2003 Ipswich Borough Council election

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16 of the 48 seats
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 35 9 4
Seats won 7 6 3
Seats after 31 12 5
Seat change Decrease4 Increase3 Increase1
Popular vote 9,272 11,171 25.8%
Percentage 32.5% 39.2% 7,368
Swing Decrease8.6% Increase1.8% Increase5.1%

Map showing the 2003 local election results in Ipswich.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

Elections for Ipswich Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour Party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Election apportionment diagram
Election apportionment diagram








2003 Ipswich Local Election Result
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 0 4 -4 43.8 32.5 9,272 -8.6%
  Conservative 6 3 0 +3 37.5 39.2 11,171 +1.8%
  Liberal Democrats 3 1 0 +1 18.8 25.8 7,368 +5.1%
  CPA 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 400 +0.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 217 +0.6%
  Save Broomhill Pool 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 88 +0.3%

Ward results

Alexandra

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Chambers 807 42.9
Labour John Cook 649 34.5
Conservative Maureen Springle 321 17.0
Green Jane Scott 106 5.6
Majority 158 8.4
Turnout 1,883
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bixley

Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Barker 1,097 46.4
Liberal Democrats John Rivett 711 30.1
Labour Martyn Green 403 17.0
CPA Dave Cooper 155 6.6
Majority 386 16.3
Turnout 2,366
Conservative hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Smart 611 43.1
Conservative Duncan Titchmarsh 491 34.7
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Jacob 315 22.2
Majority 120 8.4
Turnout 1,417
Labour hold Swing

Castle Hill

Castle Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Goldsmith 1,205 58.0
Labour James Adams 443 21.3
Liberal Democrats Dennis Day 431 20.7
Majority 762 36.7
Turnout 2,079
Conservative hold Swing

Gainsborough

Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Don Edwards 712 45.8
Conservative Adam Ramsey 454 29.2
Liberal Democrats Catherine Chambers 304 19.6
CPA Jonathan Barnes 83 5.3
Majority 258 16.6
Turnout 1,553
Labour hold Swing

Gipping

Gipping
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Gardiner 652 44.5
Conservative Nadia Cenci 464 31.7
Liberal Democrats Charles Blue 348 23.8
Majority 188 12.8
Turnout 1,464
Labour hold Swing

Holywells

Holywells
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Harsant 882 55.1
Labour Robert Daines 429 26.8
Liberal Democrats Robin Whitmore 290 18.1
Majority 453 28.3
Turnout 1,601
Conservative hold Swing

Priory Heath

Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dali Jabbar 509 38.3
Conservative Sarah Dodwell 446 33.6
Liberal Democrats Catherine French 286 21.5
Save Broomhill Pool Sally Wainman 88 6.6
Majority 63 4.7
Turnout 1,329
Labour hold Swing

Rushmere

Rushmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eileen Smith 991 43.2
Labour Richard Kirby 749 32.7
Liberal Democrats Roberta Kerslake 391 17.1
CPA Stephen Bloomfield 162 7.1
Majority 242 10.5
Turnout 2,293
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Sprites

Sprites
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Le Grys 700 41.6
Conservative Robert Hall 693 41.2
Liberal Democrats Catherine Stafford 288 17.1
Majority 7 0.4
Turnout 1,681
Labour hold Swing

St John's

St John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil MacDonald 778 39.2
Conservative Stephen Ion 684 34.4
Liberal Democrats Louise Gooch 413 20.8
Green Janet Phipps 111 5.6
Majority 94 4.8
Turnout 1,986
Labour hold Swing

St Margaret's

St Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Cooper 1,211 46.0
Conservative David Brown 1,079 41.0
Labour Jane Shaw 341 13.0
Majority 132 5.0
Turnout 2,631
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stoke Park

Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Cook 723 41.6
Labour Keith Rawlingson 635 36.5
Liberal Democrats Adrian Brown 380 21.9
Majority 88 5.1
Turnout 1,738
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Westgate

Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Cook 568 40.8
Conservative Julie Schubert 467 33.5
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Toye 358 25.7
Majority 101 7.3
Turnout 1,393
Labour hold Swing

Whitehouse

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats George King 555 39.4
Labour Christopher Newbury 435 30.9
Conservative Colin Morgan 417 29.6
Majority 120 8.5
Turnout 1,407
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Whitton

Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandra Doyle 757 44.7
Labour Carole Jones 658 38.8
Liberal Democrats Jill Atkins 280 16.5
Majority 99 5.9
Turnout 1,695
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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