Ashford Council election, 2003

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Map of the results of the 2003 Ashford council election. Conservatives in blue, Independents in grey, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red.

Elections to Ashford Council were held on 1 May 2003. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999 reducing the number of seats by 6. The Conservative party gained control of the council from no overall control.

Election result[edit]

Ashford Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 25 +2 58.1 48.7 17,689
  Independent 9 0 20.9 15.2 5,534
  Liberal Democrat 5 -2 11.6 19.4 7,048
  Labour 4 -6 9.3 14.8 5,366
  Green 0 0 0 1.5 562
  National Front 0 0 0 0.3 98

Ward results[edit]

Aylesford Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Enock 168 33.5
Labour Martin Allcock 133 26.5
Liberal Democrat Rodney Norris 98 19.5
Conservative James Holtum 52 10.4
National Front John Kellam 51 10.2
Majority 35 7.0
Turnout 502 26.3
Beaver (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Allcock 636
Labour Allen Wells 619
Conservative Gillian Taylor-Lowen 261
Conservative Janet Rymer-Jones 259
Turnout 1,775 24.3
Biddenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Bell 507 77.5
Liberal Democrat William Platt 147 22.5
Majority 360 55.0
Turnout 654 34.2
Bockhanger
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Noel Greaves 350 59.8
Labour Simon Storer 235 40.2
Majority 115 19.6
Turnout 585 32.2
Boughton Aluph & Eastwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rita Hawes 391 71.6
Conservative Stephen Killick 155 28.4
Majority 236 43.2
Turnout 546 29.9
Bybrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marlon Martin 381 62.8
Labour Madhanagopal Permall 226 37.2
Majority 155 25.6
Turnout 607 31.6
Charing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Douglas Gillard 443 67.4
Liberal Democrat Leonard Micklewright 214 32.6
Majority 229 34.8
Turnout 657 25.4
Downs North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Marriott 599 79.1
Liberal Democrat Myrtle Butcher 158 20.9
Majority 441 58.2
Turnout 757 39.6
Downs West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Wallace 412 56.9
Liberal Democrat John Hawes 242 33.4
Labour Valerie Horton 70 9.7
Majority 170 23.5
Turnout 724 38.2
Godington (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Feacey 463
Conservative Bernard Heyes 406
Labour Ivor Groves 209
Labour Doreen Topley 193
Liberal Democrat Patricia Packham 175
Green Pauline Fillery 105
Green Lola Sansom 49
Turnout 1,600 28.6
Great Chart with Singleton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Antony Maltby 298 56.5
Conservative Charles Campbell 189 35.9
Liberal Democrat Claire Yeo 40 7.6
Majority 109 20.6
Turnout 527 40.4
Highfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Maureen Larkin 299 47.2
Liberal Democrat Julian Norris 168 26.5
Conservative James Coultrip 167 26.3
Majority 131 20.7
Turnout 634 32.7
Isle of Oxney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Burgess 596 66.7
Liberal Democrat Barry Wright 189 21.1
Labour Katherine Manning 109 12.2
Majority 407 45.6
Turnout 894 43.5
Kennington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Kemp 465 71.4
Liberal Democrat Robert Rawlings 186 28.6
Majority 279 42.8
Turnout 651 36.2
Little Burton Farm
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Ayres 405 67.2
Liberal Democrat Anthony Hardwick 118 19.6
Labour Muhammed Khan 80 13.3
Majority 287 47.6
Turnout 603 33.0
Norman
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Melvyn Elliff 223 35.7
Liberal Democrat Barbara Simmons 184 29.4
Labour Leslie Lawrie 146 23.3
Conservative Louis Parsons 72 11.5
Majority 39 6.3
Turnout 625 31.4
North Willesborough (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Serge Koowaree 584
Liberal Democrat Robert Davidson 558
Independent Robert Stubbs 374
Conservative Stephen Cochrane 364
Independent Margaret Pryke 337
Conservative Douglas Marriott 294
Labour Matthew Kirk 135
Turnout 2,646 36.4
Park Farm
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Reginald Harrington 398 67.1
Conservative William Walker 153 25.8
Liberal Democrat David Hilliger 42 7.1
Majority 245 41.3
Turnout 593 27.2
Park Farm South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Wedgbury 244 61.8
Independent Aline Hicks 151 38.2
Majority 93 23.6
Turnout 395 27.9
Rolvenden & Tenterden West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jill Hutchinson 645 77.0
Liberal Democrat Marion Murray 111 13.2
Labour James Knight 82 9.8
Majority 534 63.8
Turnout 838 43.0
Saxon Shore (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Wood 989
Conservative Bruce Claridge 947
Independent Jack Woodford 395
Liberal Democrat Emily Nighbour 377
Liberal Democrat Robin Fletcher 302
Turnout 3,010 43.6
Singleton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Carol Brunger 191 38.6
Conservative Clair Bell 175 35.4
Labour Stephen Williams 129 26.1
Majority 16 3.2
Turnout 495 27.3
South Willesborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Malcolm Eke 327 68.6
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Blackman 105 22.0
Conservative Charles Vavasour 45 9.4
Majority 222 46.6
Turnout 477 30.8
St Michaels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Link 534 80.4
Liberal Democrat Oliver Dove 130 19.6
Majority 404 60.8
Turnout 664 34.6
Stanhope
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harriet Yeo 173 46.0
Liberal Democrat Victoria Macdonald 103 27.4
Conservative John Smith 53 14.1
National Front Terry Blackham 47 12.5
Majority 70 18.6
Turnout 376 18.7
Stour (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Hubert 458
Conservative Matthew French 414
Labour Walter Davies 406
Conservative Christopher Main 402
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Smith 312
Liberal Democrat Stephen Smith 233
Turnout 2,225 30.2
Tenterden North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Clokie 466 66.9
Liberal Democrat Stuart Dove 231 33.1
Majority 235 33.8
Turnout 697 38.7
Tenterden South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Goddard 411 66.1
Liberal Democrat Patricia Rickwood 124 19.9
Labour Michael Kirk 87 14.0
Majority 287 46.2
Turnout 622 35.0
Victoria (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Packham 342
Liberal Democrat Robert Cowley 333
Labour Derek Madgett 324
Labour Brendan Naughton 320
Conservative Michael Rice 198
Conservative Carmela Kegos 190
Green Hazel Dawe 96
Green Sharon Harvey 60
Turnout 1,863 25.7
Washford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Holland 164 34.5
Conservative Antonia Missions 159 33.4
Labour Campbell Miller 153 32.1
Majority 5 1.1
Turnout 476 27.5
Weald Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Taylor 975
Conservative Mark Wickham 930
Independent Keith Brannan 563
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Heuch 308
Labour John Moriarty 184
Turnout 2,960 39.7
Weald East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Bartlett 357 57.5
Independent Michael Ciccone 264 42.5
Majority 93 15.0
Turnout 621 41.4
Weald North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rita Kelly 538 58.0
Liberal Democrat Clare Hardwick 225 24.2
Independent Derek Swann 165 17.8
Majority 313 33.8
Turnout 928 49.6
Weald South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Weller 900
Independent Peter Davison 858
Conservative Michael Lancaster 706
Independent Edward Relf 359
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Davies 261
Labour Gemma Carter 259
Turnout 3,343 45.2
Wye
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Cooling 470 60.3
Green Steven Dawe 252 32.3
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Fawcett 57 7.3
Majority 218 28.0
Turnout 779 43.6

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