Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Wakefield Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of City of Wakefield Metropolitan Council in West Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Wakefield Local Election Result 2000[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 1 4 -3 76.2 51.2 26,687
  Conservative 4 3 0 +3 19.0 32.0 16,673
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 0 +1 4.8 10.9 5,695
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 4.2 2,209
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 851

Ward results[edit]

Castleford Ferry Fryston[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Phelps 1,068 58.4
Independent John Bird 614 33.6
Conservative Madge Richards 148 8.1
Majority 454 24.8
Turnout 1,830 19.6
Labour hold Swing
Castleford Glasshoughton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Wallis 1,383 76.5
Conservative Charles Scholes 278 15.4
Socialist Labour Angela Herbert 148 8.2
Majority 1,105 61.1
Turnout 1,809 17.4
Labour hold Swing
Castleford Whitwood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Darran Travis 1,498 77.3
Conservative Norma Crossely 300 15.5
Socialist Labour Zane Carpenter 140 7.2
Majority 1,198 61.8
Turnout 1,938 20.1
Labour hold Swing
Crofton & Ackworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Heinitz 1,212 48.6
Conservative Michael Ledgard 707 28.4
Liberal Democrat James McDougall 573 23.0
Majority 505 20.2
Turnout 2,492 21.0
Labour hold Swing
Featherstone[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Bond 1,329 54.4
Featherstone Labour 1st Stephen Vickers 798 32.6
Conservative Brigid Hopkins 318 13.0
Majority 531 21.8
Turnout 2,445 22.8
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Hemsworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Manifield 1,280 74.8
Conservative Eamonn Mullins 432 25.2
Majority 848 49.6
Turnout 1,712 16.1
Labour hold Swing
Horbury[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Smith 1,416 45.0
Labour Philip McNeil 1,020 32.4
Liberal Democrat Mark Goodair 710 22.6
Majority 396 12.6
Turnout 3,146 26.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Knottingley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glenn Burton 1,338 71.5
Conservative Timothy Allerton 533 28.5
Majority 805 43.0
Turnout 1,871 17.8
Labour hold Swing
Normanton & Sharlston[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGowan 1,405 61.3
Conservative Neil Webster 452 19.7
Socialist Labour Thomas Appleyard 436 19.0
Majority 953 41.6
Turnout 2,293 19.1
Labour hold Swing
Ossett[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alec Metcalfe 1,135 36.3
Labour Aynur Rigby 1,103 35.2
Conservative Jane Brown 893 28.5
Majority 32 1.1
Turnout 3,131 25.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Pontefract North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Grason 1,453 71.1
Conservative June Drysdale 590 28.9
Majority 863 42.2
Turnout 2,043 16.8
Labour hold Swing
Pontefract South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Dean 1,250 48.6
Conservative Richard Molloy 1,023 39.8
Liberal Democrat David Arthur 297 11.6
Majority 227 8.8
Turnout 2,570 24.2
Labour hold Swing
South Elmsall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dean Taylor 1,290 70.7
Conservative Ian Hall 534 29.3
Majority 756 41.4
Turnout 1,824 16.3
Labour hold Swing
South Kirkby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laurie Harrison 1,286 63.1
Independent Labour Eric Tunstall 530 26.0
Conservative John Alexander 223 10.9
Majority 756 37.1
Turnout 2,039 19.2
Labour hold Swing
Stanley & Altofts[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Hudson 1,354 48.6
Conservative Caroline Sheen 783 28.1
Liberal Democrat Michael Burch 651 23.4
Majority 571 20.5
Turnout 2,788 20.1
Labour hold Swing
Stanley & Wrenthorpe[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Dobson 1,435 45.1
Conservative Christian Hazell 1,181 37.1
Liberal Democrat Margaret Dodd 566 17.8
Majority 254 8.0
Turnout 3,182 21.4
Labour hold Swing
Wakefield Central[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Walker 1,183 42.4
Labour Janet Deighton 1,179 42.2
Liberal Democrat Susan Morgan 303 10.9
Socialist Labour Paul Turek 127 4.5
Majority 4 0.2
Turnout 2,792 24.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wakefield East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Mitchell 1,503 54.3
Conservative Paul Harvey 716 25.9
Liberal Democrat Alan Dale 329 11.9
Save our Services Michael Griffiths 220 7.9
Majority 787 28.4
Turnout 2,768 22.7
Labour hold Swing
Wakefield North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Melvyn Taylor 1,253 52.4
Conservative Michael Mitchell 786 32.9
Liberal Democrat Douglas Dale 351 14.7
Majority 467 19.5
Turnout 2,390 21.4
Labour hold Swing
Wakefield Rural[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Denson 1,606 51.7
Labour Maureen Cummings 1,134 36.5
Liberal Democrat David Neale 368 11.8
Majority 472 15.2
Turnout 3,108 24.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wakefield South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Hazell 2,571 65.2
Labour John Garrod 914 23.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Nuthall 412 10.4
Independent Stephen Selby 47 1.2
Majority 1,657 42.0
Turnout 3,944 32.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wakefield". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-05. p. 4. 
  3. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 2000-05-06. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Wakefield District Council Elections Results 2000". City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. Archived from the original on 18 August 2001. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Results for Wards 10 to 21". City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2000. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Results for Wards 1 to 9". City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2000. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 


Preceded by
Wakefield Council election, 1999
Wakefield local elections Succeeded by
Wakefield Council election, 2002