Amber Valley Borough Council election, 2000

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Map of the results of the 2000 Amber Valley council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Independent in grey.

The 2000 Amber Valley Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999 increasing the number of seats by 2.[1] The Conservative party gained control of the council from the Labour party.[2]

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout in the election was 31.6%,[3] with a trial in 2 wards seeing a 115% increase in postal voting after anyone was allowed to apply.[4]

Amber Valley Local Election Result 2000[3][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 32 +21 71.1 50.7 27,044
  Labour 12 -20 26.7 42.4 22,604
  Independent 1 +1 2.2 2.0 1,041
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 4.9 2,604

Ward results[edit]

Alfreton (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathryn Salt 692
Labour Gillian Dolman 676
Independent Colin Thornton 657
Labour Steven Daley 546
Conservative Jill Ratcliffe 359
Conservative Simon Hitchcock 346
Liberal Democrat Paul Gibbons 297
Turnout 3,573 22.0
Alport[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Fletcher 553 67.4
Labour Keith Wharam 137 16.7
Liberal Democrat Peter Handscombe 131 16.0
Majority 416 50.7
Turnout 821 39.4
Belper Central (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nelson 805
Conservative Robert Hailsworth 722
Labour Joyce Sanders 502
Labour Alan Broughton 495
Liberal Democrat Fiona Read 88
Liberal Democrat Colin Thompson 73
Turnout 2,685 35.5
Belper East (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Handley 546
Conservative Martin Thomlinson 530
Labour Nalda Boyes-Jackson 441
Labour Ashley Welch 421
Turnout 1,938 22.6
Belper North (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Cox 882
Conservative Benjamin Miller 847
Labour Robert Janes 398
Labour Kenneth Armstrong 299
Turnout 2,426 33.5
Belper South (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Arnold 673
Conservative Christopher Short 638
Labour Ronald Buzzard 514
Labour Peter Sheperd 502
Turnout 2,327 31.0
Codnor & Waingroves (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Emmas-Williams 558
Conservative David Cattermole 529
Conservative Michael Mumby 483
Labour Ian Fisher 480
Turnout 2,050 27.7
Crich[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glyn Hartshorne 459 51.3
Labour Philip Whitney 306 34.2
Liberal Democrat Roger Shelley 130 14.5
Majority 153 17.1
Turnout 895 47.0
Duffield (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Woodings 897
Conservative Murray Charmichael-Smith 858
Labour Diana Hancock 341
Labour Jean Minion 293
Liberal Democrat Deena Gillat 275
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Benson 191
Turnout 2,855 39.0
Heage & Ambergate (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Wilde 711
Conservative June Emmott 709
Labour Maurice Gent 699
Labour Michael Missett 475
Liberal Democrat Anthony Cooper 183
Turnout 2,777 38.3
Heanor & Loscoe (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Bailey 514
Labour John Moon 484
Conservative Christine Storr 423
Conservative Sally West 387
Turnout 1,808 23.7
Heanor East (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Bulkeley-Kirkham 459
Labour Glynne Cato 451
Labour Harry Soar 438
Conservative Enid Trusswell 431
Turnout 1,779 23.7
Heanor West (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Celia Cox 477
Labour Paul Jones 451
Conservative Janet MacDonald 384
Conservative Linda Edwards-Milsom 379
Liberal Democrat Andrew Healy 323
Liberal Democrat Judith Woolley 323
Turnout 2,337 28.1
Ironville & Riddings (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Brown 788
Conservative George Cope 614
Labour David Griffiths 552
Labour Pamela Cope 535
Liberal Democrat Keith Falconbridge 101
Turnout 2,590 32.7
Kilburn, Denby & Holbrook (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Bull 870
Conservative Albert Hall 846
Conservative Alan Warner 788
Labour Richard Massey 749
Labour Timothy Benson 710
Labour Brenda Remington 704
Liberal Democrat Jane Benson 249
Turnout 4,916 29.9
Langley Mill & Aldercar (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Grace 524
Labour Stephanie Ward 485
Independent Denis Woolley 210
Conservative Terrence Thorpe 206
Turnout 1,425 21.3
Ripley (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Parkin 875
Conservative Patricia Turner 858
Conservative Kathleen Brown 774
Labour Charles Cutting 704
Labour David Neilson 665
Labour Stephen Freeborn 634
Liberal Democrat Janet Thompson 240
Turnout 4,750 26.9
Ripley & Marehay (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Cope 562
Conservative Patricia Bowmar 559
Labour Geoffrey Carlile 549
Labour Janis Gregory 491
Turnout 2,161 33.0
Shipley Park, Horsley & Horsley Woodhouse (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Jeffery 682
Conservative Gregory MacDonald 676
Labour Eric Lancashire 611
Labour Owen Gray 481
Independent Leslie Foster 174
Turnout 2,624 33.0
Somercotes (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McCabe 690
Labour Alan Stringer 648
Conservative Geoffrey Brailsford 468
Conservative David Beeston 412
Turnout 2,218 26.4
South West Parishes[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cunningham 709 82.0
Labour Patrick Mountain 156 18.0
Majority 553 63.9
Turnout 865 40.0
Swanwick (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Hayes 885
Conservative Allen King 792
Labour David Harry 476
Labour Pauline Griffiths 461
Turnout 2,614 32.2
Wingfield[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Valerie Thorpe 670 78.0
Labour Peter Hare 189 22.0
Majority 481 56.0
Turnout 859 46.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amber Valley". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 6 May 2000. p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Election - May 2000". Ambernet. Archived from the original on 2002-05-31. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Wainwright, Martin (15 May 2000). "Making it easy: Experiments to improve the turnout in local elections have had an impact, although some voters still want to use a polling station". The Guardian. p. 17. 
  5. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 6 May 2000. p. 10.