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6th May 2010
Labour pulled a few back winning all three in Heaton and one in Gooshays bringing them to a total of four on the Hill and five borough wide. The Lib Dems lost their single seat and the Conservatives and Independents lost one each. Leaving the Conservatives on 33 and with a firm grip on the council. But internal divisions within the Conservatives were building up.

GOOSHAYS

 

AGOSTINI, Ilaria LAB 1562
BULL, Dennis Robert CON 1682
DICKINSON-SMITH, Graham IND 616
HOLT, Jonathan David Roscoe
IND 390
LLEWELLYN-ROTHSCHILD, Marcus Christian Sebastian CON 1551
MURRAY, Patrick Thomas
Lab 1869
STAFFORD, Jeffery Georqe Lab 1603
STEFF, Antony Alan BNP 1445
STEFF, Kelly Margaret BNP 1346
WELLS. Keith Frank CON 1614
WISE, Lucia Quinno IND 509
WOOLERTON, Bryan George UKIP 944

 

HEATON

 

BRAUN, Michael Edward BNP 954
CLARK, Patricia Ann Taylor CON 1566
DARVILL, Keith Ernest
LAB 1823
DE WULVERTON, Ian Roy UKIP 810
FOX, Christine Susan CON 1614
KETTLEY, Mark Andrew IND 459
MCGEARY, Paut Stephen LAB 1696
MYATTh Anne Maria IND 363
O'FLYNN. Denis Raymond LAB 1739
RYAN, Christopher Peter Richard CON 1521
WHELPLEY. William Thomas BNP 945
WILLERS, Peter John IND
306

 

2013; Gooshays by election, forced by the death of Conservative Dennis Bull. UKIP entered the council for the first time.

Lawrence James Webb UKIP Local Residents 831
Christine Anne McGeary Labour Party 569
Marcus Christian Sebastian Llewellyn-Rothschild Conservative Party 280
Darren Christopher Wise Harold Wood Hill Park Residents Assn 227
Mick Braun British National Party 202
Malvin Paul Brown Residents' Association of London 24

 

 

This Gooshays line up is my all-time favourite list of candidate names. Labour came up with the exotic Ilaria Agostina. The Residents chipped in with two, Lucia Quirino Wise and a double barreller Graham Dickinson-Smith.
But to my mind the Tories blew them all away with a man who must have been christened 200 years ago, the superbly encumbered Marcus Christian Sebastian Llewellyn-Rothschild, now that is simply stupendous. You can only guess at how inferior I feel at reading that; Del Smith, I am reduced to saying it at a whisper. There were times I thought that I might use my middle name to add a bit of gravitas, Arthur. After all there was once a king called Arthur but I had second thoughts because it was usually pronounced Arfer and I guessed my friends and neighbours wouldn't get the link. I bet Llewellyn-Rothschild wears a monocle, plus fours and has a speech impediment, things I could have only ever dreamed of possessing.
Anyway all these fancy monikers didn’t help because the winners were all straight down the line pukka Harold Hill names. Denny Boy, Paddy Murray, and Keefy. Maybe it’s a lesson for the selection committees.

I don't know many of these candidates, Jeff Stafford was and is a long standing friend of mine, on occasions he would turn out for the Brentwood & Havering Labour Party Cricket Club's Thursday evening games at Havering atte Bower. He claimed to be not much use as a cricketer. Jeff has a reputation for honesty, he didn't disapoint, but he showed willing. He always turned up on a bike and Havering atte Bower is one of the highest points in Havering, I admired him for that. The Tory Keith Wells I saw once on a public platform at a Harold Hill police meeting. He had the advantage of living on Harold Hill but he didn't impress. Dennis Bull had been a councillor at the same time as me in the 90's so I had come across him on many previous occasions. I saw him as a bit player in the Tory administration nice enough but a misguided old buffer. I have no idea what he made of me, though I always got the impression that he was cautious and wary of me. I never met Pat Murray or any of the other candidates.

I left the Council in 1997 but I did meet Dennis on one later occasion in 2006, when I contacted him as my ward councillor regarding the rubbish in Leamington Rd woods. We met on site and had a chat. He looked older and he had some difficulty walking but he wandered slowly around the Leamington Woods with me. He agreed the litter clearance was unsatisfactory and said he would follow it up and he did. But it wasn't good enough and we ended up taking the council to court. Dennis was a retired self employed electrician and he lived in Upminster, for a Tory he wasn't nasty. He explained that as a loyal Tory he had put his name forward in 2006 to stand in an unwinnable seat and was shocked to find himself the winner, but winner he was and his sense of duty forced him to follow through. Sad really, like most of the Tories he had no real affinity with the people of Harold Hill and in the main he treated us with a mild disdain and general distrust. He died in 2013 sparking a by election which led to the election of Havering's first UKIP councillor, opposite. Just a year later, for Labour it was about to get even worse.

22nd May 2014

The 2014 elections saw UKIP rampant at least across England and especially in the south east. Harold Hill did its bit and elected five of them. No doubt it would have been six if they had got their act together and got their nomination papers in on time. In Heaton they got one set of papers in too late and so they could only field two candidates. This allowed the solitary Labour candidate to slip in. He will be lonely, the last Labour Councillor in Havering. The final tally was Conservatives 22, Ukip 7 Labour 1 and the Independents 24. This doesn't tell the whole story because the Independent group which had always been a loose association had now split into numerous local groups all fighting under different names, the 24 seats they won were shared between no less than five separate groups. The Tories were also split going into the election following their civil war in 2013 with the Romford Candidates at daggers drawn with the rest. Needless to say Labour were completely united and acted as one. The Conservatives formed a coalition administration supported by a group of eight Independents, much to the fury of the remaining Independents.

GOOSHAYS

 

 

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifDavid Johnson

UKIP Local Residents

1848

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifLawrence James Webb

UKIP Local Residents

1790

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifPatricia Ann Rumble

UKIP Local Residents

1733

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifPatrick Thomas Murray

Labour Party

1007

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifChristine Anne McGeary

Labour Party

942

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifJeffery George Stafford

Labour Party

803

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifMarcus Christian Sebastian Llewellyn-  Rothschild

Conservative Party

621

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifKeith Frank Wells

Conservative Party

614

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifKeith William Evans

Conservative Party

608

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifAdam Frederick Elliott

Harold Wood Hill Park Residents Association

280

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifLucia Quirino Wise

Harold Wood Hill Park Residents Association

257

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifRaymond Dennis Underwood

British National Party

247

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifJohn Christopher Porter

Liberal Democrat

106

 

 

 

HEATON

 

 

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifPhilip Joseph Hyde

UKIP Local Residents

1549

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifIan De Wulverton

UKIP Local Residents

1506

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifKeith Ernest Darvill

Labour Party

1206

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifDenis Raymond O'Flynn

Labour Party

1165

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifPaul Stephen Lawrence McGeary

Labour Party

1135

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifRobert Binion

Conservative Party

761

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifWesley Michael Smith

Conservative Party

636

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifMatthew James Sutton

Conservative Party

606

http://democracy.havering.gov.uk/mgImages/pixel.gifKevin Henry Layzell

British National Party

556

Below; Kevin Layzell the British National Party candidate in Heaton. Yes it is him and it's not really that funny. He mustered 556 votes !! Rock on Kev.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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