2006 Epping Forest District Council election

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18 seats to Epping Forest District Council
29 seats needed for a majority
Turnout43.8% (Increase6.2%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats BNP
Last election 26 seats, 42.7% 14 seats, 30.8% 3 seats, 3.8%
Seats before 26 14 3
Seats won 29 13 6
Seat change Increase3 Decrease1 Increase3
Popular vote 13,226 7,778 1,679
Percentage 43.9% 25.8% 5.6%
Swing Increase1.2% Decrease5.0% Increase1.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Loughton Residents Independent Labour
Last election 6 seats, 12.8% 3 seats, 3.8% 4 seats, 4.6%
Seats before 6 4 4
Seats won 5 3 1
Seat change Decrease1 Steady Decrease3
Popular vote 2,926 2,405 1,700
Percentage 9.7% 8.0% 5.6%
Swing Decrease3.1% Increase4.8% Increase1.0%

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Results of the 2006 District Council elections

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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 2006. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

The Labour Party was reduced to one seat following wipeout of their representation in Loughton - remaining Labour councillor, Peter Gode of Shelley would resign in 2015. Stephen Murray, Labour councillor for Loughton Roding, defected and became an Independent. This election also marks the most recent time a Conservative has won a seat in Loughton.

The Liberal Democrats lost another seat, whilst the Loughton Residents Association also lost a seat to the British National Party, who doubled their representation and increased their vote share. Three Independents remained on the council, and Chigwell Residents Association councillor, John Knapman (who groups with the Loughton Residents Association) continued to serve out their terms.

This would be the last election in which the Conservatives would not have control of the council. This would change following a by-election in Grange Hill in December 2006 which would see the Conservatives cross the majority threshold and assume control of the chamber.

By-elections

Lower Sheering by-election

Lower Sheering by-election 23 June 2005[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Harding 208 70.7 Decrease1.4
Labour Benjamin Slasberg 64 21.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats John Rumble 22 7.5 Decrease20.4
Majority 144 48.9 Increase4.7
Turnout 294 18.5 Decrease1.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chigwell Village by-election

N.B: The Conservative figure is marked as N/A because the last election this ward was contested in did not feature a Conservative candidate, rather a Chigwell Residents Association candidate

Chigwell Village by-election 30 June 2005[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Scrutton 363 59.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alan Lion 249 40.7 Increase29.2
Majority 114 18.6 Decrease49.8
Turnout 612 19.7 Decrease18.2
Conservative hold Swing


Results

Buckhurst Hill East

Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Spencer 801 61.3 Increase8.7
Conservative George Denny 506 38.7 Increase4.8
Majority 295 22.6 Increase3.9
Turnout 1,307 40.4 Decrease0.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Haigh 1,066 51.2 Decrease0.5
Conservative Robert Church 1,015 48.8 Increase0.5
Conservative Haluk Ulkun 1,009
Liberal Democrats Carol Taylor 970
Turnout 4,060 42.7 Increase1.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Chigwell Village

Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Wagland 892 80.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Stollar 217 19.6 Increase3.8
Majority 675 60.8 Decrease7.6
Turnout 1,109 35.9 Decrease2.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Jacobs 590 39.3 Decrease18.9
Conservative Glyn Pritchard 560 37.3 Decrease4.5
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 250 16.6 N/A
Labour Roger McNulty 102 6.8 Increase6.8
Majority 30 2.0 Decrease14.4
Turnout 1,502 47.8 Increase15.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Whitehouse 1,105 49.7 Increase4.9
Conservative Brian Rolfe 1,002 45.0 Increase1.9
Labour Paul Handford 118 5.3 N/A
Majority 103 4.7 Decrease7.4
Turnout 2,225 47.5 Increase5.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Colling 1,060 58.6 Decrease3.1
Liberal Democrats Janet Hedges 552 30.5 Increase5.8
Labour Anne Baldwin 198 10.9 N/A
Majority 508 28.1 Decrease8.9
Turnout 1,810 38.3 Decrease2.2
Conservative hold Swing

Grange Hill

Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gagan Mohindra 908 51.6 Decrease2.3
Liberal Democrats Alan Lion 753 42.8 Decrease3.3
Independent Anthony Du Varene 97 5.5 Increase5.5
Majority 155 8.8 Increase1.0
Turnout 1,758 38.0 Decrease0.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Loughton Alderton

