2018 Basildon Borough Council election[1]
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14 of the 42 seats to Basildon Borough Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour UKIP
Seats before 18 9 15
Seats won 10 3 0
Seats after 23 12 5
Seat change Increase5 Increase3 Decrease10
Popular vote 18,468 8,265 2,596
Percentage 51.3% 23.0% 7.2%

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats before 0
Seats won 2
Seats after 2
Seat change Increase2
Popular vote 3,891
Percentage 10.8%

Basildon UK local election 2018 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2018 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2018 Basildon Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Basildon Borough Council in Essex.[2] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Conservative Party gained overall control of the council. which had previously been under no overall control and run by a coalition between UKIP, Labour and Independents.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was[4]

Results summary

2018 Basildon Borough Council election[5][6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 5 0 Increase 5 66.7 51.3 18,468 Increase17.5
  Labour 3 2 0 Increase 3 20.0 23.0 8,265 Increase1.1
  Independent 2 0 0 Steady 0 13.3 7.2 3,891 Increase7.1
  UKIP 0 0 10 Decrease 8 0.0 7.2 2,596 Decrease32.0

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 2014 election.

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Schrader 2,584 77.7
Labour Thomas Scanlan 555 16.7
UKIP Susan McCaffery 186 5.6
Majority 2,029 61.0
Turnout 3,325 36
Conservative hold Swing

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Hedley 2,677 80.5
Labour Malcolm Reid 528 15.9
UKIP Philip Gibbs 120 3.6
Majority 2,149 64.6
Turnout 3,325 35
Conservative hold Swing

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Baggott 2,881 83.0
Labour Santa Bennett 476 13.7
UKIP David Houghton 114 3.3
Majority 2,405 69.2
Turnout 3,471 40
Conservative hold Swing

Crouch

Location of Crouch ward
Location of Crouch ward
Crouch ward[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terri Sargent 1,474 74.2
Labour Sally Muylders 372 18.7
UKIP Kevin Piper 141 7.1
Majority 1,102 55.4
Turnout 1,987 30
Conservative hold Swing

Fryerns

Location of Fryerns ward
Location of Fryerns ward
Fryerns[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Kirkman 1,016 48.6
Conservative Christopher Allen 704 33.7
UKIP David Sheppard 370 17.7
Majority 312 14.9
Turnout 2,090 20
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Laindon Park

Location of Laindon Park ward
Location of Laindon Park ward
Laindon Park[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeff Henry 1,013 43.7
Labour Clarence Zwengunde 857 37.0
UKIP Mark Conroy 448 19.3
Majority 156 6.7
Turnout 2,318 24
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Imelda Clancy 1,349 52.6
Conservative Kevin Wingfield 721 28.1
Labour Alexander Harrison 356 13.9
UKIP Norma Saggers 139 5.4
Majority 628 24.4
Turnout 2565 37
Independent gain from UKIP Swing

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine McDonald 1,160 55.7
Conservative Spencer Warner 552 26.5
UKIP Frank Ferguson 369 17.7
Majority 608 29.2
Turnout 2,081 21
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kerry Smith 2,542 77.3
Labour Naomi Wallace 433 13.2
Conservative Sandeep Singh Sandhu 228 6.9
UKIP Simon Breedon 84 2.6
Majority 2,189 64.1
Turnout 3287 34
Independent gain from UKIP Swing

Pitsea North West

Location of Pitsea North West ward
Location of Pitsea North West ward
Pitsea North West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Ferguson 956 47.2
Conservative Yetunde Adeshile 655 32.3
UKIP Loren Hannon 342 16.9
Democrats and Veterans Party Steve Harvey 74 3.7
Majority 301 14.9
Turnout 2,027 22
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Pitsea South East

Location of Pitsea South East ward
Location of Pitsea South East ward
Pitsea South East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Luke Mackenzie 1,165
Conservative Craig Rimmer 1,132
Labour Andrew Ansell 1,008
Labour Olukayode Adeniran 952
UKIP Richard Morris 283
UKIP Lorna Riches 243
Democrats and Veterans Party John Eacersall 101
Turnout 4,884 28
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Wickford Castledon

Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Location of Wickford Castleton ward
Wickford Castledon[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Buckley 1,191 58.5
Wickford Independents Alan Ball 566 27.8
Labour Louise Catling 278 13.7
Majority 625 30.7
Turnout 2,035 32
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Holliman 1,682 57.2
Wickford Independents Eunice Brockman 1,256 42.8
Majority 426 14.4
Turnout 2,938 29
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Wickford Park

Location of Wickford Park ward
Location of Wickford Park ward
Wickford Park[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Jeffery 941 48.0
Wickford Independents David Harrison 750 38.2
Labour Patricia Reid 270 13.8
Majority 191 9.8
Turnout 2,237 27
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

References

  1. ^ Andrew Teale. "Local Election Results 2018". Local Elections Archive Project.
  2. ^ "Election Notices - Basildon Borough Council Election - Thursday 3rd May 2018". Basildon Council. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Local election 2018: Conservatives celebrate a majority at Basildon Council". Basildon Echo. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Basildon District Council". BBC News Online. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Election results by wards, 5 May 2016". Basildon Council. 5 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  6. ^ @britainelects (4 May 2018). "Basildon, vote share" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 3 June 2021 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Local Election Results 2018: Basildon". Local Elections Archive Project.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Election results by wards, 3 May 2018". www.basildonmeetings.info. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2019.