Fylde Borough Council election, 2003

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Map of the results of the 2003 Fylde council election. Conservatives in blue, Independents in grey, Ratepayers in white and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2003 Fylde Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Fylde Borough Council in Lancashire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999 increasing the number of seats by two.[1] The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

Election result[edit]

Fylde Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 27 +5 52.9 49.1 22,753
  Independent 15 +2 29.4 20.5 9,486
  Ratepayers 7 -2 13.7 14.6 6,786
  Liberal Democrat 2 -1 3.9 9.0 4,173
  Labour 0 -2 0 6.8 3,129

Two Independent councillors were uncontested.

Ward results[edit]

Ansdell[edit]

Ansdell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayer Hilda Wilson 708
Conservative Eric Bamber 704
Conservative Elizabeth Clarkson 605
Conservative John Tavernor 547
Liberal Democrat Michael Niland 407
Labour Marjorie Sherwood 253
Turnout 3,224 38.3

Ashton[edit]

Ashton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Walton 725
Ratepayer Ronald Wilson 687
Conservative Barbara Pagett 672
Conservative Jon Harrison 639
Liberal Democrat Patricia Fielding 392
Labour Marion Stott 270
Turnout 3,385 36.7

Central[edit]

Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Fazackerley 521
Conservative Dawn Prestwich 488
Conservative Fabian Wilson 414
Ratepayer Cheryl Little 359
Liberal Democrat Rosaleen Highton 277
Labour Ian Curley 229
Turnout 2,288 25.5

Clifton[edit]

Clifton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Thompson 874
Conservative Martin Taylor 722
Conservative Richard Fulford-Brown 651
Ratepayer Stephen Mason 609
Ratepayer David Mitchell 559
Labour Gareth Nash 232
Turnout 3,647 41.3

Elswick & Little Eccleston[edit]

Elswick & Little Eccleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Hayhurst 529 74.4
Conservative Barrie Reed 160 22.5
Labour Eric Wood 22 3.1
Majority 469 51.9
Turnout 711 58.9

Fairhaven[edit]

Fairhaven (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayer Richard Eastham 666
Conservative George Caldwell 632
Conservative Alfred Jealous 561
Conservative Martin Chatfield 446
Liberal Democrat Michael Turner 367
Labour Valerie Hughes 238
Turnout 2,910 33.8

Freckleton East[edit]

Freckleton East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Mulholland uncontested
Independent Thomas Threlfall uncontested

Freckleton West[edit]

Freckleton West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Trevor Fiddler 593
Independent Louis Rigby 519
Conservative Andrea Williams 139
Labour Vernon Allen 102
Turnout 1,353 33.2

Heyhouses[edit]

Heyhouses (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Coombes 763
Conservative Elizabeth Clarke 752
Conservative Keith Hyde 699
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Smith 515
Liberal Democrat William Greene 447
Labour Estelle Drummond 290
Turnout 3,466 36.1

Kilnhouse[edit]

Kilnhouse (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Small 597
Conservative Christine Akeroyd 593
Conservative William Prestwich 560
Ratepayer Kenneth Harries 468
Liberal Democrat Beverley Harrison 319
Labour Peter Stephenson 276
Turnout 2,813 33.4

Kirkham North[edit]

Kirkham North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Keith Wright 1,161
Independent John Bennett 837
Ratepayer Stephen Wall 632
Conservative Peter Sowden 516
Turnout 3,146 42.0

Kirkham South[edit]

Kirkham South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Elizabeth Oades 587
Ratepayer Peter Hardy 344
Conservative Marjorie Sowden 281
Turnout 1,202 33.2

Medlar with Wesham[edit]

Medlar with Wesham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Linda Nulty 593
Conservative Simon Renwick 411
Independent Geoffrey Dixon 362
Conservative Patricia Page 292
Turnout 1,532 34.7

Newton & Treales[edit]

Newton & Treales (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Heather Speak 729
Independent Peter Collins 576
Conservative Joyce McCormick 342
Conservative Michael Tomlinson 284
Turnout 1,931 48.7

Park[edit]

Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Fieldhouse 750
Ratepayer Stephen Carpenter 726
Conservative Arnold Horrocks 670
Conservative John McLaren 633
Liberal Democrat John Graddon 367
Labour Peter Willis 263
Turnout 3,409 36.3

Ribby with Wrea[edit]

Ribby with Wrea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Derek Lancaster 378 55.2
Conservative Jack Dobson 307 44.8
Majority 71 10.4
Turnout 685 57.8

Singleton & Greenhalgh[edit]

Singleton & Greenhalgh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Maxine Chew 456 84.0
Conservative Angela Jacques 87 16.0
Majority 369 68.0
Turnout 543 39.8

St John's[edit]

St John's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Timothy Ashton 709
Conservative John Dolan 485
Conservative Raymond Norsworthy 474
Ratepayer John Joyner 388
Labour William Taylor 337
Turnout 2,393 32.4

St Leonard's[edit]

St Leonard's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayer John Longstaff 640
Liberal Democrat Howard Henshaw 558
Liberal Democrat Karen Henshaw 524
Conservative Audrey Preston 373
Conservative Sharon Foley 346
Conservative Maurice Landsman 319
Labour Pauline Mortensen 199
Turnout 2,959 35.5

Staining & Weeton[edit]

Staining & Weeton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Founder 527
Conservative Andrea Whittaker 441
Labour Alfred Goldberg 418
Turnout 1,386 39.6

Warton & Westby[edit]

Warton & Westby (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Janine Owen 657
Independent Paul Rigby 572
Conservative Harold Butler 551
Conservative Christopher Bates 491
Independent Barbara Douglas 371
Independent Michael Gilbert 286
Independent Thomas Smith 280
Turnout 3,208 35.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-12-17.