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Council Electoral Wards - 1934-2012 (1)
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The following list contains the polling Wards and their respective polling Districts covering Basildon and the surrounding area between 1934 - 1959.

Page 1 of 3 1934-1959

Page 2 of 3 1959-1979

Page 3 of 3 1979-2012

Please note: These are work in progress.

From its formal constitution on 1st April 1934 (Essex Review Order, 1934) Billericay Urban District Council took over affairs of local administration and the District, comprised of eleven civil parishes, was divided into 8 Wards returning 23 Councillors. The first elections were held on Saturday 24th and Monday 26th March, 1934.
Year Ward Polling Districts Elected
27 March 1934 - April 1936 No. 1   2 Councillors
B.G.C. Bolland,
C.J. Taylor
27 March 1934 - April 1936 No. 2   3 Councillors
W. Adams,
Mrs. E.L. Nicholl,
A.G. Pulsford
27 March 1934 - April 1936 No. 3   3 Councillors
H.E. Bebington,
C. Skelhorn,
W.B. Reed
27 March 1934 - April 1936 No. 4   3 Councillors
R.W. Patmore,
F.A. Rumsey,
P.W. Fisher
27 March 1934 - April 1936 No. 5   3 Councillors
H. Harvey,
R.W. Brooks,
J.G.A. Friend
27 March 1934 - April 1936 No. 6   3 Councillors
Rev. J. Bryers,
J. Hurlin,
T. Pearson
27 March 1934 - April 1936 No. 7   3 Councillors
G.G. Salmon,
D.T. Taylor,
H. Bedwell
27 March 1934 - April 1936 No. 8   3 Councillors
J.G. Cottis,
M. Land,
S.E. Edmonds
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The 8 Wards were joined by Buttsbury, previously part of Chelmsford Rural District Council and now constituted to Billericay under the Essex Review Order. An election for the new Buttsbury seat was held on 21st March, 1936 which returned 2 Councillors. An election for seats in the other 7 wards was held on Saturday 4th & Monday 6th April, 1936.
Year Ward Polling Districts Elected
April 1936 - April 1937 No. 1
Buttsbury
  2 Councillors
April 1936 - April 1937 No. 2
Billericay
  3 Councillors
April 1936 - April 1937 No. 3
Laindon
  3 Councillors
April 1936 - April 1937 No. 4
Wickford East
  3 Councillors
April 1936 - April 1937 No. 5
Vange
  3 Councillors
April 1936 - April 1937 No. 6
Pitsea
  3 Councillors
April 1936 - April 1937 No. 7
Wickford West
  3 Councillors
April 1936 - April 1937 No. 8
Burstead
  3 Councillors
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On 26th May, 1936 the Council agreed to proposals to divide the district into six Wards. The Billericay Urban District (Alteration of Wards) Order, 1937, authorised the change to take effect from 1st April, 1937 and four councillors were alloted to each Ward. The first elections were held on Saturday 3rd & Monday 5th April, 1937 in Wards 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Year Ward Polling Districts Elected
April 1937 - 15/02/1953 No. 1
Billericay/Buttsbury
Billericay North (L), Billericay South (M),
Buttsbury (N), South Green (O), Sunnymede (P).
4 Councillors
April 1937 - 15/02/1953 No. 2
Ramsden/Wickford
Ramsden Bellhouse (Q), Ramsden Crays (R),
Shotgate (S), Wickford North (T),
Wickford South (U).
4 Councillors
April 1937 - 15/02/1953 No. 3
Bowers Gifford/Pitsea
Burnt Mills (V), Pitsea East (W), Pitsea West (X),
Pound Lane (Y).
4 Councillors
April 1937 - 15/02/1953 No. 4
Basildon/Vange
Basildon North (Z), Basildon South (AA),
Craylands (AB), Vange East (AC), Vange West (AD).
4 Councillors
April 1937 - 15/02/1953 No. 5
Langdon Hills/Lee Chapel
Dry Street (AE), Laindon South (AF),
Langdon Hills (AG), Lee Chapel (AH).
4 Councillors
April 1937 - 15/02/1953 No. 6
Burstead/Laindon
Dunton (AJ), Laindon East (AK), Laindon North (AL),
Laindon West (AM), Little Burstead (AN).
4 Councillors
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In 1953 the number of Polling Districts was increased from 28 to 31.
Year Ward Polling Districts Elected
16/02/1953 - 15/02/1956 No. 1
Billericay/Buttsbury
Billericay North (L), Billericay South (M),
Buttsbury (N), Great Burstead (O), South Green (O/A),
Sunnymede (P).
4 Councillors
16/02/1953 - 15/02/1956 No. 2
Ramsden/Wickford
Ramsden Bellhouse (Q), Ramsden Crays (R),
Shotgate (S), Wickford North-East (T),
Wickford West (U), Wickford South-East (U/A).
4 Councillors
16/02/1953 - 15/02/1956 No. 3
Bowers Gifford/Pitsea
Burnt Mills (V), Pitsea East (W), Pitsea West (X),
Pound Lane North (Y), Bowers Gifford (Y/A).
4 Councillors
16/02/1953 - 15/02/1956 No. 4
Basildon/Vange
Basildon North (Z), Basildon South (AA),
Craylands (AB), Vange East (AC), Vange West (AD).
4 Councillors
16/02/1953 - 15/02/1956 No. 5
Langdon Hills/Lee Chapel
Dry Street (AE), Laindon South (AF),
Langdon Hills (AG), Lee Chapel (AH).
4 Councillors
16/02/1953 - 15/02/1956 No. 6
Burstead/Laindon
Dunton (AJ), Laindon East (AK), Laindon North (AL),
Laindon West (AM), Little Burstead (AN).
4 Councillors
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In 1955 the County of Essex (Basildon Urban District - Number of Councillors) Order, 1955, dated 12th December, 1955, increased the number of councillors in Ward 4 from 4 to 6. An increase from 31 to 35 Polling Districts was created by an Order of the Essex County Council dated 16th January, 1956, known as the Essex Parliamentary Polling Districts Order, 1956.
Year Ward Polling Districts Elected
16/02/1956 - 15/02/1959 No. 1
Billericay/Buttsbury
Billericay North (A), Billericay South (B),
Gooseberry Green (C), Great Burstead (D),
Perry Street (E), South Green (F), Sunnymede (G).
4 Councillors
16/02/1956 - 15/02/1959 No. 2
Ramsden/Wickford
Ramsden Bellhouse (H), Ramsden Crays (J),
Shotgate (K), Wickford North-East (L),
Wickford South-East (M), Wickford West (N).
4 Councillors
16/02/1956 - 15/02/1959 No. 3
Bowers Gifford/Pitsea
Bowers Gifford (O), Burnt Mills (P), Pitsea East (Q), Pitsea West (R), Pound Lane North (S). 4 Councillors
16/02/1956 - 15/02/1959 No. 4
Basildon/Vange
Barstable (T), Cranes (U), Fryerns (V), Ghyllgrove (W), Luncies (X), Swan Mead (Y), Vange (Z). 6 Councillors
16/02/1956 - 15/02/1959 No. 5
Langdon Hills/Lee Chapel
Berry (AA), Dry Street (AB), Laindon South (AC), Langdon Hills (AD), Lee Chapel (AE). 4 Councillors
16/02/1956 - 15/02/1959 No. 6
Burstead/Laindon
Dunton (AF), Laindon East (AG), Laindon North (AH), Laindon West (AJ), Little Burstead (AK). 4 Councillors
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Page added: 04/09/2012

Text researched and compiled September 2012 by William Cox.
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