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Sheffield City Council election, 2003

The 2003 Sheffield Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Sheffield City Council. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour took control of the council from no overall control with six gains from the Liberal Democrats.[1]

Sheffield City Council election, 2003
England
← 2002 1 May 2003 2004 →

One third of seats (29 of 87) to Sheffield City Council
44 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrat Conservative
Seats won 17 12 0
Seat change Increase6 Decrease5 Decrease1

Sheffield UK local election 2003 map.png
Map showing the results of the 2003 Sheffield City Council elections.

Majority party before election

No Overall Control

Majority party after election

Labour

The election saw a trial of electronic voting in half of the council's wards.[2] Voters in these wards were able to vote by either text message, touch tone phone, internet, post, or use electronic kiosks as well as the normal polling stations.[2] Overall turnout was 29.5%, a half a percent fall on the previous year, a drop negated somewhat by the higher turnout in the wards trialing electronic voting.[3]

Election resultEdit

Sheffield Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 6 0 +6 58.6 41.0 45,473 -3.3%
  Liberal Democrat 12 1 6 -5 41.4 36.0 39,951 -0.4%
  Conservative 0 0 1 -1 0 14.3 15,907 +0.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 6,797 +2.8%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 989 +0.9%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 525 -0.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 389 -0.1%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 237 -0.2%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 109 +0.0%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 87 -0.0%

This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 43 49
Liberal Democrats 42 37
Conservatives 2 1
Total 87 87
Working majority  0   11 

