2021 Epping Forest District Council election

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21 seats to Epping Forest District Council
28 seats needed for a majority
Turnout34.6% (Increase7.8%)[1][2]
  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 36 seats, 50.4% 13 seats, 26.6% 3 seats, 26.2%
Seats before 33 13 3
Seats won 36 13 3
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 13,153 4,943 3,097
Percentage 48.1% 18.0% 11.3%
Swing Decrease2.3% Decrease8.6% Decrease14.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Steven Neville Julian Leppert Mitch Diamond-Conway
Party Green For Britain Labour
Leader's seat Buckhurst Hill East Waltham Abbey Paternoster None
Last election 3 seats, 6.4% 1 seat, 3.7% 0 seats, 7.3%
Seats before 3 1 0
Seats won 3 1 0
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,816 359 3,635
Percentage 6.6% 1.3% 13.3%
Swing Increase0.2% Decrease2.4% Increase6.0%

Map showing the results of the 2021 Epping Forest District Council election

Council composition following the election

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2021 Epping Forest District Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of Epping Forest District Council in England on the same day as other local elections.

This election marked the first time in over 22 years that the Labour Party have stood in every ward. The For Britain Movement stood in 3 out of 4 of the Waltham Abbey seats. Reform UK also stood for the first time in Moreton and Fyfield.

There was little change in Epping Forest's political makeup. The Conservatives cemented their position as the largest party in the district taking 14 seats, 11 of which were holds and 3 were vacant seat wins.

The Loughton Residents Association had a strong showing, dominating voting in all Loughton wards up for election, despite losing their vote share. The Liberal Democrats suffered their largest loss in the percentage of the vote in the district council's history.[1]

Despite Labour winning their largest share of the vote in the district since 2000, they failed to gain any seats. Angela Ayre, secretary of the Epping Forest Labour Party stated they are "committed to becoming a power to be reckoned with in Epping Forest".[1]

Results summary

2021 Epping Forest District Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 13 Decrease 1 56.5 23 36 62.1 13,153 48.2 -2.4
  Loughton Residents 7 Steady 30.4 6 13 22.4 4,943 18.1 New
  Liberal Democrats 2 Increase 1 8.7 2 4 6.9 3,097 11.3 -15.0
  Green 1 Steady 4.3 2 3 5.2 1,816 6.6 +0.1
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 2 2 3.4 359 1.3 -2.5
  Labour 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 3,635 13.3 +5.9
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 131 0.5 -2.4
  Young People's 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 88 0.3 New
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 46 0.2 New
  English Democrat 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 43 0.2 -0.9

Ward results

Buckhurst Hill East

Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Simon Heap 753 54.4 Decrease14.4
Conservative Smruti Patel 514 37.1 Increase9.2
Labour Alain Laviolette 115 8.2 N/A
Majority 239 17.3 Decrease3.0
Turnout 1,382 38.9 Decrease4.1
Green hold Swing

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Williamson 1,228 57.5 Increase9.8
Green Anne Redelinghuys 351 16.4 N/A
Labour Onike Gollo 238 11.1 Increase5.0
Liberal Democrats Ish Singh 200 9.3 Decrease34.2
Young People's Thomas Hall 88 4.1 Increase1.7
Majority 877 41.1 Increase36.9
Turnout 2,135 40.1 Increase2.1
Conservative hold Swing

Chigwell Row

Chigwell Row
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pranav Bhanot 586 80.0 Increase17.1
Labour Nicola Fuller 98 13.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Steve Hume 48 6.5 Decrease23.3
Majority 388 66.7 Increase19.8
Turnout 732 40.1 Increase8.1
Conservative hold Swing

Chigwell Village

Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kaz Rizvi 807 70.4 Decrease6.6
Labour André Boutall 187 16.3 Increase4.6
Green Alison Garnham 151 13.2 Increase6.6
Majority 620 54.1 Decrease11.2
Turnout 1,145 33.2 Increase4.2
Conservative hold Swing

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jon Whitehouse 1,290 60.8 Decrease1.9
Conservative Simon Baker 688 32.4 Increase0.2
Labour Inez Collier 142 6.6 Increase1.6
Majority 602 28.4 Decrease2.1
Turnout 2,120 42.8 Increase7.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Epping Lindsey & Thornwood Common

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Holly Whitbread 1,316 58.6 Increase12.6
Liberal Democrats Nick Read 698 31.0 Decrease10.8
Labour Simon Bullough 231 10.2 Increase4.0
Majority 618 27.6 Increase23.4
Turnout 2,245 41.8 Increase6.8
Conservative hold Swing

Grange Hill

Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Barlow 850 55.4
Conservative Alan Lion 744 48.5
Labour Cristinel Birzu 297 19.4
Labour Sam Tankard 276 18.0
Green Rebecca Fricker 186 12.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Sinfield 125 8.2 N/A
Majority 553 29.1
Turnout 1,533 30 Increase 9.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

