Calderdale Council election, 2002

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Elections to Calderdale Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party lost overall control of the council to no overall control. The total turnout of the election was 32.16% (47,091 voters of an electorate of 146,407). The winning candidate in each ward is highlighted in bold.[1][2][3][4]

After the election, the composition of the council was


Ward results[edit]

Brighouse ward[edit]

Brighouse ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edith Ann Martin 913 35.80
Conservative Michael Raine 899 35.25
Independent Rodney Allen 738 28.94
Majority 14
Turnout 2,550 33.07
Labour hold Swing

Calder Valley ward[edit]

Calder Valley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Julie Dower 1,269 38.51
Labour Michael Peter Towl 986 29.92
Conservative Helen Jane Granton 583 17.69
Green Jamie Johnson 457 13.86
Majority 283
Turnout 3,295 36.15
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Elland ward[edit]

Elland ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Edgar Joseph Waller 1,402 60.22
Labour Stephen Wood 557 23.92
Conservative Howard Geofferey Seed 369 15.85
Majority 845
Turnout 2,328 29.11
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Greetland and Stainland ward[edit]

Greetland and Stainland ward [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patrick Julyan Lancelot Napier Phillips 2,129 64.53
Conservative Paul Graham Rogan 736 22.30
Labour Nigel Patrick Ambler 434 13.15
Majority 1,393
Turnout 3,299 34.57
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward[edit]

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Foran 1,579 60.91
Labour Paul Womersley 693 26.73
Liberal Democrat Elisabeth Mary Wilson 320 12.34
Majority 886
Turnout 2,592 32.58
Conservative hold Swing

Illingworth ward[edit]

Illingworth ward [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Joseph McElroy 945 52.88
Conservative Michael John Clarke 613 34.30
Liberal Democrat David Robinson 229 12.81
Majority 332
Turnout 1,787 26.14
Labour hold Swing

Luddendenfoot ward[edit]

Luddendenfoot ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jane Frances Leech Brown 1,529 51.01
Labour Stewart Brown 674 22.48
Conservative Robert Ernest Thornber 551 18.38
Green Steven Richard Hutton 243 8.10
Majority 855
Turnout 2,997 35.09
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Mixenden ward[edit]

Mixenden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Metcalfe 758 44.24
Independent Redmond Mellett 393 22.94
Conservative Sajid Mehmood 367 21.42
Liberal Democrat Tracie Anne Quinn-Robinson 195 11.38
Majority 375
Turnout 1,713 24.28
Labour hold Swing

Northowram and Shelf ward[edit]

Northowram and Shelf ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Laurence Taylor 1,756 62.80
Labour Derek Fox Haviour 725 25.92
Liberal Democrat Margaret Stafford 315 11.26
Majority 1031
Turnout 2,796 32.35
Conservative hold Swing

Ovenden ward[edit]

Ovenden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Josephine Rivron 768 47.79
Liberal Democrat Pamela Elizabeth Burton 602 37.46
Conservative John Charles Shoesmith 237 14.74
Majority 166
Turnout 1,607 22.09
Labour hold Swing

Rastrick ward[edit]

Rastrick ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Paul Henderson 1,150 43.96
Labour George Edward Richardson 822 31.42
Independent Peter Graham Davis 443 16.93
Liberal Democrat Glen Michael Mattock 201 7.68
Majority 328
Turnout 2,616 32.49
Conservative hold Swing

Ryburn ward[edit]

Ryburn ward [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geraldine Mary Carter 1,257 42.40
Labour Judith Mary Gannon 992 33.46
Liberal Democrat Anthony Crowther 715 24.12
Majority 265
Turnout 2,964 32.45
Conservative hold Swing

St John's ward[edit]

St John's ward [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arshad Mahmood 1,467 46.42
Conservative Shakar Saghir 1,059 33.51
Liberal Democrat Andrew John Foster 634 20.06
Majority 408
Turnout 3,160 39.55
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Skircoat ward[edit]

Skircoat ward [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wainwright 1,855 63.81
Labour Catherine Mary Groves 621 21.36
Liberal Democrat Siobhen Stow 431 14.82
Majority 1,234
Turnout 2,907 33.83
Conservative hold Swing

Sowerby Bridge ward[edit]

Sowerby Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Marsden 975 42.89
Conservative Marian McCartney 826 36.33
Liberal Democrat Sheila Ann Ashton 472 20.76
Majority 149
Turnout 2,273 29.45
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Todmorden ward[edit]

Todmorden ward [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ann Clare Townley 1,231 47.03
Labour Joe Mitchell 938 35.84
Conservative Craig Whittaker 448 17.11
Majority 293
Turnout 2,617 33.72
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Town ward[edit]

Town ward [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Megan Kathleen Swift 1,155 40.46
Conservative Stephen Baines 949 33.25
Liberal Democrat John Durkin 510 17.86
Independent Gwyneth Greenwood 240 8.40
Majority 206
Turnout 2,854 32.74
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Warley ward[edit]

Warley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Ian Ginley 1,550 56.65
Labour Pauline Margaret Leach 749 27.37
Liberal Democrat Robert Andrew Pearson 437 15.97
Majority 801
Turnout 2,736 35.22
Conservative hold Swing


Preceded by
Calderdale Council election, 2000
Calderdale local elections Succeeded by
Calderdale Council election, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election of Local Councillors 2002. calderdale.gov.uk.
  2. ^ Election results. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  3. ^ 'It's no good grumbling'. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  4. ^ Tories hung out!. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  5. ^ May date to take office. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  6. ^ Not bad for the outsider. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  7. ^ Miles of smiles for Geraldine. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  8. ^ Labour joy as lost seat is recaptured. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  9. ^ Back for the fourth time. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  10. ^ Clare makes it triple tops. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  11. ^ Second in command falls. The Halifax Evening Courier.