2001 Wiltshire County Council election

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All 47 seats to Wiltshire County Council
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Con
LD
Lab
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election 22 seats, 43.4% 20 seats, 35.2% 4 seats, 18.3%
Seats won 28 14 3
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 6 Decrease 1
Popular vote 91,827 70,788 35,595
Percentage 43.7% 33.7% 16.9%
Swing Increase 0.3% Decrease 1.5% Decrease 1.4%

  Fourth party
 
Ind
Party Independent
Last election 1 seat, 1.6%
Seats won 2
Seat change Increase 1
Popular vote 4,712
Percentage 2.2%
Swing Increase 0.6%

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Wiltshire County Council were held on 7 June 2001. The whole council was up for election and the Conservatives held onto control.[1]

As with other county elections in England, these local elections in Wiltshire took place on the same day as the 2001 United Kingdom general election.

Results

Wiltshire Local Election Result 2001
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 59.57 43.67 91,827
  Liberal Democrats 14 29.79 33.67 70,788
  Labour 3 6.38 16.93 35,595
  Independent 2 4.26 2.24 4,712
  Green 0 0 3.49 7,344

Results by divisions

Aldbourne and Ramsbury

Aldbourne and Ramsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Paul Humphries 2,873
Liberal Democrats William Bernard Cavill 1,265
Labour Frank Jeffrey 738
Majority 1,608
Conservative hold Swing

Alderbury

Alderbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Raybould Moss 2,577
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Ian Adams 1,698
Labour Malcolm Anthony Simmons 541
Majority 879
Conservative hold Swing

Amesbury

Amesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Allan Godfrey Peach 2,386
Liberal Democrats June Smith 1,009
Labour Damian Joseph Luke McCabe 806
Green Peter Torquil George Matthews 206
Majority 1,377
Conservative hold Swing

Avon and Cannings

Avon and Cannings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Molland 2,284
Liberal Democrats John Francis Thomson 990
Labour Colin Robert Hopgood 978
Green Ronald Keith Bright 309
Majority 1,294
Conservative hold Swing

Bedwyn and Pewsey

Bedwyn and Pewsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lay 2,926
Liberal Democrats David John Walker 1,708
Labour Alistair Bisatt 902
Majority 1,218
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Bourne Valley

Bourne Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Christopher Wren 2,909
Liberal Democrats Joan Heaney 1,271
Labour Amanda Grace Pettefar 774
Green Barry James Stringer 231
Majority 1,638
Conservative hold Swing

Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm George Hewson 2,287
Conservative Bryan Earp 1,763
Labour James Tracey 846
Green John Pearce 370
Majority 524
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bremhill and Calne

Bremhill and Calne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Crisp 3,178
Liberal Democrats Sylvia Kathleen Doubell 2,170
Green Harry Lewis 644
Majority 1,218
Conservative hold Swing

Calne

Calne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nancy Suzanne Bryant 1,820
Liberal Democrats Joanna Heselwood 1,144
Labour John Peter Watkins 1,103
Green Derek Alan Quinn 317
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Chippenham Park

Chippenham Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Charles Bourne Coleman 2,211
Conservative Anthony Walter Smith 1,462
Labour Maurice George Wood 745
Green Maxine Burchell 222
Majority 436
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Chippenham Sheldon

Chippenham Sheldon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Elizabeth (Sandie) Webb 1,588
Conservative Ian Barry Bridges 1,167
Labour Maureen Frances Lloyd 1,262
Majority 326
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Chippenham Town

Chippenham Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Philip George Allnatt 2,111
Conservative John Richard Ireland 1,699
Labour Brian Odran Healy 718
Green Sheila Veitch 236
Majority 219
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Collingbourne

Collingbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Connolly 1,990
Labour Andrew Edwards 850
Liberal Democrats John David Bowen-Jones 608
Independent Anthony Hadland Still 346
Majority 1,140
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Corsham

Corsham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Roy Davis 1,754
Conservative Richard Leslie Tonge 1,502
Labour Lucy Katharine Bray 602
Majority 252
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cricklade and Purton

