Hull Council election, 2003

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Map of the results of the 2003 Hull council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Independent in grey, Uncontested in cream.

The 2003 Hull Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

The council had fallen from Labour control in the 2002 election after the Liberal Democrats made big gains.[2] The 2003 election saw controversy over a proposal to demolish 2,500 council houses in Hull,[2] which had seen some Liberal Democrat cabinet members sacked and other councillors leave the party.[3] The results saw Labour make 4 gains to become the largest party on the council once again,[4] which enabled them to form the administration on the council.[5]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Hull Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 4 0 +4 52.6 44.8 16,570 +5.7%
  Liberal Democrat 7 0 3 -3 36.8 37.3 13,823 -8.8%
  Independent 2 0 1 -1 10.5 7.2 2,658 +0.9%
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 7.2 2,661 +0.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 507 +0.7%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 330 +0.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 271 +0.4%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 167 +0.4%
  Legalise Cannabis 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 39 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Avenue[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Woods 1,449 57.9
Labour Harold Neilson 708 28.3
Green Louise Muston 180 7.2
Socialist Alliance Geoffrey Collier 167 6.7
Majority 741 29.6
Turnout 2,504
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Beverley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David McCobb 1,386 61.1
Labour John Shields 542 23.9
Conservative Andrew Forster 339 15.0
Majority 844 37.2
Turnout 2,267
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Boothferry[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Karen Woods 1,086 44.5
Labour Michael Whiting 971 39.8
Conservative John Sharp 383 15.7
Majority 115 4.7
Turnout 2,440
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bransholme East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nadene Burton 538 40.3
Labour John Webster 445 33.3
Liberal Democrat Dereck Hardman 274 20.5
BNP Alan Siddle 77 5.8
Majority 93 7.0
Turnout 1,334
Independent hold Swing
Bransholme West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Wilson 823 69.2 +7.2
Liberal Democrat Karen Mathieson 162 13.6 -15.6
BNP Richard Brown 119 10.0 +10.0
Independent Robert Harrison 86 7.2 +7.2
Majority 661 55.6 +22.8
Turnout 1,190
Labour hold Swing
Derringham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Clare Page 720 35.5
Labour Brian Wadforth 663 32.7
UKIP John Cornforth 271 13.4
Liberal Democrat Garry Oglesby 194 9.6
Conservative Robert Cook 181 8.9
Majority 57 2.8
Turnout 2,029
Independent hold Swing
Drypool[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Wareing 1,312 53.2
Liberal Democrat Maureen Obridge 996 40.4
Conservative Alan Winzor 158 6.4
Majority 316 12.8
Turnout 2,466
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Holderness[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Yvonne Uzzell 1,131 45.2
Labour Rilba Jones 1,105 44.2
Conservative Albert Greendale 266 10.6
Majority 26 1.0
Turnout 2,502
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Ings[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Webster 1,486 51.7
Liberal Democrat Frederick Healand 1,164 40.5
Conservative Andrew Hanson 226 7.9
Majority 322 11.2
Turnout 2,876
Labour hold Swing
Kings Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Carl Minns 716 55.6
Labour Daniel Brown 363 28.2
Independent Katharina Hancock 152 11.8
Conservative Sheila Airey 56 4.4
Majority 353 27.2
Turnout 1,287
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Longhill[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Black 1,221 63.8
Liberal Democrat Arthur Walker 395 20.6
Conservative Robert Brown 188 9.8
Green Raymond Atkin 110 5.7
Majority 826 43.2
Turnout 1,914
Labour hold Swing
Marfleet[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brenda Petch 1,335 75.3
Liberal Democrat Martin Uzzell 438 24.7
Majority 897 50.6
Turnout 1,773
Labour hold Swing
Myton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Inglis 1,154 57.2
Liberal Democrat Miriam Benson 489 24.3
Conservative Richard McConnell 150 7.4
Independent Malcolm Fields 130 6.4
Green Peter Grayley 93 4.6
Majority 665 32.9
Turnout 2,016
Labour hold Swing
Newington[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathryn Lavery 650 53.1
Liberal Democrat David Harris 457 37.4
Conservative David Thompson 116 9.5
Majority 193 15.7
Turnout 1,223
Labour hold Swing
Newland[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mark Collinson 587 44.6
Labour Rodney Evans 506 38.5
Conservative Basil Bulmer 106 8.1
Green James Russell 77 5.9
Legalise Cannabis Carl Wagner 39 3.0
Majority 81 6.1
Turnout 1,315
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Orchard Park and Greenwood[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trevor Larsen 1,095 52.0
Independent Tony Fee 387 18.4
Independent Louis Barron 358 17.0
BNP David Hannam 134 6.4
Liberal Democrat Adam Williams 132 6.3
Majority 708 33.6
Turnout 2,106
Labour hold Swing
Pickering[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Lowery 1,045 45.5
Liberal Democrat Ann Godden 790 34.4
Independent Peter Mawer 239 10.4
Conservative Reginald Britton 173 7.5
Independent Glenn Dickinson 48 2.1
Majority 255 11.1
Turnout 2,295
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Sutton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Turner 1,146 46.1
Liberal Democrat Kalvin Neal 1,145 46.1
Conservative Colin Baxter 194 7.8
Majority 1 0.04
Turnout 2,485
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
University[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christine Randall 832 47.7
Labour John Nicholson 741 42.4
Conservative David Whellan 125 7.2
Green Gertrude Garton 47 2.7
Majority 81 5.3
Turnout 1,745
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

No elections were held in Bricknell, Southcoates East, Southcoates West and St Andrews wards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Labour faces tough Yorkshire fight". BBC News Online. 2003-04-07. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Election preview: Education remains key issue as parties poised to undergo test". Yorkshire Post. 2004-05-14. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Yorkshire Lincolnshire: Swings and Roundabouts". BBC News Online. 2003-05-02. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  5. ^ "Labour make comeback in Hull". BBC News Online. 2003-05-02. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Election results; English Councils; Local elections 2003". The Times. 2003-05-02. p. 16. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "City of Kingston Upon Hull Ward Elections". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 


Preceded by
Hull Council election, 2002
Hull local elections Succeeded by
Hull Council election, 2004