Kettering Borough Council election, 2003

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Kettering Borough Council
Kettering Borough Council Ward Map
Kettering Borough Council Ward Map
1. All Saints 2. Avondale 3. Barton Seagrave, 4. Brambleside 5. Buccleuch 6. Desborough Loatland 7. Desborough St. Giles, 8. Latimer (Burton Latimer), 9. Millbrook 10. Piper's Hill 11. Plessy (Burton Latimer) 12. Rothwell Tresham 13. Rothwell Trinity 14. Queen Eleanor 15. Slade 16. Spinney 17. St. Andrew's 18. St. Mary's 19. St. Michael's 20. St. Peter's 21. Warkton 22. Welland 23. Wicksteed
Kettering
Kettering Borough within Northamptonshire
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Northamptonshire within England

Elections for Kettering Borough Council, which covers the Borough of Kettering, were held on 1 May 2003 and were won by the Conservatives, gaining overall control from Labour.

Summary Results[edit]

The overall results, using average ward votes for the total number of votes cast, were as follows:

Kettering Borough Council (after 2003 election)
(Key: Red = Labour, Blue = Conservative, Grey = Independent, Stripes = Mixed Ward)
Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Summary Results
Party Candidates Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 45 12,371 56.3 30 +12
Labour 44 8,038 36.6 13 -9
Independent 5 827 3.8 2 -2
Liberal Democrat 8 751 3.4 0 -1
Total 102 21,987 45
Electorate 66,470
Turnout 33.1

(Vote counts shown are ward averages)

Council Before 2003 Elections[edit]

Before the elections held on 1 May 2003, the composition of Kettering Borough Council was as follows:

Kettering Borough Council (before 2003 election)
(Key: Red = Labour, Blue = Conservative, Yellow = Liberal Democrat, Grey = Independent, Stripes = Mixed Ward)
Composition Table (as of April 2003)
Party Group Leader Seats % Seats Change (on 1999)
Labour Richard Tod 23 51.1 +1
Conservative Terry Freer 16 35.6 -2
Independent Christopher Groome 5 11.1 +1
Liberal Democrat John Coleman 1 2.2 0
Total Seats 45

Labour Majority of 1

Ward-by-Ward Results[edit]

All Saints Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: All Saints Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Greg Titcombe 566 28.6
Conservative Christine Smith-Haynes 563 28.5
Labour Susan Holmes 451 22.8
Labour David Threadgold 398 20.1
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 565 57.1 2 +2
Labour 425 42.3 0 -2
Total Votes Cast 989
Electorate 2,842
Turnout 34.8%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Avondale Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Avondale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eddie Brace 554 35.6
Labour Paul Corazzo 444 28.5
Conservative Kathleen Stallard 243 15.6
Conservative Delyse Silverstone 206 13.2
Independent Eric Bellamy-Tall 111 7.1
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Labour 499 59.8 2 0
Conservative 225 26.9 0 0
Independent 111 13.3 0 0
Total Votes Cast 835
Electorate 3,146
Turnout 26.5%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Barton Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Barton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maurice Bayes 860 34.8
Conservative Christopher Lamb 853 34.5
Labour Christine McAlinden 391 15.8
Labour Margaret Philip 370 15.0
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 857 69.2 2 0
Labour 381 30.8 0 0
Total Votes Cast 1,237
Electorate 3,402
Turnout 36.4%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Brambleside Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Brambleside Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bill Parker 722 36.2
Conservative Pat Anderson 652 32.7
Labour Samuel Smith 312 15.6
Labour Archibald Welsh 310 15.5
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 687 68.8 2 0
Labour 311 31.2 0 0
Total Votes Cast 998
Electorate 3,276
Turnout 30.5%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Buccleuch Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Buccleuch Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Hollobone 466 79.5
Labour Margaret Whalley 120 20.5
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 466 79.5 1 0
Labour 120 20.5 0 0
Total Votes Cast 586
Electorate 1,150
Turnout 51.0%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Loatland Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Loatland Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Belinda Humfrey 835 32.2
Conservative Mark Dearing 769 29.6
Labour Derek Fox 401 15.4
Labour Joanne Watson 387 14.9
Liberal Democrat Philip Rice 103 4.0
Liberal Democrat Richard Crane 101 3.9
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 802 61.8 2 +1
Labour 394 30.4 0 -1
Liberal Democrat 102 7.9 0 0
Total Votes Cast 1,298
Electorate 3,500
Turnout 37.1%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

