Stratford-on-Avon District Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Stratford-on-Avon District Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Stratford-on-Avon District Council in Warwickshire, 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]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Campaign[edit]

18 of the 55 seats on the council were contested in the election with the Conservatives defending 9, Liberal Democrats 5, Labour 2 and independents 2.[3] The Conservatives contested all 18 seats and needed to make 4 gains to take overall control of the council.[4]

The election in Stratford-on-Avon saw a trial of electronic voting in an attempt to increase turnout.[5] However, there were some computer problems and delays in closing polling stations, which meant that results were delayed by an hour.[6]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservative achieve a majority on the council, 5 years after they lost the majority.[6] They gained the 4 seats they had required, after winning 2 seats from the Liberal Democrats in Bidford and Stratford New Town wards, and 2 from Labour in Southam and Studley.[4] As a result, the Conservative leader on the council, Bob Stevens, took over the leadership of the council from Liberal Democrat, Susan Juned.[6]

Stratford-on-Avon Local Election Result 2000[7][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 4 0 +4 72.2 54.5 12,379
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 2 -2 16.7 28.5 6,469
  Independent 2 0 0 0 11.1 10.4 2,361
  Labour 0 0 2 -2 0 6.0 1,362
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 126

Ward results[edit]

Alcester[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Clifford Meade 1,001 53.5
Conservative Susan Adams 870 46.5
Majority 131 7.0
Turnout 1,871
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bidford[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Saville 560 51.1
Independent Graham Getgood 409 37.3
Labour Michael Gerrard 127 11.6
Majority 151 13.8
Turnout 1,096
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Compton[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Foster 446 66.3
Liberal Democrat Virginia Mason 227 33.7
Majority 219 32.6
Turnout 673
Conservative hold Swing
Harbury[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Turner 882 56.1
Liberal Democrat David Booth 691 43.9
Majority 191 12.2
Turnout 1,573
Conservative hold Swing
Henley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Atkinson 822 64.6
Liberal Democrat Anthony Wright 450 35.4
Majority 372 29.2
Turnout 1,272
Conservative hold Swing
Moreton Morrell[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Davis 342 62.1
Conservative Edward Duckworth 209 37.9
Majority 133 24.2
Turnout 551
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Napton Priors[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Thomas 510 82.9
Labour Peter Hartland 105 17.1
Majority 405 65.8
Turnout 615
Conservative hold Swing
Salford Priors[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Kim James 336 69.7
Conservative David Harrison 146 30.3
Majority 190 39.4
Turnout 482
Independent hold Swing
Shipston[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Trevor Russel 702 47.1
Liberal Democrat Robert White 686 46.0
Labour Ann Grosvenor 102 6.8
Majority 16 1.1
Turnout 1,490
Conservative hold Swing
Southam[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Akeister 1,131 59.8
Labour Martyn Ashford 760 40.2
Majority 371 19.6
Turnout 1,891
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Stratford Alverston[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Hyde 1,280 69.2
Independent Vincent Seaman 570 30.8
Majority 710 38.4
Turnout 1,850
Conservative hold Swing
Stratford Guild[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Giovanni Renna 858 57.7
Liberal Democrat David Roberts 629 42.3
Majority 229 15.4
Turnout 1,487
Conservative hold Swing
Stratford Market Hall[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Moorse 928 52.5
Conservative Richard Kingston 668 37.8
Labour Matthew Stephens 173 9.8
Majority 260 14.7
Turnout 1,769
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stratford New Town[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Juliet Short 659 50.1
Liberal Democrat Dinah Hanlon 562 42.7
Labour Karen Parnell 95 7.2
Majority 97 7.4
Turnout 1,316
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Studley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Desmond Maries 968 71.5
Liberal Democrat Mary Smith 385 28.5
Majority 583 43.0
Turnout 1,353
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Tredington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Saint 642 62.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Wright 388 37.7
Majority 254 24.6
Turnout 1,030
Conservative hold Swing
Wellesbourne[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Roger Wright 1,046 60.2
Conservative Malcolm Littlewood 565 32.5
Green Michael Davies 126 7.3
Majority 491 27.7
Turnout 1,737
Independent hold Swing
Wooton Wawen[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Haddon 461 71.9
Liberal Democrat Lynn Bowring 180 28.1
Majority 281 43.8
Turnout 641
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stratford-on-Avon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 2000-05-06. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Voting goes hi-tech in county pilot scheme". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 2000-05-04. p. 3. 
  4. ^ a b Keay, Rebecca (2000-05-05). "Tories snatch council power". Coventry Evening Telegraph. p. 16. 
  5. ^ Game, Chris (2000-04-10). "This year your vote could count double, Chris Game says this year's local elections will be far more interesting for voters.". Birmingham Post. p. 15. 
  6. ^ a b c Gibbons, Duncan; Keay, Rebecca (2000-05-05). "We're back, boast Tories: Local elections: Conservative glee follows true blue night of voting". Coventry Evening Telegraph. p. 1. 
  7. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-05. p. 4. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Scott, Fiona; Cuthbertson, Hayley (2000-05-05). "Tory glee on a true blue night; Big shocks for Labour around the county". Coventry Evening Telegraph. p. 16.