Stroud District Council election, 2002

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The 2002 Stroud Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Stroud District Council in Gloucestershire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 4.[1] The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[2]

Election result[edit]

Before the election the Conservatives were the largest party on the council with 24 seats, 4 seats short of having a majority.[3] The results saw the Conservatives gain control of the council after Labour lost seats.[4] Overall turnout in the election was 39.83%.[5]

Stroud local election result 2002[5][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 29 +5 56.9 41.5 26,705 -4.2%
  Labour 12 -6 23.5 28.9 18,592 +2.4%
  Liberal Democrat 4 -1 7.8 16.3 10,471 -3.9%
  Green 4 0 7.8 10.4 6,693 +5.5%
  Independent 2 -2 3.9 2.4 1,533 +0.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.6 365 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Amberley and Woodchester[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Glanfield 480 53.9
Green Sheila Macfadyen 160 18.0
Liberal Democrat Margaret Edmunds 134 15.1
Labour John Appleton 116 13.0
Majority 320 36.0
Turnout 890 50.9
Berkeley Vale (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Winter 659
Conservative Benjamin Francis 619
Labour David Shaw 600
Labour Michael Denning 572
Turnout 2,450 39.3
Bisley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Fleming 436 49.3
Green Steven Penny 388 43.9
UKIP Anthony Gardiner 60 6.8
Majority 48 5.4
Turnout 884 50.9
Cainscross (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Eccles 961
Labour Andrew Read 815
Labour Anthony Shortt 716
Conservative Norma Rodman 384
Liberal Democrat Darren Jones 374
Liberal Democrat Graham Lloyd-Jones 334
Independent Graham Stanley 329
Liberal Democrat Hilary Howe 328
Conservative Ann Kendall 321
Conservative Ralph Kenber 282
Green Philip Williams 133
Green Martin Jakes 112
Turnout 5,089 35.4
Cam East (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hudson 537
Labour Miranda Clifton 520
Conservative William Fearnley-Whittingstall 504
Labour William Hamilton 444
Liberal Democrat Charles Hartley 343
Liberal Democrat Keith Pearce 329
Turnout 2,677 41.2
Cam West (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Dennis Andrewartha 631
Labour John Fowles 485
Liberal Democrat John Dapling 449
Labour Daryl Matthews 372
Conservative Gail Fearnley-Whittingstall 242
Conservative Desmond Lashbrook 187
Turnout 2,366 38.4
Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Williams 273 52.3
Labour Ronald Nichols 148 28.4
Green David Michael 101 19.3
Majority 125 23.9
Turnout 522 37.7
Chalford (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Fellows 941
Conservative Susan Fellows 887
Conservative Elizabeth Peters 743
Labour David Taylor 522
Liberal Democrat Barbara Brown 487
Labour Jamila Gavin 473
Green David Wood 399
Green Catherine Shuckburgh 352
Green Mark Epton 232
UKIP Leslie Banstead 192
Turnout 5,228 38.4
Coaley and Uley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Janet Wood 574 54.2
Conservative Caroline Chisolm 352 33.2
Labour George East 71 6.7
Green Janet Griffiths 63 5.9
Majority 222 20.9
Turnout 1,060 57.6
Dursley (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Basil Allen 723
Labour Hilary Fowles 683
Conservative Loraine Patrick 600
Liberal Democrat Brian Marsh 573
Labour Paul Denney 548
Liberal Democrat Veronica Harding 528
Labour Paul Mapplebeck 525
Conservative Terence Morgan 499
Liberal Democrat Patrick Blitz 497
Turnout 5,176 38.5
Eastington and Standish[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Stephens 282 47.5
Conservative Thomas James 228 38.4
Green Valerie Hicken 84 14.1
Majority 54 9.1
Turnout 594 39.8
Farmhill and Paganhill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sheffie Mohammed 292 55.6
Labour Andy Treacher 82 15.6
Conservative Catherine James 74 14.1
Liberal Democrat Deborah Sutherland 55 10.5
Green Annabel Caddle 22 4.2
Majority 210 40.0
Turnout 525 30.2
Hardwicke (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Littleton 711
Conservative David Tomlins 641
Labour Catherine Moore 395
Turnout 1,747 31.2
Kingswood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Hemming 408 72.7
Conservative Brenda Lock 153 27.3
Majority 255 45.5
