Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council election, 2002

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Elections to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council were held on 2 May 2002. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 increasing the number of seats by 4. The Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.

3 seats in Thistleberry ward were vacant until a by-election in June.

Election result[edit]

Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 29 -1 50.9 42.1 27,775
  Liberal Democrat 18 +5 31.6 29.8 19,700
  Conservative 10 +1 17.5 26.9 17,729
  The Caring Party 0 0 0 0.9 606
  Green 0 0 0 0.3 198
  Independent 0 -1 0 0 0

Ward results[edit]

Audley and Bignall End (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew Wemyss 874
Liberal Democrat Catherine Cornes 834
Labour Edward Boden 786
Liberal Democrat Ian Wilkes 770
Labour Dennis McIntosh 641
Labour Leonard Gibbs 622
Conservative Robert Edwards 328
Conservative Kenneth Rushton 193
Conservative Vera Rushton 173
Turnout 5,221
Bradwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trevor Hambleton 749
Labour John Tatton 730
Labour Tom Meir 697
Conservative Michelle Degg 270
Liberal Democrat Shirley Coxon 243
Conservative Alan Humphreys 234
Conservative Gladys Parfitt 205
Liberal Democrat Patricia Timmis 152
Turnout 3,280
Butt Lane (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mavis Lench 588
Labour John Evans 566
Labour John Macmillan 551
Liberal Democrat Paula Earl 367
Liberal Democrat Silvia Burgess 362
Liberal Democrat John Parsons 340
Conservative Betty Cartwright 136
Conservative John Harper 128
Conservative Nicola Pattison 120
Turnout 3,158
Chesterton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Caddy 635
Labour John Billington 612
Labour Sheila Phillips 565
Conservative Malcolm Moore 234
Liberal Democrat Christopher Wain 207
Conservative Russell Pattison 191
Conservative Price Roberts 182
Turnout 2,626
Clayton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Brooks 525
Conservative Ann Heames 518
Labour Vince Byatt 505
Conservative William Heames 466
Liberal Democrat Julian Colclough 144
Liberal Democrat Marjorie Cookson 139
Turnout 2,297
Cross Heath (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gillian Williams 792
Labour Sylvia Butler 766
Labour John Williams 711
Liberal Democrat Jane Finney 394
Liberal Democrat Leo Hamburger 254
Conservative Mary Cork 199
Conservative Luciana Flackett 174
Conservative Thomas James 163
Turnout 3,453
Halmerend (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Becket 614
Liberal Democrat Gavin Webb 573
Conservative Mark Riley 343
Labour Christopher Cooper 327
Labour Trevor Sproston 311
Conservative Simon Tagg 285
Turnout 2,453
Holditch (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Betty Blaise 499
Labour Vic Finnemore 430
Liberal Democrat Jane Wemyss 125
Conservative Eleanor Moore 83
Conservative Phyllis James 81
Turnout 1,218
Keele (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robin Studd 445
Liberal Democrat Wenslie Naylon 429
Labour Theresa James 155
Labour Brian O'Rourke 143
Conservative Margaret Campbell 89
Conservative Judith Flynn 84
Turnout 1,345
Kidsgrove (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mary Maxfield 752
Labour Margaret Astle 698
Labour Martin Bentley 596
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Hall 579
Liberal Democrat Ephriam Daniels 558
Labour Dorothy Fogg 546
Conservative Elizabeth Heath 97
Conservative Michael James 90
Conservative Richard Watts 81
Turnout 3,997
Knutton and Silverdale (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Maddox 456
Labour David Leech 392
The Caring Party Derrick Huckfield 252
The Caring Party Stephanie Wilcox 144
Liberal Democrat Eric Durber 73
Conservative Peter Davies 71
Conservative David Heath 56
Turnout 1,444
Loggerheads and Whitmore (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Holland 1,166
Conservative Freda Myatt 1,078
Conservative Colin Ince 1,050
Liberal Democrat Anne Becket 292
Labour Anne Farrelly 243
Labour Doris Boden 209
Labour Victor Wilson 178
Turnout 4,216
Madeley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ashley Howells 758
Labour William Sinnott 537
Conservative Andrew Davies 385
Liberal Democrat Bryan Kirkham 369
Conservative Ian Matthews 328
Turnout 2,377
May Bank (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Muffi Fox 836
Liberal Democrat Edward Coxon 763
Liberal Democrat Trevor Johnson 724
Labour Michael Clarke 678
Labour Margaret McQuillan 483
Labour Roy Taylor 458
Conservative Peter Dunn 329
Conservative Anthony Thornber 261
Conservative Marjorie Thornber 232
Turnout 4,764
Newchapel (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Hortense Lowndes 330
Liberal Democrat Sandra Bowyer 313
Labour Gillian Burnett 270
Labour Frank Penell 260
Conservative Nora Salt 221
Conservative Carl Thomson 196
Turnout 1,590
Porthill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bertram Lawton 394
Labour Colin Higginson 390
Conservative John Cooper 363
Conservative Barbara Lewis 249
Liberal Democrat Christopher Dunning 160
Liberal Democrat Neil Adams 138
Turnout 1,694
Ravenscliffe (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian Lewis 420
Labour Raymond Astle 410
Liberal Democrat Christine Slater 394
Labour Edmund Chrzanowski 379
Conservative Edith Greatbach 115
Conservative Jacqueline Heath 90
Turnout 1,808
Seabridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Fear 713
Conservative David Nixon 692
Conservative Peter Hailstones 677
Labour Richard Gorton 569
Labour Cynthia Taylor 485
Labour Harry Matthews 468
Liberal Democrat Kelly Dale 235
Liberal Democrat Craig Ridgway 220
Liberal Democrat Hans Liebeck 189
Turnout 4,248
Silverdale and Parksite (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine Blake 480
Labour George Cairns 369
The Caring Party George Tweedie 110
Liberal Democrat John Naylon 105
Liberal Democrat Angela Studd 101
The Caring Party Geoffrey Cubley 100
Conservative Robert Titterton 100
Conservative Sydney Trickett 82
Turnout 1,447
Talke (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Raymond Slater 657
Liberal Democrat Arthur Amos 648
Labour Lynda Griffiths 358
Labour Robina Macmillan 314
Conservative Shirley Titterton 75
Conservative Pauline Trickett 63
Turnout 2,115
Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Clarke 556
Liberal Democrat David Clarke 534
Liberal Democrat Christopher Malkin 486
Labour Stephen James 427
Conservative Winston Cooper 131
Conservative Adam Howard 110
Turnout 2,244
Westlands (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glennis Deakin 1,166
Conservative Mary Moss 1,122
Conservative Michael Flynn 1,034
Labour Laura Stoddard 401
Liberal Democrat David Dugdale 337
Labour Peter Munn 336
Liberal Democrat Hilary Jones 331
Liberal Democrat Susan Willson 308
Labour Ike Williams 300
Turnout 5,335
Wolstanton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Foy 580
Liberal Democrat Andrew Worsey 549
Liberal Democrat Pamela Patten 538
Liberal Democrat John Cornes 495
Labour Sandra Hambleton 446
Labour Sheridon Lamb 445
Green Ann Beirne 198
Conservative David Cooper 186
Conservative John Vernon 124
Conservative Christopher Trickett 117
Turnout 3,678

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