2003 Castle Point Borough Council election

Map of the results of the 2003 Castle Point Borough Council election. Conservative in blue and Labour in red.

The 2003 Castle Point Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Castle Point Borough Council in Essex, England. The whole council was up for election after boundary changes increased the number of seats by 2.[1] The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Labour party.[2]

Election resultEdit

The Conservatives took control of the council after gaining 22 seats to have 39 of the 41 councillors.[3] Meanwhile, Labour was reduced to only 2 councillors after losing 19 seats.[3] Overall turnout at the election was 26.8%, down from 32% at the 1999 election.[4]

Among the Labour councillors to be defeated were the leader of the council Dave Wells and the mayor Charles Smith.[5]

Castle Point local election result 2003[4][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 39 +22 95.1 60.8 31,753
  Labour 2 -19 4.9 37.6 19,641
  Green 0 0 0 1.2 621
  Independent 0 -1 0 0.3 178
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0.1 47

Ward resultsEdit

Appleton (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eugene Egan 864
Conservative Pamela Freeman 840
Conservative Thomas Skipp 830
Labour Michael Gamble 615
Labour John Trollope 587
Labour Lorna Trollope 566
Turnout 4,302 30.1
Boyce (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wendy Goodwin 1,069
Conservative Gail Boland 1,039
Conservative Christopher Freeman 1,014
Labour John Hart 390
Labour Frank Callow 380
Labour Gilian Wilson 372
Turnout 4,264 28.4
Canvey Island Central (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Blackwell 621
Conservative Jane King 586
Labour Terry Blackwell 584
Conservative Laurence Martin 578
Conservative Terry Sessions 556
Labour Barry Dixie 551
Turnout 3,476 22.7
Canvey Island East (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Coates 655
Conservative Shirley Coates 633
Conservative Lionel Hart 629
Labour Jackie Reilly 593
Labour Mark Reilly 561
Labour Sarah Beales 542
Green Christopher Keene 135
Turnout 3,748 25.5
Canvey Island North (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Howard 560
Conservative Patricia Haunts 511
Conservative Heather Searle 510
Labour John Payne 449
Labour William Deal 448
Labour Kenneth Finch 433
Turnout 2,911 20.0
Canvey Island South (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Howard 855
Conservative Sylvia Waymark 818
Conservative Jeffrey Stanley 791
Labour Mike Curham 477
Labour Adrian Fletcher 457
Labour Lynne Fletcher 447
Green Clifford Hughes 152
Turnout 3,997 27.2
Canvey Island West (2 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raymond Howard 902
Conservative Anthony Belford 769
Labour Christine Andrews 190
Labour Heidi Cox 182
Green Irene Willis 75
Turnout 2,118 29.5
Canvey Island Winter Gardens (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Bambridge 575
Conservative Dorothy Best 563
Conservative Lance Munt 517
Labour Katie Curtis 373
Labour Jane David 366
Labour William Green 355
Independent Norman Garnett 178
Socialist Alliance Robert Chapman 47
Turnout 2,974 20.5
Cedar Hall (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Burch 967
Conservative Norman Smith 931
Conservative Norman Ladzrie 914
Labour Jennifer Howlett 434
Labour George Wilson 418
Labour Charles Smith 416
Turnout 4,080 30.3
St Georges (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacqueline Govier 720
Conservative Andrew Cole 689
Conservative Terence Turpin 653
Labour Joseph Cooke 642
Labour David Wells 626
Labour Roy English 606
Turnout 3,936 28.5
St James (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Thomas 964
Conservative Godfrey Isaacs 884
Conservative W Sharp 799
Labour John West 361
Labour Godfrey Harris 352
Labour Harry Brett 345
Green Douglas Copping 259
Turnout 3,964 28.2
St Marys (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kathleen Meager 764
Conservative Lisa Preston 734
Conservative David Cross 719
Labour Brian Wilson 715
Labour Anthony Wright 686
Labour Daniel Regan 685
Turnout 4,303 29.0
St Peters (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Dick 948
Conservative Pamela Challis 924
Conservative Beverley Egan 912
Labour John Hawkins 564
Labour Matthew Thomas 508
Labour Adrian Hobden 481
Turnout 4,337 29.6
Victoria (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Riley 868
Conservative Clifford Brunt 861
Conservative Enid Isaacs 838
Labour Frederick Jones 433
Labour Robert Peters 427
Labour Philip Brunt 403
Turnout 3,830 29.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Election Results - English Councils". The Times. NewsBank. 2 May 2003. p. 17.
  3. ^ a b Johnston, Philip (3 May 2003). "Tories back in charge in former true-blue towns: Conservatives". The Daily Telegraph. NewsBank.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Castle Point Borough Council election results May 2003" (PDF). Castle Point Borough Council. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  5. ^ "South Essex: It's a blue day as Tories run riot". Essex County Publications. NewsBank. 2 May 2003.
  6. ^ "Election results". Financial Times. NewsBank. 2 May 2003. p. 4.