Eastbourne Borough Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Eastbourne Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Eastbourne Borough Council in East Sussex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout at the election was 30.90%,[3] down from 32.36% at the 1999 election.[4]

Eastbourne local election result 2000[3][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 3 0 +3 70.0 57.1 11,875 +11.1%
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 3 -3 30.0 35.4 7,370 -7.0%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 6.3 1,304 -4.1%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 169 +0.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 78 -0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Devonshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Elkin 886 47.3 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Beryl Teso 767 41.0 -2.6
Labour Sharon Wentworth 142 7.6 -3.8
Green Robert Sier 78 4.2 +4.2
Majority 119 6.4 +5.0
Turnout 1,873 34.7 +0.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Downside[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Stanbury 961 49.8 +18.8
Liberal Democrat Raymond Sparks 833 43.2 -18.3
Labour Emile Habets 134 7.0 -0.5
Majority 128 6.6
Turnout 1,928 32.9 -1.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Hampden Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Thompson 736 49.7 -8.7
Conservative Russell Riseley 457 30.8 +12.2
Labour Jonathan Pettigrew 289 19.5 -3.5
Majority 279 18.8 -16.7
Turnout 1,482 24.4 -4.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Langney[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Norman Marsh 1,304 61.7 -1.1
Conservative Len Meladio 809 38.3 +14.0
Majority 495 23.4 -15.1
Turnout 2,113 21.1 -2.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Meads[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Deschamps 2,056 79.6 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Winifred King 337 13.0 -1.4
Labour John Pettigrew 190 7.4 +0.2
Majority 1,719 66.6 +7.1
Turnout 2,583 39.9 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing
Ocklynge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Belsey 1,310 59.0 +11.9
Liberal Democrat John Creaven 911 41.0 -6.6
Majority 399 18.0
Turnout 2,221 40.1 -2.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Ratton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Tunwell 1,391 72.2 +8.3
Liberal Democrat James Gleeson 205 10.6 -9.1
Liberal Maria Williamson 169 8.8 +1.9
Labour David Brinson 161 8.4 -1.1
Majority 1,186 61.6 +17.4
Turnout 1,926 31.0 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing
Roselands[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jon Harris 895 48.1 -18.4
Conservative Christopher Williams 782 42.0 +19.1
Labour John Morrison 185 9.9 -0.7
Majority 113 6.1 -37.6
Turnout 1,862 27.9 -1.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St Anthony's[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margo Smith 1,744 62.0 +7.8
Liberal Democrat Carolyn Carpenter 867 30.8 -5.3
Labour Jason Phillips 203 7.2 -2.5
Majority 877 31.2 +13.1
Turnout 2,814 34.5 +0.1
Conservative hold Swing
Upperton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Murray 1,479 74.2 +7.9
Liberal Democrat Peter Durrant 515 25.8 +2.6
Majority 964 48.3 +5.1
Turnout 1,994 29.2 -1.5
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2000 and 2002[edit]

St Anthony's By-Election 7 June 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Williams 2,108 42.4 -19.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Ellis 2,030 40.8 +10.0
Labour Jonathan Pettigrew 840 16.9 +9.7
Majority 78 1.6 -29.6
Turnout 4,978 58.0 +23.5
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastbourne". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Election results: local councils". The Times. 6 May 2000. p. 10. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Eastbourne Borough Council Election Results - 4 May 2000". Eastbourne Borough Council. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Borough elections". Eastbourne Borough Council. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Local elections in Eastbourne - 7 June 2001". Eastbourne Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-16.