2012 Epping Forest District Council election

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23 seats to Epping Forest District Council
29 seats needed for a majority
Turnout30.0% (Decrease9.0%) [1]
  First party Second party
 
Leader Diane Collins
(retiring)
Caroline Pond
Party Conservative Loughton Residents
Leader's seat Passingford Loughton St Johns
Last election 37 seats, 57.0% N/A
Seats before 37 10
Seats won 39 12
Seat change Increase2 Increase2
Popular vote 9,610 3,978
Percentage 43.7% 18.1%
Swing Decrease12.9% N/A

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Jon Whitehouse Peter Gode
Party Liberal Democrats Labour
Leader's seat Epping Hemnall Shelley
Last election 6 seats, 18.0% 1 seat, 9.0%
Seats before 6 1
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Decrease2 Steady
Popular vote 2,903 3,133
Percentage 13.2% 13.2%
Swing Decrease4.8% Increase4.3%

Results of the 2012 District Council elections

Council composition following the election

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2012 Epping Forest Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Epping Forest Council in England.[2] This was on same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections.

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

This is the last time a British National Party councillor has sat in the chamber following Pat Richardson's defeat in Loughton Broadway to the Loughton Residents Association. Former British National Party councillor, Julian Leppert (who represented Hainault on Redbridge Borough Council) won a seat in 2019 in Waltham Abbey as a candidate for For Britain.

Boundary changes

There was an extra election this year in Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village ward following changes to the boundaries of Matching parish, which annexed part of Moreton and Fyfield ward. The Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village councillor was elected for a three-year term only.

Buckhurst Hill East

Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neville Wright 488 42.6 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Dev Dodeja 251 21.8 -28.1
Green Leonard Martin 207 18.0 -10.1
Labour Andrew Forsey 199 17.3 N/A
Majority 237 20.6
Turnout 1,145 33.0 -33.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gavin Chambers 765 46.9 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Sarah Hannah Unwin 504 30.9 -2.2
UKIP Gerard Wadsworth 134 8.2 +1.5
Labour Ben Spencer 129 7.9 N/A
Green Steven Neville 99 6.0 -0.8
Majority 261 16.0 -1.4
Turnout 1,631 31.0 -15.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Chigwell Row

Chigwell Row
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Sandler 399 72.1 -8.4
Labour Shaheen Hosseinpour 64 11.5 N/A
Green Alison Mary Garnham 60 10.8 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Sarah Hannah Unwin 30 5.4 -8.5
Majority 335 60.5 -6.1
Turnout 553 30.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chigwell Village

Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Knapman 587 63.7 -8.4
UKIP Lucy Bostick 173 18.7 N/A
Labour Alexander Kite 93 10.0 N/A
Green Chris Lord 46 4.9 -3.1
Liberal Democrats George Lund 22 2.3 -17.7
Majority 414 45.0 -7.2
Turnout 921 28.0 -40.0
Conservative hold Swing

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jon Whitehouse 883 57.0 +10.5
Conservative Janet Hedges 482 31.1 -7.3
Labour Lorraine Collier 182 11.7 +5.1
Majority 401 25.9 +17.9
Turnout 1,547 36.0 -36.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Church 957 29.9 -19.4
Conservative Chris Whitbread 907 28.3 N/A
Labour Steven Harding 486 15.1 -5.2
Labour Scott Lister 417 13.0 N/A
Green Barry Johns 166 5.1 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Lynne Hughes 153 4.7 -32.1
Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes 112 3.5 N/A
Majority 50 1.5 -10.9
Turnout 3,198 34.0 -37.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Grange Hill

Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Lion 770 61.0 +6.4
Labour Tal Ofer 280 22.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Lynne Hughes 212 17.0 -21.1
Majority 490 39.4 +20.3
Turnout 1,242 25.0 -38.0
Conservative hold Swing

Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village

Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Morgan 538 86.7 +0.7
Labour Laurence Morter 82 13.2 N/A
Majority 456 73.5 -1.3
Turnout 620 34.0 +11.0
Independent hold Swing

High Ongar, Willingale and the Rodings

High Ongar, Willingale and the Rodings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maggie McEwan 345 70.4 -6.1
English Democrat Robin Charles William Tillbrook 63 12.8 +2.8
Labour Lewis Alfred Montlake 51 10.4 N/A
Green Jeremy Nicholas Barnecutt 31 6.3 +1.4
Majority 282 57.5 -9.0
Turnout 490 27.5
Conservative hold Swing