Loughton Alderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Rodney Law 518 37.6 Increase9.6
Loughton Residents Rosemary Brookes 401 29.1 Increase6.2
Conservative Ben Glassman 226 16.4 Decrease5.9
Labour Maureen Boatman 181 13.2 Decrease6.6
Liberal Democrats David Robertshaw 50 3.6 Decrease3.5
Majority 117 8.5 Increase3.4
Turnout 1,376 42.3 Increase7.7
BNP gain from Labour Swing

Loughton Broadway

Loughton Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Susan Clapp 537 39.3 Increase5.7
Labour Thomas Owen 429 31.4 Increase4.2
Conservative Lorne Daniel 204 14.9 Decrease9.5
Independent Peter Relph 112 8.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Sinfield 84 6.1 Decrease8.8
Majority 108 7.9 Increase1.5
Turnout 1,366 45.0 Increase9.2
BNP gain from Labour Swing

Loughton Fairmead

Loughton Fairmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Peter Turpin 427 34.5 Increase7.9
Loughton Residents James Dean 424 34.3 Increase9.0
Conservative Benjamin Murphy 192 15.5 Decrease2.1
Labour Stephen Barnes 151 12.2 Decrease9.4
Liberal Democrats Neil Woollcott 43 3.5 Decrease5.4
Majority 3 0.2 Decrease1.1
Turnout 1,237 42.1 Increase10.7
BNP gain from Labour Swing

Loughton Forest

Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Peter House 734 47.8 Increase10.7
Conservative Matthew Daniel 654 42.6 Decrease5.4
Labour Marion Taylor 89 5.8 Decrease4.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Spence 60 3.9 Decrease1.0
Majority 80 5.2 Decrease5.7
Turnout 1,537 47.7 Increase3.4
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Roding

Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Murray 1,087 67.5 N/A
Conservative Valerie Metcalfe 229 14.2 Decrease4.2
BNP Jacqueline Carne 197 12.2 N/A
Labour Louis Appiah 52 3.2 Decrease11.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Fuller 45 2.8 Decrease11.1
Majority 858 53.3 Decrease8.7
Turnout 1,610 46.4 Increase8.2
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Loughton St. John's

Loughton St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents John Markham 807 56.9 Increase3.9
Conservative Matthew Hayday 482 34.0 Decrease0.3
Labour Jill Bostock 84 5.9 Decrease1.4
Liberal Democrats Theresa Spence 46 3.2 Decrease2.1
Majority 325 22.9 Increase4.2
Turnout 1,419 44.0 Increase3.8
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. Mary's

Loughton St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mitchell Cohen 687 50.2 Increase21.3
Loughton Residents Rodney Barrett 560 40.9 Decrease14.4
Labour Peter Sheen 75 5.5 Decrease2.9
Liberal Democrats Enid Robinson 47 3.4 Decrease4.0
Majority 127 9.3 Decrease30.2
Turnout 1,369 44.0 Increase4.5
Conservative gain from Loughton Residents Swing

Lower Nazeing

Lower Nazeing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Antoinette Cooper 750 56.3 Increase27.4
Independent Edgar Borton 437 32.8 Decrease21.8
Labour Kelvin Morris 87 6.5 Decrease4.1
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 58 4.4 Increase0.7
Majority 313 23.5 Increase20.9
Turnout 1,332 42.5 Increase9.7
Conservative hold Swing

North Weald Bassett

North Weald Bassett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Stallan 1,032 82.4 Increase2.4
Liberal Democrats John Rumble 221 17.6 Increase6.0
Majority 811 64.8 Decrease3.6
Turnout 1,253 35.6 Increase9.8
Conservative hold Swing

Theydon Bois

Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roland Frankel 721 46.5 Decrease6.8
Conservative Robert Glozier 693 44.7 Decrease2.0
UKIP Michael McGough 136 8.8 N/A
Majority 28 1.8 Decrease4.8
Turnout 1,550 49.8 Increase1.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Demetrios Demetriou 640 48.5 Decrease19.2
Independent Michael Tobin 496 37.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peggy Ayre 184 13.9 Decrease18.4
Majority 144 10.9 Decrease15.7
Turnout 1,320 30.2 Increase3.6
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Paternoster

Councillor Reginald Chidley, elected as a Conservative in 2002, resigned from the Conservative group and sat as an Independent. He was defeated in this election by a Conservative opponent.

Waltham Abbey Paternoster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wyatt 485 50.5 Decrease32.7
Independent Reginald Chidley 176 18.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Philip Chadburn 165 17.2 Increase0.4
Labour Liam Conlon 134 14.0 N/A
Majority 309 32.2 Decrease34.2
Turnout 960 29.5 Increase7.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election results for Lower Sheering". Epping Forest District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Election results for Chigwell Village". Epping Forest District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.