Epping Forest District Council election, 2003

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Elections to Epping Forest Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Epping Forest Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 1 1 0 55.6 52.8 7,826 +4.6%
  Liberal Democrat 5 1 0 +1 27.8 32.8 4,863 +5.1%
  Independent 2 0 1 -1 11.1 6.8 1,014 +1.4%
  Labour 1 0 0 0 5.6 5.5 811 -6.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 186 +1.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 120 +0.4%

Ward results[edit]

Broadley Common, Epping Upland & Nazeing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Penny Smith 389 85.7 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Gilbert Graty 65 14.3 +0.1
Majority 324 71.4 -0.2
Turnout 454 29.5 -2.7
Conservative hold Swing
Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Goold 803 55.8
Conservative Haluk Ulkun 635 44.2
Majority 168 11.6
Turnout 1,438 29.6 +3.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Keith Wright 576 58.2
Conservative Glyn Pritchard 413 41.8
Majority 163 16.4
Turnout 989 32.7 -6.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Monica Richardson 666 49.1
Conservative Jean Ashbridge 593 43.7
Labour Robert Sheen 98 7.2
Majority 73 5.4
Turnout 1,357 29.1 -2.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Green 731 47.7
Liberal Democrat Janet Hedges 574 37.5
Green Thomas Norris 115 7.5
Labour Louis Appiah 111 7.3
Majority 157 10.2
Turnout 1,531 35.3 -13.9
Conservative hold Swing
Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gavin Stollar 779 60.2
Conservative Cheryl-Anne Kashket 516 39.8
Majority 263 20.4
Turnout 1,295 28.3 -5.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Morgan 400 67.5 +8.1
Conservative Michael Wright 193 32.5 -8,1
Majority 207 35.0 +16.2
Turnout 593 37.1 +1.6
Independent hold Swing
Lambourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Metcalfe 452 61.5 +5.8
Labour Colin Huckle 283 38.5 -5.8
Majority 169 23.0 +11.6
Turnout 735 48.6 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Lower Nazeing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Daphne Borton 495 54.6
Conservative Dennis Ramshaw 262 28.9
UKIP Martin Harvey 120 13.2
Labour Kelvin Morris 96 10.6
Liberal Democrat Peter Spencer 34 3.7
Majority 233 25.7
Turnout 907 32.8 -9.8
Independent hold Swing
Lower Sheering
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Harrington 207 72.1 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Enid Robinson 80 27.9 +15.4
Majority 127 44.2 -3.5
Turnout 287 19.5 -3.4
Conservative hold Swing
North Weald Bassett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Grigg 677 80.0
Liberal Democrat John Rumble 98 11.6
Green Barry Johns 71 8.4
Majority 579 68.4
Turnout 846 25.8 -7.3
Conservative hold Swing
Roydon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Sartin 371 75.7 +35.3
Independent Vincent Coen 119 24.3 -19.1
Majority 252 51.4
Turnout 490 30.5 -1.1
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Shelley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Gode 223 60.1 +4.2
Conservative Frank Love 89 24.0 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Brian Surtees 59 15.9 -0.5
Majority 134 36.1 +5.9
Turnout 371 27.2 -2.2
Labour hold Swing
Waltham Abbey High Beach
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney-Ann Stavrou 456 87.2
Liberal Democrat Lucille Thompson 67 12.8
Majority 389 74.4
Turnout 523 31.4
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Spinks 626 77.9
Liberal Democrat Ingrid Black 178 22.1
Majority 448 55.9
Turnout 804 18.4 -3.6
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Abbey North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Brooks 476 59.2
Conservative Antony Watts 328 40.8
Majority 148 18.4
Turnout 804 26.8 -1.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Waltham Abbey Paternoster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Haines 564 83.2
Liberal Democrat Peter Sinfield 114 16.8
Majority 450 66.4
Turnout 678 22.4 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Abbey South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ulrike Gadsby 324 52.4
Liberal Democrat Christine Akers 294 47.6
Majority 30 4.8
Turnout 618 22.7 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing

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