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Full list of Southend-on-Sea local election candidates 2018


As has become something of a tradition, I share below the full list of nominated candidates for the local elections in Southend, on 3rd May 2018. Also as before, I have put sitting councillors in italics, and Labour candidates in bold. The wards and candidates are listed in alphabetical order. If you’re not sure which ward you’re in, the Council’s website has a handy tool which will tell you.

The polls will be open from 07.00 until 22.00 on Thursday 3rd May. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 17th April, whilst the deadline for new postal vote applications is 17.00 on Wednesday 18th April and the deadline for applications to vote by proxy is 17.00 on Wednesday 25 April.

Total No of Cllrs Wards up for re-election No of Candidates
Conservative 28 7 17
Independent 12 6 12
Labour 9 3 17
Liberal Democrat 2 1 16
Green 0 0 8
UKIP 0 0 3
Psychedelic Future Party 0 0 1

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The morning after: dissecting the Southend election results


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The votes have been counted (or, in Martin Terry’s case, weighed) and there were¬†a whole host of new councillors waking up this morning.

I was at the count myself live-tweeting — and live-blogging, when I could keep up — and I saw events as they unfolded. If you haven’t seen the results yet, you can take a look here. It’s okay, I’ll wait. Done?

So the big story is the one that the BBC are currently trailing; the surge of UKIP across the country. But it wasn’t just UKIP, so how did everyone else do?

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