Map of the results of the 2002 Huntingdonshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2002.
Map of the results of the 2002 Huntingdonshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2002.

The 2002 Huntingdonshire District Council election took place on 4 May 2002 to elect members of Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Huntingdonshire local election result 2002[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 2 2 0 66.7 46.1 10,967 -9.6%
  Liberal Democrats 5 2 2 0 27.8 37.5 8,922 +9.9%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.6 4.6 1,105 +1.3%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 11.7 2,777 -0.9%

Ward results

Brampton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Shirley Menczer 1,098 60.1 +9.2
Conservative Elaine Sefton 670 36.7 -8.4
Labour Graham Hitchings 58 3.2 +1.3
Majority 428 23.4 +17.6
Turnout 1,826 49.5 -4.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Buckden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats William Clough 729 70.8 +4.8
Conservative John Lancaster 270 26.2 -5.2
Labour David Brown 30 2.9 +0.3
Majority 459 44.6 +10.0
Turnout 1,029 50.2 -7.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Rignall 570 77.6 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Janet Dutton 99 13.5 -7.3
Labour Maria Baker 66 9.0 +0.1
Majority 471 64.1 +14.5
Turnout 735 44.9 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Elton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Guyatt 392 66.7 -3.1
Independent John Davidson 99 16.8 +16.8
Labour Kevin Goddard 97 16.5 -4.0
Majority 293 49.8 +0.4
Turnout 588 42.2 +7.6
Conservative hold Swing
Farcet[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Butler 253 53.7 +0.0
Labour Graeme Watkins 218 46.3 +3.5
Majority 35 7.4 -3.6
Turnout 471 35.1 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing
Godmanchester[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Charles Looker 986 58.3 +8.9
Conservative Keith Gabb 614 36.3 -7.1
Labour Sandra Wilcox 92 5.4 -1.8
Majority 372 22.0 +16.0
Turnout 1,692 37.5 +2.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Hemingford Grey[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Day 514 60.5 -9.2
Liberal Democrats Gilly Jackson 203 23.9 +15.7
Labour Michael Sneath 132 15.5 -6.6
Majority 311 36.6 -11.0
Turnout 849 41.0 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing
Houghton and Wyton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Rhodes 401 48.4 -18.9
Liberal Democrats David Hunter 389 47.0 +24.5
Labour John Watson 38 4.6 -5.6
Majority 12 1.4 -43.4
Turnout 828 41.1 +7.1
Conservative hold Swing
Huntingdon North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Sharp 961 54.5 -12.3
Labour Ann Beevor 485 27.5 -5.7
Liberal Democrats Justin Meadows 317 18.0 +18.0
Majority 476 27.0 -6.6
Turnout 1,763 24.7 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Huntingdon West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Sadler 791 48.6 -6.8
Labour Ruth Pugh 486 29.9 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Michael Shellens 349 21.5 +9.1
Majority 305 18.8 -8.9
Turnout 1,626 22.2 -1.3
Conservative hold Swing
Ramsey[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Raymond Powell 859 50.3 +8.5
Conservative Ian Muir 850 49.7 -1.8
Majority 9 0.6
Turnout 1,709 28.6 +3.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Sawtry[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Tuplin 1,006 64.2 +12.5
Conservative David Bowens 479 30.6 -10.3
Labour Susan Coomey 82 5.2 -2.2
Majority 527 33.6 +22.8
Turnout 1,567 34.1 +0.6
Independent hold Swing
St. Ives North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Chandler 808 39.4 -23.0
Liberal Democrats Deborah Townsend 800 39.0 +15.0
Labour Robert Haynes 443 21.6 +11.2
Majority 8 0.4 -38.0
Turnout 2,051 30.1 +4.6
Conservative hold Swing
St. Neots Eynesbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hansard 731 44.6 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Ian Taylor 661 40.3 +6.0
Labour William O'Connor 248 15.1 -2.4
Majority 70 4.3 -9.6
Turnout 1,640 26.5 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing
St. Neots Priory Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Barnes 804 51.7 +15.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Pope 651 41.9 -11.0
Labour Patricia Nicholls 99 6.4 -4.7
Majority 153 9.8
Turnout 1,554 37.3 +5.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
The Offords[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nichola Elliott 496 52.9 +7.8
Liberal Democrats John Grosvenor 383 40.8 -7.5
Labour Janet Boston 59 6.3 -0.2
Majority 113 12.1
Turnout 938 44.4 -10.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
The Stukeleys[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Vanbergen 846 52.6 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Dyer 678 42.2 +7.9
Labour Valerie Brooker 83 5.2 -1.9
Majority 168 10.5 -13.8
Turnout 1,607 54.5 +7.7
Conservative hold Swing
Warboys[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jack Taylor 720 55.5 +21.7
Conservative Pamela Thornton 517 39.8 -22.8
Labour Carol Osborne 61 4.7 +1.1
Majority 203 15.7
Turnout 1,298 34.2 -0.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

By-elections between 2002 and 2003

Hemingford Grey by-election 19 September 2002[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 553 52.9 +29.0
Conservative 493 47.1 -13.4
Majority 60 5.8
Turnout 1,046 50.3 +9.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Local Elections: Results : Huntingdonshire". The Guardian. NewsBank. 3 May 2002.
  3. ^ "Election results - Local Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 3 May 2002.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "District Council Election" (PDF). Huntingdonshire District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Tories make shock gain from SNP". The Guardian. 20 September 2002. Retrieved 2 July 2014.