Waveney District Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Waveney Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Waveney District Council in Suffolk, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Waveney Local Election Result 2000[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 +8 56.3 39.6 9,360 +7.5%
  Labour 4 -9 25.0 37.4 8,838 -13.3%
  Liberal Democrat 2 +1 12.5 18.2 4,302 +6.4%
  Independent 1 0 6.3 4.8 1,130 +2.8%

Ward results[edit]

Beccles Town[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Eileen Crisp 899 43.9 +32.5
Conservative Keith Standring 642 31.3 +11.2
Labour Peter Shelley 509 24.8 -12.8
Majority 257 12.5
Turnout 2,050
Beccles Worlingham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Shirley Cole 735 51.6 +15.4
Labour William Mason 503 35.3 -14.8
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Bromley 186 13.1 -0.6
Majority 232 16.3
Turnout 1,424
Bungay[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Groom 705 46.5 +12.5
Labour David Jermy 696 45.9 -8.4
Liberal Democrat Darren Ware 115 7.6 -4.1
Majority 9 0.6
Turnout 1,516
Carlton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bernard Reader 882 50.5 +19.6
Labour Jacqueline Wagner 649 37.1 -13.2
Liberal Democrat Andrew Thomas 216 12.4 +3.9
Majority 233 13.3
Turnout 1,747
Carlton Colville[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Bell 403 33.9
Independent James Mitchell 361 30.4
Labour Norman Hodges 301 25.3
Independent Norman Keable 62 5.2
Liberal Democrat Arnold Martin 61 5.1
Majority 42 3.5
Turnout 1,188
Gunton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Chilvers 878 53.1 +10.0
Labour Gordon Stewart 597 36.1 -9.7
Liberal Democrat Antony Tibbitt 178 10.8 -0.3
Majority 281 17.0
Turnout 1,653
Halesworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Niblett 570 47.0 +15.0
Labour Paul Whitlow 456 37.6 -30.4
Liberal Democrat Susan Bainer 186 15.3 +15.3
Majority 114 9.4
Turnout 1,212
Harbour[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ruth Ford 707 56.3 +17.7
Labour Stella Bostock 344 27.4 -12.5
Conservative Stephen Ames 116 9.2 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Meadez 89 7.1 -5.7
Majority 363 28.9
Turnout 1,256
Kessingland[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Sale 462 46.2
Labour Kate McGee 416 41.6
Liberal Democrat Alison Briggs 122 12.2
Majority 46 4.6
Turnout 1,000
Kirkley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gifford Baxter 652 48.5 -3.0
Labour Ernest Skepelhorn 501 37.3 -0.5
Conservative Shona Reeves 190 14.1 +3.4
Majority 151 11.2 -2.5
Turnout 1,343
Normanston[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Porter 586 60.5 -12.6
Conservative May Reader 260 26.8 +10.9
Liberal Democrat Breena Batchelder 123 12.7 +1.7
Majority 326 33.6 -23.6
Turnout 969
Oulton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Partridge 1,127 56.1 +11.1
Labour Malcolm Cherry 685 34.1 -11.6
Liberal Democrat Philip Mummery 198 9.9 +0.7
Majority 442 22.0
Turnout 2,010
Pakefield[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronald Thorne 816 52.0 -7.9
Conservative Valerie Pulford 556 35.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Brian Howe 196 12.5 +3.2
Majority 260 16.6 -12.6
Turnout 1,568
Saint Margarets[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Winterton 820 55.9 -12.5
Conservative Anne Mylan 483 32.9 +12.1
Liberal Democrat Leslie Batchelder 164 11.2 +0.4
Majority 337 23.0 -24.7
Turnout 1,467
Southwold[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Goldsmith 1,085 50.3 -10.0
Liberal Democrat Michael Ladd 787 36.5 +36.5
Labour Kenneth Francis 284 13.2 -26.5
Majority 298 13.8 -6.8
Turnout 2,156
Whitton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rita Carter 675 63.0 -9.6
Conservative Barry Bee 266 24.8 +8.5
Liberal Democrat Sandra Tonge 130 12.1 +1.0
Majority 409 38.2 -18.1
Turnout 1,071

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waveney". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 2000-05-06. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-06. p. 10. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "District Election Results: District Election 4th May 2000". Waveney District Council. Archived from the original on 2000-09-25. Retrieved 2010-11-29.