Winchester City Council election, 2004

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The 2004 Winchester Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Winchester District Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Campaign[edit]

19 seats were contested in the election with the Liberal Democrats defending 14, the Conservatives and Independents 2 each and Labour 1 seat.[3] The Liberal Democrats were expected to be deprived of their majority on the council as they only needed to lose 1 seat for this to happen.[3] The Conservatives were the main challengers, with Labour only in contention in the wards of St John and All Saints and St Luke.[3] With the election being held at the same time as the European elections, the presence of 6 candidates from the United Kingdom Independence Party for the first time was seen as possibly affecting the results.[3]

Issues in the election included planning, the status of local neighbourhoods and the council tax.[3]

Election result[edit]

The Liberal Democrats lost their majority on the council for the first time since 1995, with the Conservatives gaining 4 seats from them.[4] However the Liberal Democrats did gain one seat from Labour in St John and All Saints ward.[5] Voter turnout in the election was significantly up at 48.8%, compared to 39.76% in the 2003 election.[4]

Following the election the Liberal Democrats continued to run the council as a minority administration.[6]

Winchester Local Election Result 2004[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 11 1 4 -3 57.9 42.1 14,425 +1.1%
  Conservative 6 4 0 +4 31.6 41.7 14,271 -4.1%
  Independent 2 0 0 0 10.5 5.9 2,035 +1.9%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 7.4 2,537 -1.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 971 +2.8%

Ward results[edit]

Bishop's Waltham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jean Hammerton 1,083 45.2 -5.9
Conservative Sally Lees 630 26.3 -1.0
Liberal Democrat Heregoo Kaushik 581 24.2 +7.1
Labour Stephen Haines 102 4.3 -0.2
Majority 453 18.9 -4.9
Turnout 2,396 46.6 +13.7
Independent hold Swing
Boarhunt & Southwick[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cooper 283 50.1 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Nicholls 223 39.5 -12.6
Independent Mike Roberts 37 6.5 +6.5
Labour James Ross 22 3.9 +3.9
Majority 60 10.6
Turnout 565 58.7 +8.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Colden Common and Twyford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Cecily Sutton 1,274 61.4 -1.8
Conservative Oliver Davis 676 32.6 +0.6
Labour Clare McKenna 126 6.1 +1.3
Majority 598 28.8 -2.4
Turnout 2,074 51.0 +12.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Compton and Otterbourne[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Beckett 909 49.4 -5.0
Liberal Democrat Charlotte Bailey 786 42.7 +0.6
UKIP Lawrence Hole 109 5.9 +5.9
Labour John Craig 35 1.9 -1.7
Majority 123 6.7 -5.6
Turnout 1,839 59.6 +14.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Denmead[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Read 1,529 71.8 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Benjamin Stoneham 517 24.3 -0.7
Labour David Picton-Jones 85 4.0 +0.8
Majority 1,012 47.5 +0.7
Turnout 2,131 42.9 +8.1
Conservative hold Swing
Kings Worthy[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Johnston 693 45.1
Conservative Stanley Howell 636 41.4
UKIP Gwendoline Girdwood 130 8.5
Labour Elaine Fullaway 79 5.1
Majority 57 3.7
Turnout 1,538 48.8 +6.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Littleton and Harestock[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jacey Jackson 844 51.6 -15.8
Conservative Susan Evershed 735 44.9 +17.6
Labour Tessa Valentine 58 3.5 -1.9
Majority 109 6.7 -33.4
Turnout 1,637 59.6 +13.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Olivers Battery & Badger Farm[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robin Darbyshire 1,038 57.9
Conservative Carole Marits 666 37.1
Labour Pamela Smith 90 5.0
Majority 372 20.8
Turnout 1,794 55.2 +5.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Shedfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ashley Goodall 730 49.9
Conservative Roger Huxstep 641 43.8
Labour Oliver De Peyer 92 6.3
Majority 89 6.1
Turnout 1,463 49.0 +5.5
Independent hold Swing
St. Barnabas[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Saunders 1,210 49.0 -6.2
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Porter 1,093 44.3 +5.4
Labour Adrian Field 165 6.7 +0.9
Majority 117 4.7 -11.6
Turnout 2,468 55.4 +9.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St. Bartholomew[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat James Maynard 967 46.6 -3.2
Conservative Ian Jones 726 35.0 -4.1
Labour Denis Archdeacon 209 10.1 -1.0
UKIP Roy Green 172 8.3 +8.3
Majority 241 11.6 +0.9
Turnout 2,074 45.4 +10.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. John and All Saints[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Higgins 584 32.6 -0.3
Labour Ann Craig 525 29.3 -9.7
Conservative Michael Lovegrove 453 25.3 -2.8
UKIP Geoffrey Barrett 227 12.7 +12.7
Majority 59 3.3
Turnout 1,789 39.3 +9.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
St. Luke[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ernest Nunn 671 42.5 +17.5
Conservative Richard Worrall 586 37.2 +14.3
Labour Debra Grech 320 20.3 -12.6
Majority 85 5.3
Turnout 1,577 38.9 +7.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. Michael[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Beveridge 973 43.9 +1.6
Conservative Felicia Drummond 902 40.7 -10.1
UKIP Judith Napier-Clark 156 7.0 +7.0
Independent Frank Williams 99 4.5 +4.5
Labour Albert Edwards 86 3.9 -3.1
Majority 71 3.2
Turnout 2,216 50.9 +11.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. Paul[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Raymond Love 1,011 56.4 -5.9
Conservative Gillian Allen 604 33.7 +6.2
Labour Carol Orchard 177 9.9 -0.3
Majority 407 22.7 -12.1
Turnout 1,792 42.1 +14.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
The Alresfords[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Simon Cook 1,199 42.8 +8.5
Conservative Sarah Verney 1,148 41.0 -5.1
Labour Robin Atkins 190 6.8 -12.8
UKIP John Clark 177 6.3 +6.3
Independent Mark Luckham 86 3.1 +3.1
Majority 51 1.8
Turnout 2,800 57.4 +11.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Whiteley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kate Chapman 385 51.0 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Brenda Hatch 344 45.6 +5.6
Labour David Smith 26 3.4 -0.9
Majority 41 5.4 -10.3
Turnout 755 39.0 +9.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wickham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Therese Evans 864 65.8 +7.4
Conservative Graeme Quar 388 29.6 -9.3
Labour Patricia Hayward 61 4.6 +1.9
Majority 476 36.2 +16.7
Turnout 1,313 49.4 +6.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wonston and Micheldever[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Lipscomb 1,164 57.7 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Simon Girling 763 37.8 -3.7
Labour Nigel Lickley 89 4.4 +0.2
Majority 401 19.9 +7.0
Turnout 2,016 49.4 -16.3
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winchester council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Elections 2004: Results at a glance". The Guardian. 2004-06-12. p. 10. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "All to vote for in the battle for power in the city". Southern Daily Echo. 2004-06-07. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Democracy is the winner on the night". Southern Daily Echo. 2004-06-12. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "District Council Elections Results 2004". Winchester City Council. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Cecily will be the new first citizen". Southern Daily Echo. 2004-06-23. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 


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