Cricklade and Purton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Edward Atfield 1,978
Conservative Anthony Charles Clements 1,880
Labour Frederick Albert Price 488
Majority 98
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Devizes

Devizes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Sheila Nancy Taylor 1,729
Conservative Charles Stuart Winchcombe 1,322
Liberal Democrats Katherine Jane Walling 669
Majority 407
Labour hold Swing

Devizes South and Bromham

Devizes South and Bromham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Rugg 2,576
Labour Angus Raymond Taylor 1,570
Liberal Democrats Lionel Harry Grundy 1,426
Majority 1,006
Conservative hold Swing

Downton

Downton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Paul Johnson 2,922
Liberal Democrats Robert William Steel 1,174
Labour Ann Oliver 646
Green Adam Christopher Gent 419
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Durrington

Durrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Lawrence Baker 1,540
Liberal Democrats Judith Mary Greville 1,494
Labour Tamsen Angela Jacobs 663
Majority 46
Conservative hold Swing

Holt

Holt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Terrence Peter (Terry) Chivers 2,396
Conservative Christopher March 2,038
Labour Gregory Coombes 724
Green Sonja Nicolson 305
Majority 358
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Kington

Kington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Antoinette Scott 3,470
Liberal Democrats Andrew Charles Gerard Noblet 2,122
Labour Susan Marian Ford 851
Majority 1,348
Conservative hold Swing

Lavington

Lavington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dennis James Willmott 2,492
Liberal Democrats James Richard Grenville Spencer 1,242
Labour William Mark Barnett 1,123
Majority 1,250
Conservative hold Swing

Malmesbury

Malmesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Percy Simon Stuart Thomson 2,347
Liberal Democrats Lesley Clare Stockman Bennett 2,192
Labour Daphne Joy Jones 737
Majority 155
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Marlborough

Marlborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Boulton 1,632
Conservative Leonard Henry Bulley 1,584
Labour Brian Andrew Lawrence McClintock 656
Majority 48
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Melksham

Melksham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Angela Betty Barker 1,177
Labour Margaret White 949
Conservative Jackie Spiers 645
Green Hilary Millichamp 123
Majority 228
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Melksham Without

Melksham Without
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Arthur Spiers 2,165
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Westbrook 1,774
Labour Geoffrey Mitcham 1,669
Green Laura Pictor 220
Majority 391
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Mere

Mere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Read 2,156
Liberal Democrats Mark Houghton-Brown 1,136
Labour Michael Foote 571
Majority 1,020
Conservative hold Swing

Minety

Minety
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole Alethea Soden 3,378
Liberal Democrats Ann Lorraine Davis 1,641
Labour Brian John Bayton 447
Majority 1,737
Conservative hold Swing

Pickwick with Box

Pickwick with Box
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Helen Seager 1,770
Liberal Democrats David Keith Poole 1,534
Labour Christopher John Lynch 1,034
Majority 236
Conservative hold Swing

Salisbury Bemerton

Salisbury Bemerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David John McCarthy 1,483
Conservative Frances Mary Patricia Howard 927
Liberal Democrats Colin Harry Duller 686
Majority 556
Labour hold Swing

Salisbury Harnham

Salisbury Harnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Anthony Beotric Snow 1,774
Liberal Democrats Brian Edward Dalton 1,417
Labour Rosalynne Weston 496
Green Sarah Margaret Green 157
Majority 357
Conservative hold Swing

Salisbury St Mark

Salisbury St Mark
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Frederick Chalke 2,111
Liberal Democrats Susan Margaret Thorpe 968
Labour Clive Robert Vincent 647
Green Albert John Hansford 193
Majority 1,143
Conservative hold Swing

Salisbury St Martin

Salisbury St Martin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul William Leslie Sample 2,386
Conservative Timothy John Stroud 1,237
Labour Simon John Howarth 572
Green Susan Isabel Wright 182
Majority 1,149
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Salisbury St Paul

