One third of Rochford District Council in Essex, England is elected each year, followed by one year where there is an election to Essex County Council.

Political control

Party or group in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1990
No overall control 1990 - 1994
Liberal Democrats 1994 - 1998
No overall control 1998 - 2002
Conservative 2002–present

Council elections

Composition of Council

Year Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour UKIP Green Rochford Residents Independent
Ward boundary changes
1998 6 18 12 - - 3 1
1999 11 13 12 - - 3 1
2000 19 9 9 - - 2 1
2002 28 4 4 - - 1 2
2003 31 4 2 - - 1 1
2004 32 4 1 - - 1 1
2006 34 4 - - - 1 -
2007 32 5 - - - 1 1
2008 32 5 - - - 1 1
2010 31 5 - - 1 1 1
2011 32 4 - - 1 2 -
2012 31 4 - - 2 2 -
2014 28 3 1 3 2 2 -
2015 29 2 1 3 2 2 -
Ward boundary changes
2016 21 4 - 4 3 6 1
2018 -
2019 26 3 - - 3 4 3

By-election results

Roche By-Election 14 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 317 50.2
Liberal Democrats 174 27.5
Conservative 141 22.3
Majority 143 22.7
Turnout 632
Labour hold Swing
Barling & Sutton By-Election 5 December 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 155 51.7
Labour 124 41.3
Liberal Democrats 21 7.0
Majority 31 10.4
Turnout 300 21.8
Independent hold Swing
Hawkwell West By-Election 6 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 257 40.4 -1.5
Resident 194 30.5
Conservative 185 29.1 +7.3
Majority 63 9.9
Turnout 636
Labour hold Swing
Roche By-Election 30 August 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 241 44.5 -21.8
Conservative 233 43.1 +9.4
Liberal Democrats 45 8.3 +8.3
Independent 22 4.1 +4.1
Majority 8 1.4
Turnout 541 26.9
Labour hold Swing
Sweyne Park By-Election 14 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Mockford 310 59.9
Liberal Democrats Lindsay Frend 112 21.6
Labour Stephen Hinde 95 18.4
Majority 198 38.3
Turnout 517 15.8
Conservative hold Swing
Hockley North By-Election 14 June 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Carter 297 49.5 -27.3
BNP Mark Cooling 176 29.3 +29.3
Liberal Democrats Mark Pearson 127 21.2 +21.2
Majority 121 20.2
Turnout 600 36.6
Conservative hold Swing
Hullbridge By-election, 16 June 2011 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Diane Hoy 757 48.22
Conservative Mark Peter Hale 555 35.35
Labour Angelina Donna Marriott 182 11.59
UKIP Carl Whitwell 76 4.84
Majority 202 12.87
Turnout 1570 29.01
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Rayleigh Central Ward By-election, 1 December 2011[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cheryl Edwina Roe 406 54.8
English Democrat John Hayter 218 29.4
Liberal Democrats Elena Black 117 15.8
Majority 188 25.37
Turnout 741 22.03

References