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The 1997 Southend-on-Sea Council election took place on 1 May 1997 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Unitary Council in Essex, England. The whole council was up for election, although the ward boundaries remained the same.

Results summary

1997 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 18 Increase 8 46.2 0 18 46.2 90,624 40.2 +5.8
  Liberal Democrats 14 Decrease 4 35.9 0 14 35.9 71,766 31.8 +1.1
  Labour 7 Decrease 4 17.9 0 7 17.9 61,792 27.4 –7.5
  Ind. Conservative 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,233 0.5 New

Ward results

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Belfairs

Belfairs
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Aylen 3,042 45.6
Conservative H. Briggs 2,944
Conservative G. Horrigan 2,915
Liberal Democrats S. Pawson 2,601 39.0
Liberal Democrats C. Ritchie 2,145
Liberal Democrats D. Piper 2,059
Labour N. Boorman 1,028 15.4
Labour A. Crook 963
Labour J. Norman 952
Turnout 76.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Blenheim

Blenheim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats G. Longley 2,756 44.0
Liberal Democrats C. Mallam 2,724
Liberal Democrats B. Smith 2,674
Conservative G. Attridge 2,096 33.4
Conservative P. Collins 2,024
Conservative G. Hart 1,974
Labour T. Merrison 1,417 22.6
Labour J. Clinkscales 1,378
Labour M. Terry 1,235
Turnout 66.8
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Chalkwell

Chalkwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Latham 2,400 34.5
Liberal Democrats B. Lister-Smith 2,368 34.0
Conservative E. Sullivan 2,151
Conservative B. Trevelyan 2,149
Liberal Democrats D. Durant 2,050
Liberal Democrats A. Miller 1,812
Ind. Conservative J. Tobin 1,233 17.7
Labour D. Homer 959 13.8
Labour M. Humphrey 957
Labour N. Waymark 784
Turnout 64.7
Conservative hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Conservative hold

Eastwood

Eastwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats N. Goodman 3,314 44.9
Conservative R. Weaver 2,763 37.4
Conservative C. Walker 2,714
Liberal Democrats M. Betson 2,696
Liberal Democrats R. Fisher 2,579
Conservative B. Horrigan 2,556
Labour V. Knights 1,312 17.8
Labour A. Monteith 1,263
Labour G. Noakes 1,218
Turnout 71.8
Liberal Democrats hold
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Leigh

Leigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats A. Crystall 3,052 46.2
Liberal Democrats P. Wexham 2,884
Liberal Democrats A. Smulian 2,581
Conservative J. Lamb 2,338 35.4
Conservative J. Rowswell 2,207
Conservative L. Salter 2,121
Labour P. Circus 1,220 18.5
Labour A. Denny 1,024
Labour D. Norman 1,006
Turnout 70.6
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Milton

Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Davy 1,753 39.5
Labour K. Lee 1,751 39.4
Conservative J. Lambert 1,747
Labour P. Hawkins 1,725
Labour L. Felton 1,678
Conservative A. Khwaja 1,503
Liberal Democrats J. Overy 937 21.1
Liberal Democrats L. Smith 843
Liberal Democrats T. Ray 819
Turnout 52.6
Conservative gain from Labour
Labour hold
Conservative gain from Labour

Prittlewell

Prittlewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats M. Miller 2,570 44.2
Liberal Democrats N. Baker 2,505
Liberal Democrats D. Elf 2,489
Conservative B. Houssart 1,732 29.8
Conservative H. Houssart 1,633
Conservative P. Manser 1,564
Labour L. Harley 1,517 26.1
Labour P. White 1,199
Labour Z. Chaudhri 1,178
Turnout 62.4
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Shoebury

Shoebury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Ascroft 4,561 46.4
Conservative A. North 3,894
Conservative V. Wilson 3,621
Labour L. Wisken 3,317 33.8
Labour D. Singh 2,650
Labour R. Kennedy 2,131
Liberal Democrats C. Cooper 1,947 19.8
Liberal Democrats A. Newton 1,761
Liberal Democrats S. Newton 1,646
Turnout 65.6
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative gain from Labour

Southchurch

Southchurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Garston 3,095 51.3
Conservative A. Holland 2,940
Conservative B. Kelly 2,814
Labour R. Merton 1,899 31.5
Labour D. Garne 1,568
Labour I. Pope 1,419
Liberal Democrats J. Davis 1,044 17.3
Liberal Democrats P. De Gregorio Macdonald 930
Liberal Democrats M. Woolcott 873
Turnout 68.0
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

St. Luke's

St. Luke's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Copley 2,400 49.8
Labour J. Mapp 2,132
Labour M. Royston 1,981
Conservative E. Hodgson 1,503 31.2
Conservative J. Garston 1,486
Conservative C. Langlands 1,442
Liberal Democrats A. Smith 921 19.1
Liberal Democrats J. Skinner 823
Liberal Democrats D. Wainwright 654
Turnout 60.0
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Thorpe

Thorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. White 3,483 57.4
Conservative S. Ayre 3,447
Conservative S. Carr 3,421
Labour G. Farrer 1,453 23.9
Labour W. McIntyre 1,408
Labour W. Vanderburg 1,267
Liberal Democrats M. Clark 1,136 18.7
Liberal Democrats D. Holliday 1,015
Liberal Democrats J. Pilgrim 918
Turnout 66.7
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Victoria

Victoria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Dunn 2,907 53.2
Labour R. Crisp 2,657
Labour C. Dandridge 2,623
Conservative P. Jones 1,706 31.2
Conservative D. Ayre 1,697
Conservative K. Norris 1,669
Liberal Democrats P. Collins 856 15.7
Liberal Democrats C. Etherington 806
Liberal Democrats C. Verney 741
Turnout 56.3
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Westborough

Westborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Sibley 2,501 47.9
Liberal Democrats M. Lubel 2,498
Liberal Democrats H. Gibeon 2,238
Labour B. Neal 1,429 27.4
Labour M. Flewitt 1,400
Labour P. Hannan 1,387
Conservative S. Compton 1,287 24.7
Conservative R. Brown 1,149
Conservative M. Samuel 1,083
Turnout 62.9
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

References

  1. ^ "Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Election Results 1997-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 June 2020.