Coventry Council election, 2002

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Elections to Coventry Council were held on 3 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party retained overall control of the council.

Election result[edit]

Coventry Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 -4 -4
  Conservative 6 +4 0 +4
  Socialist Alternative 1 0 0 0
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0
  Independent 0 0 0 0
  Other 0 0 0 0 0.00

Council Composition[edit]

The composition of the council before and after the election can be found in the following table:[1][2]

Party Previous council Staying councillors Seats up for election Election result New council
Labour 35 20 15 11 31
Conservatives 15 13 2 6 19
Socialist Alternative 3 2 1 1 3
Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 0 1
Independent 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Total 54 36 18 18 54


Ward results[edit]

Bablake ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Gazey 2,349 57.53%
Labour Beverley Patton 1,205 29.51%
Liberal Democrat Gilbert Penlington 529 12.96%
Majority 1144 28.02%
Turnout 4083
Conservative hold Swing
Binley and Willenhall ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Chater 1,834 52.00%
Conservative Linda Reece 1,400 39.69%
Socialist Alternative Rebecca Tustain 293 8.31%
Majority 434 12.31%
Turnout 3257
Labour hold Swing
Cheylesmore ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Foster 1,666 52.00%
Labour Marilyn Mutton 1,245 38.86%
Liberal Democrat Vincent McKee 501 15.64%
Majority 421 13.14%
Turnout 3204
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Earlsdon ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Taylor 2,479 50.44%
Labour Lindsley Harvard 1,528 31.09%
Liberal Democrat Adrian Dyke 659 13.41%
Socialist Alternative Pearl Chick 249 5.07%
Majority 951 19.35%
Turnout 4915
Conservative hold Swing
Foleshill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malkiat Auluck 2,010
Conservative Shabbir Ahmed 1,617
Socialist Alternative Lakshman Hensman 213
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Henley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Patton 1,387
Conservative Ian Jamie 890
Socialist Alternative Martha Young 381
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Holbrook ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Lancaster 2,017
Conservative Harjinder Sehmi 1,028
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Longford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Collins 1,664
Conservative Heather Rutter 764
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Sewards 341
Socialist Alternative Martin Reynolds 243
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Lower Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McNicholas 1,394
Conservative Margaret Rigby 988
Socialist Alternative Jane Ashwell 397
Liberal Democrat Conrad Benefield 337
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Radford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keiran Mulhall 1,347
Liberal Democrat Peter Simpson 609
Conservative David Chapman 545
Marxist David Anderson 131
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Sherbourne ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Ridley 1,354
Labour Eric Linton 1,293
Liberal Democrat Brian Lewis 584
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Michael's ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Socialist Alternative David Nellist 1,417
Labour James O'’Boyle 1,022
Conservative Jane Westerman 237
Majority
Turnout
Socialist Alternative hold Swing
Upper Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sucha Bains 1,666
Liberal Democrat Russell Field 1,655
Conservative James Griffin 306
Majority 11
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Wainbody ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Youett 2,163
Conservative John Blundell 961
Liberal Democrat Francis Lockett 765
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Westwood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Waugh 1,281
Conservative Nigel Lee 1,098
Socialist Alternative Mary Manley 364
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Whoberley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hillier 1,685
Labour John Fletcher 1,580
Socialist Alternative Mark Power 450
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Woodlands ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christian Cliffe 2,168
Labour Joseph Clifford 1,653
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 705
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wyken ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Suzanna Dixon 1,373
Labour Colleen Fletcher 1,521
Liberal Democrat Wiliam Haymes 619
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coventry City Council Online [Archive]". 2003. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ "BBC News Vote 2002 Local Elections". BBC News. Retrieved 2 July 2012.