High Ongar, Willingdale and the Rodings

High Ongar, Willingale and the Rodings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Balcombe 522 79.0 Increase7.5
Labour Alison Wingfield 50 7.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Elaine Thatcher 46 6.9 N/A
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 43 6.5 Decrease1.0
Majority 472 71.5 Increase20.1
Turnout 661 34.5 Increase8.5
Conservative hold Swing

Loughton Alderton

Loughton Alderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Chidi Nweke 533 58.7 Increase6.7
Conservative Jan Ridding 205 18.7 Increase1.7
Labour Angela Ayre 170 18.7 Increase0.2
Majority 328 36.0 Decrease9.9
Turnout 908 26.5 Decrease0.5
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Broadway

Loughton Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Michael Owen 435 53.9 Increase14.5
Labour Debbie Wild 185 22.9 Increase12.7
Conservative George Bose 161 20.0 Increase12.7
For Britain Edward Butler 26 3.2 N/A
Majority 250 54.0 Increase24.8
Turnout 807 23.1 Decrease3.9
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Fairmead

Loughton Fairmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents David Wixley 569 63.4 Decrease8.6
Labour Paul Thomas 175 19.5 Increase5.4
Conservative Meena Patel 153 17.0 Increase3.3
Majority 394 43.9 Decrease14.0
Turnout 897 27.4 Decrease1.6
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Forest

Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Jayna Jogia 757 56.1 Increase1.5
Conservative Tim Parry 466 34.5 Decrease4.5
Labour Emma Roberts 125 9.2 Increase2.4
Majority 291 21.6 Increase6.2
Turnout 1,348 39.7 Increase2.7
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton Roding

Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Rose Brooks 858 67.3 Decrease4.3
Conservative Katharine Hawes 253 19.8 Decrease0.2
Labour Gareth Rawlings 162 12.7 Increase4.4
Majority 605 47.5 Decrease4.1
Turnout 1,273 35.2 Increase0.2
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. John's

Loughton St Johns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Caroline Pond 901 67.8 Decrease3.8
Conservative Bob Church 296 22.2 Increase2.2
Labour Jill Bostock 131 9.8 Increase1.5
Majority 605 45.6 Decrease6.0
Turnout 1,328 38.3 Increase3.3
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Loughton St. Mary's

Loughton St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Judy Jennings 890 62.7 Decrease2.9
Conservative Jonathan Hunter 313 22.0 Increase0.6
Labour Ross Burrell 167 11.7 Increase3.1
Liberal Democrats Naomi Davies 49 3.4 Decrease0.8
Majority 577 40.6 Decrease3.6
Turnout 1,419 36.1 Increase3.1
Loughton Residents hold Swing

Moreton & Fyfield

Moreton & Fyfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Hadley 476 78.5 Increase3.0
Reform UK Peter Bell 46 7.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Griffiths 46 7.5 N/A
Labour Zidan Abou-Harb 38 6.2 N/A
Majority 430 71.0 Increase20.1
Turnout 606 35.4 Increase4.4
Conservative hold Swing

Passingford

Passingford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Brady 504 79.8 Decrease20.2
Labour James Murchison 68 10.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Edward Barnard 61 9.6 N/A
Majority 436 68.9 N/A
Turnout 633 32.0 N/A
Conservative hold Swing

Theydon Bois

Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Phillip 881 59.6 Decrease4.6
Liberal Democrats Clive Amos 512 34.6 Increase9.2
Labour Peter Pendle 84 5.6 Decrease4.7
Majority 369 25.0 Decrease13.8
Turnout 1,477 44.8 Increase8.8
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey High Beach

Waltham Abbey High Beach
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Matthews 401 63.8 Increase3.9
Independent Paul Morris 131 20.8 Increase1.3
Labour Clover Colquhoun 96 15.2 N/A
Majority 270 43.0 Increase3.6
Turnout 628 30.9 Increase5.9
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven Heather 605 45.4 Increase5.2
Labour Robert Greyson 256 19.2 Increase3.1
For Britain Pat Richardson 242 18.1 Decrease4.9
Green Liam Lakes 229 17.1 Increase3.8
Majority 359 26.2 Increase9.0
Turnout 1,332 29.0 Increase6.0
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey North East

Waltham Abbey North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeane Lea 615 63.7 Increase3.2
Labour David Moss 181 18.7 N/A
Green Carina Hill 103 10.6 Decrease13.5
For Britain Sue Butler 43 4.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Timothy Vaughan 22 2.2 Decrease13.1
Majority 434 45.0 Increase8.6
Turnout 964 30.3 Increase6.3
Conservative hold Swing

Waltham Abbey South West

Waltham Abbey South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helen Kane 569 69.1 Increase31.1
Labour Sara Hassan 163 19.8 N/A
For Britain Jim Searle 48 5.8 N/A
Green Paul Scales 43 5.2 Decrease56.8
Majority 406 49.3 Increase25.3
Turnout 823 24.6 Increase0.6
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Epping Forest local election results: Conservatives cement control over council". Epping Forest Guardian. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Election candidates by wards, 5 May 2016". www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2021.