The 2003 Braintree District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Braintree District Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

2003 Braintree District Council election

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59 seats to Braintree District Council
30 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Blank Blank Blank
Party Conservative Labour Halstead Residents
Last election 17 seats, 29.0% 31 seats, 45.2% N/A
Seats won 27 20 5
Seat change Increase 10 Decrease 11 Increase 5
Popular vote 24,265 22,840 4,542
Percentage 35.7% 33.6% 6.7%
Swing Increase 6.7% Decrease 11.6% N/A

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Blank Blank Blank
Party Liberal Democrats Green Independent
Last election 3 seats, 13.8% 2 seats, 4.1% 4 seats, 4.8%
Seats won 4 2 2
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Decrease 2
Popular vote 8,509 4,064 3,658
Percentage 12.5% 6.0% 5.6%
Swing Decrease 1.3% Increase 1.9% Increase 0.6%

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

No overall control

Summary

Candidates by party

Labour Party (57/59)





Conservative Party (44/59)





Liberal Democrats (29/59)





Green Party (14/59)





Independent (10/59)





Halstead Residents (5/59)





Results

2003 Braintree District Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 27 Increase 10 45.0 35.7 24,265 +6.7
  Labour 20 Decrease 11 33.3 33.6 22,840 -11.6
  Halstead Residents 5 Increase 5 8.3 6.7 4,542 New
  Liberal Democrats 4 Increase 1 6.7 12.5 8,509 -1.3
  Green 2 Steady 3.3 6.0 4,064 +1.9
  Independent 2 Decrease 2 3.3 5.4 3,658 +0.6
  Residents 0 Decrease 3 0.0 -3.0

Ward results

Black Norley & Terling

Black Norley & Terling
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats P. Turner 504 39.3
Conservative M. Gallone 501 39.0
Liberal Democrats J. Turner 449 35.0
Conservative C. Louis 377 29.4
Labour M. Williams 201 15.7
Labour R. Horrell 151 11.8
Turnout 1,283 44.0
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Bocking Blackwater

Bocking Blackwater
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Schmitt 733 44.3
Conservative D. Reid 713 43.1
Conservative R. Haslam 701 42.4
Labour A. Bishop 647 39.1
Labour R. Lodge 572 34.6
Labour M. Shirvington 527 31.9
Liberal Democrats S. Seymour 321 19.4
Liberal Democrats T. Graystone 278 16.8
Green W. Partridge 222 13.4
Turnout 1,653 27.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Bocking North

Bocking North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Mann 496 54.1 -15.2
Labour A. Everard 450 49.1 -13.2
Conservative T. McMillan 300 32.7 N/A
Conservative P. Walsh 275 30.0 +2.1
Liberal Democrats E. Fierheller 155 16.9 ±0.0
Turnout 917 27.5 -0.4
Labour hold
Labour hold

Bocking South

Bocking South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Green 566 61.3 -2.8
Labour M. Thorogood 536 58.1 -8.6
Conservative N. Birks 297 32.2 +3.7
Conservative A. Scattergood 222 24.1 -5.2
Green D. Stewart 145 15.7 +7.6
Turnout 923 24.6 -1.2
Labour hold
Labour hold

Bradwell, Silver End & Rivenhall

Bradwell, Silver End & Rivenhall
Party Candidate Votes %
Green James Abbott 855 58.3
Green Philip Hughes 755 51.5
Labour G. Tew 434 29.6
Labour M. Cann 399 27.2
Liberal Democrats A. Final 178 12.1
Liberal Democrats B. French 170 11.6
Turnout 1,466 40.2
Green win (new seat)
Green win (new seat)

Braintree Central

Braintree Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R. Cavinder 487 36.6 +18.8
Labour M. Green 476 35.7 -20.8
Labour W. Edwards 466 35.0 -19.8
Labour D. Lotery 452 33.9 -17.0
Conservative J. Brown 451 33.9 +11.1
Conservative J. McKee 446 33.5 +11.3
Liberal Democrats R. McDermott 390 29.3 +13.0
Liberal Democrats J. Fish 387 29.1 +11.3
Independent B. Buchan 344 25.8 N/A
Independent R. Green 256 19.2 N/A
Green D. Darney 133 10.0 +0.9
Turnout 1,332 25.0 +3.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Labour hold
Labour hold

