2000 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout27.1% (Decrease0.7%)[1]
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Cllr Steve Foulkes.jpg
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Leader John Hale Steve Foulkes Phil Gilchrist
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Hoylake Claughton Eastham
Last election 5 seats,
34.8%
13 seats,
38.4%
4 seats,
23.9%
Seats before 17 39 10
Seats won 9 8 5
Seats after 20 34 12
Seat change Increase3 Decrease5 Increase2
Popular vote 27,238 20,542 17,271
Percentage 40.7% 30.7% 25.8%
Swing Increase5.9% Decrease7.7% Increase1.9%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 2000.svg
Map of results of 2000 election

Leader of the Council before election

Dave Jackson
Labour

Leader of the Council after election

Steve Foulkes
Labour

The 2000 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[2] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats ±
Labour 34 Decrease5
Conservative 20 Increase3
Liberal Democrats 12 Increase2

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1999.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 2000
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative 22 5 4 1 Increase3 40.9 40.7 27,238 Increase5.9
  Labour 22 8 0 5 Decrease5 36.4 30.7 20,542 Decrease7.7
  Liberal Democrats 22 5 2 0 Increase2 22.7 25.8 17,271 Increase1.9
  Green 19 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.8 1,846 Increase0.1

[1][2]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Hall 1,712 45.7 Increase6.5
Labour Keith Williams 1,550 41.4 Decrease6.4
Liberal Democrats Nigel Dyer 374 10.0 Decrease0.4
Green Ann Jones 108 2.9 Increase0.3
Majority 162 4.3 N/A
Registered electors 10,923
Turnout 34.3 Decrease1.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase6.5

[2][4]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Crabtree 788 73.3 Decrease8.2
Conservative Yvonne Sanne 142 13.2 Increase5.0
Liberal Democrats John Tomlinson 113 10.5 Increase3.1
Green Pamela Holstein 32 3.0 Steady
Majority 646 60.1 Decrease13.2
Registered electors 7,790
Turnout 13.8 Decrease2.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease6.6

[2][5]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Stapleton 1,107 71.3 Decrease2.8
Conservative Barbara Poole 184 11.8 Increase4.3
Liberal Democrats Mary Williams 171 11.0 Increase1.5
Green Stuart Harvey 91 5.9 Increase2.4
Majority 923 59.4 Decrease5.2
Registered electors 10,099
Turnout 15.4 Decrease2.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.6

[2][6]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Moon 1,390 46.0 Increase25.0
Labour Robert Buckingham 1,080 35.7 Decrease19.1
Conservative Ian Mackenzie 475 15.7 Decrease4.9
Green Patricia Farmer 78 2.6 Decrease1.0
Majority 310 10.3 N/A
Registered electors 10,852
Turnout 27.9 Increase2.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase22.1

[2][7]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Moore 2,126 41.8 Increase8.9
Liberal Democrats Alan Taylor 1,880 37.0 Decrease1.1
Labour Audrey Moore 974 19.2 Decrease7.6
Green Michael Harper 106 2.1 Decrease0.1
Majority 246 4.8 N/A
Registered electors 14,044
Turnout 36.2 Decrease1.7
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.0

[2]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Davies 1,324 53.9 Decrease0.2
Conservative Patricia Jones 627 25.5 Increase5.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen Blaycock 406 16.5 Decrease3.8
Green Elisabeth Heydon 99 4.0 Decrease1.9
Majority 697 28.4 Decrease5.4
Registered electors 11,050
Turnout 22.3 Decrease1.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.7

[2][8]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Phillip Gilchrist 2,469 67.9 Increase3.9
Conservative Barbara Green 582 16.0 Increase4.1
Labour Colin Kirwan 542 14.9 Decrease7.5
Green Brian Gibbs 41 1.1 Decrease0.7
Majority 1,887 51.9 Increase10.3
Registered electors 11,264
Turnout 32.3 Increase0.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase5.2

[2][9]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Dow 1,063 55.0 Decrease10.1
Conservative Cyrus Ferguson 455 23.6 Increase7.0
Liberal Democrats Philip Lloyd 283 14.6 Increase4.0
Green Catherine Page 131 6.8 Decrease1.0
Majority 608 31.5 Decrease16.9
Registered electors 10,643
Turnout 18.2 Decrease3.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease8.6

[2]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Rowlands 2,985 71.8 Increase3.9
Labour Albert McCabe 576 13.9 Decrease3.5
Liberal Democrats Edward Norton 467 11.2 Decrease0.7
Green Garnette Bowler 128 3.1 Increase0.3
Majority 2,409 58.0 Increase7.4
Registered electors 13,478
Turnout 30.9 Decrease1.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.7

[2][10]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilary Jones 2,680 68.4 Increase1.2
Labour Alan Milne 570 14.5 Decrease4.1
Liberal Democrats Alan Richards 470 12.0 Increase1.4
Green Allen Burton 199 5.1 Increase1.5
Majority 2,110 53.8 Increase5.2
Registered electors 12,605
Turnout 31.1 Decrease2.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.7

