2004 Winchester City Council election

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19 of 57 seats to Winchester City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Seats before 29 18
Seats won 11 6
Seats after 26 22
Seat change Decrease3 Increase4
Popular vote 14,425 14,271
Percentage 42.1 41.7

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Independent Labour
Seats before 5 5
Seats won 2 -1
Seats after 4 5
Seat change Steady Decrease1
Popular vote 2,035 2,537
Percentage 5.9 7.4

Results by Ward

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Liberal Democrats

The 2004 Winchester Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Winchester District Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1][2]

Campaign

19 seats were contested in the election with the Liberal Democrats defending 14, the Conservatives and Independents 2 each and Labour 1 seat.[3] The Liberal Democrats were expected to be deprived of their majority on the council as they only needed to lose 1 seat for this to happen.[3] The Conservatives were the main challengers, with Labour only in contention in the wards of St John and All Saints and St Luke.[3] With the election being held at the same time as the European elections, the presence of 6 candidates from the United Kingdom Independence Party for the first time was seen as possibly affecting the results.[3]

Issues in the election included planning, the status of local neighbourhoods and the council tax.[3]

Election result

The Liberal Democrats lost their majority on the council for the first time since 1995, with the Conservatives gaining 4 seats from them.[4] However the Liberal Democrats did gain one seat from Labour in St John and All Saints ward.[5] Voter turnout in the election was significantly up at 48.8%, compared to 39.76% in the 2003 election.[4]

Following the election the Liberal Democrats continued to run the council as a minority administration.[6]

Winchester Local Election Result 2004[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 11 1 4 -3 57.9 42.1 14,425 +1.1%
  Conservative 6 4 0 +4 31.6 41.7 14,271 -4.1%
  Independent 2 0 0 0 10.5 5.9 2,035 +1.9%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 7.4 2,537 -1.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 971 +2.8%

Ward results

Bishop's Waltham

Bishop's Waltham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jean Hammerton 1,083 45.2 -5.9
Conservative Sally Lees 630 26.3 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Heregoo Kaushik 581 24.2 +7.1
Labour Stephen Haines 102 4.3 -0.2
Majority 453 18.9 -4.9
Turnout 2,396 46.6 +13.7
Independent hold Swing

Boarhunt & Southwick

Boarhunt & Southwick[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cooper 283 50.1 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen Nicholls 223 39.5 -12.6
Independent Mike Roberts 37 6.5 +6.5
Labour James Ross 22 3.9 +3.9
Majority 60 10.6
Turnout 565 58.7 +8.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Colden Common and Twyford

Colden Common and Twyford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Cecily Sutton 1,274 61.4 -1.8
Conservative Oliver Davis 676 32.6 +0.6
Labour Clare McKenna 126 6.1 +1.3
Majority 598 28.8 -2.4
Turnout 2,074 51.0 +12.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Compton and Otterbourne

Compton and Otterbourne[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Beckett 909 49.4 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Charlotte Bailey 786 42.7 +0.6
UKIP Lawrence Hole 109 5.9 +5.9
Labour John Craig 35 1.9 -1.7
Majority 123 6.7 -5.6
Turnout 1,839 59.6 +14.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Denmead

Denmead[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Read 1,529 71.8 +0.0
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Stoneham 517 24.3 -0.7
Labour David Picton-Jones 85 4.0 +0.8
Majority 1,012 47.5 +0.7
Turnout 2,131 42.9 +8.1
Conservative hold Swing

Kings Worthy

Kings Worthy[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Johnston 693 45.1
Conservative Stanley Howell 636 41.4
UKIP Gwendoline Girdwood 130 8.5
Labour Elaine Fullaway 79 5.1
Majority 57 3.7
Turnout 1,538 48.8 +6.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Littleton and Harestock

Littleton and Harestock[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jacey Jackson 844 51.6 -15.8
Conservative Susan Evershed 735 44.9 +17.6
Labour Tessa Valentine 58 3.5 -1.9
Majority 109 6.7 -33.4
Turnout 1,637 59.6 +13.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Olivers Battery & Badger Farm

