2003 Maidstone Borough Council election

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The 2003 Maidstone Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Maidstone Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. [1]

Contents

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background

Before the election no party had a majority on the council with the Liberal Democrats on 21 seats, the Conservatives 19, Labour 12 and 3 independents. [3] The Conservatives stood in all 18 seats which were being contested, the Liberal Democrat and Labour parties each put up 17 candidates, the United Kingdom Independence Party 10 and there were 2 independent candidates. [3]

Election result

Overall turnout in the election was 30.8%. [3]

Maidstone Local Election Result 2003 [3] [4]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 920+250.042.210,894+3.6%
  Liberal Democrats 711038.934.38,872-2.6%
  Labour 102-25.616.34,210+0.7%
  Independent 10005.64.31,110-0.8%
  UKIP 000002.9748+1.7%

Ward results

Allington [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Cynthia Robertson1,16961.5
Conservative Sally Nicholson45924.1
Labour Marianna Polisczuk19710.4
UKIP Gareth Kendall774.0
Majority71037.3
Turnout 1,90233.5-4.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bearsted [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Allan Bradshaw1,31262.2
Liberal Democrats Sheila Chittenden36317.2
Labour Jeanne Gibson33215.7
UKIP Peter Croughton1034.9
Majority94945.0
Turnout 2,11032.5-7.4
Conservative hold Swing
Boxley [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Malcolm Greer76346.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Chittenden64338.9
Labour Stephen Gibson17210.4
UKIP Margaret Leggat774.7
Majority1207.3
Turnout 1,65525.7+0.3
Conservative hold Swing
Coxheath and Hunton [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats John Williams94348.7
Conservative Adrian Brindle79441.0
Labour John Hughes19810.2
Majority1497.7
Turnout 1,93535.6+0.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Detling and Thurnham [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Horne48572.6+9.5
Liberal Democrats John Watson12318.4-6.2
Labour Raymond Huson609.0-3.4
Majority36254.2+15.7
Turnout 66829.7+0.7
Conservative hold Swing
Downswood and Otham [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Frederick Winckless47076.3-2.5
Conservative Paul Butcher11518.7-2.5
Labour Richard Coates315.0+5.0
Majority35557.6+0.0
Turnout 61629.0+2.0
Independent hold Swing
East [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats David Naghi1,07454.2
Conservative Alan Warner62331.5
Labour Brian Wood21610.9
UKIP Anthony Robertson673.4
Majority45122.8
Turnout 1,98031.8-2.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Fant [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Schnell72443.6
Labour John Morrison59335.7
Conservative Joanne Frith27416.5
UKIP Stephen Dean684.1
Majority1317.9
Turnout 1,65929.0+0.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Harrietsham and Lenham [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Janetta Sams70944.6
Conservative David Marshall67442.4
Liberal Democrats Stephen Morris20512.9
Majority352.2
Turnout 1,58839.8-1.9
Labour hold Swing
High Street [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Fran Wilson61647.8
Conservative Scott Hahnefeld31724.6
Labour Leonard Burfield25219.6
UKIP Terence Kendall1038.0
Majority29923.2
Turnout 1,28822.0-0.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Leeds [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Parvin53668.9-1.3
Liberal Democrats Sarah Gould14118.1+1.9
Labour Elizabeth Stevens10113.0-0.6
Majority39550.8-3.2
Turnout 77841.5+5.5
Conservative hold Swing
Loose [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Hugh Laing38951.9+0.1
Conservative Michael Oben31942.5-5.7
Labour Edith Davis425.6+5.6
Majority709.3+5.7
Turnout 75041.1+8.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Marden and Yalding [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Annabelle Blackmore1,07962.3
Liberal Democrats Patricia Gerrish31718.3
Labour Michael Jackson25214.5
UKIP Brian Hogg844.8
Majority76244.0
Turnout 1,73229.6+0.5
Conservative hold Swing
North [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Mervyn Warner84958.4
Conservative Jamie Devlin37926.1
Labour Keith Adkinson16111.1
UKIP Margaret Kendall654.5
Majority47032.3
Turnout 1,45427.8-0.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Shepway North [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Marion Ring64742.4
Labour Wendy Marlow62140.7
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Samme19612.8
UKIP Michael George624.1
Majority261.7
Turnout 1,52624.6-1.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
South [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Alan Chell71133.6
Independent Alan Smith64030.2
Liberal Democrats John Wilson62429.4
Labour Allan Rimmer1024.8
UKIP Michael Oakley422.0
Majority713.4
Turnout 2,11936.6-0.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Staplehurst [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Lusty88363.9
Liberal Democrats Thomas Burnham32823.7
Labour Michael Casserley17112.4
Majority55540.2
Turnout 1,38230.0-1.6
Conservative hold Swing
Sutton Valence and Langley [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Paulina Stockell52475.7+5.0
Liberal Democrats Shona Stevens16824.3-5.0
Majority35651.4+9.9
Turnout 69231.7-1.3
Conservative hold Swing

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References

  1. "Local elections". BBC News Online . Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  2. "Election results". Financial Times . 3 May 2003. p. 8.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 "Maidstone elections 2003" (PDF). Maidstone Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  4. "English councils". The Times . 3 May 2003. p. 47.