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Abbey 936 56.6 Decrease14.8
Conservative Simon Mountney 436 26.4 Increase10.7
Liberal Democrats Raymond Hayden 281 17.0 Increase4.2
Majority 500 30.2 Decrease25.5
Registered electors 9,390
Turnout 17.6 Decrease2.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease12.8

[2][11][12]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Robinson 1,185 45.8 Increase18.0
Labour Denis Knowles 1,005 38.8 Decrease17.3
Liberal Democrats Richard Ellett 297 11.5 Decrease4.7
Green Matthew Adams 101 3.9 New
Majority 180 7.0 N/A
Registered electors 11,135
Turnout 23.3 Increase1.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase17.7

[2][13]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Blakeley 1,613 55.9 Increase11.1
Labour Ann McLachlan 1,023 35.4 Decrease11.0
Liberal Democrats Susanne Uriel 251 8.7 Decrease0.1
Majority 590 20.4 N/A
Registered electors 9,947
Turnout 29.1 Increase1.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase11.1

[2][14][15]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Pritchard 1,503 51.4 Increase8.8
Labour John Salter 1,049 35.9 Decrease8.8
Liberal Democrats John Codling 264 9.0 Decrease0.3
Green George Bowler 108 3.7 Increase0.3
Majority 454 15.5 N/A
Registered electors 11,579
Turnout 25.3 Decrease1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase8.8

[2][16][17]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Freda Anderson 1,683 56.8 Decrease9.2
Conservative Leonard Moore 620 20.9 Increase9.0
Labour John Mitchell 540 18.2 Decrease0.8
Green Pamela Mitchell 122 4.1 Increase1.0
Majority 1,063 35.9 Decrease11.1
Registered electors 11,544
Turnout 25.7 Decrease2.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease5.6

[2]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Bridson 1,924 55.5 Increase1.2
Conservative Ian McKellar 843 24.3 Increase4.6
Labour June Williams 633 18.3 Decrease5.8
Green John Wilson 68 2.0 Steady
Majority 1,081 31.2 Increase1.0
Registered electors 11,659
Turnout 29.8 Decrease3.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase0.5

[2][18]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 2,507 48.1 Increase7.9
Conservative Derek Robinson 2,203 42.3 Increase1.6
Labour William Ward 420 8.1 Decrease9.1
Green Barbara Burton 77 1.5 Decrease0.4
Majority 304 5.8 N/A
Registered electors 12,914
Turnout 40.3 Increase3.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase3.2

[2][19]

Seacombe

Incumbent councillor for Bromborough and leader of the council Dave Jackson died in April 2000, days before he was due to stand, causing the election to be delayed.[20]

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denis Knowles 1,454 55.4 Decrease8.2
Liberal Democrats James Robinson 814 31.0 Increase5.0
Conservative Patricia Jones 331 12.6 Increase2.2
Green Perle Sheldricks 26 1.0 New
Majority 640 24.4 Decrease13.2
Registered electors 10,728
Turnout 24.7 Increase5.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease6.6

[2][13]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Elderton 2,508 64.0 Increase5.3
Labour David Kean 856 21.9 Decrease6.5
Liberal Democrats Charles Wall 408 10.4 Increase0.2
Green Percy Hogg 145 3.7 Increase1.0
Majority 1,652 42.2 Increase11.9
Registered electors 12,605
Turnout 31.1 Decrease0.8
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.9

[2][21]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Moira McLaughlin 893 68.5 Decrease7.2
Conservative Susan Bebell 204 15.6 Increase7.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Teggin 127 9.7 Decrease0.4
Green Angela Upton 80 6.1 Increase0.1
Majority 689 52.8 Decrease12.8
Registered electors 9,036
Turnout 14.5 Decrease2.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease6.4

[2][22]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Brown 1,461 49.9 Decrease5.3
Conservative Marcus Darby 1,050 35.9 Increase6.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher Beazer 309 10.6 Decrease2.0
Green Joyce Hogg 106 3.6 Increase0.6
Majority 411 14.0 Decrease12.0
Registered electors 12,336
Turnout 23.7 Decrease1.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease6.0

[2]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kate Wood 2,774 72.0 Increase7.3
Labour Margaret Allen 698 18.1 Decrease5.2
Liberal Democrats John Uriel 383 9.9 Increase0.7
Majority 2,076 53.9 Increase12.5
Registered electors 12,011
Turnout 32.2 Decrease1.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase6.3

[2][23]

Changes between 2000 and 2002

Date Ward Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
December 2001 Egerton Colin Dow Labour Independent Whip removed.[24]
February 2002 Bebington Kath Shaughnessy Labour Independent Resigned.[24]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References

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  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
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  10. ^ "Councillor Les Rowlands". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
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  15. ^ "Councillor Ann McLachlan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  16. ^ "Councillor Tony Pritchard". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  17. ^ "Councillor John Salter". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  18. ^ "Councillor Ann Bridson". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  19. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Labour hangs on to a tiny majority". Wirral Globe. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
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  22. ^ "Councillor Moira McLaughlin". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
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