Purbeck District Council election, 2004

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Elections to Purbeck District Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Purbeck Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 0 75.0 49.2 5,934 +4.9%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 25.0 37.0 4,459 +0.6%
  Labour 0 0 0 9.3 1,118 -3.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 4.5 541 +4.5%

Ward results[edit]

Lytchett Matravers
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hyde 781 56.6 +56.6
Liberal Democrat Michael Peacock 598 43.4 -3.5
Majority 183 13.2
Turnout 1,379
Lytchett Minster and Upton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Wendy Starr 570 52.2 -9.3
Conservative Pamela Hindley 523 47.8 +9.3
Majority 47 4.4 -18.6
Turnout 1,093
Lytchett Minster and Upton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Johns 848 59.1 +15.1
Liberal Democrat Angela Jones 502 35.0 -10.6
Labour David Collis 86 6.0 -4.4
Majority 346 24.1
Turnout 1,436
St Martin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Beryl Ezzard 523 50.8 -3.5
Conservative Malcolm Russell 432 41.9 +10.6
Labour James Selby Bennett 75 7.3 -7.1
Majority 91 8.9 -14.1
Turnout 1,030
Swanage North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Miller 904 55.2 -5.5
Liberal Democrat Michael Hadley 549 33.5 +6.1
Labour Christine Rabson 184 11.2 -0.7
Majority 355 21.7 -11.6
Turnout 1,637
Swanage South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Bright 727 35.6 -14.7
Labour Cherry Bartlett 614 30.0 +7.4
Liberal Democrat David Scull 455 22.3 -4.9
UKIP Ken Harvey 248 12.1 +12.1
Majority 113 5.6 -17.5
Turnout 2,044
Wareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roy Anderson 1,132 50.9 +24.0
Liberal Democrat Keith Critchley 1,093 49.1 +15.5
Majority 39 1.8
Turnout 2,225
Wool
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Shakesby 587 48.6 -21.4
UKIP John Barnes 293 24.3 +24.3
Liberal Democrat Judith Webb 169 14.0 +14.0
Labour Jon Davey 159 13.2 -16.8
Majority 294 24.3 -15.7
Turnout 1,208

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