2000 Harlow District Council election
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14 of the 42 seats to Harlow District Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 34 8 8
Seats won 5 5 5
Seats after 26 8 8
Seat change Decrease8 Increase4 Increase4
Popular vote 6,380 6,342 4,619
Percentage 36.2% 36.0% 26.2%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2000 Harlow District Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2000 Harlow District Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats gained 4 seats from Labour, reducing Labour to only holding 5 seats at the election, although they retained a majority on the council.[3] Among the Labour councillors to be defeated was the chairman of the council John McCree in Brays Grove ward.[3] Overall turnout at the election was 30.86%,[4] up from 29.85% at the 1999 election.[5]

Harlow local election result 2000[2][4][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 5 0 8 Decrease8 33.3 36.2 6,380 Decrease11.2
  Conservative 5 4 0 Increase4 33.3 36.0 6,342 Increase3.9
  Liberal Democrats 5 4 0 Increase4 33.3 26.2 4,619 Increase7.3
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 176 Increase1.0
  People not Politics 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 85 Increase0.5

Ward results

Brays Grove

Location of Brays Grove ward
Location of Brays Grove ward
Brays Grove[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Millington 579 52.8 +38.8
Labour John McCree 374 34.1 -25.7
Conservative Joshua Jolles 144 13.1 -13.1
Majority 205 18.7
Turnout 1,097
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Great Parndon

Location of Great Parndon ward
Location of Great Parndon ward
Great Parndon[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Johnson 583 48.3 -0.2
Labour Mark Wilkinson 469 38.8 -4.6
People not Politics Mick Granger 85 7.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrats Nick Spenceley 71 5.9 -2.2
Majority 114 9.4 +4.3
Turnout 1,208
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Hare Street and Little Parndon

Location of Hare Street and Little Parndon ward
Location of Hare Street and Little Parndon ward
Hare Street and Little Parndon[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Abel 325 51.1 -14.8
Conservative Andrew Shannon 190 29.9 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Jane Steer 121 19.0 +2.7
Majority 135 21.2 -26.9
Turnout 636
Labour hold Swing

Kingsmoor

Location of Kingsmoor ward
Location of Kingsmoor ward
Kingsmoor[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Gough 609 57.8 +12.3
Labour Suzanne Ennifer 334 31.7 -9.8
Liberal Democrats Harry Ackland-Snow 110 10.4 -0.3
Majority 275 26.1 +22.1
Turnout 1,053
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Latton Bush

Location of Latton Bush ward
Location of Latton Bush ward
Latton Bush[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Greg Peck 416 43.4 -14.0
Conservative Vivien Ross 383 39.9 +14.8
Liberal Democrats Julian Edwards 160 16.7 -0.8
Majority 33 3.4 -28.9
Turnout 959
Labour hold Swing

Little Parndon

Location of Little Parndon ward
Location of Little Parndon ward
Little Parndon[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pennick Daphne 491 55.0 -9.3
Conservative Darren Barden 227 25.4 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Anthony Davis 174 19.5 +4.2
Majority 264 29.6 -14.3
Turnout 892
Labour hold Swing

Mark Hall South

Location of Mark Hall South ward
Location of Mark Hall South ward
Mark Hall South[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Robins 694 51.5 +2.0
Labour Kevin Brooks 500 37.1 -6.3
Conservative David Croager 154 11.4 +4.3
Majority 194 14.4 +8.2
Turnout 1,348
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Netteswell East

Location of Netteswell East ward
Location of Netteswell East ward
Netteswell East[6][5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Thurston 641 60.2 +46.5
Labour Eschle Rob 351 33.0 -32.0
Conservative Pamela Norton 72 6.8 -14.4
Majority 290 27.3
Turnout 1,064 39.6 +13.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Netteswell West

Location of Netteswell West ward
Location of Netteswell West ward
Netteswell West[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Jackson 462 51.9 +33.4
Labour Jean Clark 354 39.7 -26.7
Conservative Matthew Warren 75 8.4 -6.7
Majority 108 12.1
Turnout 891
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Old Harlow

Location of Old Harlow ward
Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Garnet 819 46.1 +4.6
Labour Ian Turner 617 34.7 -12.5
UKIP Tony Bennett 176 9.9 +9.9
Liberal Democrats Gareth Higgins 166 9.3 -2.0
Majority 202 11.4
Turnout 1,778
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Passmores

Locations of Passmores ward
Locations of Passmores ward
Passmores[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Sullivan 510 46.6 -1.0
Conservative Clare Thomas 451 41.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Paul Lawton 134 12.2 -1.3
Majority 59 5.4 -3.3
Turnout 1,095
Labour hold Swing

Potter Street (2 seats)

Location of Potter Street ward
Location of Potter Street ward
Potter Street (2 seats)[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Simon Carter 1,175
Conservative George Reynolds 1,137
Labour Sue Burgess 552
Labour Maggie Hulcoop 512
Liberal Democrats Michael Atkinson 270
Liberal Democrats Stan Curran 219
Turnout 3,865
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Labour

Stewards

Location of Stewards ward
Location of Stewards ward
Stewards[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sue Lawton 614 72.2 +1.4
Conservative Guy Mitchinson 118 13.9 +6.3
Labour Sandra Rootsey 118 13.9 -7.7
Majority 496 58.4 +9.3
Turnout 850
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Tye Green

Location of Tye Green ward
Location of Tye Green ward
Tye Green[6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Kent 457 52.8 -15.2
Conservative Charles Ross 205 23.7 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Emma Smith 204 23.6 +8.8
Majority 252 29.1 -21.6
Turnout 866
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2000 and 2002

Little Parndon by-election 7 June 2001[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,185 54.9 -0.1
Conservative 558 25.9 +0.5
Liberal Democrats 415 19.2 -0.3
Majority 627 29.1 -0.5
Turnout 2,158
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Election results: local councils - Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 6 May 2000. p. 10.
  3. ^ a b "Labour's election shock". Greater London, Kent, and Surrey Counties Publications. NewsBank. 9 May 2000.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Election of councillors May 2000 - results". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 25 September 2000. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Results". Greater London, Kent, and Surrey Counties Publications. NewsBank. 5 May 2000.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Election of councillors May 2000 - results". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 20 April 2001. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results - June 2001". Local Authority Byelection Results. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2014.