1986 Bristol City Council election

← 1984 8 May 1986 1987 →

24 of 68 seats (one third) to Bristol City Council
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Seats won 35 26 7
Seat change Increase2 Decrease3 Increase1

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

1986 local election results in Bristol
1986 local election results in Bristol

The 1986 Bristol City Council election took place on 8 May 1986 to elect members of Bristol City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of seats in the 1986 Council Elections in the English city of Bristol were up for election. The election in Brislington West was a by-election. There was a small swing away from the Conservatives and Labour regained a majority on the Council, which they kept until 2003.

Ward results

The change is calculated using the 1983 election results.

Ashley

Ashley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Shotter 2,035 60.4 +8.6
Conservative R. Hodges 546 16.2 -11.2
Liberal P. Davies 493 14.6 +2.6
Green D. Bowering 200 5.9 +1.2
Revolutionary Communist J. Walker 62 1.8 +1.8
Communist D. Samson 33 1.0 -3.1
Majority 1,489 44.2
Labour hold Swing +9.9

Avonmouth

Avonmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour V. Pople 2,060 54.7 +4.2
Conservative D. Pullin 1,124 29.9 -5.0
Alliance M. Brown 525 13.9 -0.7
Green R. Stanleigh 56 1.5 +1.5
Majority 936 24.8
Labour hold Swing +4.6

Bedminster

Bedminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Warren 1,765 42.1 -0.1
Conservative W. Biggs 1,192 28.4 -17.5
Alliance J. Osborne 1,181 28.1 +16.2
Green M. Wood 59 1.4 +1.4
Majority 573 13.7
Labour hold Swing +8.7

Bishopston

Bishopston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Bashforth 1,799 32.8 +1.6
Conservative D. Topham 1,763 32.1 -10.5
Liberal P. Nagle 1,755 32.0 +9.4
Green M. Pitt 174 3.2 -0.5
Majority 36 0.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.1

Brislington West

Brislington West by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal M. Langley 1,801 38.0 +11.5
Labour J. Hillier 1,496 31.6 +3.8
Conservative M. Weeks 1,380 29.1 -16.6
Green B. Hussain 61 1.3 +1.3
Majority 305 6.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +14.1

Cabot

Cabot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal C. Boney 1,523 43.0 -0.1
Labour J. Williams 954 26.9 +7.2
Conservative R. Hay 880 24.8 -8.2
Green G. Nicholas 187 5.3 +1.1
Majority 569 16.1
Liberal hold Swing -3.7

Clifton

Clifton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Rollings 1,751 37.5 -7.1
Liberal P. Goggin 1,741 37.3 +1.8
Labour Tony Robinson 958 20.5 +3.0
Green A. Grant 214 4.6 +4.6
Majority 10 0.2
Conservative hold Swing -4.5

Cotham

Cotham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Hebblethwaite 1,480 38.4 -5.1
Liberal G. Box 1,325 34.4 +1.1
Labour C. Hackett 857 22.2 +4.1
Green J. Wingfield 195 5.1 +0.1
Majority 155 4.0
Conservative hold Swing -3.1

Easton

Easton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. Kiely 2,032 48.4 -2.1
Labour K. Mahoney 1,721 41.0 +7.4
Conservative J. Short 385 9.2 -4.5
Green H. Patrick-Smith 58 1.4 +1.4
Majority 311 7.4
Liberal hold Swing -4.8

Eastville

Eastville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Fey 1,628 41.1 -1.2
Labour M. Georghiou 1,492 37.6 +5.6
Liberal E. Beaty 693 17.5 -6.2
Green P. Tonkin 151 3.8 +1.8
Majority 136 3.5
Conservative hold Swing -3.4

Filwood

Filwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Hillman 1,595 74.0 +3.1
Conservative T. Wade 332 15.4 -2.3
Alliance D. Usher 188 8.7 -0.1
Green S. Price 41 1.9 +1.9
Majority 1,263 58.6
Labour hold Swing +2.7

