The 2002 Coventry City Council election to the Coventry City Council was held on 3 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party retained overall control of the council.

Election result

Coventry Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 -4 -4
  Conservative 6 +4 0 +4
  Socialist Alternative 1 0 0 0
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0
  Independent 0 0 0 0
  Others 0 0 0 0 0.00

Council Composition

The composition of the council before and after the election can be found in the following table:[1][2]

Party Previous council Staying councillors Seats up for election Election result New council
Labour 35 20 15 11 31
Conservative 15 13 2 6 19
Socialist Alternative 3 2 1 1 3
Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 0 1
Independent 0 0 0 0 0
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Total 54 36 18 18 54

Ward results

Bablake ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Gazey 2,349 57.53%
Labour Beverley Patton 1,205 29.51%
Liberal Democrats Gilbert Penlington 529 12.96%
Majority 1144 28.02%
Turnout 4083
Conservative hold Swing
Binley and Willenhall ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Chater 1,834 52.00%
Conservative Linda Reece 1,400 39.69%
Socialist Alternative Rebecca Tustain 293 8.31%
Majority 434 12.31%
Turnout 3257
Labour hold Swing
Cheylesmore ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Foster 1,666 52.00%
Labour Marilyn Mutton 1,245 38.86%
Liberal Democrats Vincent McKee 501 15.64%
Majority 421 13.14%
Turnout 3204
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Earlsdon ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Taylor 2,479 50.44%
Labour Lindsley Harvard 1,528 31.09%
Liberal Democrats Adrian Dyke 659 13.41%
Socialist Alternative Pearl Chick 249 5.07%
Majority 951 19.35%
Turnout 4915
Conservative hold Swing
Foleshill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malkiat Auluck 2,010
Conservative Shabbir Ahmed 1,617
Socialist Alternative Lakshman Hensman 213
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Henley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Patton 1,387
Conservative Ian Jamie 890
Socialist Alternative Martha Young 381
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Holbrook ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Lancaster 2,017
Conservative Harjinder Sehmi 1,028
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Longford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Collins 1,664
Conservative Heather Rutter 764
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Sewards 341
Socialist Alternative Martin Reynolds 243
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Lower Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McNicholas 1,394
Conservative Margaret Rigby 988
Socialist Alternative Jane Ashwell 397
Liberal Democrats Conrad Benefield 337
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Radford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keiran Mulhall 1,347
Liberal Democrats Peter Simpson 609
Conservative David Chapman 545
Marxist David Anderson 131
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Sherbourne ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Ridley 1,354
Labour Eric Linton 1,293
Liberal Democrats Brian Lewis 584
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Michael's ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Socialist Alternative David Nellist 1,417
Labour James O'’Boyle 1,022
Conservative Jane Westerman 237
Majority
Turnout
Socialist Alternative hold Swing
Upper Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sucha Bains 1,666
Liberal Democrats Russell Field 1,655
Conservative James Griffin 306
Majority 11
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Wainbody ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Youett 2,163
Conservative John Blundell 961
Liberal Democrats Francis Lockett 765
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Westwood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Waugh 1,281
Conservative Nigel Lee 1,098
Socialist Alternative Mary Manley 364
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Whoberley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hillier 1,685
Labour John Fletcher 1,580
Socialist Alternative Mark Power 450
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Woodlands ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christian Cliffe 2,168
Labour Joseph Clifford 1,653
Liberal Democrats Stephen Howarth 705
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wyken ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Suzanna Dixon 1,373
Labour Colleen Fletcher 1,521
Liberal Democrats Wiliam Haymes 619
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Coventry City Council Online [Archive]". 2003. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  2. ^ "BBC News Vote 2002 Local Elections". BBC News. Retrieved 2 July 2012.