2003 Havant Borough Council election

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10 of 38 seats to Havant Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Seats before 23 9 6
Seats won 8 2 0
Seats after 23 8 7
Seat change Steady Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 12,013 5,509 2,704
Percentage 56.6 26.0 12.7

Havant UK local election 2003 map.svg
Results by Ward

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2003 Havant Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Havant Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

The Conservative majority on the council was unchanged after they both gained and lost one seat.[3]

Havant local election result 2003[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 1 0 80.0 56.6 12,013 +4.0%
  Liberal Democrats 2 1 0 +1 20.0 26.0 5,509 +1.9%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 12.7 2,704 -7.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 856 +0.8%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 136 +0.2%

Ward results

Bedhampton

Bedhampton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anthony Welch 1,008 42.7
Conservative Kenneth Smith 957 40.5
Labour Carl Roberts 205 8.7
Green Terry Mitchell 193 8.2
Majority 51 2.2
Turnout 2,363 34.3 -6.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cowplain

Cowplain[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marjorie Smallcorn 1,117 58.7
Liberal Democrats Valerie Hartridge 589 31.0
Labour Kenneth Monks 196 10.3
Majority 528 27.7
Turnout 1,902 26.4 -1.5
Conservative hold Swing

Emsworth

Emsworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Virginia Wilson-Smith 1,779 59.3
Liberal Democrats John Cosslett 876 29.2
Labour William Gilchrist 345 11.5
Majority 903 30.1
Turnout 3,000 39.0 -3.8
Conservative hold Swing

Hart Plain

Hart Plain[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dennis West 701 40.8
Conservative Leonard Shaw 685 39.8
Labour Howard Sherlock 197 11.5
Independent Kevin Ratcliffe 136 7.9
Majority 16 1.0
Turnout 1,719 23.6 -1.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Hayling East

Hayling East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Collins 1,192 59.5
Labour Sheila Mealy 461 23.0
Liberal Democrats John Clouting 225 11.2
Green Frederick Gibson 127 6.3
Majority 731 36.5
Turnout 2,005 28.1 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing

Hayling West

Hayling West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andy Lenaghan 1,655 71.7
Liberal Democrats Margaret Steentoft 358 15.5
Labour Michael Clarke 296 12.8
Majority 1,297 56.2
Turnout 2,309 33.6 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing

Purbrook

Purbrook[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilary Farrow 1,180 63.9
Labour Nicolas Potts 365 19.8
Liberal Democrats Leslie Voice 303 16.4
Majority 815 44.1
Turnout 1,848 25.6 -5.2
Conservative hold Swing

St. Faiths

St. Faiths[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Bolton 1,387 51.6
Liberal Democrats Hugh Benzie 583 21.7
Green Timothy Dawes 536 20.0
Labour Derek Smith 180 6.7
Majority 804 29.9
Turnout 2,686 39.0 -6.4
Conservative hold Swing

Stakes

Stakes[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Hilton 650 48.1
Labour Margaret Beauvoisin 459 33.9
Liberal Democrats Bill Sargent 243 18.0
Majority 191 14.2
Turnout 1,352 18.2 -3.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Waterloo

Waterloo[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Moss 1,411 69.4
Liberal Democrats Faith Ponsonby 623 30.6
Majority 788 38.8
Turnout 2,034 27.4
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2003 and 2004

Waterloo by-election 13 November 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,083 65.5 -3.9
Liberal Democrats 401 24.3 -6.3
Labour 169 10.2 +10.2
Majority 682 41.3 +2.6
Turnout 1,653 22.3 -5.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Election results". Financial Times. NewsBank. 2 May 2003. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Elections see balance of power shift". The News. 2 May 2003.
  4. ^ "English councils - Non-metropolitan districts". The Times. NewsBank. 3 May 2003. p. 47.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Local Council Election Results". Havant Borough Council. Political Science Resources. Archived from the original on 15 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2014.