Knowsley Council election, 2000

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Elections to Knowsley Council were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1] Overall turnout was 18.0%. The election in Longview ward was postponed until June.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Knowsley Local Election Result 2000
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 18 -2 85.7 60.3 11,388 -9.1%
  Liberal Democrat 3 +2 14.3 24.2 4,567 +13.5%
  Conservative 0 0 0 11.3 2,139 -0.7%
  Independent 0 0 0 3.6 688 -4.1%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0.5 90 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Cantril Farm
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Francis O'Rourke 296 54.4 -0.1
Independent Ian Williams 224 41.2 -1.2
Conservative Robert Arnall 24 4.4 +1.2
Majority 72 13.2 +1.2
Turnout 544 15.0 -1.8
Cherryfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Smith 435 67.8 -8.2
Independent Norman Harris 157 24.5 +0.5
Conservative Anthony Upham 50 7.8 +7.8
Majority 278 43.3 -8.7
Turnout 642 15.3 +0.1
Halewood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Smithson 1,154 65.9 +43.6
Labour Keith McGhee 454 25.9 -36.8
Conservative Gillian Robertson 142 8.1 -6.9
Majority 700 40.0
Turnout 1,750 23.7 +4.0
Halewood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Nicholson 458 67.8
Liberal Democrat Cecelia Saleemi 218 32.2
Majority 240 35.6
Turnout 676 16.6
Halewood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Hogg 459 67.2 -2.6
Liberal Democrat Sarah Smithson 224 32.8 +2.6
Majority 235 34.4 -5.2
Turnout 683 15.5 -2.4
Kirkby Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John King 561 90.9 -2.5
Conservative Charles Brent 56 9.1 +2.5
Majority 505 81.8 -5.0
Turnout 617 14.2 -3.2
Knowsley Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Foulkes 501 56.0 -2.9
Conservative Thomas Fagan 393 44.0 +2.9
Majority 108 12.0 -5.8
Turnout 894 17.5 -4.0
Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Williams 546 90.2 +23.5
Conservative Andrew Pates 59 9.8 +7.2
Majority 487 80.4 +44.4
Turnout 605 16.4 -4.2
Page Moss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maragret Flaherty 534 70.0
Liberal Democrat June Porter 139 18.2
Socialist Labour Carole Whatham 90 11.8
Majority 395 51.8
Turnout 763 14.4
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ernest Parker 605 59.8 -12.3
Independent John Gallagher 297 29.3 +7.5
Conservative Geoffrey Allen 110 10.9 +4.7
Majority 308 30.5 -19.8
Turnout 1,012 17.8 -2.7
Prescot East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Joseph McGarry 599 62.1 +18.2
Labour Joan Molloy 366 37.9 -15.1
Majority 233 24.2
Turnout 965 21.7 +0.0
Prescot West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Eric Byron 896 62.0 +11.2
Labour Derek McEgan 548 38.0 -8.6
Majority 348 24.0 +19.8
Turnout 1,444 31.8 +2.8
Princess
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth McGlashan 467 80.1
Liberal Democrat William Sommerfield 116 19.9
Majority 351 60.2
Turnout 583 13.7
Roby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christina O'Hare 766 45.2 -11.0
Conservative Gary Robertson 689 40.7 +11.2
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Lappin 229 13.5 +13.5
Independent John Webster 10 0.6 -13.7
Majority 77 4.5 -22.2
Turnout 1,694 24.4 -1.6
St Gabriels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian O'Hare 472 55.5 -33.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Davis 312 36.7 +36.7
Conservative Susan Ford 67 7.9 -3.4
Majority 160 18.8 -58.6
Turnout 851 19.4 -0.1
St Michaels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Curran 578 79.9
Liberal Democrat Inagh Smith 145 20.1
Majority 433 59.8
Turnout 723 16.7
Swanside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Maguire 858 70.7 -13.7
Conservative Stephen McPartland 190 15.7 +0.1
Liberal Democrat John Wynn 166 13.7 +13.7
Majority 668 55.0 -13.8
Turnout 1,214 20.3 -1.5
Tower Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Halpin 529 88.5 -3.9
Conservative Thomas Lee 69 11.5 +3.9
Majority 460 77.0 -7.8
Turnout 598 10.7 -1.9
Whiston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Murphy 570 70.5 -8.0
Liberal Democrat Ann Whatham 238 29.5 +8.0
Majority 332 41.0 -16.0
Turnout 808 15.9 -3.8
Whiston South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Howard 736 68.7 -9.0
Conservative Mark Salmon 204 19.0 -3.3
Liberal Democrat Michael Lappin 131 12.2 +12.2
Majority 532 49.7 -5.7
Turnout 1,071 19.0 -3.7
Whitefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Keats 649 88.3 +15.9
Conservative Lorna Gough 86 11.7 +5.4
Majority 563 76.6 +25.5
Turnout 735 13.8 -0.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Knowsley". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 


Preceded by
Knowsley Council election, 1999
Knowsley local elections Succeeded by
Knowsley Council election, 2002