Southampton City Council election, 2002

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Map of the results of the 2002 Southampton council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue.

The 2002 Southampton Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Southampton Unitary Council in Hampshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 increasing the number of seat by 3.[1] The council stayed under no overall control.[2]

Election result[edit]

The results saw no party win a majority on the council,[3] with Labour just remaining the largest party.[4] The Conservatives gained 4 seats,[4] but the Conservative group leader, Conor Burns, lost his seat.[3] Burns came fourth in Bassett ward behind his two party colleagues and Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Mizon.[4]

Southampton Local Election Result 2002[5][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 19 -3 39.6 35.5 46,669 +3.9%
  Liberal Democrat 18 +2 37.5 31.5 41,346 +0.7%
  Conservative 11 +4 22.9 28.4 37,359 -3.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 2.2 2,875 -0.8%
  Green 0 0 0 1.3 1,744 -1.1%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0.5 687 +0.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.3 401 +0.1%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0.1 148 +0.1%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0.1 109 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Bargate (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Harris 819
Labour John Noon 811
Labour Parvin Damani 787
Conservative Clifford Combes 501
Conservative Elsie Warbrick 458
Conservative Tina Lanning 448
Liberal Democrat Roger Blades 258
Liberal Democrat Valerie Grant 258
Liberal Democrat Beaulis Hills 213
UKIP Lorraine Barter 104
Socialist Labour Daniel Angus 91
UKIP Hugo Lamb-Hickman 61
Socialist Labour Michael Holmes 57
Turnout 4,866 16.5
Bassett (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Mizon 1,481
Conservative John Hannides 1,470
Conservative Alec Samuels 1,386
Conservative Conor Burns 1,352
Liberal Democrat Roger Byatt 1,294
Liberal Democrat Brian Chapman 1,282
Labour Michael Brainsby 551
Labour Caran Clay 469
Labour Jean Taylor 457
Turnout 9,742 31.7
Bevois (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Burke 902
Labour Stephen Barnes-Andrews 855
Labour Jacqueline Rayment 775
Independent Bashir Ahmed 768
Independent Harjap Singh 736
Independent Anthony Broomes 640
Conservative Jean Baker 353
Conservative Edward Glossop 326
Conservative Susan Proctor 312
Liberal Democrat Susan Pike 298
Liberal Democrat Michael Beckett 286
Liberal Democrat Maureen Kirkwood 261
Green David Cromwell[6] 244
Socialist Alternative Gavin Marsh 109
Socialist Alliance Ella Noyes 109
Turnout 6,974 25.5
Bitterne (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Penelope Baldwin 1,432
Labour Christine Kelly 1,420
Labour Perry McMillan 1,366
Conservative John Hartwell 709
Conservative Arthur Weaver 616
Conservative Peter Nightingale 563
Liberal Democrat Diana Wills 349
Liberal Democrat Gregory Key 347
Liberal Democrat Robert Naish 341
Turnout 7,143 29.9
Bitterne Park (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Nigel Impey 1,257
Liberal Democrat Anne Work 1,254
Conservative Peter Baillie 1,245
Conservative Eric Mintram 1,212
Liberal Democrat Mark Cooper 1,174
Conservative Matthew Dean 1,121
Labour Sarah Bogle 685
Labour Jonathan Walters 645
Labour David Furnell 637
Turnout 9,230 32.6
Coxford (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Galton 1,328
Liberal Democrat Harry Mitchell 1,272
Liberal Democrat Michael Gausden 1,185
Labour Susanne Fletcher 1,000
Labour Donald Thomas 968
Labour Stephen Fricker 927
Conservative Phyllis Boniface 398
Conservative Jacqueline Mason 377
Conservative Pamela Rees 352
Turnout 7,807 26.5
Freemantle (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Moulton 1,087
Labour Simon Letts 1,062
Conservative Brian Parnell 1,060
Labour Nigel Clark 1,044
Conservative Michael Ball 1,039
Labour Funda Pepperell 993
Liberal Democrat Barbara Cummins 494
Liberal Democrat James Rogerson 401
Green Owain Clarke 348
Liberal Democrat Philip Melrose 344
Green Darren Pickering 314
