Ipswich Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections for Ipswich Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Ipswich Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 0 4 -4 43.8 32.5 9,272 -8.6%
  Conservative 6 3 0 +3 37.5 39.2 11,171 +1.8%
  Liberal Democrat 3 1 0 +1 18.8 25.8 7,368 +5.1%
  Christian Peoples 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 400 +0.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 217 +0.6%
  Save Broomhill Pool 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 88 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jane Chambers 807 42.9
Labour John Cook 649 34.5
Conservative Maureen Springle 321 17.0
Green Jane Scott 106 5.6
Majority 158 8.4
Turnout 1,883
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Barker 1,097 46.4
Liberal Democrat John Rivett 711 30.1
Labour Martyn Green 403 17.0
Christian Peoples Dave Cooper 155 6.6
Majority 386 16.3
Turnout 2,366
Conservative hold Swing
Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Smart 611 43.1
Conservative Duncan Titchmarsh 491 34.7
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Jacob 315 22.2
Majority 120 8.4
Turnout 1,417
Labour hold Swing
Castle Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Goldsmith 1,205 58.0
Labour James Adams 443 21.3
Liberal Democrat Dennis Day 431 20.7
Majority 762 36.7
Turnout 2,079
Conservative hold Swing
Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Don Edwards 712 45.8
Conservative Adam Ramsey 454 29.2
Liberal Democrat Catherine Chambers 304 19.6
Christian Peoples Jonathan Barnes 83 5.3
Majority 258 16.6
Turnout 1,553
Labour hold Swing
Gipping
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Gardiner 652 44.5
Conservative Nadia Cenci 464 31.7
Liberal Democrat Charles Blue 348 23.8
Majority 188 12.8
Turnout 1,464
Labour hold Swing
Holywells
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Harsant 882 55.1
Labour Robert Daines 429 26.8
Liberal Democrat Robin Whitmore 290 18.1
Majority 453 28.3
Turnout 1,601
Conservative hold Swing
Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dali Jabbar 509 38.3
Conservative Sarah Dodwell 446 33.6
Liberal Democrat Catherine French 286 21.5
Save Broomhill Pool Sally Wainman 88 6.6
Majority 63 4.7
Turnout 1,329
Labour hold Swing
Rushmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eileen Smith 991 43.2
Labour Richard Kirby 749 32.7
Liberal Democrat Roberta Kerslake 391 17.1
Christian Peoples Stephen Bloomfield 162 7.1
Majority 242 10.5
Turnout 2,293
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sprites
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Le Grys 700 41.6
Conservative Robert Hall 693 41.2
Liberal Democrat Catherine Stafford 288 17.1
Majority 7 0.4
Turnout 1,681
Labour hold Swing
St John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil MacDonald 778 39.2
Conservative Stephen Ion 684 34.4
Liberal Democrat Louise Gooch 413 20.8
Green Janet Phipps 111 5.6
Majority 94 4.8
Turnout 1,986
Labour hold Swing
St Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Cooper 1,211 46.0
Conservative David Brown 1,079 41.0
Labour Jane Shaw 341 13.0
Majority 132 5.0
Turnout 2,631
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Cook 723 41.6
Labour Keith Rawlingson 635 36.5
Liberal Democrat Adrian Brown 380 21.9
Majority 88 5.1
Turnout 1,738
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin Cook 568 40.8
Conservative Julie Schubert 467 33.5
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Toye 358 25.7
Majority 101 7.3
Turnout 1,393
Labour hold Swing
Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat George King 555 39.4
Labour Christopher Newbury 435 30.9
Conservative Colin Morgan 417 29.6
Majority 120 8.5
Turnout 1,407
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sandra Doyle 757 44.7
Labour Carole Jones 658 38.8
Liberal Democrat Jill Atkins 280 16.5
Majority 99 5.9
Turnout 1,695
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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