The 1986 Barking and Dagenham Council election took place on 8 May 1986 to elect members of Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Background

108 candidates nominated in total. Labour again ran a full slate and was the only party to do so. By contrast the Conservative Party ran only 21 candidates whilst the combined SDP-Liberal Alliance and the Liberal Democratic Focus Team ran 24.

Election result

Labour continued to win a large majority of seats - 35 out of 48. The Conservatives and the Residents Association each held their 3 seats. The SDP–Liberal Alliance/Liberal Focus Team won 5 seats and 2 Independents were also elected.

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence M. Bird 1,330 54.9 +2.7
Labour Graham J. Bramley 1,329
Labour Abdul M. Khokhar 1,155
Alliance Brian B. Beadle 488 20.1 -4.2
Alliance Martin F. Taylor 421
Conservative Reginald D. Knowles 399 16.5 -7.0
Alliance Charlotte R. Winters 368
Independent Derek C. Newcombe 207 8.5 N/A
Independent Barbara E. C. Newcombe 204
Turnout 37.1 -2.4
Registered electors 6,661
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Alibon

Alibon (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Cooper 1,061 71.9 +19.7
Labour Ernest J. White 1,013
Alliance John Carter 236 16.0 -13.8
Conservative Doris M. Taylor 179 12.1 -5.9
Conservative John R. Taylor 177
Turnout 31.9 -0.3
Registered electors 4,714
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cambell

Cambell (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph A. Butler 1,559 80.2 +11.8
Labour Marjorie A. Creasy 1,422
Labour Mabel R. Arnold 1,352
Conservative Charles W. Bond 385 19.8 -11.8
Conservative Trevor T. W. Wade 336
Turnout 31.6 -0.3
Registered electors 7,120
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chadwell Heath

Chadwell Heath (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Albert Gibbs 1,643 70.5 -9.8
Residents Raymond Gowland 1,585
Residents Robert J. E. Jeyes 1,585
Labour Terence H. Collins 689 29.5 +12.0
Labour Charles A. A. Chown 684
Labour Michael J O'Shea 625
Turnout 37.6 -1.1
Registered electors 6,843
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Eastbrook

Eastbrook (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Blackburn 1,347 58.9 +18.5
Labour Frederick G. Tibble 1,314
Labour Lawrence E. Bunn 1,232
Conservative Royston B. Oliver 514 22.5 -12.8
Conservative Kenneth M. Coombs 513
Conservative William C. Preston 450
Alliance David J. Kingaby 424 18.6 -5.7
Turnout 32.6 -1.2
Registered electors 7,196
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Eastbury

Eastbury (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lib Dem Focus Team Stephen W. Churchman 1,366 58.7 +35.2
Lib Dem Focus Team David C. Smith 1,301
Labour Edith E. Bradley 963 41.3 -8.7
Labour Patrick J. Manley 937
Turnout 52.0 +14.1
Registered electors 4,735
Lib Dem Focus Team gain from Labour Swing
Lib Dem Focus Team gain from Labour Swing

Fanshawe

Fanshawe (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick C. Jones 1,498 71.0 -19.8
Labour John S. Thomas 1,326
Labour Ernest A. Turner 1,287
Alliance Susan A. Watson 514 24.4 N/A
Communist Jeffrey W. Porter 97 4.6 -4.6
Turnout 29.3 +5.0
Registered electors 6,811
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gascoigne

Gascoigne (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lib Dem Focus Team Alan R. Beadle 1,570 67.5 +13.5
Lib Dem Focus Team Ronwen R. Beadle 1,565
Lib Dem Focus Team Alan H. J. Cooper 1,416
Labour Wendola N. Bomberg 756 32.5 -2.9
Labour David E. Geary 716
Labour Nirmal S. S. Gill 631
Turnout 40.1 -1.3
Registered electors 6,244
Lib Dem Focus Team hold Swing
Lib Dem Focus Team hold Swing
Lib Dem Focus Team hold Swing

Goresbrook

Goresbrook (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan G. Thomas 1,295 77.5 +13.3
Labour Peter C. Robinson 1,235
Alliance Catherine Gavin 281 16.8 N/A
National Front Jeannie Pearce 94 5.6 +1.1
National Front Stephen G. Woodward 72
Turnout 33.3 +5.1
Registered electors 5,018
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath

Heath (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles J. Fairbrass 1,581 63.9 +4.2
Labour Harry Tindell 1,438
Labour John H. Lawrence 1,397
Conservative Iris L. Johnson 459 18.6 +18.9
Conservative Joan E. Preston 410
Alliance Mercy Bonner 385 15.6 N/A
Conservative William H. F Preston 375
Communist Helena Ott 49 2.0 -0.8
Turnout 32.2 -0.8
Registered electors 7,472
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longbridge

