Swindon Council election, 2004

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Map of the results of the 2004 Swindon council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2004.

The 2004 Swindon Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Swindon Unitary Council in Wiltshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Swindon Local Election Result 2004[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 +4 70.0 45.1 19,466 +3.3%
  Labour 5 -3 25.0 27.8 11,971 -2.9%
  Liberal Democrat 1 -1 5.0 20.3 8,749 -5.0%
  Green 0 0 0 4.9 2,101 +4.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.7 311 +0.0%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0.6 249 -0.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0.4 166 +0.4%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0.2 105 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Abbey Meads[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Lister 641 58.2 -6.7
Labour James Grant 232 21.1 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Richard Law 228 20.7 +2.6
Majority 409 37.1 -9.7
Turnout 1,101
Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maire Darker 796 42.6 +5.0
Conservative Matthew McCue 479 25.6 +8.1
Liberal Democrat Tel Hudson 363 19.4 -19.2
Green Karsten Evans 161 8.6 +8.6
Socialist Alliance Andrew Newman 69 3.7 +3.7
Majority 317 17.0
Turnout 1,868
Covingham and Nythe[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dale Heenan 1,327 52.1 -1.3
Labour Patricia Spry 834 32.7 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Ellen Aylett 386 15.2 -0.5
Majority 493 19.4 -3.1
Turnout 2,547
Dorcan[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roderick Bluh 1,232 50.6 +6.6
Labour David Cox 792 32.5 -9.7
Liberal Democrat Kathleen McCarthy 411 16.9 +3.1
Majority 440 18.1 +16.3
Turnout 2,435
Eastcott[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stanley Pajak 978 46.2 -7.5
Conservative Brenda Craven 452 21.3 +1.0
Labour Richard Young 443 20.9 -5.1
Green Christine Smith 245 11.6 +11.6
Majority 526 24.8 -3.0
Turnout 2,118
Freshbrook and Grange Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Greenhalgh 1,013 42.7 +8.2
Liberal Democrat Tracy Fisher 942 39.7 -7.2
Labour Sarah Bush 418 17.6 -1.0
Majority 71 3.0
Turnout 2,373
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ericqua Ballman 701 44.2 +3.8
Conservative Halina Roberts 429 27.1 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Jacob Pajak 275 17.4 -6.2
Socialist Alliance Roy North 180 11.4 -1.3
Majority 272 17.2 +0.4
Turnout 1,585
Haydon Wick[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wayne Lawley 1,271 54.7 +2.2
Labour John Keepin 576 24.8 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Derek Richards 475 20.5 +0.3
Majority 695 29.9 +4.7
Turnout 2,322
Highworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Peake 1,260 51.1 +3.9
Labour Lynn Vardy 633 25.7 -9.0
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Shorten 371 15.1 -3.0
Green Andrew Day 200 8.1 +8.1
Majority 627 25.4 +13.0
Turnout 2,464
Moredon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Lovell 954 44.1 +5.1
Labour James D'Avila 830 38.4 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Andrew Sharp 274 12.7 -2.8
Socialist Alternative Jean Walker 105 4.9 +4.9
Majority 124 5.7
Turnout 2,163
Old Town and Lawn[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Bawden 1,954 56.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Mark Wheaver 883 25.3 -6.5
Green John Hughes 342 9.8 +3.4
Labour Michael Szymanski 308 8.8 +1.7
Majority 1,071 30.7 +7.7
Turnout 3,487
Parks[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Allsopp 686 43.7 -10.0
Conservative Natasha Young 371 23.6 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Helen Thompson 340 21.6 -0.4
Green Melvin Collins 174 11.1 +11.1
Majority 315 20.1 -9.4
Turnout 1,571
Ridgeway[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Bennett 600 54.7
Liberal Democrat Adelaide Dudman 393 35.9
Labour Ruairi Tobin 103 9.4
Majority 207 18.9
Turnout 1,096
Shaw and Nine Elms[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Martin 1,213 54.9 +5.7
Labour Neil Heavens 353 16.0 -8.9
Liberal Democrat Amber Johnson 307 13.9 -12.0
Green Linda Lee 170 7.7 +7.7
Independent James Withey 166 7.5 +7.5
Majority 860 38.9 +15.7
Turnout 2,209
St Margaret[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Fisher 1,302 54.4 +0.0
Labour Michael Spry 647 27.0 -2.0
Liberal Democrat David Payne 445 18.6 +1.9
Majority 655 27.4 +2.0
Turnout 2,394
St Philip[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Sharp 1,182 43.9 -1.7
Labour Teresa Page 1,091 40.6 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Jose Tocha 240 8.9 -7.3
Green Raymond Smith 177 6.6 +6.6
Majority 91 3.4 -4.1
Turnout 2,690
Toothill and Westlea[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dwynwen Martin 841 48.2 -2.2
Labour Norman Butler 443 25.4 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Judith Peppitt 259 14.9 -5.8
Green Marilyn Harrison 201 11.5 +11.5
Majority 398 22.8 +1.2
Turnout 1,744
Walcot[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mavis Childs 745 41.8 +6.4
Conservative Russell Holland 601 33.7 -7.2
Liberal Democrat David Pajak 307 17.2 -6.5
Green Simon Smith 128 7.2 +7.2
Majority 144 8.1
Turnout 1,781
Western[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Barnes 928 38.4 -4.9
Conservative Mark Edwards 805 33.3 +7.3
UKIP Michael Morton 311 12.9 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Poole 251 10.4 -11.9
Green Raymond Burcham 121 5.0 +5.0
Majority 123 5.1 -12.2
Turnout 2416
Wroughton and Chiseldon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Ford 1,539 55.9 +9.7
Liberal Democrat Victor Godman 621 22.5 -11.7
Labour Sandra Parsons 412 15.0 -4.6
Green Robert Heritage 182 6.6 +6.6
Majority 918 33.3 +21.3
Turnout 2,754

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swindon council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Elections 2004: Local authorities in England and Wales (with eight authorities still to declare)". The Independent. 2004-06-12. p. 9. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Local Elections 2004 Results". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Ballot box". The Times. 2004-06-12. p. 26. 


Preceded by
Swindon Council election, 2003
Swindon local elections Succeeded by
Swindon Council election, 2006