Loughton Alderton

Loughton Alderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Tracey Thomas 513 57.1 +9.1
Conservative Roger Taylor 135 15.0 -3.7
Labour Angela Ayre 127 14.1 +2.9
Independent Paul Morris 88 9.7 N/A
Green Ben Wille 25 2.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats B A Patel 10 1.1 -5.2
Majority 378 42.0 -12.8
Turnout 898 26.0 -37.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Broadway

Loughton Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Leon Girling 424 51.2 +18.3
Labour Simon David Bullough 174 21.0 +0.2
Conservative Neal Bagshaw 110 13.2 -6.0
BNP Patricia Richardson 94 11.3 -6.2
Independent Raymond Robert Harris 26 3.1 N/A
Majority 250 30.1 +18.0
Turnout 828 25.0 -32.0
Loughton Residents gain from BNP Swing

Loughton Fairmead

Loughton Fairmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents David Wixley 428 53.9 +15.2
Labour Stephen William Barnes 155 19.5 +7.7
Conservative Iqbal Singh Kalkat 114 14.3 -10.1
English Democrat Edward Mark Butler 97 12.2 N/A
Majority 273 34.3 -20.0
Turnout 794 23.7 -35.3
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Forest

Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Hart 654 50.0 +7.2
Loughton Residents Rose Brookes 575 43.9 +0.1
Labour Margaret Owen 57 4.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Sinfield 21 1.6 -8.7
Majority 79 6.0 +5.1
Turnout 1,307 38.0 -36.0
Conservative hold Swing

Loughton Roding

Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Ken Angold-Stephens 737 63.4 N/A
Conservative Keith Buckley 246 21.1 +5.9
Labour Deborah Wild 179 15.4 N/A
Majority 491 42.2 -13.0
Turnout 1,162 33.0 -36.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. John's

Loughton St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Caroline Pond 700 62.3 +9.3
Conservative Pat Reynolds 298 26.5 -5.0
Labour Jill Bostock 85 7.5 +1.0
Green James Coombes 39 3.4 +1.2
Majority 402 35.8 +14.3
Turnout 1,122 33.0 -39.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. Mary's

Loughton St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Harvey Mann 601 50.0 -4.1
Conservative Rodney Barrett 459 38.2 -4.3
Labour Michael Finan 84 7.0 N/A
BNP Thomas Richardson 56 4.6 N/A
Majority 142 11.8 -8.3
Turnout 1,200 33.0 -35.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Moreton and Fyfield

Moreton and Fyfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Boyce 343 75.7 -0.3
Green Nicola Harries 42 9.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 35 7.7 -35.7
Labour Alison Wingfield 33 7.2 N/A
Majority 301 66.4 +64.9
Turnout 453 29.0
Conservative hold Swing

Passingford

Passingford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Brady 402 84.8 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Brian Surtees 44 9.2 -1.7
Labour Louis Appiah 28 5.9 N/A
Majority 358 75.5 Steady
Turnout 474 26.0
Conservative hold Swing

Theydon Bois

Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Philip 581 44.9 -6.7
Liberal Democrats Roland Frankel 528 40.8 -3.5
UKIP Mick McGough 117 9.0 N/A
Labour Martin Lawford 49 3.7 N/A
Green Daniel Kieve 17 1.3 -2.6
Majority 53 4.1 -3.2
Turnout 1,292 39.0 -35.0
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glynis Shiell 588 63.1 -2.5
Labour Robert Greyson 278 29.8 +10.5
Liberal Democrats Arnold Verrall 65 6.9 -0.8
Majority 310 33.2 -13.1
Turnout 931 20.0 -11.0
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey North East

Waltham Abbey North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeane Lea 514 76.4 23.3
Labour Kelvin Morris 158 23.5 N/A
Majority 356 52.9 +37.8
Turnout 672 24.0 -14.0
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey South West

Waltham Abbey South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helen Kane 373 63.0 -4.1
Labour John Game 160 27.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Patricia Brooks 59 9.9 -2.5
Majority 213 35.9 -10.8
Turnout 592 19.0 -10.0
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election candidates by wards, 3 May 2012". rds.eppingforestdc.gov.uk. 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.