2005 Essex County Council election

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2005 Essex County Council election

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All 75 seats to Essex County Council
38 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats won 52 13 8
Seat change Increase4 Decrease5 Decrease3
Popular vote 285,899 156,561 147,561
Swing 44.5% 24.3% 22.9%

Essex UK local election 2005 map.svg
Results by electoral division.Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Community Representatives Party in pink and Loughton Residents Association in green.

Majority party before election

Conservative

Majority party after election

Conservative

In the elections to Essex County Council in England in 2005, the Conservative Party retained control with an increased majority, winning 52 of the 75 seats. Labour and the Liberal Democrats both lost seats.

Results[edit]

Essex County Council election, 2005[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 52 Increase 4 44.5 285,899 +2.8
  Labour 13 Decrease 5 24.3 156,561 -6.3
  Liberal Democrats 8 Decrease 3 22.9 147,561 +1.4
  Community Representative 1 Increase 1 0.9 6,003 +0.3
  Loughton Residents 1 Increase 1 0.4 2,734 N/A
  Green 0 Steady 5.6 35,696 +3.7
  Independent 0 Decrease 1 0.3 2,070 -0.6
  BNP 0 Steady 0.2 1,391 N/A
  English Democrat 0 Steady 0.1 8,25 N/A
  Veritas 0 Steady >0.1 158 N/A
Total 75

Results by Electoral Divisions[edit]

Basildon[edit]

Braintree[edit]

Brentwood[edit]

Castle Point[edit]

Chelmsford[edit]

Colchester[edit]

Abbey division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Margaret Fisher 3384 42.9
Labour Scott Harris 1846 23.4
Conservative David Adams 1806 22.9
Green Peter Lynn 852 10.8
Majority 1538 19.5
Turnout 7888
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Constable division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Clover 4943 50.1
Liberal Democrats John Stevens 2333 23.6
Labour John Wood 1925 19.5
Green Roger Bamforth 673 6.8
Majority 2610 26.5
Turnout 9874
Conservative hold Swing
Drury division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Lucas 4049 43.9
Liberal Democrats Gwendoline Ilott 3030 32.9
Labour David Hough 1517 16.5
Green Timothy Glover 618 6.7
Majority 1019 11.0
Turnout 9214
Conservative hold Swing
Maypole division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Bourne 2226 34.8
Liberal Democrats William Frame 2035 31.8
Conservative Robert Davidson 1837 28.7
Green Timothy Glover 299 4.7
Majority 191 3.0
Turnout 9214
Labour hold Swing
Mersea and Tiptree division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Manning-Press 4129 44.8
Labour Audrey Spencer 1916 20.8
Liberal Democrats Craig Sutton 1491 16.2
Canvey Island Independent Party Jonathan Longman 1263 13.7
Green Howard Mettler 428 4.6
Majority 2213 24.0
Turnout 9227
Conservative win (new seat)
Mile End and Highwoods division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Anne Turrell 2646 38.1
Conservative Donald Henshall 2619 37.7
Labour Richard Bingley 1282 18.4
Green Mary Bryan 403 5.8
Majority 27 0.4
Turnout 6950
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Parsons Heath and East Gates division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Theresa Higgins 3312 43.4
Conservative Simon Smith 2280 29.9
Labour Kim Naish 1647 21.6
Green Maria Iacovou 390 5.1
Majority 1032 13.5
Turnout 7629
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Stanway and Pyefleet division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Jowers 4036 44.3
Liberal Democrats Hannah James 2739 30.0
Labour John Spademan 1825 20.0
Green Patience Rogers 514 5.6
Majority 1297 14.3
Turnout 9114
Conservative win (new seat)
Wivenhoe St. Andrew division
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Young 2756 37.1
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Jacobs 2119 28.5
Conservative Neil Stock 1881 25.3
Green Christopher Fox 668 9.0
Majority 637 8.6
Turnout 7424
Labour hold Swing

Epping Forest[edit]

Harlow[edit]

Maldon[edit]

Rochford[edit]

Tendring[edit]

Uttlesford[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Essex". Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Elections". Retrieved 28 January 2014.