Sedgefield Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Sedgefield Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999. The Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

Election result[edit]

Sedgefield Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 35 -7 70.0 56.7 29,615
  Independent 7 +3 14.0 21.2 11,096
  Liberal Democrat 7 +4 14.0 15.4 8,046
  Conservative 1 +1 2.0 4.8 2,493
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 1.3 705
  BNP 0 0 0 0.6 313

12 Labour candidates were unopposed.

Ward results[edit]

Bishop Middleham & Cornforth (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Hodgson unopposed
Labour Marie Predki unopposed
Broom (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Morgan 874
Labour David Newell 872
Labour Brian Meek 848
Socialist Labour Brian Gibson 705
Turnout 3,299
Byerley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat James Huntington 1,033
Liberal Democrat Gareth Howe 865
Labour Vernon Chapman 387
Labour John Bowman 316
Turnout 2,601
Chilton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Avery unopposed
Labour Thomas Forrest unopposed
Labour Christine Potts unopposed
Ferryhill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathleen Conroy unopposed
Labour James Higgin unopposed
Labour Ronald Patchett unopposed
Fishburn & Old Trimdon (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Burton unopposed
Labour Kester Noble unopposed
Labour Terence Ward unopposed
Greenfield Middridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vincent Crosby 848
Labour Brian Hall 799
Independent June Croft 551
Labour Gloria Wills 545
Independent Kevin Cox 518
Independent Terence Paylor 510
Turnout 3,771
Low Spennymoor & Tudhoe Grange (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Gray 1,193
Labour Andrew Smith 1,130
Labour John Khan 1,033
Liberal Democrat Andrew Roxby 884
Turnout 4,240
Middlestone (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kevin Thompson 1,022
Labour William Waters 919
Liberal Democrat Christine Sproat 888
Labour Christine Kennedy 840
Labour Alexander Hawkes 741
Turnout 4,410
Neville & Simpasture (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Moran 1,021
Labour William Blenkinsopp 993
Labour John Piggott 975
BNP Justin Thornton 229
Turnout 3,218
New Trimdon & Trimdon Grange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lucy Howels unopposed
Sedgefield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent James Wayman 1,209
Labour John Robinson 1,024
Conservative David Brown 987
Conservative Patricia Waller 936
Labour Linda Byrne 879
Labour Maxine Robinson 861
Turnout 5,896
Shafto St Mary's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Fleming 866
Labour Robert Fleming 849
Labour Malcolm Iveson 822
Independent Alison Palmer 604
Independent Lileen Cuthbertson 541
Independent David Dobson 521
Turnout 4,203
Spennymoor (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Benjamin Ord 1,207
Liberal Democrat Martin Jones 927
Liberal Democrat George Scott 869
Labour Anne Mumford 768
Labour John Plews 633
Labour John Parkin 519
Turnout 4,923
Sunnydale (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ina Smith 930
Independent Lorraine Smith 863
Labour Allan Walker 538
Labour James Younghusband 456
Turnout 2,787
Thickley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David Hancock 968
Independent John Smith 737
Labour Brian Stephens 516
Labour Frank Timmiss 381
BNP Janine Thornton-Browne 84
Turnout 2,686
Tudhoe (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Graham 804
Labour Agnes Armstrong 790
Liberal Democrat Marjorie Gordon 351
Conservative Matthew Miller 243
Turnout 2,188
West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Gray 723
Independent Enid Paylor 707
Labour Michael Dalton 683
Independent Margaret Crabtree 666
Labour Maud Gray 638
Independent Lynn Atkinson 615
Turnout 4,032
Woodham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Gray 995
Labour Keith Henderson 796
Labour Barbara Clare 740
Independent Sandra Haigh 470
Independent Malcolm Cannings 362
Conservative Geoffrey Crass 327
Independent Alison Jewkes 324
Turnout 4,014

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