2004 Havant Borough Council election

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16 of 38 seats to Havant Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Seats before 23 8 7
Seats won 12 2 2
Seats after 27 6 5
Seat change Increase4 Decrease2 Decrease2
Popular vote 18,290 9,401 5,149

Havant UK local election 2004 map.svg
Results by Ward

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2004 Havant Borough Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Havant Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

The Conservatives gained seats to hold 27 of the 38 seats on the council, while Labour fell to 6 seats and the Liberal Democrats dropped to hold 5 seats.[1][3] The Conservative gains included taking Barncroft and Battins wards in Leigh Park from Labour; the first time in over 30 years that Labour had not won all the seats in Leigh Park.[3] Overall turnout at the election was 32.4%.[4]

Havant local election result 2004[2][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 4 0 +4 75.0 51.5 18,290 -5.1%
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 2 -2 12.5 26.5 9,401 +0.5%
  Labour 2 0 2 -2 12.5 14.5 5,149 +1.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 1,970 +1.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 711 +1.4%

Ward results

Barncroft

Barncroft[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne Weeks 472 48.1
Labour Carl Roberts 282 28.7
Liberal Democrats Flora Ponsonby 228 23.2
Majority 190 19.4
Turnout 982 22.4 +3.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Battins

Battins[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Rayner 386 36.6
Labour Paul Hansford 361 34.2
Liberal Democrats Susan Stocker 188 17.8
Green Louise Lumb 120 11.4
Majority 25 2.4
Turnout 1,055 21.9 +1.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bedhampton

Bedhampton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Smith 1,254 42.9 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Stephen Marshall 1,211 41.5 -1.2
Labour Anne Edwards 276 9.5 +0.8
Green Terry Mitchell 179 6.1 -2.1
Majority 43 1.4
Turnout 2,920 42.0 +7.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Bondfields

Bondfields[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Hart 555 49.0
Conservative Mary Brown 293 25.9
Liberal Democrats Cecil Sargent 285 25.2
Majority 262 23.1
Turnout 1,133 22.6 -1.0
Labour hold Swing

Cowplain

Cowplain[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Keast 1,598 62.3 +3.6
Liberal Democrats John Jacobs 662 25.8 -5.2
Labour Kenneth Monks 307 12.0 +1.7
Majority 936 36.5 +8.7
Turnout 2,567 35.6 +9.2
Conservative hold Swing

Emsworth

Emsworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brendan Gibb-Gray 2,207 60.3 +1.0
Liberal Democrats John Cosslett 879 24.0 -5.2
Labour William Gilchrist 362 9.9 -1.6
Green Susan Dawes 214 5.8 +5.8
Majority 1,328 36.3 +6.2
Turnout 3,662 47.6 +8.6
Conservative hold Swing

Hart Plain

Hart Plain (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Pearce 1,171
Liberal Democrats Sheila Troke 1,165
Conservative Leonard Shaw 977
Conservative Mark Masterton 945
Labour Ronald Hoyle 203
Labour William Wheeler 190
Green Barry Gleed 184
Turnout 4,835 33.0 +9.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hayling East

Hayling East (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sheila Pearce 1,331
Conservative Charles Goulding 1,316
Liberal Democrats Margaret Causer 497
Labour John Mealy 396
Labour Sheila Mealy 363
Liberal Democrats Janis Shawashi 344
Green Ann Ansari 289
Turnout 4,536 34.5 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hayling West

Hayling West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Victor Pierce-Jones 1,737 64.0 -7.7
Liberal Democrats Margaret Steentoft 446 16.4 +0.9
Labour Graham Manning 311 11.5 -1.3
Green Gillian Leek 222 8.2 +8.2
Majority 1,291 47.5 -8.7
Turnout 2,716 39.6 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing

Purbrook

Purbrook[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Farrow 1,255 49.0 -14.9
Independent Pamela Cooper 711 27.8 +27.8
Labour Nicola Potts 317 12.4 -7.4
Liberal Democrats Pamela Welch 276 10.8 -5.6
Majority 544 21.3 -22.8
Turnout 2,559 35.3 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing

St. Faiths

St. Faiths[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Guest 1,659 54.2 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Hugh Benzie 808 26.4 +4.7
Green Timothy Dawes 329 10.7 -9.3
Labour Rosemary Osborne 266 8.7 +2.0
Majority 851 27.8 -2.1
Turnout 3,062 44.5 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing

Stakes

Stakes[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Tarrant 929 49.9 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Christine Pylee 409 22.0 +4.0
Labour Derek Smith 335 18.0 -15.9
Green Stephen Carver 189 10.2 +10.2
Majority 520 27.9 +13.8
Turnout 1,862 25.0 +6.8
Conservative hold Swing

Warren Park

Warren Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Virginia Steel 319 40.1
Conservative Jacqueline Branson 270 34.0
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Moore-Blunt 206 25.9
Majority 49 6.1
Turnout 795 17.3 +2.7
Labour hold Swing

Waterloo

Waterloo[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hunt 1,661 58.5 -10.9
Liberal Democrats Valerie Hartridge 626 22.1 -8.5
Labour Peter Benjamin 306 10.8 +10.8
Green Jacqueline Turner 244 8.6 +8.6
Majority 1,035 36.5 -2.2
Turnout 2,837 37.9 +10.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

By-elections between 2004 and 2006

Bedhampton By-election 24 February 2005[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,064 47.5 +6.0
Conservative 1,007 44.9 +2.0
Labour 136 6.1 -3.4
Green 34 1.5 -4.6
Majority 57 2.6
Turnout 2,241 32.5 -9.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Havant council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Ballot box - Elections". The Times. NewsBank. 12 June 2004. p. 26.
  3. ^ a b "Tories stun Labour in historic vote". The News. 12 June 2004.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Borough Council Election Results June 2004". Havant Borough Council. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 24 December 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Lib Dems get byelection boost". The Guardian. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2014.