1999 Basildon District Council election

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1999 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

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14 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 23 6 13
Seats won 8 5 1
Seats after 23 11 8
Seat change Steady Increase5 Decrease5
Popular vote 12,173 11,401 5,408
Percentage 40.0% 37.4% 17.8%

Basildon UK local election 1999 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1999 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1999 Basildon District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw Labour keep their majority after retaining all the seats they had been defending in Basildon.[5] The Conservatives became the main opposition on the council after gaining seats from the Liberal Democrats in Billericay and Wickford.[6] Overall turnout in the election was 24.3%.[7]

1999 Basildon Local Election Result[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 0 0 Steady 57.1 40.0 12,173 Decrease8.3
  Conservative 5 5 0 Increase5 35.7 37.4 11,401 Increase13.9
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 5 Decrease5 7.1 17.8 5,408 Decrease5.7
  Residents 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.2 1,287 New
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 184 New

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1995 election.

Ward results[edit]

Billericay East[edit]

Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Tony Archer[9] 1,102 52.3%
Liberal Democrats F. Bellard 701 33.3%
Labour P. Reid 304 14.4%
Turnout 23.9%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Billericay West[edit]

Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Stephen Horgan[10] 1,364 47.0%
Residents Taylor G. 1,287 44.3%
Labour L. Howard 253 8.7%
Turnout 27.5%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Burstead[edit]

Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Desmond Lake[11] 1,196 55.2%
Liberal Democrats C. Hands 608 28.0%
Labour M. Viney 364 16.8%
Turnout 24.8%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Fryerns Central[edit]

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Annie Humphries[12] 1,293 68.8%
Conservative W. Marck 350 18.6%
Liberal Democrats S. Dickinson 193 10.3%
Independent A. Viccary 42 2.2%
Turnout 23.6%
Labour hold

Fryerns East[edit]

Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour L. Rossati 1,107 70.3%
Conservative D. Allen 331 21.0%
Liberal Democrats J. Lutton 137 8.7%
Turnout 20.9%
Labour hold

Laindon[edit]

Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tony Bennett[13] 1,081 49.1%
Conservative D. Walsh 769 34.9%
Liberal Democrats V. Howard 209 9.5%
Independent S. Chaney 142 6.5%
Turnout 22.4%
Labour hold

Langdon Hills[edit]

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bob Sears[14] 1,329 49.5%
Conservative S. Hillier 1,177 43.9%
Liberal Democrats M. Dickinson 177 6.6%
Turnout 27.8%
Labour hold

Lee Chapel[edit]

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Lynda Gordon[15] 1,202 64.4%
Conservative S. Popplewell 456 24.4%
Liberal Democrats M. Dale 208 11.1%
Turnout 25.0%
Labour hold

Nethermayne[edit]

Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Joe White[16] 1,128 47.9%
Labour A. Manning 794 33.7%
Conservative S. Allen 434 18.4%
Turnout 34.4%
Liberal Democrats hold

Pitsea East[edit]

Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Keith Bobbin[17] 1,235 50.9%
Conservative K. Blake 990 40.8%
Liberal Democrats J. Baker 201 8.3%
Turnout 23.2%
Labour hold

Pitsea West[edit]

Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Abrahall[18] 1,122 69.0%
Conservative A. Hedley 347 21.4%
Liberal Democrats L. Bellard 156 9.6%
Turnout 19.9%
Labour hold

Vange[edit]

Location of Vange ward
Vange[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Golding[19] 893 65.3%
Conservative R. Cornish 370 27.1%
Liberal Democrats L. Williams 104 7.6%
Turnout 17.4%
Labour hold

Wickford North[edit]

Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Michael Mowe[20] 1,094 43.7%
Liberal Democrats A. Banton 878 35.1%
Labour C. Wilson 532 21.2%
Turnout 27.1%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Wickford South[edit]

Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Don Morris[21] 1,421 50.9%
Liberal Democrats S. Howe 708 25.3%
Labour A. Ede 664 23.8%
Turnout 23.6%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1999". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ "Basildon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b "How the nations voted". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48.
  5. ^ "Elections: Tories seize Wickford and Billericay". Southend Standard. 10 May 1999. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Elections: Southend makes Tories blue". Southend Standard. 10 May 1999. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Local Election Results, 1999". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Basildon District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Billericay East". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Billericay West". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Burstead". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 7 July 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Fryerns Central". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 24 February 2002. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Laindon". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Langdon Hills". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Billericay West". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Nethermayne". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Pitsea East". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Pitsea West". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Vange". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 24 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  20. ^ "Wickford North". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 18 November 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Wickford South". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 18 November 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.