1996 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

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15 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Seats before 16 12 14
Seats won 9 4 2
Seats after 24 16 2
Seat change Increase8 Increase4 Decrease12
Popular vote 19,809 9,865 13,078
Percentage 45.9% 22.9% 30.3%

Basildon UK local election 1996 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1996 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Labour

The 1996 Basildon District Council election took place on 2 May 1996 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 1992. The Labour Party (UK) gained control of the council, which had previously been under no overall control, for the first time since 1991.

Overall results

1996 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 8 0 Increase8 60.0 45.9 19,809 Increase20.1
  Liberal Democrats 4 3 0 Increase3 26.7 22.9 9,865 Increase10.4
  Conservative 2 0 11 Decrease11 13.3 30.3 13,078 Decrease31.4
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.0 413 New
Total 14 43,165

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1992 election.

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats M. Hersom 1,406 42.3%
Conservative W. Lea 1,298 39.1%
Labour R. Rackham 616 18.6%
Turnout 37.3%
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats R. Hatch 2,014 51.5%
Conservative F. Tomlin 1,426 36.4%
Labour P. Clark 474 12.1%
Turnout 38.0%
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Buckenham 1,197 60.3%
Liberal Democrats J. Fowler 539 27.1%
Labour K. Robertson 250 12.6%
Turnout 22.7%
Conservative hold

Fryerns Central

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour K. Adlam 2,378 74.8%
Conservative S. Allen 550 17.3%
Liberal Democrats K. Tyson 250 7.9%
Turnout 39.4%
Labour gain from Conservative

Fryerns East

Location of Fryerns East ward
Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Payn 1,997 73.5%
Conservative D. Allan 497 18.3%
Liberal Democrats J. Lutton 224 8.2%
Turnout 35.3%
Labour gain from Conservative

Laindon

Location of Laindon ward
Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Borlase 1,723 52.0%
Conservative D. Schofield 1,080 32.6%
Liberal Democrats M. Bellard 307 9.3%
Independent S. Chaney 201 6.1%
Turnout 36.7%
Labour gain from Conservative

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Caira-Neeson 1,600
Labour I. White 1,448
Conservative S. Lake 1,148
Conservative S. Horgan 1,146
Liberal Democrats S. Evans 337
Liberal Democrats W. Kent 283
Turnout 35.6%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour hold

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Keefe 1,945 68.7%
Conservative M. Amson 581 20.5%
Liberal Democrats D. Neale 183 6.5%
Independent M. Dale 121 4.3%
Turnout 37.8%
Labour gain from Conservative

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats B. Williams 1,447 40.9%
Labour S. Nandanwar 1,379 38.9%
Conservative S. Blackburn 715 20.2%
Turnout 51.3%
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

Pitsea East

Location of Pitsea East ward
Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour K. Woods 1,851 55.0%
Conservative K. Blake 1,145 34.0%
Liberal Democrats D. Birch 276 8.2%
Independent D. Murray 91 2.7%
Turnout 31.5%
Labour gain from Conservative

Pitsea West

Location of Pitsea West ward
Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Llewellyn 1,902 74.5%
Conservative C. Coombes 447 17.5%
Liberal Democrats A. Ferris 203 8.0%
Turnout 30.4%
Labour gain from Conservative

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Palmer 1,655 73.6%
Conservative S. Hillier 411 18.3%
Liberal Democrats M. Dickinson 182 8.1%
Turnout 29.9%
Labour gain from Conservative

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats A. Hooker 1,449 40.9%
Conservative B. Pummell 1,147 32.3%
Labour C. Wilson 951 26.8%
Turnout 36.6%
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

Wickford South

Location of Wickford South ward
Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative M. Buckley 1,436 40.2%
Liberal Democrats M. Woods 1,337 37.4%
Labour L. Roe 799 22.4%
Turnout 34.2%
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1996". 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.