Carlisle Council election, 2003

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Map of the results of the 2003 Carlisle council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2003.

The 2003 Carlisle Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Carlisle District Council in Cumbria, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout at the election was 31.4%, slightly down from the 31.7% in 2002.[3]

Carlisle local election result 2003[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 0 3 -3 47.4 41.1 9,317 -1.8%
  Labour 8 4 0 +4 42.1 44.1 10,016 +0.2%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 0 0 10.5 14.6 3,304 +3.6%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.3 59 -1.8%

Ward results[edit]

Belah[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Toole 948 59.3 -1.0
Labour Mohammed Harid 650 40.7 +1.0
Majority 298 18.6 -1.9
Turnout 1,598 34.3
Conservative hold Swing
Belle Vue[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Styth 570 47.2 -1.2
Conservative Neville Lishman 425 35.2 -2.7
Liberal Democrat James Tootle 153 12.7 +1.2
Independent Steven Cochrane 59 4.9 +4.9
Majority 145 12.0 +1.6
Turnout 1,207 29.2
Labour hold Swing
Botcherby[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Scarborough 698 60.7 -2.4
Conservative Gareth Ellis 452 39.3 +2.4
Majority 246 21.4 -4.8
Turnout 1,150 26.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Burgh[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Collier 391 72.5
Labour Robin Pearson 148 27.5
Majority 243 45.1
Turnout 539 34.0
Conservative hold Swing
Castle[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Thomas Hodgson 603 57.6 +8.5
Labour Raymond Warwick 443 42.4 +9.0
Majority 160 15.3 -0.5
Turnout 1,046 24.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Currock[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Im Thurn 719 72.6 -5.1
Conservative David Blackadder 272 27.4 +5.1
Majority 447 45.1 -10.2
Turnout 991 23.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Dalston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Dodd 780 45.5 -2.9
Liberal Democrat Trevor Allison 654 38.1 +4.2
Labour Ann Warwick 281 16.4 -1.3
Majority 126 7.3 -7.2
Turnout 1,715 40.4
Conservative hold Swing
Denton Holme[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh McDevitt 834 70.9 +3.4
Conservative Stephen Metcalfe 232 19.7 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Olwyn Luckley 111 9.4 -5.5
Majority 602 51.1 +1.2
Turnout 1,177 26.9
Labour hold Swing
Harraby[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cyril Weber 851 67.3 +5.2
Conservative Michele Gwillim 311 24.6 -13.3
Liberal Democrat Eileen Aldersey 102 8.1 +8.1
Majority 540 42.7 +18.4
Turnout 1,264 28.3
Labour hold Swing
Irthing[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Knapton 419 76.5
Labour Alex Faulds 129 23.5
Majority 290 52.9
Turnout 548 33.7
Conservative hold Swing
Longtown and Rockliffe[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Jefferson 568 62.2 +3.0
Labour Robert Dodds 345 37.8 -3.0
Majority 223 24.4 +6.0
Turnout 913 29.0
Conservative hold Swing
Lyne[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Bowman 421 82.7
Labour Roger Horne 88 17.3
Majority 333 65.4
Turnout 509 32.8
Conservative hold Swing
Morton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ralph Aldersey 947 50.3 -0.7
Labour John Bell 935 49.7 +10.9
Majority 12 0.6 -11.5
Turnout 1,882 39.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. Aidans[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reginald Watson 691 49.0 -10.8
Conservative Lawrence Fisher 551 39.1 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Steven Tweedie 167 11.9 +11.9
Majority 140 9.9 -9.6
Turnout 1,409 30.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Stanwix Rural[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Firth 737 74.3 -3.3
Labour John Hale 255 25.7 +3.3
Majority 482 48.6 -6.6
Turnout 992 30.2
Conservative hold Swing
Stanwix Urban[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacquelyne Geddes 930 56.6 -9.2
Labour Keith Aitken 479 29.2 -5.0
Liberal Democrat Roger O'Brienn 234 14.2 +14.2
Majority 451 27.4 -4.2
Turnout 1,643 35.3
Conservative hold Swing
Upperby[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Martlew 774 63.8 -5.4
Conservative Richard Hyslop 273 22.5 -8.3
Liberal Democrat James Osler 167 13.8 +13.8
Majority 501 41.3 +2.9
Turnout 1,214 30.2
Labour hold Swing
Wetheral[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Earp 983 76.9 +15.3
Labour Helen Horne 295 23.1 +23.1
Majority 688 53.8 +30.6
Turnout 1,278 37.4
Conservative hold Swing
Yewdale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Hendry 831 51.3 +5.6
Conservative Bryan Hodgson 624 38.5 -5.9
Liberal Democrat Hannah Farmer 166 10.2 +0.4
Majority 207 12.8 +11.5
Turnout 1,621 34.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local council election results". The Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "2003 facts and figures". Carlisle City Council. Retrieved 28 November 2011.