2003 City of Lincoln Council election[1][2][3]
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11 of the 33 seats to City of Lincoln Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 27 6
Seats won 11 0
Seats after 27 6
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 14,382 10,005
Percentage 51.5% 35.8%

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Map showing the results of the 2003 Lincoln City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats and blue shows Conservative seats.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

Elections to City of Lincoln Council in Lincolnshire, England, were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the Council was up for election and the Labour Party stayed in overall control of the council.

A trial took place for all postal voting leading to turnout increasing from 26% in 2002 to 47% in this election.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Lincoln Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 0 Steady 100 51.5 14,382 Increase5.1
  Conservative 0 0 0 Steady 0 35.8 10,005 Decrease2.3
  Lincoln Independent Alliance 0 0 0 Steady 0 5.2 1,455 Decrease4.7
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.9 812 Decrease1.5
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.4 657 Increase1.2
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.2 613 Increase2.2

Ward results

Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Location of Abbey ward
Abbey[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Kathleen Brothwell 1,011 50.4
Conservative David Bellamy 641 32.0
Liberal Democrats Charles Shaw 353 17.6
Majority 370 18.4
Turnout 2,005 46.2%
Labour hold

Birchwood

Location of Birchwood ward
Location of Birchwood ward
Birchwood[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Stephen Allnutt 1,100 45.2
Conservative Frank Martin 801 32.9
Lincoln Independent Alliance Richard Hall 532 21.9
Majority 299 12.3
Turnout 2,433 46.3%
Labour hold

Boultham

Location of Boultham ward
Location of Boultham ward
Boultham[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Richard Coupland 1,346 53.6
Independent Malcolm Skeels 613 24.4
Conservative John Woolf 550 21.9
Majority 733 29.2
Turnout 2,509 46.8%
Labour hold

Bracebridge

Location of Bracebridge ward
Location of Bracebridge ward
Bracebridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bud Robinson 1,628 52.5
Conservative Paul Grice 1,473 47.5
Majority 155 5.0
Turnout 3,101 50.8%
Labour hold

Carholme

Location of Carholme ward
Location of Carholme ward
Carholme[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Karen Lee 970 42.0
Conservative Ann Duguid 584 25.3
Liberal Democrats Phillip Mappin 459 19.9
Green Nicola Watson 299 12.9
Majority 386 16.7
Turnout 2,312 45.5%
Labour hold

Castle

Location of Castle ward
Location of Castle ward
Castle[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Anthony Morgan 1,470 66.2
Conservative Michael Reeve 749 33.8
Majority 721 32.4
Turnout 2,219 47.7%
Labour hold

Glebe

Location of Glebe ward
Location of Glebe ward
Glebe[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Richard Metcalfe 1,254 44.0
Lincoln Independent Alliance George Spencer 923 32.4
Conservative Marion Mellows 670 23.5
Majority 331 11.6
Turnout 2,847 48.8%
Labour hold

Hartsholme

Location of Hartsholme ward
Location of Hartsholme ward
Hartsholme[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Christopher Grimshaw 1,563 51.4
Conservative Philip Hubbard 1,477 48.6
Majority 86 2.8
Turnout 3,070 46.7%
Labour hold

Minster

Location of Minster ward
Location of Minster ward
Minster[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Morris Cookson 1,336 50.4
Conservative Anthony Calvert 1,313 49.6
Majority 23 0.8
Turnout 2,649 51.6%
Labour hold

Moorland

Location of Moorland ward
Location of Moorland ward
Moorland[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Geoffrey Ellis 1,638 58.6
Conservative Duncan Fraser 1,157 41.4
Majority 481 17.2
Turnout 2,795 51.0%
Labour hold

Park

Location of Park ward
Location of Park ward
Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Jackson 1,066 52.9
Conservative Barry Briggs 590 29.3
Green Kenneth Yates 358 17.8
Majority 576 23.6
Turnout 2,014 39.1%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 2003". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ "Council by Council - Lincoln". BBC News. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Postal voting is election's big winner". BBC Online. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Andrew Teale. "Local Election Results 2003 - Lincoln". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 5 November 2019.