Elections to Brentwood Borough Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party kept overall control of the council.

The Conservatives remained dominant on the council gaining seats from the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party. However they also lost seats to the Liberal Democrats and to an independent candidate, who became the only independent councillor on the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Brentwood Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 2 2 0 75.0 58.6 11,304 +4.6%
  Liberal Democrats 2 1 1 0 16.7 27.6 5,318 -5.1%
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 8.3 3.4 651 +0.6%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 8.2 1,586 -0.1%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 431 +0.0%

Ward results

Brentwood North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ross Carter 911 47.5 -1.1
Conservative Mark Reed 865 45.1 +2.2
Labour Gareth Barrett 142 7.4 -1.1
Majority 46 2.4 -3.3
Turnout 1,918 43.8 +3.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Brentwood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Golding 832 49.3 +8.6
Labour Julie Morrissey 627 37.2 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Gabriella Clarke 227 13.5 -4.4
Majority 205 12.1
Turnout 1,686 42.2 +4.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Brentwood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Holmes 933 52.5 +9.1
Liberal Democrats Nigel Clarke 769 43.3 -8.7
Labour Peter Mayo 75 4.2 -0.4
Majority 164 9.2 +0.6
Turnout 1,777 40.3 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing
Brizes & Doddinghurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger McCheyne 1,057 59.6 +9.3
Liberal Democrats Jackie Anslow 449 25.3 -8.3
UKIP Yvonne Maguire 201 11.3 -0.5
Labour Sheila Maxey 67 3.8 -0.5
Majority 608 34.3 +17.5
Turnout 1,774 39.0 +1.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hutton Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean McGinley 902 79.7 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Christine Seymour 154 13.6 -2.1
Labour Robert Gow 76 6.7 +0.9
Majority 748 66.1 +3.3
Turnout 1,132 40.3 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing
Hutton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louise Monnickendam 805 71.2 +23.6
Liberal Democrats Shirley Howe 181 16.0 +16.0
Labour Charles Bisson 145 12.8 +3.9
Majority 624 55.2 +51.1
Turnout 1,131 37.0 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Hutton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Kenny 894 78.4 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Deborah Wood 170 14.9 +1.2
Labour Richard Enever 76 6.7 +0.6
Majority 724 63.5 -3.1
Turnout 1,140 38.0 -6.0
Conservative hold Swing
Ingatestone, Fryerning & Mountnessing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Sleep 1,308 67.0 +14.2
Liberal Democrats Bobbie Hall 279 14.3 -20.1
UKIP Janette Gulleford 230 11.8 +2.8
Labour Jane Winter 135 6.9 +3.1
Majority 1,029 52.7 +34.3
Turnout 1,952 42.4 -2.4
Conservative hold Swing
Pilgrims Hatch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Kendall 1,057 58.8 +1.0
Conservative Val Adams 675 37.5 -0.9
Labour Michele Wigram 66 3.7 -0.1
Majority 382 21.3 +1.8
Turnout 1,798 40.1 +1.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Shenfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Brehaut 1,303 77.7 +0.0
Liberal Democrats Trevor Ellis 269 16.1 -1.3
Labour Kees Maxey 104 6.2 +1.3
Majority 1,034 61.6 +1.3
Turnout 1,676 40.7 +1.3
Conservative hold Swing
Tipps Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Roger Keeble 651 46.3 +46.3
Conservative Owen Rosindell 631 44.9 -26.3
Liberal Democrats Michael Aspinell 93 6.6 -16.5
Labour Paul Skingley 30 2.1 -3.6
Majority 20 1.4
Turnout 1,405 47.8 +8.2
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Warley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tee 1,099 57.8 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Nina Cutbush 759 39.9 -4.3
Labour Richard Margrave 43 2.3 -2.9
Majority 340 17.9 +11.5
Turnout 1,901 44.2 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "ELECTION 2008 - TORIES HOLD BRENTWOOD". Essex Chronicle. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2008.[permanent dead link]