2021 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

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17 out of 51 Southend council wards
Turnout?
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Independent
Popular vote[n 1] 40.5% 26.1% 13.0%
Swing[n 2] Increase13.5% Increase5.3% Decrease11.2%
Councillors 23 13 10
Councillors +/– Increase3 Increase1 Decrease3

  Fourth party
 
Leader Carole Mulroney
Party Liberal Democrats
Popular vote[n 1] 11.4%
Swing[n 2] Decrease2.7%
Councillors 5
Councillors +/– Increase0

Southend UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election

Elections to Southend-on-Sea Borough Council took place on 6 May 2021. This was on the same day as other local elections across the United Kingdom.[2] The results saw the Conservatives and Labour pick up seats at the expense of the local Independents.[3]

The "rainbow coalition" between Labour, the Liberal Democrats and local independents continued in office, with Labour councillor Ian Gilbert being elected leader of the council.[4][5]

Composition

Directly after the 2019 election the composition of the council was:

14 5 12 20
Labour Lib Dem Ind Conservative

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

12 5 14 20
Labour Lib Dem Ind Conservative

After the election, the composition of the council was:

13 5 10 23
Labour Lib Dem Ind Conservative

Result summary

2021 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 11 Increase 3 57.9 12 23 45.1 19,569 40.5 +13.5
  Labour 6 Increase 1 29.4 8 13 27.5 12,613 26.1 +5.3
  Independent 1 Decrease 4 5.3 9 10 17.6 6,299 13.0 -11.2
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 5.3 4 5 9.8 5,493 11.4 -2.7
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 3,918 8.1 +0.6
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 238 0.1 ±0.0
  Women's Equality 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 147 0.0 ±0.0
  Psychedelic Future 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 37 0.0 ±0.0

Results

Belfairs

Belfairs
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Warren 1,252 43.3 +8.8
Independent Stephen Aylen 1,038 35.9 +4.0
Labour Alex Small 342 11.8 +2.5
Green Peter Walker 166 5.7 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Sara-Jayne Boulton 96 3.3 -2.2
Majority 214 7.4 +4.8
Turnout 2,894 38.9
Conservative gain from Independent Swing Increase2.4

No UKIP candidate as previous (-11.5).

Blenheim Park

Blenheim Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helen Boyd 1,151 42.4 +15.9
Labour Anita Forde 1,043 38.4 +9.3
Green Abbie Sutherland 205 7.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Jill Allen-King 159 5.9 +1.3
Independent Alan Hart 155 5.7 -28.4
Majority 108 4.0
Turnout 2,713 33.7
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.3

Chalkwell

Chalkwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Courtenay 1,219 47.5 +9.2
Labour Sorraiya Nawaz 732 28.5 +0.9
Green James Vessey-Miller 241 9.4 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher Hind 226 8.8 -3.9
Women's Equality Katie Cohen 147 5.7 +4.2
Majority 487 19.0 +8.3
Turnout 2,565 35.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.2

No Independent candidate as previous (-12.0).

Eastwood Park

Eastwood Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Walker 1,379 50.8 +28.2
Liberal Democrats Robert McMullan 1,042 38.4 -7.6
Labour Samuel Allen 190 7.0 +1.6
Green Reece Learmouth 104 3.8 +1.2
Majority 337 12.4
Turnout 2,715 36.6
Conservative hold Swing

Kursaal

Kursaal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tricia Cowdrey 926 47.4 +12.4
Conservative Judith McMahon 692 35.4 +21.2
Green Thomas Love 245 12.5 -6.9
Liberal Democrats Philip Edey 90 4.6 -12.6
Majority 234 12.0 -3.6
Turnout 1,953 24.6 -0.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.4

No Independent candidate as previous (-14.1).

Leigh

Leigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Wexham 1,129 39.0 -1.5
Conservative Paul Gilson 972 33.6 +6.6
Labour Jane Norman 424 14.7 -1.2
Green Richard Longstaff 368 12.7 +3.9
Majority 157 5.4
Turnout 2,893 38.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Milton

Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen George 1,306 50.0 +0.9
Conservative John Harland 877 33.6 +5.3
Green Sarah-Ann Patel 319 12.2 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Howes 111 4.2 -5.7
Majority 429 16.4
Turnout 2,613 32.2
Labour hold Swing

Prittlewell

Prittlewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Garston 1,479 53.0 +12.0
Labour Shahid Nadeem 762 27.3 +8.2
Green Jon Mullett 224 8.0 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Billy Boulton 200 7.2 -1.7
Independent Alan Martin 128 4.6 New
Majority 717 25.7
Turnout 2,793 35.4
Conservative hold Swing

