2008 Epping Forest District Council election

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21 seats to Epping Forest District Council
29 seats needed for a majority
Turnout38.4 (Increase4.1%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Loughton Residents Liberal Democrats
Last election 32 seats, 57.0% 6 seats, 9.7% 11 seats, 24.9%
Seats before 32 5 10
Seats won 35 6 9
Seat change Increase3 Increase1 Decrease2
Popular vote 12,454 4,029 5,763
Percentage 47.0% 15.2% 21.7%
Swing Decrease10.0% Increase5.5% Decrease3.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party BNP Labour
Last election 6 seats, 6.0% 1 seat, 4.9%
Seats before 6 1
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Decrease2 Steady
Popular vote 2,391 1,120
Percentage 9.0% 4.2%
Swing Increase3.0% Decrease0.7%

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Results of the 2008 District Council elections

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Council composition following the election

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Epping Forest Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the council remained in Conservative control.

This election saw the largest Green competition. The Chigwell Residents Association's sole councillor, John Knapman, defected to join the Conservatives and won his seat of Chigwell Village. The Loughton Residents Association gained a seat, whilst the BNP lost almost half its representation, despite reaching a record high vote share in the district.

One-third of council up for election. No elections this year in Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing, Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash, Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village, Lambourne, Lower Nazeing, Lower Sheering, North Weald Bassett, Roydon, Shelley, Waltham Abbey High Beach or Waltham Abbey Paternoster.

By-elections

Loughton Alderton by-election

Loughton Alderton By-Election 30 August 2007[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Tony Frankland 393 32.2 Decrease5.4
Loughton Residents Rose Brookes 367 30.1 Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats Neil Woollcott 172 14.1 Increase10.5
Conservative Edward Stacey 163 13.3 Decrease3.1
Labour Stephen Barnes 98 8.0 Decrease5.2
UKIP Andrew Smith 28 2.3 N/A
Majority 26 2.1 Decrease6.4
Turnout 1,221 36.7 Decrease6.6
BNP hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane by-election

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane By-Election 4 June 2009[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Clark 719 49.0 Decrease7.3
BNP Tony Frankland 372 25.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Phil Chadburn 223 15.2 N/A
Labour Mitch Diamond-Conway 152 10.4 Increase7.3
Majority 347 23.6 Increase12.7
Turnout 1,466 32.0 Increase1.8
Conservative hold Swing

Grange Hill by-election

Grange Hill By-Election 8 October 2009[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Lion 453 52.4 Decrease31.1
Liberal Democrats Gavin Chambers 411 47.6 Increase31.1
Majority 42 4.8 Decrease4.0
Turnout 864 17.2 Decrease20.8
Conservative hold Swing

Lower Sheering by-election

Lower Sheering By-Election 5 November 2009[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charlotte Edwards 302 76.5 Increase0.7
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 93 23.5 Decrease0.7
Majority 209 53.0 Increase1.6
Turnout 395 21.4 Decrease11.2
Conservative hold Swing

Results

Buckhurst Hill East

Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dev Dodeja 648 49.4 Decrease3.2
Conservative Marshall Vance 527 40.2 Increase6.3
BNP Graham Cater 137 10.4 Decrease3.1
Majority 121 9.2 Decrease9.5
Turnout 1,312 38.6 Decrease2.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jill Sutcliffe 1,054 51.3 Increase9.7
Conservative Bob Church 1,000 48.7 Decrease10.0
Majority 54 2.6 Decrease14.2
Turnout 2,054 38.6 Increase5.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Chigwell Row

Chigwell Row
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Sandler 573 80.5 Increase21.1
Liberal Democrats Connie Lye 99 13.9 Decrease26.7
Green Robert Steel 40 5.6 N/A
Majority 472 66.6 Increase19.1
Turnout 712 39.6 Increase8.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chigwell Village

Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Knapman 888 82.1 N/A
Green Chris Lord 108 10.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Arnold Verrall 86 7.9 Decrease32.7
Majority 780 72.1 Increase34.2
Turnout 1,082 34.0 Decrease3.9
Conservative gain from Chigwell Residents Association

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Whitehouse 915 46.0 Increase6.8
Conservative Matthew Daniel 840 42.2 Increase3.5
BNP James Butler 118 5.9 Decrease1.2
Labour Paul Handford 67 3.4 Decrease1.2
Green Jessica Barnecutt 51 2.6 N/A
Majority 75 3.8 Increase3.3
Turnout 1,991 41.6 Decrease1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Whitbread 905 51.0 Increase2.1
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Collier 531 29.9 Increase3.8
BNP Tony Bentley 132 7.4 Decrease2.1
Labour Simon Bullough 120 6.8 N/A
Green Robert Jones 87 4.9 N/A
Majority 374 21.1 Decrease1.7
Turnout 1,775 37.6 Decrease2.7
Conservative hold Swing

Grange Hill

Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Bateman 1,262 83.5 Increase21.3
Liberal Democrats Pamela Okonkwo 249 16.5 Decrease13.1
Majority 1,013 67.0 Increase34.4
Turnout 1,511 31.2 Increase3.5
Conservative hold Swing

High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings

High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret McEwen 469 76.5 Increase5.9
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 61 10.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Brian Surtees 53 8.6 Decrease19.8
Green Amy Barnecutt 30 4.9 N/A
Majority 408 66.5 Increase23.3
Turnout 613 36.5 Decrease4.2
Conservative hold Swing


