Castle Point Borough Council elections

Map showing the composition of Castle Point Borough Council as of December 2014. Conservatives in blue, Canvey Island Independent Party in light grey, UK Independence Party in purple and independent in dark grey.

One third of Castle Point Borough Council in Essex, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Until 2003 the whole council was elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 41 councillors have been elected from 14 wards.[1]

Political controlEdit

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

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1995
Labour 1995 - 2003
Conservative 2003 - 2014
No overall control 2014
Conservative 2014–present

Council electionsEdit

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2003 election increasing the number of seats by 2.[4]

Year Conservative Canvey Island Independent UK Independence Party Independent Labour Notes
1973[5] 19 0 0 0 20
1976[5] 36 0 0 0 3
1979[5] 38 0 0 0 1 New ward boundaries[6]
1983[5] 38 0 0 0 1
1987[7] 39 0 0 0 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[8]
1991[9] 36 0 0 0 3
1995[10] 5 0 0 0 34
1999[11] 15 0 0 0 24
2003[4] 39 0 0 0 2 New ward boundaries[12]
2004[13] 35 6 0 0 0
2006[14] 29 11 0 0 1
2007[15] 26 15 0 0 0
2008[16] 25 15 0 0 1
2010[17] 25 16 0 0 0
2011[18] 25 16 0 0 0
2012[1] 25 15 0 1 0
2014[2] 20 16 5 0 0
2015 22 13 3 3 0
2016 22 14 3 0 0
2018 27 14 0 0 0
2019 25 16 0 0 0

Borough result mapsEdit

By-election resultsEdit

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[19] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Cedar Hall 10 April 1997 Labour Labour
Canvey Island East 22 October 1998 Labour Labour
St. Georges by-election 19 July 2001 Labour Labour
Boyce by-election 30 September 2004 Conservative Conservative
Canvey Island North by-election 8 September 2005 Conservative Labour
St Marys by-election (first seat) 20 December 2007 Conservative Conservative
St Marys by-election (second seat) 20 December 2007 Conservative Labour
Canvey Island East by-election 30 October 2014 Canvey Independent Independent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Councillors". Castle Point Borough Council. Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Castle Point". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  3. ^ Mansfield, Katie (5 November 2014). "Defector gives power back to Conservatives". The Echo. NewsBank.
  4. ^ a b "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d "Council compositions by year". Elections Centre.
  6. ^ The District of Castle Point (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  7. ^ "Results in Thursday's local elections". The Times. NewsBank. 9 May 1987.
  8. ^ The Basildon and Castle Point (Areas) Order 1984
  9. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1991.
  10. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections - Council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 6 May 1995.
  11. ^ "Castle Point". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  12. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Castle Point (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Castle Point : Council election results, June 10". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 11 June 2004.
  14. ^ "Local elections: Castle Point". BBC News Online. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  15. ^ "Voting for us was a matter of trust". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 7 May 2007.
  16. ^ "Castle Point". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  17. ^ "Castle Point". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  18. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  19. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 27 July 2014.

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