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Thurrock Council elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thurrock is a unitary authority in Essex, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district. One third of the council is elected each year, followed by one year without an election. Since the unitary authority was first elected in 1997, the council has consisted of 49 councillors elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1979
No overall control 1979-1982
Labour 1982-1998

Unitary authority

Year Control Notes
1997 Labour
2004 Conservative
2007 No overall control Conservative-led administration
2010 No overall control Labour-led administration
2012 Labour
2014 No overall control Labour-led administration
2016 No overall control Conservative-led administration

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1976 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1979 Thurrock Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[4]
  • 1980 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1982 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1983 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1984 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1986 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1987 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1988 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1990 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1991 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1992 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1994 Thurrock Borough Council election (Borough boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same)[5]
  • 1995 Thurrock Borough Council election
  • 1996 Thurrock Borough Council election

Unitary authority elections

Changes between elections

By-elections

Stifford By-Election 23 July 1998[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Watts 578 56.9 -1.8
Conservative Pauline Campbell 304 30.0 -11.3
Liberal Democrat Tracey Ashdown 133 13.1 +13.1
Majority 274 26.9
Turnout 1,015
Labour hold Swing
Grays By-Election 20 January 2000[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary McMahon 269 52.5 -11.5
Conservative Kazimierz Rytter 154 30.1 -3.4
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 89 17.4 +8.1
Majority 115 22.4
Turnout 512 8.0
Labour hold Swing
Homesteads By-Election 20 January 2000[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Everett 490 46.9 -0.4
Labour Denise Cooper 419 40.1 -12.5
Independent James Mallon 71 6.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrat David Coward 64 6.1 +6.1
Majority 71 6.8
Turnout 1,044 17.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Aveley By-Election 25 May 2000[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Neil Pearce 454 64.8 +25.7
Green Dean Hall 247 35.2 +31.9
Majority 207 29.6
Turnout 701 12.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
East Tilbury By-Election 25 January 2001[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Purkiss 623 67.6 +67.6
Labour David Gooding 139 15.1 -49.6
Conservative Robert Barnes 135 14.6 -20.7
Liberal Democrat David Coward 25 2.7 +2.7
Majority 484 52.5
Turnout 922 21.4
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Aveley By-Election 6 September 2001[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Churchman 803 58.7 +19.5
Labour Wahidur Rahman 451 32.9 -0.8
Liberal Democrat John Lathan 85 6.2 -17.7
Green Dean Hall 31 2.3 -1.0
Majority 351 25.8
Turnout 1,370 24.0
Conservative hold Swing
Little Thurrock Blackshotts By-Election 6 September 2001[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Benjamin Maney 362 45.4 -16.7
Labour Eunice Southam 274 34.3 +6.1
Independent Geoffrey Slocock 117 14.7 +14.7
Liberal Democrat Mark Meechan 45 5.7 -4.0
Majority 88 11.1
Turnout 798 20.8
Conservative hold Swing
Tilbury Riverside By-Election 25 July 2002[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Barrett 358 72.9 -9.3
Liberal Democrat David Coward 70 14.3 +14.3
Conservative Jean Watts 63 12.9 -4.9
Majority 288 58.6
Turnout 491 13.0
Labour hold Swing
Stanford Le Hope East By-Election 29 May 2003[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Hipsey 511 40.3 -7.2
Liberal Democrat James Thompson 428 33.8 +33.8
Labour Julian Norris 329 25.9 -26.6
Majority 83 6.5
Turnout 1,268 29.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Grays Riverside By-Election 4 September 2003[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Nicholas Geri 552 38.2 +38.2
Conservative Nicholas Edwards 382 26.4 -3.3
Labour Remia Sear 374 25.9 -25.2
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 137 9.5 -9.7
Majority 170 11.8
Turnout 1,445 22.0
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Grays Riverside By-Election 1 December 2005[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Val Morris-Cook 575 42.4 +1.8
Conservative Sharon Ponder 348 25.7 -7.2
BNP Emma Colgate 340 25.1 -1.4
Liberal Democrat John Livermore 92 6.8 +6.8
Majority 227 16.7
Turnout 1,355 20.0
Labour hold Swing
The Homesteads By-Election 1 December 2005[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Salvatore Benson 661 42.2 -1.1
Conservative Pauline Tolson 534 34.1 -22.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Riley 220 14.1 +14.1
BNP John Cotter 150 9.6 +9.6
Majority 127 8.1
Turnout 1,565 23.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The resignation of Kevin Wheeler (Thurrock Independent, elected UKIP) on 12 Feb 2018 triggered a by-election in South Ockendon on 22 March 2018, which the Conservatives won on a coin toss.[20]

South Ockendon 22 March 2018 [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Jefferies 696 36.1
Labour Les Strange 696 36.1
Thurrock Independent Jack Duffin 531 28.8
Majority 0
Turnout
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Changes in affiliation

All 17 of UKIP's Thurrock councillors left the party on 27 January 2018.[21] They now sit as the Thurrock Independents group.

References

  1. ^ a b "Councillors Online". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Thurrock". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thurrock (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Essex and Greater London (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thurrock (Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thurrock (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thurrock (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Thurrock council". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  10. ^ "Stifford Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Grays Thurrock Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  12. ^ "The Homesteads Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  13. ^ a b "Aveley Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  14. ^ "East Tilbury Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  15. ^ "Little Thurrock Blackshots Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  16. ^ "Tilbury Riverside Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  17. ^ a b "Stanford-le-Hope East Ward (Pre-2004)". Thurrock Council. Retrieved 22 November 2009. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "stanford" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  18. ^ "News Archive – Grays Riverside ward by-election re". Thurrock Council. 5 September 2003. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  19. ^ a b "News Archive – By-election results". Thurrock Council. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  20. ^ "Council by-elections: Good news for Labour and the slow death of UKIP | LabourList". LabourList | Labour's biggest independent grassroots e-network. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Breaking: All 17 UKIP councillors leave to form new party - Your Thurrock". Your Thurrock. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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