Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election, 2003

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The 2003 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was[2]

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout in the election was 30.9%.[4]

Following the election the Labour and Liberal Democrat administration continued to run the council with 15 seats each and 30 of the 60 councillors.[3] However the Labour deputy leader Rob Donnelly took over as leader of the council, replacing Liberal Democrat Brian Gurden who became deputy leader.[3]

Basingstoke and Deane Local Election Result 2003[4][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 2 0 +2 55.0 46.2 13,228 +0.4%
  Labour 5 0 0 0 25.0 22.9 6,563 +1.0%
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 2 -2 15.0 25.3 7,259 -2.5%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.0 5.6 1,597 +1.2%

Ward results[edit]

Basing[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Marks 1,214 47.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen Day 1,153 44.8
Labour Pamela Lonie 171 6.6
Independent Elsayed Selim 38 1.5
Majority 61 2.4
Turnout 2,576 39.5 -2.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Brookvale & Kings Furlong[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Doris Jones 668 62.7
Conservative Ronald Collins 225 21.1
Labour Mary Brian 172 16.2
Majority 443 41.6
Turnout 1,065 26.8 -5.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Buckskin[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Potter 413 54.1
Conservative Stephen McIntyre-Stewart 248 32.5
Liberal Democrat Roger Barnard 102 13.4
Majority 165 21.6
Turnout 763 21.7 -3.9
Labour hold Swing
Calleva[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Gardiner 839 65.1
Labour Terence Price 230 17.9
Liberal Democrat Janet Renwick 219 17.0
Majority 609 47.3
Turnout 1,288 29.5 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Chineham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Downes 826 51.5
Independent Christopher Tombin 599 37.3
Labour Paul Bartlett 180 11.2
Majority 227 14.1
Turnout 1,605 30.3 -3.2
Conservative hold Swing
Grove[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alexander Green 961 51.3
Conservative Richard Clewer 755 40.3
Labour Nigel Wooldridge 156 8.3
Majority 206 11.0
Turnout 1,872 41.4 -5.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hatch Warren & Beggarwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harold Robinson 905 57.0
Labour Jennifer Crawford 505 31.8
Liberal Democrat Charles James 179 11.3
Majority 400 25.2
Turnout 1,589 26.0 +2.2
Conservative hold Swing
Kempshott[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Heath 1,158 57.9
Labour Richard Davey 479 24.0
Liberal Democrat Mary Shelley 362 18.1
Majority 679 34.0
Turnout 1,999 32.5 -6.0
Conservative hold Swing
Kingsclere[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Flora Osselton 811 65.3
Liberal Democrat Roger Ward 246 19.8
Labour James Gibb 185 14.9
Majority 565 45.5
Turnout 1,242 31.9 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Norden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Harvey 761 53.7
Conservative Nigel McNair-Scott 386 27.2
Liberal Democrat Angela Old 271 19.1
Majority 375 26.4
Turnout 1,418 23.5 -2.3
Labour hold Swing
Oakley and North Waltham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Findlow 1,408 79.1
Labour Joy Potter 372 20.9
Majority 1,036 58.2
Turnout 1,780 31.4 -8.4
Conservative hold Swing
Overton, Laverstoke & Steventon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ian Tilbury 960 58.6
Liberal Democrat Lucyna Sloane William 477 29.1
Conservative Christopher Van Der Noot 202 12.3
Majority 483 29.5
Turnout 1,639 43.9 -3.3
Independent hold Swing
Popley East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew McCormick 436 62.1
Conservative Carol Gould 151 21.5
Liberal Democrat Sheena Grassi 115 16.4
Majority 285 40.6
Turnout 702 18.9 -2.4
Labour hold Swing
Popley West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Frankum 375 57.9
Conservative Lindsay Ferns 169 26.1
Liberal Democrat Michael Berwick-Gooding 104 16.0
Majority 206 31.8
Turnout 648 24.2 -2.3
Labour hold Swing
South Ham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Keating 932 61.9
Conservative Michael Cohen 360 23.9
Liberal Democrat Susan Martin 214 14.2
Majority 572 38.0
Turnout 1,506 25.1 -4.2
Labour hold Swing
Tadley North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen West 812 52.2
Liberal Democrat Josephine Slimin 601 38.6
Labour Tina Absolom 143 9.2
Majority 211 13.6
Turnout 1,556 34.0 -3.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Tadley South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Faulkner 625 56.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Hankinson 330 29.5
Labour Robert Cross 162 14.5
Majority 295 26.4
Turnout 1,117 25.3 -3.2
Conservative hold Swing
Upton Grey and The Candovers[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Ruffell 667 71.6 +1.2
Labour Ina Green 148 15.9 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Leonard Clover 116 12.5 -3.1
Majority 519 55.7 +0.9
Turnout 931 42.6 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Whitchurch[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gillian Nethercott 810 56.6
Conservative James Kneller 536 37.4
Labour Sarah Hamlin 86 6.0
Majority 274 19.1
Turnout 1,432 36.1 -2.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wicklebury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Curry 931 48.5
Labour Gary Watts 657 34.2
Liberal Democrat Roger Blackmore-Squires 331 17.2
Majority 274 14.3
Turnout 1,919 36.1 -2.2
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local council election results". The Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "All change!". Southern Daily Echo. 16 May 2003. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "2003 Local Election Results - Wards". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 


Preceded by
Basingstoke and Deane Council election, 2002
Basingstoke and Deane local elections Succeeded by
Basingstoke and Deane Council election, 2004