Elections to West Lindsey District Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

West Lindsey Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 9 1 0 +1 69.2 53.7 10,412 +27.1%
  Conservative 4 2 1 +1 30.8 35.7 6,928 -2.3%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 5.6 1,084 -8.6%
  Independent 0 0 2 -2 0 4.9 959 -15.9%

One Conservative candidate was unopposed.

Ward results

Caistor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Lawrence 705 61.5 +29.6
Independent Norman Hancock 441 38.5 -21.3
Majority 264 23.0 -4.9
Turnout 1,146 44.7 +7.6
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Cherry Willingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adrian Heath 1,209 65.1 +31.9
Conservative Keith Deeley 649 34.9 -18.8
Majority 560 30.2 +9.7
Turnout 1,858 56.5 +14.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Dunholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Rawlins unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Gainsborough East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Tinker 774 48.3 -25.3
Labour Deborah Rose 551 34.4 +34.4
Conservative Marc Bratcher 276 17.2 -9.2
Majority 223 13.9 -33.3
Turnout 1,601 35.3 +17.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gainsborough North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Snee 765 37.7 +6.8
Conservative Paul Howitt-Cowan 489 24.1 -18.6
Independent Harry Clarke 417 20.6 +20.6
Labour John Indian 356 17.6 -8.8
Majority 276 13.6
Turnout 2,027 41.1 +15.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gainsborough South-West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Trevor Young 690 58.0 -6.9
Conservative Donald Sweeting 221 18.6 +6.9
Labour Catherine Dobson 177 14.9 +14.9
Independent William Gabbott 101 8.5 -14.9
Majority 469 39.4 -2.1
Turnout 1,189 35.7 +10.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Market Rasen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Kitchen 927 54.5 +12.8
Conservative Carol Skye 774 45.5 -3.0
Majority 153 9.0 +2.2
Turnout 1,701 35.7 +4.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Nettleham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Leaning 1,278 64.7 +64.7
Conservative Kenneth Davidson 696 35.3 +10.1
Majority 582 29.4 -20.2
Turnout 1,974 55.4 +19.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Saxilby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Cotton 1,506 76.8 +76.8
Conservative William Morgan 455 23.2 -27.5
Majority 1,051 53.6
Turnout 1,961 50.9 +22.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Scotter
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Parry 850 54.2 -20.1
Liberal Democrats Triloki Mehrota 719 45.8 +20.1
Majority 131 8.4 -40.2
Turnout 1,569 46.1 +9.6
Conservative hold Swing
Stow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Reginald Shore 810 78.2 +7.2
Conservative Stephen Beer 226 21.8 -7.2
Majority 584 56.4 +14.4
Turnout 1,036 56.5 +9.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Sudbrooke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Curtis 656 57.5
Liberal Democrats Roy Harris 484 42.5
Majority 172 15.0
Turnout 1,140 56.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Welton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Hiscox 1,250 57.3 +57.3
Conservative Charles Ireland 931 42.7 +42.7
Majority 319 14.6
Turnout 2,181 52.9 +19.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

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