Liverpool City Council election, 2003

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Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat party kept overall control of the council.[1] Overall turnout was 21.7%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Party Seats   ±  
Liberal Democrats 63
Labour 31
Liberal 3 0
Independent 2

Election result[edit]

Liverpool Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 22 -2 64.7 49.8 37,194 -0.5%
  Labour 11 +4 29.4 34.2 25,514 -1.2%
  Liberal 1 +1 2.9 6.8 5,066 +1.3%
  Liverpool Labour Community Party 1 -1 2.9 1.4 1,034 +1.4%
  Conservative 0 0 0 4.1 3,050 -0.1%
  Green 0 0 0 2.8 2,093 +0.8%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0.6 461 +0.2%
  BNP 0 0 0 0.3 242 +0.1%
  Independent 0 -2 0 0 0 -1.7%

Ward results[edit]

Abercromby[edit]

Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Brant * 953 61.3% -4.5%
Liberal Democrat Linda-Jane Buckle 288 18.5 +3.2
Green Peter Cranie 230 14.8 +4.0
Conservative John Creagh 55 3.5 -1.3
Liberal Arthur Carroll 29 1.9 -1.4
Majority 665
Registered electors
Turnout
Rejected ballots
Labour hold Swing

Aigburth[edit]

Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Antrobus * 1,394 47.3% -3.4%
Labour Barbara Murray 654 22.2 -4.9
Liberal Catherine Hancox 315 10.7 +10.7
Green Alexander Rudkin 239 8.1 -0.1
Conservative Michael Bunter 235 8.0 +0.0
Socialist Alliance Mark Henzel 111 3.8 +3.8
Majority 740 25.1 +1.5
Registered electors
Turnout 2,948 21.1
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Allerton[edit]

Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Veronica Best * 1,599 52.3% -2.9%
Labour Laurence Freeman 603 19.7 +0.4
Conservative Mark Bill 536 17.5 +3.1
Liberal Christopher Hulme 185 6.1 -2.0
Green Andrew Hoban 134 4.4 +1.4
Majority 996 32.6 -3.3
Registered electors
Turnout 3,057 25.2
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Anfield[edit]

Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Quinn 1,162 47.0% -8.5%
Liberal Michael Butler 666 27.0 +27.0
Labour Sheila Murphy 416 16.8 -8.1
BNP Joseph Owens 150 6.1 +6.1
Socialist Alliance Lesley Mahmood 47 1.9 +0.0
Conservative Alistair Furze 30 1.2 +1.2
Majority 496 20.0 -10.6
Registered electors
Turnout 2,471 24.4
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Arundel[edit]

Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mirna Juarez * 1,141 61.2% +7.5%
Labour Anthony Murphy 401 21.5 -7.9
Green Donald Ross 144 7.7 +0.1
Socialist Alliance Ian Foulkes 125 6.7 +1.0
Conservative Ann Nugent 53 2.8 -0.6
Majority 740 39.7 +15.4
Registered electors
Turnout 1,864 16.7
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Breckfield[edit]

Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John McIntosh 972 66.4% +2.9%
Liberal Democrat James Gaskell 314 21.4 -5.0
Liberal Daniel Wood 178 12.2 +2.1
Majority 658 45.0 +7.9
Registered electors
Turnout 1,464 18.1
Rejected ballots
Labour hold Swing

Broadgreen[edit]

Broadgreen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christopher Newby 1,244 54.9% -5.3%
Labour Peter Davidson 796 35.1 +4.9
Socialist Alliance John Ralph 79 3.5 +0.3
Conservative Keith Sutton 77 3.4 +0.8
Liberal Deborah Tilston 71 3.1 -0.8
Majority 448 19.8% -10.2%
Registered electors
Turnout 2,267 19.8%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Childwall[edit]

Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Trevor Jones 2,344 68.8%
Labour Janet Kent 623 18.3
Conservative George Powell 213 6.3
Green Anne Saunders 137 4.0
Liberal Francis Porter 88 2.6
Majority 1,721 50.5
Registered electors
Turnout 3,405 25.9
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Church[edit]

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Warren Bradley * 3,135 80.1% +6.8%
Labour Robert Carney 525 13.4 -2.8
Green Eleanor Martin 254 6.5 +1.5
Majority 2,610 66.7 +8.6
Registered electors
Turnout 3,914 26.4%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Clubmoor[edit]

Clubmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rochne Gladden 1,155 55.0% +9.9%
Liberal Democrat George Smith 713 33.9 +9.7
Liberal Paul Jones 192 9.1 -21.5
Green Eric Cartmel 41 2.0 +2.0
Majority 442 21.1 +6.6
Registered electors
Turnout 2,101 23.8
Rejected ballots
Labour hold Swing

