Suffolk County Council election, 2001

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Elections for Suffolk County Council in England were held on 7 June 2001. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

Election result[edit]

Suffolk Local Election Result 2001
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 36 +4 45.0 34.3 108,891
  Conservative 31 +1 38.8 42.0 133,349
  Liberal Democrat 12 -2 15.0 21.7 68,957
  Independent 1 -3 1.3 1.5 4,721
  Green 0 0 0 0.3 1,104
  Local Party Bury St Edmunds 0 0 0 0.2 573
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.1 222

Ward results[edit]

Abbeygate and Eastgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Trevor Beckwith 2,318 40.2
Conservative Derek Speakman 1,999 34.7
Liberal Democrat David Chappell 853 14.8
Independent Brian Lockwood 595 10.3
Majority 319 5.5
Turnout 5,765 63.5
Beccles
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Thwaites 1,754 44.3
Conservative Keith Standring 1,386 35.0
Liberal Democrat Alison Briggs 815 20.6
Majority 368 9.3
Turnout 3,955 65.6
Belstead Brook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne Pollard 3,305 62.0
Conservative Gerald White 2,025 38.0
Majority 1,280 24.0
Turnout 5,330 61.6
Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Russell Harsant 1,844 48.5
Labour Lee Mangar 1,139 30.0
Liberal Democrat Gregory Elliott 816 21.5
Majority 705 18.5
Turnout 3,799 66.3
Blackbourn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joanna Spicer 3,179 64.1
Labour Alison Fairgrieve 1,778 35.9
Majority 1,401 28.2
Turnout 4,957 64.8
Blything
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Church 1,820 52.6
Liberal Democrat Peter Perren 1,642 47.4
Majority 178 5.2
Turnout 3,462 68.5
Bosmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Rosalind Scott 2,214 47.4
Conservative Ian Mason 1,578 33.8
Labour Janet Preece 881 18.9
Majority 636 13.6
Turnout 4,673 64.3
Brandon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Bishop 2,027 61.3
Labour Cyril Brown 1,279 38.7
Majority 748 22.6
Turnout 3,306 55.6
Brett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Roberts 1,820 52.5
Liberal Democrat Fiona Jenkins 1,644 47.5
Majority 176 5.0
Turnout 3,464 69.2
Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Mangar 1,682 57.4
Conservative Carlton Vajzovic 714 24.4
Liberal Democrat Dale Cartwright 533 18.2
Majority 968 33.0
Turnout 2,929 51.3
Broom Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Noel Tostevin 1,233 41.8
Conservative Mary Young 1,202 40.8
Liberal Democrat Jane Chambers 514 17.4
Majority 31 1.0
Turnout 2,949 57.4
Bungay
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Morris Rose 1,851 45.0
Labour Lynn Derges 1,483 36.0
Liberal Democrat Roberta Pumer 781 19.0
Majority 368 9.0
Turnout 4,115 64.9
Carlford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steven Hudson 2,914 53.5
Liberal Democrat Diana Ball 2,536 46.5
Majority 378 7.0
Turnout 5,450 67.0
Castle Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Manuel 1,862 50.6
Conservative Dale Jackson 1,817 49.4
Majority 45 1.2
Turnout 3,679 64.9
Chantry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Thomas 1,405 59.6
Conservative Kathleen Kenna 603 25.6
Liberal Democrat Charles Blue 351 14.9
Majority 802 34.0
Turnout 2,359 52.9
Clare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Leslie Warmington 2,118 50.6
Conservative Peter Stevens 2,069 49.4
Majority 49 1.2
Turnout 4,187 66.3
Clay Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Girling 2,441 55.5
Conservative Peter Batho 1,958 44.5
Majority 483 11.0
Turnout 4,399 61.5
Colneis
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia O'Brien 2,950 51.3
Labour Catherine Knight 2,139 37.2
Green John Forbes 666 11.6
Majority 811 14.1
Turnout 5,755 65.7
