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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