Watford Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Watford Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats gained overall control of the council from no overall control. Overall turnout was 32.05%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Council election result[edit]

Watford Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 10 +6 83.3 49.2 9,491 +5.3%
  Conservative 1 0 8.3 21.4 4,136 -4.2%
  Green 1 +1 8.3 8.5 1,636 +4.6%
  Labour 0 -6 0 20.0 3,867 -4.2%
  Independent 0 -1 0 0.4 86 -1.8%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0.4 78 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Callowland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Stephen Rackett 928 53.4 +34.3
Liberal Democrat Paul Salter 507 29.2 -2.1
Labour Marion Chambers 213 12.3 -20.5
Conservative Walter Lees 89 5.1 -11.6
Majority 421 24.2
Turnout 1,737
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sheila Smillie 818 54.5 +5.4
Labour John Dowdle 389 25.9 -9.5
Conservative Paul Jenkins 180 12.0 +1.9
Green Faye Cullen 72 4.8 -0.6
Socialist Alliance Peter Martindale 42 2.8 +2.8
Majority 429 28.6 +14.9
Turnout 1,501
Holywell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Mortimer 744 50.8 -6.1
Labour Nigel Bell 587 40.1 +8.5
Conservative David Ealey 93 6.3 -1.9
Socialist Alliance Andrew O'Brien 22 1.5 -1.8
Green David Degen 19 1.3 +1.3
Majority 157 10.7 -14.6
Turnout 1,465
Leggatts
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Maria Green 746 46.0 +19.0
Conservative Patricia Lees 506 31.2 -2.7
Labour Dilshad Basha 273 16.9 -19.1
Green Christine Stockwell 95 5.9 +2.8
Majority 240 14.8
Turnout 1,620
Meriden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Susan Greenslade 825 51.3 +16.4
Labour Norman Tyrwhitt 483 30.0 -7.2
Conservative Roger Frost 168 10.4 -17.5
Independent Jack Moss 86 5.3 +5.3
Green Jennifer Woods 32 2.0 +2.0
Socialist Alliance Paul Woodward 14 0.9 +0.9
Majority 342 21.3
Turnout 1,608
Nascot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sally Punter 906 49.4 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Timothy Wyatt 660 36.0 +5.2
Labour Thomas Meldrum 178 9.7 +9.7
Green Carole Skinner 89 4.9 +4.9
Majority 246 13.4 -3.6
Turnout 1,833
Oxhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Shirena Counter 1,038 68.4 +1.0
Conservative Alan Luto 280 18.5 -0.3
Labour Nnagbogu Akubue 142 9.4 -1.2
Green Andrew McBean 57 3.8 +0.6
Majority 758 49.9 +1.3
Turnout 1,517
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jill Jenkins 928 47.5 +13.5
Conservative Kay Solomon 832 42.6 -9.0
Labour Manzoor Hussain 121 6.2 -4.7
Green Elaine Edwards 72 3.7 +0.3
Majority 96 4.9
Turnout 1,953
Stanborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Derek Scudder 945 65.7 +1.0
Conservative Grace Cordell 243 16.9 +0.1
Labour Mavis Tyrwhitt 216 15.0 -0.4
Green Ian West 35 2.4 -0.7
Majority 702 48.8 +0.9
Turnout 1,439
Tudor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tariq Chohan 607 38.3 +1.8
Conservative Richard Southern 540 34.1 +1.2
Labour John Young 375 23.7 -3.4
Green Clive Skinner 61 3.9 +0.5
Majority 67 4.2 +0.6
Turnout 1,583
Vicarage
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Shahnaz Ali 874 51.0 +19.0
Labour Abdul Choudhrey 561 32.7 -11.8
Conservative Thomas Needham 149 8.7 -7.4
Green Elizabeth Cocks 129 7.5 +0.1
Majority 313 18.3
Turnout 1,713
Woodside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Burtenshaw 799 60.3 -2.4
Labour Linda Smith 329 24.8 +0.2
Conservative Iris Powell 150 11.3 +0.8
Green Sally Ivins 47 3.5 +1.3
Majority 470 35.5 -2.6
Turnout 1,325

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