Wyre Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Wyre Borough Council were held on 5 May 2003. All 55 councillors were elected from 26 wards in elections held every four years. The Conservative Party kept hold overall control of the council.[1] For this election boundary changes had taken place which resulted in reducing the number of seats by one.

After the election composition of the council was as follows:

Party Seats   ±  
Conservative 33 -2
Labour 21 +2
Liberal Democrat 1 -1

Election result[edit]

Wyre Borough Council Election, 2003[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 33 -12 60.00 50.09 15,648
  Labour 21 +2 38.18 38.51 12,031
  Liberal Democrat 1 -1 1.82 9.00 2,813
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40 750

Ward Results[edit]

Bourne[edit]

Bourne (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Lees 692 26.43
Labour Anne Hall 667 25.48
Labour John Condron 659 25.17
Conservative Corinne Roberts 600 22.92
Turnout

Breck[edit]

Breck (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Taylor 669 36.34
Conservative Francis Carroll 646 35.09
Labour Alan Dawkins 276 14.99
Labour Peter Elliott 250 13.58
Turnout

Brock[edit]

Brock (1 Councillor)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pete Murphy 425 69.44
Liberal Democrat David Thompson 187 30.56
Majority 238 38.89
Turnout 612

Cabus[edit]

Cabus (1 Councillor)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Brooks 364 54.74
Labour Marilyn Levey 301 45.26
Majority 63 9.47
Turnout 665

Calder[edit]

Calder (1 Councillor)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Williams 292 52.24
Liberal Democrat Jack Rogers 267 47.76
Majority 25 4.47
Turnout 559

Carleton[edit]

Carleton (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Hargeaves 677 28.99
Conservative Frances Gandhi 669 28.65
Labour Jane Jackson 511 21.88
Labour Andrew Walker 478 20.47
Turnout

Catterall[edit]

Catterall (1 Councillor)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Sharples 532 68.91
Conservative Valerie Wilson 240 31.09
Majority 292 37.82
Turnout 772

Cleveleys Park[edit]

Cleveleys Park (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Penelope Martin 862 17.06
Labour Wayne Martin 854 16.90
Labour John Traynor 852 16.86
Conservative Arthur Brooks 750 14.84
Conservative William Rogerson 730 14.45
Conservative Ernest Smith 693 13.71
Liberal Democrat Jean Taylor 312 6.17
Turnout

Garstang[edit]

Garstang (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dulcie Atkins 1,066 23.03
Conservative Elizabeth Collinson 923 19.94
Conservative Thomas Balmain 912 19.70
Liberal Democrat Paul Harrison 693 14.97
Liberal Democrat Francis Purkins 590 12.75
Labour Stanley Harvey 445 9.61
Turnout

Great Eccleston[edit]

Great Eccleston (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alfred Coop 815 46.95
Conservative Thomas Pimbley 688 39.63
Labour David Swift 233 13.42
Turnout

Hambleton & Stalmine-with-Staynall[edit]

Hambleton & Stalmine-with-Staynall (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Dickinson 878 31.11
Conservative Lynn Bowen 797 28.24
Labour Roger Cameron 599 21.23
Labour Margaret Jackson 548 19.42
Turnout

Hardhorn[edit]

Hardhorn (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graeme Cocker 787 36.28
Conservative Frank Turner 730 33.66
Labour Richard Barnes 336 15.49
Labour Eileen Pacey-Patrick 316 14.57
Turnout

Highcross[edit]

Highcross (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maurice Richardson 787 30.16
Conservative Daniel Penswick 752 28.82
Labour Alphonse Robert 553 21.20
Labour Eric Stafford 517 19.82
Turnout

Jubilee[edit]

Jubilee (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Heppenstall 530 26.33
Conservative John Hodgkinson 501 24.89
Labour Kathleen Condron 499 24.79
Labour Graham Robinson 483 23.99
Turnout

Mount[edit]

Mount (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Duffy 596 29.93
Labour Ruth Duffy 572 28.73
Conservative Mark Hamer 456 22.90
Conservative Carole Bonham 367 18.43
Turnout

Norcross[edit]

Norcross (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Twizell 503 26.46
Labour Peter Smith 477 25.09
Conservative John Shedwick 470 24.72
Conservative Leonard Jolley 451 23.72
Turnout

Park[edit]

Park (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stanley Leadbetter 673 38.04
Labour Geoffrey Horrocks 603 34.09
Conservative Kathleen Vincent 261 14.75
Conservative Catherine Rogerson 232 13.11
Turnout

Pharos[edit]

Pharos (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lorraine Beavers 946 26.20
Labour Clive Grunshaw 927 25.67
Labour Ronald Shewan 905 25.06
Conservative Margaret Grant 249 6.90
Conservative Graham Cooke 206 5.70
Conservative Michael Vincent 195 5.40
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Palmerton 183 5.07
Turnout

Pilling[edit]

Pilling (1 Councillor)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Donald Lawrenson 342 52.13
Liberal Democrat Neil Thompson 314 47.87
Majority 28 4.27
Turnout 656

Preesall[edit]

Preesall (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian McCann 1,012 22.28
Conservative Paul Moon 936 20.60
Conservative Vivien Taylor 935 20.58
Independent Thomas Hudson 750 16.51
Labour Nicholas Fogg 498 10.96
Labour Brian Stephenson 412 9.07
Turnout

Rossall[edit]

Rossall (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marlene Colby 953 22.71
Labour Vincent Riley 950 22.64
Labour Edwn Taylor 886 21.11
Conservative Harry King 486 11.58
Conservative Frances Thewlis 463 11.03
Conservative Kathleen Walker 459 10.94
Turnout

Staina[edit]

Staina (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Forsyth 941 18.97
Conservative Ralph Lawrenson 934 18.83
Conservative Ramesh Gandhi 931 18.77
Labour Thomas Rawlings 736 14.84
Labour David Oxley 712 14.35
Labour Richard Anyon 707 14.25
Turnout

Tithebarn[edit]

Tithebarn (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Bannister 781 35.40
Conservative Peter Hawley 752 34.09
Labour Alan Morgan 341 15.46
Labour Christopher Frost 332 15.05
Turnout

Victoria[edit]

Victoria (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Tebbs 839 20.30
Conservative Rita Amos 828 20.03
Conservative Alan Vincent 779 18.85
Labour Fred Greenhalgh 615 14.88
Labour Christopher Brooks 545 13.19
Labour Paul Meehan 527 12.75
Turnout

Warren[edit]

Warren (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Anderton 863 21.26
Labour Irene Robinson 821 20.22
Labour George Irish 777 19.14
Conservative Andrea Whitehouse 562 13.84
Conservative Roger Berry 546 13.45
Conservative William Proctor 491 12.09
Turnout

Wyresdale[edit]

Wyresdale (1 Councillor)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Collinson 369 53.17
Liberal Democrat Hazel Ronson 325 46.83
Majority 44 6.34
Turnout 694

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