Map of the results of the 2010 Castle Point Borough Council election. Conservative in blue and Canvey Island Independent Party in light grey.
Map of the results of the 2010 Castle Point Borough Council election. Conservative in blue and Canvey Island Independent Party in light grey.

The 2010 Castle Point Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 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

Background

8 people stood at the council election as Independent Save Our Green Belt candidates backed by the MP for Castle Point Bob Spink.[3] Spink had resigned from the Conservative party in 2008 and stood at the 2010 general election as an independent.[4][5]

Election result

In an election held at the same time as the 2010 general election and therefore seeing a higher turnout than in most council elections, the Conservatives stayed in control of the council after defeating competition from independent candidates.[6] Twenty-two-year-old Conservative Andrew Sheldon picked up one seat in St Mary's ward to become the youngest councillor, defeating the only Labour councillor, Brian Wilson.[6][7] However the Conservatives also lost a seat to the Canvey Island Independent Party in Canvey West.[6]

Castle Point local election result 2010[6][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 1 0 57.1 43.7 19,566 -8.5%
  CIIP 6 1 0 +1 42.9 20.0 8,940 -3.0%
  Independent Save Our Green Belt 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 8,481 +19.0%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 16.5 7,361 +0.4%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 399 +0.9%

Ward results

Appleton[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pam Freeman 1,644 45.9 -27.3
Independent Save Our Green Belt Lee Gardiner 1,228 34.3 +34.3
Labour Lorna Trollope 713 19.9 -6.9
Majority 416 11.6 -34.8
Turnout 3,585
Conservative hold Swing
Boyce[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Smith 2,068 56.2 -7.6
Independent Save Our Green Belt Douglas Beard 1,146 31.1 +31.1
Labour Tony Wright 468 12.7 -0.4
Majority 922 25.0 -15.6
Turnout 3,682
Conservative hold Swing
Canvey Island Central[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Peter May 1,579 54.2 -6.1
Conservative Stewart Topley 913 31.3 +2.5
Labour Daniel Curtis 421 14.5 +3.6
Majority 666 22.9 -8.5
Turnout 2,913
CIIP hold Swing
Canvey Island East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP John Payne 1,572 52.1 -7.1
Conservative James Parkin 1,041 34.5 +3.2
Labour Alan Curtis 402 13.3 +3.8
Majority 531 17.6 -10.3
Turnout 3,015
CIIP hold Swing
Canvey Island North[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Nick Harvey 1,675 51.1 -0.6
Conservative Pat Haunts 1,046 31.9 +12.1
Labour John Payne 561 17.1 +7.1
Majority 630 19.2 -12.7
Turnout 3,283
CIIP hold Swing
Canvey Island South[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Joan Liddard 1,565 50.2 +5.2
Conservative Mark Howard 1,146 36.8 +4.6
Labour Katie Curtis 406 13.0 +5.4
Majority 419 13.4 +0.6
Turnout 3,117
CIIP hold Swing
Canvey Island West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Jane King 1,000 45.2 +13.3
Conservative Colin MacLean 926 41.9 -18.8
Labour Bill Deal 285 12.9 +5.5
Majority 74 3.3
Turnout 2,211
CIIP gain from Conservative Swing
Canvey Island Winter Gardens[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Peter Greig 1,549 53.9 -5.5
Conservative Richard Bender 951 33.1 +1.9
Labour Maggie McArthur-Curtis 373 13.0 +3.6
Majority 598 20.8 -7.4
Turnout 2,873
CIIP hold Swing
Cedar Hall[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maryse Iles 1,510 46.5 -29.3
Independent Save Our Green Belt Duncan McFarlane 1,142 35.2 +35.2
Labour Ian Harris 595 18.3 -5.9
Majority 368 11.3 -40.3
Turnout 3,247
Conservative hold Swing
St Georges[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andy Cole 1,505 47.1 -22.0
Independent Save Our Green Belt Charles McLaughlin 891 27.9 +27.9
Labour Joe Cooke 797 25.0 -5.9
Majority 614 19.2 -19.0
Turnout 3,193
Conservative hold Swing
St James[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Godfrey Isaacs 1,882 50.7 -20.5
Independent Save Our Green Belt Darryl Godbold 1,303 35.1 +35.1
Labour Fred Jones 530 14.3 -0.2
Majority 579 15.6 -41.1
Turnout 3,715
Conservative hold Swing
St Mary's[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Sheldon 1,617 48.7 -6.9
Independent Save Our Green Belt Neil Hamper 960 28.9 +28.9
Labour Brian Wilson 744 22.4 -8.0
Majority 657 19.8 -5.4
Turnout 3,321
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Peter's[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pamela Challis 1,733 50.4 -19.3
Independent Save Our Green Belt Lynn McFarlane 735 21.4 +21.4
Labour Bill Emberson 570 16.6 -0.8
Liberal Democrats John Hardy 399 11.6 +11.6
Majority 998 29.0 -23.3
Turnout 3,437
Conservative hold Swing
Victoria[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cliff Brunt 1,584 50.2 -21.1
Independent Save Our Green Belt Sally Hardes 1,076 34.1 +34.1
Labour Harry Brett 496 15.7 +2.2
Majority 508 16.1 -39.9
Turnout 3,156
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Castle Point". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ Crerar, Pippa (10 May 2010). "Labour takes control of eight more London town halls". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  3. ^ Orbach, Max (12 March 2010). "Castle Point MP starts green belt party". The Echo. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Deselection row MP leaves Tories". BBC News Online. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Castle Point". BBC News Online. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d "Tories retain control of Castle Point Council". The Echo. NewsBank. 7 May 2010.
  7. ^ Calkin, Sarah (13 May 2010). "Clean-cut Andrew is youngest councillor". The Echo. NewsBank.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Election Results 2010". Castle Point Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.