Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2000

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

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Barnsley Local Election Result 2000[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 0 4 -4 63.6 45.6 18,077 -8.8%
  Independent 4 3 1 +2 18.2 18.2 7,193 +13.0%
  Liberal Democrat 2 1 0 +1 9.1 18.1 7,178 -4.6%
  Conservative 2 1 0 +1 9.1 14.1 5,586 +3.4%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 779 -1.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 633 +0.8%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 92 -2.5%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 68 -0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Ardsley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B Mathers 700 64.7 +4.8
Liberal Democrat C Harding 260 24.0 +0.6
Conservative M Cale-Morgan 122 11.3 +5.0
Majority 440 40.7 +4.2
Turnout 1,082 15.6 -3.7
Labour hold Swing
Athersley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D Bostwick 614 58.7 -17.0
Independent D Cooke 287 27.4 +27.4
Liberal Democrat H Harding 101 9.7 -7.9
Conservative R Hinchliff 44 4.2 +0.4
Majority 327 31.3 -26.9
Turnout 1,046 17.2 -1.5
Labour hold Swing
Brierley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Whittaker 760 51.3 -16.5
Independent Labour K Collins 418 28.2 +28.2
Conservative M West 159 10.7 -1.1
Liberal Democrat A Mawson 144 9.7 +3.8
Majority 342 23.1 -30.2
Turnout 1,481 21.9 -2.6
Labour hold Swing
Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat D Hutton 923 54.5 +4.1
Labour P Newman 658 38.8 -4.7
Conservative R Morrell 113 6.7 +3.8
Majority 265 15.6 +8.7
Turnout 1,694 20.8 -4.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Cudworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S Houghton 1,030 50.7 -21.7
Independent T Jamil 795 39.1 +39.1
Liberal Democrat C Stimson 108 5.3 -11.6
Conservative A Campbell 98 4.8 -2.8
Majority 235 11.6 -43.9
Turnout 2,031 27.1 +3.9
Labour hold Swing
Darfield[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent R Fisher 1,251 50.4 +50.4
Labour L Higginbottom 981 39.6 -27.0
Conservative E Hill 132 5.3 -3.0
Liberal Democrat M Brown 116 4.7 -20.3
Majority 270 10.9
Turnout 2,480 31.5 +7.2
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Darton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Miller 1,245 51.3 -9.6
Independent S Birkinshaw 599 24.7 +24.7
Conservative J Smith 320 13.2 +3.7
Liberal Democrat P Jaques 265 10.9 -16.8
Majority 646 26.6 -6.6
Turnout 2,429 22.8 +2.3
Labour hold Swing
Dearne South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Thomson 1,111 53.0 -17.3
Liberal Democrat Sharron Brook 897 42.8 +17.2
Conservative M Lockwood 90 4.3 +0.1
Majority 214 10.2 -34.5
Turnout 2,098 24.5 +4.5
Labour hold Swing
Dearne Thurnscoe[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Bird 946 72.8 -4.1
Liberal Democrat M Newton 239 18.4 -0.4
Conservative G Wilkinson 115 8.8 +4.5
Majority 707 54.4 -3.7
Turnout 1,300 16.8 -2.2
Labour hold Swing
Dodworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Ryan 930 41.6 +1.3
Green D Jones 374 16.7 +4.7
Independent M Walsh 363 16.3 -4.2
Conservative G Hill 311 13.9 +4.2
Liberal Democrat S Heyworth 255 11.4 -4.2
Majority 556 24.9 +5.1
Turnout 2,233 21.7 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
Hoyland East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent M Brankin 1,210 57.6 +37.3
Labour P Beardshall 635 30.2 -27.2
Liberal Democrat D Hulse 139 6.6 -5.6
Conservative H Jobling 118 5.6 -2.1
Majority 575 27.4
Turnout 2,102 26.4 +2.5
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Hoyland West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S Howard 862 59.6 +8.1
Liberal Democrat B Martin 360 24.9 +9.7
Conservative H Oldfield 225 15.5 +9.2
Majority 502 34.7 +8.1
Turnout 1,447 22.6 -5.4
Labour hold Swing
Monk Bretton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent G Brown 919 45.8 +4.7
Labour T Sheard 807 40.2 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Sally Brook 167 8.3 -4.0
Conservative S Wilkinson 113 5.6 +0.4
Majority 112 5.6
Turnout 2,006 24.2 +0.8
Independent gain from Labour Swing
North West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W Denton 633 50.1 -3.2
Liberal Democrat P Henstock 329 26.0 +0.4
Conservative M Allerton 301 23.8 +4.9
Majority 304 24.1 -3.6
Turnout 1,263 18.1 +0.3
Labour hold Swing
Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Doyle 621 63.3 -3.0
Liberal Democrat R Rees 241 24.6 +3.8
Conservative D Plotts 119 12.1 +3.6
Majority 380 38.7 -5.8
Turnout 981 17.9 -1.6
Labour hold Swing
Penistone East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A Rowley 1,188 49.0 +9.3
Labour P Starling 801 33.0 -6.6
Liberal Democrat T Arundel 437 18.0 -2.7
Majority 387 16.0 +15.9
Turnout 2,426 31.6 -2.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Penistone West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B Hinchliff 1,340 55.5 +32.8
Labour C Shaw 613 25.4 -17.3
Green F Charlesworth 259 10.7 +10.7
Liberal Democrat J Heyworth 202 8.4 -26.3
Majority 727 30.1
Turnout 2,414 27.5 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing
Royston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W Newman 997 51.0 -7.9
Liberal Democrat E Gouthwaite 475 24.3 -8.0
Independent Labour C Sanger 361 18.5 +18.5
Conservative K Leeds 123 6.3 +0.3
Majority 522 26.7 +0.0
Turnout 1,956 22.2 +0.7
Labour hold Swing
South West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent S Birkinshaw 1,207 64.4 +23.6
Labour C Henshaw 376 20.1 -4.2
Conservative J Wilson 165 8.8 -11.2
Liberal Democrat D McVey 127 6.8 -7.0
Majority 831 44.3 +27.7
Turnout 1,875 25.9 -1.1
Independent hold Swing
Wombwell North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sarah Brook 891 58.9 +11.5
Labour J Clarke 580 38.3 -10.8
Conservative N Cuss 43 2.8 +1.0
Majority 311 20.5
Turnout 1,514 30.2 -1.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wombwell South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Morgan 1,079 54.9 -9.6
Independent T Smith 394 20.1 +20.1
Liberal Democrat W Millard 258 13.1 -8.7
Conservative W Barkworth 166 8.4 +1.0
Socialist Alternative A Waller 68 3.5 -2.8
Majority 685 34.9 -7.7
Turnout 1,965 24.5 +0.5
Labour hold Swing
Worsbrough[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Rae 1,098 61.6 +10.0
Liberal Democrat P Durie 244 13.7 +0.1
Conservative E Elders 181 10.2 +4.1
Independent D Wood 168 9.4 -8.4
Socialist Labour T Robinson 92 5.2 -5.7
Majority 854 47.9 +14.1
Turnout 1,783 23.7 -3.0
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barnsley". BBC News Online. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 2000-05-06. p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Election results From: May 1979 To: May 2003". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-05. p. 4.