Thurrock Council elections

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Thurrock is a unitary authority 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]

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Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties: [2] [3]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in controlYears
Labour 1973-1979
No overall control 1979-1982
Labour 1982-1998

Unitary authority

YearControlNotes
1997 Labour
2004 Conservative
2007 No overall control Conservative-led administration
2010 No overall control Labour-led administration
2012 Labour
2014 No overall control Labour-led administration
2016 No overall control Conservative-led administration

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

Unitary authority elections

Changes between elections

By-elections

Stifford By-Election 23 July 1998 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour George Watts57856.9-1.8
Conservative Pauline Campbell30430.0-11.3
Liberal Democrats Tracey Ashdown13313.1+13.1
Majority27426.9
Turnout 1,015
Labour hold Swing
Grays By-Election 20 January 2000 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Rosemary McMahon26952.5-11.5
Conservative Kazimierz Rytter15430.1-3.4
Liberal Democrats John Livermore8917.4+8.1
Majority11522.4
Turnout 5128.0
Labour hold Swing
Homesteads By-Election 20 January 2000 [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Everett49046.9-0.4
Labour Denise Cooper41940.1-12.5
Independent James Mallon716.8+6.8
Liberal Democrats David Coward646.1+6.1
Majority716.8
Turnout 1,04417.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Aveley By-Election 25 May 2000 [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Neil Pearce45464.8+25.7
Green Dean Hall24735.2+31.9
Majority20729.6
Turnout 70112.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
East Tilbury By-Election 25 January 2001 [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Independent John Purkiss62367.6+67.6
Labour David Gooding13915.1-49.6
Conservative Robert Barnes13514.6-20.7
Liberal Democrats David Coward252.7+2.7
Majority48452.5
Turnout 92221.4
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Aveley By-Election 6 September 2001 [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Colin Churchman80358.7+19.5
Labour Wahidur Rahman45132.9-0.8
Liberal Democrats John Lathan856.2-17.7
Green Dean Hall312.3-1.0
Majority35125.8
Turnout 1,37024.0
Conservative hold Swing
Little Thurrock Blackshotts By-Election 6 September 2001 [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Benjamin Maney36245.4-16.7
Labour Eunice Southam27434.3+6.1
Independent Geoffrey Slocock11714.7+14.7
Liberal Democrats Mark Meechan455.7-4.0
Majority8811.1
Turnout 79820.8
Conservative hold Swing
Tilbury Riverside By-Election 25 July 2002 [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Kenneth Barrett35872.9-9.3
Liberal Democrats David Coward7014.3+14.3
Conservative Jean Watts6312.9-4.9
Majority28858.6
Turnout 49113.0
Labour hold Swing
Stanford Le Hope East By-Election 29 May 2003 [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Terence Hipsey51140.3-7.2
Liberal Democrats James Thompson42833.8+33.8
Labour Julian Norris32925.9-26.6
Majority836.5
Turnout 1,26829.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Grays Riverside By-Election 4 September 2003 [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
BNP Nicholas Geri55238.2+38.2
Conservative Nicholas Edwards38226.4-3.3
Labour Remia Sear37425.9-25.2
Liberal Democrats John Livermore1379.5-9.7
Majority17011.8
Turnout 1,44522.0
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Grays Riverside By-Election 1 December 2005 [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Val Morris-Cook57542.4+1.8
Conservative Sharon Ponder34825.7-7.2
BNP Emma Colgate34025.1-1.4
Liberal Democrats John Livermore926.8+6.8
Majority22716.7
Turnout 1,35520.0
Labour hold Swing
The Homesteads By-Election 1 December 2005 [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Salvatore Benson66142.2-1.1
Conservative Pauline Tolson53434.1-22.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Riley22014.1+14.1
BNP John Cotter1509.6+9.6
Majority1278.1
Turnout 1,56523.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The resignation of Kevin Wheeler (Thurrock Independent, elected UKIP) on 12 Feb 2018 triggered a by-election in South Ockendon on 22 March 2018, which the Conservatives won on a coin toss. [20]

South Ockendon 22 March 2018 [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Andrew Jefferies69636.1
Labour Les Strange69636.1
Thurrock Independent Jack Duffin53128.8
Majority0
Turnout
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Changes in affiliation

All 17 of UKIP's Thurrock councillors left the party on 27 January 2018. [21] They now sit as the Thurrock Independents group.

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