2016 Rochford District Council election

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  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Rochford Resident UKIP
Last election 29 2 3
Seats before 29 2 3
Seats won 21 6 4
Seat change Decrease 8 Increase 4 Increase 1
Popular vote 24,046 6,203 5,941
Percentage 46.1 11.9 11.4
Swing Increase3.1 Decrease5.0 Decrease10.4

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Green Independent
Last election 2 2 0
Seats before 2 2 0
Seats won 4 3 1
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 4,538 3,391 1,295
Percentage 8.8 6.5 2.5
Swing Increase5.1 Increase3.7 Increase0.3

The 2016 Rochford District Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Rochford District Council in England. Due to boundary changes, all seats on the council are up for election at the same time, with each ward electing three Councillors.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Results Summary

Rochford District Council election, 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 29 1 4 Decrease 8 46.1 24,046 Increase3.1
  Rochford Resident 6 4 0 Increase 4 11.9 6,203 Decrease5.0
  UKIP 4 2 1 Increase 1 11.4 5,941 Decrease10.4
  Liberal Democrats 4 1 0 Increase 2 8.8 4,538 Increase5.1
  Green 3 1 0 Increase 1 6.5 3,391 Increase3.7
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase 1 2.5 1,295 Increase0.3
  Labour 0 0 1 Decrease 1 12.8 6,699 Increase3.2

Ward Results

Downhall & Rawreth

Downhall & Rawreth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Black 1,111 60.4 Increase12.7
Liberal Democrats Ron Oatham 945
Liberal Democrats Chris Stanley 865
Conservative Keith Podd 305 16.6 Decrease13.7
Conservative Deborah Mercer 303
Rochford Resident John Chaffin 279 15.2 New
Conservative Tony Hollis 266
Labour Shaun Cain 145 7.9 New
Majority
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Foulness & The Wakerings

Foulness & The Wakerings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Neil Hookway 649 32.0 Increase0.3
UKIP Daniel Efde 623
UKIP Tina Hughes 615
Conservative Barbara Wilkins 498 24.5 Decrease13.1
Conservative Tony Potter 481
Conservative Ann Holland 414
Independent Trevor Goodwin 358 17.6 Increase2.1
Labour Jack Newman 285 14.0 Decrease1.2
Labour David Lench 195
Labour Paul White 171
Green Simon Cross 151 7.4 New
Liberal Democrats Tracy Arnold 90 4.4 New
Liberal Democrats Mark Arnold 81
Majority
UKIP hold Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Hawkwell East

Hawkwell East
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Lesley Butcher 802 26.1
Conservative Mike Webb 687 22.4
Rochford Resident Elliot Mason 674 21.9
Conservative Jo McPherson 556 18.1
Labour Gill Gibson 353 11.5
Majority
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Rochford Resident win (new seat)

Hawkwell West

Hawkwell West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Rochford Resident Christine Mason 1,058 53.0 Increase11.7
Rochford Resident John Mason 1,030
Conservative Julia Gooding 595 29.3 Decrease3.8
Conservative Liz Marlow 504
Labour Robert Clemenson 345 17.3 Increase9.5
Conservative Alex Holland-Martin 345
Majority
Rochford Resident hold Swing
Rochford Resident hold Swing
Conservative win (new seat)

No UKIP candidate as previous (-17.2).

Hockley

Hockley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Rochford Resident Irena Cassar 883 22.3
Rochford Resident Adrian Evans 822 20.8
Conservative Brian Hazlewood 735 18.6
Conservative Malcolm Maddocks 595 15.0
Conservative Keith Hudson 585 14.8
Labour Ian Rooke 337 8.5
Majority
Rochford Resident win (new seat)
Rochford Resident win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Hockley & Ashingdon

Hockley & Ashingdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole Weston 1,021 31.7
Conservative Mike Carter 938 29.1
Conservative Terry Cutmore 817 25.4
Labour Stephen Willis 445 13.8
Majority
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Hullbridge

Hullbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Michael Hoy 1,220 48.3 Increase25.7
Green Diane Hoy 1,185
Green Stuart Wilson 835
UKIP John Bull 640 25.3 Decrease3.1
Conservative Angela Hale 394 15.6 Decrease16.9
Conservative Mark Hale 366
Conservative Angelina Marriott 322
Labour David Flack 271 10.7 Increase1.9
Labour Robin Hume 201
Labour Roger Neville 152
Majority
Green hold Swing
Green hold Swing
Green gain from Conservative Swing

No Independent candidate as previous (-7.6).

Lodge

Lodge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Milne 936 21.0
Conservative Ian Ward 891 20.0
Conservative Simon Smith 827 18.6
Rochford Resident Richard Lambourne 610 13.7
UKIP Carol Ann Twydell 566 12.7
Labour Bernadette Hannon 310 7.0
Liberal Democrats Stephen Tellis 310 7.0
Majority
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative win (new seat)

Roche North & Rural

Roche North & Rural
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Ioannou 640 33.9
UKIP Nicholas Cooper 578 30.6
Conservative Laureen Shaw 466
Labour Kevin Salt 459 24.3
Labour Mark Daniels 422
Conservative Philip Shaw 419
Labour Myra Weir 418
Liberal Democrats Daniel Irlam 210 11.1
Majority
Conservative win (new seat)
UKIP win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Roche South

Roche South
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Michael Lucas-Gill 457 15.3
Conservative Mike Steptoe 422 14.1
Conservative Arthur Williams 412 13.8
Labour Simon Godsen 386 12.9
Labour John Jefferies 357 11.9
UKIP Richard Loding 330 11.0
UKIP Marion Sawyer 315 10.5
Labour Victoria Williams 312 10.4
Majority
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Sweyne Park & Grange

Sweyne Park & Grange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Rochford Resident Toby Mountain 847 23.6
Conservative June Lumley 785 21.9
Liberal Democrats James Newport 599 16.7
Conservative Carol Pavelin 514 14.3
Conservative Margaret Spencer 464 12.9
Labour Craig Archer 375 10.5
Majority
Rochford Resident win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Trinity

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David John Sperring 1,096
Conservative Cheryl Edwina Roe 1,081
Conservative David Merrick 996
UKIP John Hayter 912
UKIP Keith Anthony Gibbs 713
Labour Stephen James Cooper 410
Majority
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Conservative win (new seat)

Wheatley

Wheatley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jamie Burton 937
Conservative John Griffin 748
Conservative Robin Dray 739
Conservative Jack Lawmon 624
Liberal Democrats Michael Handford 372
Labour Luke Houghton 350
Majority
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative win (new seat)

* Independent candidate stood under the description 'Rayleigh Independents'.

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming Elections". Rochford District Council. Archived from the original on 4 May 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.