Cosford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Pembroke 1,621 51.3
Liberal Democrat Vivienne Hoy 1,539 48.7
Majority 82 2.6
Turnout 3,160 71.3
Exning
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Donald Levick 2,071 55.5
Labour Sheila Malham 1,663 44.5
Majority 408 11.0
Turnout 3,734 54.7
Felixstowe Ferry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Harris 2,270 52.6
Labour John Mullen 1,148 26.6
Liberal Democrat Lee Reeves 894 20.7
Majority 1,122 26.0
Turnout 4,312 70.1
Felixstowe Landguard
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Rowe 1,450 35.3
Conservative Ann Rodwell 1,344 32.7
Liberal Democrat Cherrie MacGregor 1,311 31.9
Majority 106 2.6
Turnout 4,105 58.0
Felixstowe Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Smith 2,116 58.4
Conservative David Bentinck 1,505 41.6
Majority 611 16.8
Turnout 3,621 63.6
Framlingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Howard 2,123 50.9
Conservative Christine Carlton 2,051 49.1
Majority 72 1.8
Turnout 4,174 68.1
Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronald Sudds 1,889 60.6
Conservative Anthony Ramsey 793 25.4
Liberal Democrat Louise Gooch 435 14.0
Majority 1,096 35.2
Turnout 3,117 52.2
Gipping Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Field 2,325 55.8
Conservative John Williams 1,845 44.2
Majority 480 11.6
Turnout 4,170 62.8
Great Cornard
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wilmoth Gibson 2,001 58.2
Conservative Peter Beer 1,438 41.8
Majority 563 16.4
Turnout 3,439 58.3
Gunton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Susan Back 1,384 43.8
Labour Ernest Skepelhorn 1,315 41.6
Liberal Democrat Anthony Tibbitt 461 14.6
Majority 69 2.2
Turnout 3,160 62.6
Hadleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Grutchfield 1,526 42.1
Labour James Quinlan 1,040 28.7
Conservative Lesley Chalmers 698 19.3
Independent Eileen Banks 360 9.9
Majority 486 13.4
Turnout 3,624 64.3
Halesworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Aldous 2,012 54.8
Labour Jacqueline Wagner 1,660 45.2
Majority 352 9.6
Turnout 3,672 64.8
Hartismere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Michell 2,777 59.4
Labour Timothy Lodge 1,897 40.6
Majority 880 18.8
Turnout 4,674 65.7
Haverhill North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Laurence Kiernan 2,966 60.2
Conservative Adam Whittaker 1,963 39.8
Majority 1,003 20.4
Turnout 4,929 56.2
Haverhill South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maggie Lee 2,536 62.3
Conservative Anthony Sutton 1,533 37.7
Majority 1,003 24.6
Turnout 4,069 51.3
Hoxne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Guy McGregor 2,529 51.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Van Slooten 2,343 48.1
Majority 186 3.8
Turnout 4,872 69.6
Icknield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jane Andrews-Smith 2,224 64.8
Labour Patricia Rucinski 1,206 35.2
Majority 1,018 29.6
Turnout 3,430 63.8
Ipswich St. Margarets
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Inga Lockington 1,865 47.3
Conservative Jeffrey Stansfield 1,315 33.4
Labour John Cook 762 19.3
Majority 550 13.9
Turnout 3,942 64.8
Ipswich Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Mole 1,628 54.5
Conservative Susan Rush 742 24.8
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Toye 617 20.7
Majority 886 29.7
Turnout 2,987 47.6
Kesgrave and Martlesham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Kelso 3,004 40.4
Conservative Paul West 2,654 35.7
Labour Christopher Newbury 1,778 23.9
Majority 350 4.7
Turnout 7,436 67.0
Lothingland North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Hunter 2,336 50.8
Conservative Stephen Ames 1,622 35.3
Liberal Democrat Brian Howe 636 13.8
Majority 714 15.5
Turnout 4,594 62.0
Lothingland South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Andrews 2,477 49.8