County[edit]

County
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Marilyn Fielding 1,642 64.4% +7.3%
Labour Patrick Delahunty 856 33.6 -6.1
Liberal Roger Webb 51 2.0 -1.2
Majority 786 28.8 +11.4
Registered electors
Turnout 2,549 23.7%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Croxteth[edit]

Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Norman Mills * 2,070 66.2% -2.7%
Labour Peter Tuffley 650 20.8 -1.6
Conservative Geoffrey Brandwood 237 7.6 +1.8
Green Ian Graham 89 2.8 +2.8
Liberal Barbara Pickstock 79 2.5 -0.5
Majority 1,420 45.4 -1.1
Registered electors
Turnout 3,125 23.6%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Dingle[edit]

Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Coyne 1,489 59.9%
Labour Jack Johhnson 880 35.4
Conservative David Patmore 74 3.0
Liberal David O'Brien 42 1.7
Majority 609 24.5
Registered electors
Turnout 2,485 24.4%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Dovecot[edit]

Dovecot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Ousby 1,175 50.0% +8.0%
Labour Nicholas Small 967 41.1 -7.5
Liberal Tracey Hawksford 134 5.7 -0.8
Conservative Audrey Bowness 75 3.2 +0.2
Majority 208 8.9
Registered electors
Turnout 2,351 25.2%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Everton[edit]

Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sharon Sullivan 442 54.6% -0.8%
Liverpool Labour Community Party Alfred Hincks 229 28.3% +5.4%
Liberal Democrat Eleanore Clein 81 10.0% -2.0%
Green Justine Williams 31 3.8% +0.3%
Conservative Catherine Hirst 14 1.7% -2.8%
Liberal Beryl Ackers 13 1.6% -0.1%
Majority 213 26.3% -6.2%
Registered electors
Turnout 810 11.8%
Rejected ballots
Labour hold Swing

Fazakerley[edit]

Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Spriggs 1,432 70.5% +2.1%
Liberal Democrat Graham Seddon 463 22.8 -3.0
Liberal George roberts 136 6.7 +0.9
Majority 969 47.7 +5.1
Registered electors
Turnout 2,031 18.8%
Rejected ballots
Labour hold Swing

Gillmoss[edit]

Gillmoss
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin Cummins 1,444 46.8% -5.1%
Liberal Democrat Patrick Moloney * 1,418 45.9% +7.6%
Conservative Brian Jones 103 3.3% +0.7%
Liberal Frances Fall 83 2.7% -2.3%
Green Anne Graham 38 1.2% +1.2%
Majority 26 0.9% -12.7%
Registered electors
Turnout 3,086 22.8%
Rejected ballots
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Granby[edit]

Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Dean 694 56.9% -15.1%
Liberal Democrat Annette Butler 264 21.7 +6.0
Socialist Alliance Madeline Heneghan 99 8.1 +8.1
Green Jean Hill 62 5.1 -2.6
Conservative Kenneth Watkin 53 4.3 +1.6
Liberal Susan O'Brien 47 3.9 +2.0
Majority 430 35.2 -21.1
Registered electors
Turnout 1,219 15.3%
Rejected ballots
Labour hold Swing

Grasswndale[edit]

Grassendale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gerard Scott 2,270 68.3% +0.4%
Labour Catherine Dooley 526 15.8 -2.3
Conservative Carl Cross 251 7.6 -1.5
Green Jennifer Brown 185 5.6 +1.8
Liberal Karen Williams 92 2.8 +1.7
Majority 1,744 52.5 +2.7
Registered electors
Turnout 3,324 27.7
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Kensington[edit]

Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Frank Doran * 1,220 56.7% +5.7%
Labour Michael Fox 742 34.5 -9.6
BNP Michael Shell 92 4.3 +4.3
Green Faye Griffiths 45 2.1 +2.1
Conservative Francis Dunne 30 1.4 -1.4
Liberal James Richardson 23 1.1 -1.0
Majority 478 22.2 +15.3
Registered electors
Turnout 2,152 21.5%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Melrose[edit]

Melrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gary Booth 1,340 85.2% +25.2
Liberal Democrat Daniel Clein 180 11.4 -1.9
Liberal Vivienne Woodward 53 3.4 -2.4
Majority 1,160 73.8 +34.8
Registered electors
Turnout 1,573 17.1
Rejected ballots
Labour hold Swing

Netherley[edit]

