Ipswich Borough Council election, 2004

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Elections for Ipswich Borough Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Ipswich Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 6 0 +6 52.9 40.4 13,392 +1.2%
  Labour 5 0 8 -8 29.4 32.1 10,656 -0.4%
  Liberal Democrat 3 2 0 +2 17.6 26.0 8,626 +0.2%
  Christian Peoples 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 281 -0.6%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 136 +0.4%
  Monster Raving Loony 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 71 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Louise Gooch 802 41.2 -1.7
Labour John Cook 661 34.0 -0.5
Conservative Keith Matthews 483 24.8 +7.8
Majority 141 7.2 -1.2
Turnout 1,946
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Carter 1,325 53.8 +7.4
Liberal Democrat John Rivett 704 28.6 -1.5
Labour Martyn Green 351 14.2 -2.8
Christian Peoples Christine Pinder 84 3.4 -3.2
Majority 621 25.2 +8.9
Turnout 2,464
Conservative hold Swing
Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Flood 693 39.7 +5.0
Labour Harold Mangar 673 38.6 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Jacob 379 21.7 -0.5
Majority 20 1.1
Turnout 1,745
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Castle Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dale Jackson 1,189 55.8 -2.2
Labour Peter Shaw 473 22.2 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Charles Tracy 470 22.0 +1.3
Majority 716 33.6 -3.1
Turnout 2,132
Conservative hold Swing
Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Mowles 769 44.9 -0.9
Conservative Janet Sibley 531 31.0 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Robert Chambers 288 16.8 -2.8
Monster Raving Loony Paul Billingham 71 4.1 +4.1
Christian Peoples Jonathan Barnes 54 3.2 -2.1
Majority 238 13.9 -2.7
Turnout 1,713
Labour hold Swing
Gipping
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Ellesmere 671 44.0 -0.5
Conservative Nadia Cenci 458 30.0 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Bob Zablok 397 26.0 +2.2
Majority 213 14.0 +1.2
Turnout 1,526
Labour hold Swing
Holywells
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Hale 806 49.5 -5.6
Labour Susan Maguire 470 28.9 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Robin Whitmore 353 21.7 +3.6
Majority 336 20.6 -7.7
Turnout 1,629
Conservative hold Swing
Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Quinton 731 42.2 +3.9
Conservative Duncan Titchmarsh 644 37.1 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Jill Atkins 359 20.7 -0.8
Majority 87 5.1 +0.4
Turnout 1,734
Labour hold Swing
Rushmere (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Ion 928
Conservative Judy Terry 867
Labour Alasdair Ross 719
Labour Keith Herod 696
Liberal Democrat Gilliam Auton 547
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Toye 421
Christian Peoples Stephen Bloomfield 143
Turnout 4,321
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sprites
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Kirby 861 43.2 +1.6
Conservative Robert Hall 832 41.8 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Simon Cooper 299 15.0 -2.1
Majority 29 1.5 +1.1
Turnout 1,992
Labour hold Swing
St John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Carnall 842 39.2 +4.8
Labour Elizabeth Cooper 796 37.0 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Cathy French 511 23.8 +3.0
Majority 46 2.2
Turnout 2,149
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Atkins 1,336 47.9 +1.9
Conservative David Brown 1,119 40.1 -0.9
Labour Jane Shaw 337 12.1 -0.9
Majority 217 7.8 +2.8
Turnout 2,792
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul West 894 48.0 +6.4
Labour Barry Studd 609 32.7 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Adrian Brown 358 19.2 -2.7
Majority 285 15.3 +10.2
Turnout 1,861
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carole Jones 632 36.8 -4.0
Conservative Julie Schubert 480 27.9 -5.6
Liberal Democrat Catherine Chambers 471 27.4 +1.7
Independent Sally Wainman 136 7.9 +7.9
Majority 152 8.9 +1.6
Turnout 1,719
Labour hold Swing
Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anthony James 564 35.0 -4.4
Labour William Knowles 556 34.5 +3.6
Conservative Colin Morgan 491 30.5 +0.9
Majority 8 0.5 -8.0
Turnout 1,611
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Donald Ward 810 44.3 -0.4
Labour John Harris 651 35.6 -3.2
Liberal Democrat Joan Goodall 367 20.1 +3.6
Majority 159 8.7 +2.8
Turnout 1,828
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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