2011 Basildon District Council election[1][2][3]

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15 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 8 7 0
Seats after 29 11 2
Seat change Steady Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 18,842 12,342 3,766
Percentage 46.6% 30.5% 9.3%

Map of the results of the 2011 Basildon council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2011.

Council control before election

Conservative Party

Council control after election

Conservative Party

The 2011 Basildon Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Basildon 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.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives stay in control of the council after retaining all of the seats they had been defending.[6] This left the Conservatives with 29 seats, compared to 11 for Labour.[7] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats were reduced to 2 councillors and the party lost vote share across the council.[8] Overall turnout in the election was 35%.[9]

The only change in the election saw Labour gain 1 seat from the Liberal Democrats in Nethermayne, with the winning Labour candidate, Andrew Gordon, becoming the youngest councillor at the age of 18.[8] Among the other winners was Daniel Munyambu for Labour in Vange, who became the second Kenyan to be elected as a councillor in the United Kingdom,[10] and the former council leader Nigel Smith who returned to the council in Lee Chapel North.[8]

2011 Basildon Local Election Result[9]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 0 0 Steady 53.3 46.0 19,430 Increase2.8
  Labour 7 1 0 Increase1 46.7 32.1 13,532 Increase9.8
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 Decrease1 0 8.9 3,766 Decrease4.0
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 3,475 Increase7.0
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1,336 Decrease4.6
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 356 Decrease11.2
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 244 New
  None of The Above 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 63 New

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 2007 election.

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Dadds 2,626 64.6 +3.5
Labour Patricia Reid 567 13.9 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Nigel Horn 528 13.0 -7.3
UKIP Susan McCaffery 346 8.5 +3.9
Majority 2,059 50.6 +9.9
Turnout 4,067 44.2 -30
Conservative hold Swing

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Horgan 2,416 59.3 -3.9
UKIP Terry Gandy 665 16.3 +12.7
Labour Geoffrey Bores 584 14.3 +3.0
Liberal Democrats John James 407 10.0 -8.6
Majority 1,751 43.0 -1.6
Turnout 4,072 43.5 -30
Conservative hold Swing

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Blake 2,330 62.9 +4.6
Labour Sandra Bennett 615 16.6 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Stewart Goshawk 393 10.6 -6.1
UKIP Cherry Young 367 9.9 +0.5
Majority 1,715 46.3 +4.8
Turnout 3,705 43.6 -29
Conservative hold Swing

Fryerns (2 seats)

Location of Fryerns ward
Location of Fryerns ward
Fryerns (2)[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Davies 1,365 27.6
Labour David Kirkman 1,190 24.1
Conservative Gwen Ball 806 16.3
Conservative James Paton 588 11.9
UKIP David Sheppard 365 7.4
BNP Len Heather 356 7.2
Liberal Democrats Arnold Lutton 269 5.4
Turnout 4,939 30.1 -26
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Laindon Park

Location of Laindon Park ward
Location of Laindon Park ward
Laindon Park[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jilly Hyde 1,318 49.1 +6.0
Labour John McCrea 1,166 43.4 +13.2
Liberal Democrats Colin Grant 201 7.5 -9.3
Majority 152 5.7 -7.2
Turnout 2,685 32.3 -27
Conservative hold Swing

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Smith 1,408 54.9 +17.5
Conservative Christine Hedley 740 28.8 -5.1
National Front Thomas Beaney 244 9.5 +9.5
Liberal Democrats Emma Peall 173 6.7 -10.9
Majority 668 26.0 +22.5
Turnout 2,565 29.2 -26
Labour hold Swing

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Gordon 926 30.2 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Phil Jenkins 752 24.5 -11.9
Conservative Stephen Foster 709 23.1 -8.1
UKIP Kerry Smith 619 20.2 +20.2
Independent None of the Above X 63 2.1 +2.1
Majority 174 5.7
Turnout 3,069 34.9 -28
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Pitsea North West

Location of Pitsea North West ward
Location of Pitsea North West ward
Pitsea North West[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Bobbin 1,111 47.3 +16.2
Conservative Danny Lawrence 702 29.9 -4.2
UKIP Terry McBride 391 16.7 +7.4
Liberal Democrats Martin Howard 143 6.1 -9.8
Majority 409 17.4
Turnout 2,347 25.5 -27
Labour hold Swing

Pitsea South East

Location of Pitsea South East ward
Location of Pitsea South East ward
Pitsea South East[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mo Larkin 1,197 43.6 +3.9
Labour Mark Walker 1,056 38.4 +6.6
UKIP Imelda Clancy 384 14.0 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Vivien Howard 110 4.0 -7.6
Majority 141 5.1 -2.9
Turnout 2,747 32.3 -26
Conservative hold Swing

St Martin's

Location of St Martin's ward
Location of St Martin's ward
St Martin's[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Rackley 1,004 57.8 +19.7
Conservative Andrew Schrader 557 32.0 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Dickinson 177 10.2 -1.3
Majority 447 25.7 +16.4
Turnout 1,738 29.5 +6
Labour hold Swing

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Munyambu 1,089 52.3 +21.4
Conservative Andrew Morris 554 26.6 -9.2
UKIP Kim Gandy 338 16.2 +16.2
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Grant 102 4.9 -1.4
Majority 535 25.7
Turnout 2,083 30.6 +7
Labour hold Swing

Wickford Castledon

Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Wickford Castledon[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sylvia Buckley 1,434 59.7 +0.4
Independent Alan Ball 446 18.6 +18.6
Labour Sarah Davies 397 16.5 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Tony Morris 127 5.3 -11.6
Majority 988 41.1 -0.9
Turnout 2,404 38.9 -30
Conservative hold Swing

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Mowe 1,925 54.1 -4.0
Independent Dave Harrison 890 25.0 +25.0
Labour Thomas Kirkman 590 16.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrats John Spriggs 155 4.4 -13.0
Majority 1,035 29.1 -11.6
Turnout 3,560 37.3 -29
Conservative hold Swing

Wickford Park

Location of Wickford Park ward
Location of Wickford Park ward
Wickford Park[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Jackman 1,528 68.8 +10.1
Labour Andrew Buxton 464 20.9 +5.3
Liberal Democrats John McGarrigle 229 10.3 -8.2
Majority 1,064 47.9 +7.7
Turnout 2,221 32.1 -32
Conservative hold Swing

References

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  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 2011". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ "England council elections". BBC News.
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  5. ^ "Election results 2011: English council summary results". guardian.co.uk. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Tories maintain grip on Basildon". Southend Standard. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Liberal Democrats lose 11 seats in Chelmsford". BBC News Online. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Tories maintain control". Yellow Advertiser. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
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