Winchester City Council election, 2003

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The 2003 Winchester Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Winchester District Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

20 were contested in the election with the election in Droxford, Soberton and Hambledon being a by-election after the previous Conservative councillor resigned.[3] 2 other seats saw the sitting councillor standing down, Owslebury and Curdridge and St Luke, while 3 of the Liberal Democrat cabinet members were defending seats.[3]

Election result[edit]

The election saw the Liberal Democrats just keep a majority on the council with 29 of the 57 seats. However they lost 4 seats to the Conservatives and 2 to Labour.[4]

Winchester Local Election Result 2003[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 4 0 +4 55.0 45.8 12,772 +9.2%
  Liberal Democrat 6 0 6 -6 30.0 41.0 11,437 -3.6%
  Labour 2 2 0 +2 10.0 9.3 2,586 +0.1%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.0 4.0 1,117 -5.5%

Ward results[edit]

Bishop's Waltham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Colin Chamberlain 863 51.1
Conservative Sally Lees 462 27.3
Liberal Democrat Jillian Blackmore 289 17.1
Labour Stephen Haines 76 4.5
Majority 401 23.8
Turnout 1,690 32.9 -5.2
Independent hold Swing
Colden Common and Twyford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat James Wagner 1,004 63.2
Conservative Peter Facey 509 32.0
Labour Clare McKenna 76 4.8
Majority 495 31.2
Turnout 1,589 38.4 -3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Compton and Otterbourne[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Murray McMillan 773 54.4
Liberal Democrat Peter Mason 598 42.1
Labour Kathleen Smith 51 3.6
Majority 175 12.3
Turnout 1,422 45.2 +0.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Denmead[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Stallard 1,244 71.8
Liberal Democrat Alan Slade 434 25.0
Labour Adrian Field 55 3.2
Majority 810 46.8
Turnout 1,733 34.8 -6.2
Conservative hold Swing
Droxford, Soberton and Hambledon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Coates 614 68.5 +5.3
Liberal Democrat Margaret Scriven 266 29.7 -7.1
Labour Albert Edwards 16 1.8 +1.8
Majority 348 38.8 +12.4
Turnout 896 57.9 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing
Itchen Valley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Daniel Baxter 463 71.8 -0.1
Liberal Democrat David Keston 153 23.7 -4.4
Labour Denise Baker 29 4.5 +4.5
Majority 310 48.1 +4.3
Turnout 645 41.5 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Littleton and Harestock[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kelsie Learney 875 67.4
Conservative James Duddridge 354 27.3
Labour Elaine Fullaway 70 5.4
Majority 521 40.1
Turnout 1,299 46.1 +4.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Owslebury and Curdridge[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Merritt 755 52.8
Conservative Clive Mansell 634 44.3
Labour Timothy Curran 42 2.9
Majority 121 8.5
Turnout 1,431 49.1 -0.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. Barnabas[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eileen Berry 1,163 55.2
Liberal Democrat John Higgins 819 38.9
Labour Simon Woolfenden 123 5.8
Majority 344 16.3
Turnout 2,105 46.2 -0.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St. Bartholomew[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Nelmes 798 49.8
Conservative Stephen Brine 627 39.1
Labour Denis Archdeacon 178 11.1
Majority 171 10.7
Turnout 1,603 34.6 -3.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. John and All Saints[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Antony De Peyer 543 39.0
Liberal Democrat Hilary Jones 457 32.9
Conservative Michael Lovegrove 391 28.1
Majority 86 6.1
Turnout 1,391 29.5 -2.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St. Luke[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Rees 438 32.9
Liberal Democrat Jacey Jackson 333 25.0
Conservative Richard Worrall 305 22.9
Independent Heather House 254 19.1
Majority 105 7.9
Turnout 1,330 31.2 -12.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St. Michael[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fiona Mather 884 50.8
Liberal Democrat Susan Chesters 736 42.3
Labour Debra Grech 121 7.0
Majority 148 8.5
Turnout 1,741 39.3 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing
St. Paul[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Bennetts 772 62.3
Conservative Ian Jones 341 27.5
Labour Carol Orchard 126 10.2
Majority 431 34.8
Turnout 1,239 27.3 -6.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Swanmore and Newtown[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Pearson 885 55.3
Liberal Democrat Sarah Bradby 670 41.9
Labour Denis May 44 2.8
Majority 215 13.4
Turnout 1,599 49.9 -2.5
Conservative hold Swing
The Alresfords[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ernest Jeffs 1,056 46.1
Liberal Democrat Valerie Miller 784 34.3
Labour Robin Atkins 449 19.6
Majority 272 11.8
Turnout 2,289 46.1 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing
Upper Meon Valley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christine Quar 464 69.3 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Diana Vear 177 26.4 -5.8
Labour Tessa Valentine 29 4.3 +4.3
Majority 287 42.9 +7.3
Turnout 670 45.2 -5.6
Conservative hold Swing
Whiteley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Caroline Watts 297 55.7
Liberal Democrat Patrick Wright 213 40.0
Labour Michael Chaplin 23 4.3
Majority 84 15.7
Turnout 533 29.3 +4.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wickham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Philip Clohosey 625 58.4
Conservative Graeme Quar 416 38.9
Labour David Picton-Jones 29 2.7
Majority 209 19.5
Turnout 1,070 43.0 -0.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wonston and Micheldever[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Wright 890 54.4
Liberal Democrat Richard Bayley 679 41.5
Labour Nigel Lickley 68 4.2
Majority 211 12.9
Turnout 1,637 65.7 +23.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Election Results". The Times. 2003-05-02. p. 17. 
  3. ^ a b "City council nominations". Southern Daily Echo. 2003-04-08. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "District Council Elections Results 2003". Winchester City Council. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 


Preceded by
Winchester Council election, 2002
Winchester local elections Succeeded by
Winchester Council election, 2004