2022 Epping Forest District Council election

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20 seats to Epping Forest District Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  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, 48.1% 13 seats, 18.0% 3 seats, 11.3%
Seats before 35 13 3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Steven Neville Julian Leppert Angela Ayre
Party Green For Britain Labour
Leader's seat Buckhurst Hill East Waltham Abbey Paternoster None
Last election 3 seats, 6.6% 1 seat, 1.3% 0 seat, 13.3%
Seats before 3 1 0

  Seventh party
 
Leader None
Party Independent
Leader's seat None
Last election 2 seats, 0.5%
Seats before 3

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election


TBD

The 2022 Epping Forest District Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022 to elect members of Epping Forest District Council in England. This will be on the same day as other local elections.

The results are being seen as a crucial test for the strength of the Conservative Party in the district following the allegations of Coronavirus rule-breaking in Number 10 by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.[1]

Before the election, one Conservative councillor had the whip removed from her, whilst a seat was made vacant in Waltham Abbey North East due to the resignation of the previous councillor for that ward.

Results summary

2022 Epping Forest District Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 10 Decrease 1 50.0 25 35 61.4 9,183 40.3 -7.9
  Loughton Residents 6 Steady 30.0 7 13 22.8 3,946 17.3 -0.8
  Liberal Democrats 2 Increase 1 10.0 3 5 8.8 4,172 18.3 +7.0
  Green 1 Steady 5.0 2 3 5.3 763 3.4 -3.2
  Independent 1 Steady 5.0 0 1 1.8 1,348 5.9 +5.4
  Labour 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,997 13.2 -0.1
  Young People's 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 150 0.7 +0.4
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 88 0.4 N/A
  English Democrat 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 72 0.3 +0.1
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 27 0.1 -1.2
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 26 0.1 -0.1

Ward results

Detailed below are all of the candidates nominated to stand in each ward in the upcoming election. Figures are compared to the last time these seats were contested in any election cycle for the Epping Forest District Council election.[2]

Buckhurst Hill East

Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Elizabeth-Rose Gabbett 677 62.3 +7.9
Conservative David Saunders 291 26.8 -10.3
Labour Alain Jose Laviolette 119 10.9 +2.7
Majority 386 35.5
Turnout 1,095 31.5
Green hold Swing Increase9.1

Buckhurst Hill West

Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Smruti Patel 1,006 58.5 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Ishvinder Singh Matharu 564 32.8 +23.5
Shared Ground Thomas Hall 150 8.7 +4.6
Majority 442 25.7
Turnout 1,741 32.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease11.3

Chigwell Village

Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Darshan Sunger 551 49.8 -20.2
Independent Priten Patel 365 32.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Hume 114 10.1 N/A
Green Alison Garnham 86 7.6 -5.6
Majority 186 17.4
Turnout 1,118 32.6
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Basil Vaz 562 58.9 -0.6
Labour Timothy White 150 15.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Naomi Davies 144 15.1 -8.1
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 72 7.5 -9.7
Reform UK Peter Bell 26 2.7 N/A
Majority 412 43.2
Turnout 958 28.3
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Epping Hemnall

Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Whitehouse 1,149 62.8 +2.0
Conservative Peter Murray 520 28.4 -4.0
Labour Inez Collier 161 8.8 +2.2
Majority 629 34.4
Turnout 1,830 37.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase3.0

Epping Lindsey & Thornwood Common

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Burrows 929 47.2 -11.4
Liberal Democrats Richard Griffiths 850 43.2 +12.2
Labour Simon Bullough 190 9.6 -0.6
Majority 79 4.0
Turnout 1,986 37.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease11.8

Grange Hill

Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Lion 801 61.4 +3.1
Labour Sam Tankard 504 38.6 +18.2
Majority 297 22.8
Turnout 1,317 25.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.6