Olivers Battery & Badger Farm[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robin Darbyshire 1,038 57.9
Conservative Carole Marits 666 37.1
Labour Pamela Smith 90 5.0
Majority 372 20.8
Turnout 1,794 55.2 +5.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Shedfield

Shedfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ashley Goodall 730 49.9
Conservative Roger Huxstep 641 43.8
Labour Oliver De Peyer 92 6.3
Majority 89 6.1
Turnout 1,463 49.0 +5.5
Independent hold Swing

St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Saunders 1,210 49.0 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Porter 1,093 44.3 +5.4
Labour Adrian Field 165 6.7 +0.9
Majority 117 4.7 -11.6
Turnout 2,468 55.4 +9.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Maynard 967 46.6 -3.2
Conservative Ian Jones 726 35.0 -4.1
Labour Denis Archdeacon 209 10.1 -1.0
UKIP Roy Green 172 8.3 +8.3
Majority 241 11.6 +0.9
Turnout 2,074 45.4 +10.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. John and All Saints

St. John and All Saints[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Higgins 584 32.6 -0.3
Labour Ann Craig 525 29.3 -9.7
Conservative Michael Lovegrove 453 25.3 -2.8
UKIP Geoffrey Barrett 227 12.7 +12.7
Majority 59 3.3
Turnout 1,789 39.3 +9.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

St. Luke

St. Luke[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ernest Nunn 671 42.5 +17.5
Conservative Richard Worrall 586 37.2 +14.3
Labour Debra Grech 320 20.3 -12.6
Majority 85 5.3
Turnout 1,577 38.9 +7.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. Michael

St. Michael[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Beveridge 973 43.9 +1.6
Conservative Felicia Drummond 902 40.7 -10.1
UKIP Judith Napier-Clark 156 7.0 +7.0
Independent Frank Williams 99 4.5 +4.5
Labour Albert Edwards 86 3.9 -3.1
Majority 71 3.2
Turnout 2,216 50.9 +11.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. Paul

St. Paul[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Raymond Love 1,011 56.4 -5.9
Conservative Gillian Allen 604 33.7 +6.2
Labour Carol Orchard 177 9.9 -0.3
Majority 407 22.7 -12.1
Turnout 1,792 42.1 +14.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The Alresfords

The Alresfords[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon Cook 1,199 42.8 +8.5
Conservative Sarah Verney 1,148 41.0 -5.1
Labour Robin Atkins 190 6.8 -12.8
UKIP John Clark 177 6.3 +6.3
Independent Mark Luckham 86 3.1 +3.1
Majority 51 1.8
Turnout 2,800 57.4 +11.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Whiteley

Whiteley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kate Chapman 385 51.0 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Brenda Hatch 344 45.6 +5.6
Labour David Smith 26 3.4 -0.9
Majority 41 5.4 -10.3
Turnout 755 39.0 +9.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Wickham

Wickham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Therese Evans 864 65.8 +7.4
Conservative Graeme Quar 388 29.6 -9.3
Labour Patricia Hayward 61 4.6 +1.9
Majority 476 36.2 +16.7
Turnout 1,313 49.4 +6.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Wonston and Micheldever

Wonston and Micheldever[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Lipscomb 1,164 57.7 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Simon Girling 763 37.8 -3.7
Labour Nigel Lickley 89 4.4 +0.2
Majority 401 19.9 +7.0
Turnout 2,016 49.4 -16.3
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Winchester council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Elections 2004: Results at a glance". The Guardian. 12 June 2004. p. 10.
  3. ^ a b c d e "All to vote for in the battle for power in the city". Southern Daily Echo. 7 June 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Democracy is the winner on the night". Southern Daily Echo. 12 June 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "District Council Elections Results 2004". Winchester City Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Cecily will be the new first citizen". Southern Daily Echo. 23 June 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
Preceded by
2003 Winchester Council election
Winchester local elections Succeeded by
2006 Winchester Council election