1. ITV Report

Election 2012: Basildon

Political composition of Basildon Council following the 2012 local elections Photo: ITV Anglia

Basildon

Conservative overall majority: 10

Labour made three gains at the expense of the Conservatives cutting the Tory majority form 16 to 10.

In the past, Basildon has been a politically volatile council swinging from Labour to Conservative depending on the national mood.

Labour lost the re-drawn parliamentary seat of South Basildon and East Thurrock to the Conservatives in the 2010 General Election.

New council: Con 26 (-3), Lab (+3), LD 2 (n/c)

2011 share of the vote

Con 47%, Lab 31%, Others 14%, LD 9%

2008 share of the vote

Con 48%, Lab 21%, Others 20%, LD 11%

Council history

1973-76 LAB; 1976-82 NOC; 1982-87 LAB; 1987-90 NOC; 1990-91 LAB; 1991-92 NOC; 1992-94 CON; 1994-96 NOC; 1996-2000 LAB; 2000-03 NOC; 2003-present CON

Electorate: 130,198

Population: 174,100

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