2015 Epping Forest District Council election

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18 seats to Epping Forest District Council
28 seats needed for a majority
Turnout62.4% (Increase26.4%) [1]
  First party Second party
 
Leader Chris Whitbread Jon Whitehouse
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common Epping Hemnall
Last election 37 seats, 37.3% 3 seats, 11.3%
Seats before 36 4
Seats won 39 3
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1
Popular vote 21,814 3,890
Percentage 62.7% 11.2%
Swing Increase25.4% Decrease0.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Rod Butler Peter Gode
(didn't stand)
Party UKIP Labour
Leader's seat Waltham Abbey Honey Lane Shelley
Last election 2 seats, 14.4% 1 seat, 8.0%
Seats before 2 1
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Decrease1
Popular vote 3,705 3,305
Percentage 10.6% 9.4%
Swing Decrease3.8% Increase1.4%

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Results of the 2015 District Council elections

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Council composition following the election

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2015 Epping Forest District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Epping Forest District Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

This election marks the last time a Labour councillor sat in the chamber after Peter Gode of Shelley stood down - a dramatic decline following Labour being the largest party in the mid-1990s.

By-elections

Epping Hemnall By-election

A by-election was held on 25 September 2014 following the death of Mayor Ken Avey. Liberal Democrat, Kim Adams won with 43% of the vote compared to 28% for the Conservative party and 24% to UKIP. This election reversed this by-election result with Avey's son, Nigel replacing him, ousting the Liberal Democrat councillor

Epping Hemnall (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kim Adams 607 43.3 Increase0.9
Conservative Nigel Avey 386 27.5 Decrease29.5
UKIP Andrew Smith 339 24.1 Decrease1.5
Green Anna Widdup 69 4.9 Decrease0.6
Majority 221 15.8 N/A
Turnout 1,401 29.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Broadley Common, Epping Forest & Nazeing By-election

Broadley Common, Epping Forest & Nazeing By-election, 7 Aug 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Glozier 155 50.4 Decrease33.5
UKIP Ron McEvoy 122 39.7 N/A
Green William Hartington 23 7.4 Decrease2.4
Liberal Democrats Arnold Verrall 7 2.2 Decrease3.9
Majority 33 10.7 Decrease41.2
Turnout 307 18%
Conservative hold Swing

Ward Results

Figures are compared to the last time these seats were contested in any election cycle for the Epping Forest District Council election, this is indicated.

Broadley Common, Epping Forest & Nazeing

Broadley Common, Epping Forest & Nazeing (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lynn Hughes 761 65.8 Decrease18.1
UKIP Kevin Byford 256 22.1 N/A
Green Timothy Widdup 77 6.6 Decrease3.2
Liberal Democrats Enid Robinson 62 5.3 Decrease0.8
Majority 505 43.7 Decrease8.2
Turnout 1,156 67%
Conservative hold Swing

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West (compared to 2014 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Aniket Patel 2,450 63.3 Increase1.9
Liberal Democrats Chris Greaves 604 15.6 Increase4.8
Labour Angela Ayre 455 11.8 Increase2.2
Green Roger Neville 363 9.4 Decrease5.7
Majority 1,846 47.7 Decrease1.4
Turnout 3,872 72% Increase37.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chipping Ongar, Greensted & Marden Ash

Chipping Ongar, Greensted & Marden Ash (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Keska 1,268 51.6 Increase22.7
UKIP Llyris Stebbings 553 22.5 Decrease5.5
Liberal Democrats Barbara Szymanek 428 17.4 Decrease12.0
Green Stephen Delarre 207 8.4 Decrease1.9
Majority 715 29.1 Increase17.8
Turnout 2,456 72% Increase31.0
Conservative hold Swing

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Avey 1,368 39.0 Increase18.0
Liberal Democrats Kim Adams 1,131 32.2 Decrease10.2
UKIP Barry Johns 532 15.1 Decrease10.5
Labour Inez Collier 302 8.6 Increase2.6
Green Anna Widdup 173 4.9 Increase0.6
Majority 237 6.8 Increase0.6
Turnout 3,506 71% Increase31.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Epping Lindsey & Thornwood Common

