Map of the results of the 2003 East Dorset District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in grey.
Map of the results of the 2003 East Dorset District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in grey.

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

Election result

East Dorset local election result 2003[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 24 -2 66.7 59.9 24,753
  Liberal Democrats 11 +2 30.6 36.1 14,921
  Independent 1 0 2.8 1.1 435
  Labour 0 0 0 1.7 723
  Dorset Stop The War 0 0 0 0.7 310
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.5 195

Ward results

Alderholt[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Cozier 530 75.8
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Haynes 169 24.2
Majority 361 51.6
Turnout 699 32.2
Ameysford[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Reynolds 500 73.6
Liberal Democrats David Roberts 179 26.4
Majority 321 47.3
Turnout 679 32.6
Colehill East (2 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Dover 799
Liberal Democrats Donald Wallace 709
Conservative Kevin Johnson 480
Conservative Peter Finney 459
Independent John Bell 132
Labour Kathryn Parish 92
Turnout 2,671 36.8
Colehill West[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Packer 456 58.4
Liberal Democrats Elena Pujol 325 41.6
Majority 131 16.8
Turnout 781 40.5
Corfe Mullen Central (2 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Holland 707
Liberal Democrats Byron Kimber 652
Conservative John Harrington 442
Conservative Peter Haward 405
Turnout 2,206 28.8
Corfe Mullen North[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anne Holland 456 71.3
Conservative Andrew Russell 184 28.8
Majority 272 42.5
Turnout 640 32.8
Corfe Mullen South[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stewart Hearn 441 63.3
Conservative Michael Soper 256 36.7
Majority 185 26.5
Turnout 697 35.1
Crane[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Timothy Palmer 483 74.0
Liberal Democrats Dora Aburrow 170 26.0
Majority 313 47.9
Turnout 653 38.6
Ferndown Central (2 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Queenie Comfort 1,035
Conservative Derek Burt 999
Liberal Democrats Mary Angus 337
Liberal Democrats Percival Bartlett 269
Turnout 2,640 37.5
Ferndown Links (2 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Godfrey 889
Conservative John Little 837
Liberal Democrats Roger Angus 303
Liberal Democrats Philip Harknett 240
Turnout 2,269 29.5
Handley Vale[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pauline Bailey-Wright 415 57.5
Conservative Phyllis Packer 307 42.5
Majority 108 15.0
Turnout 722 36.5
Holt[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Spencer Flower 572 74.3
Liberal Democrats Heather Gurney 198 25.7
Majority 374 48.6
Turnout 770 40.7
Longham[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gladys Elliot 365 59.0
Liberal Democrats Allan White 254 41.0
Majority 111 17.9
Turnout 619 33.9
Parley (2 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Daw 909
Conservative Barbara Manuel 895
Liberal Democrats Helen Reay 230
Liberal Democrats Stephen Dix 226
Labour Christopher Hampton 155
Turnout 2,415 32.4
St Leonards & St Ives East (2 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Warman 1,102
Conservative Michael Dyer 1,014
Liberal Democrats Deirdre Briggs 227
UKIP Allan Tallett 195
Liberal Democrats Lilian Rowe 183
Labour Duncan Finch 129
Turnout 2,850 38.4
St Leonards & St Ives West[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Dudman 781 81.9
Liberal Democrats Dennis Truscott 173 18.1
Majority 608 63.7
Turnout 954 47.0
Stapehill[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Russell 541 80.9
Liberal Democrats Mario Rouse 128 19.1
Majority 413 61.7
Turnout 669 34.6
Stour[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Guinn 334 56.6
Conservative John Moore 256 43.4
Majority 78 13.2
Turnout 590 30.5
Three Cross & Potterne[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Victor Redpath 243 57.9
Liberal Democrats Carol Bond 177 42.1
Majority 66 15.7
Turnout 420 22.7
Verwood Dewlands (2 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toni Coombs 809
Conservative Josephine Staunton-Lambert 684
Liberal Democrats Peter Baker 481
Liberal Democrats Adam Reay 408
Turnout 2,382 34.0
Verwood Newtown[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Boyden Mortimer 386 53.8
Liberal Democrats Lindsey Dedden 271 37.8
Independent Derrick Crisp 60 8.4
Majority 115 16.0
Turnout 717 35.8
Verwood Stephen's Castle (2 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Burt 776
Conservative Lucy Clark 762
Liberal Democrats Michael Daymond 617
Liberal Democrats Poppy Baker 611
Turnout 2,766 40.1
West Moors (3 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Clarke 1,525
Conservative David Durley 1,511
Conservative Andrew Skeats 1,368
Liberal Democrats Jeanne Roberts 402
Liberal Democrats Alan Dedden 375
Liberal Democrats Frank Gardiner 372
Labour Michael Shine 347
Turnout 5,901 34.0
Wimborne Minster (3 seats)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Hymers 1,224
Liberal Democrats David Morgan 968
Liberal Democrats Marilyn Osner 891
Conservative Ivy Ellis 833
Conservative Alan Flint 775
Conservative Christine Reaks 627
Dorset Stop The War Damien Stone 194
Dorset Stop The War Geoffrey Stone 116
Turnout 5,628 35.8

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ "English councils - Non-metropolitan districts". The Times. NewsBank. 3 May 2003. p. 47.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Backlash as Lib Dems lose Poole and Tories lose Bournemouth". Dorset Echo. 2 May 2003. Archived from the original on 9 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "District Election Results 2003". East Dorset District Council. Political Science Resources. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.