2003 Bath and North East Somerset Council election
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All 65 seats to Bath and North East Somerset Council
33 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
LD
Con
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 30 seats, 40.3% 16 seats, 29.8%
Seats won 29 26
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 10
Popular vote 29,759 34,167
Percentage 36.5% 41.9%
Swing Decrease 3.8% Increase 12.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Lab
Ind
Party Labour Independent
Last election 17 seats, 27.3% 0 seats, 0.7%
Seats won 6 4
Seat change Decrease 11 Increase 4
Popular vote 11,122 4,375
Percentage 13.6% 5.4%
Swing Decrease 13.7% Increase 4.7%

BANES wards 2003.svg
Map showing the composition of Bath and North East Somerset Council following the election. Blue showing Conservative, Red showing Labour, Yellow showing Liberal Democrats, and Grey showing Independents. Striped wards have mixed representation.

Council control before election

No overall control (Lib Dem minority)

Council control after election

No overall control (Lib Dem - Con Coalition)

Elections were held on 1 May 2003 to elect 65 local councillors for Bath and North East Somerset Council. The results are shown below. Following the election, a coalition was formed between the Liberal Democrats and Conservative councillors. Cllr Paul Crossley became leader of the council.

Election results

Bath and North East Somerset Council election, 2003
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Liberal Democrats 59 29 4 5 Decrease1 44.6% 36.5% 29,759 Decrease3.8%
  Conservative 64 26 10 0 Increase10 40% 41.9% 34,167 Increase12.1%
  Labour 34 6 0 11 Decrease11 9.2% 13.6% 11,122 Decrease13.7%
  Independent 15 4 4 0 Increase4 6.2% 5.4% 4,375 Increase4.7%
  Green 9 0 0 0 Steady 0% 2.5% 2,067 Increase2%

Ward results

The ward results listed below are based on the changes from the 1999 elections, not taking into account any party defections or by-elections. Sitting councillors are marked with an asterisk (*).

Abbey

Abbey (2 seats)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Elizabeth Webb 680 47.5 +11.9
Conservative Brian Webber 613
Liberal Democrats Jane Marilyn Tapper * 587 41.0 –7.3
Liberal Democrats Graham Richard Peter Smith 561
Independent Andrew Richard Edwards 166
Independent Graham Paul Walker 82
Turnout 34.6
Registered electors 4,105
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Bathavon North

Bathavon North (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Anthony Cox * 1,280 53.2 –0.2
Conservative Ian Dewey * 1,265
Conservative Martin Veal * 1,239
Labour David Walter Lavington 363 15.1 –2.1
Liberal Democrats Shirley Ann Wilkins 346 14.4 –14.7
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Aggleton 330
Liberal Democrats Courtney Dale Lane 317
Labour Derek William Brown 293
Labour Hendrik Bebber 290
Green Michael Boulton 223 9.3 N/A
Independent Adrian Philip Shute 195 8.1 N/A
Turnout 39.7
Registered electors 5,539
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bathavon South

Bathavon South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gitte Dawson * 660 63.5 +1.4
Conservative John Doran 379 36.5 +7.9
Majority 281 27.0
Turnout 49.3
Registered electors 2,131
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bathavon West

Bathavon West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Rea Todd * 434 64.2 +5.6
Conservative Paul Baines 242 35.8 –9.3
Majority 190 28.4
Turnout 35.1
Registered electors 1,944
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bathwick

Bathwick (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Anthony Bailey * 687 53.1 –6.2
Conservative Sir Elgar Jenkins 645
Liberal Democrats Nicolette Helen Marie Rattle 529 40.9 +7.4
Liberal Democrats Kenneth David Drain 506
Labour Ryan Thomas Jones 78 6.0 –1.2
Turnout 35.9
Registered electors 3,520
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Chew Valley North

Chew Valley North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Hanney * 675 85.1 +12.5
Liberal Democrats Anne Ledbetter 118 14.9 +4.1
Majority 557 70.2
Turnout 43.6
Registered electors 1,820
Conservative hold Swing

Chew Valley South

Chew Valley South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vic Pritchard * 447 65.0 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Adrian Mark Usher 241 35.0 +16.1
Majority 206 30.0
Turnout 40.1
Registered electors 1,729
Conservative hold Swing

Clutton

Clutton[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Willcox 405 54.0 +14.2
Labour Keith Hallett 212 28.3 –18.5
Liberal Democrats Gillian Dorothy Dunkerley 133 17.7 +4.3
Majority 193 25.7
Turnout 39.6
Registered electors 1,900
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Combe Down

Combe Down (2 seats)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leila Wishart 765 41.3 +9.4
Liberal Democrats Roger Symonds * 698 37.7 –11.8
Conservative Alan Robert Garrett 581
Liberal Democrats Michael James Walter Senior 525
Independent Jill Attwood 390
Independent Debra Elaine Shute 114
Turnout 44.2
Registered electors 3,791
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Farmborough

Farmborough[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sally Davis * 623 76.9 +20.4
Liberal Democrats William Gordon Melling 187 23.1 +12.0
Majority 436 53.8
Turnout 40.1
Registered electors 2,025
Conservative hold Swing

