2002 Swale Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2002 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red. Swale UK local election 2002 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2002 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red.

The 2002 Swale Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by two. [1] The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control. [2]

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Election result

The Conservatives gained control of the council after taking 10 seats from the Liberal Democrats. [3] Overall turnout at the election was 31.66%. [4]

Swale local election result 2002 [4] [5]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 25+1053.243.623,301
  Liberal Democrats 12-1025.522.211,892
  Labour 10-221.332.517,365
  Rock 'n' Roll Loony 0001.2652
  Independent 0000.5276

Ward results

Abbey (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Bryan Mulhern652
Labour Peter Salmon550
Conservative Anita Walker548
Labour Trevor Payne490
Turnout 2,24032.5
Borden [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Brian Woodland24645.1
Conservative Roger Hoare23142.3
Labour Patricia Donnellan6912.6
Majority152.7
Turnout 54631.9
Boughton & Courtenay (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Andrew Bowles950
Conservative George Bobbin917
Labour Valerie Rowe360
Labour Edwina Adderley337
Turnout 2,56433.0
Chalkwell (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Roger Truelove514
Labour Ghlin Whelan454
Liberal Democrats David Spurling394
Liberal Democrats David Banks392
Conservative Edward Gent236
Conservative Patricia Martin229
Turnout 2,21930.3
Davington Priory [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Brian Tovey41462.0
Labour Caroline MacDonald25438.0
Majority16024.0
Turnout 66835.9
East Downs [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Colin Prescott55275.8
Labour Jeremy Wilson17624.2
Majority37651.6
Turnout 72836.3
Grove (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Bernard Lowe542
Liberal Democrats David Manning508
Conservative David Goodwin296
Conservative Daphne Wyatt295
Labour John Lewis197
Labour Gail Martin141
Turnout 1,97928.1
Hartlip, Newington & Upchurch (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Gerald Lewin820
Conservative John Wright762
Liberal Democrats Keith Dunster421
Liberal Democrats Anthony Mould389
Labour Timothy Higgins267
Labour Matthew Wheatcroft192
Turnout 2,85134.3
Iwade & Lower Halstow [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Mary Goodger33756.3
Conservative Jacqueline Alcon14724.5
Labour David Walker11519.2
Majority19031.7
Turnout 59933.7
Kemsley (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Brenda Simpson572
Conservative Susan Gent464
Labour Maureen Phillips207
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Stammers185
Labour Anthony Winckless157
Turnout 1,58522.0
Leysdown & Warden [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Christopher Boden35459.6
Labour Alison Seymour-Jones12420.9
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Partis6510.9
Rock 'n' Roll Loony James Mumford518.6
Majority23038.7
Turnout 59428.9
Milton Regis (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Elvina Lowe564
Liberal Democrats Mark Baldock523
Labour Anthony Phillips475
Labour Fiona Gowdy457
Conservative Sylvia Bennett146
Conservative Reginald Gent137
Turnout 2,30232.7
Minster Cliffs (3 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats John Stanford702
Liberal Democrats Michael Brown610
Conservative Adrian Crowther606
Conservative Robin Harris552
Liberal Democrats Anne Groves549
Labour Kedar Prasad529
Conservative Benjamin Stokes529
Labour Florence Dethridge426
Labour Mark Tucker401
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Michael Young82
Turnout 4,45733.0
Murston (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Richard Calvert546
Liberal Democrats Clive Wherrell526
Labour Kenneth Stevens266
Labour Phyllis Stevens249
Conservative Martin Clarke146
Conservative Keith Ferrin132
Turnout 1,86526.6
Queenborough & Halfway (3 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Michael Constable814
Conservative Paul Hayes810
Conservative Martin Goodhew698
Conservative Sandra Garside628
Labour Philip Gull620
Labour Elizabeth Higgisn551
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Christopher Driver331
Liberal Democrats Amanda Ellis174
Liberal Democrats John Ellis166
Turnout 4,79232.6
Roman (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Simon Clark649
Labour Michael Haywood616
Liberal Democrats William Daw377
Liberal Democrats Renee Wherrell356
Conservative Mayuri Patel163
Conservative Nailesh Patel152
Turnout 2,31332.4
Sheerness East (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Ian Smart453
Labour Mary Ronan445
Conservative David Jones291
Conservative Kenneth Mackness276
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Christopher Austin87
Turnout 1,55224.4
Sheerness West (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Angela Harrison625
Labour Stephen Worrall619
Independent David Cassidy176
Conservative Michael Gallagher167
Conservative John Marsh111
Turnout 1,69825.6
Sheppey Central (3 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Morris509
Conservative Timothy Hammond504
Conservative Christine Coles483
Labour John Crouch447
Labour Ronald Smith390
Labour Libby Tucker381
Liberal Democrats Andrew Brown219
Liberal Democrats Maria Choppen142
Liberal Democrats Christine Martin132
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Alma Driver101
Turnout 3,30823.8
St Ann's (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Cosgrove631
Conservative Trevor Fentiman618
Labour Paul Durkin455
Labour Lionel Vaughan439
Liberal Democrats Anna Stanford226
Turnout 2,36932.3
St Michael's (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Brenda Hammond546
Liberal Democrats Stuart Davidson488
Conservative Susan Norris439
Conservative Derek Carnell399
Labour Edward Norton191
Labour Kenneth Rowles157
Independent Bernard Bibby100
Turnout 2,32035.2
Teynham & Lynsted (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Sylvia Butt687
Conservative Richard Barnicott611
Labour Martin Bellis436
Labour Stephen Lutman409
Turnout 2,14329.3
Watling (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Cynthia Davis1,094
Conservative David Simmons1,036
Labour Michael Frohnsdorff401
Labour Barry Hefferon367
Turnout 2,89841.0
West Downs [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Donald Jordan54172.0
Liberal Democrats Anne Jenkins10914.5
Labour Kay Murphy10113.4
Majority43257.5
Turnout 75139.1
Woodstock (2 seats) [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Alan Willicombe932
Conservative Jean Willicombe834
Liberal Democrats Anne McLean747
Liberal Democrats Robert Baxter711
Labour Jeane Holmes200
Labour Andrew Cooper192
Turnout 3,61647.1

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