Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party lost overall control of the council to no overall control. The total turnout of the election was 32.16% (47,091 voters of an electorate of 146,407). The winning candidate in each ward is highlighted in bold.[1][2][3][4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Ward results

Brighouse ward

Brighouse ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edith Ann Martin 913 35.80
Conservative Michael Raine 899 35.25
Independent Rodney Allen 738 28.94
Majority 14
Turnout 2,550 33.07
Labour hold Swing

Calder Valley ward

Calder Valley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julie Dower 1,269 38.51
Labour Michael Peter Towl 986 29.92
Conservative Helen Jane Granton 583 17.69
Green Jamie Johnson 457 13.86
Majority 283
Turnout 3,295 36.15
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Elland ward

Elland ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Edgar Joseph Waller 1,402 60.22
Labour Stephen Wood 557 23.92
Conservative Howard Geofferey Seed 369 15.85
Majority 845
Turnout 2,328 29.11
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Greetland and Stainland ward

Greetland and Stainland ward [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Julyan Lancelot Napier Phillips 2,129 64.53
Conservative Paul Graham Rogan 736 22.30
Labour Nigel Patrick Ambler 434 13.15
Majority 1,393
Turnout 3,299 34.57
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Foran 1,579 60.91
Labour Paul Womersley 693 26.73
Liberal Democrats Elisabeth Mary Wilson 320 12.34
Majority 886
Turnout 2,592 32.58
Conservative hold Swing

Illingworth ward

Illingworth ward [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Joseph McElroy 945 52.88
Conservative Michael John Clarke 613 34.30
Liberal Democrats David Robinson 229 12.81
Majority 332
Turnout 1,787 26.14
Labour hold Swing

Luddendenfoot ward

Luddendenfoot ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Frances Leech Brown 1,529 51.01
Labour Stewart Brown 674 22.48
Conservative Robert Ernest Thornber 551 18.38
Green Steven Richard Hutton 243 8.10
Majority 855
Turnout 2,997 35.09
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Mixenden ward

Mixenden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Metcalfe 758 44.24
Independent Redmond Mellett 393 22.94
Conservative Sajid Mehmood 367 21.42
Liberal Democrats Tracie Anne Quinn-Robinson 195 11.38
Majority 375
Turnout 1,713 24.28
Labour hold Swing

Northowram and Shelf ward

Northowram and Shelf ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Laurence Taylor 1,756 62.80
Labour Derek Fox Haviour 725 25.92
Liberal Democrats Margaret Stafford 315 11.26
Majority 1031
Turnout 2,796 32.35
Conservative hold Swing

Ovenden ward

Ovenden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Josephine Rivron 768 47.79
Liberal Democrats Pamela Elizabeth Burton 602 37.46
Conservative John Charles Shoesmith 237 14.74
Majority 166
Turnout 1,607 22.09
Labour hold Swing

Rastrick ward

Rastrick ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Paul Henderson 1,150 43.96
Labour George Edward Richardson 822 31.42
Independent Peter Graham Davis 443 16.93
Liberal Democrats Glen Michael Mattock 201 7.68
Majority 328
Turnout 2,616 32.49
Conservative hold Swing

Ryburn ward

Ryburn ward [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geraldine Mary Carter 1,257 42.40
Labour Judith Mary Gannon 992 33.46
Liberal Democrats Anthony Crowther 715 24.12
Majority 265
Turnout 2,964 32.45
Conservative hold Swing

St John's ward

St John's ward [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arshad Mahmood 1,467 46.42
Conservative Shakar Saghir 1,059 33.51
Liberal Democrats Andrew John Foster 634 20.06
Majority 408
Turnout 3,160 39.55
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Skircoat ward

Skircoat ward[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wainwright 1,855 63.81
Labour Catherine Mary Groves 621 21.36
Liberal Democrats Siobhen Stow 431 14.82
Majority 1,234
Turnout 2,907 33.83
Conservative hold Swing

Sowerby Bridge ward

Sowerby Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Marsden 975 42.89
Conservative Marian McCartney 826 36.33
Liberal Democrats Sheila Ann Ashton 472 20.76
Majority 149
Turnout 2,273 29.45
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Todmorden ward

Todmorden ward [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Clare Townley 1,231 47.03
Labour Joe Mitchell 938 35.84
Conservative Craig Whittaker 448 17.11
Majority 293
Turnout 2,617 33.72
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Town ward

Town ward [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Megan Kathleen Swift 1,155 40.46
Conservative Stephen Baines 949 33.25
Liberal Democrats John Durkin 510 17.86
Independent Gwyneth Greenwood 240 8.40
Majority 206
Turnout 2,854 32.74
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Warley ward

Warley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Ian Ginley 1,550 56.65
Labour Pauline Margaret Leach 749 27.37
Liberal Democrats Robert Andrew Pearson 437 15.97
Majority 801
Turnout 2,736 35.22
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2002 and 2003

Calder Valley ward, 2002

Calder Valley By-Election 5 December 2002 [12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Battye 883 45.8 +7.3
Labour Michael Towl 448 23.2 -6.7
Conservative Craig Whittaker 364 18.9 +1.2
Green Jamie Johnson 235 12.2 -1.7
Majority 435 22.6
Turnout 1,930 22.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Mixenden ward, 2003

This by-election has become synonymous as an example of a likely Condorcet loser winning.

Mixenden By-Election 23 January 2003 [14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Adrian Marsden 679 29.2 +29.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen Pearson 651 28.0 +16.6
Labour Michael Higgins 641 27.5 -16.7
Conservative Stephen Baines 214 9.2 -12.2
Independent Redmond Mellett 142 6.1 -16.8
Majority 28 1.2
Turnout 2,327 37.0
BNP gain from Labour Swing

Rastrick ward, 2003

Rastrick By-Election 6 February 2003 [16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Rogan 722 44.4 +0.4
Labour George Richardson 492 30.3 -1.1
Liberal Democrats John Durkin 411 25.3 +17.6
Majority 230 14.1
Turnout 1,625 20.6
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Election of Local Councillors 2002. calderdale.gov.uk.
  2. ^ Election results. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  3. ^ 'It's no good grumbling'. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  4. ^ Tories hung out!. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  5. ^ May date to take office. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  6. ^ Not bad for the outsider. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  7. ^ Miles of smiles for Geraldine. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  8. ^ Labour joy as lost seat is recaptured. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  9. ^ Back for the fourth time. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  10. ^ Clare makes it triple tops. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  11. ^ Second in command falls. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  12. ^ Calder Valley By-Election, 2002. calderdale.gov.uk.
  13. ^ Seat held by Lib-Dems. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  14. ^ Mixenden By-Election, 2003. calderdale.gov.uk.
  15. ^ BNP wins seat at Mixenden. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  16. ^ Rastrick By-Election, 2003. calderdale.gov.uk.
  17. ^ Tory candidate eases to victory. The Halifax Evening Courier.