Loughton Alderton

Loughton Alderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Ian Allgood 522 63.9 +5.2
Labour Angela Ayre 164 20.1 +1.4
Conservative Jan Ridding 120 14.7 -7.9
For Britain Eddy Butler 11 1.3 N/A
Majority 358 43.8
Turnout 817 24.5
Loughton Residents hold Swing Increase1.9

Loughton Broadway

Loughton Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Chris Pond 488 61.9 +8.0
Labour Onike Gollo 178 22.6 -0.3
Conservative Alan Weinberg 106 13.5 -6.5
For Britain Pat Richardson 16 2.0 -1.2
Majority 310 39.3
Turnout 791 23.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing Increase4.2

Loughton Fairmead

Loughton Fairmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Louise Mead 582 68.6 +5.2
Labour Paul Thomas 178 21.0 +1.5
Conservative Upen Patel 89 10.5 -6.5
Majority 404 47.6
Turnout 852 26.9
Loughton Residents hold Swing Increase1.9

Loughton Forest

Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Roger Baldwin 748 62.3 +6.2
Conservative Jeff Probyn 335 27.9 -6.6
Labour Kenneth Turner 117 9.8 +0.6
Majority 413 34.4
Turnout 1,202 36.0
Loughton Residents hold Swing Increase6.4

Loughton Roding

Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Murray 983 83.2 N/A
Labour Debbie Wild 116 9.8 -2.9
Conservative Varun Bhanot 83 7.0 -12.8
Majority 867 73.4
Turnout 1,188 33.3
Independent hold Swing N/A

Loughton St. John's

Loughton St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Bob Jennings 785 67.2 -0.6
Conservative Bob Church 223 19.1 -3.1
Labour Jill Bostock 160 13.7 +3.9
Majority 562 48.1
Turnout 1,171 34.3
Loughton Residents hold Swing Increase1.3

Loughton St. Mary's

Loughton St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Howard Kauffman 821 68.5 +5.8
Conservative Katharine Hawes 223 18.6 -3.4
Labour Gareth Rawlings 155 12.9 +1.2
Majority 598 49.9
Turnout 1,202 31.3
Loughton Residents hold Swing Increase4.6

Lower Nazeing

Lower Nazeing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rhonda Pugsley 525 69.1 +9.8
Liberal Democrats Elaine Thatcher 235 30.9 +13.5
Majority 290 38.2
Turnout 768 22.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.9

North Weald Bassett

North Weald Bassett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bolton 635 63.4 +9.9
Labour Alison Wingfield 194 19.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Edward Barnard 173 17.3 -3.5
Majority 441 44.0
Turnout 1,011 27.8
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Theydon Bois

Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Clive Amos 648 50.5 +15.9
Conservative Sue Jones 634 49.5 -10.1
Majority 14 1.0
Turnout 1,290 40.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase13.0

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Stocker 616 58.9 +13.5
Labour David Moss 365 34.9 +15.7
TUSC Ian Pattinson 64 6.1 N/A
Majority 251 24.0
Turnout 1,058 23.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.1

Waltham Abbey North East

This by-election was called due to the resignation of the previous sitting Conservative councillor, Ann Mitchell.

Waltham Abbey North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jodie Lucas 531 64.3 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Timothy Vaughan 295 35.7 +33.5
Majority 236 28.6
Turnout 832 26.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease16.5

Waltham Abbey Paternoster

Waltham Abbey Paternoster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shane Yerrell 403 59.9 +31.1
Labour Robert Greyson 246 36.6 +18.9
TUSC Bea Gardner 24 3.6 N/A
Majority 157 23.3
Turnout 678 19.8
Conservative hold Swing Increase6.1

References

  1. ^ "Partygate will be major problem for Tories at May elections, says polling guru". The Independent. 22 April 2022. Archived from the original on 23 April 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Local elections 2022: Statement of persons nominated". Epping Forest District Council. Archived from the original on 20 April 2022. Retrieved 23 April 2022.