Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party gained control of the council from no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Barrow-in-Furness Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 +2 61.5 41.6 5,215 -5.3%
  Conservative 4 -1 30.8 42.1 5,278 +6.1%
  Independent 1 0 7.7 6.8 854 +0.8%
  Socialist People's Party 0 0 0 6.2 775 -4.0%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 2.6 330 +2.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.6 71 -0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Barrow Island
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Eric Wood 349 69.7 +24.2
Labour Stephen Smart 152 30.3 -11.4
Majority 197 39.4 +35.6
Turnout 501
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Flanagan 357 52.4 -12.3
Socialist People's Party Patricia Humes 138 20.3 +20.3
Conservative Kristina Bell 115 16.9 -1.4
UKIP John Smith 71 10.4 -6.6
Majority 219 32.1 -14.3
Turnout 681
Dalton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Major 431 35.5 -9.5
Conservative Lynn Murray 414 34.1 +5.3
Independent Thomas Weall 368 30.3 +4.2
Majority 17 1.4 -14.8
Turnout 1,213
Dalton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothy James 427 44.3 +5.5
Labour Dennis Toye 341 35.4 +2.5
Independent Ian Singleton 137 14.2 +0.0
Socialist People's Party Dorothy Turner 58 6.0 -0.5
Majority 86 8.9 +3.0
Turnout 963
Hawcoat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Richardson 1,124 78.9 +9.4
Labour Rebecca Melling 301 21.1 -1.0
Majority 823 57.8 +10.4
Turnout 1,425
Hindpool
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Burton 411 54.4 -6.0
Conservative John Murray 178 23.5 +7.1
Socialist People's Party Rosemarie Hamezeian 167 22.1 -1.1
Majority 233 30.9 -6.3
Turnout 756
Newbarns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Pears 777 65.4 +15.7
Labour Thomas Elliot 331 27.9 -10.9
Socialist People's Party William O'Brien 80 6.7 -4.8
Majority 446 37.5 +26.6
Turnout 1,188
Ormsgill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Forbes 451 49.2 +5.0
Socialist People's Party Jim Hamezeian 282 30.8 -8.3
Conservative Tina Macur 183 20.0 +3.3
Majority 169 18.4 +13.3
Turnout 916
Parkside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Groundwater 377 34.4 -22.0
Conservative Shirley Richardson 339 30.9 -12.7
Liberal Democrat Barry Rabone 330 30.1 +30.1
Socialist People's Party Barbara Eager 50 4.6 +4.6
Majority 38 3.5 -9.3
Turnout 1,096
Risedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Thomson 432 55.7 +1.7
Conservative Desmond English 204 26.3 +8.1
Socialist People's Party Alexandre Dacre 139 17.9 -9.9
Majority 228 29.4 +3.2
Turnout 775
Roosecote
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rory McClure 712 61.5 +2.3
Labour Maire Read 446 38.5 -2.3
Majority 266 23.0 +4.6
Turnout 1,158
Walney North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Desmond Barlow 662 66.9 +2.2
Conservative Ronald Hiseman 327 33.1 +9.6
Majority 335 33.8 -7.4
Turnout 989
Walney South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Jackson 523 52.2 -9.4
Conservative Graham Pritchard 478 47.8 +9.4
Majority 45 4.4 -18.8
Turnout 1,001

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