Woking Borough Council election, 2004

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Map of the results of the 2004 Woking council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue. Wards in grey were not contested in 2004.

The 2004 Woking Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Woking Borough Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw no party win a majority on the council with the Conservatives remaining the largest party on 17 seats.[3] They gained 2 seats in Knaphill and Maybury and Sheerwater wards from an independent and Labour respectively, but also lost 2 seats to the Liberal Democrats in Byfleet and Horsell West.[3] The Liberal Democrats were the most happy after gaining 3 seats to hold 15, which was their best election for the council in nearly 20 years.[3] Labour suffered a collapse in support losing both of the seats which they were defending in Maybury and Sheerwater and Kingfield and Westfield, leaving them with only 4 seats on the council but still holding the balance of power.[3]

Overall 7 sitting councillors were re-elected,[4] 2 were defeated and 6 new people were elected.[5][6] Turnout in the election was 41%,[7] a rise from the 2003 election with the biggest increase in Maybury and Sheerwater where it nearly doubled to just under 44%.[3]

Following the election the Conservatives remained in control of the executive with Jim Armitage continuing as leader of the council.[8] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats took the leadership of all 3 Overview and Scrutiny Committees.[8]

Woking Local Election Result 2004[7][9]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 8 3 0 +3 61.5 39.6 9,520 +4.2%
  Conservative 5 2 2 0 38.5 40.8 9,818 -5.9%
  Labour 0 0 2 -2 0 10.2 2,462 -2.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 6.8 1,631 +4.9%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 1.6 378 -0.9%
  Health and Community Issues Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 218 +0.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 35 -0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Brookwood[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Philip Goldenberg 509 49.3 +5.2
Conservative Justin Boorman 467 45.3 +2.1
Green Sandra Simkin 35 3.4 -6.0
Labour Eric Kennedy 21 2.0 -1.3
Majority 42 4.0 +3.1
Turnout 1,032 54.5 +10.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Byfleet[7][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne Roberts 918 38.0 -6.8
Conservative Beryl Marlow 853 35.4 -10.6
Independent Suzanne Kittelsen 378 15.7 +15.7
UKIP Francis Squire 172 7.1 +7.1
Labour Brian Cozens 92 3.8 -5.5
Majority 65 2.6
Turnout 2,413 43.3 +2.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Goldsworth East (2)[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Rosie Sharpley 1,122
Liberal Democrat Robert Leach 966
Conservative Gary Carey 500
Conservative Bernard Wright 358
Labour Christopher Martin 196
UKIP Judith Squire 194
Labour Celia Wand 135
Health and Community Issues Party Michael Osman 68
Turnout 3,539 33
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Goldsworth West[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Eastwood 561 52.2 -6.0
Conservative Jeremy Yates 297 27.6 -4.3
UKIP Marcia Taylor 122 11.3 +11.3
Labour John Bramall 73 6.8 -3.2
Health and Community Issues Party Shane Osman 22 2.0 +2.0
Majority 264 24.6 1.7
Turnout 1,075 28.0 +6.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Horsell East and Woodham[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Smith 914 57.6 -1.1
Liberal Democrat John Craig 380 24.0 +0.0
UKIP Michael Harvey 207 13.1 -0.1
Labour John Pitt 85 5.4 +1.4
Majority 534 33.6 -1.1
Turnout 1,586 46.1 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing
Horsell West[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ann-Marie Barker 1,090 42.7 +1.2
Conservative Tony Branagan 1,078 42.2 -7.9
UKIP Timothy Shaw 253 9.9 +6.8
Labour Christopher Lowe 132 5.2 -0.2
Majority 12 0.5
Turnout 2,553 47.4 +5.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Kingfield and Westfield[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Derek McCrum 629 38.6 +19.8
Conservative Colin Kemp 421 25.9 -2.2
Labour David Mitchell 349 21.4 -22.1
UKIP Dennis Davey 199 12.2 +2.6
Health and Community Issues Party Caroline Schwark 30 1.8 +1.8
Majority 208 12.7
Turnout 1,628 40.3 +11.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Knaphill[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Caroline Fisher 1,250 52.6 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Bejan Shoraka 977 41.1 -6.7
Labour Chanchal Kapoor 150 6.3 +0.6
Majority 273 11.5
Turnout 2,377 34.5 +4.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Maybury and Sheerwater[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Riasat Khan 1,142 39.4 +19.5
Labour Sabir Hussain 995 34.4 -6.4
Liberal Democrat Colin Scott 661 22.8 -4.5
Health and Community Issues Party Katrina Osman 98 3.4 -8.6
Majority 147 5.0
Turnout 2,896 43.4 +21.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Mount Hermon East[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Valerie Tinney 809 56.4 -4.2
Liberal Democrat David Everett 397 27.7 +0.3
UKIP Richard Squire 136 9.5 +5.0
Labour Michael Byrne 92 6.4 -1.1
Majority 412 28.7 -4.5
Turnout 1,434 39.7 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing
Mount Hermon West[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Johnson 840 54.1 +3.6
Conservative Michele Maddock 485 31.3 -11.1
UKIP Mark Kingston 151 9.7 +7.4
Labour Vincenzo Congliaro 76 4.9 +0.1
Majority 355 22.8 +14.7
Turnout 1,552 40.3 -0.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Pyrford[7][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Fidler 1,244 62.9 -9.4
Liberal Democrat Andrew Grimshaw 470 23.8 -1.1
UKIP Robin Milner 197 10.0 +10.0
Labour Richard Cowley 66 3.3 +0.5
Majority 774 39.1 -8.3
Turnout 1,977 49.4 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woking council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Elections 2004: Results at a glance". The Guardian. 2004-06-12. p. 10. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Night of tension as votes are counted". getsurrey. 2004-06-17. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Seven of the best hang on to seats". getsurrey. 2004-06-17. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Tension mounts as votes are counted". getsurrey. 2004-06-18. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Six new faces get on board". getsurrey. 2004-06-17. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
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  8. ^ a b "Woking council's executive still in control of Tories". getsurrey. 2004-07-02. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  9. ^ "Local councils". Financial Times. 2004-06-12. p. 7. 
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  11. ^ "Tories pass Byfleet to Lib Dems". gethampshire. 2004-06-17. Retrieved 2010-01-22.