The 1996 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 2 May 1996 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election.

Results summary

1996 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 7 Increase 4 50.0 11 18 45.0 13,100 30.7 –3.3
  Labour 5 Increase 2 35.7 6 11 27.5 14,907 34.9 +1.4
  Conservative 2 Decrease 6 14.3 8 10 25.0 14,705 34.4 +1.9

Ward results

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Belfairs

Belfairs
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats O. Shapiro 1,773 43.4
Conservative H. Briggs 1,773 43.4
Labour J. Grindley 542 13.3
Majority 0.0
Turnout 45.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Blenheim

Blenheim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats B. Smith 1,586 41.0
Labour T. Merrison 1,142 29.5
Conservative T. Ager 1,137 29.4
Majority 11.5
Turnout 41.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Chalkwell

Chalkwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats H. Lister-Smith 1,444 44.0
Conservative J. Tobin 1,416 43.1
Labour M. Humphrey 425 12.9
Majority 0.9
Turnout 33.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Eastwood

Eastwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R. Fisher 1,556 41.7
Conservative R. Weaver 1,350 36.2
Labour M. Flewitt 823 22.1
Majority 5.5
Turnout 34.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Leigh

Leigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats A. Smulian 1,574 47.9
Conservative J. Rowsell 934 28.4
Labour P. Circus 779 23.7
Majority 19.5
Turnout 35.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Milton

Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Felton 1,271 54.7
Conservative R. Davy 798 34.3
Liberal Democrats W. Petchey 256 11.0
Majority 20.4
Turnout 25.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Prittlewell

Prittlewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats W. Elf 1,626 56.0
Conservative B. Houssart 744 25.6
Labour Z. Chaudhri 533 18.4
Majority 30.4
Turnout 31.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Shoebury

Shoebury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Wisken 2,046 50.6
Conservative A. North 1,594 39.4
Liberal Democrats S. Newton 403 10.0
Majority 11.2
Turnout 26.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Southchurch

Southchurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Holland 1,418 50.1
Labour D. Garne 1,080 38.2
Liberal Democrats P. Craddock 331 11.7
Majority 11.9
Turnout 31.1
Conservative hold Swing

St. Luke's

St. Luke's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Copley 1,542 66.7
Labour J. Mapp 1,323
Conservative C. Langlands 503 21.7
Conservative D. Ayre 481
Liberal Democrats R. Alexander 268 11.6
Liberal Democrats J. Kaufman 233
Turnout 27.6
Labour hold
Labour hold

Thorpe

Thorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Ayre 1,688 58.6
Labour C. Smith 748 25.9
Liberal Democrats A. Miller 447 15.5
Majority 32.7
Turnout 28.7
Conservative hold Swing

Victoria

Victoria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Crisp 1,788 70.6
Conservative M. Longden 482 19.0
Liberal Democrats T. Ray 261 10.2
Majority 51.6
Turnout 26.5
Labour hold Swing

Westborough

Westborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats H. Gibeon 1,342 51.7
Labour M. Royston 865 33.3
Conservative R. Brown 387 14.9
Majority 18.4
Turnout 29.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Election Results 1973-1996" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 August 2018.