Southend-on-Sea Borough Council elections

Southend-on-Sea is a unitary authority in Essex, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1987
No overall control 1987-1990
Conservative 1990-1994
No overall control 1994-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
No overall control 1997-2000
Conservative 2000-2012
No overall control 2012-2013
Conservative 2013-2014
No overall control 2014–2017
Conservative 2017-2019
No overall control 2019–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1976 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[3]
  • 1979 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1980 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1982 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1983 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1984 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1986 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1987 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1988 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1990 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1991 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1992 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1994 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1995 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
  • 1996 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

Unitary authority elections

By-election results

Chalkwell By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 1,353 48.1 +13.6
Liberal Democrat 1,283 45.6 +11.6
Labour 176 6.3 -7.5
Majority 70 2.5
Turnout 2,812 29.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Shoeburyness By-Election 19 July 2001[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Allan Cole 509 48.8 -0.8
Labour George Saville 400 38.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Barry Godwin 133 12.8 +1.7
Majority 109 10.4
Turnout 1,042 14.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Chalkwell By-Election 5 May 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robin Carlile 1,870 44.7
Liberal Democrat Stephen Vincent 1,146 27.4
Labour Lydia Sookias 772 18.4
UKIP Leonard Lierens 219 5.2
Independent John Bacon 179 4.3
Majority 724 17.3
Turnout 4,186 57.4
West Shoebury By-Election 7 December 2006[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Day 765 56.2 +12.2
BNP Terence Jellis 243 17.9 +4.9
Labour Lars Davidsson 180 13.2 +13.2
Liberal Democrat Mary Betson 173 12.7 +5.7
Majority 522 38.3
Turnout 1,361 18.5
Conservative hold Swing
Shoeburyness By-Election 20 September 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Michael Assenheim 666 34.0 +6.0
Conservative Graham Hill 494 25.2 -8.8
Labour Anne Chalk 460 23.5 +3.5
BNP Alisdair Lewis 273 13.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Jane Dresner 66 3.4 -1.6
Majority 172 8.8
Turnout 1,959 25.3
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

There have been several by-elections after this date. Information to be added....

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Southend-On-Sea". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  3. ^ The Borough of Southend-on-Sea (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Southend-on-Sea (Electoral Changes) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Southend-on-Sea". BBC News Online. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Councillors". Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Borough Council Election" (PDF). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Chalkwell By-election 5th May 2005" (PDF). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Labour lose two but win by a whisker in Scotland". 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2010. Text " website$224dash.com " ignored (help)
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  11. ^ "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Retrieved 31 March 2010.

External links

1999 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 1999 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 19

Liberal Democrat 12

Labour 8

2000 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2000 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 25

Liberal Democrat 9

Labour 5

2001 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2001 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 7 June 2001 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 increasing the number of seats by 12. The Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2002 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2002 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 33

Labour 11

Liberal Democrat 7

2003 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2003 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 32

Labour 10

Liberal Democrat 8

Independent 1

2004 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2004 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 33

Labour 9

Liberal Democrat 7

Independent 2

2006 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2006 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 30

Liberal Democrat 9

Labour 8

Alliance Southend 4

2007 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2007 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 30

Liberal Democrat 10

Labour 7

Independent 4

2008 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2008 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 27

Liberal Democrat 11

Independent 7

Labour 6

2012 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2012 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in England. This was the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections.

2014 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2014 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 19

Independent 13

Labour 9

UKIP 5

Liberal Democrat 5

2015 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2015 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as the other local elections.

2016 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

The 2016 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

2018 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

Elections to Southend-on-Sea Borough Council took place on 3 May 2018. This was on the same day as other local elections across the United Kingdom.

2019 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

Elections to Southend-on-Sea Borough Council took place on 2 May 2019. This was on the same day as other local elections across the United Kingdom.

Blenheim Park Ward

Blenheim Park is an electoral ward of Southend covering the area west of Southend town centre. It is represented by three local government councillors, each elected to serve a four-year term.

Kursaal Ward

Kursaal is an electoral ward of Southend covering the area east of Southend town centre. It is represented by three local government councillors, each elected to serve a four-year term. Kursaal was one of the four new wards created in 2000 during boundary changes in Southend.

Westborough Ward

Westborough is an electoral ward of Southend covering the urban area of Westcliff.

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