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

Results summary

Rochford District Council election, 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 32 3 0 Increase 3 47.5 10,353 Increase1.4
  Rochford Resident 5 0 1 Decrease 1 17.4 3,782 Increase5.8
  Labour 0 0 0 Steady 13.0 2,844 Increase0.2
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 1 Decrease 1 11.8 2,573 Increase3.0
  Green 3 0 0 Steady 5.9 1,293 Decrease0.6
  UKIP 3 0 1 Decrease 1 Decrease11.4
  Friends of Rochford 0 0 0 Steady 3.8 832 New
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 0.6 120 Decrease1.9

Ward results

Downhall & Rawreth

Downhall & Rawreth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Stanley 922 63.9 Increase3.5
Conservative Keith Podd 393 27.3 Increase10.7
Labour Shaun Cain 127 8.8 Increase0.9
Majority 529 36.6 Decrease7.2
Turnout 1442 28.8 Decrease3.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

No Rochford Resident candidate as previous (-15.2).

Foulness & The Wakerings

Foulness & The Wakerings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jo McPherson 857 47.8 Increase23.2
Friends of Rochford Tina Hughes 541 30.2 New
Labour Joanne Ford 276 15.4 Increase1.4
Independent Robert Green 120 6.7 New
Majority 316 17.6
Turnout 1794 32.9 Increase0.9
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing Decrease

No UKIP candidate as previous (-32.0).

Hawkwell East

Hawkwell East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phil Shawe 641 45.7 Increase1.9
Rochford Resident Steve Hinde 554 39.5 Increase2.6
Labour Ian Rooke 207 14.8 Decrease4.5
Majority 87 6.2
Turnout 1402 29.3 Decrease0.8
Conservative gain from Rochford Resident Swing Decrease0.4

Hawkwell West

Hawkwell West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julie Gooding 814 48.2 Increase18.9
Rochford Resident Elliot Mason 687 40.7 Decrease12.3
Labour Ian Challis 207 14.8 Decrease2.5
Majority 127 7.5
Turnout 1708 33.0 Increase0.2
Conservative hold Swing Increase15.6

Hockley

Hockley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Hazlewood 829 51.8 Increase14.2
Conservative Keith Hudson 693 43.3 Increase5.7
Rochford Resident Toni Carter 676 42.3 Decrease2.9
Liberal Democrats Nicola O'Riordan Finley 302 18.9 New
Labour Louise Best 216 13.5 Decrease3.7
Labour David Lench 142 8.9 Decrease8.3
Majority 153 7.6
Turnout 1,599 32.1 0.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase7.6
Conservative gain from Rochford Resident Swing

Hockley & Ashingdon

Hockley & Ashingdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Cutmore 795 48.2 Decrease21.4
Rochford Resident David Miles 711 43.1 New
Labour Stephen Willis 144 8.7 Decrease21.7
Majority 84 5.1
Turnout 1650 31.7 Increase2.3
Conservative hold Swing

Hullbridge

Hullbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Stuart Wilson 1,293 64.2 Increase15.9
Conservative Angela Marriott 583 28.9 Increase13.3
Labour Victoria Williams 138 6.9 Decrease3.8
Majority 710 35.3 Increase12.3
Turnout 2014 37.1 Decrease3.1
Green hold Swing Increase1.3

No UKIP candidate as previous (-25.3).

Lodge

Lodge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Smith 1,007 55.7 Increase21.4
Rochford Resident Richard Lambourne 800 44.3 Increase22.0
Majority 207 11.4
Turnout 1807 34.3 Decrease0.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease0.3

No UKIP (-20.7), Labour (-11.3) or Liberal Democrat (-11.3) candidates as previous.

Roche North & Rural

Roche North & Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laureen Shaw 659 48.2 Increase14.3
Labour David Flack 417 30.5 Increase6.2
Friends of Rochford Brendon Whitehead 291 21.3 New
Majority 242 17.7
Turnout 1367 27.4 Decrease3.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.1

No UKIP (-30.6) or Liberal Democrat (-11.1) candidates as previous.

Roche South

Roche South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Steptoe 536 44.7 Increase5.7
Rochford Resident Phil Capon 354 29.5 New
Labour Mark Daniels 310 25.8 Decrease7.1
Majority 182 15.2
Turnout 1200 29.2 Decrease0.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease

No UKIP candidate as previous (-29.5).

Sweyne Park & Grange

Sweyne Park & Grange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Pavelin 784 48.8 Increase18.7
Liberal Democrats James Newport 622 38.7 Increase15.7
Labour Samantha Reed 200 12.5 Decrease1.9
Majority 162 10.1
Turnout 1606 32.1 Decrease1.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase1.5

No Rochford Resident candidate as previous (-32.5).

Trinity

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Merrick 1,313 64.8 Increase19.5
Liberal Democrats Ian Oakley 426 21.0 New
Labour Roger Neville 287 14.2 Decrease2.8
Majority 887 43.8
Turnout 2026 37.3 Decrease3.0
Conservative hold Swing

No UKIP candidate as previous (-37.7).

Wheatley

Wheatley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Dray 1,142 64.3 Increase33.2
Labour Steve Cooper 333 18.8 Increase4.3
Liberal Democrats Lisa Newport 301 16.9 Increase1.4
Majority 809 45.5
Turnout 1776 35.0 Increase1.4
Conservative hold Swing Increase14.5

No Independent candidate as previous (-38.9).

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