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1986 Colchester Borough Council election

← 1984 8 May 1986 (1986-05-08) 1987 →

60 seats
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Alliance Labour
Last election 34 10 12
Seats before 34 10 12
Seats won 28 16 12
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase 6 Steady
Popular vote 13,873 14,988 11,185
Percentage 33.3 36.0 26.9
Swing Decrease9.6 Increase10.9 Decrease1.3

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Tiptree Residents Independent
Last election 3 1
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,110 459
Percentage 2.7 1.1
Swing Increase0.4 Decrease0.4

Elections to Colchester Borough Council were held on 8 May 1986 alongside local elections across the United Kingdom.

Results summary

1986 Colchester Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Alliance 8 Increase 6 38.1 8 16 26.7 14,988 36.0 +10.9
  Conservative 6 Decrease 6 28.6 22 28 46.7 13,873 33.3 –9.6
  Labour 5 Steady 23.8 7 12 20.0 11,185 26.9 –1.3
  Tiptree Residents 1 Steady 4.8 2 3 5.0 1,110 2.7 +0.4
  Independent 1 Steady 4.8 0 1 1.7 459 1.1 –0.4

Ward results

Sourced from Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher The Elections Centre, Plymouth University[1]

Berechurch

Berechurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance M. Bayliss 1,235 43.6 +6.2
Labour B. McQuitty 1,115 39.4 +2.4
Conservative A. Kimberley 483 17.0 -8.6
Majority 4.2
Turnout 47.0
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Birch-Messing

Birch-Messing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent T. Wayman 422 63.9
Alliance A. Chataway 187 28.3
Labour J. Brice 51 7.7
Majority 35.6
Turnout 48.5
Independent hold Swing

Boxted & Langham

Boxted & Langham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Garnett 600 63.0
Alliance D. Elmer 261 27.4
Labour S. Vanplew 91 9.6
Majority 35.6
Turnout 50.3
Conservative hold Swing

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Cooke 1,090 39.8
Alliance Chris Hall 865 31.6
Conservative J. Hazell 784 28.6
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Harbour

Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rod Green 1,076 44.0
Alliance E. Fowler 845 34.6
Conservative M. Coyne 485 19.9
Independent F. Baldwin 37 1.5
Majority 9.4
Turnout 45.2
Labour hold Swing

Lexden

Lexden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance W. Sandford 1,218 53.7
Conservative S. Lewis 921 40.6
Labour D. Chappell 129 5.7
Majority 13.1
Turnout 53.6
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Mile End

Mile End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Fulford 797 48.1
Alliance W. Reid 513 31.0
Labour S. Dick 347 20.9
Majority 17.1
Turnout 41.7
Conservative hold Swing

New Town

New Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Y. Edkins 1,100 60.4
Labour J. Bayles 450 24.7
Conservative J. Clarke 270 14.8
Majority 35.7
Turnout 39.3
Alliance hold Swing

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance D. Goss 1,445 55.0
Conservative S. Sheffield 827 31.5
Labour E. Plowright 353 13.4
Majority 23.5
Turnout 51.7
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Shrub End

Shrub End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance G. Daldry 1,299 57.3
Labour Chris Pearson 734 32.4
Conservative A. Stevenson 235 10.4
Majority 24.9
Turnout 36.8
Alliance hold Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Bober 1,310 59.4
Conservative R. Larkins 485 22.0
Alliance J. Meleschko 410 18.6
Majority 37.4
Turnout 25.4
Labour hold Swing

St. Anne's

St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Mike Hogg 890 39.4
Labour K. Hindle 716 31.7
Conservative L. Spendlove 653 28.9
Majority
Turnout
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance E. Hubbard 928 45.5
Conservative M. Roots 885 43.4
Labour G. Rose 226 11.1
Majority 2.1
Turnout 46.3
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Chapman 964 47.6
Alliance R. Baker 603 29.8
Labour R. Turp 459 22.7
Majority 17.8
Turnout 40.2
Conservative hold Swing

Stanway

Stanway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance J. Ellis 893 44.0
Conservative L. Parsonson 831 40.9
Labour M. Fitzgibbon 306 15.1
Majority 3.1
Turnout 40.7
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Tiptree

Tiptree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tiptree Residents J. Elliott 1,110 60.5
Conservative C. Borgartz 472 25.7
Labour T. Lawson 254 13.8
Majority 34.8
Turnout 30.5
Tiptree Residents hold Swing

West Bergholt

West Bergholt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Lampon 562 52.4
Alliance M. Cook 393 36.7
Labour J. Church 117 10.9
Majority 15.7
Turnout 45.9
Conservative hold Swing

West Mersea

West Mersea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. Leader 1,183 62.0
Alliance A. Stevens 566 29.7
Labour C. Nimmo 159 8.3
Majority 32.3
Turnout 37.4
Conservative hold Swing

Winstree

Winstree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Fairhead 685 58.5
Alliance A. Spear 378 32.3
Labour L. Shelley 108 9.2
Majority 26.2
Turnout 54.6
Conservative hold Swing

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Sharp 1,060 42.4
Labour M. Liddy 1,034
Conservative K. Green 943 37.7
Conservative M. Geddes 808
Alliance D. Locke 499 19.9
Alliance P. Smith 460
Majority 4.7
Turnout 40.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Colchester Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF).