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2003 Bristol City Council election

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24 of 70 seats (one third) to Bristol City Council
36 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Seats won 31 28 11
Seat change Decrease5 Increase4 Increase1

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2003 local election results in Bristol

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

No Overall Control

The 2003 Bristol City Council election took place on 1 May 2003, on the same day as other local elections in the UK. The Labour Party made a number of losses, mainly to the Liberal Democrats, and lost overall control of the council.[1] Loses included Council leader Diane Bunyan, who lost her Windmill Hill seat to the Liberal Democrats.[2] This year also saw elections contested by the new Bristolian Party, founded by the local 'scandal sheet' The Bristolian, though they failed to win any seats.[3]

Ward results

Ashley

Bristol City Council elections: Ashley Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Shirley Marshall 1,313 41.62
Labour Helga Christine Benson 746 23.65
Bristolian Darryl Malcolm Wandless 343 10.87
Green David Mark Simpson 335 10.62
Socialist Alliance Anne Martha Lemon 202 6.40
Conservative Richard James Manns 151 4.79
Socialist Labour Bernard Joseph Kennedy 65 2.06
Majority 567 17.97
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Bedminster

Bristol City Council elections: Bedminster Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter John Crispin 1,001 31.70
Independent Stewart Robert Parkman 508 16.09
Conservative Christian Virginia Jessie Simpson 436 13.81
Liberal Democrats Paul Elvin 386 12.22
Bristolian Julie Anne Palmer 319 10.10
BNP Clive Courtney 310 9.82
Green Peter Murray Andrews 198 6.27
Majority 493 15.61
Labour hold

Bishopsworth

Bristol City Council elections: Bishopsworth Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Richard Stephen Eddy 2,119 63.63
Labour Julie Watts 735 22.07
BNP David John Millard 195 5.86
Liberal Democrats Jean Althea Lemin 190 5.71
Green Barrie Robert Lewis 91 2.73
Majority 1,384 41.56
Conservative hold

Brislington East

Bristol City Council elections: Brislington East Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter Thomas James Begley 1,165 40.28
Conservative Vincent James Mora 839 29.01
Liberal Democrats Jeffery Exon 448 15.49
BNP John Alan Jarvis 293 10.13
Green David Simon Coombes 103 3.56
Socialist Labour Brian Andrew Corbett 44 1.52
Majority 326 11.27
Labour hold

Brislington West

Bristol City Council elections: Brislington West Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Jackie Norman 1,573 56.16
Labour Terry Cook 611 21.81
Conservative Colin Robert Bretherton 442 15.78
Green Mary Beryl Wood 175 6.25
Majority 962 34.35
Liberal Democrats hold

Cabot

Bristol City Council elections: Cabot Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Anne Pauline White 981 52.83
Labour Brian Peter Mead 290 15.62
Conservative Ian Jenkins Dennis 233 12.55
Bristolian Richard Miles Higgs 178 9.59
Green Lela Helen McTernan 175 9.42
Majority 691 37.21
Liberal Democrats hold

Clifton

Bristol City Council elections: Clifton Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Barbara Janke 1,499 57.19
Conservative Ian Darsie Millard 538 20.53
Labour Andrew Mandeville Butterly 304 11.60
Green Arjuna Krishna-Das 171 6.52
Bristolian Bear Hackenbush 109 4.16
Majority 961 36.66
Liberal Democrats hold

Clifton East

Bristol City Council elections: Clifton East Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Robert Jones 996 45.07
Conservative Stephen Christopher O'Keefe 714 32.31
Labour Dave Sutton 257 11.63
Green John Mark Hills 152 6.88
Bristolian Kevin Richard Bainbridge 91 4.12
Majority 282 12.76
Liberal Democrats hold

Cotham

Bristol City Council elections: Cotham Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Evelyn Mary Elworthy 1,257 52.35
Conservative Alistair Peter Lindsay Watson 395 16.45
Labour Judith Sluglett 386 16.08
Green Geoff Collard 363 15.12
Majority 862 35.90
Liberal Democrats hold

Easton

Bristol City Council elections: Easton Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats John Francis Kelly 1,298 46.21
Labour Raja Khalid 603 21.47
Bristolian Jane Marie Nicholl 427 15.20
Green Samantha Elizabeth Pullinger 264 9.40
Conservative Seva Singh 118 4.20
Socialist Alliance Houri Ghamian 99 3.52
Majority 695 24.74
Liberal Democrats hold

Eastville

Bristol City Council elections: Eastville Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Muriel Cole 1,145 40.35
Labour Malcolm Patterson 781 27.52
Conservative Jonathan Arthur Thorne 498 17.55
Green Martin Cottingham 299 10.54
Independent Robert Hansjurg Paterson 155 4.05
Majority 364 12.83
Liberal Democrats hold

