2002 Exeter City Council election [1][2]
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13 of the 40 seats to Exeter City Council
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout34.2%
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 22 8
Seats won 7 1
Seats after 22 8
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 8,514 4,707
Percentage 39.6% 21.9%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative Liberal
Last election 6 4
Seats won 4 1
Seats after 6 4
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 5,221 1,586
Percentage 24.3% 7.4%

Exeter UK local election 2002 map.svg
Map showing the results the 2002 Exeter City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, yellow shows the Liberal Democrats and orange shows the Liberals. Wards in white had no election.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2002 Exeter City Council election took place on 2 May 2002, to elect members of Exeter City Council in England. The election was held concurrently with other local elections in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour Party retained control of the council, which it hald held since 1995.[3]

Results summary

2002 Exeter City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 7 Steady 53.8 15 22 55.0 8,514 39.6 +0.7
  Liberal Democrats 4 Steady 30.8 4 8 20.0 4,707 21.9 -2.4
  Conservative 1 Steady 7.7 5 6 15.0 5,178 24.1 -0.6
  Liberal 1 Steady 7.7 3 4 10.0 1,586 7.4 -2.1
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,265 5.9 +3.3
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 164 0.8 N/A
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 94 0.4 N/A


Ward results

Alphington

Alphington
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Paul Smith 1,200 52.2%
Conservative Margaret Jordan 515 24.3%
Labour Allan Hart 482 21.0%
Green Francis Duke 60 2.6%
Majority 642 27.9%
Turnout 35.8%
Liberal Democrats hold

Cowick

Cowick
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Barry McNamara 841 49.2%
Conservative Margaret Baldwin 598 35.0%
Liberal Democrats Rodney Ruffle 148 8.7%
UKIP Lawrence Harper 62 3.6%
Green B. Knibbs 136 3.5%
Majority 243 14.2%
Turnout 39.6%
Labour hold

Duryard

Duryard
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Andrew Dalby 541 47.3%
Conservative Keith Nelson-Tomsen 347 30.3%
Labour Kevin Moore 173 15.1%
Green Brendan Kelly 83 7.3%
Majority 194 17.0%
Turnout 25.4%
Liberal Democrats hold

Exwick

Exwick
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Howard Catton 752 51.5%
Conservative Gerald Sclater 293 20.1%
Liberal Democrats Sally Wilcox 243 16.6%
Green Michael Hawkes 172 11.8%
Majority 459 31.4%
Turnout 23.1%
Labour hold

Heavitree

Heavitree
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Paul Bennett 913 55.5%
Labour Ian Martin 357 21.7%
Conservative Jonathan Sandys 259 15.7%
Green J. Hayward 93
Majority 556 33.8%
Turnout 39.3%
Liberal hold

Mincinglake

Mincinglake & Whipton
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Paul Oliver 646 61.8%
Conservative James Bacon 235 22.5%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Soper 126 12.0%
Green Therese Canning 39 3.7%
Majority 411 39.3%
Turnout 25.9%
Labour hold

Newtown

Newtown
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter Shepherd 682 48.7%
Conservative Graham Stone 225 16.1%
Liberal Democrats David Barker-Hahlo 178 12.7%
Independent George Williams 164 11.7%
Green Adrian Thomas 151 10.8%
Majority 457 32.6%
Turnout 33.4%
Labour hold

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Hadley 838 41.1%
Conservative Jeremy White 577 28.3%
Labour Hilda Sterry 517 25.3%
Green Margaret Hill 108 5.3%
Majority 261 12.8%
Turnout 48.1%
Liberal Democrats hold

Pinhoe

Pinhoe
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Gregory Sheldon 987 51.4%
Conservative Reg Edwardson 663 34.5%
Liberal Democrats Pauline Osterley 204 10.6%
Green John Hayward 65 3.4%
Majority 324 16.9%
Turnout 41.8%
Labour hold

Polsloe

Polsloe
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Yolonda Henson 631 39.5%
Labour Dilys Baldwin 595 37.2%
Liberal Democrats Sheila Hobden 185 11.6%
Green Nicholas Discombe 156 9.8%
UKIP David Challice 32 2.0%
Majority 36 2.3%
Turnout 33.9%
Labour hold

Priory

Priory
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Margaret Midgley 1,059 55.9%
Conservative Stevie Bunting 371 19.6%
Liberal Emma McCord 256 13.5%
Liberal Democrats Maxwell Carrolle 155 8.2%
Green Bryan 54 2.8%
Majority 688 36.3%
Turnout 29.7%
Labour hold

St Davids

St Davids
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Stella Brock 757 57.7%
Labour Bryan Steane 340 25.9%
Conservative Richard Briggs 125 9.5%
Green Andrew Alleway 91 6.9%
Majority 417 31.8%
Turnout 34.0%
Liberal Democrats hold

Whipton & Barton

Whipton & Barton
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter Edwards 1,083 53.4%
Liberal Keith Danks 417 20.6%
Conservative Andrew Leadbetter 339 16.7%
Liberal Democrats Pamela Thickett 132 6.5%
Green Richard Crompton 57 2.8%
Majority 666 32.8%
Turnout 34.9%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2015). Exeter City Council Election Results 1973-2012 (PDF). University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 9-10.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2002). Local Elections Handbook 2002 (PDF). University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. p. 5.
  3. ^ "Local Elections 2002". BBC News.