Braintree East

Braintree East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Bishop 597 52.0 -3.2
Labour E. Lynch 531 46.3 -0.9
Labour C. Coughlan 502 43.7 -2.8
Conservative D. McIntosh 304 26.5 -0.6
Independent L. Clark 254 22.1 N/A
Independent M. Buchan 228 19.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats P. Lemon 219 19.1 -1.8
Liberal Democrats P. Brooks 216 18.8 -3.2
Turnout 1,148 25.7 +5.4
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Braintree South

Braintree South
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Lynch 611 46.8
Labour A. Millam 563 43.1
Liberal Democrats D. Rice 528 40.4
Labour R. Parsons 520 39.8
Conservative D. Messer 371 28.4
Conservative H. Rix 337 25.8
Green D. Andrews 187 14.3
Turnout 1,306 25.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Bumpstead

Bumpstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Collar 534 71.0 +10.1
Labour A. Bennett 218 29.0 -10.1
Turnout 752 39.7 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase10.1

Coggeshall & North Feering

Coggeshall & North Feering
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative P. Newton 767 48.2
Conservative N. Edey 738 46.4
Labour C. Joyce 640 40.2
Labour T. Layzell 598 37.6
Liberal Democrats D. Sibley 231 14.5
Green M. Langsdon 172 10.8
Turnout 1,591 41.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Cressing & Stisted

Cressing & Stisted
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent L. Flint 353 55.9
Conservative D. Heasman 279 44.1
Majority 74 11.8
Turnout 632 28.0
Independent win (new seat)

Gosfield & Greenstead Green

Gosfield & Greenstead Green
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B. Broyd 531 55.1
Independent R. Waters 294 30.5
Labour D. Marshall 138 14.3
Majority 237 24.6
Turnout 963 48.0
Conservative win (new seat)

Great Notley & Braintree West

Great Notley & Braintree West
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Butland 862 60.4
Conservative A. Jenner 794 55.6
Conservative R. Walters 767 53.7
Liberal Democrats L. Beckett 341 23.9
Liberal Democrats P. Braley 316 22.1
Liberal Democrats T. Brooks 304 21.3
Independent A. Watts 192 13.4
Labour L. Barlow 168 11.8
Labour B. Tate 158 11.1
Labour A. Tearle 141 9.9
Turnout 1,428 32.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Halstead St. Andrew's

Halstead St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Halstead Residents M. Gage 1,042 70.3 N/A
Halstead Residents B. Gage 1,037 70.0 N/A
Halstead Residents H. Catley 1,029 69.4 N/A
Labour G. McCoyd 377 25.4 -0.5
Labour T. Rogers 372 25.1 -4.6
Labour S. Gilbert 346 23.3 N/A
Turnout 1,482 28.5 -4.2
Halstead Residents gain from Residents
Halstead Residents gain from Residents
Halstead Residents win (new seat)

Halstead Trinity

Halstead Trinity
Party Candidate Votes %
Halstead Residents J. Pell 822 77.3
Halstead Residents J. Pilgrim 612 57.6
Labour M. Fincken 362 34.1
Labour S. Knight 344 32.4
Turnout 1,063 30.0
Halstead Residents win (new seat)
Halstead Residents win (new seat)

Hatfield Peverel

Hatfield Peverel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. Bigden 806 76.7 +19.8
Conservative D. Finch 684 65.1 +9.3
Labour P. Watt 257 24.5 -5.1
Labour V. Bermudez 225 21.4 +1.0
Turnout 1,051 30.5 -0.6
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Headingham & Maplestead

Headingham & Maplestead
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Beavis 1,013 61.8
Conservative C. Tanner 924 56.3
Conservative W. Scattergood 710 43.3
Liberal Democrats S. Bolter 542 33.0
Labour N. Owen 332 20.2
Independent P. Schwier 310 18.9
Labour S. Goodfellow 259 15.8
Labour K. Tew 199 12.1
Turnout 1,640 32.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Kelvedon

Kelvedon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Foster 732 41.9 +4.1
Conservative R. Mitchell 655 37.5 +2.7
Labour E. Davidson 592 33.9 -10.5
Labour I. Marshall 579 33.1 -11.3
Independent J. Hackworth 387 22.2 N/A
Independent B. Boyer 300 17.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats M. Ashby 198 11.3 -0.7
Turnout 1,747 45.0 +3.1
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative gain from Labour

