Elections to Eastleigh Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Eastleigh Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 1 2 -1 71.4 47.3 10,136 -1.5%
  Conservative 2 1 0 +1 14.3 27.6 5,921 -4.4%
  Labour 2 1 1 0 14.3 20.1 4,311 +1.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 817 +3.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 253 +1.1%

Ward results

Bishopstoke East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Angela Roling 560 44.7
Labour Mary Shepherd 285 22.7
Conservative Peter Bryant 267 21.3
UKIP Stephen Challis 142 11.3
Majority 275 22.0
Turnout 1,254 29.0 -3.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bishopstoke West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Toher 836 50.6
Liberal Democrats Andrew Moore 638 38.6
Conservative Michael McKay 179 10.8
Majority 198 12.0
Turnout 1,653 39.9 -2.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Burlesdon & Old Netley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Antonia Craig 795 49.6
Conservative Paul Elswood 565 35.2
Labour Rodney Cummins 128 8.0
UKIP Maurice Bennett 116 7.2
Majority 230 14.4
Turnout 1,604 29.5 -3.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Eastleigh Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steven Sollitt 889 45.4
Labour William Luffman 837 42.7
Conservative Stephen Gosling 175 8.9
UKIP Timothy Cruell 58 3.0
Majority 51 2.7
Turnout 1,959 31.5 -1.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Eastleigh North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Wall 825 46.6
Labour Christopher Abraham 413 23.3
Conservative Richard Hall 280 15.8
Independent Samuel Snook 253 14.3
Majority 412 23.3
Turnout 1,771 29.3 -3.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Eastleigh South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gillian Connell 854 49.0
Liberal Democrats William Furness 563 32.3
Conservative Susan Hall 229 13.1
UKIP Ann Bays 97 5.6
Majority 291 16.7
Turnout 1,743 30.8 -1.1
Labour hold Swing
Fair Oak & Horton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Smith 944 58.5
Conservative Martin Briggs 330 20.5
Labour John Sorley 191 11.8
UKIP George McGuinness 148 9.2
Majority 614 38.0
Turnout 1,613 25.4 -5.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hamble-le-Rice & Butlocks Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernie Wright 835 53.7
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Cross 582 37.4
Labour Elsie Truscott 112 7.2
UKIP Beryl Humphrey 27 1.7
Majority 253 16.3
Turnout 1,556 38.9 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Hedge End St Johns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats June Hughes 1,219 52.6
Conservative Paulette Holt 740 31.9
UKIP Frederick Estall 229 9.9
Labour Paul Christopher 130 5.6
Majority 479 20.7
Turnout 2,318 39.4 +3.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hedge End Grange Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Pretty 618 54.9
Conservative Paul Philp 461 41.0
Labour Philip Grice 46 4.1
Majority 157 13.9
Turnout 1,125 28.1 -3.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hedge End Wildern
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats George Fraser 609 52.3
Conservative Thomas Harvey 471 40.5
Labour Ian Jelly 84 7.2
Majority 138 11.8
Turnout 1,164 28.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Netley Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats George Wintle 743 62.5
Conservative Anthony Blackman 287 24.2
Labour Matthew Crocker 158 13.3
Majority 456 38.3
Turnout 1,188 29.5 -3.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
West End North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven Broomfield 578 46.9
Liberal Democrats Martin Kyrle 547 44.4
Labour Christine Hadley 108 8.8
Majority 31 2.5
Turnout 1,233 31.8 +0.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
West End South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Goodall 604 48.1
Conservative Colin Murphy 524 41.7
Labour Nigel Welton 129 10.3
Majority 80 6.4
Turnout 1,257 28.0 -2.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing