The 2003 Waveney Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Waveney District Council in Suffolk, 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

Waveney Local Election Result 2003[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 1 0 50.0 37.4 7,420 +5.6%
  Labour 5 0 2 -2 31.3 31.3 6,214 -14.4%
  Independent 2 2 0 +2 12.5 6.5 1,296 +1.0%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 6.3 16.3 3,230 +2.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 6.9 1,361 +5.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 258 +0.8%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 59 -0.3%

Ward results

Beccles North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Woodruff 540 33.7
Labour Alan Thwaites 468 29.2
UKIP Brian Aylett 258 16.1
Green Graham Elliott 185 11.5
Liberal Democrats Frances Mitchell 152 9.5
Majority 72 4.5
Turnout 1,603 41.2 -0.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Beccles South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Adams 373 40.5
Conservative Neil Smith 336 36.4
Liberal Democrats Alison Briggs 159 17.2
Green Michael McGee 54 5.9
Majority 37 4.1
Turnout 922 23.6 -1.8
Labour hold Swing
Blything[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wendy Mawer 491 68.0 -0.6
Labour Angela Turner 115 15.9 -15.5
Liberal Democrats David O'Neill 58 8.0 +8.0
Green Michael Platt 58 8.0 +8.0
Majority 376 52.1 +14.9
Turnout 722 41.2 +0.5
Conservative hold Swing
Bungay[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Groom 697 48.6
Labour Lynn Derges 419 29.2
Liberal Democrats Wendy Curry 173 12.1
Green Simon Thompson 144 10.0
Majority 278 19.4
Turnout 1,433 37.3 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing
Carlton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Mortimer 501 58.1
Labour Peter Shelley 199 23.1
Liberal Democrats Brian Howe 133 15.4
Green Emma Waller 30 3.5
Majority 302 35.0
Turnout 863 24.0 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Carlton Colville[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathleen Grant 580 50.4
Labour Paul Widdowson 356 31.0
Liberal Democrats John Marsden 161 14.0
Green Richard Vinton 53 4.6
Majority 224 19.4
Turnout 1,150 21.8 -4.4
Conservative hold Swing
Halesworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Niblett 684 49.6
Labour Julie McLoughlin 274 19.9
Green Paul Whitlow 270 19.6
Liberal Democrats Henri Watts 150 10.9
Majority 410 29.7
Turnout 1,378 35.8 -6.1
Conservative hold Swing
Harbour[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Norman Keable 575 38.4
Labour Ian Graham 412 27.5
Liberal Democrats Jack Thain 304 20.3
Conservative James Fraser 150 10.0
Green Peter Taylor 56 3.7
Majority 163 10.9
Turnout 1,497 26.8 -6.3
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Kirkley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gifford Baxter 710 51.2
Labour Josette Bellham 416 30.0
Conservative Paul Kimble 178 12.8
Green Maxine Narburgh 82 5.9
Majority 294 21.2
Turnout 1,386 25.5 -8.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Normanston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Thomas 467 39.4
Conservative Dorothy Blenkinsopp 405 34.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Thomas 190 16.0
Green Stephen Sizer 65 5.5
Socialist Alliance Nicholas Bird 59 5.0
Majority 62 5.3
Turnout 1,186 21.8 -5.5
Labour hold Swing
Oulton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Collecott 461 43.3
Labour Marie Rodgers 289 27.2
Conservative Andrew Borrett 274 25.8
Green Diana Whiting 40 3.8
Majority 172 16.1
Turnout 1,064 32.2 -3.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Pakefield[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Barrett 782 43.4
Conservative Marcus Ardley 562 31.2
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Lakes 362 20.1
Green Melanie Harrison 96 5.3
Majority 220 12.2
Turnout 1,802 32.8 -4.2
Labour hold Swing
St. Margarets[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosemary Winterton 626 43.5
Conservative John Burford 540 37.5
Liberal Democrats Patricia Anderson 202 14.0
Green Colin Boor 71 4.9
Majority 86 6.0
Turnout 1,439 25.0 -4.0
Labour hold Swing
Whitton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Barrett 654 40.8
Conservative Barry Bee 421 26.3
Independent Reginald Allen 260 16.2
Liberal Democrats Sandra Tonge 209 13.1
Green James Stoddart 57 3.6
Majority 233 14.5
Turnout 1,601 27.5 -4.2
Labour hold Swing
Worlingham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Sale 691 56.7
Labour Michael Turner 278 22.8
Liberal Democrats Philip Mitchell 193 15.8
Green Nicola Elliott 57 4.7
Majority 413 33.9
Turnout 1,219 34.5 -7.0
Conservative hold Swing
Wrentham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Goldsmith 370 64.6
Labour Jack Seal 86 15.0
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Bromley 74 12.9
Green Ray Cameron-Goodman 43 7.5
Majority 284 49.6
Turnout 573 32.6 -1.3
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  2. ^ "English councils". The Times. 3 May 2003. p. 47.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Waveney District Council: District Council election" (PDF). Political Science Resources. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2010.