Brentwood Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Brentwood Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election, all seats last being elected in 2002 following boundary changes. Twelve years of Liberal Democrat control ended with the council passing into no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

  • Liberal Democrat 18
  • Conservative 16
  • Labour 3

Election result[edit]

Brentwood Borough Council Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 2 0 +2 50.0 47.4 7,414 +5.7%
  Liberal Democrat 5 0 2 -2 41.7 36.5 5,698 -5.2%
  Labour 1 1 0 +1 8.3 10.8 1,688 -0.1%
  Liberal 0 0 1 -1 0.0 2.9 456 +1.0%
  New Britain 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.4 219 +1.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 151 +0.3%
  Others 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 -1.5%

The swing was 5.5% from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservatives.

Ward results[edit]

Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Brentwood North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Reg Straw 597 45.7 -4.9
Conservative Margaret Hamilton 461 35.3 +6.4
Labour Roy Goddard 150 11.5 +0.5
Green Frank Seckleman 96 7.4 -2.3
Majority 136 10.4 -11.3
Turnout 1,306 28.6 -4.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.7
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Brentwood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hann 564 40.6 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Margaret Hogan 481 34.6 +5.1
Conservative Louise Monnickendam 337 24.3 +0.8
Majority 83 6.0 -3.0
Turnout 1,389 35.2 -2.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -0.9
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Brentwood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Allan Wheatley 560 54.4 -1.3
Conservative Peter Cullum 378 36.7 +6.9
Labour Cornelius Maxey 91 8.8 +0.9
Majority 182 17.7 -8.2
Turnout 1,030 25.3 -8.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -4.1
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Brizes & Doddinghurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Colin Brown 850 66.0 +6.8
Conservative Robin Maillard 356 27.7 +2.8
Labour Michele Wigram 77 6.0 -4.7
Majority 494 38.4 +4.1
Turnout 1,287 28.1 -4.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.0
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Herongate, Ingrave & West Horndon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gordon MacLellan 662 54.5 +18.3
Liberal Roy Boggis 456 37.6 -1.0
Labour Richard Burns 92 7.6 +2.6
Majority 206 17.0 +7.3
Turnout 1,214 42.0 -0.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.6
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Hutton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Hossack 556 57.6 +17.4
Liberal Democrat Stephen Tilley 326 33.8 -10.0
Labour William Harman 77 8.0 -2.4
Majority 230 23.8 +20.2
Turnout 965 34.6 -0.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +13.7
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Hutton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dudley Payne 649 60.7 +18.1
Liberal Democrat Doris Suckling 315 29.5 -13.1
Labour Charles Bisson 101 9.4 +0.6
Majority 334 31.2 +27.8
Turnout 1,069 34.0 -4.6
Conservative hold Swing +15.6
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Ingatestone, Fryerning & Mountnessing
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sarah Courage 1,057 55.2 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Anslow 497 25.9 -8.9
New Britain Arthur Howes 219 11.4 +11.4
Labour Richard Margrave 79 4.1 -1.2
Green Beryl Lankester 55 2.9 -1.9
Majority 560 29.2 +10.6
Turnout 1,916 41.3 -5.1
Conservative hold Swing
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Pilgrims Hatch
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Charles Myers 718 52.3 -5.3
Conservative Kathryn Dean 499 36.4 +9.6
Labour Richard Bingley 149 10.9 +1.8
Majority 219 16.0 -14.7
Turnout 1,372 30.1 -5.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -7.4
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Shenfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Baker 1,141 75.6 +21.8
Liberal Democrat Max Gottesmann 239 15.8 -3.7
Labour Bernadette Pavitt 123 8.1 +1.4
Majority 902 59.7 +31.8
Turnout 1,510 36.5 -2.6
Conservative hold Swing +12.7
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Tipps Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Madeline Henwood 665 56.5 +8.0
Liberal Democrat Alastair Wakeley 456 38.8 -1.5
Labour Robert Gow 54 4.6 -1.2
Majority 209 17.8 +9.6
Turnout 1,176 39.4 -3.0
Conservative hold Swing +4.7
Brentwood Borough Council elections, 2003: Warley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jill Hubbard 659 45.5 -0.8
Conservative Joan Holmes 653 45.1 +6.5
Labour Peter Anderson 131 9.0 +1.1
Majority 6 0.4 -7.2
Turnout 1,448 33.2 -4.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -3.6

Composition of expiring seats before election[edit]

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Stood?
Brentwood North Liberal Democrats 2002 Reg Straw Reelected
Brentwood South Liberal Democrats 2002 Margaret Hogan Yes
Brentwood West Liberal Democrats 2002 Allan Wheatley Reelected
Brizes & Doddinghurst Liberal Democrats 2002 Colin Brown Reelected
Herongate, Ingrave & West Horndon Liberal 2002 Roy Boggis Yes
Hutton East Liberal Democrats 2002 Stephen Tilley Yes
Hutton North Conservative 2002 Dudley Payne Reelected
Ingatestone, Fryerning & Mountnessing Conservative 2002 Sarah Courage Reelected
Pilgrims Hatch Liberal Democrats 2002 Charles Myers Reelected
Shenfield Conservative 2002 Philip Baker Reelected
Tipps Cross Conservative 2002 Madeline Henwood Reelected
Warley Liberal Democrats 2002 Jill Hubbard Reelected

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