Panfield

Panfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Wilkinson 421 70.8 +14.3
Labour R. Green 174 29.2 -14.3
Turnout 595 36.0 -5.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase14.3

Rayne

Rayne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats A. Meadows 369 50.8 -3.8
Conservative E. Macnee 358 49.2 +17.4
Majority 11 1.6 -21.2
Turnout 727 43.2 +10.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease10.6

Stour Valley North

Stour Valley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. Harley 447 62.7 -2.6
Liberal Democrats M. Posen 136 19.1 N/A
Labour P. Owen 130 18.2 -16.5
Majority 311 43.6 +13.0
Turnout 713 41.2 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Stour Valley South

Stour Valley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Shelton 498 73.1 +8.8
Labour F. Hearn 183 26.9 +7.9
Majority 315 46.2 +0.9
Turnout 681 37.0 -5.3
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.5

The Three Colnes

The Three Colnes
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent B. Gaught 740 60.3
Conservative G. Spray 658 53.6
Labour R. Alston 314 25.6
Labour S. Overnell 305 24.8
Turnout 1,228 32.2
Independent win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Three Fields

Three Fields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Finbow 800 72.2 +3.7
Conservative S. Walsh 783 70.7 +0.1
Labour A. Axtell 230 20.8 -2.6
Labour J. Overnell 221 19.9 -6.0
Turnout 1,108 36.5 +1.8
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Upper Colne

Upper Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Bolton 450 67.0 -3.6
Liberal Democrats E. Jones 132 19.6 N/A
Labour P. Long 90 13.4 -16.0
Majority 318 47.4 +6.2
Turnout 672 34.0 -8.4
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Witham Chipping Hill & Central

Witham Chipping Hill & Central
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Barlow 443 36.8
Conservative M. Lager 443 36.8
Labour I. Pointon 372 30.9
Liberal Democrats B. Fleet 363 30.1
Liberal Democrats C. May 268 22.3
Green N. Brunton 255 21.2
Turnout 1,204 33.0
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Witham North

Witham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Evans 462 55.5 -14.6
Labour J. Gyford 435 52.3 -15.6
Conservative C. Heasman 215 25.8 +3.7
Liberal Democrats D. Barber 157 18.9 N/A
Green N. Scales 138 16.6 +1.1
Green C. Gerrard 115 13.8 +2.0
Turnout 832 22.8 -0.7
Labour hold
Labour hold

Witham South

Witham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Martin 583 43.7 -10.4
Labour P. Heath 574 43.0 N/A
Labour R. Tincknell 521 39.0 -9.8
Conservative J. Jarvis 515 38.6 +13.4
Conservative R. Ramage 498 37.3 +12.7
Conservative D. Louis 469 35.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats B. Dearlove 219 16.4 +0.2
Liberal Democrats C. Gerrard 194 14.5 +1.1
Green S. Ransome 178 13.3 +6.1
Turnout 1,335 27.8 +6.1
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour win (new seat)

Witham West

Witham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Boylan 564 44.7 N/A
Labour K. Tearle 546 43.2 -6.6
Labour J. Reekle 533 42.2 -6.9
Conservative J. Walton 426 33.7 +3.7
Green S. Hicks 314 24.9 +16.0
Green P. Brunton 297 23.5 +14.6
Liberal Democrats P. Hooper 294 23.3 +9.0
Green K. Peterson 253 20.0 +11.1
Turnout 1,263 24.8 -5.1
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour win (new seat)

Yeldham

Yeldham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. McCrea 245 42.5 N/A
Labour S. Scrivens 168 29.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats T. Ellis 163 28.3 N/A
Majority 77 13.3 N/A
Turnout 576 36.5 N/A
Conservative gain from Labour Swing N/A

By-elections

Hedingham and Maplestead

Hedingham and Maplestead: 11 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 664 45.8 +21.1
Conservative 625 43.1 -3.0
Labour 160 11.0 -4.1
Majority 39 2.7 N/A
Turnout 1,449
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase12.1

Rayne

Rayne: 14 October 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 289 49.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrats 272 46.6 -4.2
Green 23 3.9 N/A
Majority 17 2.9 N/A
Turnout 584
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase2.3

References

  1. ^ "Braintree District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 June 2020.