The 2002 Milton Keynes Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Milton Keynes Unitary Council in Buckinghamshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000.[1] The Liberal Democrats gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[2]

Background

Before the election Labour had 22 seats, compared to 20 for the Liberal Democrats and 8 for the Conservatives.[3] However the council was a top target for the Liberal Democrats in the 2002 local elections.[3][4]

Election result

Milton Keynes Local Election Result 2002[5][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 27 +7 52.9 36.9 42,042 +2.4%
  Labour 16 -6 31.4 31.8 36,258 +0.2%
  Conservative 8 0 15.7 28.3 32,220 -2.4%
  Green 0 0 0 1.4 1,604 +0.0%
  Independent 0 -1 0 1.0 1,154 -0.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.6 647 +0.6%

Ward results

Bletchley and Fenny Stratford (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Grant Gillingham 1,626
Labour Elizabeth Campbell 1,597
Labour Antony Mabbott 1,524
Conservative Douglas Bull 1,323
Conservative Dennis Simpson 1,249
Conservative Roger Jacobs 1,194
Liberal Democrats Vanessa McPake 550
Liberal Democrats Phyllis Grantham 539
Liberal Democrats Ian Victory 529
UKIP Frederick Goldsmith 138
Turnout 10,269 40.3
Bradwell (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Clark 1,530
Liberal Democrats Philip Gerrella 1,480
Liberal Democrats Robert Exon 1,433
Labour Carol Wood 1,156
Labour Claudine Elliott 1,119
Labour Brian Gibbs 1,106
Conservative Peter Davies 342
Conservative Joseph Geary 325
Conservative Stewart Tate 317
Green Manfred Ambrosius 206
UKIP Alexander Mackenzie-Hay 96
Turnout 9,110 34.8
Campbell Park (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Isobel Wilson 1,328
Liberal Democrats Isobella Fraser 1,269
Liberal Democrats Roger Tallack 1,255
Labour Brian Barton 649
Labour Martin Petchey 600
Labour Stephen Phillips 489
Conservative William Clark 295
Conservative Nicholas Flaherty 275
Conservative Malcolm Fryer-Kelsey 249
Green Katrina Topping 159
Independent Neil Cawley 144
UKIP Michael Maylam 114
Turnout 6,826 24.4
Danesborough[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hopkins 1,039 75.1
Labour Brenda Jarvis 127 9.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Evans 114 8.2
Green George Richardson 66 4.8
UKIP Arnold Leeming 38 2.7
Majority 912 65.9
Turnout 1,384 42.8
Denbigh (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Bristow 778
Labour Michael Legg 738
Conservative John Bailey 493
Conservative Daniel Hippey 456
Independent William Harnett 194
Liberal Democrats Raymond Cockram 160
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Scudamore 156
Turnout 2,975 27.8
Eaton Manor (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reginald Edwards 961
Labour Janet Lloyd 878
Conservative James Collins 362
Conservative Alexander Swanson 278
Liberal Democrats David Henchy 244
Liberal Democrats Alice Tootill 171
Turnout 2,894 27.4
Emerson Valley (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stuart Burke 1,351
Liberal Democrats Martin Snell 1,300
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Drewett 1,274
Labour Gladstone McKenzie 408
Labour Colin Lund 405
Conservative Geoffrey Ealden 398
Conservative Dennis Thatcher 373
Labour Elaine Wales 372
Conservative Annette Irwin 371
Turnout 6,252 27.7
Furzton (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jayne Carrington 1,128
Liberal Democrats Christopher Williams 1,051
Conservative David Bint 542
Conservative Kevin Seager 518
Labour Samuel McCloskey 506
Labour Peter Turner 446
Turnout 4,191 37.0
Hanslope Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Geary 866 49.6
Independent Bert Tapp 597 34.2
Labour Brenda Gibbs 159 9.1
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey King 125 7.2
Majority 259 15.4
Turnout 1,747 54.2
Linford North (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Benning 1,127
Liberal Democrats Alan Pugh 1,085
Conservative Stephen Conlan 566
Conservative David Tunney 551
Labour Ernest Billups 498
Labour Gary Grindrod 408
Green Peter Edwards 140
Turnout 4,375 34.6
Linford South (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Monk 954
Liberal Democrats Christopher Eaton 934
Labour John McLinton 401
Labour Mohammed Nawaz 329
Conservative Catriona Morris 287
Conservative Adrienne Lucas 285
Green Clive Bailey 117
