Worthing Borough Council election, 2004

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Map of the results of the 2004 Worthing council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2004 Worthing Borough Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Worthing Borough Council in West Sussex, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election 2003 increasing the number of seats by 1.[1] The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[2] Overall turnout was 38.23%.[3]

The campaign saw a debate between the two main parties on the council over development in Worthing and the fate of the local swimming pool Aquarina.[4] The results saw the Conservatives make significant gains from the Liberal Democrats to take power in Worthing.[5][6] The top Liberal Democrat to lose in the election was the leader of the council, Sheila Player, who came fourth in Selden ward and failed to be elected as a result.[5][6] The defeat for the Liberal Democrats was put down to anger over a warning that they might have to close the local museum, art gallery and swimming pool to save money.[5]

Election result[edit]

Worthing Local Election Result 2004[7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 26 +8 70.3 56.2 43,214 +4.4%
  Liberal Democrat 11 -7 29.7 36.8 28,324 -4.2%
  Green 0 0 0 3.9 2,967 -1.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 2.2 1,715 +0.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0.4 338 +0.4%
  Stop! Durrington's over development 0 0 0 0.3 216 +0.3%
  Legalise Cannabis 0 0 0 0.2 173 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Broadwater (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Geraldine Lissenburg 1,054
Liberal Democrat Kevin Skepper 913
Liberal Democrat Donald Allen 902
Conservative Jennifer Cuer-Green 824
Conservative Ann Terry 787
Conservative David Lafferty 769
Green Benjamin Colkett 384
Labour John Turley 272
Turnout 5,905 33.8
Castle (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Claire Potter 1,093
Liberal Democrat Robin Rogers 1,090
Conservative John Rogers 1,081
Liberal Democrat Benjamin Bonetti 1,078
Conservative Gina Taylore 1,042
Conservative Ruth White 1,012
Turnout 6,396 37.6
Central (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Coppard 797
Conservative Clive Roberts 762
Liberal Democrat Mary Freeland 753
Liberal Democrat Maurice Tucker 721
Conservative Mary Lermitte 701
Liberal Democrat Janet Goldsbrough-Jones 700
Green Alice Hinton 377
Labour Peter Barnes 260
Turnout 5,071 33.3
Durrington (2)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Falk 744
Conservative Ann Sayers 677
Liberal Democrat Mark O'Keeffe 621
Liberal Democrat Keith Sunderland 580
Green John Dwyer 295
Turnout 2,917 37.6
Gaisford (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Barlow 1,014
Conservative Bryan Turner 1,000
Conservative Kenneth Brady 983
Liberal Democrat Peter Medcalf 914
Liberal Democrat Donald Lissenburg 909
Liberal Democrat Alan Rice 870
Green Marie Hillcoat 409
Labour Julia Young 274
Turnout 6,373 37.1
Goring (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick John 2,138
Conservative Fiona Green 2,055
Conservative Steven Waight 2,044
Liberal Democrat Stephen Paris 677
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Grace 611
Liberal Democrat Susan Withnell 606
Labour Karen Clayton 317
Turnout 8,448 47.1
Heene (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul High 1,121
Conservative John Livermore 1,116
Conservative George Stephens 1,080
Liberal Democrat Christine Allen 560
Liberal Democrat Alan Jones 492
Green Christopher Taylor 393
Liberal Democrat Christopher Ralls 387
Labour Niall Duffy 302
Legalise Cannabis Sarah Chalk 173
Turnout 5,624 35.6
Marine (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joan Bradley 1,713
Conservative Keith Mercer 1,640
Conservative Tom Wye 1,637
Liberal Democrat Susan Millard 586
Liberal Democrat Patricia Izod 499
Green Lucielle Colkett 488
Liberal Democrat Brian Stephenson 469
Labour Barrie Slater 290
Turnout 7,322 42.6
Northbrook (2)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Harding 410
Conservative Alan Whiteley 367
Liberal Democrat Val Capon 288
Liberal Democrat Merlin Jones 247
Stop! Durrington's over development Dawn Smith 216
Green Thelma Brown 165
Turnout 1,693 27.7
Offington (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark McCarthy 1,857
Conservative Graham Fabes 1,837
Conservative Reg Green 1,828
Liberal Democrat Paul Daniels 674
Liberal Democrat David Moynan 567
Liberal Democrat Maria Moynan 559
Turnout 7,322 43.3
Salvington (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacqui Marsh 1,656
Conservative Noel Atkins 1,617
Conservative Heather Mercer 1,517
Liberal Democrat Iona Baker 725
Liberal Democrat Samantha O'Keeffe 638
Liberal Democrat Stephen Bates 630
Green Derek Colkett 456
Turnout 7,239 38.7
Selden (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jack Saheid 1,185
Liberal Democrat James Doyle 1,161
Liberal Democrat Christine Brown 1,149
Liberal Democrat Sheila Player 1,108
Conservative David Turner 1,038
Conservative Sarah-Jane King 1,025
Turnout 6,666 40.7
Tarring (3)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Lovell 1,247
Liberal Democrat Hazel Thorpe 1,169
Liberal Democrat Bob Smytherman 1,077
Conservative Kate Brady 725
Conservative David Ide 709
Conservative Geoffrey Bird 706
Independent Ian Sandell 338
Turnout 5,971 36.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Worthing council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Ballot box". The Times. 2004-06-12. p. 26. 
  3. ^ "Elections 2006 - Local". Worthing Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  4. ^ Henley, Peter (2004-06-04). "South: Real opposition?". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Local elections: Libdems routed in Worthing". The Argus. 2004-06-14. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  6. ^ a b "Tories celebrate landslide victory". Worthing Herald. 2004-06-11. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Worthing Borough Council elections 10 June 2004" (PDF). Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2009-10-12.