High Littleton

High Littleton[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Kew * 569 77.1 +28.4
Liberal Democrats Jean Rose Elizabeth Vine 169 22.9 +11.1
Majority 400 54.2
Turnout 33.4
Registered electors 2,226
Conservative hold Swing

Keynsham East

Keynsham East (2 seats)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Organ * 1,026 51.8 +7.3
Conservative Marie Brewer 1,004
Liberal Democrats Roger Martin Clark 755 38.1 –2.9
Liberal Democrats Jeanne Barbara Pinkerton 706
Labour Beverley Michaela Hunt 201 10.1 –4.4
Turnout 44.5
Registered electors 4,388
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Keynsham North

Keynsham North (2 seats)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Gerrish 586 35.6 +14.0
Liberal Democrats Keith Kirwan 578 35.1 –1.7
Conservative Brian Simmons 504
Liberal Democrats John Hudson 495
Labour Patricia Ann Hogg * 482 29.3 –12.3
Labour Gordon Arthur Derrick * 463
Turnout 42.1
Registered electors 3,875
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Keynsham South

Keynsham South (2 seats)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adrian Inker * 603 46.6 –20.6
Labour Hilary Fraser 485
Conservative Edward Gough 357 27.6 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Bryce Halliday 334 25.8 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Christine Helen Kirwan 318
Conservative Harvey Nicholas Haeberling 309
Turnout 33.4
Registered electors 3,847
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Kingsmead

Kingsmead (2 seats)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Furse * 615 44.3 –2.4
Liberal Democrats Carol Paradise 548
Conservative Christopher John Butt 537 38.7 +0.9
Conservative Andrew Gordon Borland 532
Green Eric Lucas 235 16.9 N/A
Turnout 33.9
Registered electors 3,975
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lambridge

Lambridge (2 seats)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael James Kelleher * 630 40.9 –7.6
Conservative Bryan Chalker 615 39.9 +6.2
Conservative Glenys Chalker 581
Liberal Democrats Philip Christopher James 565
Green Michael Gordon 296 19.2 N/A
Turnout 37.4
Registered electors 3,938
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Lansdown

Lansdown (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hawkins * 849 63.7 +6.4
Conservative Michael John Ringham 833
Liberal Democrats Susan Frances Traill 484 36.3 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Robin Steven Fenwick 480
Turnout 39.9
Registered electors 3,505
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lyncombe

Lyncombe (2 seats)[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Bellotti 848 44.4 –16.0
Liberal Democrats Marian McNeir * 827
Conservative Elizabeth Marie Dodgson 767 40.2 +9.5
Conservative Zena Gay Tulyholowycz 680
Green Wendy Blackman 293 15.4 N/A
Green Thelma Vivian Grimes 214
Turnout 47.8
Registered electors 3,984
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Mendip

Mendip[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Warren 418 62.1 +15.1
Labour Nicholas John Simon Ajderian 153 22.7 –16.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew John Wait 102 15.2 +1.9
Majority 265 39.4
Turnout 33.3
Registered electors 2,032
Conservative hold Swing

Midsomer Norton North

Midsomer Norton North (2 seats)[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Margaret Lewis 464 31.7 +14.2
Conservative Shirley Steel 396 27.0 +8.2
Conservative Robin John Maggs 379
Labour Matthew Robert Livsey 366 25.0 –38.7
Liberal Democrats David Alexander Knapton 296
Labour Anne Marie Jovic Sas 285
Independent Julie Mary Moorshead 238 16.3 N/A
Turnout 32.0
Registered electors 4,085
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Midsomer Norton Redfield

Midsomer Norton Redfield (2 seats)[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Watt 627 36.4 +10.5
Independent Betty May Perry 601 34.9 N/A
Conservative Barry James Gillett 559
Labour Co-op Fflyff McLaren 493 28.6 –30.3
Labour Co-op Stewart Edward Weston 270
Turnout 35.8
Registered electors 3,961
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Newbridge

Newbridge (2 seats)[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Loraine Brinkhurst * 888 57.0 –4.7
Liberal Democrats Caroline Roberts * 780
Conservative Robert Peter Baker 669 43.0 +15.7
Conservative David Elkington 618
Turnout 37.7
Registered electors 4,210
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Odd Down

Odd Down (2 seats)[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Hedges * 674 48.2 –12.8
Liberal Democrats Nigel Roberts * 574
Conservative Janet Elizabeth McPherson 523 37.4 +22.6
Conservative Donald Albert Alfons Spearman 442
Labour Co-op Timothy Edwin Pearce 202 14.4 –9.7
Turnout 35.7
Registered electors 3,784
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Oldfield

Oldfield (2 seats)[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ruth Griffiths * 714 54.7 –2.1
Liberal Democrats Shaun McGall * 689
Conservative Audrey Archer 333 25.5 +10.7
Conservative Colin Frederick Evans 298
Labour Co-op Karen Ruth Weston 258 19.8 –13.5
Turnout 34.1
Registered electors 3,767
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Paulton

