Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Newcastle-under-Lyme Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 1 1 0 50.0 36.9 8,655 -5.2%
  Conservative 5 2 0 +2 25.0 28.1 6,583 +1.2%
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 3 -3 20.0 31.3 7,344 +1.5%
  Caring Party 1 1 0 +1 5.0 3.1 738 +2.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 91 +0.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 19 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Audley and Bignall End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Melicha Lewis 669 39.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Wilkes 649 38.6
Conservative Robert Edwards 365 21.7
Majority 20 1.2
Turnout 1,683
Labour hold Swing
Bradwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Hambleton 756 60.7
Conservative David Parfitt 247 19.8
Liberal Democrat David Dugdale 243 19.5
Majority 509 30.9
Turnout 1,246
Labour hold Swing
Butt Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Macmillan 482 49.6
Liberal Democrat Maurice Leese 336 34.6
Conservative Pauline Rowley 153 15.8
Majority 146 15.0
Turnout 971
Labour hold Swing
Chesterton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Phillips 563 56.8
Liberal Democrat Andrew Cooley 278 28.1
Conservative Malcolm Moore 150 15.1
Majority 285 28.7
Turnout 991
Labour hold Swing
Cross Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Williams 740 59.8
Liberal Democrat Leo Hamburger 218 17.6
Conservative Eleanor Moore 183 14.8
Caring Party Stephanie Wilcox 96 7.8
Majority 522 42.2
Turnout 1,237
Labour hold Swing
Halmerend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gavin Webb 636 51.1
Labour Trevor Sproston 332 26.7
Conservative Mark Riley 277 22.2
Majority 304 24.4
Turnout 1,245
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Keele
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Wenslie Naylon 231 67.0
Labour Jacqueline Fowler 64 18.6
Conservative Joanne Hampton 50 14.5
Majority 167 48.4
Turnout 345
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kidsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Bentley 673 54.7
Liberal Democrat Robert Porter 427 34.7
Conservative Edward Lowe 131 10.6
Majority 146 20.0
Turnout 1,231
Labour hold Swing
Knutton and Silverdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Leech 461 54.4
Caring Party Derrick Huckfield 319 37.6
Liberal Democrat Julian Colclough 41 4.8
Independent Michael Nicklin 19 2.2
Conservative Michael James 8 0.9
Majority 142 16.8
Turnout 848
Labour hold Swing
Loggerheads and Whitmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Ince 1,176 73.3
Labour Brian O'Rourke 261 16.3
Liberal Democrat Brian Machin 168 10.5
Majority 915 57.0
Turnout 1,605
Conservative hold Swing
Madeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Sinnott 444 43.9
Liberal Democrat Bryan Kirkham 351 34.7
Conservative Andrew Davies 216 21.4
Majority 93 9.2
Turnout 1,011
Labour hold Swing
May Bank
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Tagg 810 44.5
Liberal Democrat Trevor Johnson 601 33.0
Labour Margaret McQuillan 408 22.4
Majority 209 11.5
Turnout 1,819
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Newchapel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nora Salt 305 39.9
Liberal Democrat Sandra Bowyer 238 31.1
Labour Eileen Astle 222 29.0
Majority 67 8.8
Turnout 765
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Ravenscliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Astle 328 44.3
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Hall 291 39.3
Conservative Edgar Greatbatch 121 16.4
Majority 37 5.0
Turnout 740
Labour hold Swing
Seabridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hailstones 618 46.1
Labour Stephen James 481 35.9
Liberal Democrat Eric Durber 242 18.0
Majority 137 10.2
Turnout 1,341
Conservative hold Swing
Silverdale and Park Site
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Caring Party Eileen Braithwaite 323 40.8
Labour George Cairns 311 39.3
Liberal Democrat John Cornes 83 10.5
Conservative James Albinson 75 9.5
Majority 12 1.5
Turnout 792
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Talke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Arthur Amos 532 58.4
Labour Tom Meir 273 30.0
Conservative Beverley Yearsley 106 11.6
Majority 259 28.4
Turnout 911
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Thistleberry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat William Jones 943 58.0
Conservative Bruce Worthington 387 23.8
Labour Joseph Matthews 297 18.3
Majority 556 34.2
Turnout 1,627
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Westlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Lefroy 1,001 59.0
Liberal Democrat Hilary Jones 410 24.1
Labour Ann Beech 287 16.9
Majority 591 34.9
Turnout 1,698
Conservative hold Swing
Wolstanton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Clarke 603 45.5
Liberal Democrat Pamela Patten 426 32.2
Conservative John Cooper 204 15.4
Green Ann Beirne 91 6.9
Majority 177 13.3
Turnout 1,324
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

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