St Giles Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: St Giles Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Tebbutt 742 28.3
Labour David Coe 600 22.9
Conservative David Soans 582 22.2
Labour Richard Tod 389 14.8
Liberal Democrat Stan Freeman 204 7.8
Liberal Democrat Alan Window 108 4.1
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 662 50.4 1 +1
Labour 495 37.7 1 -1
Liberal Democrat 156 11.9 0 0
Total Votes Cast 1,313
Electorate 3,022
Turnout 43.4%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Latimer Ward (Burton Latimer) (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Latimer Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ruth Groome 440 29.6
Conservative Ted Evans 326 22.0
Conservative Claire Sevier-Burnapp 272 18.3
Independent Maureen Jerram 260 17.5
Labour Christopher Jack 111 7.5
Labour Richard Sheehan 76 5.1
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Independent 350 47.1 1 -1
Conservative 299 40.3 1 +1
Labour 94 12.6 0 0
Total Votes Cast 743
Electorate 2,534
Turnout 29.3%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Millbrook Ward (Ise Lodge) (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Millbrook Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Shirley Lynch 600 40.7
Conservative Lloyd Bunday 589 39.9
Labour Adrian Perrin 286 19.4
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 595 67.5 2 0
Labour 286 32.5 0 0
Total Votes Cast 1,298
Electorate 3,500
Turnout 37.1%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Piper's Hill Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Piper's Hill Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ursula Jones 487 25.4
Conservative James Richardson 437 22.8
Liberal Democrat John Coleman 391 20.4
Liberal Democrat Helen Gatehouse 291 15.2
Labour Philip Hales 171 8.9
Labour David Joyce 140 7.3
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 462 48.2 2 +1
Liberal Democrat 341 35.6 0 -1
Labour 156 16.2 0 0
Total Votes Cast 959
Electorate 2,392
Turnout 40.1%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Plessy Ward (Burton Latimer) (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Plessy Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michelle Evans 447 25.3
Independent Christopher Groome 420 23.8
Conservative Martin Wightman 371 21.0
Independent Derek Zanger 312 17.7
Labour David Bishop 125 7.1
Labour David Williams 90 5.1
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 409 46.3 1 +1
Independent 366 41.5 1 -1
Labour 108 12.2 0 0
Total Votes Cast 883
Electorate 2,715
Turnout 32.5%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Queen Eleanor Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Queen Eleanor Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Padwick 437 55.3
Conservative Valerie-Lee Bellamy 353 44.7
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Labour 466 79.5 1 0
Conservative 353 44.7 0 0
Total Votes Cast 790
Electorate 1,297
Turnout 60.9%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Slade Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Slade Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jim Hakewill 903 37.5
Conservative Michael Harrison 890 37.0
Labour Martin Moloney 323 13.4
Labour Sushila Wright 290 12.1
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 897 74.5 2 0
Labour 307 25.5 0 0
Total Votes Cast 1,203
Electorate 3,564
Turnout 33.8%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Spinney Ward (Ise Lodge) (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Spinney Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bob Civil 446 33.1
Conservative Matthew Lynch 394 29.3
Liberal Democrat John Turnbull 157 11.7
Liberal Democrat Chris McGlynn 147 10.9
Labour Adrian Chambers 109 8.1
Labour Alfred Elderton 94 7.0
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 420 62.4 2 0
Liberal Democrat 152 22.6 0 0
Labour 102 15.1 0 0
Total Votes Cast 674
Electorate 3,230
Turnout 20.9%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

St. Andrew's Ward (3 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: St. Andrew's Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan West 598 21.8
Labour Stephen King 560 20.4
Labour Gil Rennie 550 20.1
Conservative Nigel Simmance 349 12.7
Conservative Carolyn Maxted 348 12.7
Conservative Philip Malin 338 12.3
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Labour 569 62.3 3 0
Conservative 345 37.7 0 0
Total Votes Cast 914
Electorate 4,140
Turnout 22.1%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