Frome Vale

Frome Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Kantor 2,144 45.7 +6.8
Conservative J. Bosdet 1,732 36.9 -5.0
Alliance B. Matthews 737 15.7 -3.5
Green C. Kempton 76 1.6 +1.6
Majority 412 8.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.9

Henbury

Henbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Fisk 2,160 47.5 +2.4
Conservative P. Gollop 1,620 35.6 -6.4
Alliance P. Barnard 686 15.1 +2.2
Green T. De Teissier-Prevost 82 1.8 +1.8
Majority 540 11.9
Labour hold Swing +4.4

Henleaze

Henleaze
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Browne 2,565 56.9 -8.9
Alliance K. Griew 1,126 25.0 +2.2
Labour M. Vokins 610 13.5 +2.1
Green R. Winfield 207 4.6 +4.6
Majority 1,439 31.9
Conservative hold Swing -5.6

Hillfields

Hillfields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Naysmith 1,885 57.8 +10.1
Conservative J. Seville 794 24.4 -9.9
Liberal E. Fletcher 511 15.7 -2.3
Green S. Campbell 70 2.1 +2.1
Majority 1,091 33.4
Labour hold Swing +10.0

Horfield

Horfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Topham 2,139 49.0 +4.5
Labour J. McLaren 1,360 31.1 +9.0
Liberal S. Young 768 17.6 -14.4
Green C. Lloyd 100 2.3 +0.9
Majority 779 17.9
Conservative hold Swing +2.3

Kingsweston

Kingsweston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T.R. Thomas 1,964 44.4 -1.8
Conservative R. Mellor 1,856 42.0 +2.0
Alliance P. Cole 547 12.4 -1.4
Green J. Oakes 55 1.2 +1.2
Majority 108 2.4
Labour hold Swing -1.9

Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Tedder 2,305 71.6 +5.2
Conservative I. Millard 505 15.7 -1.9
Liberal J. Exon 358 11.1 -4.8
Green S. Porter 53 1.6 +1.6
Majority 1,800 55.9
Labour hold Swing +3.6

Lockleaze

Lockleaze
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Hynes 1,909 55.1 +6.1
Conservative S. Chaplin 962 27.8 +1.6
Liberal F. Young 534 15.4 -9.4
Green K. Woodhouse 61 1.8 +1.8
Majority 947 27.3
Labour hold Swing +2.3

Redland

Redland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Allen 1,843 42.3 -10.5
Alliance S. Emmett 1,267 29.1 +7.5
Labour B. Begley 1,020 23.4 +5.0
Green T. Leegwater 230 5.3 -1.9
Majority 576 13.2
Conservative hold Swing -9.0

Southmead

Southmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Bromham 1,819 54.5 +4.5
Conservative I. Roberts 889 26.6 -10.0
Alliance A. Barnard 582 17.4 +4.0
Green J. Jameson 48 1.4 +1.4
Majority 930 27.9
Labour hold Swing +7.3

Southville

Southville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Walton 2,151 56.5 +10.6
Conservative T. Skipp 1,012 26.6 -7.8
Alliance G. Wright 506 13.3 -3.9
Green R. Martin 138 3.6 +1.1
Majority 1,139 29.9
Labour hold Swing +9.2

Stoke Bishop

Stoke Bishop
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Abraham 2,721 54.3 -13.2
Liberal D. Jones 1,587 31.7 +16.3
Labour M. Riley 580 11.6 -1.7
Green C. Rose 123 2.5 -1.4
Majority 1,134 22.6
Conservative hold Swing -14.8

Westbury-on-Trym

Westbury-on-Trym
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Poole 3,149 66.9 -6.4
Liberal A. West 919 19.5 +4.8
Labour W. Payne 528 11.2 +0.8
Green J. Kempton 112 2.4 +0.9
Majority 2,230 47.4
Conservative hold Swing -5.6

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