Map of the results of the 2003 Preston council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, independent in light grey and Socialist Alliance in light red. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2003.
Map of the results of the 2003 Preston council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, independent in light grey and Socialist Alliance in light red. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2003.

This article details the results of Elections to Preston City Council held in May 2003

Preston Council is elected "in thirds", which means in 2002 the entire council was up for election and in subsequent years one councillor from the three-member wards and one councillor from selected two-member wards defend their seat. In these result tables, the share of the vote is blank as the 2002 elections cannot be fairly compared. Any gain or loss can be recorded as each year the councillors are defending their ward results.

For more results see Preston local elections

Ward Results

Ashton

Preston City Council Elections: Ashton Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Tyson 605 54.3
Labour Mark Routledge 509 45.6
Majority 96
Turnout 1,130 33

Brookfield

Preston City Council Elections: Brookfield ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nerys Eaves 637 53.7
Conservative David Johnston 549 46.3
Majority 88
Turnout 1,196 22

College

Preston City Council Elections: College ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jill Truby 676 55.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Turner 377 30.8
Labour Paul Jackson 171 14.0
Majority 299
Turnout 1,186 38

Deepdale

Preston City Council Elections: Deepdale ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
No description Joyce Cartright 870 64.9
Labour Javed Iqbal 306 22.8
Conservative Peter McElhone 165 12.3
Majority 564
Turnout 1,356 36

Garrison

Preston City Council Elections: Garrison ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marie Francoise Milne 869 62.9
Labour Marcus Quick 256 18.5
Liberal Democrats Gregory Vickers 256 18.5
Majority 613
Turnout 1,386 27

Greyfriars

Preston City Council Elections: Greyfriars ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Horton 1,592 62.9
Liberal Democrats John Porter 636 26.1
Labour Alan Woods 213 8.7
Majority 956
Turnout 2,447 46

Ingol

Preston City Council Elections: Ingol ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Pringle 594
Liberal Democrats William Shannon 501
Conservative Kathryn Calder 432
Conservative Susan Hudson 430
Labour Alan Foster 336
Labour Ian Walton 292
Majority 162 & 71
Turnout 2,590 [votes] 46

Larches

Preston City Council Elections: Larches ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martyn Rawlinson 571 38.5
Liberal Democrats David Bastable 526 35.4
Conservative Jane Balshaw 388 26.1
Majority 45
Turnout 1,149 27

Lea

Preston City Council Elections: Lea ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pauline Brown 652 48.9
Conservative Pilar Maria Sanz-Moreno 493 37.0
Labour Marie Johnson 189 14.2
Majority 159
Turnout 1,342 30

Moor Park

Preston City Council Elections: Moor Park ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Francesco de Molfetta 650 71.43
Conservative Yvonne Driver 260 28.57
Majority 390
Turnout 910 24

Preston Rural East

Preston City Council Elections: Preston Rural East ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Cartright 842 78.8
Labour John Houghton 226 21.2
Majority 616
Turnout 1,078 35

Ribbleton

Preston City Council Elections: Ribbleton ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Rollo 674 65.2
Conservative Paul Balshaw 359 34.8
Majority 315
Turnout 1,046 19

Riversway

Preston City Council Elections: Riversway ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bhikhu Patel 577 47.6
Liberal Democrats Mavis Cooper 331 27.3
Conservative Ann-Marie Hunter 305 25.1
Majority 246
Turnout 1,225 26

Sharoe Green

Preston City Council Elections: Sharoe Green ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Fazackerley 960 59.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Newsham 346 21.5
Labour Terrence Mattinson 301 18.7
Majority 614
Turnout 1,611 31

St George's

Preston City Council Elections: St George's ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Thomas Hull 411 62.7
Conservative Gulam Hussain Mulla 245 37.3
Majority 166 25.3
Turnout 656 20.7

St Matthew's

Preston City Council Elections: St Matthew's ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Hall 788 72.5
Conservative Thomas George Whalley 299 27.5
Majority 489
Turnout 1,112 23

Town Centre

Preston City Council Elections: Town Centre Ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Socialist Alliance Michael Lavalette 546 37.81
Labour Musa Ahmed Jiwa 440 30.47
Conservative Julian Sedgewick 228 15.79
Liberal Democrats Liam Pennington 220 15.24
Majority 106 1.34
Turnout 1,444 28.0
Socialist Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Tulketh

Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven Brooks 791 50.9
Conservative Margaret McManus 764 49.1
Majority 27
Turnout 1,571 30
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

University

Preston City Council Elections: University ward 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Swindells 278 59.0
Conservative Andrew Dowellian 193 41.0
Majority 85
Turnout 476 22.0

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