Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

A third of the seats in Southend-on-Sea were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 29 Change+4


Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 11 Change+2


Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 9 Change-1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 2 ChangeNo results


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-5
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Record numbers go to Southend Pier

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A record number of people visited Southend Pier in May this year.

Southend Pier

Southend Pier saw a total of 47,048 visitors last month, the largest number for May since official records started in 2006.

The previous record was in 2016 when 37,349 visited the pier that month.

James Courtenay, executive councillor for growth on Southend Council, which owns the pier, said it was "very encouraging".

"While some of this can be attributed to the good weather, boat trips from the pier, pop-up attractions and regular events have all played their part in this month’s success," he said.

Polling under way for local elections

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Polling has begun for elections for some district and unitary councils in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Across the country, 150 local authorities are electing new councillors, and there are six mayoral contests.

A polling station

Councils holding elections here are:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge City and Peterborough City
  • Essex: Colchester Borough, Basildon District, Harlow, Brentwood Borough, Castle Point Borough, Rochford District and Southend Borough
  • Norfolk: Great Yarmouth Borough and Norwich City
  • Suffolk: Ipswich Borough

In most places, a third of seats are being contested.

Polling stations close at 22:00 and BBC East will be providing live online coverage afterwards.