Elections to Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Sefton Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 9 -1 39.1 32.0 19,162 +5.9%
  Labour 7 -1 30.4 30.4 18,183 -8.7%
  Conservative 7 +2 30.4 26.7 16,005 +1.6%
  Southport Party 0 0 0 9.1 5,470 -2.2%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 1.3 790 +0.1%
  BNP 0 0 0 0.4 226 +0.2%

Ward results

Ainsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Porter 2,274 61.3 +14.9
Liberal Democrats Carol Brookfield 705 19.0 -6.3
Southport Party John Lee 523 14.1 -7.8
Labour Linda Cluskey 210 5.7 +0.8
Majority 1,569 42.3 +21.4
Turnout 3,712 36.5
Birkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Hands 1,460 49.5
Conservative Janet Rowell 691 23.4
Southport Party John Law 636 21.6
Labour Christopher Holmes 164 5.6
Majority 769 26.1
Turnout 2,951 31.9
Blundellsands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paula Parry 1,777 60.1 +9.2
Labour Jaine Fleetwood 732 24.8 -8.8
Liberal Democrats William Brereton 446 15.1 -0.4
Majority 1,045 35.3 +18.0
Turnout 2,955 31.7
Cambridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Mann 1,331 41.6 +5.2
Southport Party Terry Durrance 1,005 31.4 -5.3
Liberal Democrats Clive Dally 631 19.7 -0.3
Labour Paul Larkin 236 7.4 +0.4
Majority 326 10.2
Turnout 3,203 32.0
Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pauline Kehoe 1,372 49.6 +3.2
Labour Paul Cummins 1,233 44.6 -2.5
Conservative James Patterson 161 5.8 -0.7
Majority 139 5.0
Turnout 2,766 29.7
Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas Fanning 1,210 78.3 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Dennis Cross 335 21.7 +10.9
Majority 875 56.6 -9.9
Turnout 1,545 17.6
Dukes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Pearson 1,416 47.1 +7.0
Southport Party Brian Birch 770 25.6 -5.7
Liberal Democrats William Hibbard 614 20.4 +1.4
Labour Phillip Walsh 208 6.9 +0.0
Majority 646 21.5 +12.7
Turnout 3,008 30.6
Ford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Cluskey 1,435 78.2 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Garry Fielding 400 21.8 +0.2
Majority 1,035 56.4 -0.4
Turnout 1,835 19.5
Harington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Storey 1,770 56.4 +2.0
Labour Maurice Newton 753 24.0 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Druscilla Haydon 614 19.6 -0.9
Majority 1,017 32.4 +3.2
Turnout 3,137 30.5
Kew
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Terence Francis 1,247 48.1 +19.9
Southport Party Anthony Holland 789 30.4 -12.3
Conservative John Lyon-Taylor 341 13.1 -2.7
Labour Graham Brannan 217 8.4 -1.4
Majority 458 17.7
Turnout 2,594 26.2
Linacre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doreen Kerrigan 1,164 82.9 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Williams 240 17.1 +0.2
Majority 944 65.8 -0.4
Turnout 1,404 15.8
Litherland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Hardy 997 72.7 -7.4
Liberal Democrats James Murray 256 18.7 -1.2
Socialist Alternative Michael Brierley 118 8.6 +8.6
Majority 741 54.0 -6.2
Turnout 1,371 15.9
Manor (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Douglas 1,339
Conservative Martyn Barber 1,218
Conservative Peter Papworth 1,193
Labour John Walker 1,178
Liberal Democrats Edward Firth 460
Liberal Democrats Sara Murray 380
Turnout 5,768 31.8
Meols
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Tattersall 1,330 38.8 +6.7
Conservative Jamie Halsall 1,000 29.2 +0.0
Southport Party Richard Chapman 936 27.3 -5.9
Labour Constance McCarthy 158 4.6 -0.9
Majority 330 9.6
Turnout 3,424 34.4
Molyneux
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Howe 1,313 45.2 +5.3
Labour James Reardon 895 30.8 -6.0
Conservative Thomas Ridley 698 24.0 +0.7
Majority 418 14.4 +11.3
Turnout 2,906 28.2
Netherton and Orrell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Maher 1,077 54.7 -3.6
Socialist Alternative Peter Glover 672 34.1 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Hilary Cross 219 11.1 +1.2
Majority 405 20.6 -5.9
Turnout 1,968 20.9
Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Rimmer 1,263 43.8 +10.0
Southport Party Geoffrey Wright 811 28.1 -5.3
Conservative Nigel Deans 292 10.1 -7.9
Labour Stephen Jowett 291 10.1 -0.1
BNP Michael McDermott 226 7.8 +3.2
Majority 452 15.7 +15.3
Turnout 2,883 27.1
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Byrne 1,938 79.1 +7.6
Labour James McGinnity 511 20.9 -0.5
Majority 1,427 58.2 +8.1
Turnout 2,449 21.1
Ravenmeols
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Ibbs 1,430 52.8 +2.2
Labour Paul Flodman 883 32.6 -5.2
Liberal Democrats David Walker 396 14.6 +3.1
Majority 547 20.2 +7.4
Turnout 2,709 28.1
St Oswald
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Dowd 1,672 83.0 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Noel Cross 342 17.0 +1.5
Majority 1,330 66.0 -3.0
Turnout 2,014 19.4
Sudell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sylvia Mainey 1,788 71.5 +17.9
Labour Daren Veidman 712 28.5 +3.8
Majority 1,076 43.0 +14.1
Turnout 2,500 22.9
Victoria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Hill 1,413 51.7 +11.7
Labour Pamela Parry 908 33.2 -8.3
Conservative Antonio Spatuzzi 413 15.1 -3.4
Majority 505 18.5
Turnout 2,734 28.8

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 December 2009.