Loughton Alderton

Loughton Alderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Rosemary Brookes 642 48.9 Increase26.0
BNP Tony Frankland 412 31.4 Increase3.4
Conservative Roger Taylor 148 11.3 Decrease11.0
Labour Margaret Owen 72 5.5 Decrease14.3
Liberal Democrats Neil Woollcott 38 2.9 Decrease4.2
Majority 230 17.5 Increase12.4
Turnout 1,312 39.2 Increase4.6
Loughton Residents gain from BNP Swing

Loughton Broadway

Loughton Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Patricia Richardson 469 39.7 Increase6.1
Labour Roger Salmon 346 29.3 Increase2.1
Conservative Valerie Metcalfe 250 21.2 Decrease2.2
Green Jesse Briton 69 5.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Eleonor Spencer 47 4.0 Decrease10.9
Majority 123 10.4 Increase4.0
Turnout 1,181 37.4 Increase1.6
BNP hold Swing

Loughton Fairmead

Loughton Fairmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents David Wixley 523 44.6 Increase18.0
BNP Alexander Copland 330 28.2 Increase1.6
Conservative Ben Glassman 169 14.4 Decrease3.2
Labour Matthew Hartley 122 10.4 Decrease11.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Sinfield 28 2.4 Decrease6.5
Majority 193 16.5 Increase15.2
Turnout 1,172 36.6 Increase5.2
Loughton Residents gain from BNP Swing

Loughton Forest

Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Hart 698 46.7 Decrease1.3
Conservative Rebecca Cohen 685
Loughton Residents Chris Pond 592 39.6 Increase2.5
Loughton Residents David White 537
Labour Thomas Owen 79 5.3 Decrease4.8
Labour John Game 66
BNP Paul Evans 66 4.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Sinfield 59 3.9 Decrease1.0
Majority 106 7.1 Decrease3.8
Turnout 2,783 46.1 Increase1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Loughton Residents Swing

Loughton Roding

Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Kenneth Angold-Stephens 763 50.8 Decrease1.2
Conservative Lorne Daniel 344 22.9 Increase4.5
BNP Tom Richardson 180 12.0 N/A
Labour Angela Ayre 153 10.2 Decrease4.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Fuller 63 4.2 Decrease9.7
Majority 419 27.9 Decrease16.7
Turnout 1,503 43.1 Decrease1.5
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. John's

Loughton St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Caroline Pond 815 57.3 Increase4.3
Conservative Nigel Wagland 410 28.8 Increase5.5
BNP Lynne Turpin 89 6.3 N/A
Labour Jill Bostock 71 5.0 Decrease2.7
Liberal Democrats David Roderick 38 2.7 Decrease2.6
Majority 40.5 28.5 Increase9.8
Turnout 1,423 42.2 Increase2.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. Mary's

Loughton St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Rodney Barrett 694 50.9 Decrease4.4
Conservative Edward Stacey 449 32.9 Increase4.0
BNP Edward Butler 91 6.7 N/A
Labour Martin Lawford 90 6.6 Decrease1.8
Liberal Democrats Mick Spence 22 1.6 Decrease5.8
UKIP Mick McGough 18 1.3 N/A
Majority 245 18.0 N/A
Turnout 1,364 43.1 Increase3.6
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Moreton and Fyfield

Moreton and Fyfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Boyce 329 45.3 Increase9.0
Liberal Democrats Douglas Kelly 315 43.4 Decrease6.2
English Democrat Anne Palmer 82 11.3 Decrease2.8
Majority 14 1.9 Decrease11.4
Turnout 726 42.1 Decrease6.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Passingford

Passingford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Collins 537 89.1 Increase6.3
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 66 10.9 Decrease6.3
Majority 471 78.1 Increase12.5
Turnout 603 43.1 Steady
Conservative hold Swing

Theydon Bois

Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Philip 771 47.7 Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats George Howard 610 37.7 Decrease15.6
BNP Terry Howard 109 6.7 N/A
UKIP Andrew Smith 76 4.7 N/A
Green Nicola Barnecutt 52 3.2 N/A
Majority 161 10.0 Increase3.4
Turnout 1,618 51.3 Increase2.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathon Collier 676 55.8 Decrease2.0
Liberal Democrats Christine Akers 277 22.9 Increase1.1
BNP Garry Martin 258 21.3 Increase0.9
Majority 399 32.9 Decrease3.1
Turnout 1,211 26.3 Increase2.0
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey North East

Waltham Abbey North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeane Lea 735 65.8 Increase15.0
Liberal Democrats Phil Chadburn 410 35.8 Decrease15.0
Majority 325 28.4 Increase26.8
Turnout 1,145 35.0 Increase3.0
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey South West

Waltham Abbey South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Prior 474 65.8 Increase2.3
Liberal Democrats Peggy Ayre 155 21.5 Decrease15.0
UKIP Martin Harvey 91 12.6 N/A
Majority 319 44.3 Increase17.3
Turnout 720 23.6 Decrease1.0
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election results for Loughton Alderton". Epping Forest District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Election results for Waltham Abbey Honey Lane". Epping Forest District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Election results for Grange Hill". Epping Forest District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Tories defend stronghold in latest council by-election". 24dash.com. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Lower Sheering Election Result of Poll". Epping Forest District Council. 6 November 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2009.