Rushmoor Borough Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Rushmoor Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Rushmoor Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[1]

The election took place at the same time as a referendum on whether to change the name of the borough council from Rushmoor to either Aldershot and Farnborough, or Farnborough and Aldershot.[2] The change of name was rejected with 13,891 votes against to only 2,747 in favour on a turnout of 29%.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Rushmoor Local Election Result 2000[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 +4 53.3 48.0 8,353
  Liberal Democrat 4 -2 26.7 28.2 4,907
  Labour 2 -3 13.3 17.8 3,097
  Independent 1 +1 6.7 5.4 945
  Green 0 0 0 0.6 100

Ward results[edit]

Alexandra[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mohammad Choudhary 613 56.1
Labour Jill Clark 316 28.9
Liberal Democrat David Newman 120 11.0
Green Peter Barnett 44 4.0
Majority 297 27.2
Turnout 1,093 28
Belle Vue[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Dibble 575 63.7
Conservative Alistair Morley 269 29.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Woodcock 59 6.5
Majority 306 33.9
Turnout 903 27
Cove[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Thomas 680 46.9
Liberal Democrat Maurice Banner 652 45.0
Labour Edward Shelton 117 8.1
Majority 28 1.9
Turnout 1,449 29.7
Empress[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rosemary Possee 954 68.9
Liberal Democrat Stephen Chowns 302 21.8
Labour David Hercock 128 9.2
Majority 652 47.1
Turnout 1,384 37.6
Fernhill[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Ferrier 688 51.8
Liberal Democrat Guy Eaglestone 547 41.2
Labour Clive Grattan 94 7.1
Majority 141 10.6
Turnout 1,329 30
Grange[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Smith 631 51.7
Labour Barry Jones 435 35.6
Liberal Democrat Josephine Fraser-Fleming 100 8.2
Independent Arthur Pendragon 55 4.5
Majority 196 16.1
Turnout 1,221 36
Heronwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Cappleman 370 59.9
Conservative Rosemary Stevens 153 24.8
Liberal Democrat Philip Thompson 73 11.8
Green Carrie De Fey 22 3.6
Majority 217 35.2
Turnout 618 20
Knellwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Kirby 890 49.4
Conservative Geoffrey Woolger 721 40.0
Liberal Democrat Alistair Mackie 116 6.4
Labour Malcolm Gaskell 74 4.1
Majority 169 9.4
Turnout 1,801 45.9
Manor[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat George Paparesti 801 51.2
Conservative Philip Le Roux 653 41.8
Labour Kerry Ballard 110 7.0
Majority 148 9.5
Turnout 1,564 36
Mayfield[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Craig Card 342 49.6
Conservative Suzanne Smith 233 33.8
Labour Michael Westlake 115 16.7
Majority 109 15.8
Turnout 690 18.2
Newport[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sharon Silver 351 43.7
Labour Christopher Hollebon 345 42.9
Liberal Democrat Nickolas Burfield 74 9.2
Green Adam Stacey 34 4.2
Majority 6 0.7
Turnout 804 23
Queens[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Williams 221 48.1
Liberal Democrat Muriel Burton 195 42.5
Labour Jerry Wines 43 9.4
Majority 26 5.7
Turnout 459 14
St Marks[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Starling 724 49.5
Conservative Richard Gardner 636 43.4
Labour Sean Clarke 104 7.1
Majority 88 6.0
Turnout 1,464 36.1
St Johns[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Tucker 982 71.3
Liberal Democrat Majorie Pratt 219 15.9
Labour Mary Lawrance 177 12.8
Majority 763 55.4
Turnout 1,378 25
Westheath[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Josephine Murphy 583 46.8
Conservative Stephen Masterson 568 45.6
Labour Janice Ferre 94 7.6
Majority 15 1.2
Turnout 1,245 32.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rushmoor". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Referendum Results - Change of Borough Name". Rushmoor Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 2000-05-06. p. 6. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Borough Election Results 2000". Rushmoor Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2001-01-21. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-05. p. 4. 


Preceded by
Rushmoor Council election, 1999
Rushmoor local elections Succeeded by
Rushmoor Council election, 2002