Netherley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Thomas Marshall 837 51.7% +13.9%
Labour Oliver Martins 747 46.3 -9.6
Conservative Joyce Larrosa 22 1.4 -0.2
Liberal Jean Worrall 9 0.6 +0.6
Majority 87 5.4
Registered electors
Turnout 1,612 28.5%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Old Swan[edit]

Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Keith Turner 1,404 68%
Labour John McCabe 476 23.2 -3.4
Liberal Edith Bamford 100 4.9 +1.3
Conservative Francis Stevens 75 3.6 -0.5
Majority 928 45.1 +6.0
Registered electors
Turnout 2,055 20.9%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Picton[edit]

Picton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Erica Kemp * 1,465 72.0% +8.7%
Labour Angela Glanville 413 20.3 -9.6
Green Jennifer Andrew 113 5.6 +0.9
Conservative Ann Temple 43 2.1 -0.1
Majority 1,052 51.7 +18.3
Registered electors
Turnout 2,034 19.0%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Pirrie[edit]

Pirrie - 2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Francis Cooke 1,038 65%
Labour Alan Walker 932 58%
Conservative Susan Lye 210 13%
Liberal Democrat Kelly Woods 177 11%
Conservative Mark Cotterell 157 10%
Liberal Charles Mayes 123 8%
Conservative Natalie Linnane 113
Liberal Irene Mayes 109 7%
Green Laura Jackson 61 4%
Green Gerard Quayle 37 2%
Majority 828
Registered electors
Turnout 2,957 16.2%
Rejected ballots
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's[edit]

St/ Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Oglethorpe 1,280 65.5% +6.4%
Labour Rodger Lafferty 464 23.8 -5.9
BNP Raymond Malone 120 6.1 +0.3
Liberal Michael Williams 49 2.5 -1.0
Conservative Derek Nuttall 40 2.0 +0.2
Majority 816 41.7 +12.3
Registered electors
Turnout 1,953 22.0%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Smithdown[edit]

Smithdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Makinson 893 57.7% +21.6%
Labour Richard Keenan 495 32.0 -17.6
Green Simon Holgate 89 5.7 +3.7
Liberal John Moore 40 2.6 +0.2
Conservative Grahame Harden 32 2.1 +0.8
Majority 398 25.7
Registered electors
Turnout 1,549 18.5
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Speke[edit]

Speke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doreen Knight 651 '51.3% +2.1%
Liberal Democrat George Smith 600 47.3 -1.3
Conservative Denise Nuttall 18 1.4 -0.8
Majority 51 4.0 +3.4
Registered electors
Turnout 1,269 20.6%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Tuebrook[edit]

Tuebrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Christopher Lenton 1,667 71.9% +0.4%
Labour Pamela Thomas 405 17.5 +2.0
Liberal Democrat James Woods 188 8.1 -1.1
Conservative June Brandwood 60 2.6 +0.5
Majority 1,262 54.4 -1.6
Registered electors
Turnout 2,320 21.0%
Rejected ballots
Liberal hold Swing

Valley[edit]

Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Francis O'Donoghue 936 50.8% -5.6%
Labour Christopher Nezianya 768 41.7 +5.7
Green Vera Jones 56 3.0 +3.0
Liberal Deborah Mayes 50 2.7 +1.4
Conservative Norman Coppell 31 1.7 -0.8
Majority 168 9.1 -11.3
Registered electors
Turnout 1,841 26.0%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Vauxhall[edit]

Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liverpool Labour Community Party Pauline Connolly * 805 53.0% +53.0%
Labour Christine Norris 633 41.7% -45.8%
Liberal Democrat Sean McHugh 34 2.2% -6.6%
Liberal Damien Daly 23 1.5% +1.5%
Conservative Alma McGing 12 0.8% -1.0%
Green Anja Ploger 12 0.8% -1.0%
Majority 172 11.3%
Registered electors
Turnout 1,519 29.3%
Rejected ballots
Liverpool Labour Community Party gain from Labour

Warbreck[edit]

Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jean Seddon 1,317 49.6% -12.6%
Labour James Gabriel 1,029 38.8 +4.0
Liberal Linda Roberts 307 11.6 +8.6
Majority 288 10.8 -16.6
Registered electors
Turnout 2,653 19.4%
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Woolton[edit]

Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Barbara Mace 2,186 68.4% +1.8%
Conservative Stephen Fitzsimmons 411 12.9 -3.9
Labour Francis Steer 392 12.3 -0.4
Liberal Maria Langley 112 3.5 +2.4
Green Naomi Rose 96 3.0 +0.3
Majority 1,775 55.5 +5.7
Registered electors
Turnout 3,197 26.6
Rejected ballots
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-12-16.