2004 Epping Forest District Council election

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Elections to Epping Forest Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 37.6%

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Epping Forest Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 3 1 +2 45.8 42.7 12,612 -10.1%
  Liberal Democrats 5 1 2 -1 20.8 30.8 9,073 -2.0%
  Loughton Residents Association 4 1 1 0 16.7 12.8 3,788 +12.8%
  BNP 3 3 0 +3 12.5 3.8 1,109 +3.8%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 4.2 3.2 949 -3.6%
  Labour 0 0 4 -4 0 4.6 1,360 -0.9%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 363 +1.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 249 -0.5%

Ward results[edit]

Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Woollard 699 52.6
Conservative Alan Kilbey 450 33.9
BNP Peter Turpin 179 13.5
Majority 249 18.7
Turnout 1,328 41.3 +5.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Michael Heavens 1,049 51.7 -4.1
Conservative Haluk Ulkun 981 48.3 +4.1
Majority 68 3.4 -8.2
Turnout 2,030 41.2 +11.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Chigwell Row
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Sandler 460 59.4 +8.9
Liberal Democrats Margaret Heavens 315 40.6 -8.9
Majority 145 18.8 +17.8
Turnout 775 47.5 +9.9
Conservative hold Swing
Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Chigwell Residents John Knapman 949 84.2
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Stollar 178 15.8
Majority 771 68.4
Turnout 1,127 37.9 +6.4
Independent hold Swing
Epping Hemnall (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Whitehouse 916
Conservative Susan Perry 880
Liberal Democrats Janet Hedges 873
Conservative Terence Spencer 806
English Democrat Clare Crawford 247
Turnout 3,722 42.0 +12.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Whitbread 1,135 61.7 +14.0
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Black 455 24.7 -12.8
Green Robert Jones 249 13.5 +6.0
Majority 680 37.0 +26.8
Turnout 1,839 40.5 +5.2
Conservative hold Swing
Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Bateman 977 53.9 +14.1
Liberal Democrats Alan Lion 835 46.1 -14.1
Majority 142 7.8
Turnout 1,812 38.9 +10.6
Conservative hold Swing
High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret McEwen 477 71.6 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Susan Miller 189 28.4 +2.4
Majority 288 43.2 -4.8
Turnout 666 40.7 +6.5
Conservative hold Swing
Loughton Alderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Terence Farr 315 28.0
Loughton Residents Association Rosemary Brookes 258 22.9
Conservative Matthew Daniel 251 22.3
Labour Peter Sheen 223 19.8
Liberal Democrats James Cuming 80 7.1
Majority 57 5.1
Turnout 1,127 34.6 +10.8
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Loughton Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Thomas Richardson 357 33.6
Labour Margaret Owen 289 27.2
Conservative Lorne Daniel 259 24.4
Liberal Democrats Christopher Spence 158 14.9
Majority 68 6.4
Turnout 1,063 35.8 +9.3
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Loughton Fairmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Patricia Richardson 258 26.6
Loughton Residents Association Chris Pond 245 25.3
Labour Albert Farren 209 21.6
Conservative Gagan Mohindra 171 17.6
Liberal Democrats Neil Woolcott 86 8.9
Majority 13 1.3
Turnout 969 31.4 +10.9
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Hart 670 48.0
Loughton Residents Association Peter House 518 37.1
Labour Thomas Owen 141 10.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Sinfield 68 4.9
Majority 152 10.9
Turnout 1,397 44.3 +6.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Loughton Residents Association Kenneth Angold-Stephens 665 53.0
Conservative Gaurav Mohindra 231 18.4
Labour Paul Bostock 184 14.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Spencer 175 13.9
Majority 434 44.6
Turnout 1,255 38.2 -0.7
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Loughton St Johns
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Loughton Residents Association Caroline Pond 681 53.0
Conservative Anthony Barritt 441 34.3
Labour Jill Bostock 94 7.3
Liberal Democrats Enid Robinson 68 5.3
Majority 240 18.7
Turnout 1,284 40.2 +7.7
Independent hold Swing
Loughton St Marys (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Loughton Residents Association Anthony Lee 734
Loughton Residents Association Mitchell Cohen 687
Conservative Andrea Stephenson 383
Labour Marion Taylor 112
Labour John McNamara 108
Liberal Democrats Lucille Thompson 98
Turnout 2,122 39.5 +7.3
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Moreton and Fyfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Douglas Kelly 407 49.6 -10.8
Conservative Derek Bates 298 36.3 -3.3
English Democrat Robin Tillbrook 116 14.1 +14.1
Majority 109 13.3 -7.5
Turnout 821 48.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Passingford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Diana Collins 554 82.8 -5.3
Liberal Democrats John Clark 115 17.2 +17.2
Majority 439 65.6 -10.6
Turnout 669 43.1 +11.6
Conservative hold Swing
Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Patricia Rush 798 53.3
Conservative Matthew Hayday 700 46.7
Majority 98 6.6
Turnout 1,498 48.4 +7.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Waltham Abbey Honey Lane (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter McMillan 745
Conservative Demitrous Demetriou 703
Liberal Democrats Peggy Ayre 355
Liberal Democrats Marlis Creevy 324
Turnout 2,127 26.6 +8.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Abbey North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeane Lea 617 56.5 +15.7
Liberal Democrats Christine Akers 476 43.5 -15.7
Majority 141 13.0
Turnout 1,093 35.8 +9.0
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Abbey South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ryan D'souza 423 54.3 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Philip Chadburn 356 45.7 -1.9
Majority 67 8.6 +3.8
Turnout 779 28.8 +6.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

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