The 2003 Waveney Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Waveney District Council in Suffolk, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.
Waveney was a local government district in Suffolk, England, named after the River Waveney that forms its north-east border. The district council was based in Lowestoft, the major settlement in Waveney. The other towns in the district are Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Southwold.
Non-metropolitan districts, or colloquially "shire districts", are a type of local government district in England. As created, they are sub-divisions of non-metropolitan counties in a two-tier arrangement.
Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east. The county town is Ipswich; other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Europe.
After the election, the composition of the council was
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|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
|Liberal Democrat||Frances Mitchell||152||9.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Liberal Democrat||Alison Briggs||159||17.2|
|Liberal Democrat||David O'Neill||58||8.0||+8.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Wendy Curry||173||12.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian Howe||133||15.4|
|Liberal Democrat||John Marsden||161||14.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Henri Watts||150||10.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Jack Thain||304||20.3|
|Independent gain from Labour||Swing|
|Liberal Democrat||Gifford Baxter||710||51.2|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Thomas||190||16.0|
|Socialist Alliance||Nicholas Bird||59||5.0|
|Independent gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Liberal Democrat||Lorraine Lakes||362||20.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Patricia Anderson||202||14.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Sandra Tonge||209||13.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Philip Mitchell||193||15.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Nicholas Bromley||74||12.9|
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