Maldon District Council in Essex, England is elected every four years.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1983
No overall control 1983-1999
Conservative 1999–2020
No overall control 2020-

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2015 have been:[2]

Councillor Party From To
Penny Channer Conservative 15 May 2008 19 May 2011
John Archer[3] Conservative 19 May 2011 10 May 2012
Bob Boyce Conservative 10 May 2012 21 May 2015
Miriam Lewis Conservative 21 May 2015 11 May 2017
Mark Durham Conservative 11 May 2017 9 Aug 2018
Adrian Fluker Conservative 9 Aug 2018 17 Aug 2020
Elaine Bamford Conservative 1 Oct 2020 5 Nov 2020
Wendy Stamp Independent 5 Nov 2020 11 Nov 2021
Penny Channer Conservative 18 Jan 2022

Council elections

By-election results

1999-2003

St Lawrence By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Maldon North West By-Election 21 February 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 370 59.9 +37.4
Labour 157 25.4 -10.9
Green Mike Cole 91 14.7 +14.7
Majority 213 34.5
Turnout 618 19.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2003-2007

Maldon West By-Election 24 November 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Williams 212 51.3 +3.2
MDIDA Graham Hathaway 107 25.9 N/A
Labour Michael Bentley 94 22.8 -5.7
Majority 105 25.4
Turnout 413 13.5
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2016

Maldon North By-Election 7 August 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Shrimpton 339 40.8 -8.2
Green Janet Carden 200 24.1 +24.1
Independent Paul Rew 115 13.9 +13.9
BNP Leonard Blain 107 12.9 +12.9
Independent Geoffrey Harris 69 8.3 +8.3
Majority 139 16.7
Turnout 830 26.5
Conservative hold Swing

By-election triggered by the resignation of the previous Conservative Party councillor.

Maldon West by-election, 8 December 2016[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Flo Saughnessy 279 38.1 N/A
Conservative Martin Harvey 172 23.5 -21.2
UKIP Andrew Francis 114 15.6 N/A
Green Janet Carden 69 9.4 -5.9
BNP Richard Perry* 51 7.0 N/A
Labour John Sweeney 47 6.4 N/A
Majority TBA TBA TBA
Turnout 732 24.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

*BNP candidate standing under the description "Fighting Unsustainable Housing because we care"

References

  1. ^ "Maldon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Council minutes". South Oxfordshire District Council. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  3. ^ Forsyth, Jamie (27 May 2011). "New leader vows to steer council through tough times". Maldon Standard. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  4. ^ The District of Maldon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Essex (District Boundaries) Order 1987. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Maldon (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Lib Dems take ground from the Tories". guardian.co.uk. 25 November 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Maldon District By-Election Results - 7 August 2008". Maldon District Council. Retrieved 10 August 2008.[dead link]
  10. ^ "Elections Notices | Elections and Voting | Maldon District Council".