Map of the results of the 2012 Castle Point Borough Council election. Conservative in blue and Canvey Island Independent Party in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2012.
Map of the results of the 2012 Castle Point Borough Council election. Conservative in blue and Canvey Island Independent Party in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2012.

The 2012 Castle Point Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 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

Since the last election in 2011, 3 councillors for the Canvey Island Independent Party, Joan Liddiard, Anne and Brian Wood, formed their own Canvey Independent Group, after Brian Wood had been expelled from the party in November 2011.[3] Anne and Brian Wood stood at the 2012 election as independent candidates, along with 13 candidates each from the Conservative and Labour parties, 5 from the Canvey Island Independent Party and 2 from the Green party.[4][5]

One Conservative councillor, Enid Isaacs of Victoria ward, stood down at the election.[4]

Election result

The Conservatives retained a 9-seat majority on the council after holding all of the seats they had been defending.[6] The closest they came to losing a seat was in St Mary's ward where they held on with a majority of 63 votes over Labour, which meant Labour failed to win any seats at the election.[4][5] Meanwhile, the Canvey Island Independent Party regained seats in both Canvey East and Canvey South defeating independents Anne and Brian Wood.[4]

Castle Point local election result 2012[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 0 0 0 61.5 46.8 8,018 -6.3%
  CIIP 5 2 0 +2 38.5 20.9 3,578 -0.9%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 26.9 4,603 +5.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 517 -0.1%
  Independent 0 0 2 -2 0 2.4 410 +2.4%

Ward results

Appleton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Skipp 849 61.7 -3.9
Labour Elliott Adair 526 38.3 +3.9
Majority 323 23.5 -7.6
Turnout 1,375
Conservative hold Swing
Boyce[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeffrey Stanley 983 74.1 -2.1
Labour Lorna Trollope 343 25.9 +2.1
Majority 640 48.3 -4.0
Turnout 1,326
Conservative hold Swing
Canvey Island Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP John Anderson 754 63.5 -0.4
Conservative Patricia Haunts 241 20.3 -1.7
Labour Bill Deal 192 16.2 +2.1
Majority 513 43.2 +1.3
Turnout 1,187
CIIP hold Swing
Canvey Island East[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Gail Barton 595 48.0 -8.2
Conservative Lydia Parkin 291 23.5 -6.3
Independent Anne Wood 195 15.7 +15.7
Labour Maggie McArthur-Curtis 158 12.8 -1.2
Majority 304 24.5 -1.9
Turnout 1,239
CIIP gain from Independent Swing
Canvey Island North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Martin Tucker 913 64.7 +5.9
Conservative Mark Howard 262 18.6 -6.7
Labour Esther Akinnuwa 236 16.7 +0.8
Majority 651 46.1 +12.6
Turnout 1,411
CIIP hold Swing
Canvey Island South[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Barry Campagna 624 47.8 -7.8
Conservative Chas Mumford 327 25.1 -8.1
Independent Brian Wood 215 16.5 +16.5
Labour Matthew Reilly 139 10.7 -0.5
Majority 297 22.8 +0.5
Turnout 1,305
CIIP gain from Independent Swing
Canvey Island Winter Gardens[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CIIP Steven Cole 692 62.5 +7.9
Conservative Kay Mullaly 232 20.9 -10.3
Labour Katie Curtis 184 16.6 +2.4
Majority 460 41.5 +18.0
Turnout 1,108
CIIP hold Swing
Cedar Hall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Wass 720 58.7 +12.4
Labour Laura Ward 507 41.3 +13.3
Majority 213 17.4 +6.9
Turnout 1,227
Conservative hold Swing
St. George's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive Walter 607 53.7 -8.1
Labour Joe Cooke 524 46.3 +8.1
Majority 83 7.3 -16.3
Turnout 1,131
Conservative hold Swing
St. James'[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Sharp 982 60.8 -5.9
Labour Fred Jones 343 21.2 +2.1
Green Douglas Copping 290 18.0 +3.8
Majority 639 39.6 -8.0
Turnout 1,615
Conservative hold Swing
St. Mary's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Cross 762 52.2 -10.9
Labour Brian Wilson 699 47.8 +10.9
Majority 63 4.3 -21.9
Turnout 1,461
Conservative hold Swing
St. Peter's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beverley Egan 822 64.0 -1.5
Labour Bill Emberson 463 36.0 +13.1
Majority 359 27.9 -14.7
Turnout 1,285
Conservative hold Swing
Victoria[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Hart 940 64.6 -2.3
Labour Dina Mehdi 289 19.8 -0.8
Green Lesley Morgan 227 15.6 +3.1
Majority 651 44.7 -1.6
Turnout 1,456
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Castle Point". BBC News Online. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Councillors". Castle Point Borough Council. Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Canvey independents quit to form new group". The Echo. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g McMillan, Jacqueline (4 May 2012). "Two Canvey Independent Group councillors lose seats in Castle Point elections". The Echo. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Elections 2012". Castle Point Borough Council. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Election 2012: Castle Point". itv.com. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2014.