2010 Basildon District Council election[1][2][3]

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14 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats before 29 10 3
Seats won 11 2 1
Seats after 29 10 3
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 36,551 15,766 13,465
Percentage 49.6% 21.4% 18.3%

Basildon UK local election 2006 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2010 Basildon council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

Council control before election

Conservative Party

Council control after election

Conservative Party

The 2010 Basildon District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives retain control of the council after winning half of the votes cast.[6] This enabled them to win 11 seats, compared to 2 for Labour and 1 for the Liberal Democrats.[6] With the election having taken place at the same time as the general election, turnout was 64%, a rise from the 29% recorded at the 2008 election.[6]

2010 Basildon Local Election Result[7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 0 0 Steady 78.6 49.6 36,551 Decrease4.8
  Labour 2 0 0 Steady 14.3 21.4 15,766 Decrease1.5
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 Steady 7.1 18.3 13,465 Increase5.3
  BNP 0 0 0 Steady 0 7.2 5,308 Increase0.5
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0 3.5 2,587 New

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 2006 election.

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Archer 4,084 61.1 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Nigel Horn 1,360 20.3 +5.7
Labour Patricia Reid 737 11.0 +4.0
UKIP Susan McCaffery 308 4.6 -0.6
BNP Geoffrey McCarthy 196 2.9 -4.6
Majority 2,724 40.7 -10.5
Turnout 6,685 74 +42
Conservative hold Swing

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Hedley 4,287 63.2 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Peter Fisher 1,262 18.6 +7.6
Labour Wendy Aitken 768 11.3 +3.4
UKIP Cherry Young 246 3.6 +0.3
BNP Michael Bateman 219 3.2 -3.4
Majority 3,025 44.6 -15.5
Turnout 6,782 73 +41
Conservative hold Swing

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Arnold 3,579 58.3 -6.6
Liberal Democrats Stewart Goshawk 1,028 16.7 +4.0
Labour Margaret Viney 707 11.5 +2.4
UKIP Terry Gandy 575 9.4 +9.4
BNP Irene Bateman 251 4.1 -9.3
Majority 2,551 41.5 -9.9
Turnout 6,140 73 +37
Conservative hold Swing

Crouch

Location of Crouch ward
Location of Crouch ward
Crouch[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terri Sargent 2,660 62.4 -6.1
Labour Sarah Davies 669 15.7 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Taylor 590 13.8 +6.8
BNP Anthony Gladwin 344 8.1 -5.0
Majority 1,991 46.7 -8.7
Turnout 4,263 67 +37
Conservative hold Swing

Fryerns

Location of Fryerns ward
Location of Fryerns ward
Fryerns[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Archibald 1,880 36.6 -3.5
Conservative Hayley Rogers 1,585 30.8 +5.6
Liberal Democrats Arnold Lutton 822 16.0 +6.1
BNP Leonard Heather 579 11.3 -13.6
UKIP David Sheppard 276 5.4 +5.4
Majority 295 5.7 -9.2
Turnout 5,142 56 +29
Labour hold Swing

Laindon Park

Location of Laindon Park ward
Location of Laindon Park ward
Laindon Park[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Dornan 2,135 43.1 -2.0
Labour Trevor Wahlen 1,497 30.2 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Philip Jenkins 830 16.8 +8.3
BNP Tony Parry 488 9.9 -7.2
Majority 638 12.9 -3.0
Turnout 4,950 59 +32
Conservative hold Swing

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandra Hillier 2,594 54.1 -3.5
Labour Thomas Kirkman 875 18.3 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Grant 769 16.0 +9.6
UKIP Imelda Clancy 307 6.4 -1.0
BNP Thomas Beaney 248 5.2 -4.4
Majority 1,719 35.9 -7.8
Turnout 4,793 70 +40
Conservative hold Swing

Lee Chapel North

Lee Chapel North ward in Basildon 2002
Lee Chapel North ward in Basildon 2002
Lee Chapel North[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Bennett 1,818 37.4 -6.4
Conservative Sam Browne 1,649 33.9 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Stephen Nice 855 17.6 +10.4
BNP Philip Howell 536 11.0 -5.1
Majority 169 3.5 -13.1
Turnout 4,858 56 +31
Labour hold Swing

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Linda Williams 2,017 36.4 -6.6
Conservative Stephen Foster 1,727 31.2 +7.1
Labour Hyman Witzer 1,312 23.7 +6.6
BNP Carolyn Rossiter 487 8.8 -7.0
Majority 290 5.2 -13.8
Turnout 5,543 63 +30
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Pitsea North West

Location of Pitsea North West ward
Location of Pitsea North West ward
Pitsea North West[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ron Livesey 1,654 34.1 -6.6
Labour David Kirkman 1,508 31.1 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Martin Howard 770 15.9 +15.9
BNP Raymond Pearce 460 9.5 -6.4
UKIP Terry McBride 453 9.3 -2.2
Majority 146 3.0 -5.9
Turnout 4,845 53 +28
Conservative hold Swing

Pitsea South East

Location of Pitsea South East ward
Location of Pitsea South East ward
Pitsea South East[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Abrahall 1,973 39.7 -12.3
Labour Daniel Blaney 1,577 31.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrats Vivien Howard 576 11.6 +4.5
UKIP Kerry Smith 422 8.5 +8.5
BNP Kevin Swaby 417 8.4 -7.5
Majority 396 8.0 -19.0
Turnout 4,965 58 +31
Conservative hold Swing

Wickford Castledon

Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Wickford Castledon[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Buckley 2,495 59.3 +12.0
Labour Alwyn Birch 728 17.3 +7.1
Liberal Democrats Emma Peall 711 16.9 +16.9
BNP Michael Keeble 273 6.5 -5.7
Majority 1,767 42.0 +25.0
Turnout 4,207 69 +32
Conservative hold Swing

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Ball 3,580 58.1 +15.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Stokkereit 1,073 17.4 +12.1
Labour Santa Bennett 1,013 16.4 +8.5
BNP David King 497 8.1 -1.9
Majority 2,507 40.7 +31.2
Turnout 6,163 66 +35
Conservative hold Swing

Wickford Park

Location of Wickford Park ward
Location of Wickford Park ward
Wickford Park[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Morris 2,549 58.7 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Woods 802 18.5 +18.5
Labour Colin Payn 677 15.6 +0.9
BNP Paul Maylin 313 7.2 +7.2
Majority 1,747 40.2 -3.8
Turnout 4,341 64 +39
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 2010". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ "Election 2010". BBC News.
  4. ^ "Basildon". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  5. ^ Crerar, Pippa (10 May 2010). "Labour takes control of eight more London town halls". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b c "Tories hold their grip in Basildon local elections". Echo. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Basildon District Council Election - Thursday, 6th May, 2010". Basildon Borough Council. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Local elections 2010". Basildon Recorder. Retrieved 2 July 2011.