Worcester City Council election, 2002

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The 2002 Worcester City Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Worcester District Council in Worcestershire, 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

Campaign[edit]

Before the election no party had a majority, but the Conservatives provided the leader of the council after gaining 5 seats in the 2000 election.[3] Both the Conservatives and Labour had 15 seats, along with 5 independents and 1 Liberal Democrat.[4] The election saw 12 seats being contested with Labour defending 7, the Conservatives 3 and the Liberal Democrats and independents 1 each.[3] Labour only contested 11 of the seats after their candidate in Claines ward was dropped by the party over a letter he wrote to the local paper.[5]

Election result[edit]

The results saw Worcester remain a hung council but with the Conservatives becoming clearly the largest party.[6] They gained 3 seats from Labour in All Saints, St Clement and St Martin wards.[6]

Worcester Local Election Result 2002[7][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 3 0 +3 50.0 44.4 9,857
  Labour 4 0 3 -3 33.3 38.1 8,455
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 8.3 11.5 2,545
  Independent 1 0 0 0 8.3 6.0 1,330

Ward results[edit]

All Saints[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mohammed Altaf 956 56.8
Labour Nazrul Islam 726 43.2
Majority 230 13.6
Turnout 1,682
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bedwardine[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Prodger 1,093 59.8
Labour David Candler 521 28.5
Liberal Democrat Iain MacBriar 213 11.7
Majority 572 31.3
Turnout 1,827
Conservative hold Swing
Claines[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Askin 1,465 58.2
Conservative William Elsy 1,051 41.8
Majority 414 16.4
Turnout 2,516
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holy Trinity[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Berry 555 57.5
Conservative Lucy Hodgson 256 26.5
Independent Adrian Hughes 155 16.0
Majority 299 31.0
Turnout 966
Labour hold Swing
Nunnery[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Michael Francis 749 44.9
Labour Dawn-Marie Turner 665 39.9
Conservative Gerard Francomb 253 15.2
Majority 84 5.0
Turnout 1,667
Independent hold Swing
St Barnabas[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Barlow 696 79.2
Conservative Mumtaz Ali 183 20.8
Majority 513 58.4
Turnout 879
Labour hold Swing
St Clement[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry MacKenzie-Williams 1,034 50.1
Labour Andrew Watson 1,029 49.9
Majority 5 0.2
Turnout 2,063
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St John[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marc Baylis 805 52.5
Independent Colin Layland 426 27.8
Conservative Colin Phillips 302 19.7
Majority 379 24.7
Turnout 1,533
Labour hold Swing
St Martin[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Imray 1,504 51.3
Labour June Tyler 1,429 48.7
Majority 75 2.6
Turnout 2,933
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Nicholas[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Raymond Turner 899 54.9
Conservative David Tibbutt 739 45.1
Majority 160 9.8
Turnout 1,638
Labour hold Swing
St Peter[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Tarbuck 1,412 51.7
Labour Pauline Smith 759 27.8
Liberal Democrat Paul Griffiths 560 20.5
Majority 653 23.9
Turnout 2,731
Conservative hold Swing
St Stephen[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gareth Jones 1,074 61.3
Labour Ali Asghar 371 21.2
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Smith 307 17.5
Majority 703 40.1
Turnout 1,752
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Worcester". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Election results; Local Election". The Times. 2002-05-04. p. 16. 
  3. ^ a b "Labour control on a knife-edge; Mail focus on the May 2 local council elections". Birmingham Mail. 2002-04-12. p. 8. 
  4. ^ Probert, Sarah (2002-04-30). "Local Elections 2002: Balance of power teeters on knife-edge". Birmingham Post. p. 4. 
  5. ^ "Labour in spin over axing". Malvern Gazette. 2002-04-18. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  6. ^ a b Smith, Sue (2002-05-03). "Local Election Results 2002: Protest's healthy majority". Birmingham Mail. p. 17. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Worcester". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 2010-01-03.