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2003 Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. The total turnout of the election was 34.44% (47,601 voters of an electorate of 138,228). The winning candidate(s) in each ward is highlighted in bold.[1][2][3]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Ward results

Brighouse ward

Brighouse ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Craig Whittaker 885 36.90
Labour Co-op George Edward Richardson 760 31.69
Independent Dorothy Helen Anderson 540 22.51
Liberal Democrats Glen Michael Mattock 213 8.88
Majority 125
Turnout 2,398 32.55
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Calder Valley ward

Calder Valley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Michael Francis Taylor 1,113 38.18
Labour Stewart Brown 749 25.69
Green Jamie Johnson 541 18.55
Conservative Darren Keith Midgley 512 17.56
Majority 364
Turnout 2,915 33.17
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Elland ward

Elland ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Diane Park 1,194 57.84
Labour Stanley Richard Sutcliffe 469 22.72
Conservative Michael John Clarke 401 19.42
Majority 364
Turnout 2,064 27.41
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Greetland and Stainland ward

Greetland and Stainland ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Margaret Drake Ingleton 1,769 63.31
Conservative Bryce Christian Corkish 662 23.69
Labour Nigel Patrick Ambler 363 12.99
Majority 1,107
Turnout 2,794 30.38
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Thomas Hall 1,390 51.63
Independent Adrian Christopher O'Connor 769 28.56
Labour Keith John Butterick 533 19.79
Majority 621
Turnout 2,692 34.59
Conservative hold Swing

Illingworth ward

Illingworth ward [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Richard Mulhall 896 38.68
Labour Zoë Marston 840 36.26
Conservative Richard Francis Maycock 580 25.04
Majority 56
Turnout 2,316 36.48
BNP gain from Labour Swing

Luddendenfoot ward

Luddendenfoot ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Christine Irene Bampton-Smith 1,277 46.53
Labour Susan Mary Press 577 21.02
Conservative Annette Jean Getty 548 19.97
Green Steven Richard Hutton 342 12.46
Majority 700
Turnout 2,744 33.49
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Mixenden ward

Mixenden ward [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Stephen John Pearson 986 39.37
BNP Jane Ann Shooter 700 27.95
Labour Robert George Metcalfe 682 27.23
Conservative John Joseph Wainwright 136 5.43
Majority 286
Turnout 2,504 39.52
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Northowram and Shelf ward

Northowram and Shelf ward [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Charles Albert Carpenter 1,231 36.33
BNP Graham Nalton 1,119 33.02
Labour Derek Fox Haviour 525 15.49
Independent John Christopher Pulman 270 7.96
Liberal Democrats Janet Mary Sherrard-Smith 243 7.17
Majority 112
Turnout 3,388 40.21
Conservative hold Swing

Ovenden ward

Ovenden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda June Riordan 837 39.68
BNP Andrew Mellor 618 29.30
Liberal Democrats Pamela Elizabeth Burton 512 24.27
Conservative Joan Elizabeth Wainwright 142 6.73
Majority 219
Turnout 2,109 32.75
Labour hold Swing

Rastrick ward

Rastrick ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Clarence Williamson 1,052 50.55
Labour Pamela Margaret Fellows 598 28.73
Liberal Democrats John Durkin 431 20.71
Majority 454
Turnout 2,081 27.14
Conservative hold Swing

Ryburn ward

Ryburn ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raynor Wilson Booth 1,069 38.78
Labour Judith Mary Gannon 861 31.24
Liberal Democrats Anthony Crowther 826 29.97
Majority 208
Turnout 2,756 31.1
Conservative hold Swing

Skircoat ward

Skircoat ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Grenville Horsfall 1,404 53.40
Labour Maura Wilson 681 25.90
Liberal Democrats Mark Ian Scholes 544 20.69
Majority 723
Turnout 2,629 31.65
Conservative hold Swing

Sowerby Bridge ward

Sowerby Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Amanda Louise Byrne 871
Conservative Andrew David Feather 862
Labour Michael George Marsden 774
BNP John Derek Gregory 711
Labour Michael Donald Higgins 670
BNP Christian Michael Jackson 600
Liberal Democrats Paul Stevenson 411
Liberal Democrats Siobhen Stow 396
Turnout 38.84
Conservative hold Swing

St John's ward

St John's ward [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Najib 1,480 42.21
Conservative Shakar Saghir 980 27.95
Liberal Democrats John Christopher Beacroft-Mitchell 566 16.14
BNP Andrew Mulligan 480 13.69
Majority 500
Turnout 3,506 48.27
Labour hold Swing

Todmorden ward

Todmorden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Hilary Alice Myers 1,155 52.64
Labour Frank Rostron McManus 729 33.22
Conservative Thiruvenkatar Krishnapillai 310 14.12
Majority 426
Turnout 2,194 30.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Town ward

Town ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Timothy John Swift 1,148 37.03
Conservative Stephen Baines 833 26.87
BNP Christopher Godridge 782 25.22
Liberal Democrats Elisabeth Mary Wilson 337 10.87
Majority 315
Turnout 3,100 39.03
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Warley ward

Warley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Cecil David Hardy 1,521 58.47
Labour Catherine Mary Groves 599 23.02
Liberal Democrats Josef Arthur Rez 481 18.49
Majority 922
Turnout 2,601 35.73
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2003 and 2004

Mixenden ward, 2003

Mixenden By-Election 16 October 2003 [9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Pearson 1,210 47.6 +8.2
BNP Heath Clegg 801 31.5 +3.5
Labour Daniel Coll 474 18.7 -8.5
Independent Sean Loftus 56 2.2 +2.2
Majority 409 16.1
Turnout 2,541 40.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Election of Local Councillors 2003. calderdale.gov.uk.
  2. ^ Results at a glance. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  3. ^ Real proof it's a wake-up call. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  4. ^ BNP snatches win by 56 votes. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  5. ^ Sweet revenge!. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  6. ^ Lib-Dems oust Labour leader. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  7. ^ Tense wait for veteran. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  8. ^ Cheers ring out for Najib. The Halifax Evening Courier.
  9. ^ Mixenden By-Election, 2003. calderdale.gov.uk.
  10. ^ Liberal Democrats halt BNP bandwagon. The Halifax Evening Courier.
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