Conservatives Make Major Gains Across Brentwood
Elections gains at Brentwood Borough Council and Essex County Council
We are delighted to have made substantial gains across Brentwood Borough following last week’s local elections. We took a seat from each of the three opposition groups on the Borough council and also gained a County Council seat from the Liberal Democrats in Brentwood South division.
- Local school teacher Thomas Heard was successfully elected as the new councillor for Shenfield with a majority of 208 votes over his Liberal-democrat rival.
- Thomas Bridge won Tipps Cross ward for the Conservatives, joining Cllr Peter Jakobsson to represent the residents of Blackmore, Hook End, Wyatts Green and Stondon Massey.
- Will Russell was returned as a councillor for Brentwood West with a significant majority of 146 votes over his Liberal-Democrat opponent.
- Popular local Councillor Mark Reed was re-elected in Hutton South receiving over 72% of the vote.
- Andy Wiles also beat his Labour opponent for Borough by a nail-biting 10 votes to return as councillor for Brentwood South ward. He also went on to defeat the Liberal Democrats for the Brentwood South County Division.
- Keith Barber was elected in Hutton North ward for the first time, with former Borough Councillor Louise McKinlay being re-elected as County Councillor for Brentwood Hutton Division.
- County Cllr Lesley Wagland was re-elected to Essex County Council for Brentwood Rural division and was also elected to Brentwood Borough Council representing Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing ward.
- Garry White was newly elected as Borough Councillor for Hutton Central ward.
- Christine Gelderbloem was elected for Brizes and Doddinghurst ward with a majority of 680.
Chairman of the Brentwood and Ongar Conservatives Keith Barber said :
“We are very grateful to everyone who came out to support us on Thursday which helped us to gain four seats locally here in Brentwood. We were disappointed not to have taken Warley ward this time as we had a great local candidate in Jason Gibson and he only missed by the narrowest of margins.
We were delighted to see many newly elected councillors around our Borough, such as Thomas Heard in Shenfield, Chrissy Gelderbloem in Brizes and Doddinghurst and Lesley Wagland in Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing. I myself look forward to building on the good work of Louise McKinlay here in Hutton North.
We presented a positive programme for Brentwood Borough and also for the county of Essex. Local residents really liked what they saw from us and voted Conservative in large numbers. We will continue to work hard for the people of Brentwood and continue to deliver on our commitments to build a better Borough.”
You can view all of the election results by clicking the links below :
Brentwood Borough Council Elections
Essex County Council Elections