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MPs welcome Conservative control of Basildon Council

10th May 2021
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

In this year’s local elections there was a lot up for grabs which included around 5,000 council seats, a by-election in Hartlepool, thirteen elected mayors in England and 39 Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales. There were also elections to the Scottish Parliament (129 seats), Welsh Assembly (60 seats) and London Assembly (25 seats), the last combined with the London mayoral election.

Basildon Borough Council swung from No Overall Control to the Conservatives. The Conservatives further gained 6 seats on Thurrock Council, increasing their overall majority from the previous election.

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, was also re-elected on the first ballot with a majority of 135,000.

Stephen Metcalfe MP said: 

“I am pleased to see this year’s local election results and I especially welcome the win for Basildon, with the Conservatives taking control of the council. I was also pleased to see that we gained 6 seats on Thurrock Council.

I further welcome the re-election of our Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst. I am confident Roger will continue his great leadership in carrying out his plan to make our local communities safer.

I look forward to working alongside them all as we build back better across Essex.”

John Baron MP said:

“I congratulate all election candidates of all parties, successful and unsuccessful. Our democracy depends on people putting themselves forward to serve the public, and those who take the initiative deserve our thanks and appreciation.”

“As a Conservative, I am delighted with our local successes which have enabled us to take back control of Basildon Borough Council. A lot of hard work has gone into this, and it is good to see this pay off. I look forward to working with the new council on a wide range of important issues.”