Map of the results of the 2007 Castle Point Borough Council election. Conservative in blue and Canvey Island Independent Party in light grey.
Map of the results of the 2007 Castle Point Borough Council election. Conservative in blue and Canvey Island Independent Party in light grey.

The 2007 Castle Point Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Castle Point Borough Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The Conservatives remained in control of the council with 26 councillors, but lost 3 seats to the Canvey Island Independent Party.[2] The Conservatives held all 8 seats in Benfleet, Hadleigh and Thundersley, but won only 1 of the 6 seats on Canvey Island.[2] On Canvey Island the Canvey Island Independent Party took the other 5 seats to have 15 councillors, gaining 3 from the Conservatives, as well as defeating the only Labour councillor on the council.[2][3]

Castle Point local election result 2007[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 0 3 -3 64.3 55.8 12,428 +5.7%
  CIIP 5 4 0 +4 35.7 20.8 4,637 +1.5%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 18.1 4,035 -3.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 852 -2.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 309 +1.4%

Ward results

Appleton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eoin Egan 1,189 71.8 +6.5
Labour Lorna Trollope 468 28.2 -6.5
Majority 721 43.5 +12.9
Turnout 1,657 31.9
Conservative hold Swing
Boyce[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wendy Goodwin 1,285 69.8 +6.4
UKIP Ron Hurrell 309 16.8 +16.8
Labour Tony Wright 248 13.5 -6.6
Majority 976 53.0 +9.7
Turnout 1,842 35.9
Conservative hold Swing
Canvey Island Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Dave Blackwell 958 58.3 +6.3
Conservative Carol Day 466 28.4 -1.1
Labour Bill Deal 179 10.9 -4.4
Green Irene Willis 40 2.4 -0.8
Majority 492 29.9 +7.4
Turnout 1,643 32.2
CIIP hold Swing
Canvey Island East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Lee Barrett 833 48.8 +4.7
Conservative Geoff Coates 630 36.9 +6.2
Labour Jackie Reilly 245 14.3 -7.0
Majority 203 11.9 -1.5
Turnout 1,708 33.9
CIIP gain from Conservative Swing
Canvey Island North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Grace Watson 878 51.7 +1.6
Conservative Pat Haunts 493 29.0 +3.8
Labour Mark Reilly 289 17.0 -4.4
Green Miles Willis 38 2.2 -1.1
Majority 385 22.7 -2.2
Turnout 1,698 32.1
CIIP gain from Labour Swing
Canvey Island South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Natalie Darby 822 49.7 +5.1
Conservative Mark Howard 613 37.0 +4.4
Labour Daniel Curtis 179 10.8 -8.9
Green Christopher Keene 41 2.5 -0.6
Majority 209 12.6 +0.5
Turnout 1,655 32.6
CIIP gain from Conservative Swing
Canvey Island West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ray Howard 772 60.7 +17.2
CIIP Rod Cowley 405 31.9 -9.4
Labour John Payne 94 7.4 -4.8
Majority 367 28.9 +26.7
Turnout 1,271 34.5
Conservative hold Swing
Canvey Island Winter Gardens[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Neville Watson 741 56.2 +7.3
Conservative Norman Bambridge 417 31.6 +1.0
Labour Curtis McArthur 161 12.2 -1.5
Majority 324 24.6 +6.3
Turnout 1,319 25.8
CIIP gain from Conservative Swing
Cedar Hall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Burch 1,057 72.1 +5.9
Labour Harry Brett 409 27.9 -5.9
Majority 648 44.2 +11.9
Turnout 1,466 32.0
Conservative hold Swing
St George's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jackie Govier 920 67.9 +13.9
Labour Joe Cooke 434 32.1 -1.5
Majority 486 35.9 +15.5
Turnout 1,354 29.5
Conservative hold Swing
St James'[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Ladzrie 1,269 69.6 +0.1
Green Nanine Pachy 294 16.1 -4.0
Labour Fred Jones 261 14.3 +3.8
Majority 975 53.5 +4.1
Turnout 1,824 35.4
Conservative hold Swing
St Mary's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kate Meager 1,129 68.3 +13.9
Labour Brian Wilson 524 31.7 +0.1
Majority 605 36.6 +13.9
Turnout 1,653 33.8
Conservative hold Swing
St Peter's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Dick 1,026 68.4 +3.2
Labour John Trollope 269 17.9 -1.3
Green Eileen Peck 204 13.6 -0.6
Majority 757 50.5 +4.5
Turnout 1,499 29.7
Conservative hold Swing
Victoria[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Riley 1,162 69.5 +4.4
Labour Bob Peters 275 16.4 -1.3
Green Douglas Copping 235 14.1 -3.1
Majority 887 53.1 +5.7
Turnout 1,672 35.9
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2007 and 2008

Two by-elections were held in St Marys ward on 20 December 2007 after the resignation of Conservative councillors Alan and Kate Meager.[6] One seat was held for the Conservatives by Alf Partridge with 509 votes, while the other seat was gained for Labour by Brian Wilson with 480 votes.[6]

St Marys by-election 20 December 2007 (2 seats)[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alf Partridge 509
Labour Brian Wilson 480
Conservative Mark Howard 461
Labour Tony Wright 456
BNP John Barber 253
BNP John Morgan 234
Turnout 2,393 24.8 -9.0
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Castle Point". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Voting for us was a matter of trust". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 7 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Three nations decide". The Guardian. NewsBank. 5 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Election 2007 Results". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 2007.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Election results". Castle Point Borough Council. Political Science Resources. 3 May 2007. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Castle Point by-election result". The Echo. 21 December 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2014.