Weymouth and Portland Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Weymouth and Portland Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 4 -2 33.3 31.4 4,419 -7.1%
  Liberal Democrat 4 +1 33.3 29.2 4,106 +5.4%
  Independent 3 +1 25.0 16.2 2,281 +11.3%
  Conservative 1 0 8.3 19.7 2,777 -13.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 3.5 497 +3.5%

Ward results[edit]

Melcombe Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Farrell 454 46.8 -14.7
Conservative Derek Model 320 33.0 +9.0
Labour Mary McHugh 197 20.3 +5.8
Majority 134 13.8 -23.7
Turnout 971 25.5 -4.7
North Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Burden 876 54.5 -6.9
Conservative Mark Johnson 732 45.5 +6.9
Majority 144 9.0 -13.8
Turnout 1,608 30.5 -0.6
Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hazel Bruce 1,064 50.3 +9.4
Liberal Democrat David Mannings 860 40.7 -10.5
Labour Joy Burrow 190 9.0 +1.0
Majority 204 9.6
Turnout 2,114 49.8 -1.7
Radipole
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat George Molyneux 599 50.0
Conservative George Granycome 439 36.6
Labour Stewart Pearson 161 13.4
Majority 160 13.4
Turnout 1,199 34.5
Tophill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Jacqueline Redfern 358 53.8 -0.8
Independent Margaret Leicester 307 46.2 +46.2
Majority 51 7.6 -21.3
Turnout 665 27.2 -4.1
Tophill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Leslie Ames 805 74.9 +74.9
Labour Ruth Mackay 154 14.3 -38.0
Independent Simon Avery 116 10.8 +10.8
Majority 651 60.6
Turnout 1,075 26.6 +5.5
Underhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Timothy Munro 283 55.5 +55.5
Labour Lynne Coombe 227 44.5 -24.0
Majority 56 11.0
Turnout 510 22.7 -3.2
Westham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Hayman 514 59.7
Labour Lorraine Rodgers 347 40.3
Majority 167 19.4
Turnout 861 29.5
Westham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Hutchings 553 44.7 +17.2
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Harris 463 37.4 -19.1
Conservative John Scott 222 17.9 +1.9
Majority 90 7.3
Turnout 1,238 33.7 -2.8
Westham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Raymond Banham 522 57.0 +10.9
Labour Angela McCarthy 394 43.0 -10.9
Majority 128 14.0
Turnout 916 38.2 -2.2
Weymouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kay Wilcox 657 44.1 -17.0
UKIP Hugh Chalker 497 33.4 +33.4
Liberal Democrat Shirley Wellman 335 22.5 +22.5
Majority 160 10.7 -11.5
Turnout 1,489 36.4 -0.3
Wyke Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Churchouse 663 46.2 +0.7
Independent Jack Biggs 412 28.7 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Charlie Garman 359 25.0 +25.0
Majority 251 17.5 +7.6
Turnout 1,434 34.3 -5.0

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