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Local Elections 2014: Basildon

There are elections for one-third of the seats on Basildon Council on Thursday 22 May 2014 Photo: ITV News Anglia

Conservative majority: 6

The Conservatives are battling to save a slim majority on Basildon Council against Labour. The party re-gained an overall majority in 2003 but are within three seats of losing it. However Labour are some way off winning a majority of their own.

The council tends to sway with the national political mood and swings between Labour and the Tories with long periods when no party is in overall control.

There are elections for 15 of the 42 seats on the council.

Current standing of councillors on the council Credit: ITV News Anglia

Wards with elections

  • Billericay East
  • Billericay West
  • Burstead
  • Crouch
  • Fryerns
  • Laindon Park
  • Langdon Hills
  • Lee Chapel (2 seats)
  • Nethermayne
  • Pitsea North West
  • Pitsea South East
  • Wickford Castledon
  • Wickford North
  • Wickford Park
Share of the vote on the council in recent elections Credit: ITV News Anglia

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

  • Population: 174,497
  • Households: 72,746
  • Area: 42 square miles

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 22 May 2014.

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