2004 Exeter City Council election [1][2]
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14 of the 40 seats to Exeter City Council
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout41.9%
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 20 10
Seats won 7 4
Seats after 19 12
Seat change Decrease1 Increase2
Popular vote 8,083 7,448
Percentage 29.4% 27.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative Liberal
Last election 6 4
Seats won 2 1
Seats after 5 4
Seat change Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 8,048 1,634
Percentage 29.3% 6.0%

Exeter UK local election 2004 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2004 Exeter City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, yellow shows the Liberal Democrats and orange shows the Liberals. Wards in grey had no election.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2004 Exeter City Council election took place on 10 June 2004, to elect members of Exeter City Council in Devon, England. The election was held concurrently with other local elections in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council remained under no overall control.[3]

Results summary

2004 Exeter City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 7 Decrease 1 50.0 12 19 47.5 8,083 29.8 -2.8
  Liberal Democrats 4 Increase 2 28.6 8 12 30.0 7,448 27.5 +2.9
  Conservative 2 Decrease 1 14.3 3 5 12.5 8,048 29.7 +2.9
  Liberal 1 Steady 7.1 3 4 10.0 1,634 6.0 -3.8
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,473 5.4 +1.7
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 170 0.6 -0.2
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 124 0.5 -1.0
  Democratic Socialist Alliance 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 106 0.4 N/A

Ward results

Alphington

Alphington
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Michael Browning 1,627 59.2%
Conservative Margaret Jordan 530 19.3%
Labour Celia Morrish 376 13.7%
Green Andrew Bell 216 7.9%
Majority 1,097 39.9%
Turnout 2,749
Liberal Democrats hold

Exwick

Exwick
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Hazel Slack 817 40.3%
UKIP Lawrence Harper 363 17.9%
Liberal Democrats Rodney Ruffle 362 17.9%
Conservative Daniel Bower 359 17.7%
Independent David Mashiter 124 6.1%
Majority 454 22.4%
Turnout 2,025
Labour hold

Newtown

Newtown
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Richard Branston 777 50.2%
Conservative Graham Stone 312 20.2%
Liberal Democrats Tommy Leung 237 15.3%
Green Isaac Price-Sosner 178 11.5%
Democratic Socialist Alliance Peter Sloman 44 2.8%
Majority 465 30.0%
Turnout 1,548
Labour hold

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Paul Pettinger 865 43.3%
Conservative Jeffrey Coates 737 36.9%
Labour Lesley Robson 240 12.0%
Green Suzanne Dunstan 154 7.7%
Majority 128 6.4%
Turnout 1,996
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

Pinhoe

Pinhoe
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Valerie Dixon 952 43.6%
Conservative Ruth Smith 897 41.1%
Liberal Democrats David Barker-Hahlo 334 15.3%
Majority 55 2.5%
Turnout 2,183
Labour hold

Polsloe

Polsloe
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Rachel Lyons 591 33.8%
Conservative Margaret Baldwin 554 31.7%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Williams 318 18.2%
Green Nicholas Discombe 284 16.3%
Majority 37 2.1%
Turnout 1,747
Labour hold

Priory

Priory
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Marcel Choules 932 42.5%
Conservative Iris Newby 618 28.2%
Liberal Emma McCord 324 14.8%
Liberal Democrats Pamela Thickett 317 14.5%
Majority 314 14.3%
Turnout 2,191
Labour hold

St Davids

St Davids
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Philip Brock 754 60.7%
Labour Richard Harris 290 23.3%
Conservative Andrew Leadbetter 199 16.0%
Majority 464 37.3%
Turnout 1,243
Liberal Democrats hold

St James

St James
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mary Griffiths 573 35.2%
Liberal Democrats Natalie Cole 457 28.1%
Conservative Simon Smith 370 22.7%
Green Adrian Thomas 229 14.1%
Majority 116 7.1%
Turnout 1,629
Labour hold

St Leonards

St Leonards
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Norman Shiel 951 49.2%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Gooding 381 19.7%
Labour Eileen Digweed 375 19.4%
Green Louisa Radice 227 11.7%
Majority 570 29.5%
Turnout 1,934
Conservative hold

St Loyes

St Loyes
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joan Morrish 948 60.6%
Conservative Emily Dover 195 12.5%
UKIP David Challice 170 10.9%
Labour Dennis Lewis 137 8.8%
Liberal Democrats Tessa Barrett 66 4.2%
Green Stephen Jones 49 3.1%
Majority 753 48.1%
Turnout
Liberal hold

St Thomas

St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Rob Hannaford 915 43.4%
Labour Connel Boyle 774 36.7%
Conservative Daniel Thomas 221 10.5%
Green Paul Edwards 136 6.5%
Democratic Socialist Alliance Bruce Chapman 62 2.9%
Majority 141 6.7%
Turnout 2,108
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Topsham

Topsham
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Mary Evans 1,560 67.2%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Barrett 475 20.4%
Labour Dorothy Parker 288 12.4%
Majority 1,085 46.7%
Turnout 2,323
Conservative hold

Whipton & Barton

Whipton & Barton
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Kevin Moore 961 43.5%
Conservative Keith Nelson-Tomsen 545 24.7%
Liberal Keith Danks 362 16.4%
Liberal Democrats Polly Osterley 340 15.4%
Majority 416 18.8%
Turnout 2,208
Labour hold

By-elections

St. James

St. James: 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,171 39.6 +11.5
Labour 746 25.3 -9.9
Conservative 648 21.9 -0.8
Green 389 13.2 -0.9
Majority 425 14.3
Turnout 2,954
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase10.7

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2015). Exeter City Council Election Results 1973-2012 (PDF). University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 10-11.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2004). Local Elections Handbook 2004 (PDF). University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. p. 5.
  3. ^ "Vote 2004". BBC News.