Turnout 561 36.4
Minchinhampton (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorcas Binns 888
Conservative Elisabeth Bird 874
Labour Martin Alder 356
Green Oscar Hull 140
UKIP Adrian Blake 113
Labour David Griffiths 113
Green Elizabeth Cranston 111
Turnout 2,595 36.4
Nailsworth (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sybil Bruce 777
Conservative Mohammed Akhtar 716
Conservative John Jeffreys 668
Labour Keith Norbury 591
Green Margaret Limb 571
Labour John Lewis 565
Labour Audrey Smith 555
Green Lydia Eeles 521
Green James Hepburn 437
Liberal Democrat Collen Rothwell 289
Turnout 5,690 41.5
Over Stroud[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Durrans 240 41.0
Conservative Linda Jeffreys 236 40.3
Green Kate Corder 109 18.6
Majority 4 0.7
Turnout 585 41.0
Painswick (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Stephenson-Oliver 1,129
Conservative Barbara Tait 1,101
Green Wendy Fontaine 315
Labour Henrietta Nichols 251
Labour John Rhodes 234
Turnout 3,030 50.4
Rodborough (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Blackshaw 544
Conservative Nigel Cooper 488
Labour Roger Brown 436
Labour Helen Hughes 417
Green Carol Kambites 188
Liberal Democrat Andrew Fisk 183
Liberal Democrat Adrian Walker-Smith 151
Green Ewout Granberg 124
Turnout 2,531 36.7
Severn (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Jones 755
Conservative Norman Smith 725
Liberal Democrat John Howe 457
Liberal Democrat Michael Stayte 409
Labour John Greenwood 319
Labour Geoffrey Wheeler 236
Turnout 2,901 42.5
Slade[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Gwendoline Belcher 236 42.7
Labour Charles Townley 175 31.6
Conservative Laurence Carmichael 142 25.7
Majority 61 11.0
Turnout 553 33.1
Stonehouse (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Williams 1,045
Labour Mattie Ross 1,024
Labour Christopher Brine 982
Conservative Philip Bevan 559
Conservative Lawrence Hall 434
Conservative Prudence Vernon 353
Green John Harris 200
Green Sally Pickering 200
Green Pamela May 182
Turnout 4,979 31.9
The Stanleys (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Studdert-Kennedy 609
Conservative Raymond Apperley 556
Labour Lesley Williams 527
Liberal Democrat Phillip Herbert 405
Independent Elizabeth Stanley 194
Labour Thomas Williams 173
Green Peter Adams 152
Turnout 2,616 42.7
Thrupp[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Martin Whiteside 339 39.7
Conservative Roy Nicholas 298 34.9
Labour John Howgate 217 25.4
Majority 41 4.8
Turnout 854 47.8
Trinity[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green John Marjoram 367 69.0
Labour Marta Cock 133 25.0
Liberal Democrat Paul Hodgkinson 32 6.0
Majority 234 44.0
Turnout 532 46.7
Uplands[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Townley 206 36.1
Conservative Rodger Cuddington 158 27.7
Independent Donald Peters 144 25.2
Green Henry Leveson-Gower 63 11.0
Majority 48 8.4
Turnout 571 33.1
Upton St Leonards[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Beard 444 57.4
Green Gillian Stott 175 22.6
Labour John Bell 154 19.9
Majority 269 34.8
Turnout 773 42.9
Vale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Wride 536 77.6
Labour Stephen Turner 155 22.4
Majority 381 55.1
Turnout 691 48.1
Valley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Tobias Green 217 37.5
Labour Charles Burling 158 27.3
Conservative Sylvia Kania 112 19.3
Liberal Democrat Barrie Pierce 92 15.9
Majority 59 10.2
Turnout 57.9 34.9
Wotton-under-Edge (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat June Cordwell 1,159
Liberal Democrat Christopher Galbraith 1,077
Conservative Sidney Gowers 998
Liberal Democrat Ethel Woodhead 747
Conservative Daniel Lord 622
Conservative Sarah Munoz-Echverria 507
Turnout 5,110 37.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stroud". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Full results". Financial Times. 2002-05-04. p. 7. 
  3. ^ "Local Elections 2002: Complete rethink as wards change". Birmingham Post. 2002-04-29. p. 4. 
  4. ^ "Bristol City Council leader unseated". BBC News Online. 2002-05-03. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af "Election Results 2002". Stroud District Council. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  6. ^ "Election results; Local Election". The Times. 2002-05-04. p. 16.