1986 Adur District Council election

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One third of seats (13 of 39) to Adur District Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Alliance Conservative Residents
Seats won 11 4 1
Seat change Increase4 Decrease4 Steady

Adur UK local election 1986 map.png
Map showing the results of the 1986 Adur council elections.

Majority party before election

No Overall Control

Majority party after election

SDP-Liberal Alliance

Elections to the Adur District Council were held on 8 May 1986, with minor boundary changes taking effect, impacting the Peverel ward. One third of the council was due for re-election, with additional vacancies in Buckingham, Churchill and Mash Barn wards. No elections were to be held for the single-member St Mary's ward. The formerly Conservative councillor for Southwick Green was defending the seat as an Independent, with no Conservative contesting that ward. Overall turnout was down slightly to 45.3%.[1]

The election resulted in the Alliance regaining control of the council.[2][3]

Election result

Adur District Council Election Result 1986[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Alliance 11 4 0 +4 68.8 42.8 8,951 +3.9
  Conservative 4 0 3 -3 25.0 35.2 7,361 -9.1
  Residents 1 0 0 0 6.3 3.4 717 -0.6
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 14.2 2,973 +1.5
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0.0 3.4 710 +3.4
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 217 +1.0

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[2]

Party Previous council New council
SDP-Liberal Alliance 18 22
Conservative 18 15
Independent Residents 2 2
Independent 1 0
Total 39 39
Working majority  -3   5 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Buckingham (3847)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Morris H. Ms. 952 57.3 -11.1
Conservative Pelling C. 934
Alliance Miller A. 536 32.3 +0.7
Alliance Connor C. 487
Labour Sweet G. Ms. 174 10.5 +10.5
Labour Barnes S. 173
Majority 416 25.0 -11.8
Turnout 1,662 43.2 +5.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -5.9
Churchill (3750)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Sherwood J. Ms. 861 51.3 +4.0
Alliance Mitchell C. 825
Conservative Gray W. Ms. 665 39.6 -3.6
Conservative Kemp C. 663
Labour Aldrich S. Ms. 154 9.2 -0.4
Majority 196 11.7 +7.6
Turnout 1,680 44.8 -0.2
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing +3.8
Cokeham (3584)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Brooks J. 743 55.3 -7.5
Conservative Boggis B. 419 31.2 +4.5
Labour Atkins B. 182 13.5 +3.0
Majority 324 24.1 -12.0
Turnout 1,344 37.5 -1.5
Alliance hold Swing -6.0
Eastbrook (3681)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Tullett K. 767 39.8 +23.7
Conservative Dunn R. 679 35.2 -10.9
Labour Vinter C. 483 25.0 -12.8
Majority 88 4.6 -3.7
Turnout 1,929 52.4 +4.4
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing +17.3
Hillside (3788)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Callar W. 748 41.8 -10.9
Labour Langridge J. 690 38.6 +7.5
Alliance Durrant J. 350 19.6 +3.4
Majority 58 3.2 -18.5
Turnout 1,788 47.2 +2.2
Conservative hold Swing -9.2
Manor (3396)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Deedman D. 953 54.7 +3.2
Conservative Lewis J. 663 38.1 -5.5
Labour Boon C. Ms. 126 7.2 +2.3
Majority 290 16.6 +8.6
Turnout 1,742 51.3 -1.7
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing +4.3
Marine (2633)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Hancock D. 717 62.5 +1.2
Conservative Lloyd M. 240 20.9 -7.0
Green Martin M. Ms. 80 7.0 +7.0
Labour Morris C. 61 5.3 +1.2
Alliance Parsons E. Ms. 50 4.4 -2.4
Majority 477 41.6 +8.2
Turnout 1,148 43.6 -9.4
Residents hold Swing +4.1
Mash Barn (3037)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Beresford P. 660 57.8 +1.0
Alliance Robinson J. Ms. 635
Conservative Barnard D. 344 30.1 -2.3
Labour Aldrich G. 138 12.1 +1.3
Majority 316 27.7 +3.3
Turnout 1,142 37.6 -0.4
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing +1.6
Peverel (3240)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Meeten J. 831 62.9 +4.8
Conservative Wood J. 339 25.6 -7.1
Labour Atkins H. Ms. 152 11.5 +2.3
Majority 492 37.2 +11.9
Turnout 1,322 40.8 -1.2
Alliance hold Swing +5.9
Southlands (3398)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Edwards A. 873 51.1 +9.7
Conservative Hermans G. Ms. 571 33.4 -9.5
Labour Sweet N. 265 15.5 -0.1
Majority 302 17.7 +16.2
Turnout 1,709 50.3 +4.3
Alliance hold Swing +9.6
Southwick Green (3821)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Biggs A. 864 49.9 +2.3
Independent Ferrers-Guy B. Ms. 710 41.0 +41.0
Labour Lansley J. 157 9.1 +3.0
Majority 154 8.9 +7.6
Turnout 1,731 45.3 -8.7
Alliance gain from Independent Swing -19.3
St. Nicolas (3724)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Huber J. 867 49.0 -10.3
Alliance Macfarlane D. 559 31.6 +5.6
Labour Matthews K. Ms. 206 11.6 -3.0
Green Hartland R. 137 7.7 +7.7
Majority 308 17.4 -16.0
Turnout 1,769 47.5 +0.5
Conservative hold Swing -7.9
Widewater (4314)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Osborne S. 904 46.1 -2.7
Conservative Hillier L. Ms. 874 44.5 +0.8
Labour Pettiford K. 185 9.4 +1.9
Majority 30 1.5 -3.5
Turnout 1,963 45.5 -0.5
Alliance hold Swing -1.7

References

  1. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 2nd Edition 2003
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Elections Centre: Adur 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Vote 2012: Adur". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2018.