Wiltshire County Council election, 2001

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Elections to Wiltshire County Council were held on 7 June 2001. The whole council was up for election and the Conservatives held onto control.[1]

As with other county elections in England, these local elections in Wiltshire took place on the same day as the United Kingdom general election, 2001.

Election Result[edit]

Wiltshire Local Election Result 2001
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 59.57 43.67 91,827
  Liberal Democrat 14 29.79 33.67 70,788
  Labour 3 6.38 16.93 35,595
  Independent 2 4.26 2.24 4,712
  Green 0 0 3.49 7,344

Results by divisions[edit]

Aldbourne and Ramsbury[edit]

Aldbourne and Ramsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Paul Humphries 2,873
Liberal Democrat William Bernard Cavill 1,265
Labour Frank Jeffrey 738
Majority 1,608

Alderbury[edit]

Alderbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Raybould Moss 2,577
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Ian Adams 1,698
Labour Malcolm Anthony Simmons 541
Majority 879

Amesbury[edit]

Amesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Allan Godfrey Peach 2,386
Liberal Democrat June Smith 1,009
Labour Damian Joseph Luke McCabe 806
Green Peter Torquil George Matthews 206
Majority 1,377

Avon and Cannings[edit]

Avon and Cannings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Molland 2,284
Liberal Democrat John Francis Thomson 990
Labour Colin Robert Hopgood 978
Green Ronald Keith Bright 309
Majority

Bedwyn and Pewsey[edit]

Bedwyn and Pewsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lay 2,926
Liberal Democrat David John Walker 1,708
Labour Alistair Bisatt 902
Majority 1,218

Bourne Valley[edit]

Bourne Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Christopher Wren 2,909
Liberal Democrat Joan Heaney 1,271
Labour Amanda Grace Pettefar 774
Green Barry James Stringer 231
Majority 1,638

Bradford on Avon[edit]

Bradford on Avon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Malcolm George Hewson 2,287
Conservative Bryan Earp 1,763
Labour James Tracey 846
Green John Pearce 370
Majority 524

Bremhill and Calne[edit]

Bremhill and Calne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Crisp 3,178
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Kathleen Doubell 2,170
Green Harry Lewis 644
Majority 1,218

Calne[edit]

Calne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nancy Suzanne Bryant 1,820
Liberal Democrat Joanna Heselwood 1,144
Labour John Peter Watkins 1,103
Green Derek Alan Quinn 317
Majority

Chippenham Park[edit]

Chippenham Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patrick Charles Bourne Coleman 2,211
Conservative Anthony Walter Smith 1,462
Labour Maurice George Wood 745
Green Maxine Burchell 222
Majority 436

Chippenham Sheldon[edit]

Chippenham Sheldon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sandra Elizabeth (Sandie) Webb 1,588
Conservative Ian Barry Bridges 1,167
Labour Maureen Frances Lloyd 1,262
Majority 326

Chippenham Town[edit]

Chippenham Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Philip George Allnatt 2,111
Conservative John Richard Ireland 1,699
Labour Brian Odran Healy 718
Green Sheila Veitch 236
Majority 219

Collingbourne[edit]

Collingbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Connolly 1,990
Labour Andrew Edwards 850
Liberal Democrat John David Bowen-Jones 608
Independent Anthony Hadland Still 346
Majority 1,140

Corsham[edit]

Corsham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Roy Davis 1,754
Conservative Richard Leslie Tonge 1,502
Labour Lucy Katharine Bray 602
Majority 252

Cricklade and Purton[edit]

Cricklade and Purton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian Edward Atfield 1,978
Conservative Anthony Charles Clements 1,880
Labour Frederick Albert Price 488
Majority 98

Devizes[edit]

Devizes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Sheila Nancy Taylor 1,729
Conservative Charles Stuart Winchcombe 1,322
Liberal Democrat Katherine Jane Walling 669
Majority 407

Devizes South and Bromham[edit]

Devizes South and Bromham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Rugg 2,576
Labour Angus Raymond Taylor 1,570
Liberal Democrat Lionel Harry Grundy 1,426
Majority 1,006

Downton[edit]

Downton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Paul Johnson 2,922
Liberal Democrat Robert William Steel 1,174
Labour Ann Oliver 646
Green Adam Christopher Gent 419
Majority

Durrington[edit]

Durrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Lawrence Baker 1,540
Liberal Democrat Judith Mary Greville 1,494
Labour Tamsen Angela Jacobs 663
Majority 46

Holt[edit]

Holt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Terrence Peter (Terry) Chivers 2,396
Conservative Christopher March 2,038
Labour Gregory Coombes 724
Green Sonja Nicolson 305
Majority 358

Kington[edit]

Kington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Antoinette Scott 3,470
Liberal Democrat Andrew Charles Gerard Noblet 2,122
Labour Susan Marian Ford 851
Majority 1,348

Lavington[edit]

Lavington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dennis James Willmott 2,492
Liberal Democrat James Richard Grenville Spencer 1,242
Labour William Mark Barnett 1,123
Majority 1,250

Malmesbury[edit]

Malmesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Percy Simon Stuart Thomson 2,347
Liberal Democrat Lesley Clare Stockman Bennett 2,192
Labour Daphne Joy Jones 737
Majority 155