Filwood

Bristol City Council elections: Filwood Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Ian Robert Cooper 1,293 57.16
Labour Mary Catherine Smith 614 27.14
Bristolian Andrew Francis Lovell Cocks 167 7.38
Conservative Jonathan Robert Hucker 127 5.61
Green Mary Elizabeth Thompson 61 2.70
Majority 679 30.02
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Frome Vale

Bristol City Council elections: Frome Vale Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Lesley Ann Alexander 1,602 47.03
Labour Edmund John Bramall 1,175 34.50
Liberal Democrats Roland Ivor Potts 481 14.12
Green Tony John Gosling 148 4.35
Majority 427 12.53
Conservative gain from Labour

Hartcliffe

Bristol City Council elections: Hartcliffe Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mark Royston Brain 996 42.49
Conservative Shirley Diane Hodges 894 38.14
Liberal Democrats Joyce Rosaline Mary Cooper 366 15.61
Green Stephen Petter 88 3.75
Majority 102 4.35
Labour hold

Hengrove

Bristol City Council elections: Hengrove Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Jos Clark 1,600 51.83
Conservative Roy Devid Pepworth 696 22.55
Labour Richard Anthony Hughes 695 22.51
Green Nicholas Owain Thomas 96 3.11
Majority 904 29.28
Liberal Democrats hold

Hillfields

Bristol City Council elections: Hillfields Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Graham Roy Robertson 1,057 43.36
Liberal Democrats John Patrick Hassell 726 29.78
Conservative Lindsay Clare Elliott 655 26.87
Majority 331 13.58
Labour hold

Knowle

Bristol City Council elections: Knowle Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Christopher Davies 1,952 59.58
Labour Philip John Stephen Gibby 717 21.89
Conservative Jennifer Rogers 315 9.62
Green Graham Hugh Davey 179 5.46
Socialist Alliance Clare Hall 113 3.45
Majority 1,235 37.69
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Lawrence Hill

Bristol City Council elections: Lawrence Hill Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats John Richard Astley 1,150 46.30
Labour Carrie Martin 873 35.14
Bristolian Julien George Weston 215 8.66
Conservative Guy Neale Dawe 149 6.00
Green Michael Crawford 97 3.90
Majority 277 11.16
Liberal Democrats hold

Southville

Bristol City Council elections: Southville Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Linda Ruth Slater 1,294 40.94
Green Charles Nicholas Bolton 923 29.20
Conservative Anthony James Smith 419 13.26
Liberal Democrats Andrew Kybert 306 9.68
Bristolian Merv Woolford 159 5.03
Socialist Alternative Mark Ian Baker 60 1.90
Majority 371 11.74
Labour hold

St George East

Bristol City Council elections: St George East Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Margaret Ann Shovelton 1,030 38.66
Conservative Matthew James Denyer 914 34.31
Liberal Democrats Gordon Henry Draper 469 17.61
Bristolian Andrew James Way 144 5.41
Green Donald Brown 107 4.02
Majority 116 4.35
Labour hold

St George West

Bristol City Council elections: St George West Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Edward Deasy 1,044 44.92
Liberal Democrats Gordon Lennox Williams 525 22.59
Conservative Charles William Alexander 438 18.85
Bristolian John Edward Francom 182 7.83
Green David Mowat 135 5.81
Majority 519 22.33
Labour hold

Stockwood

Bristol City Council elections: Stockwood Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jack Lopresti 1,753 51.30
Labour Susan Milestone 741 21.69
Liberal Democrats Robert Ian Johnston 511 14.95
BNP Dianne Mary Carr 330 9.66
Green Royston Clifford Gallop 82 2.40
Majority 1,012 29.61
Conservative hold

Whitchurch Park

Bristol City Council elections: Whitchurch Park Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Helen Holland 910 35.15
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Lance Doddrell 878 33.90
Conservative Kathryn Elizabeth Morris 740 28.57
Green Daniella Elsa Radice 62 2.39
Majority 32 1.24
Labour hold

Windmill Hill

Bristol City Council elections: Windmill Hill Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Mark Bailey 1,558 46.42
Labour Diane Elizabeth Bunyan 917 27.32
Green Patrick Dorian Hulme 327 9.74
Conservative Graham David Morris 229 6.82
Bristolian Roy Norris 226 6.73
Socialist Alliance Sharon Mary Foley 99 2.95
Majority 641 19.10
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

References

  1. ^ "Bristol City Council Election Results for 1 May 2003". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Council leader loses seat". BBC. 1 May 2003. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Smaller parties bang drum for fishing, hospitals and more people power". The Independent. Archived from the original on 1 May 2022. Retrieved 17 April 2016.