2003 South Hams District Council election[1]

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All 40 seats in the South Hams District Council
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout41.9%
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 29 4
Seats won 28 7
Seat change Decrease1 Increase3
Popular vote 11,400 7,515
Percentage 48.3% 31.8%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Independent
Seats before 3 4
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Steady0 Decrease2
Popular vote 1,201 2,866
Percentage 5.1% 12.1%

South Hams District Council wards, 2003.svg
Map showing the results of the 2003 South Hams District Council elections.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to South Hams District Council took place on 1 May 2003, the same day as other United Kingdom local elections. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative Party retained overall control of the council.[2]

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 2003 (PDF). Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 13.
  2. ^ "Local elections 2003" (PDF). UK Parliament. 12 May 2003.