Monday, 17 April 2017

Essex County Council elections, number of candidates standing



There are 75 seats up for grabs in the Essex County Council elections in May.

The parties have the following number of candidates:

75 Labour
75 Conservative
72 Liberal Democrat
59 UKIP
54 Green
27 Others

Only two parties have a full slate, an indication of the health of the parties on the ground. Only Labour and the Conservatives can claim to completely cover the County of Essex.

The following table shows the seats won by the major parties in the Essex County Council elections from 1965.


Labour
Conservative
Liberal Democrat
Green
UKIP
others
Total
1965
29
43
1



73
1967
13
60
0



73
1970
11
62
0


9
82
1973
40
47
5


5
97
1977
12
79
2



93
1981
32
51
13


2
98
1985
29
45
23


1
98
1989
26
57
14


1
98
1993
33
32
32


1
98
1997
14
27
12


1
54
2001
19
49
10


1
79
2005
13
52
8


2
75
2009
1
60
12


2
75
2013
9
42
9
2
9
4
75

I am not sure what counts as success for Labour, but I would be content with anything that improves on the 2013 result.

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