2003 Plymouth City Council election
← 2000 1 May 2003 2004 →

All 57 seats to Plymouth City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 22 seats, 32.8% 38 seats, 48.1% 0 seats, 14.6%
Seats won 36 18 3
Seat change Increase14 Decrease20 Increase3
Popular vote 24,849 18,421 10,515
Percentage 43.2% 32.0% 18.3%
Swing Increase10.4% Decrease16.1% Increase3.7%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2003 Plymouth City Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Labour

The 2003 Plymouth City Council election was held on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. This was on the same day as the other local elections. The election was the first to be contested under new ward boundaries, and as a result the entire council was up for election. The Labour Party regained control of the council, which it had lost to the Conservative Party at the previous election in 2000.[1][2][3]

Overall results

2003 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 36 Increase14 63.2 43.2 24,849 Increase7.3
  Conservative 18 Decrease9 31.6 32.0 18,421 Decrease16.1
  Liberal Democrats 3 Increase2 5.3 18.3 10,515 Increase3.7
  Plymouth Party 0 Steady 0.0 1.8 1,046 New
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 1.7 976 Increase1.2
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 1.3 753 New
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 659 Increase0.9
  BNP 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 192 New
  Socialist Alliance (England) 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 143 New
Total 57 57,303

Ward results

Budshead

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R Simmonds 1,487
Labour T Coleman 1,439
Labour C Mavin 1,408
Conservative P Brookshaw 1,092
Conservative J Harden 1,027
Conservative G Horler 1,011
Liberal Democrats C Summerfield 396
Liberal Democrats J Fitzroy 394
Liberal Democrats R Dogan 374
Turnout 31.0%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Compton

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D Stark 1,458
Conservative A Fry 1,436
Conservative T Savery 1,413
Labour S Barker 858
Labour S Oxenham 825
Labour C Rennie 821
Liberal Democrats R Fells 720
Liberal Democrats M Walker 712
Liberal Democrats R Casley 710
Turnout 32.9%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Devonport

Location of Devonport ward
Location of Devonport ward
Devonport 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B Brotherton 1,421
Labour W Stevens 1,313
Labour N Wildy 1,301
Conservative J Bell 574
Conservative E Gray 537
Conservative J Johnson 509
Liberal Democrats C Prigmore 290
Liberal Democrats T Colley 251
Liberal Democrats C MacCullie 248
Independent J Brooks 245
BNP G Green 192
Plymouth Party W Luck 178
Turnout 26.1%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Drake

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats K Gillard 580
Liberal Democrats D Santillo 537
Labour R Bellamy 380
Labour D Howells 361
Conservative P Marshall 281
Conservative C Miles 272
Socialist Alliance P Heddle 69
Turnout 18.6%
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Efford and Lipson

Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Efford and Lipson 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B Miller 1,784
Labour A Kerswell 1,766
Labour B Vincent 1,752
Liberal Democrats N Sewell 634
Liberal Democrats D Wood 619
Conservative M Orchard 613
Liberal Democrats L Burrows 607
Conservative R Lloyd 583
Conservative R McVicar 554
Turnout 31.7%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Eggbuckland

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D Bray 1,387
Labour L Finn 1,323
Labour S Lemin 1,278
Conservative C Nunn 1,182
Conservative M Foster 1,164
Conservative P Rowe 1,158
Liberal Democrats M Bellamy 584
Liberal Democrats R Bellamy 560
Liberal Democrats T Smith 511
Turnout 32.5%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Ham

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tudor Evans 1,912
Labour I Gordon 1,784
Labour C Pattison 1,746
Conservative S Ashcroft 553
Conservative D Bothwick 507
Conservative T Thomas 503
Liberal Democrats M Black 407
Liberal Democrats K Black 394
Liberal Democrats L Pearson 330
Plymouth Party S Charles 166
Turnout 29.9%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Honicknowle

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P Carter 1,689
Labour P Purnell 1,611
Labour P Smith 1,574
Conservative B Baker 520
Conservative R Mahony 502
Conservative J Coope 489
Liberal Democrats J Crocker 422
Liberal Democrats M O'Neil 374
Liberal Democrats M Swann 362
Turnout 25.6%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Moor View

Location of Moor View ward
Location of Moor View ward
Moor View 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S Dann 1,527
Labour M Fox 1,489
Labour P Hutchings 1,474
Conservative H Ellis 899
Conservative J Ellis 863
Conservative A Sloggett 829
Liberal Democrats A Campbell 491
Liberal Democrats D Spreat 408
Liberal Democrats J Spreat 401
Turnout 30.4%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Peverell

