2007 Epping Forest District Council election

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17 seats to Epping Forest District Council
29 seats needed for a majority
Turnout34.3 (Decrease9.5%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats BNP
Last election 29 seats, 43.9% 13 seats, 25.8% 6 seats, 5.6%
Seats before 30 12 6
Seats won 32 11 6
Seat change Increase3 Decrease2 Steady
Popular vote 10,331 4,516 1,093
Percentage 57.0% 24.9% 6.0%
Swing Increase13.1% Decrease0.9% Increase0.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Labour Independent Epping Community Action
Last election 1 seat, 5.6% 3 seats, 3.8% 0 seat, N/A
Seats before 1 3 0
Seats won 1 2 0
Seat change Steady Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 883 510 510
Percentage 4.9% 2.3% 2.8%
Swing Decrease0.7% Decrease5.7% N/A

Results of the 2007 District Council elections

Council composition following the election

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Epping Forest Council were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party regained overall control of the council, thanks initially to a by-election in Grange Hill in December 2006, and then following gains at this election.

The British National Party retained all its representation on the council with 6 seats, and marginally increased its vote share. The remaining Labour councillor, Peter Gode of Shelley retained his seat, albeit with a significantly reduced majority. The Conservatives, following gains from the Liberal Democrats regained control of the council having last had control in 1994. One Independent lost their seat to the Conservatives, leaving two remaining on the council.

This election saw the Epping Community Action Group come third in both Epping wards. The party, registered in 2005, ran on a pledge to rejuvenate Epping high street and save small shops by relaxing parking laws. It opposed fortnightly collection of household rubbish and committed to not build on green belt land. Run by Ian Anderson, a former leader of the National Front between 1990 and 1995. Anderson's local party also committed to re-open the local adult learning centre and to stop the town centre becoming an "endless parade of chain coffeehouses and takeaways". Neither Epping candidates, including Anderson won seats, causing the party to dissolve.

Due to no Loughton seats being contested in this cycle, no Loughton Residents Association councillors were up for election, and hence did not change in number.

By-elections

Grange Hill by-election

This by-election win by the Conservatives gave the party council control for the first time since 1994.

Grange Hill by-election 14 December 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kewal Chana 609 39.4 Decrease12.2
Liberal Democrats Alan Lion 586 37.9 Decrease4.9
BNP Jacqueline Carne 302 19.5 N/A
Labour Roger Salmon 48 3.1 Increase3.1
Majority 23 1.5 Increase6.3
Turnout 1,545 32.8 Decrease5.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Results

Broadley Common, Epping Upland & Nazeing

Broadley Common, Epping Upland & Nazeing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Penny Smith 481 86.2 Increase0.5
Liberal Democrats Arnold Verrall 77 13.8 Decrease0.5
Majority 404 72.4 Increase1.0
Turnout 558 34.7 Increase5.2
Conservative hold Swing

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Haluk Ulkun 1,003 58.4 Increase19.7
Liberal Democrats Mick Spence 714 41.6 Decrease19.7
Majority 289 16.8 Decrease5.8
Turnout 1,717 33.0 Decrease9.7
Conservative hold Swing

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glyn Pritchard 572 44.6 Increase7.3
Liberal Democrats Keith Wright 478 37.3 Decrease2.0
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 233 18.2 Increase1.6
Majority 94 7.3 Increase5.3
Turnout 1,283 41.1 Decrease6.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Hedges 812 39.2 Decrease10.5
Conservative Susan Perry 802 38.7 Decrease6.3
Epping Community Action Group Ian Anderson 215 10.4 N/A
BNP Alexander Copland 147 7.1 N/A
Labour Paul Handford 95 4.6 Decrease0.7
Majority 10 0.5 Decrease4.2
Turnout 2,071 43.0 Decrease4.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Green 930 48.9 Decrease9.7
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 497 26.1 Decrease4.4
Epping Community Action Group Audrey Wheeler 295 15.5 N/A
BNP Tony Frankland 181 9.5 N/A
Majority 433 22.8 Decrease5.3
Turnout 1,903 40.3 Increase2.0
Conservative hold Swing

Grange Hill

Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kewal Chana 813 62.2 Increase10.6
Liberal Democrats Dev Dodeja 387 29.6 Decrease13.2
Labour Martin Lawford 107 8.2 N/A
Majority 426 32.6 Increase23.8
Turnout 1,307 27.7 Decrease10.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Lambourne

Lambourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Rolfe 518 85.6 Increase24.1
Liberal Democrats Neil Woollcott 87 14.4 N/A
Majority 431 71.2 Increase48.2
Turnout 605 38.8 Decrease9.8
Conservative hold Swing

Lower Nazeing

Lower Nazeing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Bassett 631 52.7 Decrease3.6
Independent Daphne Borton 419 35.0 Increase2.2
UKIP Martin Harvey 88 7.3 N/A
Labour Kelvin Morris 60 5.0 Decrease1.5
Majority 212 17.7 Decrease5.8
Turnout 1,198 37.6 Decrease4.9
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Lower Sheering

Lower Sheering
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Harding 409 75.7 Increase3.6
Liberal Democrats Eleonor Spencer 131 24.3 Decrease3.6
Majority 278 51.4 Increase7.2
Turnout 540 32.6 Increase13.1
Conservative hold Swing

North Weald Bassett

North Weald Bassett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Grigg 887 82.1 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrats John Rumble 193 17.9 Increase0.3
Majority 694 64.2 Decrease0.6
Turnout 1,080 31.4 Decrease4.2
Conservative hold Swing

Roydon

Roydon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Sartin 476 75.8 Increase0.1
Labour Colin Riches 108 17.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Enid Robinson 44 7.0 N/A
Majority 368 58.6 Increase7.2
Turnout 628 35.9 Increase5.4
Conservative hold Swing

Shelley

Shelley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Gode 263 37.8 Decrease22.3
Conservative Blane Judd 224 32.2 Increase8.2
BNP Lynne Turpin 163 23.4 N/A
English Democrat Anne Palmer 46 6.6 N/A
Majority 39 5.6 Decrease30.5
Turnout 696 41.5 Increase14.3
Labour hold Swing

Waltham Abbey High Beach

Waltham Abbey High Beach
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Syd Stavrou 487 86.7 Decrease0.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Fuller 75 13.3 Increase0.5
Majority 412 73.4 Decrease1.0
Turnout 562 32.2 Increase0.8
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Antony Watts 636 57.8 Increase9.3
Liberal Democrats Peggy Ayre 240 21.8 Increase7.9
BNP Andrew Slade 225 20.4 N/A
Majority 396 36.0 Increase5.8
Turnout 1,101 24.3 Decrease5.9
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey North East

Waltham Abbey North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pat Brooks 512 50.8 Increase7.3
Conservative Adam Clark 495 49.2 Decrease7.3
Majority 17 1.6 Decrease34.2
Turnout 1,007 32.0 Decrease3.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Paternoster

Waltham Abbey Paternoster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Webster 499 44.3 Decrease6.2
BNP Gail Harvey 377 33.5 N/A
Labour Mitchell Diamond-Conway 250 22.2 Increase8.2
Majority 122 10.8 Decrease21.4
Turnout 1,126 34.1 Increase4.6
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey South West

Waltham Abbey South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rikki Gadsby 468 63.5 Increase9.2
Liberal Democrats Phil Chadburn 269 36.5 Decrease9.2
Majority 199 27.0 Increase18.4
Turnout 737 24.6 Decrease4.2
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election results for Grange Hill". Epping Forest District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.