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Southend-on-Sea local elections

One third of Southend-on-Sea Unitary council in Essex, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2001, 51 councillors have been elected from 17 wards.[1]

Political control

Since 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1997–2000
Conservative 2000 – present

Council elections

By-election results

Chalkwell By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,353 48.1 +13.6
Liberal Democrat 1,283 45.6 +11.6
Labour 176 6.3 -7.5
Majority 70 2.5
Turnout 2,812 29.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Shoeburyness By-Election 19 July 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Allan Cole 509 48.8 -0.8
Labour George Saville 400 38.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Barry Godwin 133 12.8 +1.7
Majority 109 10.4
Turnout 1,042 14.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Chalkwell By-Election 5 May 2005[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Carlile 1,870 44.7
Liberal Democrat Stephen Vincent 1,146 27.4
Labour Lydia Sookias 772 18.4
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Leonard Lierens 219 5.2
Independent John Bacon 179 4.3
Majority 724 17.3
Turnout 4,186 57.4
West Shoebury By-Election 7 December 2006[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Day 765 56.2 +12.2
BNP Terence Jellis 243 17.9 +4.9
Labour Lars Davidsson 180 13.2 +13.2
Liberal Democrat Mary Betson 173 12.7 +5.7
Majority 522 38.3
Turnout 1,361 18.5
Conservative hold Swing
Shoeburyness By-Election 20 September 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Michael Assenheim 666 34.0 +6.0
Conservative Graham Hill 494 25.2 -8.8
Labour Anne Chalk 460 23.5 +3.5
BNP Alisdair Lewis 273 13.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Jane Dresner 66 3.4 -1.6
Majority 172 8.8
Turnout 1,959 25.3
Independent gain from Conservative Swing


  • By-election results

External links

  • Southend-on-Sea Council
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