Map of the results of the 2003 Fenland council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and independent in grey.
Map of the results of the 2003 Fenland council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and independent in grey.

The 2003 Fenland District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Fenland District Council in Cambridgeshire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999.[1] The Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[2]


2003 Fenland District Council election

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All 40 seats to Fenland District Council
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election ? seats, ?% ? seats, ?% ? seats, ?%

  Fourth party
 
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Party Independent

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives easily stay in control of the council taking 36 of the 40 seats, with Conservative candidates having been unopposed in 11 wards.[3] The only ward where any other group won all of the seats was in Waterlees in Wisbech, where Labour took both seats.[3]

Fenland Local Election Result 2003[4][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 36 - - +7 90.0 67.5 13,088
  Labour 3 - - -4 7.5 21.7 4,209
  Independent 1 - - -2 2.5 6.7 1,306
  Liberal Democrats 0 - - -1 0 2.9 567
  Green 0 - - 0 0 1.1 223

14 Conservative candidates were unopposed at the election.[4]

Ward results

Bassenhally (Whittlesey)[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kenneth Mayor unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
Benwick, Coates and Eastrea (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Thomas Butcher unopposed
Conservative Pamela Potts unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Birch (Chatteris) [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Alan Melton 304 66.5
Labour David Biggs 153 33.5
Majority 151 33.0
Turnout 457 28.7
Conservative win (new seat)
Clarkson (Wisbech)[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Carol Cox 245 64.6
Labour Ann Purt 134 35.4
Majority 111 29.2
Turnout 379 23.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Delph[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Denise Laws unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
Doddington[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Geoffrey Harper unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
Elm and Christchurch (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Cotterell 550
Conservative Evelyn Green 486
Independent Phillip Webb 368
Turnout 1,404 27.2
Hill (Wisbech) (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Simon King 621
Conservative Henry Wegg 574
Labour Lewis Purt 258
Turnout 1,453 25.4
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Kingsmoor (Whittlesey) [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Curtis 239 57.6
Labour Douglas Costain 176 42.4
Majority 63 15.2
Turnout 415 32.1
Kirkgate (Wisbech) [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Leslie Sims 245 66.9
Labour Ronald Harris 121 33.1
Majority 124 33.8
Turnout 366 21.6
Conservative win (new seat)
Lattersey[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Stephen Garratt unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
Manea[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Jolley unopposed
March East (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Keane 805
Conservative Frederick Yeulett 674
Labour Barry Howlett 672
Labour Barry Wales 662
Conservative Leon Hyde 624
Labour Martin Field 509
Green Christopher Bennett 223
Turnout 4,169 29.0
March North (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Patricia Brewin 716
Conservative Trevor Quince 641
Conservative John West 633
Conservative Kimberley French 612
Turnout 2,602 24.1
March West (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet French unopposed
Conservative Christopher Owen unopposed
Conservative Peter Skoulding unopposed
Medworth (Wisbech) [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jonathon Farmer unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Bellamy 683
Conservative Clifford Edwards 630
Labour John Cook 264
Turnout 1,577 29.7
Peckover (Wisbech) [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Elizabeth Carlisle 295 77.2
Labour Simon Massen 87 22.8
Majority 208 54.4
Turnout 382 22.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Roman Bank (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Michael Humphrey 851
Conservative Brian Hardy 849
Conservative Peter Ward 810
Labour Richard Hibbert 329
Turnout 2,839 27.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Slade Lode[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Peter Dickinson 165 39.4
Liberal Democrats Christopher Howes 129 30.8
Labour Grant Osbourn 125 29.8
Majority 36 8.6
Turnout 419 25.6
Conservative win (new seat)
St Andrews[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ronald Speechley unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
St Marys[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ursula Cuffe unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
Staithe (Wisbech) [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Anthony Green unopposed
Conservative win (new seat)
The Mills[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Albert German 360 61.9
Independent Stephen Wilson 222 38.1
Majority 138 23.8
Turnout 582 31.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Waterlees (Wisbech) (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Stephen Cawthorne 317
Labour Avis Gilliatt 297
Conservative Yvonne Lawrence 230
Conservative Susanah Farmer 192
Liberal Democrats Paul Clapp 162
Turnout 1,198 17.7
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Wenneye[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Peter Murphy 353 56.1
Liberal Democrats Florence Newell 276 43.9
Majority 77 12.2
Turnout 629 35.1
Conservative win (new seat)
Wimblington[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jillian Tuck 417 79.9
Labour Claire Osbourn 105 20.1
Majority 312 59.8
Turnout 522 37.4

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Local council election results". The Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Fenland District Council results 2003". BBC News Online. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  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 y z aa ab ac "Election Results". Fenland District Council. Political Science Resources. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2011.