Watford Borough Council election, 2002

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Elections to Watford Borough Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. At the same time an election for a directly elected mayor was held, which was won by the Liberal Democrat Dorothy Thornhill.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Mayoral election[edit]

Watford Mayoral Election 2 May 2002 [1]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Thornhill 10,954 49.4% 2,519 13,473
Labour Vince Muspratt 4,899 22.1% 370 5,269
Conservative Gary Ling 4,746 21.4%
Green Stephen Rackett 851 3.8%
Socialist Alliance Paul Woodward 390 1.8%
Fat Cat Tristram Cooke 330 1.5%
Liberal Democrat win

Council election result[edit]

Watford Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 6 +3 50.0 43.9 10,021
  Labour 4 -3 33.3 24.2 5,527
  Conservative 2 +1 16.7 25.6 5,837
  Green 0 0 0 3.9 886
  Independent 0 -1 0 2.2 492
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0.3 60

Ward results[edit]

Callowland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Daniel Scott 488 32.8
Liberal Democrat Paul Salter 466 31.3
Green Stephen Rackett 284 19.1
Conservative Carl Robertson 249 16.7
Majority 22 1.5
Turnout 1,487
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christopher Leslie 853 49.1
Labour John Dowdle 616 35.4
Conservative Shirley Hugill 176 10.1
Green Christine Stockwel 93 5.4
Majority 237 13.7
Turnout 1,738
Holywell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Janet Baddeley 1,025 56.9
Labour Steven Palmer 568 31.6
Conservative David Ealey 147 8.2
Socialist Alliance Andrew O'Brien 60 3.3
Majority 457 25.3
Turnout 1,800
Leggatts
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Crout 691 36.0
Conservative Sally Punter 650 33.9
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Wyatt 519 27.0
Green Carol Skinner 59 3.1
Majority 41 2.1
Turnout 1,919
Meriden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey O'Connell 613 37.2
Liberal Democrat Susan Greenslade 575 34.9
Conservative Pamela Bell 460 27.9
Majority 38 2.3
Turnout 1,648
Nascot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Gordon 1,101 47.8
Liberal Democrat Timothy Wyatt 709 30.8
Independent Janice Brown 492 21.4
Majority 392 17.0
Turnout 2,302
Oxhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Iain Sharpe 1,481 67.4
Conservative Alan Luto 414 18.8
Labour Nnagbogu Akubue 232 10.6
Green Andrew McBean 71 3.2
Majority 1,067 48.6
Turnout 2,198
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Timothy Williams 1,207 51.6
Liberal Democrat Mark Crowne 795 34.0
Labour Frances Hince 256 10.9
Green Elaine Edwards 80 3.4
Majority 412 17.6
Turnout 2,338
Stanborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Joyce Richmond 1,222 64.7
Conservative Roger Frost 318 16.8
Labour Stephen Anglesey 291 15.4
Green Ian West 58 3.1
Majority 904 47.9
Turnout 1,889
Tudor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lindsey Scudder 705 36.5
Conservative Richard Southern 636 32.9
Labour Sheila Rosser 524 27.1
Green Clive Skinner 66 3.4
Majority 69 3.6
Turnout 1,931
Vicarage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Graham 826 44.5
Liberal Democrat Shahnaz Ali 595 32.0
Conservative Khalid Khan 299 16.1
Green Paul Sandford 137 7.4
Majority 231 12.5
Turnout 1,857
Woodside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Burtenshaw 1,076 62.7
Labour Marion Chambers 422 24.6
Conservative Grace Cordell 180 10.5
Green Faye Cullen 38 2.2
Majority 654 38.1
Turnout 1,716

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Results - Mayoral 2 May 2002". Watford Borough Council. 3 May 2002. Retrieved 19 January 2013.