2002 Fareham Borough Council election
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All 31 seats to Fareham Borough Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 29 11
Seats won 17
(17 total)
14
(14 total)
Seat change Decrease12 Increase3
Popular vote 29,673 23,067
Percentage 48% 37%
Swing Decrease9.5% Increase10.3%

Fareham UK local election 2002 map.svg

Council control before election

Conservatives

Council control after election

Conservatives

The 2002 Fareham Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Fareham Borough Council in Hampshire, England. The whole council was up for election with ward boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 11.[1] The Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[2]

Candidates

All of the seats were contested after the wards had been re-organised.[3] Every ward was contested by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, with Labour standing in every ward but one, and also 1 English Independence Party candidate.[3]

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives remain in control of the council with a reduced majority on 17 seats, compared to 14 for the Liberal Democrats.[4] The Conservatives lost a number of councillors, which they blamed on the boundary changes, while the Liberal Democrats were pleased with the gains they had made.[4] The Liberal Democrat gains also saw the last 2 Labour councillors lose their seats,[4] with the Labour leader Mark Prior losing in Fareham South.[5] Overall turnout was the highest since 1996 at 35.68%.[4]

Fareham Local Election Result 2002[6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 17 -12 54.8 48.2 29,673 -9.5%
  Liberal Democrats 14 +3 45.2 37.4 23,067 +10.3%
  Labour 0 -2 0 14.3 8,799 -0.9%
  English Independence Party 0 0 0 0.1 83 +0.1%

After the previous election and immediately prior to this election, the composition of the council was:

29

69.04%

11

26.19%

2 4.76%
Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour

After the election result, with new wards the composition of the council became:

17

54.83%

14

45.16%

Conservative Liberal Democrats

Ward results

Fareham East

Fareham East (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Donald Murray 1,070 48.74
Liberal Democrats Kathleen Trott 919
Conservative Raymond Ellis 842 38.35
Conservative Peter Sandy 722
Labour Simon Brown 200 9.11
Labour Edgar Webb 195
English Independence Party Michael Ball 83 3.78
Turnout 4,031

Fareham North

Fareham North (2) [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pamela Bryant 1,141 58.93
Conservative John Bryant 1,130
Liberal Democrats Eve Aldridge 559 28.87
Liberal Democrats Peter Munday 463
Labour Alan Mayes 236 12.19
Labour Stephen McCloskey 197
Turnout 3,726

Fareham North West

Fareham North West (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Davies 699 41.16
Liberal Democrats Catherine Hester 628
Conservative Evelyn Burley 603 35.51
Conservative Richard Henderson 595
Labour Angela Carr 396 23.32
Labour Nicholas Knight 335
Turnout 3,256

Fareham South

Fareham South (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Leonard 693 40.33
Liberal Democrats Hugh Pritchard 676
Conservative Dennis Steadman 535 31.14
Conservative Trevor Howard 495
Labour Michael Prior 490 28.52
Labour James Carr 465
Turnout 3,354

Fareham West

Fareham West (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Keeble 1,478 64.48
Conservative Diana Harrison 1,470
Liberal Democrats Robert Cox 470 20.50
Labour Timothy Brewer 344 15.00
Liberal Democrats Luke Slough 343
Labour Wilfred Phillips 331
Turnout 4,436

Hill Head

Hill Head (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Mandry 1,362 55.52
Conservative Timothy Knight 1,349
Liberal Democrats Megan Chapman 835 34.03
Liberal Democrats Peter Chapman 828
Labour Jane Christie 256 10.43
Labour Janet Gay 225
Turnout 4,855

Locks Heath

Locks Heath (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Godrich 1,019 57.15
Conservative Ruth Godrich 996
Liberal Democrats Sharon Englefield 473 26.52
Liberal Democrats Christine Savage 413
Labour Tracey Malizis 291 16.32
Labour Andrew Mooney 262
Turnout 3,454

Park Gate

Park Gate (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Bayford 932 65.49
Conservative Marian Ellerton 918
Labour Joyce Bond 261 18.34
Labour Brenda Caines 244
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Chaloner 230 16.16
Liberal Democrats Anthony Smale 185
Turnout 2,770

Portchester East

Portchester East (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Price 2,222 61.01
Liberal Democrats Joan Eastman 1,931
Liberal Democrats David Norris 1,921
Conservative Robert Alexander 732 20.09
Conservative Eileen Green 709
Labour Richard Ryan 688 18.89
Conservative Susan Walker 644
Labour Stuart Rose 616
Labour Leslie Ricketts 530
Turnout 9,993

Portchester West

Portchester West (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Crouch 969 18.89
Liberal Democrats Stephen Clark 883 41.51
Conservative Nicholas Walker 867
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Murray 794
Labour Cameron Crouchman 275 12.92
Labour James Webb 258
Turnout 4,046

Sarisbury

Sarisbury (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Woodward 1,306 78.96
Conservative David Swanbrow 1,255
Liberal Democrats Vanessa Christie 348 21.03
Liberal Democrats Mark Christie 345
Turnout 3,254

Stubbington

Stubbington (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dorrine Burton-Jenkins 1,276 53.93
Liberal Democrats James Forrest 1,063
Conservative Rosemary Pockley 923 39.01
Conservative Gordan Coggan 913
Labour Ian Christie 167 7.05
Labour Michael Taylor 165
Turnout 4,507

Titchfield

Titchfield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Constance Hockley 1,137 65.04
Conservative Francis Devonshire 1,123
Labour Karen Postle 314 17.96
Labour Francis Allison 313
Liberal Democrats Patricia Munday 297 16.99
Liberal Democrats Peter Rudwick 257
Turnout 3,441

Titchfield Common

Titchfield Common (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Englefield 874 50.57
Liberal Democrats David Savage 778
Conservative Keith Evans 612 35.41
Conservative Malcolm Harper 551
Labour James Malizis 242 14.00
Labour Jonathan Watkins 133
Turnout 3,190

Warsash

Warsash (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Cartwright 1,194 69.86
Conservative Mary Nadolski 1,151
Liberal Democrats Kevin Byrne 308 18.02
Liberal Democrats Alice Herron 286
Labour Simon Holford 207 12.11
Labour Wendy Ledger 163
Turnout 3,309

References

  1. ^ "Fareham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Full results". Financial Times. 4 May 2002. p. 7.
  3. ^ a b "Election hopefuls named". The News. 11 April 2002. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d "Fareham: Labour reach rock bottom". Southern Daily Echo. 3 May 2002. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Wipeout!". Southern Daily Echo. 3 May 2002. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Election Results - 2002". Fareham Borough Council. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  7. ^ "Election results; Local Elections". The Times. 3 May 2002. p. 6.
Preceded by
2000 Fareham Council election
Fareham local elections Succeeded by
2004 Fareham Council election