Penwith Council election, 2002

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Elections to Penwith Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 40.3%

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Penwith Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 6 +2 54.5 37.2 4,539
  Conservative 2 0 18.2 23.9 2,917
  Independent 1 -2 9.1 28.6 3,489
  Labour 1 0 9.1 7.4 897
  Mebyon Kernow 1 0 9.1 2.1 260
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.7 91

One Labour and one Mebyon Kernow candidate was unopposed

Ward results[edit]

Hayle-Gwithian
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Terry Lello 946 53.1
Independent Jeremy Joslin 837 46.9
Majority 109 6.2
Turnout 1,783 37.0
Lelant and Carbis Bay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Penhaligon 866 63.6
Liberal Democrat Victoria White 271 19.9
Labour Terence Murray 225 16.5
Majority 595 43.7
Turnout 1,362 41.0
Ludgvan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Alice Bailey 1,405 85.4
Independent Peter Mates 240 14.6
Majority 1,165 70.8
Turnout 1,645 39.7
Penzance Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Mebyon Kernow Philip Rendle unopposed
Penzance East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Caroline White 703 46.8
Labour Robin Gregory 345 23.0
Conservative Pauline Reynolds 220 14.6
Independent Ruth Lewarne 138 9.2
UKIP Jeffrey Mager 54 3.6
Independent Joby Jackson 43 2.9
Majority 358 23.8
Turnout 1,503 38.0
Penzance North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mario Fonk 790 62.7
Conservative Godfrey Penhaligon 298 23.7
Independent Paul Nicholson 172 13.7
Majority 492 39.0
Turnout 1,260 37.8
Penzance South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Payne unopposed
Penzance West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Simon Reed 479 38.2
Independent Sam Ryan 308 24.6
Conservative James Champion 307 24.5
Independent Malcolm Lawrence 123 9.8
UKIP Michael Faulkner 37 3.0
Majority 171 13.6
Turnout 1,254 46.7
Perranuthnoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Sanderson 492 56.7
Conservative Kenneth Wood 375 43.3
Majority 117 13.4
Turnout 867 50.5
St Ives North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew Mitchell 858 82.8
Conservative Margaret Milton 178 17.2
Majority 680 65.6
Turnout 1,036 35.8
St Just
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Eddy 673 42.8
Labour Cornelius Olivier 327 20.8
Mebyon Kernow Andrew Moyle 260 16.5
Independent Hilary Eddy 223 14.2
UKIP Rose Smith 91 5.8
Majority 346 22.0
Turnout 1,574 43.9

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