Fareham Borough Council election, 2002

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The 2002 Fareham Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Fareham Borough Council in Hampshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 11.[1] The Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[2]

Candidates[edit]

All of the seats were contested after the wards had been re-organised.[3] Every ward was contested by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, with Labour standing in every ward but one, and also 1 English Independence Party candidate.[3]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives remain in control of the council with a reduced majority on 17 seats, compared to 14 for the Liberal Democrats.[4] The Conservatives lost a number of councillors, which they blamed on the boundary changes, while the Liberal Democrats were pleased with the gains they had made.[4] The Liberal Democrat gains also saw the last 2 Labour councillors lose their seats,[4] with the Labour leader Mark Prior losing in Fareham South.[5] Overall turnout was the highest since 1996 at 35.68%.[4]

Fareham Local Election Result 2002[6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 17 -12 54.8 48.2 29,673 -9.5%
  Liberal Democrat 14 +3 45.2 37.4 23,067 +10.3%
  Labour 0 -2 0 14.3 8,799 -0.9%
  English Independence Party 0 0 0 0.1 83 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Fareham East (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Donald Murray 1,070
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Trott 919
Conservative Raymond Ellis 842
Conservative Peter Sandy 722
Labour Simon Brown 200
Labour Edgar Webb 195
English Independence Party Michael Ball 83
Turnout 4,031
Fareham North (2) [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pamela Bryant 1,141
Conservative John Bryant 1,130
Liberal Democrat Eve Aldridge 559
Liberal Democrat Peter Munday 463
Labour Alan Mayes 236
Labour Stephen McCloskey 197
Turnout 3,726
Fareham North West (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Davies 699
Liberal Democrat Catherine Hester 628
Conservative Evelyn Burley 603
Conservative Richard Henderson 595
Labour Angela Carr 396
Labour Nicholas Knight 335
Turnout 3,256
Fareham South (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Leonard 693
Liberal Democrat Hugh Pritchard 676
Conservative Dennis Steadman 535
Conservative Trevor Howard 495
Labour Michael Prior 490
Labour James Carr 465
Turnout 3,354
Fareham West (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Leslie Keeble 1,478
Conservative Diana Harrison 1,470
Liberal Democrat Robert Cox 470
Labour Timothy Brewer 344
Liberal Democrat Luke Slough 343
Labour Wilfred Phillips 331
Turnout 4,436
Hill Head (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Mandry 1,362
Conservative Timothy Knight 1,349
Liberal Democrat Megan Chapman 835
Liberal Democrat Peter Chapman 828
Labour Jane Christie 256
Labour Janet Gay 225
Turnout 4,855
Locks Heath (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Godrich 1,019
Conservative Ruth Godrich 996
Liberal Democrat Sharon Englefield 473
Liberal Democrat Christine Savage 413
Labour Tracey Malizis 291
Labour Andrew Mooney 262
Turnout 3,454
Park Gate (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Bayford 932
Conservative Marian Ellerton 918
Labour Joyce Bond 261
Labour Brenda Caines 244
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Chaloner 230
Liberal Democrat Anthony Smale 185
Turnout 2,770
Portchester East (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Roger Price 2,222
Liberal Democrat Joan Eastman 1,931
Liberal Democrat David Norris 1,921
Conservative Robert Alexander 732
Conservative Eileen Green 709
Labour Richard Ryan 688
Conservative Susan Walker 644
Labour Stuart Rose 616
Labour Leslie Ricketts 530
Turnout 9,993
Portchester West (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ernest Crouch 969
Liberal Democrat Stephen Clark 883
Conservative Nicholas Walker 867
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Murray 794
Labour Cameron Crouchman 275
Labour James Webb 258
Turnout 4,046
Sarisbury (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sean Woodward 1,306
Conservative David Swanbrow 1,255
Liberal Democrat Vanessa Christie 348
Liberal Democrat Mark Christie 345
Turnout 3,254
Stubbington (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Dorrine Burton-Jenkins 1,276
Liberal Democrat James Forrest 1,063
Conservative Rosemary Pockley 923
Conservative Gordan Coggan 913
Labour Ian Christie 167
Labour Michael Taylor 165
Turnout 4,507
Titchfield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Constance Hockley 1,137
Conservative Francis Devonshire 1,123
Labour Karen Postle 314
Labour Francis Allison 313
Liberal Democrat Patricia Munday 297
Liberal Democrat Peter Rudwick 257
Turnout 3,441
Titchfield Common (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Englefield 874
Liberal Democrat David Savage 778
Conservative Keith Evans 612
Conservative Malcolm Harper 551
Labour James Malizis 242
Labour Jonathan Watkins 133
Turnout 3,190
Warsash (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Trevor Cartwright 1,194
Conservative Mary Nadolski 1,151
Liberal Democrat Kevin Byrne 308
Liberal Democrat Alice Herron 286
Labour Simon Holford 207
Labour Wendy Ledger 163
Turnout 3,309

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fareham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Full results". Financial Times. 2002-05-04. p. 7. 
  3. ^ a b "Election hopefuls named". The News. 2002-04-11. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Fareham: Labour reach rock bottom". Southern Daily Echo. 2002-05-03. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  5. ^ "Wipeout!". Southern Daily Echo. 2002-05-03. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Election Results - 2002". Fareham Borough Council. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  7. ^ "Election results; Local Elections". The Times. 2002-05-03. p. 6. 


Preceded by
Fareham Council election, 2000
Fareham local elections Succeeded by
Fareham Council election, 2004