Paulton (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harriet Joy Ajderian 548 55.1 –16.6
Labour Brian Colin Barrett * 509
Conservative William Alan Brown 280 28.1 N/A
Conservative Joseph Jefferies 202
Liberal Democrats David Matthews 167 16.8 –2.5
Liberal Democrats William Gordon Melling 131
Turnout 25.8
Registered electors 3,883
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Peasedown

Peasedown (2 seats)[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sarah Bevan 606 45.2 +15.8
Liberal Democrats Gail Coleshill 597
Labour Robert Butt 498 37.2 –12.1
Labour Gael Doswell 356
Conservative Brian Harbour 236 17.6 –3.7
Conservative Colleen Patricia Curtis Jefferies 222
Turnout 28.1
Registered electors 4,600
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Publow with Whitchurch

Publow with Whitchurch[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Edwards 360 59.6 +17.6
Labour Lawrence Hunt 164 27.2 –18.7
Liberal Democrats Rosalind Dawn Smallwood 80 13.2 +1.1
Majority 196 32.5
Turnout 32.2
Registered electors 1,883
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Radstock

Radstock (2 seats)[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Phyllis Gay * 658
Independent Jonathan Jeffrey Gay * 461
Labour Co-op Peter Jovic-Sas * 370 32.1 +0.7
Independent Allan Brian George Hall 298
Conservative Gabriel Batt 124 10.8 N/A
Conservative Sebastien Long 109
Turnout 29.8
Registered electors 3,810
Independent gain from Independent Labour Swing
Independent gain from Independent Labour Swing

Saltford

Saltford (2 seats)[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francine Haeberling * 792 66.3 +15.3
Conservative Gordon Wood * 724
Liberal Democrats Raymond Buchanan 402 33.7 +20.1
Liberal Democrats Tony Crouch 334
Turnout 37.0
Registered electors 3,307
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Southdown

Southdown (2 seats)[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Crossley * 619 56.4 –15.7
Liberal Democrats Dine Romero 618
Conservative Kenneth Philip Cragg 253 23.0 +11.9
Labour Grenville Malcolm John Young 226 20.6 +3.8
Conservative John Grant Ferrie 213
Turnout 30.1
Registered electors 4,052
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Timsbury

Timsbury[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Neal Davis 485 56.4 –2.6
Conservative John Kenyon Knibbs 278 32.3 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Gwendoline Rose Matthews 97 11.3 +1.7
Majority 207 24.1
Turnout 42.7
Registered electors 2,029
Labour hold Swing

Twerton

Twerton (2 seats)[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tim Ball * 530 61.5 –10.6
Liberal Democrats Gerry Curran * 404
Labour Co-op Margaret Ann Pearce 186 21.6 +1.2
Conservative Maureen Veronica Bailey 146 16.9 +9.4
Conservative Roger Smith 125
Turnout 23.5
Registered electors 3,531
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Walcot

Walcot (2 seats)[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Dixon 556 34.9 –3.9
Liberal Democrats Colin Darracott 546
Conservative Susan Elizabeth Francesca Yuille 488 30.7 +5.1
Conservative William John Yuille 457
Green Richard Scrase 206 12.9 N/A
Labour Peter John Robert Norris 198 12.4 –19.2
Labour Bernard William Morgan 189
Green Gavin Withers 152
Independent Andrew Benedict Tanner 143
Independent Nicholas Hales 50
Turnout 38.2
Registered electors 4,025
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Westfield

Westfield (2 seats)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Chris Cray 507
Labour Christopher John Dando 437 40.4 –35.1
Labour Wayne Teall 432
Independent Mike Collins 352
Conservative Mark Terence Davey 138 12.8 N/A
Independent Barbara Hawking 120
Turnout 25.6
Registered electors 4,097
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Westmoreland

Westmoreland (2 seats)[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sharon Grace Ball * 543 47.1 –6.5
Liberal Democrats Lynda Hedges * 509
Labour Gillian Wendy Pitman 373 32.3 –2.1
Labour Christopher Jones 356
Conservative Susan Gillian Henley Green 238 20.6 +8.6
Conservative Gervase Antony Manfred O'Donovan 201
Turnout 31.3
Registered electors 3,870
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Weston

Weston (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Timothy John Bullamore * 1,068 50.2 +3.5
Conservative Colin Barrett 1,061 49.8 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Andrews 974
Conservative Malcolm Lees 955
Turnout 50.7
Registered electors 4,030
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Widcombe

Widcombe (2 seats)[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter John Metcalfe * 653 41.8 –13.3
Liberal Democrats Nicole Mauricette O'Flaherty * 628
Conservative Martin Robert Sykes 532 34.0 +9.5
Conservative Brook Whelan 496
Green Susan Patricia Bradley 229 14.7 +4.5
Green Thelma Vivian Grimes 219
Labour Jean Adamson Campbell 149 9.5 –0.7
Labour Mary Elizabeth Young 149
Turnout 36.5
Registered electors 4,029
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

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