Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2002

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Elections to Gateshead Council in Tyne and Wear, England were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

The election took place with all postal voting in an attempt to increase voter turnout.[2] This followed a successful trial in two wards in the previous election in 2000.[3] As a result of the trial turnout rose from 30% to 57.4%, which was higher than Gateshead saw in the 2001 general election.[4]

Only one seat changed hands in the election, with the Liberal Democrats making one gain from Labour.[5]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Gateshead Local Election Result 2002[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 0 1 -1 72.7 56.9 49,121
  Liberal Democrat 6 1 0 +1 27.3 28.7 24,792
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 8.7 7,535
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 2,697
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 865
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 755
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 552
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 79

Ward results[edit]

Bede[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Eagle 1,872 76.3
Liberal Democrat Andrew Bex 398 16.2
Conservative Ruth Fearby 182 7.4
Majority 1,474 60.1
Turnout 2,452
Bensham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Donovan 1,885 70.8
Liberal Democrat Susan Armstrong 262 9.8
Conservative Ada Callanan 252 9.5
BNP Kevin Scott 185 6.9
Socialist Alliance David Morton 79 3.0
Majority 1,623 61.0
Turnout 2,663
Birtley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Weatherley 1,965 53.2
Liberal Mark Davidson 1,508 40.8
Conservative Barbara Nye 221 6.0
Majority 457 12.4
Turnout 3,694
Blaydon[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Brain 2,243 64.5
Liberal Democrat June McFarling 962 27.7
Conservative Mark Watson 272 7.8
Majority 1,281 36.8
Turnout 3,477
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Bulmer 2,645 57.7
Liberal Democrat Eileen Blythe 1,285 28.0
Conservative David Moor 336 7.3
Green Pamela Woolner 317 6.9
Majority 1,360 29.7
Turnout 4,583
Chowdene[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Spring 2,821 69.1
Conservative Raymond Swadling 670 16.4
Liberal Democrat Glenys Goodwill 590 14.5
Majority 2,151 52.7
Turnout 4,081
Crawcrook and Greenside[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Derek Anderson 2,369 52.2
Labour Jack Graham 1,933 42.6
Conservative Leonard Davidson 238 5.2
Majority 436 9.6
Turnout 4,540
Deckham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Joyce 1,969 68.1
Liberal Democrat George Conder 480 16.6
Conservative Karen Sludden 443 15.3
Majority 1,489 51.5
Turnout 2,892
Dunston[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Bollands 2,932 68.7
Liberal Democrat Mary Heslop 458 10.7
Green Isabel Blanchflower 438 10.3
Conservative John Callanan 437 10.2
Majority 2,474 58.0
Turnout 4,265
Felling[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Dick 2,349 77.7
Conservative Trevor Murray 344 11.4
Liberal Democrat Ian Ball 331 10.9
Majority 2,005 66.3
Turnout 3,024
High Fell[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Batty 2,313 69.3
Independent William Maddison 552 16.5
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Bird 279 8.4
Conservative June Murray 193 5.8
Majority 1,761 52.8
Turnout 3,337
Lamesley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas O'Neil 2,105 58.9
Liberal Catherine Rainbow 1,189 33.3
Conservative Charles Sludden 281 7.9
Majority 916 25.6
Turnout 3,575
Leam[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Ronan 2,956 73.9
Liberal Democrat Norman Spours 683 17.1
Conservative Maureen Moor 359 9.0
Majority 2,273 56.8
Turnout 3,998
Low Fell[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Charles Jevon 2,734 57.8
Labour Peter Wilson 1,410 29.8
Conservative Paul Sterling 586 12.4
Majority 1,324 28.0
Turnout 4,730
Pelaw and Heworth[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Doreen Boyes 1,986 48.8
Labour Roberts Goldsworthy 1,910 47.0
Conservative Elaine McMaster 171 4.2
Majority 76 1.8
Turnout 4,067
Ryton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christine McHatton 2,945 61.6
Labour Dane Roberts 1,590 33.2
Conservative Antoinette Sterling 247 5.2
Majority 1,355 28.4
Turnout 4,782
Saltwell[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Henry 2,076 65.3
Liberal Democrat Herbert Anderson 400 12.6
Conservative Mark Hardy 355 11.2
BNP George Bainbridge 349 11.0
Majority 1,676 52.7
Turnout 3,180
Teams[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Rice 2,580 67.3
Liberal Democrat James Blythe 522 13.6
Conservative Margaret Bell 403 10.5
BNP Michael Dafter 331 8.6
Majority 2,058 53.7
Turnout 3,836
Whickham North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Maughan 2,472 48.8
Labour Frank Earl 2,201 43.4
Conservative Elaine Robertson 393 7.8
Majority 271 5.4
Turnout 5,066
Whickham South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Marilyn Ord 3,164 58.5
Labour Gary Haley 1,667 30.8
Conservative Peter Ross 576 10.7
Majority 1,494 27.7
Turnout 5,407
Winlaton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Lynn 2,282 53.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Stokel 1,782 42.0
Conservative Ann Bohill 178 4.2
Majority 500 11.8
Turnout 4,242
Wrekendyke[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Green 3,417 75.8
Liberal Democrat John Diston 690 15.3
Conservative John McNeil 398 8.8
Majority 2,727 60.5
Turnout 4,505

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gateshead". BBC Online. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  2. ^ Unwin, Bruce (2002-04-08). "Line-up lists closed for council seats campaigners". The Northern Echo. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Voters can go to the polls early". The Northern Echo. 2002-04-24. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Monkey threatens election sensation". The Northern Echo. 2002-05-03. p. 1. 
  5. ^ Tapping, Colin (2002-05-04). "Labour suffers disappointment in triplicate at mayoral elections". The Northern Echo. p. 9. 
  6. ^ a b "Election results; Local Elections". The Times. 2002-05-03. p. 6. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Gateshead". AndrewTeale. Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 


Preceded by
Gateshead Council election, 2000
Gateshead local elections Succeeded by
Gateshead Council election, 2003