Map of the results of the 2003 Sedgemoor District Council election.
Map of the results of the 2003 Sedgemoor District Council election.

The 2003 Sedgemoor District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Sedgemoor District Council in Somerset, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.

Election result

Sedgemoor Local Election Result 2003[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 35 +4 70.0 54.6 28,195
  Labour 14 -2 28.0 21.6 11,142
  Liberal Democrats 1 -2 2.0 19.7 10,186
  Independent 0 0 0 1.9 983
  Green 0 0 0 1.3 694
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.8 408

Two Labour and one Conservative candidates were unopposed.[3]

Ward results

Axbridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Scott 340 48.6
Labour Antony Wilson 155 22.2
Liberal Democrats John Laband 135 19.3
Green Gillian Davies 69 9.9
Majority 185 26.4
Turnout 699 46.1
Axe Vale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Denbee 459 63.8
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Mansfield 164 22.8
UKIP David Willis 96 13.4
Majority 295 41.0
Turnout 719 43.0
Berrow[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb 374 57.7
Liberal Democrats Anthony Gore 274 42.3
Majority 100 15.4
Turnout 648 34.6
Brent North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Gilling 406 75.5
Liberal Democrats Helen Mansfield 132 24.5
Majority 274 51.0
Turnout 538 32.9
Bridgwater Bower (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Cresswell 435
Labour Bryan Gillard 427
Conservative David Preece 427
Labour Jillian Rees 356
Labour Nigel Parker 351
Turnout 1,996 18.8
Bridgwater Eastover (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adrian Moore 485
Labour Julian Taylor 417
Conservative William Cudlipp 179
Turnout 1,081 21.5
Bridgwater Hamp (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Turner 633
Labour Kathryn Pearce 586
Labour Brian Smedley 519
Conservative John Fulwell 288
Turnout 2,026 18.1
Bridgwater Quantock (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gill Slocombe 810
Conservative Cyril Avent 729
Conservative Barrie Crow 667
Liberal Democrats Peter Johnstone 531
Liberal Democrats Katherine Hall 435
Labour Elaine Di Campo 389
Labour Elizabeth Leavy 358
Turnout 3,919 31.3
Bridgwater Sydenham (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Granter 514
Labour James Munn 472
Labour William Monteith 453
Liberal Democrats Trevor Webster 295
Turnout 1,734 17.2
Bridgwater Victoria (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Lavers uncontested
Labour Kenneth Richards uncontested
Burnham North (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Clayton 1,491
Conservative Dennis Davey 1,412
Conservative Neville Jones 1,142
Liberal Democrats Adrian Petoud 756
Labour Stephen Lester 450
Turnout 5,251 40.3
Burnham South (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Thorogood 807
Liberal Democrats Michael Mansfield 759
Conservative Lousie Parkin 759
Conservative Jacqueline Richards 697
Liberal Democrats Hilary Rose 670
Liberal Democrats Joyce Smith 633
Labour June Thomas 293
Turnout 4,618 35.0
Cannington and Quantocks (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lily Cartwright 1,668
Conservative Kenneth Dyer 1,655
Conservative David Joslin 1,487
Liberal Democrats Janice Beasley 658
Liberal Democrats Christopher Lloyd-Williams 605
Liberal Democrats Joshua Schwieso 554
Turnout 6,627 44.5
Cheddar and Shipham (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dawn Hill 1,027
Conservative Herbert Elliott 987
Conservative Peter Downing 897
Liberal Democrats John Outhwaite 484
Labour Norma Scanlon 330
Liberal Democrats Christina Baron 319
Green Harry Mottram 309
Labour Thomas Scott 225
Labour Brian Corney 211
Turnout 4,789 33.2
East Poidens[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Duncan McGinty 434 75.6
Labour Martin Rees 140 24.4
Majority 294 51.2
Turnout 574 36.2
Highbridge (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derick Cooper 583
Labour Jane Whitehouse 504
Conservative Michael Brown 441
Labour David Poole 437
Conservative Beryk Rundall 389
Liberal Democrats Patricia Burge 379
Conservative Roger Keen 365
Liberal Democrats Christopher Williams 357
Liberal Democrats Paul Bolton 251
UKIP Montague Lucas 113
UKIP Julia Lucas 110
UKIP Sydney Cox 89
Turnout 4,018 30.8
Huntspill and Pawlett (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Moreton 681
Conservative Michael Herbert 482
Liberal Democrats Martin Forsey 326
Liberal Democrats Marilyn Wallace 322
Turnout 1,811 35.6
King's Isle (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Alder 668
Conservative Norman Turner 555
Independent Derrick Pedley 427
Green Robert Graham 316
Labour Peter Denning 200
Labour Anthony Mumby 105
Turnout 2,271 37.5
Knoll[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Filmer 665 79.3
Liberal Democrats Philippa Groves 174 20.7
Majority 491 58.6
Turnout 839 45.2
North Petherton (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Lang 958
Conservative Anne Fraser 922
Conservative John Swayne 737
Independent Anthony Nicholson 556
Liberal Democrats Michael Wakefield 554
Labour Wendy Darch 405
Turnout 4,132 38.4
Puriton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Healey uncontested
Sandford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Bown 570 76.3
Labour William Munn 177 23.7
Majority 393 52.6
Turnout 747 43.9
Wedmore and Mark (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Bayliss 959
Conservative Jessica Healey 948
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Hasler 419
Labour Andrew Merryfield 378
Turnout 2,704 42.4
West Poldens[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Kingham 516 72.3
Labour Elizabeth Stretch 198 27.7
Majority 318 44.6
Turnout 714 36.6
Woolavington[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Lavers 391 53.4
Conservative Bridget Hobhouse 341 46.6
Majority 50 6.8
Turnout 732 43.2

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Election Results". The Times. 2 May 2003. p. 17.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "District council election". Sedgemoor District Council. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2009.