Marlborough[edit]

Marlborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Margaret Boulton 1,632
Conservative Leonard Henry Bulley 1,584
Labour Brian Andrew Lawrence McClintock 656
Majority 48

Melksham[edit]

Melksham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Angela Betty Barker 1,177
Labour Margaret White 949
Conservative Jackie Spiers 645
Green Hilary Millichamp 123
Majority 228

Melksham Without[edit]

Melksham Without
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Arthur Spiers 2,165
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Westbrook 1,774
Labour Geoffrey Mitcham 1,669
Green Laura Pictor 220
Majority 391
Mere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Read 2,156
Liberal Democrat Mark Houghton-Brown 1,136
Labour Michael Foote 571
Majority 1,020

Minety[edit]

Minety
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole Alethea Soden 3,378
Liberal Democrat Ann Lorraine Davis 1,641
Labour Brian John Bayton 447
Majority 1,737

Pickwick with Box[edit]

Pickwick with Box
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Helen Seager 1,770
Liberal Democrat David Keith Poole 1,534
Labour Christopher John Lynch 1,034
Majority 236

Salisbury Bemerton[edit]

Salisbury Bemerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David John McCarthy 1,483
Conservative Frances Mary Patricia Howard 927
Liberal Democrat Colin Harry Duller 686
Majority

Salisbury Harnham[edit]

Salisbury Harnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Anthony Beotric Snow 1,774
Liberal Democrat Brian Edward Dalton 1,417
Labour Rosalynne Weston 496
Green Sarah Margaret Green 157
Majority

Salisbury St Mark[edit]

Salisbury St Mark
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Frederick Chalke 2,111
Liberal Democrat Susan Margaret Thorpe 968
Labour Clive Robert Vincent 647
Green Albert John Hansford 193
Majority 1,143

Salisbury St Martin[edit]

Salisbury St Martin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul William Leslie Sample 2,386
Conservative Timothy John Stroud 1,237
Labour Simon John Howarth 572
Green Susan Isabel Wright 182
Majority 1,149

Salisbury St Paul[edit]

Salisbury St Paul
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beryl Mary Jay 1,919
Conservative Terence John Lindley 967
Liberal Democrat John Patrick Abbott 700
Green Mark Pafford 136
Majority 952

Southwick[edit]

Southwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Braid 1,043
Independent Tony Phillips 1,001
Labour Peter Ezra 620
Independent John Irving 562
Green Kevan James Cocoran 367
Majority 42

Tisbury[edit]

Tisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Martin Willan 2,440
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Amanda Chettleburgh 1,298
Labour Paul Whiteside 589
Majority 1,142

Trowbridge East[edit]

Trowbridge East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Ivan Moore 1,440
Liberal Democrat Tom Raymond James 1,378
Labour Angela Womersley 1,044
Green Bob Gledhill 401
Majority 62

Trowbridge South[edit]

Trowbridge South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Grace Hill 2,798
Conservative Andrew Powell 1,260
Green Nigel Pratt 532
Majority 1,538

Trowbridge West[edit]

Trowbridge West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jeffrey Bryan Osborn 1,651
Conservative Aubrey Harold Thomas Austin 856
Green David Entwistle 340
Majority 795

Upper Wylye Valley[edit]

Upper Wylye Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Fleur de Rhé-Philipe 2,231
Liberal Democrat Richard John Crofts 1,057
Green Kathryn Toyne 313
Majority 1,174

Warminster East[edit]

Warminster East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothea Joan Main 1,699
Liberal Democrat Giacinto Giovanni (John) Barberio 1,196
Green Jonathan William Daniels 268
Majority 503

Warminster West[edit]

Warminster West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Syme 1,639
Conservative Martin Baker 1,307
Liberal Democrat Edward Raymond Beaty 1,013
Green David John Howell 217
Majority 332

Westbury[edit]

Westbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Christopher Newbury 1,580
Conservative John Clegg 1,306
Liberal Democrat Horace John Prickett 1,086
Labour Michael Sutton 785
Green James Toyne 129
Majority 274

Whorwellsdown Hundred[edit]

Whorwellsdown Hundred
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Trevor William Carbin 2,526
Conservative Joan Savage 2,202
Green Susan Nowell-Kelley 350
Majority 324

Wilton and Wylye[edit]

Wilton and Wylye
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ian Clive West 2,214
Conservative Anthony Julian Brown-Hovelt 1,969
Labour Clare Miranda Moody 512
Green Hamish Douglas Soutar 157
Independent Timothy Ingle Abbott 146
Majority 245

Wootton Bassett North[edit]

Wootton Bassett North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mollie Eileen May Groom 1,692
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Anne Stratton 1,214
Labour Valerie Irene Price 573
Majority 478

Wootton Bassett South[edit]

Wootton Bassett South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toby Russell Sturgis 2,545
Liberal Democrat Daphne Joyce Matthews 1,799
Labour Ellis Webb 971
Majority 746

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiltshire County Council elections - Conservatives win overall control - news release dated Friday 8 June 2001 14:25 at wiltshire.gov.uk


Preceded by
Wiltshire County Council election, 1997
Wiltshire local elections Succeeded by
Wiltshire County Council election, 2005