1999 Harlow District Council election

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1999 Harlow District Council election
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14 of the 42 seats to Harlow District Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Seats before 38 1 3
Seats won 9 3 2
Seats after 34 4 4
Seat change Decrease4 Increase3 Increase1
Popular vote 7,501 5,082 2,993
Percentage 47.4% 32.1% 18.9%

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

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1999 Harlow District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Harlow 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.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Labour remained in control of the council with 34 of the 42 seats, compared to 4 each for the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.[3] Labour won 9 of the 14 seat contested, but lost 3 seats to the Conservatives in Great Parndon, Kingsmoor and Potter Street wards.[3] The Liberal Democrats also gained a seat from Labour in Mark Hall South, while retaining a seat in Stewards ward.[3] Overall turnout at the election was 29.85%.[4]

Harlow local election result 1999[2][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 0 4 Decrease4 64.3 47.4 7,501 Decrease5.6
  Conservative 3 3 0 Increase3 21.4 32.1 5,082 Increase5.0
  Liberal Democrat 2 1 0 Increase1 14.3 18.9 2,993 Decrease1.0
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 156 Increase1.0
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 79 Increase0.5

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

Ward results[edit]

Brays Grove[edit]

Location of Brays Grove ward
Brays Grove[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Cameron 483 59.8 -11.8
Conservative Joshua Jolles 212 26.2 +9.9
Liberal Democrat Ian Jackson 113 14.0 +1.8
Majority 271 33.5 -21.8
Turnout 808 28.0
Labour hold Swing

Great Parndon[edit]

Location of Great Parndon ward
Great Parndon[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Patrick McClarnon 578 48.5
Labour Mark Wilkinson 517 43.4
Liberal Democrat Nick Spenceley 96 8.1
Majority 61 5.1
Turnout 1,191 38.8
Conservative gain from Labour

Katherines with Sumners[edit]

Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Katherines with Sumners[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Long 577 49.3 +5.1
Conservative Simon Carter 472 40.3 -1.3
Liberal Democrat Harry Ackland-Snow 121 10.3 -3.9
Majority 105 9.0 +6.4
Turnout 1,170 25.0
Labour hold Swing

Kingsmoor[edit]

Location of Kingsmoor ward
Kingsmoor[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Churchill 581 45.5 +2.1
Labour Greg Peck 530 41.5 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Addison 137 10.7 -2.7
Green Geoffrey McMullan 29 2.3 +2.3
Majority 51 4.0 +3.8
Turnout 1,277 28.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Latton Bush[edit]

Location of Latton Bush ward
Latton Bush[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Jones 538 57.4 -0.5
Conservative Vivien Ross 235 25.1 -3.6
Liberal Democrat Julian Edwards 164 17.5 +4.1
Majority 303 32.3 +3.2
Turnout 937 24.0
Labour hold Swing

Little Parndon[edit]

Location of Little Parndon ward
Little Parndon[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Young 674 64.3 -3.3
Conservative Sue Livings 214 20.4 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Anthony Davis 161 15.3 +3.7
Majority 460 43.9 -3.0
Turnout 1,049 28.8
Labour hold Swing

Mark Hall North[edit]

Mark Location of Hall North ward
Mark Hall North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Bellairs 397 56.0 -6.8
Conservative Mark Gough 217 30.6 +6.4
Liberal Democrat Michael Atkinson 95 13.4 +0.4
Majority 180 25.4 -13.2
Turnout 709 34.0
Labour hold Swing

Mark Hall South[edit]

Location of Mark Hall South ward
Mark Hall South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Macy 707 49.5 +13.6
Labour Terry Kent 619 43.4 -10.7
Conservative George Reynolds 101 7.1 -2.9
Majority 88 6.2
Turnout 1,427 39.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Netteswell East[edit]

Location of Netteswell East ward
Netteswell East[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bernie Jones 469 65.0
Conservative Emma Thomas 153 21.2
Liberal Democrat Sheila Herbert 99 13.7
Majority 316 43.8
Turnout 721 26.6
Labour hold

Old Harlow[edit]

Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Derek Fenny 757 47.2
Conservative Michael Garnett 666 41.5
Liberal Democrat Gareth Higgins 182 11.3
Majority 91 5.7
Turnout 1,605 33.0
Labour hold

Passmores[edit]

Locations of Passmores ward
Passmores[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janet Evans 483 47.6 -16.0
Conservative Edward Johnson 395 38.9 +17.9
Liberal Democrat Paul Lawton 137 13.5 -1.9
Majority 88 8.7 -33.8
Turnout 1,015 29.0
Labour hold Swing

Potter Street[edit]

Location of Potter Street ward
Potter Street[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graeme Archer 1,036 49.5 +16.4
Labour Sue Burgess 660 31.5 -9.7
Liberal Democrat Stanley Ward 193 9.2 -16.5
Independent Jock Arnott 156 7.4 +7.4
Green William Powell 50 2.4 +2.4
Majority 376 17.9
Turnout 2,095 29.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Stewards[edit]

Location of Stewards ward
Stewards[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lorna Spenceley 658 70.8 +5.9
Labour Sandra Rootsey 201 21.6 -7.1
Conservative Stephen Butt 71 7.6 +1.2
Majority 457 49.1 +12.8
Turnout 930 25.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Tye Green[edit]

Location of Tye Green ward
Tye Green[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Matthew Shepherd 596 68.0 -2.3
Conservative Charles Ross 151 17.2 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Robert Thurston 130 14.8 +0.5
Majority 445 50.7 -4.1
Turnout 877 25.0
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Local Councils: Results round-up - Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 7 May 1999. p. 4.
  3. ^ a b c "Tories delighted with election". Greater London, Kent, and Surrey Counties Publications. NewsBank. 15 May 1999.
  4. ^ "Results". Greater London, Kent, and Surrey Counties Publications. NewsBank. 5 May 2000.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Election of councillors 1999 - results". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 14 January 2001. Retrieved 29 December 2014.