2015 Maldon District Council election

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All 31 seats to Maldon District Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative UKIP
Seats won 28 1

Maldon UK ward map 2015 (results).svg
Map showing the results of the 2015 Maldon District Council election

The 2015 Maldon District Council election took place on 7 May to elect all members of Maldon District Council in Essex, England, the same day as the other 2015 United Kingdom local elections and held simultaneously at the same polling places or via the optional combined return of two postal vote envelopes with the 2015 United Kingdom General Election.[1]

Result

The governing group of Conservative councillors continued to have the same number of representatives with at least across all areas of the district - all bar two councillors are members of this political party as before the election. The Althorne and Southminster two-seat wards returned one other affiliated member each, the latter being a hold by an independent councillor and the former a gain by a member of UKIP (from a Conservative) both thus to co-represent the area in council meetings alongside a Conservative member. A Conservative gain of an independent affiliated seat in the district, one of those for Burnham on Crouch North completed the election in which 24 seats of 26 are held by members of the same governing party.

Maldon District Council election, 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 1 1 0 90.3 56.5 24,257 +1.9
  Independent 2 0 1 Decrease 1 6.5 16.4 7,055 -2.3
  UKIP 1 1 0 Increase 1 3.2 8.1 3,477 +7.0
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 10.2 4,393 -4.8
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 6.5 2,775 -0.2
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 642 -1.6
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 331 0.0

NB: The British National Party candidates stood under the description "Fighting Unsustainable Housing because we care" but were promoted as BNP candidates.[2]

Ward results

Althorne

Althorne (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Boyce 1,123
UKIP Beverly Acenedo 856
Conservative Anthony Cassen 754
Independent Linda Haywood 677
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Burnham-on-Crouch South

Burnham-on-Crouch South (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Pratt 1,090 34.3 +1.2
Conservative Peter Elliott 1,007 31.7 +5.4
Green Janet Dine 569 17.9 N/A
Labour Leslie McDonald 512 16.1 +0.3
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Burnham-on-Crouch North

Burnham-on-Crouch North (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Pudney 918 27.4 +0.7
Conservative Helen Elliott 750 22.4 0.0
Independent Wendy Stamp 564 16.8 N/A
Labour Una Norman 491 14.7 N/A
Independent Michael Wood 415 12.4 -21.9
Green Fiona Hearn 213 6.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Great Totham

Great Totham (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Keyes 1,226 35.4 -7.5
Conservative David Sismey 932 26.9 -5.6
UKIP Andrew North 553 16.0 N/A
UKIP Stephen Cobb 431 12.4 N/A
Green Robert Graves 322 9.3 -10.9
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Heybridge East

Heybridge East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Beale 1,116 31.1 -16.6
Conservative Bryan Harker 938 26.2 -14.5
UKIP Alan Outlaw 663 18.5 N/A
Labour Richard Wathen 397 11.1 N/A
Independent Stephen Jennings 235 6.6 N/A
BNP Mark Burmby 235 6.6 -4.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Heybridge West -

Maldon East

Maldon East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Savage 534 59.0 +11.3
Labour Ian Kidman 371 41.0 -11.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Maldon North

Maldon North (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Shrimpton 1,058 31.0 0.0
Conservative Michael Pearlman 976 28.6 +2.5
Labour John Sweeney 504 14.8 -7.4
Green Robert King 463 13.6 N/A
Labour John Walker 407 11.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Maldon South

Maldon South (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Cain 1,017 34.9 -3.1
Conservative Branda Harker 1,013 34.7 -4.2
Independent Martyn Dickinson 887 30.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Maldon West

Maldon West (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mark Heard 1,303 40.0 +16.6
Conservative Charles Mackenzie 767 23.5 +0.6
Conservative Richard Miller 692 21.2 +2.5
Green Janet Carden 498 15.3 +7.8
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Mayland

Mayland (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Penelope Channer 1,365 40.6 N/A
Conservative Michael Helm 1,080 32.1 N/A
Independent Jason Stammers 896 26.7 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Purleigh

Purleigh (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Archer uncontested N/A N/A
Conservative Sue White uncontested N/A N/A
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Southminster

Southminster (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian Fluker 956 33.1 +5.7
Independent Brian Beale 896 31.0 -10.2
Conservative Auriel Owers 450 15.6 -3.6
Green Avril Howe 306 10.7 N/A
Labour Madeline Diamond 279 9.7 -2.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Tillingham

Tillingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Dewick 683 57.4 -1.6
UKIP Timothy Drain 343 28.9 +3.7
Labour Norman Hunt 163 13.7 -2.1
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Tollesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew St. Joseph 523 48.8 +0.8
Labour Stevan Slodzik 491 43.9 +8.0
Green Stephen Watson 104 9.3 -6.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Tolleshunt D'Arcy (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elaine Bamford 925 22.7 -11.7
Conservative Madeline Thompson 876 21.5 -5.6
Independent Robert Long 729 17.9 +1.3
UKIP Gerald Munson 631 15.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Fairhurst 331 8.1 N/A
Green Jonathan King 300 7.4 -3.1
Labour Robert Jones 282 6.9 -3.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wickham Bishops & Woodham

Wickham Bishops & Woodham (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elaine Bamford 1,461 43.9 +3.3
Conservative Madeline Thompson 1,275 38.3 +0.9
Green John Denis Le Seve 595 17.9 +4.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Three Heybridge Patriots make a stand against unsustainable housing | British National Party". Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.