Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2003

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The 2003 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 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]

Overall turnout in the election was 24%.[3]

Barnsley Local Election Result 2003[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 1 3 -2 72.7 50.1 20,250 -0.6%
  Independent 2 1 1 0 9.1 22.2 8,960 +0.1%
  Conservative 2 1 0 +1 9.1 15.2 6,147 +7.0%
  Liberal Democrat 2 1 0 +1 9.1 10.8 4,370 -6.8%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 392 +1.0%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 218 +0.1%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 73 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Ardsley[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steven Redford 723 48.2 +1.9
Independent James Smith 687 45.8 +6.2
Conservative Peter Murray 91 6.1 +1.4
Majority 36 2.4 -4.3
Turnout 1,501 23.3 +0.1
Labour hold Swing
Athersley[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Newman 710 62.4 +1.6
Independent Malcolm Beaumont 243 21.4 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Jean Roberts 132 11.6 +2.1
Conservative Gordon Wilkinson 53 4.7 +2.1
Majority 467 41.0 +5.3
Turnout 1,138 18.6 -1.4
Labour hold Swing
Brierley[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Vodden 1,119 52.9 +11.4
Independent Frank Hardy 912 43.1 +1.3
Conservative Anne Campbell 86 4.1 +0.5
Majority 207 9.8
Turnout 2,117 31.6 +1.1
Labour hold Swing
Central[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Guest 876 50.0 +9.6
Labour Peter Keys 717 40.9 -7.7
Conservative Brent Wood 118 6.7 +1.3
Socialist Alliance Thomas Sutcliffe 41 2.3 -1.3
Majority 159 9.1
Turnout 1,752 21.5 -1.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cudworth[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Hayward 1,325 82.5 +13.0
Conservative Elizabeth Hill 281 17.5 +12.5
Majority 1,044 65.0 +13.1
Turnout 1,606 20.7 -4.3
Labour hold Swing
Darfield[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gillian Bates 1,001 46.7 -2.4
Independent Trevor Smith 867 40.4 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Teresa Arundel 143 6.7 +0.9
Conservative Howard Oldfield 134 6.2 +0.8
Majority 134 6.2 -4.2
Turnout 2,145 26.9 -1.8
Labour hold Swing
Darton[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Cullum 1,256 50.4 -3.8
Conservative Robert Barnard 594 23.8 +15.6
Independent John Moore 444 17.8 -5.8
BNP Andrew Gedney 199 8.0 +8.0
Majority 662 26.6 -3.9
Turnout 2,493 23.1 -1.0
Labour hold Swing
Dearne South[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sharron Brook 1,027 49.4 +27.5
Labour Ann Cross 1,000 48.1 -6.4
Conservative Garry Needham 51 2.5 +1.1
Majority 27 1.3
Turnout 2,078 23.9 -8.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Dearne Thurnscoe[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Gardiner 1,014 83.3 +4.3
Conservative Grace Morrell 203 16.7 +16.7
Majority 811 66.6 +8.6
Turnout 1,217 15.6 -5.4
Labour hold Swing
Dodworth[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phillip Lofts 1,196 52.0 -3.2
Independent Maureen Smith 667 29.0 +29.0
Conservative George Hill 439 19.1 +1.8
Majority 529 23.0 -8.9
Turnout 2,302 22.0 -0.3
Labour hold Swing
Hoyland East[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Mary Brankin 1,295 57.7 +16.7
Labour Patricia Wordsworth 751 33.4 -5.0
Conservative Tony Short 200 8.9 +4.4
Majority 544 24.2 +21.7
Turnout 2,246 27.7 -0.7
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Hoyland West[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Schofield 864 42.7 -19.9
Independent Geoffrey Howell 751 37.1 +29.2
Independent Mehdi Ghaffarian 264 13.1 +13.1
Conservative Michael Toon 143 7.1 -2.3
Majority 113 5.6 -39.6
Turnout 2,022 30.5 +4.1
Labour hold Swing
Monk Bretton[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Sheard 934 52.1 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Patrick Logan 282 15.7 +5.2
Independent Michael Moore 267 14.9 -6.8
BNP Paul Harris 193 10.8 +10.8
Conservative Stuart Wilkinson 117 6.5 +0.1
Majority 652 36.4 -1.1
Turnout 1,793 22.2 +1.1
Labour hold Swing
North West[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Cawthorne 629 41.4 +0.6
Independent William Gaunt 520 34.2 +12.0
Liberal Democrat Anthony Conway 245 16.1 -11.1
Conservative Clive Watkinson 127 8.3 +2.3
Majority 109 7.2 -6.4
Turnout 1,521 21.9 -3.1
Labour hold Swing
Park[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Swaine 681 67.5 +22.2
Socialist Alliance Susan Wild 177 17.5 +12.0
Conservative Geoffrey Turvey 151 15.0 +9.1
Majority 504 50.0 +31.7
Turnout 1,009 18.9 -4.6
Labour hold Swing
Penistone East[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Deborah Toon 1,477 56.6 +16.7
Labour Jill Hayler 1,134 43.4 +11.7
Majority 343 13.1 +4.9
Turnout 2,611 32.1 -2.6
Conservative hold Swing
Penistone West[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Wilson 1,212 51.6 +51.6
Labour Joseph Unsworth 1,136 48.4 +29.2
Majority 76 3.2
Turnout 2,348 26.3 -2.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Royston[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Howard Lavender 1,015 55.6 -12.2
Liberal Democrat Leslie Brooke 656 35.9 +12.0
Conservative Nancy Cuss 156 8.5 +0.2
Majority 359 19.6 -24.3
Turnout 1,827 19.9 -3.0
Labour hold Swing
South West[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Malcolm Hall 1,043 61.7 +7.1
Labour Stephen Henshaw 461 27.3 -2.2
Conservative Andrew Barr 187 11.1 +3.8
Majority 582 34.4 +9.3
Turnout 1,691 23.4 -3.3
Independent hold Swing
Wombwell North[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Wraith 780 57.1 +10.1
Liberal Democrat Christopher Harding 521 38.1 +2.0
Conservative Timothy Allerton 66 4.8 +2.0
Majority 259 18.9 +8.0
Turnout 1,367 27.7 -1.3
Labour hold Swing
Wombwell South[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Denise Wilde 889 48.1 -23.0
Independent Paul Spivey 561 30.4 +30.4
Liberal Democrat Edward Gouthwaite 180 9.7 -9.1
Conservative Marion Allerton 144 7.8 -2.2
Socialist Alternative Angela Waller 73 4.0 +4.0
Majority 328 17.8 -34.5
Turnout 1,847 22.8 -0.5
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Worsbrough[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fred Wright 915 51.4 -15.9
Independent Donald Wood 439 24.7 +24.7
Liberal Democrat Patricia Durie 308 17.3 +0.4
Conservative Elizabeth Elders 117 6.6 -3.7
Majority 476 26.8 -23.6
Turnout 1,779 23.9 -0.3
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Political Composition". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 22 June 2003. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Local Election on 01 May 2003". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2 August 2003. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ 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 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Local council election results". The Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Barnsley". Local Elections Archive Project. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.