2019 Thurrock Council election

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2019 Thurrock Council election
← 2018 2 May 2019

16 of the 49 seats to Thurrock Council
25 seats needed for a majority
Turnout26.88%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Thurrock Independent
Seats before 23 17 9
Seats after 22 17 9
Seat change -1 0 0

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats before 0
Seats after 1
Seat change +1

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2019 Thurrock Council election was held on 2 May 2019 to elect members of the Thurrock Council in England.[1][2]

Election[edit]

A third of the seats will be elected on 2 May 2019.[1] Prior to the election, the council was under no overall control, governed by a minority Conservative administration. They held 23 of 49 seats, while Labour held 17 seats, followed by the Thurrock Independents on 9 seats.

Elections will be held in sixteen wards total, with Conservative, Labour, and Thurrock Independent candidates standing in each ward. UKIP are standing two candidates. The Green Party, the Liberal Democrats, and the British Union & Sovereignty Party are standing one candidate in Chafford & North Stifford, Grays Riverside, and Belhus respectively. There are also two independents standing for election in Thurrock.

Results Summary[edit]

Changes in vote share are calculated from the 2015 election result, which was the last time this set of wards were up for election.

Prior to the election one seat was vacant.

2019 Thurrock Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 6 Decrease1 16 22 8,922 31.7 Increase2.4
  Labour 5 Increase1 12 17 8,895 31.6 Decrease0.5
  Thurrock Independent 5 Steady 4 9 8,163 29.0 New
  Independent 1 Increase1 0 1 1,274 4.5 Increase2.0
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0 0 399 1.4 Increase1.2
  UKIP 0 Steady 0 0 344 1.2 Decrease34.6
  Green 0 Steady 0 0 145 0.5 New

Candidates[edit]

Aveley & Uplands[edit]

Aveley & Uplands, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Churchman* 660 43.8%
Labour Charles Curtis 333 22.1%
Thurrock Independent Peter Smith 513 34.1%

Belhus[edit]

Belhus, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Union & Sovereignty Dave Bradshaw 148 8.5%
Conservative Romanus Nwakuna 255 14.7%
Labour Lee Watson 660 38.1%
Thurrock Independent Chris Baker* 670 38.7%

Chadwell St. Mary[edit]

Chadwell St. Mary, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Georgette Polley 301 16.8% -3.2%
Conservative Paul Polley 267
Independent Stephen Andrews 142 7.9% N/A
Labour Daniel Chukwu 863 48.1% -18.9%
Labour Sara Muldowney 783
Thurrock Independent Stacey Clark 456
Thurrock Independent Steve Minett 488 27.2% +14.2%

Chafford & North Stifford[edit]

Chafford & North Stifford, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Coxshall* 624 47.5% +2.2%
Green Julian Puttergill 145 11% N/A
Labour Rafal Zak 354 26.9 -6.3%
Thurrock Independent Graham Hamilton 190 14.5% N/A

Corringham & Fobbing[edit]

Corringham & Fobbing, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Deborah Huelin 848 59.8% +12.7%
Labour John Cecil 316 22.3% +1.1%
Thurrock Independent Gbenga Olajugbagbe 255 18% N/A

East Tilbury[edit]

East Tilbury, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Glenn Stanley 161 10.2%
Independent Fraser Massey 984 62.6%
Labour Jacqueline Dobson 158 10%
Thurrock Independent Oliver Smith 74 4.7%
UKIP Michael Keal 196 12.5%

Grays Riverside[edit]

Grays Riverside, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gurjit Thandi 299 17.4% -8.6%
Labour Jane Pothecary 800 46.6% -9.4%
Liberal Democrats Kevin McNamara 399 23.3% N/A
Thurrock Independent Kanlayani Sisasima 218 12.7% -5.3%

Grays Thurrock[edit]

Grays Thurrock, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Thandi 513 27.2%
Labour Catherine Kent 925 49.2%
Thurrock Independent Shelby Mayes 445 23.6%

Little Thurrock[edit]

Little Thurrock, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Kelly 586 40.4% -14.6%
Labour Les Strange 289 19.9% -12.1%
Thurrock Independent Russell Cherry 426 29.4% +16.4%
UKIP Neil Rivett 148 10.2% N/A

Ockendon[edit]

Ockendon, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Jefferies 982 41.1% +8.1%
Labour Ruth Clapham 745 31.2% -6.8%
Thurrock Independent Jan Baker 663 27.7% -1.3%

Stanford East & Corringham Town[edit]

Stanford East & Corringham Town, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roy Jones 709 37%
Labour Carl Morris 394 20.6%
Thurrock Independent Shane Ralph 812 42.4%

Stanford-le-Hope West[edit]

Stanford-le-Hope West, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Shane Hebb 921 61.1% +18.3%
Labour Clifford Holloway 274 18.1% -9.3%
Thurrock Independent Michael Fawcett 313 20.8% N/A

Stifford Clays[edit]

Stifford Clays, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Snell 485 30.6%
Labour Jennifer Craft 492 31%
Thurrock Independent Jennifer Smith 610 38.4%

The Homesteads[edit]

The Homesteads, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Arnold 946 42.3%
Labour Dan Norton 328 14.7%
Thurrock Independent Gary Byrne 960 42.9%

Tilbury Riverside & Thurrock Park[edit]

Tilbury Riverside & Thurrock Park, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Daryl Palmer 103 8.3% -4.7%
Labour Clare Baldwin 429 34.5% -10.5%
Thurrock Independent Allen Mayes 712 57.2% +15.2%

West Thurrock & South Stifford[edit]

West Thurrock & South Stifford, 2 May 2019[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joseph Kaley 262 19.1% -8.9%
Labour Victoria Holloway 752 54.8% -2.2%
Thurrock Independent Jimmy Mower 358 26.1% +16.1%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thurrock Council Elections and election results".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF).