2018 Epping Forest District Council election

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20 seats to Epping Forest District Council
28 seats needed for a majority
Turnout29.7% (Increase0.7%) [1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Chris Whitbread Caroline Pond Jon Whitehouse
Party Conservative Loughton Residents Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common Loughton St Johns Epping Hemnall
Last election 35 seats, 44.4% 13, 26.6% 2 seats, 10.2%
Seats before 36 13 2
Seats won 39 13 2
Seat change Increase4 Steady Steady
Popular vote 11,017 5,004 3,897
Percentage 43.7% 19.8% 15.4%
Swing Increase0.3% Decrease6.8% Increase5.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Steven Neville Simon Bullough[2]
Party Green Labour
Leader's seat Buckhurst Hill East None
Last election 2 seats, 9.3% 0 seat, 9.3%
Seats before 2 0
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,954 2,558
Percentage 7.7% 10.1%
Swing Decrease1.6% Increase0.8%

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Results of the 2018 District Council elections

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Council composition following the election

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2018 Epping Forest District Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Epping Forest District Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

This is the last election in which the UK Independence Party had elected representation on the council after the defection of David Dorrell to the Conservatives, and the defeat of Rod Butler.

By-elections

Chigwell Village By-election

Chigwell Village By-election, 23 Feb 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Darshan Sunger 453 76.0 Increase0.9
Liberal Democrats Joanne Alexander-Sefre 143 23.9 N/A
Majority 310 52.0 Increase10.5
Turnout 596 18%
Conservative hold Swing

Lower Sheering by-election

A by-election was held on 19 October 2017 following the death of for Member of Parliament for Keighley, Gary Waller. Conservative, Paul Stalker won with 81% of the vote compared to 19% for the Liberal Democrats. Stalker completed Waller's term was re-elected in 2019 for a full term.

Lower Sheering By-election, 19 Oct 2017 (Compared to 2015 election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Stalker 220 80.8 Decrease0.7
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 52 19.1 N/A
Majority 168 61.7 Increase22.0
Turnout 272 16% Decrease53%
Conservative hold Swing

Ward results

Detailed below are all of the candidates nominated to stand in each ward in the upcoming election. Most figures are compared to the last time these seats were contested in any election cycle for the Epping Forest District Council election. Lower Nazeing, North Weald Bassett and Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash are compared to the 2015 ward election held at the same time as the 2015 general election, hence the sharp decrease in turnout, both Waltham Abbey seats contested at this election have been compared to the 2014 local election result due to the fact that UKIP won both at that point:

Buckhurst Hill East

Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Steven Neville 1,084 68.8 Increase23.6
Conservative Neville Wright 440 27.9 Decrease13.0
Liberal Democrats Dev Dodeja 50 3.1 N/A
Majority 644 40.9 Increase36.6
Turnout 1,574 43% Increase2.0
Green hold Swing

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jo Share-Bernia 921 48.0 Decrease10.7
Liberal Democrats Joseph Barkham 750 39.1 Increase20.2
Green Roger Neville 246 12.8 Decrease7.0
Majority 171 8.9 Decrease30.0
Turnout 1,917 35% Increase2.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chigwell Village

Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Darshan Sunger 751 77.0 Increase1.9
Labour Wendy Maher 114 11.7 Decrease0.7
Green Christopher Lord 65 6.6 Decrease5.9
Liberal Democrats Joanne Alexander-Sefre 45 4.6 N/A
Majority 637 65.3 Increase2.8
Turnout 975 29% Decrease4.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Basil Vaz 704 69.5 Increase17.9
Liberal Democrats Pesh Kapasiawala 308 30.4 Increase13.0
Majority 396 39.1 Increase10.0
Turnout 1,012 30% Decrease42.0
Conservative hold Swing

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Hilda Whitehouse 1,156 61.2 Increase4.4
Conservative Simon Baker 554 29.3 Decrease5.0
Labour Inez Collier 176 9.3 Increase0.4
Majority 602 31.9 Increase9.4
Turnout 1,886 38% Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Epping Lindsey & Thornwood Common

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Burrows 844 43.7 Decrease11.2
Liberal Democrats Cherry McCredie 811 42.0 Increase19.0
Labour Simon Bullough 183 9.4 Decrease5.5
Green Paul Scales 92 4.7 Decrease2.5
Majority 33 1.7 Decrease30.2
Turnout 1,930 36% Increase4.0
Conservative hold Swing

Grange Hill

Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gagan Mohindra 803 57.9 Decrease7.2
Labour Kay Morrison 447 32.2 N/A
Green Rupert Nelson 136 9.8 Decrease25.1
Majority 356 25.7 Decrease4.5
Turnout 1,386 26% Steady
Conservative hold Swing