Salisbury St Paul
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beryl Mary Jay 1,919
Conservative Terence John Lindley 967
Liberal Democrats John Patrick Abbott 700
Green Mark Pafford 136
Majority 952
Labour hold Swing

Southwick

Southwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Braid 1,043
Independent Tony Phillips 1,001
Labour Peter Ezra 620
Independent John Irving 562
Green Kevan James Cocoran 367
Majority 42
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Tisbury

Tisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Martin Willan 2,440
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Amanda Chettleburgh 1,298
Labour Paul Whiteside 589
Majority 1,142
Conservative hold Swing

Trowbridge East

Trowbridge East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Ivan Moore 1,440
Liberal Democrats Tom Raymond James 1,378
Labour Angela Womersley 1,044
Green Bob Gledhill 401
Majority 62
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Trowbridge South

Trowbridge South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Grace Hill 2,798
Conservative Andrew Powell 1,260
Green Nigel Pratt 532
Majority 1,538
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Trowbridge West

Trowbridge West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Bryan Osborn 1,651
Conservative Aubrey Harold Thomas Austin 856
Green David Entwistle 340
Majority 795
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Upper Wylye Valley

Upper Wylye Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Fleur de Rhé-Philipe 2,231
Liberal Democrats Richard John Crofts 1,057
Green Kathryn Toyne 313
Majority 1,174
Conservative hold Swing

Warminster East

Warminster East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothea Joan Main 1,699
Liberal Democrats Giacinto Giovanni (John) Barberio 1,196
Green Jonathan William Daniels 268
Majority 503
Conservative hold Swing

Warminster West

Warminster West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Syme 1,639
Conservative Martin Baker 1,307
Liberal Democrats Edward Raymond Beaty 1,013
Green David John Howell 217
Majority 332
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Westbury

Westbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Christopher Newbury 1,580
Conservative John Clegg 1,306
Liberal Democrats Horace John Prickett 1,086
Labour Michael Sutton 785
Green James Toyne 129
Majority 274
Independent hold Swing

Whorwellsdown Hundred

Whorwellsdown Hundred
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Trevor William Carbin 2,526
Conservative Joan Savage 2,202
Green Susan Nowell-Kelley 350
Majority 324
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Wilton and Wylye

Wilton and Wylye
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Clive West 2,214
Conservative Anthony Julian Brown-Hovelt 1,969
Labour Clare Miranda Moody 512
Green Hamish Douglas Soutar 157
Independent Timothy Ingle Abbott 146
Majority 245
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Wootton Bassett North

Wootton Bassett North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mollie Eileen May Groom 1,692
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Anne Stratton 1,214
Labour Valerie Irene Price 573
Majority 478
Conservative hold Swing

Wootton Bassett South

Wootton Bassett South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toby Russell Sturgis 2,545
Liberal Democrats Daphne Joyce Matthews 1,799
Labour Ellis Webb 971
Majority 746
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2001 and 2005

Salisbury St Paul

Salisbury St Paul By-Election 14 November 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Robert Vincent 534 36.8 -14.8
Conservative Terence John Lindley 288 19.8 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Ben Gerald Rawlence 272 18.7 -0.1
Independent Stephen Michael Dauwalder 252 17.4 +17.4
UKIP Derek William Sales 56 3.8 +3.8
Green Susan Isabel Wright 50 3.4 -0.3
Majority 246 17.0
Turnout 1,482 24.3
Labour hold Swing

Chippenham Sheldon

Chippenham Sheldon By-Election 26 February 2004[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Jonathan Fox 1,052 57.0 +17.5
Conservative Adrian Robin Nicholas Fry 488 26.4 -2.7
Labour Maureen Frances Lloyd 307 16.6 -14.8
Majority 564 30.6
Turnout 1,847 29.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Wiltshire County Council elections - Conservatives win overall control Archived 8 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine - news release dated Friday 8 June 2001 14:25 at wiltshire.gov.uk
  2. ^ "Salisbury St Paul By Election result". Wiltshire Council. 15 November 2002. Retrieved 2 September 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Chippenham Sheldon by-election result". Wiltshire Council. 27 February 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2009.[dead link]