Coventry Council election, 2003

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Elections to Coventry Council in England were held on 1 May 2003. Nineteen seats were up for election - the usual one third of the council, plus an additional seat in Whoberley ward, which was vacant. The Labour lost majority control of the council, but remained the largest party.

Election result[edit]

Coventry Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 0 5 -5
  Conservative 9 4 0 +4
  Socialist Alternative 1 0 0 0
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 0 +1
  BNP 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]

Party Previous council Staying councillors Seats up for election Election result New council
Labour 31 18 13 8 26
Conservatives 19 14 5 9 23
Socialist Alternative 3 2 1 1 3
Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 1 2
BNP 0 0 0 0 0
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 Brian Kelsey 2,139
Labour Gordon Arthur Wright 1,011
Liberal Democrat Gilbert Napier Penlington 713
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Binley and Willenhall ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ram Parkash Lakha 1,386
Conservative Heather Jean Johnson 1,247
Independent Brian Anthony McCarney 486
Socialist Alternative Samantha Elizabeth Ashby 230
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Cheylesmore ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Ann Reece 1,840
Labour Raymond Stewart Byers 1041
Liberal Democrat Vincent McKee 563
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Earlsdon ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew MacDonald Matchet 2,166
Labour Lindsley Harvard 1,366
Liberal Democrat Adrian Edward Dyke 822
Socialist Alternative Anthony Paul Smith 223
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Foleshill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Heather Ann Parker 1,679
Conservative Shabbir Ahmed 819
Socialist Alternative Lakshman Hensman 348
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Henley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Patrick Ruddy 1,228
Conservative Jean Margaret Tandy 778
Liberal Democrat Mandeep Singh Jandu 302
Socialist Alternative Martha Elsie Beatrice Young 262
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Holbrook ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Clifford 1,569
Conservative Harjinder Sehmi 775
Liberal Democrat Christine Nuala Coupe 701
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Longford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Arthur Duggins 1,561
Conservative Harry Maeers 777
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Brian Sewards 515
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Lower Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip David Townshend 1,171
Conservative Margaret Veronica Rigby 957
Liberal Democrat Conrad Benefield 465
Socialist Alternative Jane Ashwell 345
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Radford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Charles Skipper 1,262
Liberal Democrat Peter Simpson 712
Conservative Ronald John Carr 605
Marxist David Anderson 134
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Sherbourne ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Rutter 1,394
Labour Howard Peter Lacy 1,186
Liberal Democrat William George Haymes 681
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Michael's ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Socialist Alternative Karen McKay 1,185
Labour James Matthew O'’Boyle 1,005
Conservative Marc Cedric Howson 270
Majority
Turnout
Socialist Alternative hold Swing
Upper Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Russell Field 2,201
Labour David Henry Edwards 1,294
Conservative Hazel Ann Reece 244
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Wainbody ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Edward Crookes 2,194
Labour Christopher Nicholas Youett 800
Liberal Democrat Francis Peter Lockett 957
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Westwood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Henry Batten 1,304
Conservative Nigel Charles Lee 1,086
Independent James Richard Donnelly 251
Socialist Alternative James Richard Donnelly 218
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Whoberley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Ann Griffin 1,497
Conservative Clifford Leonard Ridge 1,383
Labour Kevin Barry Maton 1,043
Labour John French 1,000
Liberal Democrat Arthur Hugh Thomas 734
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Bridget Basu 712
Socialist Alternative Michael Jeffrey Holton 268
Socialist Alternative Mark Edward Power 253
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Woodlands ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Margaret Tuson 1,827
Labour Jean Jackson 1,276
BNP Mark Andrew Payne 1,013
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 811
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Wyken ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susanna Ella Dixon 1,594
Labour Marilyn Ann Mutton 1,334
Liberal Democrat Brian Rees Lewis 794
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News Vote 2003 Coventry". BBC News. Retrieved 3 July 2012.