2015 Thurrock Council election

The 2015 Thurrock Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Thurrock Council in England.[2] This was on the same day as the general election and other local elections. Elections were held in 16 wards for seats that were last contested in 2011, to elect roughly one third of the council.

Thurrock Council election, 2015[1]
← 2014 7 May 2015 2016 →

16 of the 49 seats to Thurrock Council
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative UKIP
Seats won 4 5 7
Seats after 18 17 13
Seat change Decrease5 Decrease1 Increase7

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 0
Seats after 1
Seat change Decrease1

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

Following the election, the Labour minority administration continued in government.

ResultEdit

Thurrock Local Election Result 2015[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UKIP 7 7 0 +7 43.8 35.8 21,735
  Conservative 5 0 1 -1 31.2 29.3 17,823
  Labour 4 0 5 -5 25 32.1 19,524
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 139
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 2.5 1541

Council CompositionEdit

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

23 18 6 2
Labour Conservative UKIP I

After the election the composition of the council was:

18 17 13 1
Labour Conservative UKIP I

I - Independent

Results by wardEdit

Each of the 16 wards elected one councillor for this election. Incumbent councillors are marked by an asterisk.

Aveley & UplandsEdit

Aveley & Uplands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Peter Smith 1,598 40.1 +16.6
Conservative Teresa Dawn Webster 1,120 28.1 +0.2
Labour John O'Regan 896 22.5 +0.4
Independent John Livermore 373 9.3 N/A
Majority 478 12.0
Turnout 3,987 61.0 +25.8
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

BelhusEdit

Belhus
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Graham Hamilton 1,749 44.3 +29.3
Labour Charles John Curtis* 1,366 34.6 -17.1
Conservative John Frederick Biddall 833 21.1 +1.5
Majority 383 9.7
Turnout 3,948 57.5 +26.9
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Chadwell St. MaryEdit

Chadwell St. Mary
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Russell Cherry 1,967 44.2 +32.3
Labour Susan Joyce Shinnick 1,518 34.1 -19.2
Conservative Lee Dove 968 21.7 -2.0
Majority 449 10.1
Turnout 4,453 62.3 +31.3
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Chafford & North StiffordEdit

Chafford & North Stifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Steven Coxshall 1,491 42.0 -13.2
Labour Michael Bullion 1,096 30.9 +2.0
UKIP James Mower 960 27.1 +19.4
Majority 395 11.1
Turnout 3,547 65.9 +36.7
Conservative hold Swing

Coxshall previously served as Councillor for the Corringham & Fobbing ward from 2011-2015.

Corringham & FobbingEdit

Corringham & Fobbing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Carol Stewart 1,279 41.3 -5.3
UKIP Clive Herbert Broad 1,078 34.8 +20.0
Labour Theresa Wodehouse 741 23.9 -10.2
Majority 201 6.5
Turnout 3,098 71.0 +27.0
Conservative hold Swing

East TilburyEdit

East Tilbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP James Nicholas Baker 1,004 33.7 +27.4
Independent John Ronald Purkiss* 951 31.9 -25.8
Labour Dorothy Millicent Turner 529 17.8 -1.4
Conservative Steven Ronnie Scott Cole 496 16.6 +3.3
Majority 53 1.8
Turnout 2,980 64.0 +30.4
UKIP gain from Independent Swing

Grays RiversideEdit

Grays Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Catherine Pothecary 1,721 42.0 -10.8
UKIP Daniel Jukes 1,226 29.9 +23.6
Conservative Jack Edwin Barnes 1,012 24.7 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Kevin Barry Mulroue 139 3.4 -2.8
Majority 495 12.1
Turnout 4,098 55.0 +27.8
Labour hold Swing

Grays ThurrockEdit

Grays Thurrock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Angela Kent* 1,794 43.5 -9.3
UKIP Michael Heaver 1,323 32.0 +23.8
Conservative Adam Carter 1,013 24.5 -1.3
Majority 471 11.5
Turnout 4,130 65.0 +28.9
Labour hold Swing

Little Thurrock RectoryEdit

Little Thurrock Rectory
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Anthony Kelly* 1,204 38.6 -8.3
UKIP Michael Wager 1,078 34.6 +22.8
Labour Vincent William Offord 837 26.8 -11.4
Majority 126 4.0
Turnout 3,119 68.7 +13.0
Conservative hold Swing

OckendonEdit

Ockendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Kevin Wheeler 1,991 44.1 +35.6
Conservative Benjamin Robert Gadsby 1,297 28.8 -9.5
Labour Anthony William Fish 1,224 27.1 -14.5
Majority 694 15.3
Turnout 4,512 64.4 +25.5
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Stanford East & Corringham TownEdit

Stanford East & Corringham Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Colin Churchman 1,653 40.5 +22.0
Conservative Gary Allen Collins 1,362 33.3 -3.5
Labour Philip George Smith* 1,072 26.2 -15.8
Majority 291 7.2
Turnout 4,087 63.6 +22.7
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Stanford-Le-Hope WestEdit

Stanford-Le-Hope West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shane Steven Hebb* 1,308 42.9 +3.4
UKIP Alan David Broad 946 31.1 +10.6
Labour Elizabeth Vine 791 26.0 -9.9
Majority 362 11.8
Turnout 3,045 65.9 +26.8
Conservative hold Swing

Stifford ClaysEdit

Stifford Clays
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Leslie Gamester 1,452 41.6 +17.1
Labour Eleanor Lowe 1,075 30.8 -14.3
Conservative Michelle Ditol Macadangdang 962 27.6 +0.7
Majority 377 10.8
Turnout 3,489 68.7 +28.3
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

The HomesteadsEdit

The Homesteads
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Maria Tolson* 1,967 42.4 -0.8
UKIP Stephen John Andrews 1,446 31.1 +15.0
Labour Linda Kathleen Hall 1,013 21.8 -13.3
Independent Gary James Byrne 217 4.7 N/A
Majority 521 11.3
Turnout 4,643 71.0 25.5
Conservative hold Swing

Tilbury Riverside & Thurrock ParkEdit

Tilbury Riverside & Thurrock Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clare Esther Baldwin* 1,032 40.7 -9.0
UKIP Charlotte Compton 1,027 40.5 N/A
Conservative Scott James Benton 477 18.8 +7.0
Majority 5 0.2
Turnout 2,536 58.4 +28.1
Labour hold Swing

West Thurrock & South StiffordEdit

West Thurrock & South Stifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Victoria Claire Holloway* 2,009 45.9 -5.7
UKIP Sarah Curtis 1,237 28.9 N/A
Conservative John Francis Rowles 1,034 24.2 -7.7
Majority 772 18.0
Turnout 4,280 56.0 27.5
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thurrock Council
  2. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  3. ^ Thurrock Council
  4. ^ Election results