Basildon Borough Council

Conservatives gain control of Basildon council

The Conservatives swung Basildon Borough Council in their favour, a council which previously had no overall control but had a Labour leader. Read the full election 2021 story from Essex here.

2021 Conservative gain from no overall control, change from 2019

Counting complete. After 15 of 15 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 10
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +4
    • Councillors overall total 22
  2. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 3
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -2
    • Councillors overall total 12
  3. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 2
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 8
  4. UK Independence Party

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -3
    • Councillors overall total 0
  1. Three-hour queue at Essex recycling centre

    Pete Cooper

    BBC News

    Many recycling centres across the East have reopened today and there have been long queues.

    In Northampton, the queue outside one tip meant there were delays in the post leaving from the nearby Royal Mail sorting office.

    While in Essex, the queues outside the centre at Pitsea were up to three hours earlier this afternoon.

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