Trafford Council election, 2003

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Elections to Trafford Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a one-year term of office, expiring in 2004 due to the boundary changes and 'all-out' elections due to take place that year. The Labour Party lost overall control of the council, to no overall control.[1] Overall turnout was 52.3%.

After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 31 -1
Conservative 29 +1
Liberal Democrat 3 0
Labour lose to NOC

Summary[edit]

Trafford Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 1 0 +1 47.6 45.9 38,792 +0.8%
  Labour 10 0 1 -1 47.6 35.7 30,192 -5.5%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 4.8 13.5 11,371 +1.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.4 3,688 +3.6%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 398 -0.3%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 81 -0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Altrincham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Williams 2,634 58.7 +4.2
Labour David Armstrong 1,212 27.0 -5.0
Liberal Democrat Roger Legge 641 14.3 +0.8
Majority 1,422 31.7 +9.2
Turnout 4,487 52.0 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing
Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephanie Poole* 3,475 65.7 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gaskill 870 16.5 +1.9
Labour Helen Walsh 535 10.1 -4.6
Green Bridget Green 408 7.7 +0.8
Majority 2,605 49.2 +0.0
Turnout 5,288 57.1 +0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Houraghan 2,271 51.5 +9.6
Labour Ian Golding 2,137 48.5 -1.4
Majority 134 3.0
Turnout 4,408 51.9 -5.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pamela Dixon* 2,247 47.6 -9.0
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Clarke 1,149 24.3 +6.8
Labour Joanne Bennett 1,083 22.9 -3.0
Green Stephen Parker 245 5.2 +5.2
Majority 1,098 23.3 -7.4
Turnout 4,724 61.3 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bucklow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Platt* 1,749 74.7 -0.6
Conservative James Davies 592 25.3 +0.6
Majority 1,157 49.4 -1.2
Turnout 2,341 41.3 +0.3
Labour hold Swing
Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eunice Stennett* 1,714 55.3 -20.5
Green Anne Power 854 27.6 +17.7
Conservative Roderick Allan 532 17.2 +2.8
Majority 860 27.7 -33.7
Turnout 3,100 41.9 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Crosbie* 2,331 62.1 +4.7
Labour Nigel Roberts 1,425 37.9 -4.8
Majority 906 24.2 +9.5
Turnout 3,756 53.8 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Reilly* 2,525 60.1 +8.4
Labour Dolores O'Sullivan 1,674 39.9 -8.5
Majority 851 20.2 +16.9
Turnout 4,199 55.9 -0.7
Conservative hold Swing
Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Coupe* 2,130 51.0 -0.5
Labour Karina Carter 1,652 39.5 -9.0
Independent Paul Pickford 398 9.5 +9.5
Majority 478 11.5 +8.5
Turnout 4,180 57.1 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing
Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Morris 3,078 64.5 -4.6
Labour Beverly Harrison 794 16.7 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Jane Weightman 676 14.2 +0.4
Green Samuel Little 222 4.7 +4.7
Majority 2,288 47.8 -4.1
Turnout 4,770 57.1 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Jarman* 1,708 49.7 -12.6
Conservative Geoffrey Harding 1,233 35.9 -1.8
Green Bernard Kelly 497 14.5 +14.5
Majority 475 13.8 -10.8
Turnout 3,438 48.4 -0.1
Labour hold Swing
Mersey St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb 2,877 54.4 -1.4
Labour Sophie Taylor 1,548 29.3 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Graham Rogers 779 14.7 +1.5
Socialist Labour James Flannery 81 1.5 +1.5
Majority 1,329 25.1 +0.3
Turnout 5,285 55.8 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Strickland 1,604 61.5 -1.3
Conservative John Schofield 1,006 38.5 +1.3
Majority 598 23.0 -2.6
Turnout 2,610 44.0 -2.8
Labour hold Swing
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Keeley* 1,620 40.9 -7.6
Conservative Daniel Bunting 1,198 30.2 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Michael Riley 907 22.9 +1.4
Green Steven Flower 241 6.1 +6.1
Majority 422 10.7 -7.8
Turnout 3,966 54.6 +3.3
Labour hold Swing
Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Munaver Rasul* 1,385 36.0 -11.5
Conservative Pervez Nakvi 1,247 32.4 -0.3
Liberal Democrat Margaret Clarke 1,212 31.5 +17.4
Majority 138 3.6 -11.2
Turnout 3,844 50.7 -2.5
Labour hold Swing
St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Quayle* 2,148 51.2 -15.2
Conservative Colin Foster 1,461 34.8 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Richard Elliott 584 13.9 +13.9
Majority 687 16.4 -16.4
Turnout 4,193 53.3 +3.5
Labour hold Swing
Stretford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernice Garlick* 1,987 54.2 -4.1
Conservative George Manley 1,331 36.3 -0.5
Green Antony Quinn 350 9.5 +9.5
Majority 656 17.9 -3.6
Turnout 3,668 49.1 -1.7
Labour hold Swing
Talbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauleen Lane* 1,505 60.8 -16.4
Conservative Colin Levenston 570 23.0 +0.2
Green Angela Hall 401 16.2 +16.2
Majority 935 37.8 -16.6
Turnout 2,476 40.2 +2.3
Labour hold Swing
Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mauline Akins* 2,461 54.0 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Catherine Smith 2,099 46.0 -0.6
Majority 362 8.0 +1.2
Turnout 4,560 52.5 +0.1
Conservative hold Swing
Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Acton* 1,912 45.6 -11.2
Conservative Christine Turner 1,808 43.2 +0.0
Green Helen Jocys 470 11.2 +11.2
Majority 104 2.4 -11.2
Turnout 4,190 56.6 +2.6
Labour hold Swing
Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 2,454 48.7 -16.4
Conservative David Pate 1,785 35.4 +0.5
Labour Martin Williams 800 15.9 +15.9
Majority 669 13.3 -16.9
Turnout 5,039 54.3 +3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 


Preceded by
Trafford Council election, 2002
Trafford local elections Succeeded by
Trafford Council election, 2004