Elections to West Lindsey District Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

West Lindsey Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 4 0 +4 50.0 38.0 4,194 -4.6%
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 1 -1 25.0 26.6 2,937 -5.3%
  Independent 3 0 1 -1 25.0 20.8 2,296 +9.4%
  Labour 0 0 2 -2 0 14.2 1,571 +0.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 28 +0.3%

One Conservative candidate was unopposed.

Ward results

Caistor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Alan Caine 563 59.8 +12.6
Conservative Peter O'Leary 300 31.9 -7.4
Labour Tara-Louise Burghardt 78 8.3 -2.3
Majority 263 27.9 +20.0
Turnout 941 37.1 +6.1
Independent hold Swing
Gainsborough East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kristan Smith 582 73.6 +16.8
Conservative John Otter 209 26.4 +12.2
Majority 373 47.2 +14.4
Turnout 791 18.0 +0.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gainsborough North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian Bardsley 539 42.7 +12.2
Liberal Democrats Denise Harrison-Moore 390 30.9 -2.3
Labour Triloka Mehrotra 334 26.4 -9.9
Majority 149 11.8
Turnout 1,263 25.8 +3.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Gainsborough South-West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Judith Rainsforth 544 64.9 +12.2
Independent Paul Howitt-Cowan 196 23.4 +23.4
Conservative William Morgan 98 11.7 -11.2
Majority 348 41.5 +13.2
Turnout 838 25.7 +2.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Kelsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Strange unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Lea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kevin Whaley 361 47.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Parsons 261 34.1
Conservative Stephen Beer 144 18.8
Majority 100 13.0
Turnout 766 44.3
Independent hold Swing
Middle Rasen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gary Fenwick 455 54.6 -18.5
Conservative Alfred Jones 257 30.8 +3.9
Independent Lynda Vernam 93 11.2 +11.2
Green Christopher Padley 28 3.4 +3.4
Majority 198 23.8 -22.4
Turnout 833 44.8 +8.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Saxilby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Anyan-Needham 539 50.7 +16.8
Labour Catherine Dobson 524 49.3 +37.5
Majority 15 1.4
Turnout 1,063 28.8 -10.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Scotter
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Underwood-Frost 920 74.3 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Andrew Heathorn 319 25.7 -5.7
Majority 601 48.6 +11.4
Turnout 1,239 36.5 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing
Torksey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Kinch 614 61.4
Liberal Democrats Susan Bartle 386 38.6
Majority 228 22.8
Turnout 1,000 48.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Welton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Malcolm Parish 1,083 80.0 +80.0
Labour Philip Huckin 270 20.0 +12.7
Majority 813 60.0
Turnout 1,353 33.6 -7.1
Independent hold Swing
Yarborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Owen Bierley 574 61.1 +12.8
Labour John Indian 365 38.9 -12.8
Majority 209 22.2 +18.8
Turnout 939 48.1 +11.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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