Thurrock Council is the local authority for the unitary authority of Thurrock in Essex, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district. One third of the council is elected each year, followed by one year without an election. Since the unitary authority was first elected in 1997, the council has consisted of 49 councillors elected from 20 wards.[1]

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

Unitary authority elections

Changes between elections

By-elections

1998-2002

Stifford By-Election 23 July 1998[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Watts 578 56.9 -1.8
Conservative Pauline Campbell 304 30.0 -11.3
Liberal Democrats Tracey Ashdown 133 13.1 +13.1
Majority 274 26.9
Turnout 1,015
Labour hold Swing
Grays By-Election 20 January 2000[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosemary McMahon 269 52.5 -11.5
Conservative Kazimierz Rytter 154 30.1 -3.4
Liberal Democrats John Livermore 89 17.4 +8.1
Majority 115 22.4
Turnout 512 8.0
Labour hold Swing
Homesteads By-Election 20 January 2000[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Everett 490 46.9 -0.4
Labour Denise Cooper 419 40.1 -12.5
Independent James Mallon 71 6.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrats David Coward 64 6.1 +6.1
Majority 71 6.8
Turnout 1,044 17.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Aveley By-Election 25 May 2000[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Pearce 454 64.8 +25.7
Green Dean Hall 247 35.2 +31.9
Majority 207 29.6
Turnout 701 12.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
East Tilbury By-Election 25 January 2001[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Purkiss 623 67.6 +67.6
Labour David Gooding 139 15.1 -49.6
Conservative Robert Barnes 135 14.6 -20.7
Liberal Democrats David Coward 25 2.7 +2.7
Majority 484 52.5
Turnout 922 21.4
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Aveley By-Election 6 September 2001[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Churchman 803 58.7 +19.5
Labour Wahidur Rahman 451 32.9 -0.8
Liberal Democrats John Lathan 85 6.2 -17.7
Green Dean Hall 31 2.3 -1.0
Majority 351 25.8
Turnout 1,370 24.0
Conservative hold Swing
Little Thurrock Blackshotts By-Election 6 September 2001[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Benjamin Maney 362 45.4 -16.7
Labour Eunice Southam 274 34.3 +6.1
Independent Geoffrey Slocock 117 14.7 +14.7
Liberal Democrats Mark Meechan 45 5.7 -4.0
Majority 88 11.1
Turnout 798 20.8
Conservative hold Swing

2002-2006

Tilbury Riverside By-Election 25 July 2002[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Barrett 358 72.9 -9.3
Liberal Democrats David Coward 70 14.3 +14.3
Conservative Jean Watts 63 12.9 -4.9
Majority 288 58.6
Turnout 491 13.0
Labour hold Swing
Stanford Le Hope East By-Election 29 May 2003[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Hipsey 511 40.3 -7.2
Liberal Democrats James Thompson 428 33.8 +33.8
Labour Julian Norris 329 25.9 -26.6
Majority 83 6.5
Turnout 1,268 29.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Grays Riverside By-Election 4 September 2003[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Nicholas Geri 552 38.2 +38.2
Conservative Nicholas Edwards 382 26.4 -3.3
Labour Remia Sear 374 25.9 -25.2
Liberal Democrats John Livermore 137 9.5 -9.7
Majority 170 11.8
Turnout 1,445 22.0
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Grays Riverside By-Election 1 December 2005[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Val Morris-Cook 575 42.4 +1.8
Conservative Sharon Ponder 348 25.7 -7.2
BNP Emma Colgate 340 25.1 -1.4
Liberal Democrats John Livermore 92 6.8 +6.8
Majority 227 16.7
Turnout 1,355 20.0
Labour hold Swing
The Homesteads By-Election 1 December 2005[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salvatore Benson 661 42.2 -1.1
Conservative Pauline Tolson 534 34.1 -22.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Riley 220 14.1 +14.1
BNP John Cotter 150 9.6 +9.6
Majority 127 8.1
Turnout 1,565 23.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2010-2014

Stifford Clays By-Election 17 October 2013[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Shinnick 646 36.8 -8.3
Conservative Danny Nicklen 570 32.5 +5.6
UKIP Clive Broad 504 28.7 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Kevin Mulroue 35 2.0 -1.5
Majority 76 4.3
Turnout 1,755
Labour hold Swing

2014-2018

West Thurrock and South Stifford By-Election 16 October 2014[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Brookes 903 50.3 +3.0
UKIP Russell Cherry 621 34.6 +0.5
Conservative John Rowles 270 15.1 -0.2
Majority 282 15.7
Turnout 1,794
Labour hold Swing
Aveley and Uplands By-Election 4 December 2014[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Tim Aker 747 41.0 -6.2
Conservative Teresa Webster 520 28.5 -1.2
Labour John O'Regan 338 18.6 +2.4
Independent Eddie Stringer 217 11.9 +11.9
Majority 227 12.5
Turnout 1,822
UKIP hold Swing
West Thurrock and South Stifford By-Election 10 September 2015[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cliff Holloway 629 43.0 -3.9
UKIP Helen Adams 450 30.8 +1.9
Conservative Tony Coughlin 384 26.2 +2.0
Majority 179 12.2
Turnout 1,463
Labour hold Swing

2018-2022

Ockendon 22 March 2018[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Jefferies 696 36.1
Labour Les Strange 696 36.1
Thurrock Ind. Jack Duffin 531 28.8
Majority 0
Turnout
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Aveley and Uplands By-Election 21 March 2019[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Van Day 773 43.6 +16.4
Thurrock Ind. Alan Field 551 31.1 -12.1
Labour Charles Curtis 394 22.2 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Tomas Pilvelis 55 3.1 +3.1
Majority 222 12.5
Turnout 1,773
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Changes in affiliation

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All 17 of UKIP's Thurrock councillors left the party on 27 January 2018.[24] They now[when?] sit as the Thurrock Independents group.

References

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  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thurrock (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Essex and Greater London (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thurrock (Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thurrock (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Thurrock (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2003. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
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  24. ^ "Breaking: All 17 UKIP councillors leave to form new party - Your Thurrock". Your Thurrock. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.