2003 Exeter City Council election [1][2]
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14 of the 40 seats to Exeter City Council
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout35.6%
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 22 8
Seats won 5 4
Seats after 20 10
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 7,016 5,306
Percentage 32.2% 24.3%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative Liberal
Last election 6 4
Seats won 2 2
Seats after 6 4
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 5,778 2,348
Percentage 26.5% 10.8%

Exeter UK local election 2003 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2003 Exeter City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, yellow shows the Liberal Democrats and orange shows the Liberals. Wards in grey had no election.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2003 Exeter City Council election took place on 1 May 2003, to elect members of Exeter City Council in Devon, England. The election was held concurrently with other local elections in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour Party lost control of the council, which it had held since 1995.[3]

Results summary

2003 Exeter City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 5 Decrease 2 38.5 15 20 50.0 7,016 32.6 -7.0
  Liberal Democrats 4 Increase 2 30.8 6 10 25.0 5,306 24.6 +2.7
  Conservative 2 Steady 15.4 4 6 15.0 5,778 26.8 +2.7
  Liberal 2 Steady 15.4 2 4 10.0 2,103 9.8 +2.4
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 791 3.7 -2.2
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 324 1.5 +0.7
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 164 0.8 +0.4
  Socialist Alternative 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 67 0.3 N/A

Ward results

Alphington

Alphington
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Peter Wadham 1,229 54.5%
Conservative Peter Cox 628 27.8%
Labour Celia Morrish 398 17.6%
Majority 601 26.7%
Turnout 2,255
Liberal Democrats hold

Cowick

Cowick
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Michael Mills 701 42.5%
Conservative Margaret Baldwin 626 38.0%
Liberal Democrats Rodney Ruffle 196 11.9%
UKIP David Challice 77 4.7%
Green John Hayward 49 3.0%
Majority 75 4.5%
Turnout 1,649
Labour hold

Duryard

Duryard
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Cherry Luxton 553 47.6%
Conservative Graham Stone 380 32.7%
Labour Dominic O'Brien 125 10.8%
Green Suzanne Dunstan 103 8.9%
Majority 173 14.9%
Turnout 1,161
Liberal Democrats hold

Exwick

Exwick
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Roy Slack 843 47.8%
Independent David Mashiter 260 14.7%
Conservative Daniel Bower 253 14.4%
Liberal Democrats Paul Pettinger 240 13.6%
UKIP Lawrence Harper 87 4.9%
Green Thomas Chant 80 4.5%
Majority 583 33.1%
Turnout 1,763
Labour hold

Heavitree

Heavitree
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal David Morrish 1,176 67.7%
Labour Ian Martin 272 15.7%
Conservative Jonathan Farquharson 194 11.2%
Liberal Democrats Pamela Thickett 95 5.5%
Majority 904 52.0%
Turnout 1,737
Liberal hold

Mincinglake

Mincinglake & Whipton
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Dilys Baldwin 566 53.5%
Conservative Richard Briggs 246 23.3%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Soper 175 16.6%
Green Alison Raddon 42 4.0%
Socialist Alternative Peter Sloman 28 2.6%
Majority 320 30.3%
Turnout 1,057
Labour hold

Priory

Priory
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mark Baldwin 1,007 55.4%
Conservative Iris Newby 467 25.7%
Liberal Democrats Maxwell Carrolle 345 19.0%
Majority 540 29.7%
Turnout 1,819
Labour hold

St James

St Davids
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Kevin Mitchell 532 39.5%
Labour Marcel Choules 483 35.9%
Conservative Alexander Barahona 170 12.6%
Green Anita Sutcliffe 162 12.0%
Majority 49 3.6%
Turnout 1,347
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

St Leonards

St Leonards
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Winterbottom 873 48.5%
Labour Eileen Digweed 515 28.6%
Liberal Democrats Sheila Hobden 199 11.1%
Green Nicholas Discombe 149 8.3%
Independent Terence Griffin 64 3.6%
Majority 358 19.9%
Turnout 1,800
Conservative hold

St Loyes

St Loyes
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Margaret Danks 749 59.9%
Conservative Emily Dover 223 17.8%
Labour Christine Buswell 207 16.5%
Liberal Democrats Thomas Revesz 72 5.8%
Majority 526 42.0%
Turnout 1,251
Liberal hold

St Thomas

St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Adrian Fullam 1,108 54.8%
Labour Connel Boyle 660 32.6%
Conservative Gerald Sclater 179 8.8%
Green Paul Edwards 76 3.8%
Majority 448 22.1%
Turnout 2,023
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Topsham

Topsham
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Robert Bewby 1,199 59.8%
Liberal Democrats John Bryant 384 19.1%
Labour Michael Groves 293 14.6%
Green Joyce Barkla 130 6.5%
Majority 815 40.6%
Turnout 2,006
Conservative hold

Whipton & Barton

Whipton & Barton
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Hilda Sterry 946 49.1%
Liberal Keith Danks 423 22.0%
Conservative Keith Nelson-Tomsen 340 17.7%
Liberal Democrats Pauline Osterly 178 9.2%
Socialist Alternative Elizabeth Allnatt 39 2.0%
Majority 523 27.1%
Turnout 1,926
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2015). Exeter City Council Election Results 1973-2012 (PDF). University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 11.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2003). Local Elections Handbook 2003 (PDF). University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Vote 2003". BBC News.