Map of the results of the 2003 Huntingdonshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2003.
Map of the results of the 2003 Huntingdonshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2003.

The 2003 Huntingdonshire District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire, 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

Huntingdonshire local election result 2003[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 1 1 0 66.7 50.7 11,156 +4.6%
  Liberal Democrats 5 1 1 0 27.8 37.2 8,179 -0.3%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.6 1.5 333 -3.1%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 10.6 2,325 -1.1%

Ward results

Earith[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Eddy 543 53.1 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Owen McLaughlin 380 37.2 -3.2
Labour Carol Harper 99 9.7 +4.2
Majority 163 15.9 +2.2
Turnout 1,022 30.7 -1.6
Conservative hold Swing
Ellington[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Baker 626 64.3 +12.2
Conservative Joan Meiklejohn 310 31.8 -12.8
Labour David Brown 38 3.9 +0.6
Majority 316 32.4 +24.9
Turnout 974 53.0 -1.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Fenstanton[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Rainer 424 57.5 +1.2
Conservative David Mead 275 37.3 -0.1
Labour Angela Richards 39 5.3 -1.0
Majority 149 20.2 +1.2
Turnout 738 33.2 -7.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gransden[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Boddington 454 54.8 -18.9
Liberal Democrats Paul Jose 343 41.4 +22.9
Labour Karen Webb 31 3.7 -4.1
Majority 111 13.4 -41.7
Turnout 828 38.6 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing
Huntingdon North[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lawrence Simpson 910 53.6 -0.9
Liberal Democrats David Priestman 446 26.3 +8.3
Labour Ruth Pugh 342 20.1 -7.4
Majority 464 27.3 +0.3
Turnout 1,698 24.3 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Huntingdon West[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Sanderson 1,126 51.1 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Justin Meadows 708 32.1 +10.6
Labour Ann Beevor 369 16.7 -13.2
Majority 418 19.0 +0.2
Turnout 2,203 30.2 +8.0
Conservative hold Swing
Needingworth[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Brant 358 63.5 +17.4
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Robelou 134 23.8 +23.8
Labour Sharon Nania 72 12.8 +3.7
Majority 224 39.7 +38.4
Turnout 564 29.0 -13.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ramsey[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phillip Swales 954 58.5 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Janet Dutton 678 41.5 -8.8
Majority 276 17.0
Turnout 1,632 27.0 -1.6
Conservative hold Swing
Somersham[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anthony Hulme 615 54.2 +4.8
Conservative Stephen Criswell 473 41.7 -2.2
Labour Susan Coomey 46 4.1 -2.5
Majority 142 12.5 +7.0
Turnout 1,134 40.1 +2.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St. Ives South[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Douglas Dew 928 50.6 -8.4
Liberal Democrats David Hodge 779 42.5 +9.6
Labour Richard Allen 127 6.9 -1.1
Majority 149 8.1 -18.0
Turnout 1,834 34.1 -5.3
Conservative hold Swing
St. Neots Eaton Ford[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Harty 673 49.6 -17.4
Liberal Democrats Derek Cooper 601 44.3 +20.0
Labour Graham Hitchings 83 6.1 -2.6
Majority 72 5.3 -37.5
Turnout 1,357 34.0 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing
St. Neots Eaton Socon[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Giles 903 63.8 +8.3
Conservative Robert Law 417 29.5 -8.5
Labour David Nicholls 95 6.7 +0.2
Majority 486 34.3 +16.8
Turnout 1,415 25.7 -1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St. Neots Eynesbury[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Ursell 628 44.0 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Ian Taylor 591 41.4 +1.1
Labour Patricia Nicholls 209 14.6 -0.5
Majority 37 2.6 -1.7
Turnout 1,428 23.0 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing
St. Neots Priory Park[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paula Longford 916 65.7 +14.0
Liberal Democrats Lesley Collins 352 25.3 -16.6
Labour William O'Connor 126 9.0 +2.6
Majority 564 40.5 +30.7
Turnout 1,394 33.7 -3.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Staughton[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Archibald "Hugh" Duberly 333 46.1 -17.8
Conservative William Sinclair 249 34.4 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Howlett 88 12.2 +2.0
Labour Carole Hitchings 53 7.3 +0.4
Majority 84 11.6 -33.2
Turnout 723 34.5 -18.4
Independent hold Swing
Stilton[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Mitchell 788 73.6 +7.9
Liberal Democrats John Davidson 168 15.7 +15.7
Labour Graeme Watkins 114 10.7 -23.6
Majority 620 57.9 +26.6
Turnout 1,070 32.6 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing
Upwood and The Raveleys[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Souter 343 50.0 +18.0
Conservative John Bell 316 46.1 -9.6
Labour Margaret Cochrane 27 3.9 -8.4
Majority 27 3.9 N/A
Turnout 686 46.9 +10.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Yaxley[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Watt 838 64.8 +8.5
Labour Kevin Goddard 455 35.2 -8.5
Majority 383 29.6 +17.1
Turnout 1,293 22.2 -4.8
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Huntingdonshire". The Guardian. 2 May 2003.
  3. ^ "English councils - Non-metropolitan districts". The Times. 3 May 2003. p. 47.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "District Council Election" (PDF). Huntingdonshire District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Hunts District Council results 2003". BBC Online. Retrieved 3 July 2014.