2006 Basildon District Council election[1][2][3]

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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 Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 25 14 3
Seats before 24 15 3
Seats won 11 2 1
Seats after 27 12 3
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3 Steady
Popular vote 20,654 8,684 4,944
Percentage 54.4% 22.9% 13.0%

Basildon UK local election 2006 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2006 Basildon council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2006.

Council control before election

Conservative Party

Council control after election

Conservative Party

The 2006 Basildon District Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The results saw the Conservative party increase their majority to 12 seats after gaining 3 seats from Labour.[6][7] The Conservatives gains came in the wards of Laindon Park, Pitsea North West and Pitsea South East enabling the party to win 11 of the 14 seats contested.[7] Overall turnout in the election was 33.5%.[8]

2006 Basildon Local Election Result[9][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 3 0 Increase3 78.6 54.4 20,654
  Labour 2 0 3 Decrease3 14.3 22.9 8,684
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 7.1 13.0 4,944
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 6.7 2,553
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 553
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 381
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 198

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Archer 2,486 72.5 +6.6
Liberal Democrats John James 638 18.6 -5.3
Labour Patricia Reid 307 8.9 -1.3
Majority 1,848 53.9 +11.9
Turnout 3,431 38.1 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Hedley 2,172 64.1 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Taylor 511 15.1 -8.7
BNP Michael Bateman 438 12.9 +12.9
Labour Wendy Aitken 265 7.8 -0.5
Majority 1,661 49.1 +5.0
Turnout 3,386 36.2 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Buckenham 2,305 69.8 +8.1
Liberal Democrats Susan Haeger 648 19.6 -7.1
Labour Margaret Viney 350 10.6 -1.0
Majority 1,657 50.2 +15.2
Turnout 3,303 40.0 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing

Crouch

Location of Crouch ward
Location of Crouch ward
Crouch[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terri Sargent 1,394 60.8 +6.7
BNP Geoffrey McCarthy 310 13.5 +13.5
Labour Anthony Borlase 240 10.5 -2.6
English Democrat Kim Gandy 198 8.6 -11.7
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Myall 152 6.6 -6.0
Majority 1,084 47.3 +13.5
Turnout 2,294 36.5 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing

Fryerns

Location of Fryerns ward
Location of Fryerns ward
Fryerns[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Payn 1,258 43.7 +3.5
BNP Leonard Heather 727 25.3 +3.7
Conservative Mark Coker 548 19.0 -2.0
Liberal Democrats John Lutton 344 12.0 +1.4
Majority 531 18.5 -0.1
Turnout 2,877 31.6 +1.6
Labour hold Swing

Laindon Park

Location of Laindon Park ward
Location of Laindon Park ward
Laindon Park[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Dornan 1,173 44.5 +9.6
Labour Barbara Croft 944 35.8 +7.5
BNP Matthew Single 518 19.7 -0.5
Majority 229 8.7 +2.2
Turnout 2,635 31.5 +1.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandra Hillier 1,439 62.6 +8.1
Labour William Archibald 377 16.4 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Philip Jenkins 255 11.1 -3.0
Green Annie Humphries 228 9.9 -1.0
Majority 1,062 46.2 +12.1
Turnout 2,299 35.1 +1.3
Conservative hold Swing

Lee Chapel North

Lee Chapel North ward in Basildon 2002
Lee Chapel North ward in Basildon 2002
Lee Chapel North[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Smith 1,009 39.7 +1.1
Conservative Esther Phillips 610 24.0 +0.6
BNP Philip Howell 560 22.0 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Nice 212 8.3 -1.8
Green Ernest Humphries 153 6.0 +0.4
Majority 399 15.7 +0.5
Turnout 2,544 30.0 +0.2
Labour hold Swing

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Linda Williams 1,268 42.0 -3.5
Conservative Henry Tucker 1,027 34.0 +3.4
Labour Michael Bushell 726 24.0 +0.1
Majority 241 8.0 -6.9
Turnout 3,021 35.0 -2.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Pitsea North West

Location of Pitsea North West ward
Location of Pitsea North West ward
Pitsea North West[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Livesey 1,014 44.4 +4.2
Labour Keith Bobbin 882 38.6 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Martin Howard 388 17.0 -5.0
Majority 132 5.8 +3.4
Turnout 2,284 25.2 +1.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Pitsea South East

Location of Pitsea South East ward
Location of Pitsea South East ward
Pitsea South East[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Abrahall 1,579 59.1 +15.1
Labour Emma Collins 1,095 40.9 +14.4
Majority 484 18.1 +0.6
Turnout 2,674 30.8 +0.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Wickford Castledon

Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Wickford Castledon[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Buckley 1,291 56.2 -11.9
Independent Alan Ball 553 24.1 +24.1
Labour Leonard Wilkins 269 11.7 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Vivien Howard 186 8.1 -7.5
Majority 738 32.1 -19.7
Turnout 2,299 38.0
Conservative hold Swing

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Ball 2,335 76.6 +19.9
Labour Christopher Wilson 712 23.4 +8.8
Majority 1,623 53.3 +11.9
Turnout 3,047 34.0 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing

Wickford Park

Location of Wickford Park ward
Location of Wickford Park ward
Wickford Park[9][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Morris 1,281 68.4 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Michael Woods 342 18.3 +2.1
Labour Daniel Blaney 250 13.3 -10.4
Majority 939 50.1 +13.7
Turnout 1,873 27.7
Conservative hold Swing

References

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  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 2006". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ "Election 2006". BBC News.
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  5. ^ "Local elections 2006" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 10 May 2006. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Tories fail to take Colchester". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
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  8. ^ Austin, Jon (4 May 2007). "Tories fail to make clean sweep". Southend Standard. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
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