Weymouth and Portland Borough Council election, 2002

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Elections to Weymouth and Portland 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.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Weymouth and Portland Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 6 1 1 0 50.0 38.5 5,714
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 0 0 33.3 23.8 3,528
  Conservative 1 1 0 +1 8.3 32.9 4,889
  Independent 1 0 1 -1 8.3 4.9 722

Ward results[edit]

Melcombe Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Joy Stanley 676 61.5
Conservative Jacqueline Treanor 264 24.0
Labour Mary McHugh 159 14.5
Majority 412 37.5
Turnout 1,099 30.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Graham Winter 510 42.1
Conservative George Granycome 410 33.9
Labour Peter Follows 290 24.0
Majority 100 8.2
Turnout 1,210 44.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
North Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John West 1,021 61.4
Conservative John Knipe 642 38.6
Majority 379 22.8
Turnout 1,663 31.1
Labour hold Swing
Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian Ellis 1,125 51.2
Conservative Simon Emblen 898 40.9
Labour Susan Luxford 175 8.0
Majority 227 10.3
Turnout 2,198 51.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tophill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Holt 412 54.6
Labour James Draper 194 25.7
Conservative Tracy Thomson 149 19.7
Majority 218 28.9
Turnout 755 31.3
Independent hold Swing
Tophill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Timothy Woodcock 441 52.3
Conservative Susan Taylor 403 47.7
Majority 38 4.6
Turnout 844 21.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Underhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Kimber 406 68.5
Conservative Timothy Munro 187 31.5
Majority 219 37.0
Turnout 593 25.9
Labour hold Swing
Westham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Harris 766 56.5
Labour Lindsay Drage 372 27.5
Conservative John Scott 217 16.0
Majority 394 29.0
Turnout 1,355 36.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Westham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathleen Wheller 528 53.9
Liberal Democrat Lawrence Adams 451 46.1
Majority 77 7.8
Turnout 979 40.4
Labour hold Swing
Weymouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samantha Braund 547 54.3
Labour Antony Prowse 460 45.7
Majority 87 8.6
Turnout 1,007 37.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Weymouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Blackwood 920 61.1
Conservative John Biggs 586 38.9
Majority 334 22.2
Turnout 1,506 36.7
Labour hold Swing
Wyke Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Kenwood 748 45.5
Conservative Douglas Swanson 586 35.6
Independent Jack Biggs 310 18.9
Majority 162 9.9
Turnout 1,644 39.3
Labour hold Swing

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