UKIP Christopher Shaw 51
Turnout 3,358 29.4
Loughton Park (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Dransfield 1,226
Conservative Donald Hoyle 1,152
Conservative Ruth Jury 1,115
Labour Jonathan Billsberry 934
Labour Irving Nicol 882
Labour Michael O'Sullivan 854
Liberal Democrats Eric Cooper 534
Liberal Democrats John Napper 415
Liberal Democrats Jill White 412
Green Sheena Hirst-Styles 255
Independent Dennis Edwards 219
Turnout 7,998 33.4
Middleton (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Samuel Crooks 857
Liberal Democrats Derek Eastman 812
Conservative David Briscombe 340
Conservative Paul White 315
Labour Alan Roberts 216
Labour Gary Williams 195
Green Clare Butler 76
Turnout 2,811 32.5
Newport Pagnell North (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Euan Henderson 1,327
Liberal Democrats Bruce Hardwick 1,260
Conservative Michael Horton 361
Conservative Dean Miah 271
Labour Hugh Burrell 207
Labour Susan Platt 190
Turnout 3,616 33.4
Newport Pagnell South (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Irene Henderson 1,356
Liberal Democrats Douglas McCall 1,215
Conservative Louise Cooper 293
Conservative Cherilyn Williams 244
Labour William Bethune 203
Labour Ilhan Unsal 179
Turnout 3,490 32.5
Olney (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Mabbutt 1,519
Liberal Democrats Stephen Clark 1,431
Conservative Peggy Butler 928
Conservative Gordon Williams 767
Labour Deirdre Bethune 290
Labour David Jones 219
UKIP Michael Phillips 121
Turnout 5,275 42.8
Sherington[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Seymour 992 58.1
Conservative Peter Geary 611 35.8
Labour Peter Hevey 105 6.1
Majority 381 22.3
Turnout 1,708 52.9
Stantonbury (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Morsley 845
Labour Michael Pendry 827
Conservative Roy Miller 671
Conservative Richard Abery 648
Liberal Democrats Derek Newcombe 434
Liberal Democrats Alan Tootill 299
Green Carol Barac 191
Turnout 3,915 31.0
Stony Stratford (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Bartlett 1,610
Conservative Amanda Box 1,503
Conservative Brinley Carstens 1,425
Labour Michael Moutrie 1,255
Labour David Lewis 1,215
Labour Jessica Holroyd 1,209
Liberal Democrats Terence McGowan 621
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Moore 502
Liberal Democrats Adrian Dnes 430
Turnout 9,770 38.1
Walton Park (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Wicker 1,281
Liberal Democrats Jaime Tamagnini-Barbosa 1,239
Liberal Democrats Clive Carruthers 1,229
Conservative Laura Davies 647
Conservative David Rumens 602
Conservative Andrew Sharples 602
Labour Sarah Gilmour-Sorensen 463
Labour George Byfield 403
Labour Donna Coventry 402
UKIP Donald Whiteley 89
Turnout 6,957 24.8
Whaddon (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Long 1,003
Labour Gerrard Adderley 903
Conservative Donald McLeod 877
Conservative James Langley 813
Liberal Democrats Janice Cockram 376
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Punter 297
Turnout 4,269 34.1
Wolverton (3)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Miles 1,384
Labour Hilary Saunders 1,366
Labour Janet Irons 1,365
Conservative Geoffrey Cavender 629
Conservative John Reeves 505
Conservative Kenton White 476
Liberal Democrats Peter Rackliff 404
Green Alan Francis 394
Liberal Democrats Judy Mwanza 363
Liberal Democrats John Whistlecraft 305
Turnout 7,191 26.7
Woughton (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Wilson 936
Labour Stephen Coventry 928
Conservative William Kenyon 326
Conservative Christopher Nixon-Cacney 309
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Otter 299
Liberal Democrats Edis Bevan 296
Turnout 3,094 24.3

References

  1. ^ "Milton Keynes". BBC News Online. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Full results". Financial Times. 4 May 2002. p. 7.
  3. ^ a b Hetherington, Peter (2 May 2002). "Guide to the local elections: The country: Labour braces itself for losses as lowest turnout on record expected: Tories and Lib Dems set for modest gains". The Guardian. p. 9.
  4. ^ Ahmed, Kamal (28 April 2002). "Labour faces big local poll losses". The Observer. p. 2.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Borough Council Election" (PDF). Milton Keynes Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Election results; Local Election". The Times. 4 May 2002. p. 16.