Ward resultsEdit

Beauchief[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Sangar 2,522 52.1 -0.1
Labour William Breakell 1,297 26.8 -3.8
Conservative Gordon Gregory 675 13.9 +1.0
Green Christina Hespe 335 6.9 +6.9
Rejected ballots 11 0.2
Majority 1,225 25.3 +3.6
Turnout 4,829 34.0 -2.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.9
Birley[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Lodge 2,392 65.5 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Judith Webster 814 22.3 -13.7
Conservative Evelyn Millward 415 11.4 +5.5
Rejected ballots 28 0.8
Majority 1,578 43.2 +21.2
Turnout 3,621 26.0 -8.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +10.6
Brightside[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Webster 1,859 57.4 -14.1
BNP Christopher Hartigan 587 18.1 +18.1
Liberal Democrat Michael Reynolds 373 11.5 +1.8
Conservative Patrick Maloney 297 9.2 -5.2
Socialist Labour Brian Fischer 109 3.4 -0.6
Rejected ballots 13 0.4
Majority 1,272 39.3 -16.0
Turnout 3,225 28.7 +5.1
Labour hold Swing -16.1
Broomhill[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Janice Sidebottom 2,100 51.9 -3.4
Labour Terence Cooper 704 17.4 -0.4
Conservative Matthew Wilson 663 16.4 +2.1
Green Gillian Booth 561 13.9 +2.8
Rejected ballots 14 0.3
Majority 1,396 34.5 -3.0
Turnout 4,028 26.3 +0.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -1.5
Burngreave[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Jones 1,347 53.3 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Joanna Hoogvelt 508 20.1 +1.0
Conservative Nicholas Bryan 239 9.4 +2.2
Green Christopher Sissons 215 8.5 +2.8
Socialist Alliance Alison Brown 203 8.0 +1.8
Rejected ballots 14 0.5
Majority 839 33.2 -8.9
Turnout 2,512 28.9 -0.7
Labour hold Swing -4.4
Castle[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Midgley 1,402 64.7 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Michael Coleman 316 14.6 +1.7
Green Graham Wroe 273 12.6 +3.2
Conservative Michael Young 166 7.7 +0.3
Rejected ballots 8 0.4
Majority 1,086 50.1 -7.1
Turnout 2,157 26.9 +2.6
Labour hold Swing -3.5
Chapel-Green[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Graham Oxley 2,056 45.5 -2.9
Labour Sheila Tyler 1,885 41.7 -1.3
Conservative Miles Waters 343 7.6 -0.6
Green Craig Scaman 204 4.5 +4.5
Rejected ballots 29 0.6
Majority 171 3.8 -1.6
Turnout 4,488 24.7 -1.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -0.8
Darnall[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Lea 1,907 51.0 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Shaffaq 1,053 28.2 -0.1
UKIP Jonathan Arnott 335 9.0 -0.5
Conservative Gordon Millward 290 7.7 -0.6
Green Linda Duckenfield 130 3.5 +3.5
Rejected ballots 21 0.5
Majority 854 22.8 -2.2
Turnout 3,715 28.3 +4.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -1.1
Dore[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Keith Hill 3,278 47.9 -0.8
Conservative Michael Waters 2,401 35.0 -2.9
Labour David Crosby 926 13.5 +2.9
Green Dawn Biram 216 3.1 +0.6
Rejected ballots 27 0.4
Majority 877 12.8 +2.1
Turnout 6,821 46.3 +1.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.0
Ecclesall[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Duckley 3,698 52.1 -4.9
Conservative Sidney Cordle 2,112 29.8 -1.1
Labour John Darwin 788 11.1 -0.3
Green Gemma Lock 471 6.6 +6.6
Rejected ballots 21 0.3
Majority 1,586 22.4 -3.8
Turnout 7,069 47.3 +6.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -1.9
Firth Park[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammad Khan 1,585 57.4 -22.8
Liberal Democrat Anthony Holmes 569 20.6 +10.0
Conservative Neville Paling 307 11.1 +2.8
Green Steven Marshall 288 10.4 +10.4
Rejected ballots 14 0.5
Majority 1,016 36.8 -32.8
Turnout 2,749 25.4 -0.1
Labour hold Swing -16.4
Hallam[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Leonard Hesketh 3,338 49.7 -6.3
Conservative Alan Ryder 1,985 29.6 -1.0
Labour Dennis Brown 977 14.5 +1.4
Green Robert Murphy 391 5.8 +5.8
Rejected ballots 23 0.3
Majority 1,353 20.1 -5.3
Turnout 6,691 46.0 -0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -2.6
Handsworth[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marjorie Barker 2,209 60.9 -3.4
Liberal Democrat Gail Smith 418 11.5 +0.1
BNP Derek Hutchinson 402 11.1 +11.1
Conservative Laurence Hayward 293 8.1 -2.1
Independent Labour Elsie Smith 237 6.6 -7.3
UKIP Charlotte Schofield 54 1.5 +1.5
Rejected ballots 11 0.3
Majority 1,791 49.4 -3.5
Turnout 3,613 26.0 -0.8
Labour hold Swing -1.7
Heeley[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Theresa Hainey 1,442 37.1 +2.5
Labour Raja Shaffique 1,339 34.4 -9.5
Green Robert Unwin 511 13.1 +1.5
Conservative Trevor Grant 383 9.8 +4.5
Socialist Alliance Richard Pitt 202 5.2 +0.9
Rejected ballots 11 0.3
Majority 103 2.6 -6.7
Turnout 3,877 31.0 -3.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +6.0
Hillsborough[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janet Bragg 1,787 44.3 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Vickie Priestley 1,581 39.2 +5.2
Conservative Thomas Seaton 378 9.4 -0.4
Green Christopher McMahon 271 6.7 +1.1
