrease6 40.5 35.4 28,779 Decrease1.1
  Conservative 16 Decrease1 38.1 41.2 33,494 Decrease4.5
  Residents 9 Increase3 22.5 11.9 9,700 Decrease2.3
  Liberal 0 Steady 0.0 11.4 9,248 Increase9.6
Total 42 81,221

Ward results

Billericay East (3 seats)

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Residents R. Harness 3,099
Residents S. Wallis 3,064
Residents M. White 3,023
Conservative A. Archer 2,733
Conservative R. Marshall 2,671
Conservative E. Guy 2,669
Labour I. Moul 787
Labour C. Caine 753
Labour G. Brooke 713
Turnout 85.1%
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)

Billericay West (3 seats)

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Residents A. Greaves 3,277
Residents A. Evans 3,265
Residents H. Wilkins 3,154
Conservative G. Copley 1,878
Conservative D. Almond 1,865
Conservative W. Lea 1,693
Labour E. Greenhow 270
Labour S. Townsend 258
Labour R. Waters 215
Turnout 85.4%
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)

Burstead (3 seats)

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Residents C. Jones 3,324
Residents B. Hooks 3,220
Residents J. Kemp 3,048
Conservative F. Janaway 2,480
Conservative M. Marshall 2,466
Conservative J. Wright 2,402
Labour A. Edge 646
Labour L. Edge 637
Labour R. Pattle 628
Turnout 82.6%
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)
Residents win (new seat)

Fryerns Central (3 seats)

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Ballard 3,800
Labour R. Walker 3,656
Labour C. O'Brien 3,617
Conservative R. Sheridan 2,239
Conservative E. Cullis 2,201
Conservative E. Roy 2,081
Liberal H. Lutton 892
Turnout 75.3%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Fryerns East (3 seats)

Location of Fryerns East ward
Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Dove 3,457
Labour J. Potter 2,958
Labour D. Harrison 2,842
Conservative D. Barker 2,184
Conservative M. Manouvrier 2,080
Conservative R. Pennell 1,967
Liberal D. Mavis 776
Turnout 74.7%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Laindon (3 seats)

Location of Laindon ward
Location of Laindon ward
Laindon (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Doyle 1,707
Conservative D. Lovey 1,543
Conservative V. York 1,508
Labour K. Godley 1,145
Labour I. Harlow 1,072
Labour T. Wilson 1,043
Liberal J. Massie 356
Turnout 74.8%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Langdon Hills (3 seats)

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Lynch 2,110
Conservative J. Hunter 2,039
Labour J. Bielby 1,982
Conservative R. Read 1,960
Conservative M. Davies 1,941
Labour M. Lynch 1,888
Liberal I. Campion-Smith 621
Turnout 70.8%
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Lee Chapel North (3 seats)

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Costello 3,634
Labour R. Austin 3,208
Labour D. Austin 3,139
Conservative R. Wallis 1,892
Conservative G. Dobbs 1,845
Conservative W. West 1,710
Liberal M. Howard 764
Turnout 79.2%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Nethermayne (3 seats)

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative S. Blackbourn 2,974
Conservative P. Cole 2,752
Conservative H. Tucker 2,633
Labour P. Davey 2,595
Labour A. Borlase 2,475
Labour G. Krejzl 2,318
Liberal B. Holmes 834
Turnout 78.4%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Pitsea East (3 seats)

Location of Pitsea East ward
Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative E. Dines 1,780
Conservative K. Emery 1,760
Conservative F. Laine 1,655
Labour W. Blunkell 1,427
Labour R. Oliver 1,369
Labour D. Marks 1,275
Liberal S. Holmes 492
Turnout 72.0%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Pitsea West (3 seats)

Location of Pitsea West ward
Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Amey 2,942
Labour H. Tinworth 2,577
Labour E. Gelder 2,567
Conservative A. Dines 2,229
Conservative D. McCree 2,106
Conservative A. McIntyre 2,005
Liberal B. Mavis 1,195
Turnout 72.5%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Vange (3 seats)

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G. Miller 2,692
Labour H. Miller 2,576
Labour H. Witzer 2,334
Conservative J. Dolby 1,902
Conservative J. Ross 1,873
Conservative A. Oram 1,857
Liberal S. Massie 739
Turnout 73.7%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Wickford North (3 seats)

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative V. Ridley 3,615
Conservative B. Pummell 3,435
Conservative L. Yorke 3,286
Labour R. Turpin 1,782
Labour J. Selby 1,737
Labour M. Walsh 1,662
Liberal M. Samson 1,460
Turnout 73.7%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Wickford South (3 seats)

Location of Wickford South ward
Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative C. Ball 3,842
Conservative T. Taylor 3,529
Conservative G. Jones 3,276
Labour A. Coupe 1,492
Labour L. Borlase 1,267
Labour A. McCartan 1,119
Liberal T. Kabir 1,008
Turnout 82.9%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1979". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Basildon District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
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