Ashfield District Council election, 2003

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Map of the results of the 2003 Ashfield council election. Labour in red, Independent in grey, Greens in green and Conservatives in blue.

The 2003 Ashfield District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999.[1] The Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[2]

Election result[edit]

The results saw Labour lose their majority on the council after independents gained 12 seats and Labour lost 15 seats.[3]

Ashfield Local Election Result 2003[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 -15 48.5 52.0 17,551
  Independent 14 +12 42.4 34.8 11,763
  Green 2 +2 6.1 4.5 1,518
  Conservative 1 +1 3.0 7.3 2,473
  BNP 0 0 0 1.4 472

7 Labour candidates were unopposed.[5]

Ward results[edit]

Hucknall Central (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trevor Locke 848
Labour Charles Short 831
Conservative Gordon Riley 784
Turnout 2,463 30.5
Hucknall East (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Creed 708
Independent Geoffrey Thorpe 624
Labour Yvonne White 588
Turnout 1,920 26.3
Hucknall North (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Gow 841
Labour John Wilmott 774
Conservative Michael Murphy 739
Labour Patrick Wren 620
Turnout 2,974 32.3
Hucknall West (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Blagden 1,088
Labour Simon Harris 1,005
Conservative Brian Connor 950
Labour John Knight 807
BNP Barry Hodgson 472
Turnout 4,322 28.7
Jacksdale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Holmes 495 76.2
Independent Frank Wood 155 23.8
Majority 340 52.3
Turnout 650 25.8
Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Antony Brown 952
Independent Rachel Madden 888
Labour Alan Butler 530
Labour Peter Thorpe 370
Green Andrew Finlayson 188
Turnout 2,928 32.4
Kirky-in-Ashfield East (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Wendy Harvey 610
Independent Harold Greasley 586
Labour Jean Tomlinson 357
Labour Warren Nuttall 325
Turnout 1,878 22.4
Kirky-in-Ashfield West (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Baird 955
Independent David Spalding 774
Labour Glennis Thierry 387
Labour Beverly Meszaros 320
Turnout 2,436 26.1
Selston (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Beverley Turner 750
Independent Petro Clarke 708
Labour Christopher Bonam 596
Labour Elaine Bonam 570
Turnout 2,624 27.1
Sutton-In-Ashfield Central (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lesley Matthews unopposed
Labour Alan Price unopposed
Labour Margaret Thorpe unopposed
Sutton-In-Ashfield East (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour May Barsby 1,091
Independent George Toy 1,009
Labour Derek Young 962
Labour David Parker 952
Turnout 4,014 24.0
Sutton-In-Ashfield North (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beryl Anthony unopposed
Labour John Bennett unopposed
Labour Jessie Parker unopposed
Sutton-In-Ashfield West (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ramon Buttery 1,020
Independent Terence Keetley 977
Independent Roy Adkins 914
Labour David Shooter 824
Labour Kier Barsby 717
Labour Hilda Holmes 616
Turnout 5,068 23.5
Underwood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Mays unopposed
Woodhouse (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Justin Smith 687
Green Mark Harrison 643
Labour Martin Carey 633
Labour Christopher Davidson 537
Turnout 2,500 25.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Election results". Financial Times. 3 May 2003. p. 8. 
  3. ^ "Labour loses historic vote". BBC News Online. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "English councils". The Times. 3 May 2003. p. 47. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Local Elections - May 2003 Results". Ashfield District Council. Archived from the original on 22 June 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2011.