City of York Council election, 2003

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City of York Council Election, 2003

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All 47 seats to City of York Council
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Steve Galloway Dave Merrett Andy D'Agorne
Party Liberal Democrat Labour Green
Leader since 1999 2002 N/A
Leader's seat Westfield Micklegate Fishergate
Last election 22 27 0
Seats before 24 25 0
Seats won 29 15 2
Seat change Increase7 Decrease12 Increase2
Popular vote 19,116 13,361 5,192
Percentage 42.5% 22.6% 8.8%

Leader of the Council before election

Dave Merrett
Labour

Leader of the Council after election

Steve Galloway
Liberal Democrat

Elections to City of York Council were held in 2003. The whole council was up for election. Boundary changes had reduced the number of seats from 53 to 47.

The election saw York's Labour Party lose control of the council covering central York for the first time since 1984. The Liberal Democrats won control of the council covering central York for the first time since the Liberal Party had last run the York Corporation in 1899.

The Council was made up of 29 Liberal Democrats, 15 Labour, two Green and one independent.[1]

Election result[edit]

York local election result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 29 7 0 +7 61.7 42.5 25,142
  Labour 15 0 12 -12 31.9 22.6 13,361
  Conservative 0 0 3 -3 0 18.0 10,643
  Green 2 2 0 +2 4.3 8.8 5,192
  Independent 1 0 0 0

Ward results[edit]

Acomb Ward[edit]

Acomb (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tracey Simpson-Laing 1,051 26.3
Labour David Horton 1,038 26.0
Liberal Democrat Robert Anderson 773 19.3
Liberal Democrat Julie Hook 630 15.8
Conservative Valmai Galvin 398 10.0
Monster Raving Loony Graham Cambridge 107 2.7
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Bishopthorpe Ward[edit]

Bishopthorpe[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat David Livesley 989 58.5
Conservative Susan Williams 499 29.5
Labour Winifred Atkinson 202 12.0
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Clifton Ward[edit]

Clifton (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Alan Jones 1,065 14.4
Labour Ken King 977 13.2
Labour David Scott 825 11.1
Liberal Democrat Joanna Macdonald 807 10.9
Liberal Democrat Simon Tarry 804 10.9
Liberal Democrat Samantha Waudby 724 9.8
Independent John Cook 625 8.4
Independent Leslie Marsh 612 8.3
Independent Stephen Prophet 546 7.4
Green William Shaw 421 5.7
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Derwent Ward[edit]

Derwent[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Janet Greenwood 808 56.6
Conservative Jenny Brooks 491 34.4
Labour Lesley Della Gana 128 9.0
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward[edit]

Dringhouses and Woodthorpe (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Ann Reid 2,052 19.5
Liberal Democrat Susan Sunderland 1,863 17.7
Liberal Democrat Thomas Holvey 1,704 16.2
Labour Bernard Bell 1,009 9.6
Labour Richard Cregan 829 7.9
Conservative Monica Garrity 813 7.7
Labour Gerard Hodgson 794 7.5
Conservative Alan Deanes 755 7.2
Conservative John Naylor 703 6.7
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Fishergate Ward[edit]

Fishergate (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Andy D'Agorne 1,093 25.6
Green Mark Hill 1,028 24.1
Labour John Boardman 555 13.0
Conservative Robin Dickson 533 12.5
Labour Roger Farrington 472 11.1
Liberal Democrat Karen Dunk 321 7.5
Liberal Democrat Derek Waudby 265 6.2
Turnout
Green win (new seat)
Green win (new seat)

Fulford Ward[edit]

Fulford[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Keith Aspden 491 48.4
Labour Alan Smith 285 28.1
Conservative Walter Davy 162 16.0
Green Helen Kenwright 76 7.5
Turnout 1014
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Guildhall Ward[edit]

Guildhall (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Janet Looker 664 22.7
Labour Brian Watson 564 19.3
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Blitz 532 18.2
Liberal Democrat Philip Thomas 414 14.1
Conservative Nicholas Toms 319 10.9
Green Gillian Cossham 199 6.8
Green Denise Craghill 156 5.3
Socialist Alliance Mark Russell 78 2.7
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Haxby and Wigginton Ward[edit]

Haxby and Wigginton (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Chas Hall 2,887 26.1
Liberal Democrat Chris Hogg 2,728 24.7
Liberal Democrat Richard Watson 2,528 22.9
Conservative Robert Phillips 724 6.6
Conservative Gareth Dadd 627 5.7
Green Alan Robertshaw 453 4.1
Labour Doris Bell 387 3.5
Labour Stephen Burton 383 3.5
Labour David Wilson 327 3.0
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Heslington Ward[edit]

Heslington[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Ceredig Jamieson-Ball 381 54.1
Labour Martin Brumby 155 22.0
Conservative Richard Robeson 86 12.2
Green Candida Spillard 82 11.6
Turnout 704
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Heworth Ward[edit]

