2014 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 UKIP Labour
Last election 25 0 15
Seats before 24 1 11
Seats won 4 11 0
Seats after 17 12 9
Seat change Decrease7 Increase11 Decrease2
Popular vote 13,614 15,163 8,092
Percentage 35.0% 39.0% 20.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Liberal Democrats
Last election 0 2
Seats before 4 2
Seats won 0 0
Seats after 3 1
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease1
Popular vote 36 1,846
Percentage 0.1% 4.7%

Basildon UK local election 2014 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2014 Basildon council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2014.

Council control before election

Conservative Party

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2014 Basildon District Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Basildon District Council in England.[4] This was on the same day as other local elections and elections to the European Parliament. This election was to elect one third of the council, plus one additional seat which was vacant. These seats were last up for election in 2010.

Results

2014 Basildon Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UKIP 9 9 0 +9 60.0 39.2 16,087 Increase35.7
  Conservative 4 0 -7 -7 26.7 33.8 13,877 Decrease15.8
  Labour 2 0 -3 -3 13.3 21.9 9,011 Increase0.5
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 4.7 1,937 Decrease13.6
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 101 New
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 39 New
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 36 New

The turnout was 32.8%, and there were 160 ballots rejected. All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 2010 election.

Council Composition

Prior to election, the composition of the council was:

24 11 4 2 1
Conservative Labour IND L UK

After election, the composition of the council was:

17 12 9 3 1
Conservative UKIP Labour IND L

UK - UKIP
IND - Independent
L - Liberal Democrats

Ward Results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Schrader 1,724 50.8 -10.3
UKIP Terry Gandy 987 29.1 +24.5
Labour Patricia Reid 414 12.2 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Nigel Horn 266 7.8 -12.5
Majority 737 21.7
Turnout 3,404 36.3
Conservative hold Swing

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Hedley* 1,912 57.7 -5.5
UKIP Susan McCaffery 868 26.2 +22.6
Labour Andrew Ansell 344 10.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Jenny Cole 192 5.8 -12.8
Majority 1,044 31.5
Turnout 3,326 35.2
Conservative hold Swing

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Baggott 1,798 55.0 -3.3
UKIP Paul Downes 932 28.5 +19.1
Labour Wendy Aitken 382 11.7 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Ben Williams 156 4.8 -11.9
Majority 866 26.5
Turnout 3,284 38.0
Conservative hold Swing

Crouch

Location of Crouch ward
Location of Crouch ward
Crouch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terri Sargeant* 1,004 46.5 -15.9
UKIP Clifford Hammans 884 41.0 N/A
Labour Malcolm Reid 270 12.5 -3.2
Majority 120 5.6
Turnout 2,166 33.7
Conservative hold Swing

Fryerns

Location of Fryerns ward
Location of Fryerns ward
Fryerns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP David Sheppard 1,199 42.9 +37.5
Labour William Archibald* 983 35.1 -1.5
Conservative Ian Dwyer 502 17.9 -12.9
Liberal Democrats Colin Grant 74 2.6 -13.4
TUSC David Murray 39 1.4 N/A
Majority 216 7.7
Turnout 2,807 28.5
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Laindon Park

Location of Laindon Park ward
Location of Laindon Park ward
Laindon Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Mark Ellis 1,122 41.0 N/A
Labour Lauren Brown 885 32.3 +2.1
Conservative John Dornan* 599 21.9 -21.2
Liberal Democrats Francis Barnes-Challinor 112 4.1 -12.7
National Front Anthony Harms 21 0.8 N/A
Majority 237 8.7
Turnout 2,747 30.3
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Linda Allport-Hodge 1,033 40.9 +34.5
Conservative Sandra Hillier* 958 37.9 -16.2
Labour Matthew Whaley 425 16.8 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Alan Richards 111 4.4 -11.6
Majority 75 3.0
Turnout 2,538 36.0
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Frank Ferguson 983 39.1 N/A
UKIP 'Trevor Malsbury 924 36.8 N/A
Labour Alan Bennett* 922 36.7 -0.7
Labour Jenefer Taylor 919 36.6 N/A
Conservative Andrew Barnes 329 13.1 -20.8
Conservative Nicole Stephens 263 10.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Phil Jenkins 99 3.9 -13.7
Liberal Democrats Steve Nice 91 3.6 N/A
National Front Thomas Beaney 80 3.2 N/A
Majority 2 0.1
Turnout 2,530 26.5
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
UKIP gain from Independent Swing

The second vacancy was caused by the resignation of an Independent councillor who had been elected in 2012 as a Labour candidate. Malsbury will fill this seat, and will thus be up for re-election in May 2016. Ferguson will fill the seat that was ordinarily due for election in 2014, and will face re-election in 2018.

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Kerry Smith 1,340 43.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Linda Williams* 700 22.7 -13.7
Labour David Kirkman 559 18.1 -5.6
Conservative Colin Grant 446 14.5 -16.7
Independent None of the Above X 36 1.2 N/A
Majority 640 20.8
Turnout 3,085 34.1
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Pitsea North West

Location of Pitsea North West ward
Location of Pitsea North West ward
Pitsea North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Imelda Clancy 1,156 45.1 +35.8
Labour Melissa McGeorge 906 35.3 +4.2
Conservative Luke Mackenzie 427 16.7 -17.4
Liberal Democrats Martin Howard 73 2.8 -13.1
Majority 250 9.8
Turnout 2,573 27.5
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Pitsea South East

Location of Pitsea South East ward
Location of Pitsea South East ward
Pitsea South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Stephen Ward 1,061 37.9 +29.4
Labour David Burton-Sampson 966 34.5 +2.7
Conservative David Abrahall* 709 25.3 -14.4
Liberal Democrats Vivien Howard 63 2.3 -9.3
Majority 95 3.4
Turnout 2,815 31.4
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Wickford Castledon

Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Wickford Castledon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Alan Ball 1,118 48.7 N/A
Conservative Malcolm Buckley* 909 40.0 -19.3
Labour Andrew Buxton 269 11.7 -5.6
Majority 209 9.1
Turnout 2,312 36.6
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Peter Holliman 1,487 44.8
Conservative Tony Ball* 1,357 40.9
Labour Albert Ede 475 14.3
Majority 130 3.9
Turnout 3,331 33.7
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Wickford Park

Location of Wickford Park ward
Location of Wickford Park ward
Wickford Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP David Harrison 993 44.6 N/A
Conservative Donald Morris* 940 42.2 -16.5
Labour George Wake 292 13.1 -2.5
Majority 53 2.4
Turnout 2,237 31.6
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Changes since May 2014

In December 2014, Kerry Smith, the then leader of the UKIP group and newly selected parliamentary candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock resigned from the party after the release of a tape recording of a private phone call in which he made offensive remarks about fellow UKIP members.[5] Imelda Clancy also left the party later that month, and the two sit as "Independence Group" members on the council, reducing UKIP's strength to ten seats, though they remain the second-largest party ahead of Labour on nine seats.[6]

A third independent councilor (originally elected as Labour) joined the Independence Group in January 2015.

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 2014". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ "England council elections". BBC News.
  4. ^ "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Kerry Smith quits UKIP over 'internal backstabbers'". 16 December 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Your Councillors". www.basildonmeetings.info. 20 June 2021.