Conservative Kenneth Sale 1,744 35.1
Liberal Democrat David O'Neill 753 15.1
Majority 733 14.7
Turnout 4,974 58.1
Lowestoft Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Hore 1,740 59.5
Conservative Stephen Ardley 605 20.7
Liberal Democrat Paul Meadez 579 19.8
Majority 1,135 38.8
Turnout 2,924 47.6
Lowestoft St Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marie Rodgers 2,000 59.3
Conservative Anne Mylan 917 27.2
Liberal Democrat Darren Ware 458 13.6
Majority 1,083 32.1
Turnout 3,375 58.6
Melford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Kemp 3,216 68.7
Conservative David Burch 1,462 31.3
Majority 1,754 37.4
Turnout 4,678 63.0
Mildenhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Pendleton 1,565 54.0
Labour John Taylor 1,334 46.0
Majority 231 8.0
Turnout 2,899 55.2
Newmarket Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Sadler 1,541 53.2
Labour Paul Dwane 1,353 46.8
Majority 188 6.4
Turnout 2,894 52.7
Normanston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Thomas 1,915 61.3
Conservative Stuart Foulger 791 25.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Went 419 13.4
Majority 1,124 36.0
Turnout 3,125 52.0
Oulton Broad
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julian Swainson 1,809 42.1
Conservative Michael Barnard 1,786 41.5
Liberal Democrat Andrew Thomas 706 16.4
Majority 23 0.6
Turnout 4,301 59.3
Pakefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Bellham 1,981 44.9
Liberal Democrat Andrew Shepherd 1,233 28.0
Conservative Valerie Pulford 1,196 27.1
Majority 748 16.9
Turnout 4,410 61.5
Peninsula
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Wood 2,316 60.4
Conservative Jane Burch 1,078 28.1
Green Andrew Sterling 438 11.4
Majority 1,238 32.3
Turnout 3,832 69.0
Plomesgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Ward 1,884 51.8
Liberal Democrat Winifred Moss 1,751 48.2
Majority 133 3.6
Turnout 3,635 66.0
Risbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jane Midwood 2,769 64.2
Labour Georgina Keatley 1,543 35.8
Majority 1,226 28.4
Turnout 4,312 70.2
Northgate and St. Olave's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Lockwood 2,020 72.0
Conservative Francis Warby 565 20.1
UKIP Ian Smith 222 7.9
Majority 1,455 51.9
Turnout 2,807 46.7
Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryony Rudkin 1,576 54.5
Conservative Elizabeth Harsant 830 28.7
Liberal Democrat Catherine French 488 16.9
Majority 746 25.8
Turnout 2,894 54.1
Risbygate and Sexton's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Nowak 1,756 49.2
Conservative Andrew Knibbs 1,243 34.8
Local Party Bury St Edmunds David Nettleton 573 16.0
Majority 513 14.4
Turnout 3,572 66.8
Rowheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ellen Crane 2,150 69.6
Labour Pamela Brown 938 30.4
Majority 1,212 39.2
Turnout 3,088 56.5
Rushmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Le Grys 1,750 47.2
Conservative Stephen Ion 1,272 34.3
Liberal Democrat Richard Atkins 688 18.5
Majority 478 12.9
Turnout 3,710 62.1
Samford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mary Lavender 1,639 37.7
Conservative William Yorke-Edwards 1,624 37.3
Labour Carol Brinded 1,090 25.0
Majority 15 0.4
Turnout 4,353 71.7
Southgate and Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stefan Oliver 1,859 34.6
Labour Robert Corfe 1,821 33.9
Liberal Democrat Grant Elliot 1,692 31.5
Majority 38 0.7
Turnout 5,372 68.8
Southwold
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Goldsmith 1,993 59.7
Labour Paul Honeker 1,343 40.3
Majority 650 19.4
Turnout 3,336 66.6
Sprites
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robin Sargent 1,824 60.2
Conservative Carole Leggett 831 27.4
Liberal Democrat James Williams 376 12.4
Majority 993 32.8
Turnout 3,031 57.6
St Clements
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adele Cook 1,740 48.8
