Map of the results of the 2002 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red.
Map of the results of the 2002 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red.

The 2002 Swale Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by two.[1] The Conservative Party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[2]

Election result

The Conservatives gained control of the council after taking 10 seats from the Liberal Democrats.[3] Overall turnout at the election was 31.66%.[4]

Swale local election result 2002[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 25 +10 53.2 43.6 23,301
  Liberal Democrats 12 -10 25.5 22.2 11,892
  Labour 10 -2 21.3 32.5 17,365
  Rock 'n' Roll Loony 0 0 0 1.2 652
  Independent 0 0 0 0.5 276

Ward results

Abbey (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Mulhern 652
Labour Peter Salmon 550
Conservative Anita Walker 548
Labour Trevor Payne 490
Turnout 2,240 32.5
Borden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Woodland 246 45.1
Conservative Roger Hoare 231 42.3
Labour Patricia Donnellan 69 12.6
Majority 15 2.8
Turnout 546 31.9
Boughton & Courtenay (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Bowles 950
Conservative George Bobbin 917
Labour Valerie Rowe 360
Labour Edwina Adderley 337
Turnout 2,564 33.0
Chalkwell (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Truelove 514
Labour Ghlin Whelan 454
Liberal Democrats David Spurling 394
Liberal Democrats David Banks 392
Conservative Edward Gent 236
Conservative Patricia Martin 229
Turnout 2,219 30.3
Davington Priory[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Tovey 414 62.0
Labour Caroline MacDonald 254 38.0
Majority 160 24.0
Turnout 668 35.9
East Downs[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Prescott 552 75.8
Labour Jeremy Wilson 176 24.2
Majority 376 51.6
Turnout 728 36.3
Grove (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bernard Lowe 542
Liberal Democrats David Manning 508
Conservative David Goodwin 296
Conservative Daphne Wyatt 295
Labour John Lewis 197
Labour Gail Martin 141
Turnout 1,979 28.1
Hartlip, Newington & Upchurch (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Lewin 820
Conservative John Wright 762
Liberal Democrats Keith Dunster 421
Liberal Democrats Anthony Mould 389
Labour Timothy Higgins 267
Labour Matthew Wheatcroft 192
Turnout 2,851 34.3
Iwade & Lower Halstow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mary Goodger 337 56.3
Conservative Jacqueline Alcon 147 24.5
Labour David Walker 115 19.2
Majority 190 31.8
Turnout 599 33.7
Kemsley (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Simpson 572
Conservative Susan Gent 464
Labour Maureen Phillips 207
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Stammers 185
Labour Anthony Winckless 157
Turnout 1,585 22.0
Leysdown & Warden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Boden 354 59.6
Labour Alison Seymour-Jones 124 20.9
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Partis 65 10.9
Rock 'n' Roll Loony James Mumford 51 8.6
Majority 230 38.7
Turnout 594 28.9
Milton Regis (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elvina Lowe 564
Liberal Democrats Mark Baldock 523
Labour Anthony Phillips 475
Labour Fiona Gowdy 457
Conservative Sylvia Bennett 146
Conservative Reginald Gent 137
Turnout 2,302 32.7
Minster Cliffs (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Stanford 702
Liberal Democrats Michael Brown 610
Conservative Adrian Crowther 606
Conservative Robin Harris 552
Liberal Democrats Anne Groves 549
Labour Kedar Prasad 529
Conservative Benjamin Stokes 529
Labour Florence Dethridge 426
Labour Mark Tucker 401
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Michael Young 82
Turnout 4,457 33.0
Murston (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Calvert 546
Liberal Democrats Clive Wherrell 526
Labour Kenneth Stevens 266
Labour Phyllis Stevens 249
Conservative Martin Clarke 146
Conservative Keith Ferrin 132
Turnout 1,865 26.6
Queenborough & Halfway (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Constable 814
Conservative Paul Hayes 810
Conservative Martin Goodhew 698
Conservative Sandra Garside 628
Labour Philip Gull 620
Labour Elizabeth Higgisn 551
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Christopher Driver 331
Liberal Democrats Amanda Ellis 174
Liberal Democrats John Ellis 166
Turnout 4,792 32.6
Roman (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Clark 649
Labour Michael Haywood 616
Liberal Democrats William Daw 377
Liberal Democrats Renee Wherrell 356
Conservative Mayuri Patel 163
Conservative Nailesh Patel 152
Turnout 2,313 32.4
Sheerness East (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Smart 453
Labour Mary Ronan 445
Conservative David Jones 291
Conservative Kenneth Mackness 276
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Christopher Austin 87
Turnout 1,552 24.4
Sheerness West (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Harrison 625
Labour Stephen Worrall 619
Independent David Cassidy 176
Conservative Michael Gallagher 167
Conservative John Marsh 111
Turnout 1,698 25.6
Sheppey Central (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Morris 509
Conservative Timothy Hammond 504
Conservative Christine Coles 483
Labour John Crouch 447
Labour Ronald Smith 390
Labour Libby Tucker 381
Liberal Democrats Andrew Brown 219
Liberal Democrats Maria Choppen 142
Liberal Democrats Christine Martin 132
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Alma Driver 101
Turnout 3,308 23.8
St Ann's (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Cosgrove 631
Conservative Trevor Fentiman 618
Labour Paul Durkin 455
Labour Lionel Vaughan 439
Liberal Democrats Anna Stanford 226
Turnout 2,369 32.3
St Michael's (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brenda Hammond 546
Liberal Democrats Stuart Davidson 488
Conservative Susan Norris 439
Conservative Derek Carnell 399
Labour Edward Norton 191
Labour Kenneth Rowles 157
Independent Bernard Bibby 100
Turnout 2,320 35.2
Teynham & Lynsted (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sylvia Butt 687
Conservative Richard Barnicott 611
Labour Martin Bellis 436
Labour Stephen Lutman 409
Turnout 2,143 29.3
Watling (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cynthia Davis 1,094
Conservative David Simmons 1,036
Labour Michael Frohnsdorff 401
Labour Barry Hefferon 367
Turnout 2,898 41.0
West Downs[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Jordan 541 72.0
Liberal Democrats Anne Jenkins 109 14.5
Labour Kay Murphy 101 13.4
Majority 432 57.5
Turnout 751 39.1
Woodstock (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Willicombe 932
Conservative Jean Willicombe 834
Liberal Democrats Anne McLean 747
Liberal Democrats Robert Baxter 711
Labour Jeane Holmes 200
Labour Andrew Cooper 192
Turnout 3,616 47.1

References

  1. ^ "Swale". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Local Elections: Results : Swale*". The Guardian. NewsBank. 3 May 2002.
  3. ^ Walke, David (3 May 2002). "Postal voting increases turnout by 28%: Ballots: Participation higher in BNP areas - candidates". The Guardian. NewsBank.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "Swale Borough Council Election Results". Swale Borough Council. Archived from the original on 8 September 2002. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Election results - Local Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 3 May 2002. p. 6.