Shoeburyness

Shoeburyness
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Moyies 1,135 45.2 +13.2
Independent Anne Chalk 777 30.9 -2.6
Labour Sayeeka Farnaz 308 12.3 -4.4
Green Fiona Clapperton 145 5.8 -0.2
For Britain James Quail 58 2.3 -6.0
Independent Timmy Allan-John 47 1.9 New
Liberal Democrats Granville Stride 41 1.6 -1.9
Majority 358 14.3
Turnout 2,511 29.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Southchurch

Southchurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alex Bright 1,701 63.2 +30.3
Labour Kevin Ryan 440 16.3 +2.6
Independent Esther Brown 274 10.2 -23.9
Green Jo Bates 205 7.6 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Pamela Austin 73 2.7 -1.0
Majority 1,261 46.9
Turnout 2,693 35.9 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing Increase13.9

No UKIP candidate as previous (-11.1).

St. Laurence

St. Laurence
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Buckley 1,039 37.9 +14.2
Labour Lydia Hyde 975 35.6 +9.6
Independent Kimberley O'Connell 590 21.5 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Jim Clinkscales 70 2.6 -8.0
Green Oliver Thorn 68 2.5 -0.1
Majority 64 2.3
Turnout 2,742 34.6
Conservative hold Swing

St. Luke's

St. Luke's (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Beggs 744 36.2 +25.5
Labour Martin Berry 730 35.5 +13.8
Conservative Jonathan Garston 640 31.1 +17.4
Labour Gabriel Leroy 545 26.5 +4.8
Independent Brian Ayling 447 21.7 -32.9
Independent Susan Badger 320 15.6 -39.0
Green Tilly Hogrebe 272 13.2 +6.5
Green Ian Hurd 137 6.7 +0.0
Independent Paul Anthony 81 3.9 New
Liberal Democrats Richard Collins 74 3.6 +0.3
Independent John Anthony 69 3.4 New
Liberal Democrats Charlotte Kurilecz 58 2.8 -0.5
Turnout 50.6
Conservative gain from Independent
Labour gain from Independent

Thorpe

Thorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mike Stafford 1,499 46.6 -25.8
Conservative Azeem Raja 875 27.2 +14.9
Labour James Miller 422 13.1 +5.5
Green Julie Callow 228 7.1 +2.1
For Britain Maghan Quail 129 4.0 New
Liberal Democrats Alan Crystall 61 1.9 -0.8
Majority 624 19.4
Turnout 3,214 43.4
Independent hold Swing

Victoria

Victoria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Gilbert 1,114 57.1 +6.9
Conservative Darryl Jones 554 28.4 +12.0
Green Denis Champion-Walker 190 9.7 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Gavin Spencer 94 4.8 -0.9
Majority 560 28.7
Turnout 1,952 22.3
Labour hold Swing

West Leigh

West Leigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb 1,572 47.9 +13.1
Liberal Democrats Katie Kurilecz 1,210 36.9 -3.0
Green Nathaniel Love 268 8.2 +2.7
Labour Mick Ekers 230 7.0 +1.6
Majority 362 11.0
Turnout 3,280 45.8
Conservative hold Swing

West Shoebury

West Shoebury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Jarvis 1,395 56.9 +15.2
Independent Heather Morgan-Salthouse 450 18.4 -6.8
Labour Joe Cresswell 331 13.5 -0.4
Green Alan Appleford 137 5.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Carol White 88 3.6 -3.6
For Britain Joanne Quail 51 2.1 -4.6
Majority 945 38.5
Turnout 2,452 33.4
Conservative hold Swing

Westborough

Westborough (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aston Line 920 43.7 +3.5
Labour Anne Jones 873 41.4 +1.2
Conservative Colin Campbell 550 26.1 +10.2
Independent Dr Vel 424 20.1 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Suzanna Edey 344 16.3 +9.2
Conservative Tamkeen Shaikh 343 16.3 +0.4
Liberal Democrats David Webb 327 15.5 +8.4
Green Stephen Jordan 220 10.4 -1.7
Green Vida Guilford 176 8.4 -3.7
Psychedelic Future Jason Pilley 37 1.8 New
Turnout 54.6
Labour hold
Labour hold

Notes

  1. ^ All vote shares in the infobox are projected national equivalent vote shares calculated by the BBC.[1]
  2. ^ Swing figures are the percentile changes between the BBC projected national equivalent vote share from 2017 United Kingdom local elections and the same for these local elections that were held in different areas.

References

  1. ^ "Local election results 2018: Parties fail to make decisive gains". BBC News. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2021 Local Election Results". BBC. 9 May 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  3. ^ "2021 Local Election Results". Southend Council. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Labour boss voted leader of Southend Council following crunch vote".
  5. ^ "Rainbow coalition to stand in the way of Tory led council as crunch talks rumble on".