Elections to Knowsley Metropolitan 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.[1] Overall turnout was 20.7%.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Knowsley Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 18 -2 78.3 62.9 13,362 +2.0
  Liberal Democrats 5 +2 21.7 28.0 5,936 +6.4
  Conservative 0 0 0 5.5 1,169 -2.0
  Independent 0 0 0 1.4 288 -3.7
  Green 0 0 0 1.1 243 +0.7
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0.7 154 -0.1
  BNP 0 0 0 0.4 83 +0.4

2 Labour councillors were uncontested.

Ward results

Cantril Farm
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Cunningham uncontested
Cherryfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Grannell 786 90.4 +18.7
BNP Gary Aronsson 83 9.6 +9.6
Majority 703 80.8 +32.2
Turnout 869 20.5 +0.9
Halewood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Shelly Powell 810 52.4 -2.0
Labour William Cartin 597 38.6 +0.1
Conservative Gillian Robertson 138 8.9 +1.8
Majority 213 13.8 -2.1
Turnout 1,545 19.8 -5.9
Halewood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Lyons 476 67.2 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Sharon Fricker 232 32.8 +11.7
Majority 244 34.4 -8.8
Turnout 708 16.9 -3.2
Halewood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Fearns 564 77.7 +13.8
Liberal Democrats Cecelia Saleemi 162 22.3 +2.8
Majority 402 55.4 +10.0
Turnout 726 17.0 -5.7
Kirkby Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Brennan 577 80.7 -11.5
Liberal Democrats Michael Scully 138 19.3 +19.3
Majority 439 61.4 -23.0
Turnout 715 16.0 -3.8
Knowsley Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Scoggins 488 51.6 -5.7
Conservative Robert Arnall 236 25.0 -10.1
Socialist Labour Stephen Whatham 154 16.3 +16.3
Liberal Democrats Alan Davis 67 7.1 -0.5
Majority 252 26.6 +4.4
Turnout 945 19.2 -3.6
Longview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Diane Reid 456 82.5 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Leslie Rigby 97 17.5 +3.2
Majority 359 65.0 -6.4
Turnout 553 14.3 -3.9
Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Hagan uncontested
Page Moss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Russell 624 64.9 +8.8
Independent Edward Robb 288 29.9 -1.8
Green Catherine Leidstrom 50 5.2 +5.2
Majority 336 35.0 +10.6
Turnout 962 18.5 -5.9
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Crummie 811 62.6 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Peter Fisher 347 26.8 +26.8
Green James Oakley 137 10.6 +4.6
Majority 464 35.8 -3.1
Turnout 1,295 22.6 -4.1
Prescot East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John McGarry 511 58.1 -3.5
Labour David Friar 368 41.9 +3.5
Majority 143 16.2 -7.0
Turnout 879 19.8 -8.6
Prescot West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Smith 725
Liberal Democrats Marjorie Sommerfield 689
Labour Thomas Dolan 439
Labour Jacqueline Friar 392
Turnout 2,245 24.6 -3.9
Princess
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laurence Nolan 472 87.4 -0.8
Liberal Democrats John Nield 68 12.6 +0.8
Majority 404 74.8 -1.6
Turnout 540 14.2 -2.9
Roby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Morgan 1,242 66.1 +11.2
Conservative Gary Robertson 636 33.9 +0.7
Majority 606 32.2 +10.5
Turnout 1,878 26.5 -2.9
St Gabriels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Frederick Fricker 633 50.6 +7.0
Labour James Knight 617 49.4 -3.9
Majority 16 1.2
Turnout 1,250 28.4 -0.7
St Michaels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Baker 749 81.7 +3.5
Liberal Democrats June Porter 168 18.3 -3.5
Majority 581 63.4 +7.0
Turnout 917 21.7 -1.6
Swanside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Round 1,059 76.4 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Kathleen Lappin 169 12.2 -2.6
Conservative Robert Webster 159 11.5 -1.4
Majority 890 64.2 +6.7
Turnout 1,387 23.4 -2.1
Tower Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Sharp 612 73.2 +14.4
Liberal Democrats Thomas Rossiter 168 20.1 +20.1
Green Patrica Oakley 56 6.7 +6.7
Majority 444 53.1 +13.2
Turnout 836 13.0 -4.7
Whiston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Gaffney 581 62.0 +10.5
Liberal Democrats William Sommerfield 356 38.0 -10.5
Majority 225 24.0 +1.3
Turnout 937 18.1 -4.6
Whiston South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Newman 745 65.4 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Lee Fricker 395 34.6 +11.7
Majority 350 30.8 -12.1
Turnout 1,140 26.9 +3.0
Whitefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clarke 707 77.9 -1.5
Liberal Democrats John Gallagher 201 22.1 +22.1
Majority 506 55.8 -8.7
Turnout 908 16.9 -4.4

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 December 2009.