Epping Lindsey & Thornwood Common (compared to 2014 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Whitbread 2,182 61.7 Increase24.2
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 558 15.7 Increase1.8
Labour Simon Bullough 524 14.8 Increase2.7
Green William Hartington 272 7.7 Increase1.0
Majority 1,624 46.0 Increase38.1
Turnout 3,536 69% Increase31.0
Conservative hold Swing

Grange Hill

Grange Hill (compared to 2014 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kewal Chana 1,802 55.3 Increase0.9
Labour Isuru Perera 678 20.8 N/A
UKIP Simon Hearn 584 17.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Pesh Kapasiawala 194 5.9 Decrease15.9
Majority 1,124 34.5 Increase3.8
Turnout 3,258 63% Increase33.0
Conservative hold Swing

Hastingwood, Matching & Sheering Village

Hastingwood, Matching & Sheering Village (compared to 2012 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Morgan 648 46.1 Decrease41.3
Conservative Joanne Share-Bernia 597 42.5 N/A
Labour Sandra Jenner 160 11.3 N/A
Majority 51 3.6 Decrease71.2
Turnout 1,405 74% Increase29%
Independent hold Swing

Lambourne

Lambourne (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Rolfe 706 69.6 Decrease10.4
UKIP David Mills 308 30.3 N/A
Majority 398 39.3 Decrease28.6
Turnout 1,014 68% Increase26.0
Conservative hold Swing

Lower Nazeing

Lower Nazeing (compared to 2014 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Bassett 1,775 81.5 Increase12.5
Labour Kelvin Morris 401 18.4 Increase4.3
Majority 1,374 63.1 Increase11.0
Turnout 2,176 67% Increase31.0
Conservative hold Swing

Lower Sheering

Lower Sheering (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Waller 821 69.8 Increase13.2
Labour Laurence Morter 354 30.1 N/A
Majority 467 39.7 Increase8.0
Turnout 1,175 69% Increase26.0
Conservative hold Swing

North Weald Bassett

North Weald Bassett (compared to 2014 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Grigg 1,452 59.8 Increase1.0
UKIP Paul Stevens 620 25.5 Decrease9.1
Liberal Democrats Arnold Verrall 180 7.4 Increase0.9
Green Nicole Barnecutt 176 7.2 N/A
Majority 832 34.3 Increase10.2
Turnout 2,428 66% Increase32.0
Conservative hold Swing

Roydon

Roydon (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Sartin 1,060 83.3 Increase8.0
Labour Janice Croke 211 16.6 Decrease3.6
Majority 849 66.7 Increase11.7
Turnout 1,271 70% Increase26
Conservative hold Swing

Shelley

Shelley (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Bedford 467 48.3 Increase4.4
UKIP Isobel Gould 278 28.8 N/A
Labour Robert Greyson 220 22.7 Decrease22.3
Majority 189 20.3 Increase19.2
Turnout 965 55% Increase23.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Waltham Abbey High Beach

Waltham Abbey High Beach (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney-Anne Stavrou 839 67.6 Increase10.4
Independent Paul Morris 402 32.3 N/A
Majority 437 35.3 Increase3.9
Turnout 1,241 64% Increase24
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Kane 2,002 77.8 Increase12.2
Liberal Democrats Bhupendra Patel 569 22.1 Increase14.4
Majority 1,433 55.7 Increase9.4
Turnout 2,571 58% Increase27%
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey North East

Waltham Abbey North East (compared to 2012 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Mitchell 1,427 100% Increase23.6
Majority 1,427 100% N/A
Turnout 1,427 61% Increase27.0
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Paternoster

Waltham Abbey Paternoster (compared to 2011 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Ann Webster N/A 100% Increase31.0
Majority N/A 100% Increase31.7
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey South West

Waltham Abbey South West (compared to 2012 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ricki Gadsby 837 46.0 Decrease16.0
UKIP Ron McEnvoy 574 31.5 N/A
Green Dave Plummer 243 13.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Phil Chadburn 164 9.0 Decrease0.9
Majority 263 14.5 Decrease21.4
Turnout 1,818 58% Increase39.0
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election results by party, 7 May 2015". www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk. 7 May 2015.