Heworth (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Vivienne Kind 1,483 18.8
Labour Paul Blanchard 1,381 17.5
Labour Ruth Potter 1,300 16.3
Liberal Democrat Nigel Ayre 1,020 13.0
Liberal Democrat Matthew Reid 924 11.7
Liberal Democrat Ian Packington 777 9.9
Conservative Patricia Kay 613 7.8
Green David Layfield 377 4.8
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Heworth Without Ward[edit]

Heworth Without[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Martin Lancelott 708 49.9
Conservative William Bennett 470 33.1
Labour David Thompson 240 16.9
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Holgate Ward[edit]

Holgate (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Martin Bartlett 1,626 17.8
Liberal Democrat Bill Fairclough 1,604 17.5
Liberal Democrat Gilbert Nimmo 1,392 15.2
Labour Elizabeth Edge 1,357 14.8
Labour Peter Finlay 1,239 13.5
Labour Annie Thompson 1,074 11.7
Conservative Nicholas Major 441 4.8
Green Mark Nicholson 424 4.6
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Hull Road Ward[edit]

Hull Road (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Derek Smallwood 680 21.3
Labour David Wilde 678 21.2
Independent Gordon Campbell-Thomas 435 13.6
Conservative Duncan Flynn 390 12.2
Liberal Democrat Kevin Dunk 360 11.3
Liberal Democrat Susan Willer 343 10.7
Green John Cossham 313 9.8
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Huntington and New Earswick Ward[edit]

Huntington and New Earswick (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Keith Orrell 2,236 25.5
Liberal Democrat Keith Hyman 2,186 24.9
Liberal Democrat Carol Runciman 1,969 22.4
Conservative Paul Tumman 755 8.6
Green Clive Woolley 608 6.9
Labour James Alexander 531 6.1
Labour Geoffrey Beacon 490 5.6
Turnout 2802
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Micklegate Ward[edit]

Micklegate (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sandy Fraser 1,268 15.4
Labour Dave Merrett 1,260 15.3
Labour David Evans 1,198 14.5
Green Andy Chase 734 8.9
Liberal Democrat Simon Blackburn 654 7.9
Green Anthony Martin 599 7.3
Liberal Democrat Gillian Thompson 599 7.3
Liberal Democrat Ian Bunting 595 7.2
Green David King 579 7.0
Conservative Christopher Megone 565 6.9
Socialist Alliance Robert Looker 193 2.3
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Osbaldwick Ward[edit]

Osbaldwick[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Morley 514 50.3
Independent Gerald Grisdale 391 38.3
Labour Andrew Garbutt 117 11.4
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Rural West York Ward[edit]

Rural West York (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Janet Hopton 2,100 19.0
Liberal Democrat Quentin Macdonald 1,685 15.3
Liberal Democrat Glen Bradley 1,405 12.7
Conservative Adam Sinclair 1,336 12.1
Liberal Democrat Carole Green 1,316 11.9
Conservative Ian Gillies 1,212 11.0
Conservative George Thomson-Smith 1,016 9.2
Labour Annette Brumby 527 4.8
Labour Iain Simpson-Laing 440 4.0
Turnout
Independent win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Skelton, Rawcliffe and Clifton Without Ward[edit]

Skelton, Rawcliffe and Clifton Without (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Irene Waudby 1,912 20.8
Liberal Democrat Mark Waudby 1,630 17.8
Liberal Democrat Richard Moore 1,534 16.7
Independent Victor Paylor 853 9.3
Labour Anthony Ireland 645 7.0
Conservative Peter Gibson 589 6.4
Conservative Andrew Kay 562 6.1
Labour Matthew Page 536 5.8
Labour Maureen Smith 518 5.6
Green Andrew Dearden 403 4.4
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Strensall Ward[edit]

Strensall (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Madeleine Kirk 1,113 29.6
Liberal Democrat Ian Cuthbertson 996 26.5
Conservative Jonathan Moore 686 18.2
Conservative William Hanbury 599 15.9
Labour Robert Guthrie 199 5.3
Labour Karl Smith 167 4.4
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Westfield Ward[edit]

Westfield (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Steve Galloway 2,291 26.3
Liberal Democrat Andrew Waller 2,154 24.7
Liberal Democrat Sue Galloway 2,013 23.1
Labour Paul Baptie 697 8.0
Labour Thomas Gibson 641 7.3
Labour James Tipton 613 7.9
Conservative Ken Beavan 314 3.6
Turnout
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Wheldrake Ward[edit]

Wheldrake[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrat Christian Vassie 982 62.7
Conservative John Galvin 459 29.3
Labour Edward Gouge 124 7.9
Turnout 1565
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

References[edit]

[2]

  1. ^ Edwards, Richard (2 May 2003). "Landslide". North Yorkshire County Publications (England) – via (online NewsBank. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Election results May 2003".