Socialist Alliance Mark Abel 140
UKIP Ronald Smith 74
Turnout 8,400 27.9
Harefield (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Royston Smith 1,538
Conservative Richard Halderthay 1,512
Conservative Adrian Johnson 1,501
Labour Warwick Payne 1,287
Labour Kenneth Tew 1,252
Labour Norman Rides 1,206
Liberal Democrat Joyce Smerdon 438
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Drake 431
Liberal Democrat Simon Hordley 422
Green Andrew Shaw 204
Turnout 9,791 33.0
Millbrook (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Wakeford 1,651
Liberal Democrat Virginia Moore 1,587
Liberal Democrat George Melrose 1,548
Labour Ceren Davis 795
Labour Eileen Sharp 759
Labour Richard Fricker 710
Conservative William Reynard 394
Conservative Terry Withington 393
Conservative Julian Isaacson 390
Green Joseph Cox 237
Turnout 8,464 28.7
Peartree (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gerry Drake 1,462
Liberal Democrat Norah Goss 1,404
Liberal Democrat John Slade 1,315
Labour Carolyn Burfitt 764
Labour Peter Davis 732
Labour Roger Iles 725
Conservative Marie Chamberlain 430
Conservative Keith Worthy 394
Conservative Brian Lankford 386
Turnout 7,612 28.3
Portswood (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jill Baston 1,830
Liberal Democrat Adrian Vinson 1,675
Liberal Democrat Calvin Horner 1,623
Conservative Liam Ascough 827
Conservative Nicholas Howells 803
Conservative Edward Daunt 798
Labour Joseph Hannigan 667
Labour Joan Rogers 654
Labour Jacob Rahman 591
Socialist Alliance Philip Pope 154
Socialist Alliance Anthony Twine 140
Turnout 9,762 32.3
Redbridge (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Russell 1,444
Labour Dennis Harryman 1,357
Labour Peter Marsh-Jenks 1,283
Liberal Democrat Jill Rudge 831
Conservative Enid Greenham 567
Conservative Lesley Matthews 531
Conservative Christina Philbrick 512
Liberal Democrat Edward Blake 466
Liberal Democrat June Mitchell 414
Socialist Alliance Paul Nicholson 78
Socialist Alliance Mathew Danaher 66
Turnout 7,549 25.0
Shirley (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwina Cooke 1,462
Conservative Terence Matthews 1,388
Conservative Paulette Holt 1,382
Labour Anthony Rees 1,177
Labour William Kearns 1,126
Labour Stuart Webb 997
Independent Simon Hardy 731
Liberal Democrat Paul Kobryn 457
Liberal Democrat Violet Riddle 404
Green John Spottiswoode 397
Liberal Democrat Stephen Trent 384
UKIP Valerie Aston 162
Turnout 10,067 35.6
Sholing (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Blatchford 1,525
Labour June Bridle 1,508
Labour Paul Jenks 1,291
Conservative Lesley Hilliam 1,227
Conservative Philip Lankford 1,174
Conservative Philip Williams 1,105
Liberal Democrat Rita Gatesman 468
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Hawkins 454
Liberal Democrat John Hills 437
Turnout 9,189 31.8
Swaythling (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Beckett 1,154
Liberal Democrat Ann Milton 1,048
Liberal Democrat Terence Holden-Brown 1,006
Labour Christine Medway-Bull 678
Labour Michael Collins 663
Labour Ann Wardle 646
Conservative Emma Webster 404
Conservative Richard Forbes 402
Conservative Benjamin Guy 387
Turnout 6,388 23.3
Woolston (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carol Cunio 1,443
Labour Richard Williams 1,412
Labour Julian Price 1,372
Liberal Democrat David Simpson 1,077
Liberal Democrat David Newman 1,025
Liberal Democrat Colin McPhee 958
Conservative Roy Chamberlain 365
Conservative John Martin 363
Conservative Doris Moore 339
Turnout 8,364 29.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southampton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Election results; Local Election". The Times. 2002-05-04. p. 16. 
  3. ^ a b "Surprises for Labour in London". BBC News Online. 2002-05-03. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  4. ^ a b c "Out Out Out: Local election round-up". Southern Daily Echo. 2002-05-03. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Election details". Southampton City Council. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  6. ^ David Cromwell Why Are We the Good Guys?" Alresford, Hants: Zero Books, 2012, p.29


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