St. Mary's Ward (3 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: St. Mary's Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Burton 629 18.5
Labour Maggie Don 617 18.2
Labour Gina Beale 579 17.0
Labour Peter Holmes 555 16.3
Conservative Russell Roberts 512 15.1
Conservative Kenneth Jack 506 14.9
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Labour 584 51.5 2 -1
Conservative 549 48.5 1 +1
Total Votes Cast 1,133
Electorate 4,182
Turnout 27.1%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

St. Michael's Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: St. Michael's Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Henson 707 30.5
Conservative Jennifer Henson 677 29.2
Labour Brenda McCraith 476 20.5
Labour Derek Lee 458 19.8
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 692 59.7 2 +1
Labour 467 40.3 0 -1
Total Votes Cast 1,159
Electorate 2,793
Turnout 41.5%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

St. Peter's Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: St. Peter's Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terry Freer 848 40.0
Conservative Mary Malin 802 37.8
Labour Ian Watts 238 11.2
Labour Shona Scrimshaw 234 11.0
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 825 77.8 2 0
Labour 236 22.2 0 0
Total Votes Cast 1,061
Electorate 3,441
Turnout 30.8%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Rothwell Tresham Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Rothwell Tresham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Pote 549 28.0
Labour David Whyte 493 25.2
Conservative Margaret Talbot 466 23.8
Labour Peter Weston 452 23.1
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 508 51.8 1 0
Labour 473 48.2 1 0
Total Votes Cast 980
Electorate 2,792
Turnout 35.1%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Rothwell Trinity Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Rothwell Trinity Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cedwien Brown 541 26.1
Conservative Alan Whitlam 531 25.6
Labour Mark Hughes 507 24.4
Labour Glenda Weston 495 23.9
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 536 51.7 2 +2
Labour 501 48.3 0 -2
Total Votes Cast 1,037
Electorate 2,829
Turnout 36.7%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Warkton Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Warkton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Adams 474 35.2
Labour Eileen Hales 456 33.9
Conservative Beverley Howell 216 16.1
Conservative Victoria Lamb 199 14.8
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Labour 465 69.1 2 0
Conservative 208 30.9 0 0
Total Votes Cast 673
Electorate 2,615
Turnout 25.7%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Welland Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Welland Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alison Wiley 592 72.7
Labour Susan Buchanan 222 27.3
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 592 72.7 1 0
Labour 222 27.3 0 0
Total Votes Cast 814
Electorate 1,834
Turnout 44.4%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Wicksteed Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Kettering Borough Council Elections 2003: Wicksteed Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Darby 427 25.7
Labour Alex Gordon 426 25.6
Conservative Paul Marks 413 24.9
Labour Roy Mayhew 395 23.8
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 420 50.6 1 +1
Labour 411 49.4 1 -1
Total Votes Cast 831
Electorate 2,715
Turnout 30.6%

(Vote count shown is ward average)

Borough Council By-elections (since May 2003)[edit]

Latimer Ward (Burton Latimer) By-Election: 28 July 2005[edit]

Kettering Borough Council By-Election, Latimer Ward: 28 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pat Evans 278 45.6 +5.3
Labour David Bishop 152 24.9 +12.3
Independent Maureen Jerram 133 21.8 -25.3
Liberal Democrat Stuart Simons 47 7.7 +7.7
Majority 126 20.7 +11.7
Turnout 610 24.6 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing -3.5

Electorate: 2498

Wicksteed Ward By-Election: 6 October 2005[edit]

Kettering Borough Council By-Election, Wicksteed Ward: 6 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynsey Tod 464 49.7 +0.3
Conservative Scott Edwards 374 40.0 -9.4
Liberal Democrat Chris McGlynn 96 10.3 +10.3
Majority 90 9.6%
Turnout 934 35.4 +4.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.4%

Electorate: 2638

St. Mary's Ward By-Election: 17 November 2005[edit]

Kettering Borough Council By-Election, St. Mary's Ward, 17 November 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shona Scrimshaw 674 60.9 +9.4
Conservative Kathleen Stallard 362 32.7 -15.8
Liberal Democrat Alan Window 71 6.4 +6.4
Majority 312 28.1 +22.3
Turnout 1007 27.7 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +12.6%

Electorate: 4011

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