Conservative David Hale 1,201 33.7
Liberal Democrat Robin Whitmore 625 17.5
Majority 539 15.1
Turnout 3,566 60.8
St John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alexander Martin 1,828 50.5
Conservative George Cockram 1,125 31.1
Liberal Democrat Clive Witter 669 18.5
Majority 703 19.4
Turnout 3,622 60.0
Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Rawlingson 1,408 48.9
Conservative Michael Rogers 942 32.7
Liberal Democrat David Mullett 530 18.4
Majority 466 16.2
Turnout 2,880 52.3
Stour Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Selwyn Pryor 2,572 51.0
Liberal Democrat Gabrielle Blackman-Sheppard 1,269 25.2
Labour Emma Bishton 1,203 23.9
Majority 1,303 25.8
Turnout 5,044 68.2
Stowmarket St Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronald Snell 1,273 37.1
Conservative George Paton 1,240 36.1
Liberal Democrat Julia Truelove 922 26.8
Majority 33 1.0
Turnout 3,435 63.4
Stowmarket St Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Duncan Macpherson 1,594 44.4
Conservative Keith Myers-Hewitt 1,317 36.7
Liberal Democrat Roger Rehahn 676 18.8
Majority 277 7.7
Turnout 3,587 61.0
Sudbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Irwin 2,111 38.0
Liberal Democrat Martyn Booth 1,552 28.0
Conservative John Sayers 1,551 28.0
Independent Rex Thake 335 6.0
Majority 559 10.0
Turnout 5,549 57.9
Thedwastre North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Susan Sida-Lockett 2,533 49.8
Labour John Dougall 1,493 29.3
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Blackburn 1,063 20.9
Majority 1,040 20.5
Turnout 5,089 68.7
Thedwastre South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Storey 1,929 39.5
Liberal Democrat Carol Milward 1,884 38.5
Labour Christine Descombes 1,075 22.0
Majority 45 1.0
Turnout 4,888 66.9
Thingoe North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Valerie White 2,520 52.5
Labour David Dawson 1,316 27.4
Liberal Democrat Lisa Couper 964 20.1
Majority 1,204 25.1
Turnout 4,800 68.0
Thingoe South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Milburn 1,713 60.4
Labour Phillipa Terrington 1,122 39.6
Majority 591 20.8
Turnout 2,835 68.2
Thredling
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Helen Whitworth 2,404 51.1
Conservative Timothy Passmore 2,300 48.9
Majority 104 2.2
Turnout 4,704 68.9
Upper Gipping
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Clover 2,371 51.6
Labour Joan Barker 2,226 48.4
Majority 145 3.2
Turnout 4,597 67.9
Wainford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Taylor 1,969 45.5
Conservative Christopher Punt 1,663 38.5
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Bromley 691 16.0
Majority 306 7.0
Turnout 4,323 66.3
Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Green 1,779 68.2
Conservative Stephen Lark 831 31.8
Majority 948 36.4
Turnout 2,610 48.3
Whittington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malcolm Cherry 1,770 55.1
Conservative Barry Bee 1,013 31.5
Liberal Democrat Sandra Tonge 429 13.4
Majority 757 23.6
Turnout 3,212 59.9
Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Lewis 1,604 65.1
Conservative Robin Vickery 860 34.9
Majority 744 30.2
Turnout 2,464 50.3
Wickham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Barrow 2,070 43.7
Liberal Democrat Ronald Else 1,477 31.2
Labour Valerie Pizzey 1,192 25.2
Majority 593 12.5
Turnout 4,739 68.1
Wilford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Monk 2,324 52.6
Conservative Ann Herring 2,093 47.4
Majority 231 5.2
Turnout 4,417 63.3
Woodbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Barratt 1,653 39.5
Liberal Democrat Sally Bull 1,189 28.4
Labour Roy Burgon 1,133 27.0
Independent Benjamin Redsell 215 5.1
Majority 464 11.1
Turnout 4,190 68.1

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