2002 Havant Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2002 Havant Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2002 Havant Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Havant Borough Council in Hampshire, England. The whole council was up for election after boundary changes reduced the number of seats by 4.[1] The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[2]

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives won a majority on the council, taking 23 of the 38 seats on the council.[3] Labour dropped from 11 to 9 seats, while the Liberal Democrats fell to 6 seats from 8 previously.[3] The 3 independent councillors had stood down at the election, while the boundary changes were reported to have cost Labour 4 seats.[3] Turnout was up on the 2000 election, but dropped to a low of just 14.6% in Warren Park ward.[3]

Havant local election result 2002[2][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 23 +3 60.5 52.6 34,315 +2.4%
  Labour 9 -2 23.7 19.7 12,822 +3.8%
  Liberal Democrat 6 -2 15.8 24.1 15,693 -5.2%
  Green 0 0 0 3.2 2,077 +3.2%
  Independent 0 -3 0 0.4 289 -4.0%

Ward results[edit]

Barncroft (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ralph Cousins 416
Labour Ronald Hoyle 406
Liberal Democrat Peter Lake 235
Conservative Sheila Culley 195
Conservative Carol Wynne 164
Turnout 1,416 18.9
Battins (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June Hanan 529
Labour Paul Hansford 476
Conservative Jane Rayner 267
Conservative Ian Beagley 238
Liberal Democrat Cecil Sargent 212
Turnout 1,722 20.3
Bedhampton (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ronald Bellinger 1,408
Liberal Democrat Stephen Marshall 1,224
Liberal Democrat Anthony Welch 1,134
Conservative Kenneth Harris 1,127
Conservative Angela Guest 1,111
Conservative Mark Ward 1,066
Labour William Fish 285
Labour Carl Roberts 258
Labour John Jackson 254
Green Terry Mitchell 140
Turnout 8,007 40.9
Bondfields (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Gardner 803
Labour Terence Hart 741
Conservative Mary Brown 226
Conservative Jennifer Wride 209
Liberal Democrat Valerie Gatenby 187
Turnout 2,166 23.6
Cowplain (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Briggs 1,170
Conservative David Keast 1,056
Conservative Marjorie Smallcorn 999
Liberal Democrat Valerie Hartridge 961
Liberal Democrat Flora Ponsonby 766
Turnout 4,952 27.9
Emsworth (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gillett 1,842
Conservative David Colson 1,788
Conservative Virginia Wilson-Smith 1,727
Liberal Democrat Hugh Benzie 1,056
Liberal Democrat Gillian Cosslett 849
Liberal Democrat John Cosslett 803
Labour Anna Fitter 429
Labour William Gilchrist 412
Labour Phillip Rees 308
Green Michael Wood 243
Turnout 9,457 42.8
Hart Plain (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ronald Purkis 896
Liberal Democrat Sheila Troke 875
Conservative Leonard Shaw 800
Conservative Jacqueline Branson 758
Liberal Democrat Christine Pylee 750
Conservative Gopa Chakrabarti 673
Independent Kevin Ratcliffe 289
Turnout 5,041 25.0
Hayling East (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gordon Erlebach 1,381
Conservative David Collins 1,311
Conservative Sheila Pearce 1,311
Labour Michael Clarke 561
Labour Lesley Marsden 519
Labour Sheila Mealy 500
Liberal Democrat John Clouting 355
Green Frederick Gibson 289
Turnout 6,227 32.8
Hayling West (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Pearce 1,590
Conservative Victor Pierce-Jones 1,565
Conservative David Weymouth 1,426
Labour Susan Underwood 433
Labour Graham Manning 425
Labour Andrew Stacey 409
Liberal Democrat Jill Allum 390
Green Gillian Leek 286
Turnout 6,524 34.6
Purbrook (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gwendoline Blackett 1,500
Conservative David Farrow 1,413
Conservative Hilary Farrow 1,312
Labour William Wheeler 485
Labour Howard Sherlock 478
Liberal Democrat Rodney Crawford 467
Labour Nicola Sherlock 458
Turnout 6,113 30.8
St. Faiths (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative June Fulcher 1,531
Conservative David Guest 1,393
Conservative Raymond Bolton 1,389
Liberal Democrat Dennis West 949
Liberal Democrat Liam Hutchings 926
Green Timothy Dawes 726
Liberal Democrat Roy Middleton 692
Labour Beryl Francis 430
Labour Alan Price 341
Labour Derek Smith 279
Turnout 8,656 45.4
Stakes (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Olwyn Kennedy 747
Conservative Nigel Tarrant 688
Labour Margaret Beauvoisin 634
Liberal Democrat Leslie Voice 428
Green Kevin Jacks 393
Labour Kim Vassallo 385
Labour Ronald Russell 379
Turnout 3,654 21.4
Warren Park (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Brown 407
Labour Virginia Steel 382
Conservative Thelma Carpenter 178
Conservative Clive Colson 164
Liberal Democrat Michael Ponsonby 130
Turnout 1,261 14.6
Waterloo (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Catherine Cole unopposed
Conservative Kenneth Moss unopposed
Conservative Geoffrey Tart unopposed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Election results - Local Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 3 May 2002. p. 6.
  3. ^ a b c d "Tories tighten control on redrawn borough". The News. 7 May 2002. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Local Council Election Results". Havant Borough Council. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 4 June 2002. Retrieved 15 June 2014.