Elections to Rochford Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Conservative 34 +2
Liberal Democrat 4 0
Rochford District Residents 1 0
Labour 0 -1
Independent 0 -1

Election result

Rochford Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 2 0 +2 76.9 55.3 9,031 -7.0%
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 0 0 15.4 17.8 2,909 +9.1%
  Rochford Residents 1 0 0 0 7.7 6.1 992 +6.1%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 15.8 2,589 -2.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 817 -5.4%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 +0.0%

Ward results

Downhall & Rawreth

Downhall & Rawreth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Black 900 73.3 -1.4
Conservative Victor Howlett 328 26.7 +1.4
Majority 572 46.6 -2.8
Turnout 1,228 37.6 +11.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Foulness and Great Wakering

Foulness and Great Wakering
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Goodwin 851 59.0 -0.1
Labour Graham Fox 393 27.3 -13.6
Green Gillian Askew 198 13.7 +13.7
Majority 458 31.7 +13.5
Turnout 1,442 32.7 -3.0
Conservative hold Swing

Grange

Grange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Lumley 683 66.3 +10.6
Conservative Roland Adams 347 33.7 -10.6
Majority 336 32.6 +21.2
Turnout 1,030 37.4 +8.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hawkwell North

Hawkwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Starke 596 51.6 +0.0
Rochford Residents Christine Mason 438 37.9 +15.1
Labour Sheila Downard 121 10.5 -1.0
Majority 158 13.7 -15.1
Turnout 1,155 33.7 +7.7
Conservative hold Swing

Hawkwell South

Hawkwell South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Glynn 701 77.8 +33.2
Labour David Thompson 200 22.2 +5.5
Majority 501 55.6 +49.7
Turnout 901 28.2 +5.9
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Hawkwell West

Hawkwell West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Rochford Residents John Mason 554 44.7 +44.7
Conservative Malcolm Houghton 422 34.0 -9.4
Labour Myra Weir 264 21.3 -18.4
Majority 132 10.7
Turnout 1,240 39.5 +11.7
Rochford Residents hold Swing

Hockley Central

Hockley Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole Weston 1,181 68.5
Labour Dorothy Thompson 313 18.2
Green Gabrielle Yeadell 230 13.3
Majority 868 50.3
Turnout 1,724 34.1 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing

HullBridge

Hullbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rosemary Brown 977 58.5 +5.0
Labour Angelina Marriott 381 22.8 -3.9
Green Robin Hume 313 18.7 -1.1
Majority 596 35.7 +8.9
Turnout 1,671 31.5 -5.3
Conservative hold Swing

Rayleigh Central

Rayleigh Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Aves 654 61.0
Liberal Democrats Patricia Putt 283 26.4
Labour Christopher Morgan 135 12.6
Majority 371 34.6
Turnout 1,072 32.7
Conservative hold Swing

Rochford

Rochford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Cottis 877 52.9 -7.6
Labour Maureen Vince 782 47.1 +7.6
Majority 95 5.8 -15.2
Turnout 1,659 32.0 +1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Trinity

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Grey 618 61.6 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Keith Budden 310 30.9 -9.7
Green Neil Kirsh 76 7.6 +7.6
Majority 308 30.7 +11.9
Turnout 1,004 34.8 -8.8
Conservative hold Swing

Wheatley

Wheatley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mavis Webster 768 70.5 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Mark Pearson 322 29.5 -2.0
Majority 446 41.0 +4.0
Turnout 1,090 34.4 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing

Whitehouse

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Webster 711 63.4 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Dillnutt 411 36.6 -0.7
Majority 300 26.8 +1.4
Turnout 1,122 37.1 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing

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