The 2000 Southampton Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Southampton Unitary Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The results saw Labour lose their majority on the council for the first time in 13 years after both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats made gains.[3] The Conservatives gained the seats of Harefield, Shirley and St Lukes from Labour, with the winner in St Lukes, Stephen Day, becoming the youngest councillor at the age of 22.[4] Among the defeated Labour councillors was the former leader of the council, Richard Bates, in Shirley, while the then leader of the council June Bridle only held her seat in Sholing by 59 votes.[4] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats gained in Coxford and Woolston, the latter by 33 votes over Labour.[4] The overall turnout in the election was 25%, with the lowest being 17.2% in Bargate ward.[4]

Southampton Local Election Result 2000[2][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 6 2 0 +2 40.0 30.8 13,154 +1.6%
  Labour 5 0 5 -5 33.3 31.6 13,521 -8.6%
  Conservative 4 3 0 +3 26.7 31.9 13,632 +8.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 1,276 -1.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 1,037 +0.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 90 +0.2%
  Independent People's Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 36 +0.1%

Ward results

Bargate[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Arnold 1,109 52.2 +4.3
Conservative Michael Ball 477 22.4 +5.9
Independent Siobhan Ryan 267 12.6 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Roger Blades 237 11.1 +0.8
Independent People's Party Hugo Lamb-Hickman 36 1.7 +1.7
Majority 632 29.7 -1.7
Turnout 2,126 17.2 -1.8
Labour hold Swing
Bassett[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Abraham 2,228 45.0 -7.7
Liberal Democrats Terence Holden-Brown 1,578 31.9 +15.5
Labour Phillip Galvin 888 17.9 -13.0
Green Adam Boardman 168 3.4 +3.4
UKIP Kim Rose 90 1.8 +1.8
Majority 650 13.1 -8.6
Turnout 4,952 42.0 +18.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bitterne[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Kelly 1,026 43.1 -10.7
Conservative Matthew Dean 1,007 42.3 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Norman Kingswell 348 14.6 -0.5
Majority 19 0.8 -21.9
Turnout 2,381 26.2 -0.9
Labour hold Swing
Bitterne Park[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sharon Mintoff 1,398 45.2 -5.3
Independent Peter Baillie 833 26.9 -1.1
Conservative Christopher Murphy 451 14.6 +6.6
Labour Derek Parsons 410 13.3 -0.2
Majority 565 18.3 -4.2
Turnout 3,092 26.9 -4.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Coxford[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Harry Mitchell 1,640 55.6 +9.7
Labour Ceren Davis 878 29.8 -14.4
Conservative Eva Jeffery 429 14.6 +4.7
Majority 762 25.9 +24.1
Turnout 2,947 25.6 -3.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Freemantle[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Barnes-Andrews 1,046 42.5 -9.1
Conservative Jeremy Moulton 834 33.9 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Tom Lawrence 329 13.4 -0.1
Green John Spottiswoode 254 10.3 +2.8
Majority 212 8.6 -15.6
Turnout 2,463 19.9 -4.2
Labour hold Swing
Harefield[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Royston Smith 1,630 57.5 +14.2
Labour Ian Blackburn 841 29.7 -13.8
Liberal Democrats Robert Naish 276 9.7 -1.0
Green Andrew Shaw 88 3.1 +0.6
Majority 789 27.8
Turnout 2,835 28.5 -2.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Millbrook[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Wakeford 1,541 61.7 +7.6
Labour Eileen Sharp 536 21.5 -10.4
Conservative Terry Withington 419 16.8 +2.8
Majority 1,005 40.3 +18.1
Turnout 2,496 25.4 -1.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Peartree[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gerry Drake 1,506 54.4 +7.8
Conservative Brian Lankford 718 25.9 +16.1
Labour John Truscott 545 19.7 -14.7
Majority 788 28.5 +16.3
Turnout 2,769 26.1 -5.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Portswood[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Calvin Horner 1,333 45.4 -10.4
Conservative Edward Daunt 622 21.2 +7.1
Labour Jayne Laysan 617 21.0 -2.5
Green Ben Synnock 190 6.5 -0.1
Independent Anthony Summers 176 6.0 +6.0
Majority 711 24.2 -8.2
Turnout 2,938 27.0 -1.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Redbridge[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine McEwing 1,027 50.0 -13.7
Conservative Julian Isaacson 618 30.1 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Edward Blake 408 19.9 +2.5
Majority 409 19.9 -24.9
Turnout 2,053 23.2 +1.4
Labour hold Swing
Shirley[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paulette Holt 1,434 43.4 +5.8
Labour Richard Bates 1,232 37.3 -7.0
Liberal Democrats Barbara Cummins 482 14.6 +1.1
Green Peter Davis 155 4.7 +0.2
Majority 202 6.1
Turnout 3,303 33.8 +1.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sholing[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Bridle 1,193 42.5 -15.5
Conservative Philip Lankford 1,134 40.4 +11.8
Liberal Democrats Maureen Kirkwood 481 17.1 +3.7
Majority 59 2.1 -27.3
Turnout 2,808 23.8 -2.5
Labour hold Swing
St. Lukes[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Day 1,141 41.8 +8.8
Labour Parvin Damani 1,008 36.9 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Nigel Impey 399 14.6 -5.2
Green David Cromwell[7] 182 6.7 -1.2
Majority 133 4.9 +1.6
Turnout 2,730 24.0 -0.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Woolston[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Simpson 1,198 42.0 +4.2
Labour Carol Cunio 1,165 40.8 -7.6
Conservative Marlene Unwin 490 17.2 +3.4
Majority 33 1.2
Turnout 2,853 24.9 +0.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Southampton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Election results: local councils". The Times. 6 May 2000. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Gidley glory". Southern Daily Echo. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d "Labour loses city majority". Southern Daily Echo. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Election: City Council Elections May 2000 – 4th May 2000". Southampton City Council. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Local council elections – Southampton". Southampton Daily Echo. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  7. ^ David Cromwell Why Are We the Good Guys?" Alresford, Hants: Zero Books, 2012, p.29
Preceded by
1999 Southampton Council election
Southampton local elections Succeeded by
2002 Southampton Council election