Longbridge (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Cook 1,087 37.1 -16.8
Conservative Janice E. Izzard 1,058
Conservative John W. Seaman 1,038
Lib Dem Focus Team Daniel J. Felton 989 33.8 +9.1
Lib Dem Focus Team Susan P. Vickers 968
Lib Dem Focus Team Shirley Felton 962
Labour Frederick Jones 850 29.0 +7.5
Labour Maureen E. Fitz-Henry 814
Labour Robin C Dixon 805
Turnout 42.7 +1.2
Registered electors 7,158
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Manor

Manor (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James A. Mannering 1,184 70.7 +3.5
Labour Alastair J. Hannah-Rogers 1,064
Alliance David P. Reed 260 15.5 N/A
Conservative Richard P. Hall 231 13.8 -14.5
Conservative Maureen E. Hall 221
Turnout 33.7 +0.4
Registered electors 4,834
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Marks Gate

Marks Gate (1 seat)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Donald J. Pepper 457 52.2 -11.9
Labour Margaret M. West 418 47.8 +11.9
Turnout 40.2 +3.7
Registered electors 2,178
Independent hold Swing

Parsloes

Parsloes (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian P. Walker 1,227 69.7 +21.4
Labour John W. Dias-Broughton 1,225
Alliance Wendy M. Churchman 280 15.9 -5.7
Alliance Mary M. Smith 258
Conservative Frederick C. Maloney 254 14.4 -15.7
Turnout 35.3 -0.6
Registered electors 5,201
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

River

River (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John P. Wainwright 859 43.3 +1.2
Independent Resident Patricia A. Twomey 640 32.2 -7.0
Labour Inder S. Jamu 621
Alliance Jean Key 247 12.4 N/A
Conservative John M. Kinnie 240 12.1 -6.6
Turnout 31.4 -1.8
Registered electors 5,155
Labour hold Swing
Independent Resident hold Swing

Thames

Thames (2 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George H. Shaw 1,522 83.2 +21.8
Labour Royston A. J. Patient 1,457
Alliance Robert F. Porter 307 16.8 -3.4
Alliance Dennis J. Keenan 300
Turnout 39.6 -4.1
Registered electors 4,757
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Triptons

Triptons (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George A. Brooker 1,421 71.1 +8.6
Labour John Davis 1,417
Labour Cameron Geddes 1,144
Alliance Mark Kingswood 577 28.9 -5.0
Turnout 30.6 +4.6
Registered electors 7,046
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Valence

Valence (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leonard A. Collins 1,418 68.1 -22.5
Labour Jean E. M. Bruce 1,413
Labour Bryan M. Osborn 1,274
Alliance Raymond D. Langley 599 28.8 N/A
Communist Alfred F. Ott 66 3.2 -6.2
Turnout 29.9 +6.3
Registered electors 7,079
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Village

Village (3 seats)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Bradley 1,498 72.7 +30.5
Labour Alfred V. Rusha 1,414
Labour Ronald J. Whitbread 1,371
Conservative Leonard A. Johnson 563 27.3 -3.7
Conservative Michael W. Ross 522
Conservative Terence A. Mallindine 500
Turnout 30.8 -0.4
Registered electors 7,649
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1986 and 1990

Gascoigne

Gascoigne by-election, 18 September 1986[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Susan P. Vickers 1,450 73.8 +6.3
Labour David E. Geary 466 23.7 -8.8
Conservative Richard P. Hall 49 2.5 +2.5
Majority 984 50.1 N/A
Turnout 31.5 -8.6
Registered electors 6,264
Liberal hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Alan R. Beadle.

Fanshawe

Fanshawe by-election, 10 March 1988[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond B. Parkin 910 77.3 +6.3
Conservative William C. Preston 247 21.0 +21.0
Communist Alfred F. Ott 20 1.7 -2.9
Majority 663 56.3 N/A
Turnout 17.7 -11.6
Registered electors 6,666
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Ernest A. Turner.

Marks Gate

Marks Gate by-election, 10 March 1988[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen M. Worby 477 64.0 +16.2
Conservative Terence A. Malladine 268 36.0 +36.0
Majority 209 28.0 N/A
Turnout 35.5 -4.7
Registered electors 2,098
Labour gain from Independent Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Donald I. Pepper.

River

River by-election, 3 November 1988[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Inder S. Jamu 542 49.2 +5.9
Conservative Marcus G. S. Needham 294 26.7 +14.6
Liberal Democrats Susan J. Bertram 266 24.1 +11.7
Majority 248 22.5 N/A
Turnout 21.7 -9.7
Registered electors 5,073
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Patricia A. Twomey.

Abbey

Abbey by-election, 8 June 1989[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad A. R. Fani 1,158 59.8 +4.9
Conservative Nicholas L. T. Smith 524 27.1 +10.6
Liberal Democrats Martin F. Taylor 253 13.1 -7.0
Majority 634 32.7 N/A
Turnout 28.6 -8.5
Registered electors 6,793
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Abdul M. Khokhar.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "London Borough Council Elections 8 May 1986" (PDF). London Datastore. London Residuary Body. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "London Borough Council Elections 3rd May 1990" (PDF). London Datastore. London Research Centre. Retrieved 29 March 2015.