2003 Portsmouth City Council election

← 2002 1 May 2003 2004 →

14 of 42 seats to Portsmouth City Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour
Seats won 16 15 11
Popular vote 13,281 13,738 9,798

Results by Ward

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

Elections to Portsmouth City Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 26.6%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Portsmouth Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 7 3 0 +3 50.0 35.3 13,281 Increase5.6%
  Conservative 5 2 2 0 35.7 36.5 13,738 Decrease1.1%
  Labour 2 0 3 -3 14.3 26.0 9,798 Decrease5.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 360 Increase0.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 254 Increase0.4%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 193 Increase0.1%

Ward results

Baffins

Baffins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Goble 1,638 50.1
Conservative Neil Pettigrew 1,055 32.2
Labour Simon Bramwell 434 13.3
Green Sarah Coote 145 4.4
Majority 583 17.9
Turnout 3,272 32.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Central Southsea

Central Southsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Tomes 1,271 41.2
Labour Mark Button 1,118 36.2
Liberal Democrats Edward Couldwell 575 18.6
Socialist Alliance Timothy Evans 121 3.9
Majority 153 5.0
Turnout 3,085 28.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steven Wylie 1,123 46.4
Labour John McIntyre 874 36.1
Conservative Andrew Pursglove 333 13.7
Independent Roland Woods 92 3.8
Majority 249 10.3
Turnout 2,422 23.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Copnor

Copnor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Langford 1,118 47.5
Labour Barbara Sparrow 761 32.3
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Evans 477 20.2
Majority 357 15.2
Turnout 2,356 23.5
Conservative hold Swing

Cosham

Cosham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Mason 1,048 40.6
Labour Stephen Reid 936 36.3
Liberal Democrats Alan Webb 596 23.1
Majority 108 4.3
Turnout 2,580 26.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Drayton and Farlington

Drayton and Farlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Sparshatt 1,848 51.5
Liberal Democrats Patrick Whittle 1,157 32.3
Labour Sonia Relf 582 16.2
Majority 691 19.2
Turnout 3,587 36.6
Conservative hold Swing

Eastney and Craneswater

Eastney and Craneswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Frederick Charlton 1,410 48.6
Conservative Nicholas Lacey 1,070 36.9
Labour June Clarkson 419 14.5
Majority 340 11.7
Turnout 2,899 28.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Fratton

Fratton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Scott 1,102 52.6
Labour Beverley Hancock 545 26.0
Conservative Peter Ross 450 21.5
Majority 557 26.6
Turnout 2,097 20.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hilsea

Hilsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alistair Thompson 1,281 45.1
Labour John Ferrett 1,126 39.6
Liberal Democrats Hugh Mason 435 15.3
Majority 155 5.5
Turnout 2,842 28.5
Conservative hold Swing

Milton

Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Vernon-Jackson 1,547 51.3
Conservative Gerald Shimbart 822 27.3
Labour Kenneth Ferrett 372 12.3
Independent Nigel Sizer 162 5.4
Green Andrea Smith 112 3.7
Majority 725 24.0
Turnout 3,015 31.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Nelson

Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leo Madden 987 46.5
Conservative Selina Corkerton 717 33.8
Liberal Democrats James Bowden 417 19.7
Majority 270 12.7
Turnout 2,121 20.5
Labour hold Swing

Paulsgrove

Paulsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Horne 1,012 51.0
Conservative Luke Stubbs 659 33.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Price 211 10.6
Green Brian Bundy 103 5.2
Majority 353 17.8
Turnout 1,985 19.7
Labour hold Swing

St Jude

St Jude
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Butler 1,106 45.3
Conservative Malcolm Chewter 1,033 42.3
Labour Matthew Gummerson 304 12.4
Majority 73 3.0
Turnout 2,443 25.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

St Thomas

St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Leslie Stevens 1,487 50.9
Conservative Elaine Shimbart 1,033 35.4
Labour Alwin Oliver 328 11.2
Socialist Alliance Paul Thatcher 72 2.5
Majority 454 15.5
Turnout 2,920 28.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References


Preceded by
2002 Portsmouth City Council election
Portsmouth City Council elections Succeeded by
2004 Portsmouth City Council election