Havant Borough Council election, 2004

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Map of the results of the 2004 Havant Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red.

The 2004 Havant Borough Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Havant Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives gained seats to hold 27 of the 38 seats on the council, while Labour fell to 6 seats and the Liberal Democrats dropped to hold 5 seats.[1][3] The Conservative gains included taking Barncroft and Battins wards in Leigh Park from Labour; the first time in over 30 years that Labour had not won all the seats in Leigh Park.[3] Overall turnout at the election was 32.4%.[4]

Havant local election result 2004[2][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 4 0 +4 75.0 51.5 18,290 -5.1%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 2 -2 12.5 26.5 9,401 +0.5%
  Labour 2 0 2 -2 12.5 14.5 5,149 +1.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 1,970 +1.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 711 +1.4%

Ward results[edit]

Barncroft[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Yvonne Weeks 472 48.1
Labour Carl Roberts 282 28.7
Liberal Democrat Flora Ponsonby 228 23.2
Majority 190 19.3
Turnout 982 22.4 +3.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Battins[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jane Rayner 386 36.6
Labour Paul Hansford 361 34.2
Liberal Democrat Susan Stocker 188 17.8
Green Louise Lumb 120 11.4
Majority 25 2.4
Turnout 1,055 21.9 +1.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bedhampton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Smith 1,254 42.9 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Stephen Marshall 1,211 41.5 -1.2
Labour Anne Edwards 276 9.5 +0.8
Green Terry Mitchell 179 6.1 -2.1
Majority 43 1.5
Turnout 2,920 42.0 +7.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Bondfields[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Hart 555 49.0
Conservative Mary Brown 293 25.9
Liberal Democrat Cecil Sargent 285 25.2
Majority 262 23.1
Turnout 1,133 22.6 -1.0
Labour hold Swing
Cowplain[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Keast 1,598 62.3 +3.6
Liberal Democrat John Jacobs 662 25.8 -5.2
Labour Kenneth Monks 307 12.0 +1.7
Majority 936 36.5 +8.7
Turnout 2,567 35.6 +9.2
Conservative hold Swing
Emsworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brendan Gibb-Gray 2,207 60.3 +1.0
Liberal Democrat John Cosslett 879 24.0 -5.2
Labour William Gilchrist 362 9.9 -1.6
Green Susan Dawes 214 5.8 +5.8
Majority 1,328 36.3 +6.2
Turnout 3,662 47.6 +8.6
Conservative hold Swing
Hart Plain (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patricia Pearce 1,171
Liberal Democrat Sheila Troke 1,165
Conservative Leonard Shaw 977
Conservative Mark Masterton 945
Labour Ronald Hoyle 203
Labour William Wheeler 190
Green Barry Gleed 184
Turnout 4,835 33.0 +9.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hayling East (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sheila Pearce 1,331
Conservative Charles Goulding 1,316
Liberal Democrat Margaret Causer 497
Labour John Mealy 396
Labour Sheila Mealy 363
Liberal Democrat Janis Shawashi 344
Green Ann Ansari 289
Turnout 4,536 34.5 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hayling West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Victor Pierce-Jones 1,737 64.0 -7.7
Liberal Democrat Margaret Steentoft 446 16.4 +0.9
Labour Graham Manning 311 11.5 -1.3
Green Gillian Leek 222 8.2 +8.2
Majority 1,291 47.5 -8.7
Turnout 2,716 39.6 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing
Purbrook[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Farrow 1,255 49.0 -14.9
Independent Pamela Cooper 711 27.8 +27.8
Labour Nicola Potts 317 12.4 -7.4
Liberal Democrat Pamela Welch 276 10.8 -5.6
Majority 544 21.3 -22.8
Turnout 2,559 35.3 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing
St. Faiths[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Guest 1,659 54.2 +2.6
Liberal Democrat Hugh Benzie 808 26.4 +4.7
Green Timothy Dawes 329 10.7 -9.3
Labour Rosemary Osborne 266 8.7 +2.0
Majority 851 27.8 -2.1
Turnout 3,062 44.5 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing
Stakes[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Tarrant 929 49.9 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Christine Pylee 409 22.0 +4.0
Labour Derek Smith 335 18.0 -15.9
Green Stephen Carver 189 10.2 +10.2
Majority 520 27.9 +13.8
Turnout 1,862 25.0 +6.8
Conservative hold Swing
Warren Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Virginia Steel 319 40.1
Conservative Jacqueline Branson 270 34.0
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Moore-Blunt 206 25.9
Majority 49 6.2
Turnout 795 17.3 +2.7
Labour hold Swing
Waterloo[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hunt 1,661 58.5 -10.9
Liberal Democrat Valerie Hartridge 626 22.1 -8.5
Labour Peter Benjamin 306 10.8 +10.8
Green Jacqueline Turner 244 8.6 +8.6
Majority 1,035 36.5 -2.2
Turnout 2,837 37.9 +10.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

By-elections between 2004 and 2006[edit]

Bedhampton By-election 24 February 2005[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 1,064 47.5 +6.0
Conservative 1,007 44.9 +2.0
Labour 136 6.1 -3.4
Green 34 1.5 -4.6
Majority 57 2.5
Turnout 2,241 32.5 -9.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Havant council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ballot box - Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 12 June 2004. p. 26. 
  3. ^ a b "Tories stun Labour in historic vote". The News. 12 June 2004. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Borough Council Election Results June 2004". Havant Borough Council. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 24 December 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lib Dems get byelection boost". The Guardian. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2014.