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The 2003 Norwich City Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Norwich City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. 16 of 48 seats (one-third) were up for election, with an additional seat up in Henderson ward due to a by-election.

Result summary

2003 Norwich City Council election[1]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 Increase 4 58.8 20 30 62.5 13,978 39.0 -5.1
  Labour 5 Decrease 4 29.4 10 15 31.3 11,176 31.2 -2.0
  Green 2 Steady 11.8 0 2 4.1 5,689 15.9 +6.5
  Conservative 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 2.0 4,539 12.7 +0.1
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 488 1.4 +0.9

Ward results

Bowthorpe

Bowthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Borrett 1,102 43.6 -5.1
Liberal Democrats Helen Arundell 617 24.4 -7.1
Conservative Antony Little 603 23.8 +8.8
Green Beth Brockett 208 8.2 +3.3
Majority 485 19.2 +1.9
Turnout 2,530 29.1 +2.5
Labour hold Swing Increase1.0

Catton Grove

Catton Grove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Smith 630 38.3 -4.5
Conservative Colin Barker 491 29.9 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Kendrick 337 20.5 -3.0
Green Janet Bearman 186 11.3 +6.3
Majority 139 8.5 -5.6
Turnout 1,644 28.9 -1.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.9

Coslany

Coslany
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Watson 846 42.9 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Alan Strong 434 22.0 -8.7
Conservative Ernest Horth 331 16.8 -3.1
Green Adrian Holmes 231 11.7 +3.5
Independent David Bethell 131 6.6 N/A
Majority 412 27.3 +15.8
Turnout 1,973 35.8 +3.3
Labour hold Swing Increase4.7

Crome

Crome
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Waters 920 50.7 -0.3
Conservative D. Lovewell 425 23.4 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Roger Smith 375 20.7 -0.9
Green Fiona Dowson 94 5.2 +2.9
Majority 495 27.3 +1.5
Turnout 1,814 35.8 +0.4
Labour hold Swing Increase0.7

Eaton

Eaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Judith Lubbock 2,164 62.9 +0.3
Conservative Ian Mackie 782 22.7 -2.3
Labour J. Bremner 338 9.8 -0.4
Green Neville Bartlett 159 4.6 +2.4
Majority 1,382 40.1 +2.5
Turnout 3,443 55.2 +1.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase1.3

Heigham

Heigham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats M. Verran 860 45.6 -5.2
Labour Carol Morrey 644 34.1 -1.0
Green Rupert Read 382 20.3 +14.9
Majority 216 11.5 -4.2
Turnout 1,886 33.7 -2.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease2.1

Henderson

Henderson (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jessica Goldfinch 1,011 47.5 +6.1
Green Adrian Ramsay 991
Labour H. Panting 638 30.0 -0.4
Labour John Sheridan 473
Liberal Democrats Phillip Bazley 355 16.7 -5.7
Liberal Democrats Anne Stairs 305
Conservative C. Page 124 5.8 ±0.0
Conservative F. Leatherdale 112
Turnout 35.7 -1.3
Green hold
Green hold

Lakenham

Lakenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Linda Harper 938 48.2 -0.9
Labour Charles Sanderson 657 33.7 -4.4
Conservative Christine Munroe 224 11.5 +2.3
Green Andrew Knighton 129 6.6 +2.9
Majority 281 14.4 +3.4
Turnout 1,948 36.4 -0.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase1.8

Mancroft

Mancroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Diane Lowe 1,058 40.5 -1.2
Labour P. Harris 882 33.7 -5.6
Conservative Trevor Ivory 388 14.8 +2.4
Green R. House 287 11.0 +4.4
Majority 176 6.7 +4.3
Turnout 2,615 38.3 +4.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase2.2

Mile Cross

Mile Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Victor Elvin 802 49.5 +2.3
Labour B. Simpson 710 43.9 -4.6
Green Jennifer Parkhouse 104 6.4 +2.2
Majority 92 5.7
Turnout 1,616 29.9 -2.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase3.5

Mousehold

Mousehold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas Williams 778 41.3 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Graham Hopkins 579 30.7 -8.7
Independent Paul Scruton 357 18.9 +9.4
Green L. Freaney 171 9.1 +5.7
Majority 199 10.6
Turnout 1,885 30.8 -1.9
Labour hold Swing Increase5.5

Nelson

Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats P. McAlenan 1,000 42.7 -9.4
Green Robert Gledhill 835 35.6 +21.2
Labour Stephen Cook 345 14.7 -12.2
Conservative Victor Hopes 164 7.0 +0.3
Majority 165 7.0 -18.2
Turnout 2,344 42.4 +4.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease15.3

St. Stephen

St. Stephen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Thomas Wells 1,082 49.1 -2.3
Labour S. Wright 534 24.2 -5.6
Green Stephen Little 302 13.7 +7.5
Conservative Richard Wells 287 13.0 +0.5
Majority 548 24.9 +3.3
Turnout 2,205 39.5 -2.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase1.7

Thorpe Hamlet

Thorpe Hamlet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joyce Divers 1,106 57.3 -3.8
Labour Julie Westmacott 384 19.9 -2.6
Conservative M. Ivory 233 12.1 +3.4
Green R. Farrington 206 10.7 +2.9
Majority 722 37.4 -1.2
Turnout 1,929 30.7 +3.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease0.6

Town Close

Town Close
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Wood 1,031 47.3 -13.1
Labour Keith Driver 709 32.5 +6.8
Conservative John Wyatt 240 11.0 +1.3
Green Christopher Webb 199 9.1 +4.9
Majority 322 14.8 -19.8
Turnout 2,179 41.0 +1.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease10.0

University

University
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Williams 935 50.5 -12.2
Labour Roy Blower 586 31.7 +8.0
Green Katharine Willett 194 10.5 +5.0
Conservative Dipesh Palana 135 7.3 -0.8
Majority 349 18.9 -20.1
Turnout 1,850 35.0 -0.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease10.1

References

  1. ^ "Norwich City Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. Retrieved 17 July 2021.