2000 Epping Forest District Council election

← 1999 4 May 2000 2002 →

19 seats to Epping Forest District Council
29 seats needed for a majority
Turnout30.4% Increase1.4
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election 19 seats, 42.7% 15 seats, 25.1% 14 seats, 26.4%
Seats before 18 16 14
Seats won 20 16 12
Seat change Increase1 Increase1 Decrease2
Popular vote 8,465 4,751 3,738
Percentage 43.1% 24.2% 19.1%
Swing Increase0.4% Decrease0.9% Decrease7.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Loughton Residents Independent
Last election 7 seats, 2.6% 3 seats
Seats before 7 3
Seats won 7 3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,751 917
Percentage 8.9% 4.7%
Swing Increase6.3% N/A

2000 composition of the Epping Forest District Council.png
Council composition following the election

Council control before election

No overall control
Conservative largest party

Council control after election

No overall control
Conservative largest party

Elections to Epping Forest Council were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 30.4%. This was the last election with some of the current boundaries.

By-elections

Grange Hill by-election

Grange Hill By-Election 24 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 621 51.8 Decrease1.6
Conservative 534 45.0 Increase4.6
Labour 43 3.6 Decrease2.6
Majority 97 6.8 Decrease6.1
Turnout 1,198
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Debden Green by-election

Debden Green By-Election 11 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 514 68.8 Decrease6.7
Conservative 138 18.5 Decrease6.0
Independent 60 8.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats 35 4.7 Increase4.7
Majority 376 50.3 Decrease2.0
Turnout 747 19.2 Decrease4.8
Labour hold Swing

Results

Broadway

Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Owen 498 65.1 Decrease12.5
Conservative Ian Locks 267 34.9 Increase12.5
Majority 231 30.2 Decrease25.0
Turnout 765 19.8 Decrease2.5
Labour hold Swing

Buckhurst Hill East

Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Leonard Martin 620 60.0 Decrease4.8
Conservative George Denny 301 29.1 Increase6.0
Labour Ronald Rodwell 112 10.8 Decrease1.3
Majority 319 30.9 Decrease10.8
Turnout 1,033 31.6 Increase5.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Haigh 876 55.0 Increase2.0
Conservative Richard Watts 648 40.7 Decrease1.8
Labour Janice Croke 70 4.4 Steady
Majority 228 14.3 Increase3.8
Turnout 1,594 32.2 Decrease0.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Gilliham 564 79.2 Increase47.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Netherclift 148 20.8 Increase14.9
Majority 416 58.4 Increase28.1
Turnout 712 22.5 Decrease9.1
Conservative hold Swing

Debden Green

Debden Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Huckle 485 62.1 Decrease13.4
Conservative Derek Knight 296 37.9 Increase13.4
Majority 189 24.2 Decrease26.8
Turnout 781 20.1 Decrease1.0
Labour hold Swing

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Whitehouse 862 50.6 Increase0.5
Conservative Ian Hull 704 41.3 Increase0.7
Labour Barry Johns 137 8.0 Decrease1.4
Majority 158 9.3 Decrease0.2
Turnout 1,703 37.4 Decrease3.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Epping Lindsey

Epping Lindsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Brady 705 41.8 Decrease7.6
Liberal Democrats Robert Goold 558 33.1 Increase13.0
Labour Thomas Norris 422 25.0 Decrease5.5
Majority 147 8.7 Decrease10.2
Turnout 1,685 36.3 Increase6.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Grange Hill

Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats William Maclaine 740 53.4 Decrease1.5
Conservative Ronald McCarthy 561 40.4 Increase4.1
Labour Sidney Miller 86 6.2 Decrease2.6
Majority 179 13.0 Decrease5.6
Turnout 1,387 31.8 Increase5.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

High Ongar

High Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maggie McEwen Unopposed
Majority N/A N/A Increase83.1
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing

Loughton Forest

Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Ronald Gow 537 51.2 Increase0.7
Conservative Stephen Metcalfe 402 38.4 Increase5.0
Labour Joan Ormston 109 10.4 Decrease2.8
Majority 135 12.8 Decrease4.3
Turnout 1,048 33.3 Decrease0.7
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Roding

Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Goodwin 630 54.6 Decrease6.6
Conservative Jessica Bostock 375 32.5 Increase3.3
Liberal Democrats Lucille Thompson 148 12.8 Increase3.2
Majority 255 22.1 Decrease9.9
Turnout 1,153 28.8 Increase4.2
Labour hold Swing

Loughton St. John's

Loughton St John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Roger Pearce 602 53.8 Increase0.2
Conservative Colin Finn 401 35.8 Increase2.9
Labour Thomas Owen 116 10.4 Decrease3.0
Majority 201 18.0 Decrease2.7
Turnout 1,119 27.8 Increase5.3
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. Mary's

Loughton St Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Michael Wardle 612 61.4 Increase1.7
Conservative John Silberrad 290 29.1 Increase5.7
Labour Peter Lavin 94 9.4 Decrease7.5
Majority 322 32.3 Decrease4.0
Turnout 996 31.0 Increase0.4
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Passingford

Passingford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Collins 391 84.6 Decrease15.4
Liberal Democrats Susan Hutchings 71 15.4 Increase15.4
Majority 320 69.2 Decrease30.8
Turnout 462 29.7 Increase29.7
Conservative hold Swing

Roothing Country

Roothing Country
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Douglas Kelly 431 66.5 Increase25.8
Conservative William White 217 33.5 Decrease4.2
Majority 214 33.0 Increase30.0
Turnout 648 54.5 Decrease2.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Roydon

Roydon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Norman Clark 435 82.7 Increase36.1
Labour Robin Walker 91 17.3 N/A
Majority 344 65.4 Increase54.9
Turnout 526 25.2 Decrease22.1
Independent gain from Independent Swing

Sheering

Sheering
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Harrington 397 76.9 Increase49.4
Labour Jill Finlay 119 23.1 Decrease1.1
Majority 278 53.8 Increase33.0
Turnout 516 23.8 Increase3.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Theydon Bois

Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Glozier 591 45.2 Decrease17.7
Independent Ronald Smith 482 36.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Monica Richardson 165 12.6 Decrease13.1
Labour Derek Clark 69 5.3 Decrease6.1
Majority 109 8.3 Decrease28.9
Turnout 1,307 42.5 Increase10.5
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Waltham Abbey East

Waltham Abbey East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Gilding 841 66.0 Increase5.2
Labour John Langer 340 26.7 Decrease4.4
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 93 7.3 Decrease0.8
Majority 501 39.3 Increase9.6
Turnout 1,274 22.8 Steady
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Paternoster

Waltham Abbey Paternoster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Johnson 514 56.3 Decrease7.2
Labour Albert Farren 360 39.4 Increase7.4
Liberal Democrats Olive Dunseath 39 4.3 Decrease0.2
Majority 154 16.9 Decrease14.6
Turnout 913 27.3 Increase1.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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