Rejected ballots 14 0.3
Majority 206 5.1 -8.7
Turnout 4,017 29.0 -1.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -4.3
Intake[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Campbell 2,027 55.0 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Frank Taylor 1,049 28.5 -6.6
Conservative Philip Kirby 367 9.9 +2.1
Green Eamonn Ward 224 6.1 +2.6
Rejected ballots 16 0.4
Majority 978 26.5 +8.5
Turnout 3,667 26.5 -3.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +4.2
Manor[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gillian Furniss 1,354 74.8 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Peter Huntsman 265 14.6 +0.3
Conservative Andrew Watson 183 10.1 +0.2
Rejected ballots 7 0.4
Majority 1,089 60.2 -1.1
Turnout 1,802 22.3 +0.5
Labour hold Swing -0.6
Mosborough[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Rosling-Josephs 3,119 55.2 -5.7
Liberal Democrat Terence McElligott 1,405 24.9 +5.2
Conservative Shirley Clayton 1,084 19.2 +0.5
Rejected ballots 38 0.7
Majority 1,714 30.3 -10.9
Turnout 5,608 21.3 -1.0
Labour hold Swing -5.4
Nether Edge[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patricia White 2,476 50.7 +1.6
Labour James Lafferty 1,314 26.9 -2.1
Green Mervyn Smith 681 13.9 +4.3
Conservative Quari Siddique 382 7.8 +0.4
Rejected ballots 32 0.6
Majority 1,162 23.8 +3.7
Turnout 4,853 39.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.8
Nether Shire[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Rippon 2,103 72.7 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Allan Wisbey 456 15.7 +3.0
Conservative Marie Weston 317 10.9 +1.3
Rejected ballots 17 0.6
Majority 1,647 56.9 -7.6
Turnout 2,876 26.0 +2.1
Labour hold Swing -3.7
Netherthorpe[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen Ayris 1,334 41.6 -3.6
Labour Rosemary Telfer 1,044 32.5 -0.6
Green Bernard Little 648 20.2 +3.3
Conservative Paul Wallace 164 5.1 +0.9
Rejected ballots 17 0.5
Majority 290 9.0 -2.9
Turnout 3,190 26.7 +1.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing -1.5
Norton[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Beverley Wright 1,534 45.3 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Ian Auckland 1,507 44.5 +7.2
Conservative Peter Smith 325 9.6 -0.4
Rejected ballots 19 0.5
Majority 27 0.8 -9.6
Turnout 3,366 31.5 -1.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -4.7
Owlerton[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Wilde 2,112 73.5 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Valerie Moffett 454 15.8 +2.6
Conservative Eric Kirby 292 10.2 +2.7
Rejected ballots 14 0.5
Majority 1,658 57.7 -6.2
Turnout 2,858 27.6 +1.6
Labour hold Swing -3.0
Park[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Robson 1,252 71.2 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Louise Truman 307 17.4 -11.2
Conservative Amanda Gregory 102 5.8 +2.5
Socialist Alternative Terence Wykes 87 4.9 +0.5
Rejected ballots 10 0.6
Majority 945 53.7 +21.1
Turnout 1,748 20.0 -5.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +10.5
Sharrow[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammad Nazir 1,288 42.0 -14.2
Green Jillian Creasy 686 22.3 +10.1
Liberal Democrat Haq Nawaz 678 22.1 +3.2
Conservative Ian Ramsay 289 9.4 +1.8
Socialist Alliance Angela Shann 120 3.9 -0.4
Rejected ballots 7 0.2
Majority 602 19.7 -17.5
Turnout 3,061 27.1 +4.3
Labour hold Swing -12.1
South Wortley[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Baker 2,640 48.0 +3.2
Labour Adele Jagger 2,002 36.4 -2.7
Conservative Alexander Carroll 832 15.1 -0.6
Rejected ballots 29 0.5
Majority 638 11.6 +5.9
Turnout 5,474 29.1 -1.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.9
Southey Green[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Damms 1,707 79.5 -1.7
Liberal Democrat John Bowden 241 11.2 -0.3
Conservative Kevin Mahoney 181 8.4 +1.2
Rejected ballots 18 0.8
Majority 1,466 68.3 -1.3
Turnout 2,129 23.6 +0.4
Labour hold Swing -0.7
Stocksbridge[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Davis 1,383 51.8 -8.8
Labour Sandra White 911 34.1 +3.3
Conservative Paula Axelby 177 6.6 -1.4
Green Angela Roberts 175 6.5 +6.5
Rejected ballots 25 0.9
Majority 472 17.7 -12.1
Turnout 2,646 25.0 -1.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -6.0
Walkley[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Harston 1,690 44.6 +4.0
Labour Abdul Khayum 1,302 34.3 -8.8
Green Nicola Freeman 517 13.6 +2.6
Conservative Peter Smith 265 7.0 +2.1
Rejected ballots 16 0.4
Majority 388 10.2 +7.6
Turnout 3,774 28.9 -3.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +6.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b "E-asy way to register your vote". Sheffield Star. 2003-04-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Sheffield 2003 election results (via WayBackMachine)". sheffield.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 14 June 2004. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Local elections: Sheffield, 1st May 2003". Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Sheffield Council Candidates, 2003". Retrieved 2011-11-02.