Wirral Council election, 2002

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Elections to Wirral Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1] Overall turnout was 31.8%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Wirral Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 1 2 -1 50.0 36.4 28,747
  Conservative 6 1 1 0 27.3 35.3 27,887
  Liberal Democrat 5 2 0 +2 22.7 26.2 20,738
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 1,453
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.2 181

Ward results[edit]

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Realey 1,884 46.7
Conservative Patricia Jones 1,478 36.7
Liberal Democrat Kevin Turner 493 12.2
Green Michael Harper 175 4.3
Majority 406 10.0
Turnout 4,030 37.4
Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Nock 1,119 73.7
Independent Kathryn Shaughnessy 181 11.9
Liberal Democrat John Tomlinson 110 7.2
Conservative David May 108 7.1
Majority 938 61.8
Turnout 1,518 21.2
Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Christian 1,481 80.4
Liberal Democrat Ronald Williams 234 12.7
Conservative Barbara Poole 126 6.8
Majority 1,247 67.7
Turnout 1,841 18.5
Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stephen Niblock 2,047 56.1
Labour Audrey Moore 1,183 32.4
Conservative Kathryn Hodson 349 9.6
Green Perle Sheldricks 72 2.0
Majority 864 23.7
Turnout 3,651 32.8
Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Jennings 3,019 51.0
Conservative Brian Cummings 1,770 29.9
Labour Joseph Walsh 1,023 17.3
Green Ann Jones 106 1.8
Majority 1,249 21.1
Turnout 5,918 42.5
Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Foulkes 1,775 56.2
Conservative Brian Stewart 704 22.3
Liberal Democrat Francis Doyle 561 17.8
Green Joyce Hogg 119 3.8
Majority 1,071 33.9
Turnout 3,159 27.5
Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Thomas Harney 2,743 69.7
Labour June Williams 719 18.3
Conservative Marcus Darby 376 9.6
Green Brian Gibbs 95 2.4
Majority 2,024 51.4
Turnout 3,933 35.0
Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Williams 1,652 65.5
Conservative Cyrus Ferguson 415 16.5
Liberal Democrat Philip Lloyd 315 12.5
Green Catherine Page 140 5.6
Majority 1,237 49.0
Turnout 2,522 23.3
Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hodson 3,010 64.3
Labour John McElnay 747 16.0
Liberal Democrat Christopher Jackson 703 15.0
Green Cecil Bowler 222 4.7
Majority 2,263 48.3
Turnout 4,682 34.7
Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Ellis 3,100 65.6
Labour Ronald Johnston 1,003 21.2
Liberal Democrat Robert Wilkins 620 13.1
Majority 2,097 44.4
Turnout 4,723 36.8
Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iris Coates 1,436 58.1
Conservative Vida Wilson 808 32.7
Liberal Democrat Susan Uriel 227 9.2
Majority 628 25.4
Turnout 2,471 25.2
Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hawkins 1,569 48.5
Conservative Leah Fraser 1,335 41.3
Liberal Democrat Neil Thomas 328 10.1
Majority 234 7.2
Turnout 3,232 29.0
Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Spencer 1,622 47.7
Labour Ann McLachan 1,465 43.1
Liberal Democrat Eric Copestake 316 9.3
Majority 157 4.6
Turnout 3,403 34.1
New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Hackett 1,692 47.1
Conservative John Laing 1,475 41.0
Liberal Democrat John Codling 427 11.9
Majority 217 6.1
Turnout 3,594 30.6
Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stuart Kelly 1,810 54.7
Labour Mary Smith 785 23.7
Conservative Leonard Moore 590 17.8
Green Percy Hogg 124 3.7
Majority 1,025 31.0
Turnout 3,309 28.3
Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Thornton 2,153 53.4
Labour Gerard Allen 1,001 24.8
Conservative Ian McKellar 879 21.8
Majority 1,152 28.6
Turnout 4,033 34.8
Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laurence Jones 2,405 42.8
Liberal Democrat Gillian Gardiner 2,350 41.8
Labour Dennis Woods 762 13.6
Green Garnette Bowler 102 1.8
Majority 55 1.0
Turnout 5,619 43.2
Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Salter 1,630 66.1
Liberal Democrat Richard Ellett 574 23.3
Conservative David Hearn 263 10.7
Majority 1,056 42.8
Turnout 2,467 22.8
Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline McKelvie 2,552 55.6
Labour David Kean 1,278 27.8
Liberal Democrat Charles Wall 568 12.4
Green Shirley Johnson 193 4.2
Majority 1,274 27.8
Turnout 4,591 36.0
Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Davies 1,250 74.7
Liberal Democrat Stephen Blaylock 169 10.1
Conservative Peter Hartley 150 9.0
Green Stuart Harvey 105 6.3
Majority 1,081 64.6
Turnout 1,674 19.1
Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John George 2,041 51.1
Conservative David Stitcher 1,508 37.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Beazer 444 11.1
Majority 533 13.3
Turnout 3,993 32.4
Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Rennie 2,864 61.7
Labour Alexander Nuttall 1,252 27.0
Liberal Democrat John Uriel 527 11.4
Majority 1,612 34.7
Turnout 4,643 37.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wirral". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 


Preceded by
Wirral Council election, 2000
Wirral local elections Succeeded by
Wirral Council election, 2003