Elections to Mole Valley Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Mole Valley Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 +2 57.1 44.7 7,451 +2.4%
  Liberal Democrats 6 -1 42.9 44.6 7,441 +5.4%
  Labour 0 0 0 6.2 1,040 -1.1%
  Independent 0 -1 0 4.1 689 -6.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0.3 45 -0.1%

Ward results

Ashtead Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Hunt 739 42.7 +8.7
Independent James Hiscock 689 39.8 -8.0
Liberal Democrats Janet Jones 160 9.3 -1.2
Labour Clive Scott 97 5.6 +0.4
Green Jennifer Huggett 45 2.6 +0.1
Majority 50 2.9
Turnout 1,730 39.2
Beare Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Valerie Homewood 409 71.3
Conservative Virginia Johnson 165 28.7
Majority 244 42.6
Turnout 574 38.9
Bookham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Walker 1,198 53.3 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Howarth 1,048 46.7 +2.4
Majority 150 6.6 -1.5
Turnout 2,246 50.8
Bookham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Freeman 1,150 60.7 +1.7
Conservative Joy Wemms 656 34.6 -1.9
Labour Deirde Diffley-Pierce 88 4.7 +0.2
Majority 494 26.1 +3.6
Turnout 1,894 43.9
Box Hill and Headley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daphne Ladell 584 65.0
Liberal Democrats Jane Gavey 315 35.0
Majority 269 30.0
Turnout 899 52.6
Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Maurice Homewood 806 61.7 +5.9
Conservative Patrick O'Neill 430 32.9 -6.8
Labour Anne Helowicz 70 5.4 +0.9
Majority 376 28.8 +12.7
Turnout 1,306 38.2
Capel, Leigh and Newdigate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Pearson 734 66.6 -1.1
Liberal Democrats John Watson 269 24.4 -7.9
Labour George Helowicz 100 9.1 +9.1
Majority 465 42.2 -3.2
Turnout 1,103 35.6
Charlwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Webb 287 61.6
Liberal Democrats Christa Longhurst 179 38.4
Majority 108 23.2
Turnout 466 29.8
Dorking South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Cooksey 1,104 57.5 +3.9
Conservative Penelope Mason 681 35.5 -3.1
Labour Edmund Watts 134 7.0 -0.8
Majority 423 22.0 +7.0
Turnout 1,919 39.1
Holmwoods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Longhurst 848 59.6 -0.6
Conservative Michael Foulston 441 31.0 +4.2
Labour Malcolm Ward 135 9.5 -3.4
Majority 407 28.6 -4.8
Turnout 1,424 31.8
Leatherhead North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bridget Lewis 517 42.2 -6.6
Conservative Duncan Mountford 364 29.7 +8.2
Labour Michael Ward 343 28.0 -1.7
Majority 153 12.5 -6.6
Turnout 1,224 28.3
Leith Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Maltby 386 64.1
Liberal Democrats Steven Round 176 29.2
Labour Michael Macdonagh 40 6.6
Majority 210 34.9
Turnout 602 47.6
Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Tatham 470 56.6
Liberal Democrats Christine Lesley 328 39.5
Labour Keith Davis 33 4.0
Majority 142 17.1
Turnout 831 57.2
Okewood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivienne Michael 316 70.5
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Gordon 132 29.5
Majority 184 41.0
Turnout 448 31.8

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