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The 2016 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Result Summary

Prior to the election, three UKIP councillors left the UKIP group to sit as the Southend Independence Group. They are shown in the table as Independents.

2016 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 8 Increase 3 47.1 17 25 49.0 11,383 30.6 –9.1
  Independent 4 Decrease 2 23.5 7 11 21.6 7,796 21.0 +6.6
  Labour 4 Increase 1 23.5 7 11 21.6 7,080 19.0 –0.1
  Liberal Democrats 1 Decrease 2 5.9 1 2 3.9 3,883 10.4 +0.7
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 2 2 3.9 5,472 14.7 +3.7
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,598 4.3 –3.0

Ward results

Belfairs

Belfairs
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Aylen 1,051 41.6 +9.1†
Conservative Alan Dear 990 39.2 -3.4
Labour Dave Alston 264 10.5 -1.9
Green Nick Brown 117 4.6 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Herbert 102 4.0 -3.9
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

† percentage change is compared to the 2012 election

Blenheim Park

Blenheim Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helen Boyd 715 31.6 -6.2
Labour Matt Dent 555 24.6 +6.0
UKIP Roger Weaver 474 21.0 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Jill Allen-King 317 14.0 -0.3
Independent Colin Ritchie 105 4.7 N/A
Green Jules Esposito 94 4.2 -3.4
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Chalkwell

Chalkwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Burzotta 817 38.5 -10.9
Independent Andy Crow 502 23.6 N/A
Labour Taylor Barrall 347 16.3 -3.2
UKIP Paul Lloyd 223 10.5 N/A
Green Mark Meatcher 124 5.8 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Colin Davis 112 5.3 -1.3
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Eastwood Park

Eastwood Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Walker 1,022 42.5 -15.4
UKIP Verina Weaver 644 26.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul Collins 464 19.3 0.0
Labour Sean Jones 222 9.2 -5.6
Green Fiddian Warman 50 2.1 -6.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Kursaal

Kursaal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen McDonald 709 42.1 +5.6
UKIP Gordon Bailey-Smith 379 22.5 -1.5
Conservative Simon Gittus 378 22.5 -2.9
Green Liz Swanson 141 8.4 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Collins 75 4.5 -0.1
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Leigh

Leigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Wexham 1,185 49.1 +17.1
Conservative John Hodge 574 23.8 -17.7
Labour Matt Zarb-Cousin 272 11.3 -3.7
UKIP Ted Preedy 206 8.5 N/A
Green Jon Mullett 174 7.2 -4.3
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Milton

Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julian Ware-Lane 1,020 45.3 +7.5
Conservative Daniel Nelson 593 26.3 -12.7
UKIP Jo Googe 297 13.2 N/A
Green Stephen Bartram 142 6.3 -4.6
Independent Stephen Cummins 124 5.5 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Howes 78 3.5 +2.1
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Prittlewell

Prittlewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Garston 758 30.1 -16.2
Labour Mike Fieldhouse 680 27.0 +7.6
UKIP Bob Gage 473 18.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mary Betson 253 10.1 -0.7
Independent Paul Ryder 233 9.3 -5.4
Green Abbie-Jade Sutherland 118 4.7 -4.1
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Shoeburyness

Shoeburyness
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mike Assenheim 728 29.0 -22.7†
Conservative Sue Abrahams 607 24.1 -14.7
Independent Anne Chalk 527 21.0 -13.8
UKIP Edward McNally 309 12.3 N/A
Labour Maggie Kelly 236 9.4 -8.7
Green Nigel Outten 57 2.3 -3.3
Liberal Democrats David Barrett 50 2.0 -0.7
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

† percentage change compared to 2012 election.

Southchurch

Southchurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alex Bright 861 35.1 -3.5
Independent Keith Sharman 800 32.6 +10.6
UKIP Barrie Page 367 14.9 -1.9
Labour Ros Sanders 296 12.1 -2.7
Green Paul Hill 80 3.3 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Juliet Thompson 52 2.1 -0.4
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

St. Laurence

St. Laurence
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Flewitt 824 38.2 +0.9
UKIP Viv White 437 20.3 -6.8
Labour Reg Copley 370 17.1 +2.5
Independent Kat Woodley 245 11.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ashley Thompson 218 10.1 -2.4
Green Tanya Rayment 64 3.0 -2.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

St. Luke's

St. Luke's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Brian Ayling 838 37.0 -4.1†
Labour Donna Richardson 473 20.9 +3.5
Conservative Del Thomas 464 20.5 -0.4
UKIP David Stansfield 352 15.6 -2.2
Green Jason Pilley 104 4.6 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Tomasz Lachowicz 31 1.4 -1.6
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

† percentage change compared to 2012 election

Thorpe

Thorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mike Stafford 1,873 63.1 -6.7†
Conservative Jon Bacon 475 16.0 -10.3
UKIP Clive Cowan 297 10.0 N/A
Labour Rod Birks 184 6.2 +1.1
Green Jo Bates 83 2.8 -1.4
Liberal Democrats James Clinkscales 56 1.9 -0.5
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

† percentage change compared to 2012 election

Victoria

Victoria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Gilbert 987 54.7 +14.0
UKIP Peter Breuer 357 19.8 -2.7
Conservative Dennis Garne 276 15.3 -8.2
Green Ian Hurd 117 6.5 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Donna Collins 66 3.7 -0.5
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

West Leigh

West Leigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb 1,219 44.6 -7.5
Liberal Democrats Chris Bailey 769 28.1 +8.5
UKIP Lesley Martin 313 11.4 -2.6
Labour Ian Pope 235 8.6 -1.0
Independent Gabriella Terry 108 4.0 N/A
Green Sarah Yapp 89 3.3 -1.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

West Shoebury

West Shoebury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Jarvis 810 36.0 -2.0
Independent Peter Lovett 767 34.1 N/A
UKIP Lenny Lierens 344 15.3 -6.1
Labour Joseph Saunders 230 10.2 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Carole Roast 55 2.4 -2.3
Green Stephen Jordan 44 2.0 -4.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Westborough

Westborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Jones 693 33.9 +0.6
Independent Dr Vel 451 22.1 -11.2†
Conservative Daryl Peagram 317 15.5 -13.9
UKIP Frank Snell 263 12.9 N/A
Green Paul Mansfield 124 6.1 -5.6
Liberal Democrats Pamela Austin 119 5.8 -2.2
Independent Alan Hart 77 3.8 -0.3
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.