The 2021 Harlow District Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex. This was on the same day as other local elections. Control of the council was gained by the Conservative Party with 20 seats.[1]

There are 11 wards, each with three councillors. One councillor for each ward was elected with additional by-elections for councillors in Church Langley and Toddbrook wards. Thus there were 13 seats being elected.[1][2]

2021 Harlow District Council election
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Party Labour Conservative

Harlow UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 Harlow District Council election

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Conservative

After the election, the composition of the council was:

with one seat vacant.[1] Sitting Councillor Danny Purton had died on 30 April during the election campaign.[3]

Results Summary

2021 Harlow Borough Council election[1]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 12 Increase 7 92.3 8 20 62.5 13,948 60.0 +24.6
  Labour 1 Decrease 8 7.7 11 12 37.5 8,288 35.6 -3.2
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 522 2.2 -0.8
  Harlow Alliance 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 463 2.0 -6.2
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 39 0.2 New

One seat was vacant.

Ward results

Bush Fair

Location of Bush Fair ward
Location of Bush Fair ward
Bush Fair[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Swords 963 48.9 Increase18.6
Labour Mark Ingall 916 45.5 Decrease3.2
Liberal Democrats William Tennison 91 4.6 Decrease1.8
Majority 47 2.4
Turnout 1,970 35.27
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Church Langley

Location of Church Langley ward
Location of Church Langley ward
Church Langley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Carter 1,429 80.7 Increase26.4
Conservative Nicky Purse 1,370 77.4 Increase23.1
Labour Rhiannon Jenkins 400 22.6 Decrease1.7
Labour Jake Shepherd 331 18.7 Decrease5.6
Turnout 1,770 31.87%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Great Parndon

Location of Great Parndon ward
Location of Great Parndon ward
Great Parndon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eddie Johnson 1,044 58.9 Increase13.0
Labour Daniella Pritchard 464 26.2 Increase0.1
Harlow Alliance Party Nicholas Taylor 262 14.8 Decrease13.2
Majority 580 24.6
Turnout 1,770 35.98
Conservative hold Swing

Harlow Common

Location of Harlow Common ward
Location of Harlow Common ward
Harlow Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Leppard 1,116 57.9 Increase20.5
Labour Emma Toal 812 42.1 Decrease5.5
Majority 304 15.8
Turnout 1,928 35.72
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Little Parndon and Hare Street

Little Parndon and Hare Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Vince 996 52.1 Decrease4.6
Conservative Adam Jolles 914 47.9 Increase23.8
Majority 82 4.2
Turnout 1,910 29.5
Labour hold Swing

Mark Hall

Mark Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Saggers 1,033 61.1 Increase37.9
Labour Lanie Shears 539 31.9 Decrease10.6
Liberal Democrats Lesley Rideout 120 7.1 Decrease2.5
Majority 494 29.2
Turnout 1,692 32.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Netteswell

Netteswell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colleen Morrison 845 52.3 Increase27.4
Labour Kay Morrison 668 41.3 Decrease4.0
Liberal Democrats Robert Thurston 103 6.4 Decrease12.4
Majority 177 11.0
Turnout 1,616 28.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Old Harlow

Old Harlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Garnett 1,650 66.1 Increase13.7
Labour George Elcock 688 27.5 Decrease3.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Robins 121 4.8 N/A
TUSC Paul Lenihan 39 1.6 N/A
Majority 962 38.6
Turnout 2,498 32.9
Conservative hold Swing

Staple Tye

Staple Tye
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alastair Gunn 912 58.3 Increase26.6
Labour Stefan Mullard 566 36.2 Decrease4.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Millington 87 5.6 N/A
Majority 346 22.1
Turnout 1,565 30.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Sumners and Kingsmoor

Sumners and Kingsmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Russell Perrin 1,089 62.6 Increase21.7
Labour Aiden O'Dell 449 25.8 Decrease4.6
Harlow Alliance Alan Leverett 201 11.6 Decrease17.1
Majority 640 36.8
Turnout 1,739 33.6
Conservative hold Swing

Toddbrook

Toddbrook (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ash Malik 810 53.3
Conservative Gareth Williams 773 50.8
Labour Herty Adu-Twumwaa 730 48.0
Labour Phil Waite 729 47.9
Turnout 31.4
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative gain from Labour

By-elections

Mark Hall

Mark Hall: 8 July 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Steer 549 46.4
Labour Kay Morrison 493 41.7
Green Jamie Gilbert 86 7.3
Liberal Democrats Lesley Rideout 55 4.6
Majority 56 4.7
Turnout 1,183 22.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Local council election results | Harlow Council". www.harlow.gov.uk. Harlow Council. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Notice of Elections" (PDF). www.harlow.gov.uk. Harlow District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 May 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Tribute made as Councillor Purton passes away | Harlow Council". www.harlow.gov.uk. Harlow District Council. Retrieved 7 May 2021.