Map of the results of the 2004 Carlisle City Council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2004.
Map of the results of the 2004 Carlisle City Council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2004.

The 2004 Carlisle City Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Carlisle District Council in Cumbria, 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

Labour became the largest party on the council with 24 councillors, but without a majority, after gaining 3 seats from the Conservatives in Belle Vue, St Aidans and Yewdale.[3][4] However Labour did lose one seat to the Liberal Democrats in Castle, with the Liberal Democrats also gaining a seat from the Conservatives in Dalston by 1 vote.[3][4] This meant the Conservatives dropped to 20 seats, while the Liberal Democrats went up to 7 and there remained 1 independent.[4] Overall turnout at the election was 42.6%, up from 31.4% in 2003.[5]

Following the election the Liberal Democrats continued to back the Conservatives to run the council, with Mike Mitchelson remaining as leader of the council.[6]

Carlisle local election result 2004[2][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 3 1 +2 47.1 38.0 10,957 -6.1%
  Conservative 5 0 4 -4 29.4 41.1 11,844 +0.0%
  Liberal Democrats 3 2 0 +2 17.6 15.7 4,526 +1.1%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.9 4.5 1,293 +4.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 220 +0.8%

Ward results

Belah[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Morton 1,538 70.6 +11.3
Labour Mohammed Harid 642 29.4 -11.3
Majority 896 41.1 +22.5
Turnout 2,180 46.9 +12.6
Conservative hold Swing
Belle Vue[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Stockdale 740 42.5 -4.7
Conservative George Bain 710 40.8 +5.6
Liberal Democrats William Wyllie 291 16.7 +4.0
Majority 30 1.7 -10.3
Turnout 1,741 42.1 +12.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Botcherby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Boaden 813 57.5 -3.2
Conservative Gareth Ellis 602 42.5 +3.2
Majority 211 14.9 -6.5
Turnout 1,415 32.7 +6.7
Labour hold Swing
Brampton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Prest 919 62.3 -8.8
Labour John Hale 315 21.4 -7.5
Liberal Democrats Steven Tweedie 241 16.3 +16.3
Majority 604 40.9 -1.4
Turnout 1,475 43.2
Conservative hold Swing
Castle[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Tootle 917 62.9 +5.3
Labour Steven Bowditch 541 37.1 -5.3
Majority 376 25.8 +10.5
Turnout 1,458 35.7 +11.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Currock[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Glover 865 57.5 -15.1
Conservative James Bainbridge 400 26.6 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Eileen Aldersey 240 15.9 +15.9
Majority 465 30.9 -14.2
Turnout 1,505 34.6 +11.5
Labour hold Swing
Dalston[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Trevor Allison 1,048 43.6 +5.5
Conservative Ann McKerrell 1,047 43.5 -2.0
Labour Ann Warwick 310 12.9 -3.5
Majority 1 0.0
Turnout 2,405 54.1 +13.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Denton Holme[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Southward 1,044 65.2 -5.7
Conservative Henry Stordy 558 34.8 +15.1
Majority 486 30.3 -20.8
Turnout 1,602 35.5 +8.6
Labour hold Swing
Great Corby & Geltsdale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Doreen Parsons 523 61.2
Independent Robert Wickings 331 38.8
Majority 192 22.5
Turnout 854 52.2
Conservative hold Swing
Harraby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carole Rutherford 792 47.6 -19.7
Conservative Michele Gwillim 590 35.5 +10.9
Liberal Democrats Olwyn Luckley 282 16.9 +8.8
Majority 202 12.1 -30.6
Turnout 1,664 37.6 +9.3
Labour hold Swing
Hayton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William Graham 778 83.5
Conservative Teresa Cartner 154 16.5
Majority 624 67.0
Turnout 932 57.4
Independent hold Swing
Morton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hannah Farmer 1,245 55.6 +5.3
Labour John Bell 995 44.4 -5.3
Majority 250 11.2 +10.6
Turnout 2,240 47.0 +7.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St. Aidans[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lucy Patrick 842 48.9 -0.1
Conservative Lawrence Fisher 659 38.3 -0.8
Green Colin Paisley 220 12.8 +12.8
Majority 183 10.6 +0.7
Turnout 1,721 38.7 +7.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Stanwix Urban[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Stevenson 1,470 62.7 +6.1
Labour Thomas Johnson 873 37.3 +8.1
Majority 597 25.5 -1.9
Turnout 2,343 50.9 +15.6
Conservative hold Swing
Upperby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caroline Watson 706 45.6 -18.2
Conservative Nicola Clarke 397 25.6 +3.1
Liberal Democrats James Osler 262 16.9 +3.1
Independent Denis Devlin 184 11.9 +11.9
Majority 309 19.9 -21.4
Turnout 1,549 38.6 +8.4
Labour hold Swing
Wetheral[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Earp 1,295 73.7 -3.2
Labour Roger Horne 463 26.3 +3.2
Majority 832 47.3 -6.5
Turnout 1,758 50.0 +12.6
Conservative hold Swing
Yewdale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Warwick 1,016 50.9 -0.4
Conservative Neville Lishman 982 49.1 +10.6
Majority 34 1.7 -11.1
Turnout 1,998 42.6 +8.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

By-elections between 2004 and 2006

A by-election was held on 24 November 2005 in Castle ward after the death of the Liberal Democrat group leader John Guest.[7] Olwyn Luckley held the seat for the Liberal Democrats, who continued to hold the balance of power on the council.[7]

Castle by-election 24 November 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Olwyn Luckley 538 59.3 -3.6
Labour Jessica Riddle 370 40.7 +3.6
Majority 168 18.6 -7.2
Turnout 908 22.0 -13.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

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