Loughton Alderton

Loughton Alderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Chris Roberts 597 64.4 Increase0.6
Labour Angela Ayre 172 18.5 Increase1.7
Conservative Robert Church 158 17.0 Decrease2.4
Majority 425 45.9 Increase1.0
Turnout 927 27% Increase2.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Broadway

Loughton Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Chris Pond 678 39.4 N/A
Loughton Residents Michael Owen 655 38.12 N/A
Labour Rosie Kelly 176 10.2 N/A
Conservative Katherine Harris 126 7.3 N/A
Conservative Marshall Vance 83 4.8 N/A
Majority N/A N/A N/A
Turnout 1,718 27% Increase2.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Fairmead

Loughton Fairmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Louise Mead 686 72.0 Decrease12.9
Labour Paul Thomas 135 14.1 N/A
Conservative George Bose 131 13.7 Decrease1.5
Majority 551 57.9 Decrease11.8
Turnout 952 29% Increase4.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Forest

Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Roger Baldwin 678 54.4 N/A
Conservative Jonathan Hunter 486 39.0 N/A
Labour Martin Lawford 85 6.8 N/A
Majority 192 15.4 N/A
Turnout 1,249 37% Decrease1.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Roding

Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Murray 1,010 82.3 Increase0.8
Conservative Peter Murray 129 10.5 Decrease0.5
Labour Kenneth Turner 88 7.1 Increase3.2
Majority 881 71.8 Increase1.3
Turnout 1,227 33% Decrease9.0
Independent hold Swing

Loughton St. John's

Loughton St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Bob Jennings 884 71.6 Decrease10.2
Conservative Neal Bagshaw 247 20.0 Increase1.8
Labour Jill Bostock 103 8.3 N/A
Majority 637 51.6 Decrease11.4
Turnout 1,234 35% Steady
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. Mary's

Loughton St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Howard Kauffman 826 65.6 Decrease3.4
Conservative Joyce Obaseki 270 21.4 Decrease3.7
Labour Benjamin Ross 109 8.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jon Gilbert 53 4.2 Decrease1.7
Majority 556 44.2 Increase0.3
Turnout 1,258 33% Decrease2.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Lower Nazeing

Lower Nazeing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yolanda Knight 541 68.5 Decrease13.0
Labour Brett Hawksbee 89 11.2 Decrease7.2
UKIP Martin Harvey 85 10.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Elaine Thatcher 74 9.3 N/A
Majority 452 57.3 Decrease5.6
Turnout 789 24% Decrease43.0
Conservative hold Swing

Moreton and Fyfield

Moreton and Fyfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Hadley Unopposed
Majority N/A 100% Increase24.6
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing

North Weald Bassett

North Weald Bassett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bolton 852 79.5 Increase19.7
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 219 20.4 Increase13.0
Majority 633 59.1 Increase24.8
Turnout 1,071 29% Decrease37.0
Conservative hold Swing

Theydon Bois

Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Jones 810 64.2 Decrease12.4
Liberal Democrats Clive Amos 321 25.4 Decrease2.0
Labour Peter Richardson 130 10.3 N/A
Majority 489 38.8 Decrease14.4
Turnout 1,261 38% Increase5.0
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Stocker 617 29.0 N/A
Conservative Steven Heather 564 26.5 N/A
Labour Mitch Diamond-Conway 350 16.4 Decrease1.9
Green Carina Hill 254 11.9 N/A
UKIP Rodney Butler 229 10.7 Decrease34.0
Liberal Democrats Timothy Vaughan 5.1 N/A
Majority N/A N/A N/A
Turnout 2,124 26% Decrease3.0%
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Paternoster

Independent David Dorrell (elected as a UKIP councillor in 2014) joined the Conservatives in February 2018.

Waltham Abbey Paternoster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Dorrell 342 50.5 Increase16.3
Labour Robert Greyson 201 29.7 Increase12.2
Green Dave Plummer 77 11.3 N/A
UKIP Ron McEvoy 56 8.2 Decrease36.4
Majority 141 20.8 Decrease8.6
Turnout 676 20% Decrease8.0
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Last election in this ward was contested at the same time as a general election where turnout was significantly higher
  2. ^ a b Results compared to the 2014 District Council election where UKIP won the ward

References

  1. ^ "Election candidates by wards, 3 May 2018". rds.eppingforestdc.gov.uk. 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Radical changes at Labour party after Momentum group meeting". Epping Forest Guardian.