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Ellesmere Port and Neston Council election, 2003

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Ellesmere Port and Neston Council election, 2003

Elections to Ellesmere Port and Neston Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Ellesmere Port and Neston Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 -2 80.0 54.5 7,467 +5.5%
  Conservative 3 +2 20.0 31.7 4,346 -9.3%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 12.7 1,744 +2.6%
style="background-color: ; width: 3px;" |   UKIP 0 0 0 1.1 149 +1.1%

Ward results

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Davies 380 77.6
Conservative Anne Hughes 110 22.4
Majority 270 55.2
Turnout 490
Grange (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Sherlock 535
Labour Barbara Shephard 530
Conservative Susan Thomas 150
Turnout 1,215
Groves
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Anderson 388 51.4
Labour Graham Stothard 278 36.8
Liberal Democrat Andrew Neal 89 11.8
Majority 110 14.6
Turnout 755
Ledsham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Starkey 647 45.5 +0.5
Labour George Foster 521 36.6 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Graham Handley 178 12.5 -0.6
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Geoffrey Gregory 76 5.3 +5.3
Majority 126 8.9 +5.8
Turnout 1,422
Little Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reginald Chrimes 630 56.5
Conservative Kay Loch 300 26.9
Liberal Democrat John Falconer 185 16.6
Majority 330 29.6
Turnout 1,115
Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Davies 501 56.4 -5.5
Conservative Peter Kevan 241 27.1 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Michael Shipman 146 16.4 +7.3
Majority 260 29.3 -3.6
Turnout 888
Parkgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Dowdings 834 67.4 -3.7
Labour David Rudd 331 26.7 -2.2
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Henry Crocker 73 5.9 +5.9
Majority 503 40.7 -1.5
Turnout 1,238
Rivacre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Claydon 328 58.2
Conservative Terence Harvey 127 22.5
Liberal Democrat Mary Handley 109 19.3
Majority 201 35.7
Turnout 564
Rossmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivor Jones 702 58.2 +2.7
Conservative Geoffrey Thomas 282 23.4 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Michael English 222 18.4 -0.9
Majority 420 34.8 +4.6
Turnout 1,206
Stanlow and Wolverham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Griffiths 429 54.6 -26.8
Liberal Democrat Joan Brown 262 33.3 +33.3
Conservative Henry Humpage 95 12.1 -6.7
Majority 167 11.3 -51.5
Turnout 786
Strawberry Fields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Hill 375 44.1 -3.7
Conservative Karl Hardwick 289 34.0 -2.9
Liberal Democrat Hilary Chrusciezl 186 21.9 +6.6
Majority 86 10.1 -0.8
Turnout 850
Sutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Jones 580 54.3 -2.4
Conservative John Gordon 313 29.3 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Joanna Pemberton 175 16.4 +2.4
Majority 267 25.0 -2.4
Turnout 1,068
Westminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Venables 676 89.7 +8.8
Conservative Thomas Hughes 78 10.3 -8.8
Majority 598 79.4 +17.6
Turnout 754
Whitby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Walsh 671 49.5 -2.7
Conservative Janice Farquharson 492 36.3 -11.5
Liberal Democrat Sally Martin 192 14.2 +14.2
Majority 279 13.2 +8.8
Turnout 1,355

References

  • 2003 Ellesmere Port and Neston election result
  • Ward results


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