Alnwick Council election, 2003

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Elections to Alnwick Council were held on 1 May 2003. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. One of the three seats in Rothbury and South Rural ward had no candidate for the seat.

Election result[edit]

Alnwick Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 14 +3 48.3 53.7 5,487
  Liberal Democrat 10 -3 34.5 30.0 3,062
  Conservative 3 +1 10.3 4.1 420
  Labour 2 0 6.9 11.6 1,184
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.6 63

5 Liberal Democrat, 2 Conservative and 1 Independent candidates were unopposed.

Ward results[edit]

Alnwick Castle (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Archer unopposed
Liberal Democrat Alastair Graham unopposed
Liberal Democrat Kevin Thompson unopposed
Alnwick Clayport (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Gray 295
Liberal Democrat Eileen Blakey 231
Conservative Karl Poulsen 29
Turnout 555 20.7
Alnwick Hotspur (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gordon Castle 403
Independent John Wright 245
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Willa 183
Labour Louis Levi 116
Turnout 947 31.7
Amble Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Audrey Jones 299
Labour Elizabeth Gray 231
Liberal Democrat Teresa Hedley 191
Independent Thomas Evans 124
Turnout 845 30.0
Amble East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Arckless 363
Liberal Democrat John Hedley 228
Independent George Smailes 117
Conservative Rebecca Poulsen 61
Turnout 769 27.2
Amble West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Henry Stewart 277
Independent Carl Oliver 253
Liberal Democrat Ian Hinson 229
Labour Christopher Rollo 153
Turnout 912 33.0
Embleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Lydia Cairns 246 56.4
Independent June Burnie 190 43.6
Majority 56 12.8
Turnout 436 55.4
Harbottle and Elsdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Bolam unopposed
Hedgeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Taylor unopposed
Lesbury (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hugh Philipson 595
Conservative John Orde 330
Liberal Democrat Robert Vass 275
Turnout 1,200 51.5
Longframlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Thorne unopposed
Longhoughton with Craster and Rennington (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Carol Grey 353
Independent Ann Glass 294
Independent Thomas Spence 211
Turnout 858 38.9
Rothbury and South Rural (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Dawson unopposed
Liberal Democrat Andrew Duffield unopposed
No candidate
Shilbottle (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Maria Haddow 614
Independent Vera Vaggs 559
Liberal Democrat Susan Rickwood 445
Labour Mary Dixon 321
Independent Eric Thomason 311
Turnout 1,618 40.2
Warkworth (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Susan Champion 472
Independent Jeffrey Watson 326
Liberal Democrat John Elliott 323
Turnout 1,121 38.8
Whittingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Rutherford 197 61.0
UKIP Ian Dodds 63 19.5
Liberal Democrat Noel Peberdy 63 19.5
Majority 134 41.5
Turnout 323 39.6

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Preceded by
Alnwick Council election, 1999
Alnwick local elections Succeeded by
Alnwick Council election, 2007