Rugby Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Rugby Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council seats were up for election. The council stayed under no overall control. The number of councillors for each party after the election were Conservative 18, Labour 16, Liberal Democrat 10 and Independent 4.[1]

Election result[edit]

Rugby Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 0 0 0 41.2 31.4 6,793 +4.2%
  Conservative 6 0 0 0 35.3 38.7 8,389 +2.9%
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 0 0 17.6 26.5 5,737 -3.7%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.9 3.4 745 -3.4%

Ward results[edit]

Admirals
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathleen Hayter 582 45.8
Conservative Peter Butlin 535 42.1
Liberal Democrat Hilda Fletcher 155 12.2
Majority 47 3.7
Turnout 1,272
Labour hold Swing
Benn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Francis Whistance 573 54.4
Liberal Democrat James Hotten 261 24.8
Conservative Christopher Pacey-Day 220 20.9
Majority 312 29.6
Turnout 1,054
Labour hold Swing
Bilton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Wright 911 60.3
Labour Patrick Joyce 322 21.3
Liberal Democrat Beatrice O'Dwyer 279 18.5
Majority 589 39.0
Turnout 1,512
Conservative hold Swing
Brownsover North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carolyn Robbins 418 56.9
Labour Steven Birkett 175 23.8
Liberal Democrat Heidi Thomas 141 19.2
Majority 243 33.1
Turnout 734
Conservative hold Swing
Brownsover South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Claire Edwards 352 57.9
Conservative Kevin Taylor 185 30.4
Liberal Democrat Mervyn Leah 71 11.7
Majority 167 27.5
Turnout 608
Labour hold Swing
Caldecott
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sue Roodhouse 788 48.2
Conservative Ian Smith 576 35.2
Labour Douglas Hall 271 16.6
Majority 212 13.0
Turnout 1,635
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Dunchurch and Knightlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Pawsey 1,076 49.7
Liberal Democrat Ian Morris 739 34.2
Independent Vaughan Owen 178 8.2
Labour Brenda Clarke 170 7.9
Majority 337 15.5
Turnout 2,163
Conservative hold Swing
Earl Craven and Wolston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Poole 1,051 62.8
Labour Anthony Harris 623 37.2
Majority 428 25.6
Turnout 1,674
Conservative hold Swing
Eastlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Neil Sandison 1,155 73.3
Conservative Paul Newsome 244 15.5
Labour Vasanji Chhana 176 11.2
Majority 911 57.8
Turnout 1,635
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hillmorton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Deery 647 34.5
Liberal Democrat Richard Allanach 645 34.4
Conservative David Elson 581 31.0
Majority 2 0.1
Turnout 1,873
Labour hold Swing
Leam Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gordon Collett 628 78.5 -7.0
Liberal Democrat Felicity Bocus 93 11.6 +11.6
Labour John Morgan 79 9.9 -4.6
Majority 535 66.9 -4.1
Turnout 800
Conservative hold Swing
New Bilton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Williams 658
Labour Christina Avis 613
Conservative Caroline Wright 327
Conservative Sabir Yusuf 257
Liberal Democrat John Upstone 237
Independent Lilian Pallikaropoulos 208
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Neville 206
Turnout 2,506
Labour hold Swing
Newbold
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ramesh Srivastava 701 55.2
Conservative Felipe Tejero 291 22.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Thoday 278 21.9
Majority 410 32.3
Turnout 1,270
Labour hold Swing
Overslade
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kamaljit Kaur 746 53.1
Labour Michael Hirons 660 46.9
Majority 86 6.2
Turnout 1,406
Conservative hold Swing
Paddox
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Glenda Allanach 689 65.4
Conservative Pauline Elson 230 21.8
Labour Benjamin Ferrett 135 12.8
Majority 459 43.6
Turnout 1,054
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ronald Backholler 359 68.0 +7.5
Conservative Philip Cropper 113 21.4 +4.2
Labour Mary Webb 56 10.6 +10.6
Majority 246 46.6 +8.4
Turnout 528
Independent hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-16.