Broxbourne Borough Council election, 2002

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The Broxbourne Council election, 2002 was held to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council, the local government authority of the borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

Composition of expiring seats before election[edit]

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 1999 Joyce Ball Yes
Bury Green Conservative 1999 Dennis Clayton Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 2000 Moyra O'Neill Yes[Table note 1]
Cheshunt North Conservative 1999 Kay Leese Yes
Flamstead End Conservative 1999 David Hadley Smith No
Goffs Oak Conservative 1999 Elizabeth Clayton Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 1999 William Cooper No
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 2002 Kenneth Ayling Yes
Rosedale Conservative 1999 Paul Seeby Yes[Table note 2]
Rye Park Labour 1999 Neil Harvey No
Theobalds Conservative 2001 Alan Smith Yes[Table note 3]
Waltham Cross Labour 1999 Linda Dambrauskas No
Wormley / Turnford Conservative 1999 Gordon Nicholson Yes
  1. ^ Moyra O'Neill stood in Rye Park Ward in 2002 after being previously elected to Cheshunt Central Ward in the November 2000 by-election.
  2. ^ Paul Seeby stood in Flamstead End Ward in 2002.
  3. ^ Alan Smith stood in Hoddesdon North Ward in 2002 after being originally elected to Theobalds Ward in the November 2001 by-election.

Election results[edit]

Broxbourne Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 1 1 0 87.50 61.29 10,948
  Labour 1 0 1 -1 6.25 26.23 4,686
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 7.28 1,301
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 6.25 4.24 757
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.96 170

Results summary[edit]

An election was held in all of the 13 wards on 2 May 2002.

16 council seats were involved with 2 seats being voted for in Goffs Oak Ward and 3 seats in Hoddesdon Town Ward.

Martin Greensmyth won the Bury Green Ward for the Independent "Bury Green Residents"

The new political balance of the council following this election was:

Ward results[edit]

Broxbourne Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joyce Ball 929 64.78
Liberal Democrat Kirstie De Rivaz 275 19.18
Labour Michael Hanks 230 16.04
Majority 654
Turnout 1,434
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Martin Greensmyth 757 46.73
Conservative Dennis Clayton 564 34.81
Labour Alexander McInnes 299 18.46
Majority 193
Turnout 1,620
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Brown 975 62.98
Labour Ronald McCole 382 24.68
Liberal Democrat Michael Gould 191 12.34
Majority 593
Turnout 1,548
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kay Leese 752 56.75
Labour Edward Hopwood 403 30.42
BNP John Cope 170 12.83
Majority 349
Turnout 1,325
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Seeby 897 72.69
Labour Brian Mercer 337 27.31
Majority 560
Turnout 1,234
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 2 Seats 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Clayton Unopp.
Conservative Russell Thomas Unopp.
Conservative hold Swing
Majority
Turnout
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Smith 1,046 75.63
Labour Arthur Hillyard 421 24.37
Majority 709
Turnout 1,383
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 3 Seats 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Ayling 741 22.05
Conservative Robert Bick 713 21.21
Conservative Brian Perry 686 20.41
Liberal Democrat Anthony Fey 341 10.15
Labour Hugh Kelly 335 10.15
Liberal Democrat Peter Huse 275 8.18
Liberal Democrat Andrew Porrer 264 7.85
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Stone 509 68.78
Labour Christopher Simonovitch 231 31.22
Majority 278
Turnout 740
Conservative hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Moyra O'Neill 729 53.10
Labour Annette Marples 644 46.90
Majority 85
Turnout 1,373
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Crump 1,055 70.85
Labour Richard Greenhill 434 29.15
Majority 621
Turnout 1,489
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Aitkin 600 53.00
Conservative James Burdett 532 47.00
Majority 68
Turnout 1,132
Labour hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gordon Nicholson 820 67.05
Labour Sylvia Courtnage 403 32.95
Majority 417
Turnout 1,223
Conservative hold Swing

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