North Devon District Council election, 2003

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Map of the results of the 2003 North Devon council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, independent in grey and United Kingdom Independence Party in purple.

The 2003 North Devon District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of North Devon District Council in Devon, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999 reducing the number of seats by 1.[1] The Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.[2]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Liberal Democrats keep their majority on the council with 22 seats, but the Conservatives gained 5 seats to move to 10 councillors.[2] Overall turnout in the election was 45%.[3]

North Devon Local Election Result 2003[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 22 -5 51.2 41.9 16,164 -5.8%
  Conservative 10 +5 23.3 31.1 11,996 +7.2%
  Independent 10 -2 23.3 24.6 9,487 +2.0%
  UKIP 1 +1 2.3 1.4 559 +1.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0.7 286 +0.7%
  BNP 0 0 0 0.3 118 +0.3%

4 Liberal Democrat and 1 independent candidates were unopposed.[3]

Ward results[edit]

Bickington & Roundswell (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rodney Cann 573
Liberal Democrat Carol McCormack-Hole 385
Conservative Colin Brown 362
Liberal Democrat Ronald Ellerton 343
Independent Charles Piper 315
Turnout 1,978 35.0
Bishop's Nympton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Eric Ley 789 77.7
Liberal Democrat Gerald Eva 226 22.3
Majority 563 55.5
Turnout 1,015 69.3
Bratton Fleming[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Prowse 589 64.0
Conservative Richard Peek 331 36.0
Majority 258 28.0
Turnout 920 65.5
Braunton East (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Douglas Lucas 580
Conservative Philip Daniel 554
Liberal Democrat Derrick Spear 444
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Spear 420
Conservative Geraldine Neale 328
Turnout 2,326 44.6
Braunton West (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jasmine Chesters 507
Liberal Democrat Marguerite Shapland 462
Liberal Democrat Letitia Sellwood 449
Independent Susan Lynch 397
Conservative Sallieanne Tingey 364
Independent Peter Manning 328
Turnout 2,507 44.1
Central Town (Barnstaple) (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Faye Webber 568
Liberal Democrat John Wilsher 519
Conservative Simon Harvey 350
Conservative Christopher Gifford 301
Independent Paul Dyer 164
Turnout 1,902 31.3
Chittlehampton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Albert Cook unopposed
Chumleigh[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kevin Butt 495 56.0
Conservative Terence Pincombe 389 44.0
Majority 106 12.0
Turnout 884 54.2
Combe Martin (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Yvette Gubb 957
Liberal Democrat Julia Clark 839
Conservative Susan Sussex 810
Conservative Arthur Yelton 513
Turnout 3,119 56.5
Forches & Whiddon Valley (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Laurence Haydn-Higgins 374
Liberal Democrat Francis Ovey 298
Liberal Democrat Valerie Monk 279
Independent James Bartlett 261
Conservative Susan McCrum 167
Independent Beresford Bawden 166
Turnout 1,545 29.9
Fremington (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Roy Morrish 603
Independent Peter Mullen 500
Independent David Harris 318
Conservative John Gill 312
Conservative Andrew Day 274
Liberal Democrat Ronald Taylor 109
Liberal Democrat Arthur Windsor 105
Turnout 2,221 36.9
Georgeham & Mortehoe (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Wilkinson 512
Conservative Ernest Evans 500
Liberal Democrat William Foster 489
Conservative Anthony Turner 482
Turnout 1,983 36.9
Heanton Punchardon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrea Davis 244 54.0
Liberal Democrat Brian Jewell 208 46.0
Majority 36 8.0
Turnout 452 33.6
Ilfracombe Central (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ivan Frances 503
Independent Richard Campbell 394
Independent Franklin Pearson 389
Independent Tony Cooper 292
Independent David Williams 244
Turnout 1,822 34.0
Ilfracombe East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Michael Edmunds 308 38.4
Conservative Carol Slinn 258 32.2
Independent Albert Furber 139 17.3
Independent Ann Rhodes 97 12.1
Majority 50 6.2
Turnout 802 46.3
Ilfracombe West (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Fowler 696
Independent David Spear 573
Independent Brian Cotton 373
Independent Christine Tomlinson-Smith 316
Independent Keith Thompson 235
Turnout 2,193 37.4
Instow[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lynn Brown 220 35.3
Liberal Democrat Patricia Ford 214 34.3
Independent Reginald Cane 190 30.4
Majority 6 1.0
Turnout 624 48.3
Landkey, Swimbridge & Taw (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Butt unopposed
Liberal Democrat Alan Rennles unopposed
Longbridge (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Michael Pagram 559
Conservative David Brailey 538
Independent Pamela Holland 475
Liberal Democrat Rodney Hawes 284
Liberal Democrat Paulene Godfrey 264
Independent Nicholas Magnum 164
Turnout 2,284 43.3
Lynton & Lynmouth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Travis 733 88.0
Conservative John Walley 100 12.0
Majority 633 76.0
Turnout 833 59.5
Marwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Frederick Tucker 413 55.6
Conservative Mary Farrer 330 44.4
Majority 83 11.2
Turnout 743 55.3
Newport (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Harrison 431
Liberal Democrat Brian Macbeth 416
Liberal Democrat Diana Piercy 408
Conservative David Simpson 391
Green Richard Knight 286
Turnout 1,932 36.1
North Molton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Edgell 495 50.1
Liberal Democrat Michael Nelson 375 38.0
BNP Peter Chantler 118 11.9
Majority 120 12.1
Turnout 988 62.0
Pilton (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Brian Greenslade 753 34.9
Liberal Democrat Mair Manuel 717 33.3
Conservative Malcolm Keene 353 16.4
Conservative John Jones 333 15.4
Turnout 2,156 41.1
South Molton (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ernest Moore 969
Liberal Democrat Susan Sewell 870
Conservative Jeremy Yabsley 469
Conservative Douglas Dowling 332
Turnout 2,640 48.0
Witheridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nancy Lewis 385 52.0
Liberal Democrat Catherine Palmer 356 48.0
Majority 29 3.9
Turnout 741 44.3
Yeo Valley (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christopher Haywood unopposed
Liberal Democrat Colin Payne unopposed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Tories lose Torbay and Plymouth". BBC News Online. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Declaration of Result of Poll" (PDF). District of North Devon. Retrieved 31 July 2011.