Map of the results of the 2004 Amber Valley council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2004.
Map of the results of the 2004 Amber Valley council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2004.

Elections to Amber Valley Borough Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party held overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 44%.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Amber Valley Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 0 1 -1 53.3 43.2 13,224 -10.0%
  Labour 7 1 0 +1 46.7 43.0 13,167 +6.0%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 9.8 3,000 +2.2%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 811 +2.7%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 399 -0.9%

Ward results

Alfreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bennett Marlene 1,198 47.3 -6.8
Conservative David Wilson 738 29.1 -4.9
Liberal Democrats Paul Gibbons 598 23.6 +11.7
Majority 460 18.2 -1.9
Turnout 2,565 41
Labour hold Swing
Belper Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nelson 1,107 59.7 +0.7
Labour Ronald Buzzard 746 40.3 -0.7
Majority 361 19.4 +1.4
Turnout 1,853 46
Conservative hold Swing
Belper North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Cox 1,012 47.9 -4.3
Labour Peter Shepherd 535 25.3 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Roger Shelley 438 20.7 +9.1
Independent Steven Broughton 128 6.1 -1.3
Majority 477 22.6 -0.8
Turnout 2,113 53
Conservative hold Swing
Codnor & Waingroves
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Emmas-Williams 1,029 58.6 -8.3
Conservative Patricia Bowmar 728 41.4 +8.3
Majority 301 17.2 -16.6
Turnout 1,757 45
Labour hold Swing
Heage & Ambergate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Wilde 934 48.7 +9.9
Labour Stella Ragsdale 578 30.1 -21.2
Liberal Democrats Anthony Cooper 406 21.2 +11.3
Majority 356 18.6
Turnout 1,918 49
Conservative hold Swing
Heanor & Loscoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Munro 905 53.9 -11.9
Conservative Christopher Jubb 774 46.1 +11.9
Majority 131 7.8 -23.8
Turnout 1,679 42
Labour hold Swing
Heanor East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Armstrong 1,147 64.9 +11.1
Conservative Linda Edwards-Milsom 619 35.1 +8.4
Majority 528 29.8 +2.7
Turnout 1,766 41
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Heanor West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Celia Cox 683 34.7 -12.4
BNP David Orme 515 26.2 +26.2
Conservative Jade Wiltshire 451 22.9 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Gavin Sarkas-Bosman 320 16.3 -16.0
Majority 168 8.5 -6.3
Turnout 1,969 45
Labour hold Swing
Ironville & Riddings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Brown 1,066 55.8 -2.3
Labour Paul Smith 845 44.2 +2.3
Majority 221 11.6 -4.6
Turnout 1,911 42
Conservative hold Swing
Kilburn, Denby & Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Bull 1,363 47.3 +0.1
Labour Sasann Reaney 965 33.5 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Benson 553 19.2 +7.7
Majority 398 13.8 +8.0
Turnout 2,881 47
Conservative hold Swing
Langley Mill & Aldercar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Mickleburgh 818 54.5 -4.7
Conservative Terence Thorpe 278 18.5 -5.0
Independent Timothy Knowles 271 18.0 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Keith Falconbridge 135 9.0 +9.0
Majority 540 36.0 +0.3
Turnout 1,502 40
Labour hold Swing
Ripley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Bowley 1,418 49.1 -1.1
Labour Walter Fryer 921 31.9 -17.9
Liberal Democrats Catharine Smith 550 19.0 +19.0
Majority 497 17.2 +16.8
Turnout 2,889 43
Conservative hold Swing
Ripley & Marehay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Cope 972 50.8 +16.6
Labour Michael Missett 941 49.2 -3.9
Majority 31 1.6
Turnout 1,913 44
Conservative hold Swing
Shipley Park, Horsley & Horsley Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Mills 1,308 58.5 +21.8
Labour Leslie Foster 929 41.5 -5.4
Majority 379 17.0
Turnout 2,237 50
Conservative hold Swing
Somercotes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McCabe 927 55.2 -20.7
Conservative Sally West 456 27.2 +3.1
BNP Steven Belshaw 296 17.6 +17.6
Majority 471 28.0
Turnout 1,679 38
Labour hold Swing

BBC report of 2004 Amber Valley election result