Purbeck District Council election, 2002

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Elections to Purbeck District Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Purbeck Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 4 0 50.0 30.5 2,344
  Independent 3 0 37.5 21.2 1,627
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 12.5 35.9 2,757
  Labour 0 0 0 12.5 962

One Independent candidate was unopposed.

Ward results[edit]

Bere Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Wharf unopposed
Creech Barrow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Cake 329 51.2
Liberal Democrat Mark Howlett 200 31.1
Labour Robert Huskinson 114 17.7
Majority 129 20.1
Turnout 643
Langton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Lovell 393 53.1
Liberal Democrat William Wilson 304 41.1
Labour Leigh van de Zande 43 5.8
Majority 89 12.0
Turnout 740
Lytchett Matravers
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Angus McDonald 652 53.1
Liberal Democrat Royston Fox 575 46.9
Majority 77 6.2
Turnout 1,227
Purbeck West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Elizabeth Rudd 279 69.9
Labour Jon Davey 120 30.1
Majority 159 39.8
Turnout 399
Swanage South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Suttle 717 42.5
Labour Cherry Bartlett 566 33.5
Liberal Democrat Hilary O'Donocan 406 24.0
Majority 151 9.0
Turnout 1,689
Wareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Budd 1,003 42.5
Independent Leslie Burns 696 29.5
Conservative Jane Patterson 544 23.0
Labour Audrey Tighe 119 5.0
Majority 307 13.0
Turnout 2,362
Winfrith
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Barnes 361 57.3
Liberal Democrat Eric Osmond 269 42.7
Majority 92 14.6
Turnout 630

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