St Albans City and District Council election, 2000

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Map of the results of the 2000 St Albans City and District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2000.

The 2000 St Albans City and District Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of St Albans District Council in Hertfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout at the election was 33.56%,[3] down from 37.1% at the 1999 election.[4]

St Albans local election result 2000[3][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 3 -2 42.1 40.2 13,205 +5.7%
  Liberal Democrat 5 3 1 +2 26.3 32.7 10,715 -2.1%
  Labour 5 0 1 -1 26.3 23.9 7,838 -6.6%
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 5.3 3.1 1,013 +2.9%
  Natural Law 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 37 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Ashley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Hill 714 48.3
Liberal Democrat Moira Seton 400 27.1
Conservative Peter White 363 24.6
Majority 314 21.3
Turnout 1,477 28.2 -16.5
Labour hold Swing
Batchwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Rose 834 60.5
Conservative Margaret Brownlie 368 26.7
Liberal Democrat Carol Prowse 176 12.8
Majority 466 33.8
Turnout 1,378 27.7 -5.1
Labour hold Swing
Clarence[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Wright 790 47.3
Labour Dawn Pratley 478 28.6
Conservative James Vessey 403 24.1
Majority 312 18.7
Turnout 1,671 35.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cunningham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Harrison 813 43.0
Labour Andrew Gilson 693 36.7
Conservative Diana Hall 383 20.3
Majority 120 6.4
Turnout 1,889 39.4 -5.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Harpenden East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian Peyton 974 45.6
Conservative Michael Clark 847 39.7
Labour David Crew 277 13.0
Natural Law Patricia Saunders 37 1.7
Majority 127 5.9
Turnout 2,135 40.1 +2.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Harpenden North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Chambers 901 55.3
Liberal Democrat Valerie Goodyear 565 34.7
Labour Richard Botterill 164 10.1
Majority 336 20.6
Turnout 1,630 31.0 -3.9
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Treasure 1,092 65.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Canfield 325 19.6
Labour Linda Spiri 239 14.4
Majority 767 46.3
Turnout 1,656 31.4 -4.8
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Newman 1,155 67.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Spinks 323 18.8
Labour Richard Ough 244 14.2
Majority 832 48.3
Turnout 1,722 30.3 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing
London Colney[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Flynn 816 59.0
Conservative Derek Caroline 358 25.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Prowse 208 15.1
Majority 458 33.1
Turnout 1,382 23.6 -2.8
Labour hold Swing
Marshalswick North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Stroud 878 47.1
Conservative John Foster 706 37.9
Labour John Baughan 281 15.1
Majority 172 9.2
Turnout 1,865 37.1 -2.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Marshalswick South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Bretherton 880 42.3
Liberal Democrat Joy Winder 858 41.3
Labour Janet Smith 341 16.4
Majority 22 1.1
Turnout 2,079 40.4 -1.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Park Street[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Jameson 749 43.5
Liberal Democrat James Finley 651 37.8
Labour Donald Williamson 323 18.7
Majority 98 5.7
Turnout 1,723 32.1 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing
Redbourn (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Anthony Swendell 1,013
Liberal Democrat Christopher O'Donovan 824
Conservative Brian Chapman 796
Conservative Paul Finigan 576
Labour Vivienne Windle 201
Labour John Paton 141
Turnout 3,551 41.4 +0.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Sopwell[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sinead Coyle 763 60.4
Conservative Geoffrey Brown 339 26.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Harris 162 12.8
Majority 424 33.5
Turnout 1,264 24.1 -4.8
Labour hold Swing
St Peters[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Ives-Rose 673 43.4
Liberal Democrat Ilyas Khan 578 37.3
Conservative Sheila Sanders 299 19.3
Majority 95 6.1
Turnout 1,550 29.8 -4.6
Labour hold Swing
St Stephen[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hazel Ward 1,009 56.2
Liberal Democrat Khalil Moghul 530 29.5
Labour Patricia Allen 255 14.2
Majority 479 26.7
Turnout 1,794 35.1 -3.1
Conservative hold Swing
Verulam[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clare Ellis 1,034 47.2
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Morris 924 42.2
Labour Jillian Butchart 231 10.6
Majority 110 5.0
Turnout 2,189 41.9 -3.9
Conservative hold Swing
Wheathampstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian Clark 947 51.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Edelston 736 39.7
Labour Michael Fletcher 170 9.2
Majority 211 11.4
Turnout 1,853 38.9 -5.6
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2000 and 2002[edit]

Park Street[edit]

A by-election was held in Park Street ward on 12 October 2000 after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Barry Blackwall.[6][7]

Park Street by-election 12 October 2000[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,039 57.3 +19.5
Conservative 612 33.8 -9.7
Labour 161 8.9 -9.8
Majority 427 23.6
Turnout 1,812 33.0 +0.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Sopwell[edit]

Sopwell by-election 7 June 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,695 55.6 -4.8
Conservative 708 23.2 -3.6
Liberal Democrat 544 17.9 +5.1
Other 99 3.3 +3.3
Majority 987 32.4 -1.1
Turnout 3,046
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Albans". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 2000-05-06. p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "District Council Election Results - 4 May 2000". St Albans City and District Council. Archived from the original on 1 October 2002. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Only a quarter of the electorate turned out to vote in one ward as the first all-out council election for 25 years failed to capture the public's imagination.". Hertfordshire County Publications (NewsBank). 29 May 1999. 
  5. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-06. p. 10. 
  6. ^ "Councillor behind CPZ steps down". Hertfordshire County Publications (NewsBank). 25 August 2000. 
  7. ^ a b "Local Authority Byelection Results October 2000". Local Authority Byelection Results. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results - June 2001". Local Authority Byelection Results. Retrieved 9 January 2015.