The 2003 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. 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

Overall turnout at the election was 26.7%.[3]

Walsall Local Election Result 2003[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 +1 44.4 42.0 18,182 +0.8%
  Labour 8 -1 44.4 35.2 15,224 -4.7%
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 11.1 10.9 4,732 +1.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 4.9 2,137 -0.2%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 4.6 1,970 +2.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 2.4 1,050 +0.9%

Ward results

Aldridge Central and South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Ansell 1,869 59.3 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Royston Sheward 827 26.2 +12.6
Labour Steven King 457 14.5 -4.1
Majority 1,042 33.0 -6.4
Turnout 3,153 32.7 -2.9
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Eardley 1,734 69.9 +6.2
Labour Peter Upton 747 30.1 -6.2
Majority 987 39.8 +12.4
Turnout 2,481 25.1 -2.7
Bentley and Darlaston North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Chambers 1,157 60.1 -3.4
Conservative Jennifer Beale 767 39.9 +3.4
Majority 390 20.3 -6.8
Turnout 1,924 20.6 -2.7
Birchills-Leamore[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carol Rose 916 53.2 -8.6
Conservative Mohammed Arshad 566 32.9 -0.4
Socialist Alliance Martin Lynch 240 13.9 +9.0
Majority 350 20.3 -8.2
Turnout 1,722 18.8 -5.2
Blakenall[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Robertson 745 56.4 -2.9
Socialist Alliance Peter Smith 308 23.3 +14.4
Conservative Chad Pitt 268 20.3 +0.4
Majority 437 33.1 -6.3
Turnout 1,321 18.0 -1.8
Bloxwich West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Westley 1,125 47.5 +1.1
Conservative Desmond Pitt 952 40.2 +1.4
Socialist Alliance Alan Davies 290 12.3 +12.3
Majority 173 7.3 -0.3
Turnout 2,367 22.0 -5.7
Brownhills[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Turner 1,114 56.2 +9.5
Labour Violet Upton 869 43.8 -9.5
Majority 245 12.4
Turnout 1,983 21.7 -3.2
Darlaston South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorreen Farrell-Evans 972 61.8 -8.4
Conservative Haqnawaz Khan 308 19.6 -10.2
Socialist Alliance Alan Johnston 292 18.6 +18.6
Majority 664 42.2 +1.8
Turnout 1,572 19.1 -2.5
Paddock[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Zahid Ali 1,264 33.2 -10.8
Independent Edward Moorman 831 21.8 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Daniel Barker 777 20.4 +9.4
Labour Martin Evans 535 14.1 -6.6
UKIP Derek Bennett 359 9.4 +9.4
Socialist Alliance David Church 38 1.0 +1.0
Majority 433 11.4 -11.5
Turnout 3,804 36.0 -3.4
Palfrey[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mohammad Yasin 1,510 47.8 +15.0
Labour Mark Pulford 1,020 32.3 -13.3
Independent Richard Cullum 348 11.0 +11.0
Socialist Alliance Azra Jabbar 279 8.8 -12.7
Majority 490 15.5
Turnout 3,157 33.5 -3.7
Pelsall[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marco Longhi 1,927 54.2 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Linda Dickens 898 25.3 +5.5
Labour Wendy Collins 624 17.6 +0.0
Socialist Alliance Derek Roddy 105 3.0 +3.0
Majority 1,029 29.0 -11.3
Turnout 3,554 31.6 -5.2
Pheasey[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Towe 1,156 50.8 +15.2
Labour Maria-Rosaria Burley 1,118 49.2 +9.4
Majority 38 1.7
Turnout 2,274 33.0 -3.0
Pleck[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Anson 1,070 58.7 -2.7
Conservative Doris Silvester 531 29.1 +3.4
Socialist Alliance Brian Powell 222 12.2 +12.2
Majority 539 29.6 -6.1
Turnout 1,823 27.4 -2.2
Short Heath[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Doreeen Shires 891 40.9 -12.5
Independent Frederick Harris 466 21.4 +21.4
Labour Gareth Walker 452 20.7 -8.2
Conservative Rachel Walker 372 17.1 -0.6
Majority 425 19.5 -5.1
Turnout 2,181 25.9 +1.9
St. Matthews[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad Nazir 1,337 50.8 +1.7
Conservative Susan Allen 831 31.5 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Louise Shires 356 13.5 +6.7
Socialist Alliance Stephanie Peart 110 4.2 +2.3
Majority 506 19.2 +5.0
Turnout 2,634 37.0 +0.0
Streetly[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Douglas-Maul 2,135 62.5 -2.6
UKIP Steven Grey 691 20.2 +7.3
Labour Thomas Charlton 590 17.3 -4.7
Majority 1,444 42.3 -0.8
Turnout 3,416 32.0 -0.9
Willenhall North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Valerie Woodruff 983 51.3 -5.5
Labour Robert Matthews 468 24.4 -2.9
Conservative Lisa Hodgetts 380 19.8 +3.9
Socialist Alliance Alan Paddock 86 4.5 +4.5
Majority 515 26.9 -2.6
Turnout 1,917 20.7 -2.1
Willenhall South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Coughlan 1,022 50.8 -4.0
Conservative Steven Turner 498 24.8 -2.0
Independent Gerald Watkins 492 24.5 +24.5
Majority 524 26.0 -2.0
Turnout 2,012 21.5 -1.5

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Local council election results". The Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Elections 2003". Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council. Political Science Resources. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011.