Knowsley Council election, 2002

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Elections to Knowsley Council 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] Overall turnout was 23.7%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Knowsley Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 19 -3 86.4 60.9 15,969 +0.6%
  Liberal Democrat 3 +3 13.6 21.6 5,665 -2.6%
  Conservative 0 0 0 7.5 1,968 -3.8%
  Independent 0 0 0 5.1 1,347 +1.5%
  Kirkby Labour Alliance Party 0 0 0 3.7 957 +3.7%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0.8 203 +0.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0.4 93 +0.4%

Ward results[edit]

Cantril Farm
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Weiightman 454 61.1 +6.7
Independent Ian Williams 268 36.1 -5.1
Conservative Delyth Arnall 21 2.8 -1.6
Majority 186 25.0 +11.8
Turnout 743 20.9 +6.9
Cherryfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jayne Aston 604 71.7 +3.9
Independent Norman Harris 192 22.8 -1.7
Conservative Charles Brent 46 5.5 -2.3
Majority 397 48.6 +5.3
Turnout 842 19.6 +4.3
Halewood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sarah Smithson 1,096 54.4 -11.5
Labour Lindsey Moorhead-Taylor 775 38.5 +12.6
Conservative Gillian Robertson 143 7.1 -1.0
Majority 421 15.9 -24.1
Turnout 2,014 25.7 +2.0
Halewood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Moorrhead 552 64.3 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Sharon Fricker 181 21.1 -11.1
Socialist Labour Stephen Whatham 125 14.6 +14.6
Majority 371 43.2 +7.6
Turnout 858 20.1 +3.5
Halewood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Swann 633 63.9 -3.3
Liberal Democrat Shelly Powell 193 19.5 -13.3
Independent Frederick Gibb 113 11.4 +11.4
Socialist Labour Eric McIntosh 51 5.2 +5.2
Majority 440 44.4 +10.4
Turnout 990 22.7 +7.2
Kirkby Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqueline Harris 841 92.2 +1.3
Conservative Douglas Christie 71 7.8 -1.3
Majority 770 84.4 +2.6
Turnout 912 19.8 +5.6
Knowsley Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrica Devlin 658 57.3 +1.3
Conservative Robert Arnall 403 35.1 -8.9
Liberal Democrat John Nield 87 7.6 +7.6
Majority 255 22.2 +10.2
Turnout 1,148 22.8 +5.3
Longview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Kearns 627 85.7 +28.4
Liberal Democrat Alan Davis 105 14.3 -21.0
Majority 522 71.4 +49.4
Turnout 732 18.2 +2.5
Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Connor 606 70.5 -19.7
Kirkby Labour Alliance Party George Rowe 209 24.3 +24.3
Conservative Thomas Fagan 45 5.2 -4.6
Majority 397 46.2 -34.2
Turnout 860 24.6 +8.2
Page Moss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Murphy 720 56.1 -13.9
Independent Edward Robb 407 31.7 +31.7
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Lappin 129 10.1 -8.1
Socialist Labour Carole Whatham 27 2.1 -9.7
Majority 313 24.4 -27.4
Turnout 1,283 24.4 +10.0
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Lonergan 979 63.0 +3.2
Kirkby Labour Alliance Party Peter Fisher 375 24.1 +24.1
Conservative Geoffrey Allen 106 6.8 -4.1
Green James Oakley 93 6.0 +6.0
Majority 604 38.9 +8.4
Turnout 1,553 26.7 +8.9
Prescot East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jean Waring 786 61.6 -0.5
Labour Jacqueline Friar 489 38.4 +0.5
Majority 297 23.2 -1.0
Turnout 1,275 28.4 +6.7
Prescot West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Denis Rimmer 784 55.8 -6.2
Labour George Hayward 531 37.8 -0.2
Conservative Sylvia Christie 91 6.5 +6.5
Majority 253 18.0 -6.0
Turnout 1,406 28.5 -3.3
Princess
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Quirk 605 88.2 +8.1
Liberal Democrat June Porter 81 11.8 -8.1
Majority 524 76.4 +16.2
Turnout 686 17.1 +3.4
Roby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Quilliam 1,142 54.9 +9.7
Conservative Gary Robertson 691 33.2 -7.5
Liberal Democrat Cecilia Saleemi 249 12.0 -1.5
Majority 451 21.7 +17.2
Turnout 2,082 29.4 +5.0
St Gabriels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Hedges 700 53.3 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Frederick Fricker 573 43.6 +6.9
Conservative Ronald Robinson 41 3.1 -4.8
Majority 127 9.7 -9.1
Turnout 1,314 29.1 +9.7
St Michaels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Keith 775 78.2 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Jean Rimmer 216 21.8 +1.7
Majority 559 56.4 -3.4
Turnout 991 23.1 +6.4
Swanside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Wright 1,105 72.3 +1.6
Liberal Democrat John Waring 227 14.8 +1.1
Conservative Thomas Lee 197 12.9 -2.8
Majority 878 57.5 +2.5
Turnout 1,529 25.5 +5.2
Tower Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Grierson 649 58.8 -29.7
Independent John Bennett 208 18.9 +18.9
Kirkby Labour Alliance Party Michael Scully 200 18.1 +18.1
Conservative Gillian Allen 46 4.2 -7.3
Majority 441 39.9 -37.1
Turnout 1,103 17.7 +7.0
Whiston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Gaffney 674 51.5 -19.0
Liberal Democrat Marjorie Sommerfield 635 48.5 +19.0
Majority 39 3.0 -38.0
Turnout 1,309 22.7 +6.8
Whiston South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vincent Cullen 927 65.8 -2.9
Liberal Democrat Joan McGarry 323 22.9 +10.7
Independent Mark Salmon 159 11.3 +11.3
Majority 604 42.9 -6.8
Turnout 1,409 23.9 +4.9
Whitefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doris Keats 923 79.4 -8.9
Kirkby Labour Alliance Party John Gallagher 173 14.9 +14.9
Conservative Lorna Gough 67 5.8 -5.9
Majority 750 64.5 -12.1
Turnout 1,163 21.3 +7.5

References[edit]

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


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