1990 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

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14 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 20 13 9
Seats won 8 5 1
Seats after 23 14 5
Seat change Increase3 Increase1 Decrease4
Popular vote 22,637 22,907 11,912
Percentage 38.3% 38.8% 20.2%

Basildon UK local election 1990 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1990 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Labour Party

The 1990 Basildon District Council election took place on 3 May 1990 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election; the seats which were last contested in 1986. The Labour Party gained control of the council, which had been under no overall control since 1987.

Overall results

1990 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 1 0 Increase1 57.1 38.3 22,637 Decrease1.0
  Conservative 5 2 0 Increase2 35.7 38.8 22,907 Increase7.5
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 3 Decrease3 7.1 20.2 11,912 Decrease9.3
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.7 1,589 New
Total 14 59,045

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1986 election.

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative A. Archer 2,629 61.2%
Liberal Democrats A. Ferriss 844 19.6%
Labour J. Orpe 826 19.2%
Turnout 50.4%
Conservative hold

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative F. Ferguson 2,835 63.7%
Liberal Democrats P. Johnson 767 17.2%
Labour A. Final 568 12.8%
Green M. O'Regan 282 6.3%
Turnout 47.7%
Conservative hold

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative T. Leask 2,260 50.6%
Liberal Democrats G. Taylor 1,660 37.2%
Labour I. Harlow 548 12.3%
Turnout 53.9%
Conservative hold

Fryerns Central

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Cregg 2,478 61.4%
Conservative S. Allen 886 22.0%
Liberal Democrats J. Smith 525 13.0%
Green F. Benwell 147 3.6%
Turnout 47.0%
Labour hold

Fryerns East

Location of Fryerns East ward
Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Potter 2,156 59.3%
Liberal Democrats J. Lutton 767 21.1%
Conservative K. Boucher 712 19.6%
Turnout 43.8%
Labour hold

Laindon

Location of Laindon ward
Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Keeffe 1,978 44.8%
Conservative W. Lockhart 1,906 43.2%
Liberal Democrats M. Martin 531 12.0%
Turnout 50.4%
Labour hold

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Webb 2,051 45.6%
Conservative Mark Francois 1,973 43.8%
Liberal Democrats I. White 289 6.4%
Green A. Macdougall 188 4.2%
Turnout 49.9%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Austin 2,379 60.4%
Conservative T. Fleet 1,043 26.5%
Liberal Democrats P. Jenkins 327 8.3%
Green M. Thomas 189 4.8%
Turnout 49.7%
Labour hold

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats G. Williams 1,655 36.3%
Labour M. Bruce 1,547 34.0%
Conservative V. Robbins 1,354 29.7%
Turnout 61.8%
Liberal Democrats hold

Pitsea East

Location of Pitsea East ward
Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Fallon 2,177 52.7%
Conservative P. Cleland 1,413 34.2%
Green L. Davies 274 6.6%
Liberal Democrats L. Williams 269 6.5%
Turnout 38.9%
Labour hold

Pitsea West

Location of Pitsea West ward
Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Carty 2,422 63.8%
Conservative P. Cleland 923 24.3%
Liberal Democrats B. Mavis 300 7.9%
Green T. Davies 153 4.0%
Turnout 42.3%
Labour hold

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Payn 1,869 59.8%
Conservative R. Cole 827 26.5%
Liberal Democrats B. Wakeham 247 7.9%
Green M. Benwell 181 5.8%
Turnout 39.0%
Labour hold

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative S. Buckley 2,091 43.0%
Liberal Democrats M. Birch 1,853 38.1%
Labour S. Harness 922 18.9%
Turnout 53.0%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Wickford South

Location of Wickford South ward
Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Morris 2,055 42.6%
Liberal Democrats F. Bellard 1,878 38.9%
Labour E. Harrison 716 14.8%
Green G. Collins 175 3.6%
Turnout 52.8%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1990". 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.