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Portsmouth Council election, 2003

Elections to Portsmouth Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 26.6%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Portsmouth Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 7 3 0 +3 50.0 35.3 13,281 +5.6%
  Conservative 5 2 2 0 35.7 36.5 13,738 -1.1%
  Labour 2 0 3 -3 14.3 26.0 9,798 -5.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 360 +0.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 254 +0.4%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 193 +0.1%

Ward results

Baffins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Goble 1,638 50.1
Conservative Neil Pettigrew 1,055 32.2
Labour Simon Bramwell 434 13.3
Green Sarah Coote 145 4.4
Majority 583 17.9
Turnout 3,272 32.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Central Southsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Tomes 1,271 41.2
Labour Mark Button 1,118 36.2
Liberal Democrat Edward Couldwell 575 18.6
Socialist Alliance Timothy Evans 121 3.9
Majority 153 5.0
Turnout 3,085 28.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Charles Dickens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Steven Wylie 1,123 46.4
Labour John McIntyre 874 36.1
Conservative Andrew Pursglove 333 13.7
Independent Roland Woods 92 3.8
Majority 249 10.3
Turnout 2,422 23.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Copnor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Langford 1,118 47.5
Labour Barbara Sparrow 761 32.3
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Evans 477 20.2
Majority 357 15.2
Turnout 2,356 23.5
Conservative hold Swing
Cosham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Mason 1,048 40.6
Labour Stephen Reid 936 36.3
Liberal Democrat Alan Webb 596 23.1
Majority 108 4.3
Turnout 2,580 26.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Drayton and Farlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Sparshatt 1,848 51.5
Liberal Democrat Patrick Whittle 1,157 32.3
Labour Sonia Relf 582 16.2
Majority 691 19.2
Turnout 3,587 36.6
Conservative hold Swing
Eastney and Craneswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Frederick Charlton 1,410 48.6
Conservative Nicholas Lacey 1,070 36.9
Labour June Clarkson 419 14.5
Majority 340 11.7
Turnout 2,899 28.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Fratton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Scott 1,102 52.6
Labour Beverley Hancock 545 26.0
Conservative Peter Ross 450 21.5
Majority 557 26.6
Turnout 2,097 20.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hilsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alistair Thompson 1,281 45.1
Labour John Ferrett 1,126 39.6
Liberal Democrat Hugh Mason 435 15.3
Majority 155 5.5
Turnout 2,842 28.5
Conservative hold Swing
Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Vernon-Jackson 1,547 51.3
Conservative Gerald Shimbart 822 27.3
Labour Kenneth Ferrett 372 12.3
Independent Nigel Sizer 162 5.4
Green Andrea Smith 112 3.7
Majority 725 24.0
Turnout 3,015 31.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leo Madden 987 46.5
Conservative Selina Corkerton 717 33.8
Liberal Democrat James Bowden 417 19.7
Majority 270 12.7
Turnout 2,121 20.5
Labour hold Swing
Paulsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Horne 1,012 51.0
Conservative Luke Stubbs 659 33.2
Liberal Democrat Michael Price 211 10.6
Green Brian Bundy 103 5.2
Majority 353 17.8
Turnout 1,985 19.7
Labour hold Swing
St Jude
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Butler 1,106 45.3
Conservative Malcolm Chewter 1,033 42.3
Labour Matthew Gummerson 304 12.4
Majority 73 3.0
Turnout 2,443 25.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Leslie Stevens 1,487 50.9
Conservative Elaine Shimbart 1,033 35.4
Labour Alwin Oliver 328 11.2
Socialist Alliance Paul Thatcher 72 2.5
Majority 454 15.5
Turnout 2,920 28.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References

  • 2003 Portsmouth election result
  • Full results
  • Ward turnouts


Preceded by
Portsmouth Council election, 2002
Portsmouth local elections Succeeded by
Portsmouth Council election, 2004
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