Map of the results of the 2003 Bolsover District Council election. Labour in red, independents in light grey and Whitwell Residents Association in grey.
Map of the results of the 2003 Bolsover District Council election. Labour in red, independents in light grey and Whitwell Residents Association in grey.

The 2003 Bolsover District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Bolsover District Council in Derbyshire, England. The whole council was up for election after boundary changes and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Election result

Labour won 31 of the 37 seats on the council to keep a 25-seat majority on the council.[2] Of the other 6 seats, 4 were won by independents, while the remaining 2 seats were taken by the Whitwell Residents Association, which won both seats in Whitwell ward.[2] Overall turnout at the election was about 30%, reaching a high of 42.4% in Elmton-with-Creswell.[2]

Bolsover local election result 2003[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 31 -1 83.8 53.9 11,568
  Independent 4 0 10.8 31.6 6,791
  Whitwell Residents Association 2 +1 5.4 6.4 1,373
  Conservative 0 0 0 7.2 1,544
  BNP 0 0 0 0.5 101
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0.5 97

Ward results

Barlborough (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Shaw unopposed
Labour Eion Watts unopposes
Blackwell (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Moesby 710
Labour Alan Tomlinson 631
Independent Sally Gray 517
Turnout 1,858
Bolsover North West (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Bowman unopposed
Labour Thomas Rodda unopposed
Bolsover South (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jennie Bennett unopposed
Labour Alan Hodkin unopposed
Bolsover West (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosemary Bowler unopposed
Labour Bran Huddless unopposed
Clowne North (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Brian Hendry 415
Labour Sidney Patrick 373
Labour Duncan Haywood 306
Independent Andrew Patterson 272
Turnout 1,366
Clowne South (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Hendry 435
Labour James Smith 375
Labour Peter Linley 372
Turnout 1,182
Elmton-with-Creswell (3 seats)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Duncan McGregor 1,002
Independent James Clifton 883
Labour Rita Turner 777
Independent Shaun Wass 766
Labour Enid Glassey 656
Independent Shirley Staniforth 575
Independent Robert Davis 261
Turnout 4,920 42.4
Pinxton (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Dooley 534
Labour Dennis Kelly 476
Independent Leonard Worrall 386
Turnout 1,396
Pleasley (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Bowmer unopposed
Labour Ann Syrett unopposed
Scarcliffe (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Peake 688
Labour Malcolm Crane 591
Independent Celso Sabido 530
BNP Mark Stringfellow 101
Socialist Alliance Raymond Holmes 97
Turnout 2,007
Shirebrook East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Murray-Carr unopposed
Shirebrook Langwith[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Walker unopposed
Shirebrook North West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Dawkins unopposed
Shirebrook South East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hazel Ward unopposed
Shirebrook South West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Fritchley unopposed
South Normanton East (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Cook 448
Labour Malcolm Hodges 396
Conservative Anne Smith 218
Conservative Keith Smith 190
Turnout 1,252
South Normanton West (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trevor Lane 496
Labour Joan Morley 484
Labour John Phelan 470
Conservative Susan Curry 425
Independent John Hudson 404
Conservative David Blythe 378
Conservative Paul Smith 333
Turnout 2,990
Tibshelf (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Michael Coupe 734
Labour Alison Beckett 622
Independent Raymond Heffer 613
Labour Graham Parkin 360
Turnout 2,329
Whitwell (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whitwell Residents Association George Webster 755
Whitwell Residents Association Vivienne Mills 618
Labour Dennis Reynolds 428
Labour Kenneth Stevenson 373
Turnout 2,174

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Cruising back into power". Derbyshire Times. 8 May 2003. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "District Council Election Results 2003". Bolsover District Council. Archived from the original on 29 August 2004. Retrieved 20 July 2014.