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Election 2012: Thurrock

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

Thurrock

Labour majority: 1

One of six unitary councils in the Anglia region where all the local services are run by a single council rather than two as in most areas. Labour have an overall majority for first time since they lost power to the Conservatives in 2004. The council had been hung since 2007 although Labour became the biggest party in 2011.

New council: Lab 25 (+1), Con 21 (-2), Ind 2 (n/c), UKIP 1 (+1)

2011 share of the vote

Lab 41%, Con 33%, Others 23%, LD 4%

2008 share of the vote

Con 37%, Lab 33%, Others 26%, LD 4%

Council history

1973-79 LAB; 1979-82 NOC; 1982-91 LAB; 1991-92 NOC; 1992-2004 LAB; 2004-07 CON; 2007-present NOC

Electorate: 112,418

Population: 157,200

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