2015 Basildon Borough Council election
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14 of the 42 seats to Basildon Borough Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative UKIP Labour
Last election 17 12 9
Seats before 17 10 9
Seats won 8 2 4
Seats after 18 11 9
Seat change Increase1 Increase1 Decrease2
Popular vote 31,401 20,987 17,721
Percentage 42.6% 28.4% 24.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Liberal Democrats
Last election 0 1
Seats before 2 1
Seats won 0 0
Seats after 2 1
Seat change Steady0 Steady0
Popular vote 312 3,281
Percentage 0.4% 4.5%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2015 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2015 Basildon Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015, as part of the 2015 United Kingdom local elections, and took place alongside the UK General Election. One third of seats were up for election, with these seats last being contested in 2011. As a result of the election, the council remained in no overall control. The Conservative Party remained as the largest party, and formed a minority administration.

Results

2015 Basildon Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 0 Increase1 57.1 42.6 31,401 Decrease3.4
  Labour 4 0 2 Decrease2 28.6 24.0 17,721 Decrease8.1
  UKIP 2 2 1 Increase1 14.3 28.4 20,987 Increase20.2
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 4.5 3,281 Decrease4.4
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 312 Decrease2.8
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 97 New

The turnout was 62.9%, and there were 376 ballots rejected. All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 2011 election.

Council Composition

Following the 2014 election, the composition of the council was:

17 12 9 3 1
Conservative UKIP Labour IND L

On the eve on the 2015 election, the composition of the council was:

17 10 9 3 2 1
Conservative UKIP Labour IND IG L

After the election, the composition of the council was:

18 11 9 2 1
Conservative UKIP Labour IG L

IND - Independent
IG - Independence Group
L - Liberal Democrats

Ward Results

An asterisk denotes an incumbent councillor seeking re-election.

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David John Dadds* 4,085 60.6 -4.0
UKIP Herbert John Webb 1,076 16.0 +7.5
Labour Patricia Reid 878 13.0 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Nigel John Horn 704 10.4 -2.6
Majority 3,009 44.6
Turnout 6,743 74.0 +29.8
Conservative hold Swing

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Lawrence 4,419 64.2 +4.9
UKIP Susan Patricia McCaffery 1,066 15.5 -0.8
Labour Andrew James Ansell 978 14.2 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Alan Henry Richards 421 6.1 -3.9
Majority 3,353 48.7
Turnout 6,884 74.0 +30.6
Conservative hold Swing

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Blake* 3,898 62.4 -0.5
UKIP Paul John Downes 1,156 18.5 +8.6
Labour David Thomas Kirkman 828 13.3 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Ben Williams 362 5.8 -4.8
Majority 43.9 2,742
Turnout 6,244 73.0 +29.4
Conservative hold Swing

Fryerns

Location of Fryerns ward
Location of Fryerns ward
Fryerns[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Robert Davies* 1,832 33.6 6.0
UKIP Cliff Hammans 1,749 32.1 +24.7
Conservative Sandra Elizabeth Hillier 1,638 30.1 +13.8
Liberal Democrats Colin Stanley Grant 169 3.1 +2.3
TUSC David James John Murray 58 1.1 N/A
Majority 83 1.5
Turnout 5,446 57.0 +26.9
Labour hold Swing

Laindon Park

Location of Laindon Park ward
Location of Laindon Park ward
Laindon Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew James Barnes 1,871 35.2 -13.9
UKIP Anne Marie Waters 1,668 31.4 N/A
Labour Stephen Gillan 1,408 26.5 -16.9
Liberal Democrats John Francis Barnes-Challinor 226 4.3 -3.2
Independent Patricia Ann Rackley 136 2.6 N/A
Majority 203 3.8
Turnout 5,309 60.0 +27.7
Conservative hold Swing

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Bennett 1,895 37.4 -17.5
UKIP Arthur John James 1,825 36.0 N/A
Conservative Nicole Carrie Schrader 1,131 22.3 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Steve Nice 215 4.3 -2.4
Majority 70 1.4
Turnout 5,066 55.0 +25.8
Labour hold Swing

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Stephen Michael Hodge 1,700 29.9 +9.7
Conservative Mark Anthony Coker 1,674 29.4 +6.3
Labour Andrew Forrest Gordon* 1,518 26.7 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Phil Jenkins 618 10.9 -13.6
Independent Pauline Patricia Kettle 176 3.1 N/A
Majority 26 0.5
Turnout 5,686 64.0 +29.1
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Pitsea North West

Location of Pitsea North West ward
Location of Pitsea North West ward
Pitsea North West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Gary Canham 1,731 35.2 +18.5
Labour Keith Bobbin* 1,611 32.8 -14.5
Conservative Ian David Dwyer 1,424 29.0 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Martin Keith Howard 149 3.0 -3.1
Majority 120 2.4
Turnout 4,915 54.0 +28.5
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Pitsea South East

Location of Pitsea South East ward
Location of Pitsea South East ward
Pitsea South East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Louise Arnold 1,841 35.2 -8.4
UKIP Jose Carrion 1,637 31.3 +17.3
Labour David Edmund Burton-Sampson 1,572 30.1 -8.3
Liberal Democrats Vivien Jennifer Howard 177 3.4 -0.6
Majority 204 3.9
Turnout 5,227 60.0 +27.7
Conservative hold Swing

St Martin's

Location of St Martin's ward
Location of St Martin's ward
St Martin's[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Charles Buxton 1,393 41.1 -16.7
UKIP Andrew Robert Morris 955 28.2 N/A
Conservative Stephanie Lucinda Hedley-Barnes 910 26.9 -5.1
Liberal Democrats Liz Grant 130 3.8 -6.4
Majority 438 12.9
Turnout 3,388 56.0 +26.5
Labour hold Swing

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Melissa Anne McGeorge 1,289 36.0 -16.3
UKIP Michel May 1,136 31.7 +15.5
Conservative Tony Ball 1,009 28.2 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Linda Mary Williams 110 3.0 -1.9
TUSC Samuel James Bennett 39 1.1 N/A
Majority 153 4.3
Turnout 3,583 53.0 +27.3
Labour hold Swing

Wickford Castledon

Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Wickford Castledon[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don Morris 2,018 48.2 -11.5
UKIP Nigel de Lecq Le Gresley 1,529 36.5 N/A
Labour Jenefer Anne Taylor 641 15.3 -1.2
Majority 489 11.7
Turnout 4,188 68.0 29.1
Conservative hold Swing

Note: The ward had been won by the Conservatives at the last regular election in 2011, but gained by UKIP in a by-election in 2013.[13]

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Owen Mowe* 3,128 47.7 -6.4
UKIP Eunice Christine Brockman 2,285 34.8 N/A
Labour Albert Edward Ede 1,147 17.5 +0.9
Majority 843 12.7
Turnout 6,560 67.0 +29.1
Conservative hold Swing

Wickford Park

Location of Wickford Park ward
Location of Wickford Park ward
Wickford Park[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Jackman* 2,355 51.7 -17.1
UKIP Derek Harrison 1,474 32.3 N/A
Labour Matthew Martin Whaley 731 16.0 -4.9
Majority 881 19.4
Turnout 4,560 55.0 +22.9
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Billericay East, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Billericay West, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Burstead, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Fryerns, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Laindon Park, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Lee Chapel North, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Nethermayne, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Pitsea North West, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Pitsea South East, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for St Martin's, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Vange, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Wickford Castledon, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Election results for Wickford Castledon, 2 May 2013". www.basildonmeetings.info. 2 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Wickford North, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Basildon Council - Election results for Wickford Park, 7 May 2015". basildonmeetings.info. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.