Milton Keynes Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Campaign[edit]

The Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair came to Milton Keynes to launch his party's local election campaign.[3] Labour were defending control of Milton Keynes council, but before the election were relying on the casting vote of the mayor to keep control, after 2 Labour councillors left the party to become independents.[4]

The election in Milton Keynes saw a relaxation of the rules for requesting a postal vote, allowing anyone who wanted to vote by post.[5] As a results the number of postal vote requests increased from the normal 1,100 to 3,600.[5]

Election result[edit]

The results saw no party win a majority on the council, with Labour losing seats, including 3 to the Conservatives.[6]

Milton Keynes Local Election Result 2000[7][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 9 1 0 +1 50.0 34.5 11,994 +5.6%
  Conservative 5 4 0 +4 27.8 30.7 10,670 +1.3%
  Labour 4 1 4 -3 22.2 31.6 10,977 -5.2%
  Independent 0 0 2 -2 0 1.9 648 -1.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 489 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Bradwell[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Phillip Gerrella 1,281 53.8
Labour Graeme Lindsay 776 32.6
Conservative Dean Miah 324 13.6
Majority 505 21.2
Turnout 2,381
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Bradwell Abbey[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Hoyle 503 43.4
Labour David Lewis 497 42.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Williams 159 13.7
Majority 6 0.5
Turnout 1,159
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Campbell Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Roger Tallack 1,154 54.7 -6.8
Labour Martin Petchey 498 23.6 -3.1
Conservative Malcolm Fryer-Kelsey 386 18.3 +9.5
Green Clive Bailey 72 3.4 +3.4
Majority 656 31.1 -3.7
Turnout 2,110
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Denbigh[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Jacobs 1,021 38.5 +5.7
Labour Gladstone McKenzie 952 35.9 -16.1
Independent William Harnett 435 16.4 +16.4
Liberal Democrat Edis Bevan 243 9.2 -6.0
Majority 69 2.6
Turnout 2,651
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Eaton Manor[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reginald Edwards 809 62.6
Conservative Dennis Thatcher 326 25.2
Liberal Democrat Vanessa McPake 158 12.2
Majority 483 37.4
Turnout 1,293
Labour hold Swing
Linford North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Benning 929 47.0 +1.5
Conservative David Tunney 633 32.1 +3.7
Labour John Mclinton 326 16.5 -6.2
Green Peter Edwards 87 4.4 +1.0
Majority 296 15.0 -2.1
Turnout 1,975
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Linford South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Monk 1,117 54.8 +11.1
Labour Claudine Elliott 625 30.7 -6.3
Conservative Peter Davies 297 14.6 -0.6
Majority 492 24.1 +17.4
Turnout 2,039
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Loughton Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Dransfield 1,382 50.5 +6.7
Labour George Conchie 1,016 37.2 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Isabella Fraser 336 12.3 +1.1
Majority 366 13.4
Turnout 2,734
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Newport Pagnell North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Euan Henderson 1,079 67.1
Conservative Michael Horton 331 20.6
Labour Brian Todd 197 12.3
Majority 748 46.5
Turnout 1,607
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Newport Pagnell South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Irene Henderson 1,239 68.5
Conservative Amanda Box 336 18.6
Labour Dawn Hoyle 234 12.9
Majority 903 49.9
Turnout 1,809
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Olney[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Graham Mabbutt 974 54.4
Conservative Ann Johnston 449 25.1
Independent Joan Jones 213 11.9
Labour Peter Hevey 156 8.7
Majority 525 29.3
Turnout 1,792
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stantonbury[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Miller 688 42.1 +12.2
Labour Henry Kilkenny 598 36.6 -16.5
Liberal Democrat Robert Exon 283 17.3 +3.8
Green Carol Barac 66 4.0 +0.5
Majority 90 5.5
Turnout 1,635
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Stony Stratford[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Bartlett 1,331 51.4 +5.1
Labour Mary Stone 1,061 41.0 -5.8
Liberal Democrat Derek Eastman 195 7.5 +0.5
Majority 270 10.4
Turnout 2,587
Conservative hold Swing
Walton Park (2)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Pym 1,145
Liberal Democrat Clive Carruthers 1,073
Conservative Neil Cawley 490
Conservative Louise Cooper 458
Labour Sarah Gilmour-Sorensen 291
Labour Michael Duff 240
Turnout 3,697
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Whaddon[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Campbell 755 47.0
Conservative Derrick Connor 683 42.5
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Drewett 168 10.5
Majority 72 4.5
Turnout 1,606
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Wolverton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hilary Saunders 981 53.6 -6.3
Conservative Ashraful Hoque 469 25.6 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Martin Snell 197 10.8 +0.2
Green Alan Francis 184 10.0 +0.1
Majority 512 28.0 -12.4
Turnout 1,831
Labour hold Swing
Woughton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Wilson 965 51.5 -11.5
Conservative William Kenyon 563 30.1 +7.5
Liberal Democrat James Forsyth 264 14.1 -0.3
Green Claire Butler 80 4.3 +4.3
Majority 402 21.5 -18.9
Turnout 1,872
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milton Keynes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 6 May 2000. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Blair goes on offensive in run-up to elections". Financial Times. 14 April 2000. p. 4. 
  4. ^ Salman, Saba (25 April 2000). "Local voters set to kick Blair over mayoral 'fix'". Evening Standard. p. 22. 
  5. ^ a b Wainwright, Martin (15 May 2000). "Comment & Analysis: Analysis: Making it easy: Experiments to improve the turnout in local elections have had an impact, although some voters still want to use a polling station". The Guardian. p. 17. 
  6. ^ Salman, Saba (5 May 2000). "Labour loses 600 seats in Tory fightback". Evening Standard. p. 52. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Local Election Results May 4, 2000". Milton Keynes Council. Archived from the original on 2002-06-18. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 6 May 2000. p. 10.