Location of Peverell ward
Location of Peverell ward
Peverell 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J Mahony 1,435
Conservative M Leaves 1,373
Conservative P Nicholson 1,354
Labour C Woodman 1,049
Labour C Rose 1,002
Labour R Sharman 980
Liberal Democrats V Costain 847
Liberal Democrats E Swann 792
Liberal Democrats M Shally 763
Green F Allen 322
UKIP R Sigrist 301
UKIP C Bragg 284
UKIP P Martin-Kaye 260
Independent A Sherry 85
Turnout 37.8%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Plympton Chaddlewood

Location of Plympton Chaddlewood ward
Location of Plympton Chaddlewood ward
Plympton Chaddlewood 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G Jordan 601
Conservative D Salter 572
Liberal Democrats J Byatt 377
Labour P Murphy 352
Liberal Democrats P Hutty 312
Labour J Wood 308
Independent D Every 211
Turnout 23.6%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Plympton Erle

Location of Plympton Erle ward
Location of Plympton Erle ward
Plympton Erle 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J Fox 783
Liberal Democrats E Lock 764
Labour R Burns 713
Conservative D Birkenhead 697
Liberal Democrats S Jennett 668
Labour M Robinson 586
Turnout 31.8%
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Plympton St Mary

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative P Nicholson 1,848
Conservative D James 1,741
Conservative D Ford 1,661
Labour J Henley 998
Labour V Burns 955
Labour S Robinson 860
Liberal Democrats P Fewings 638
Liberal Democrats A Cains 583
Liberal Democrats M Trench 478
Turnout 34.9%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Plymstock Dunstone

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D Viney 1,866
Conservative V Pengelly 1,769
Conservative K Wigens 1,681
Labour R Evans 975
Labour C Childs 842
Labour D Roche 808
Liberal Democrats P Jones 482
Liberal Democrats R Tofts 481
Liberal Democrats J Evans 478
Turnout 29.8%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Plymstock Radford

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative K Foster 1,208
Conservative W Foster 1,156
Conservative M Leaves 1,128
Labour R Dodd 1,123
Labour J Clynch 1,062
Labour W Wraight 844
Liberal Democrats C Burrows 500
UKIP R Bullock 452
UKIP A Skuse 414
UKIP D McCallum 408
Liberal Democrats M Chandler 405
Liberal Democrats S Kendrick 372
Turnout 34.2%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

St Budeax

Location of St Budeaux ward
Location of St Budeaux ward
St Budeaux 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G Wheeler 1,560
Labour C Blackburn 1,475
Labour D Williams 1,426
Conservative H Plymsol 520
Conservative P Crolla 513
Liberal Democrats R McSweeney 449
Conservative M White 421
Liberal Democrats G Hirst 379
Liberal Democrats M Gallagher 371
Turnout 24.9%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Peter and the Waterfront

Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
St Peter and the Waterfront 2003 (2 Concillors)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M King 1,040
Labour T Wildy 963
Labour V Hiromeris 958
Conservative F Brimacombe 728
Conservative A Angel 670
Conservative E Shillabeer 588
Liberal Democrats H Stone 535
Liberal Democrats J Newton 475
Liberal Democrats T Wickett 434
Plymouth Party K Kelway 365
Plymouth Party J Broughton 264
Plymouth Party S Billows 242
Green F Williamson 172
Independent S Ellis 118
Turnout 27.8%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Southway

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D Camp 1,996
Labour J Kirk 1,728
Labour D Weekes 1,620
Conservative E Willey 836
Conservative E Dawson 732
Conservative J Plymsol 731
Liberal Democrats T O'Connor 372
Liberal Democrats C Curry 333
Liberal Democrats B Yardley 292
Turnout 27.8%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Stoke

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M Fletcher 1,128
Labour G Shears 1,045
Labour D Haydon 1,007
Conservative C Pascoe 935
Conservative Y Dawson 926
Conservative G Monaghan 877
Liberal Democrats H Guy 506
Liberal Democrats S Guy 469
Liberal Democrats N Wickett 422
Green J Cavanagh 287
Plymouth Party I Fleming 178
Plymouth Party K Woodward 170
Turnout 29.0%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Sutton and Mount Gould

Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Sutton and Mount Gould 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J Nelder 1,470
Labour M Aspinall 1,452
Labour E Rennie 1,337
Liberal Democrats C Brown 521
Liberal Democrats P York 492
Conservative J Parry 489
Conservative R Welchman 486
Conservative J White 472
Liberal Democrats G Nye 429
Green T Mitchell 195
Plymouth Party D Kelway 159
Plymouth Party R Brierley 127
Socialist Alliance R Manning 74
Socialist Alliance E Peonides 69
Socialist Alliance P Tozer 48
Turnout 28.0%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2003" (PDF). parliament.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Local Election Results 2003". Andrew Teale.
  3. ^ "Plymouth City Council Election Results 1997-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre.
  4. ^ "| PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK". www.plymouth.gov.uk.