Babergh District Council election, 2003

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Map of the results of the 2003 Babergh council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, Independents in grey and Labour in red.

Elections to Babergh Council were held on 1 May 2003. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999. The council stayed under no overall control.

Election result[edit]

Babergh Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 18 +5 41.9 39.8 11,025 +10.3%
  Conservative 11 +1 25.6 34.1 9,440 +5.2%
  Independent 8 -6 18.6 13.4 3,713 -8.7%
  Labour 6 +1 14.0 10.4 2,885 -9.1%
  Green 0 0 0 1.1 315 +1.1%
  UKIP 0 0 0 1.1 309 +1.1%

3 Independent, 3 Conservative and 2 Liberal Democrat councillors were unopposed.

Ward results[edit]

Alton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Wood 686
Liberal Democrat Duncan Read 587
Independent Kenneth Felstead 380
Conservative Patricia Cave 305
Turnout 1,958 37.3
Berners (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Wendy Sadler 856
Liberal Democrat Shirley Clarke 723
Conservative Peter Burgoyne 267
Turnout 1,846 35.7
Boxford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Bryn Hurren uncontested
Brett Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Desmond Keane uncontested
Brook (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Jones 611
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 492
Liberal Democrat Dale Cartwright 471
Turnout 1,574 34.8
Bures St Mary
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Holbrook uncontested
Chadacre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Long uncontested
Dodnash (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Miller 753
Conservative Alan Hinton 634
Green Ian St. John 315
Turnout 1,702 44.5
Glemsford and Stanstead (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rex Thake uncontested
Independent Leonard Young uncontested
Great Cornard (North) (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Bavngton 280
Labour Neil MacMaster 262
Conservative Carol Beer 253
Conservative David Thomas 218
UKIP Derek Allen 195
Turnout 1,208 22.1
Great Cornard (South) (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Beer 371
Conservative Humphrey Todd 353
Labour Susan Gibson 234
Labour Patrick Treacy 215
Liberal Democrat Richard Platt 117
UKIP Cynthia Allen 114
Turnout 1,404 24.6
Hadleigh North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Quinian 360
Labour Keith Grimsey 317
Independent Eileen Banks 269
Liberal Democrat Peter Matthews 260
Liberal Democrat Ann Stephenson 251
Conservative Patricia White 154
Turnout 1,611 29.9
Hadleigh South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Grutchfield 644
Liberal Democrat Jean Chapman 369
Independent Janetta Byrne 266
Conservative Sheila Webb 232
Labour Penelope Cook 186
Labour Susan Monks 151
Turnout 1,848 34.4
Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Rose 380 57.2
Liberal Democrat Patricia Steggles 284 42.8
Majority 96 14.4
Turnout 664 43.9
Lavenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Roberts 506 73.0
Liberal Democrat Fiona Jenkins 187 27.0
Majority 319 46.0
Turnout 693 45.3
Leavenheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Jenkins uncontested
Long Melford (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Kemp 800
Independent John Brand 571
Conservative David Burch 430
Turnout 1,801 34.3
Lower Brett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Susan Wigglesworth uncontested
Mid Samford (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Susan Carpendale 781
Conservative Gerald White 778
Conservative William Yorke-Edwards 648
Liberal Democrat Leonard Johnson 633
Turnout 2,840 45.3
Nayland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christopher Hunt 428 50.5
Conservative John Cave 420 49.5
Majority 8 1.0
Turnout 848 53.9
North Cosford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Clive Arthey 436 54.3
Conservative Richard Sands 367 45.7
Majority 69 8.6
Turnout 803 45.4
Pinewood (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Bushby 358
Liberal Democrat Colin Kerr 309
Conservative Colin Hurcombe 255
Turnout 922 18.7
South Cosford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian Lazenby 438 62.1
Conservative Joyce Jardine 267 37.9
Majority 171 24.2
Turnout 705 42.1
Sudbury (East) (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Owen 396
Liberal Democrat Albert Pearce 343
Conservative Sylvia Byham 331
Turnout 1,070 26.6
Sudbury (North) (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Sayers 412
Labour Nicholas Irwin 322
Conservative Raymond Smith 303
Liberal Democrat Andrew Welsh 214
Turnout 1,251 24.2
Sudbury (South) (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bennett 381
Liberal Democrat Martyn Booth 365
Conservative Peter Goodchild 280
Labour David Regester 162
Turnout 1,188 23.1
Waldingfield (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Spence 664
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Bates 587
Conservative David Jardine 500
Turnout 1,751 34.2

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