Blackpool Borough Council election, 2003

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

The 2003 Blackpool Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of the Unitary Blackpool Council in England. The Labour Party kept its overall majority and continued to run the council. Boundary changes had taken place since the last election in 2000 which reduced the number of seats by two.[1] Overall turnout was 50.43%.

Election Result[edit]

Blackpool Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 25 0 59.52 42.65 42,624
  Conservative 13 -2 30.95 38.56 38,535
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 9.52 16.85 16,834
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.74 1,739
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.20 200

Ward results[edit]

Anchorsholme[edit]

Anchorsholme (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jonathon Bamborough 1,360 23.64
Liberal Democrat Steven Bate 1,196 20.79
Conservative Donald MacNaughton 886 15.40
Conservative Bryan Anandappa 852 14.81
Labour Alan Haynes 759 13.19
Labour Alice Lilley 700 12.17
Turnout 54.1

Bispham[edit]

Bispham (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Clapham 1,553 31.05
Conservative Henry Mitchell 1,502 30.03
Labour John Boughton 805 16.10
Labour Christopher Ryan 739 14.78
Liberal Democrat Morry Hart 399 7.98
Turnout 53.6

Bloomfield[edit]

Bloomfield (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frances Smith 822 18.73
Labour Simon Blackburn 793 18.07
Liberal Democrat Doreen Holt 779 17.75
Conservative Barrie Hall 675 15.38
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Coleman 662 15.09
Conservative Michael Chappell 657 14.97
Turnout 43.5

Brunswick[edit]

Brunswick (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Cresswell 1,233 30.77
Labour Barry Cresswell 1,214 30.30
Conservative Philip Cartwright 538 13.43
Conservative Brian Hartley Turnbull 502 12.53
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Grainger 320 7.99
UKIP Robert McDowell 200 4.99
Turnout 41

Claremont[edit]

Claremont (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan Taylor 1,245 28.82
Labour Sylvia Taylor 1,177 27.25
Conservative Linda Cole 744 17.22
Conservative Stephen Houghton 703 16.27
Liberal Democrat Lesley Owens 290 6.71
Independent John Porter 161 3.73
Turnout 42

Clifton[edit]

Clifton (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Greenhalgh 1,268 30.05
Labour Michael Carr 1,120 26.54
Conservative Christopher Perry 796 18.86
Conservative John McIntosh 680 16.11
Liberal Democrat Stuart Mackie 356 8.44
Turnout 45.4

Greenlands[edit]

Greenlands (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathryn Benson 1,209 25.08
Labour Robert Harrison 1,146 23.78
Conservative Ian Dodd 1,012 21.00
Conservative Molly Laye 1,008 20.91
Liberal Democrat Barbara Bamborough 445 9.23
Turnout 47.9

Hawes Side[edit]

Hawes Side (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Hardy 1,352 28.74
Labour Valerie Haynes 1,274 27.08
Conservative Linda Richman 831 17.67
Conservative Graham Baker 815 17.33
Liberal Democrat Wendy Smalley 432 9.18
Turnout 47.4

Highfield[edit]

Highfield (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lily Henderson 1,230 24.46
Conservative Susan Fowler 1,200 23.87
Labour Pamela Jackson 989 19.67
Labour Gary Coleman 936 18.62
Liberal Democrat Alan Watkins 673 13.39
Turnout 52

Ingthorpe[edit]

Ingthorpe (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathleen Rowson 1,459 30.68
Labour Michael Bradley-Wilcox 1,251 26.30
Conservative Steven James 825 17.35
Conservative Kenneth Dyke 767 16.13
Liberal Democrat Carole Bate 454 9.55
Turnout 49.1

Layton[edit]

Layton (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Wright 1,423 29.47
Labour Roy Fisher 1,375 28.47
Conservative Stephen Flanigan 628 13.00
Conservative Marlene McGuirk 598 12.38
Independent Terence Woodings 482 9.98
Liberal Democrat Alma Rollinson 323 6.69
Turnout 47.1

Marton[edit]

Marton (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Burgess 1,357 28.18
Conservative James Houldsworth 1,263 26.23
Labour James Elmes 1,010 20.98
Labour James Sorah 854 17.74
Liberal Democrat Hazel Williams 331 6.87
Turnout 49.5

Norbreck[edit]

Norbreck (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Callow 1,835 32.80
Conservative Maxine Callow 1,804 32.25
Labour Roger Cooke 851 15.21
Labour Barbara Wright 726 12.98
Liberal Democrat Donna Bamborough 378 6.76
Turnout 56.1

Park[edit]

Park (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Doherty 1,071 27.31
Labour Leslie Kersh 1,055 26.91
Conservative Margaret Gough 573 14.61
Conservative Roger Jones 536 13.67
Liberal Democrat Tania Dundavon 411 10.48
Independent Thomas Johnston 275 7.01
Turnout 43

Squires Gate[edit]

Squires Gate (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Wynne 1,413 27.11
Liberal Democrat Douglas Green 1,158 22.21
Conservative Geoffrey Price 793 15.21
Conservative Frank Harris 676 12.97
Labour Gillian Campbell 647 12.41
Labour Nicholas Gradwell 526 10.09
Turnout 52.5

Stanley[edit]

Stanley (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Evans 1,215 23.61
Conservative Granville Heap 1,128 21.92
Independent John Finlay 821 15.95
Labour Carol Gradwell 747 14.52
Liberal Democrat Gaynor Wynne 665 12.92
Labour Beverley Harvey 570 11.08
Turnout 53

Talbot[edit]

Talbot (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Dunne 1,004 23.82
Labour Raymond Hutchinson 936 22.21
Conservative Patricia Mancini 699 16.58
Conservative Peter Watson 670 15.90
Liberal Democrat Alan Duxbury-Campbell 482 11.44
Liberal Democrat Mark Sponder 424 10.06
Turnout 41.3

Tyldesley[edit]

Tyldesley (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Matthews 1,387 29.34
Labour Edward Collett 1,294 27.37
Conservative Aubery Horne 872 18.44
Conservative Mohamed Hameed 740 15.65
Liberal Democrat Rodney Holt 435 9.20
Turnout 48

Victoria[edit]

Victoria (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Jackson 1,100 24.16
Labour David Owen 998 21.92
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Jackson 732 16.08
Liberal Democrat Peter Wood 652 14.32
Conservative Joan Horne 549 12.06
Conservative Jean Kenrick 522 11.46
Turnout 46.7

Warbreck[edit]

Warbreck (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joyce Delves 1,210 24.38
Conservative David Brown 1,166 23.49
Labour Desmond Harvey 848 17.08
Labour Paul Waugh 813 16.38
Liberal Democrat Anne Heyworth 477 9.61
Liberal Democrat Kevan Benfold 450 9.07
Turnout 47.9

Waterloo[edit]

Waterloo (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Fowler 1,027 20.72
Labour Carol Radcliffe 1,011 20.40
Conservative Ronald Bell 895 18.06
Labour Susan Rigby 887 17.89
Liberal Democrat Michael Hodkinson 592 11.94
Liberal Democrat Justin Allitt 545 10.99
Turnout 47.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackpool". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Blackpool Borough Council elections: Thursday, 1st May 2003". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 


Preceded by
Blackpool Council election, 2000
Blackpool local elections Succeeded by
Blackpool Council election, 2007