Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council election, 2004

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Elections to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 3 1 +2 47.8 37.0 11,568 +0.1%
  Liberal Democrat 6 0 4 -4 26.1 33.3 10,403 +2.0%
  Conservative 6 2 0 +2 26.1 27.7 8,676 -0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 237 +0.7%
  Caring Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 222 -2.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 177 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Audley and Bignall End (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Wilkes 760
Labour Ann Beech 759
Liberal Democrat Cornes Dylis 754
Labour Dennis McIntosh 630
Conservative Robert Edwards 405
Conservative Glenys Davies 260
Turnout 3,568
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bradwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Tatton 870 56.7 -4.0
Conservative Janet Lefroy 361 23.5 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Michael Boughey 303 19.8 +0.3
Majority 509 33.2 +2.3
Turnout 1,534
Labour hold Swing
Butt Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Evans 565 47.4 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Burgess 378 31.7 -2.9
Conservative Pauline Rowley 248 20.8 +5.0
Majority 187 15.7 +0.7
Turnout 1,191
Labour hold Swing
Chesterton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mick Dolman 589
Labour Sandra Simpson 537
Liberal Democrat Andrew Cooley 357
Conservative Malcolm Moore 272
Liberal Democrat Dennis Cornes 208
Conservative Clive Moss 174
Turnout 2,137
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Heames 557 43.4
Labour Richard Gorton 483 37.6
Liberal Democrat David Dugdale 244 19.0
Majority 74 5.8
Turnout 1,284
Conservative hold Swing
Cross Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sylvia Butler 727 54.3 -5.5
Conservative John Tagg 264 19.7 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Leo Hamburger 220 16.4 -1.2
Caring Party Johnathon Ackerley 128 9.6 +1.8
Majority 463 34.6 -7.6
Turnout 1,339
Labour hold Swing
Halmerend (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Olwyn Speed 776
Liberal Democrat David Becket 738
Labour Trevor Sproston 368
Labour Andrew Williams 360
Turnout 2,242
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vic Finnemore 524 65.8
Liberal Democrat Julian Colclough 272 34.2
Majority 252 31.6
Turnout 796
Labour hold Swing
Kidsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Astle 892 62.2 +7.5
Liberal Democrat Ephriam Daniels 301 21.0 -13.7
Conservative Edward Lowe 242 16.9 +6.3
Majority 591 41.2 +21.2
Turnout 1,435
Labour hold Swing
Loggerheads and Whitmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Freda Myatt 1,525 70.7 -2.6
Liberal Democrat Bryan Kirkham 404 18.7 +8.2
Labour Helen Sproston 228 10.6 -5.7
Majority 1,121 52.0 -5.0
Turnout 2,157
Conservative hold Swing
May Bank
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Matthews 913 48.4 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Edward Coxon 557 29.5 -3.5
Labour Stephen Harrison 417 22.1 -0.3
Majority 356 18.9 +7.4
Turnout 1,887
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Newchapel
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Chrzanowski 352 38.8 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Maurica Leese 319 35.1 +4.0
Independent Michael Prosser 237 26.1 +26.1
Majority 33 3.7
Turnout 908
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Porthill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Cooper 461 41.9
Labour Colin Higginson 442 40.2
Liberal Democrat Emma Cooley 196 17.8
Majority 19 1.7
Turnout 1,099
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Ravenscliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gillian Burnett 443 45.3 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Hall 306 31.3 -8.0
Conservative Jeremy Dodsworth 228 23.3 +6.9
Majority 137 14.0 +9.0
Turnout 977
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Seabridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Whieldon 725 46.5 +0.4
Labour David Beardmore 551 35.4 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Eric Durber 282 18.1 +0.1
Majority 174 11.1 +0.9
Turnout 1,558
Conservative hold Swing
Talke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Raymond Slater 515 54.4 -4.0
Labour Doris Boden 265 28.0 -2.0
Conservative Stephen Sweeney 166 17.5 +5.9
Majority 250 26.4 -2.0
Turnout 946
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Thistleberry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Marion Reddish 1,026 55.7 -2.3
Conservative Gerald Cork 437 23.7 -0.1
Labour William Welsh 285 15.5 -2.8
Caring Party Geoff Cubley 94 5.1 +5.1
Majority 589 32.0 -2.2
Turnout 1,842
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Clarke 571 48.3
Labour Steve James 392 33.2
Conservative Luciana Flackett 152 12.9
Caring Party Derick Huckfield 66 5.6
Majority 179 15.1
Turnout 1,181
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Westlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Moss 1,007 55.5 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Hilary Jones 479 26.4 +2.3
Labour Eileen Robinson 328 18.1 +1.2
Majority 528 29.1 -5.8
Turnout 1,814
Conservative hold Swing
Wolstanton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Olsezewski 561 38.6 -6.9
Liberal Democrat Trevor Johnson 437 30.1 -2.1
Conservative Caroline Champion 279 19.2 +3.8
Green Anne Beirne 177 12.2 +5.3
Majority 124 8.5 -4.8
Turnout 1,454
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

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