1986 Harlow District Council election[1][2]
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14 of the 42 seats to Harlow District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Alliance Conservative
Last election 33 5 4
Seats before 34 5 3
Seats won 13 1 0
Seats after 36 4 2
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease1
Popular vote 12,987 4,819 3,224
Percentage 61.8% 22.9% 15.3%

Harlow UK local election 1986 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1986 Harlow District Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1986 Harlow District Council election took place on 8 May 1986 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Election result

1986 Harlow local election result[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 2 0 Increase2 92.9 61.8 12,987 Increase11.5
  Alliance 1 0 1 Decrease1 7.1 22.9 4,819 Decrease14.1
  Conservative 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 15.3 3,224 Increase2.8

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1982 election.

Ward results

Brays Grove

Location of Brays Grove ward
Location of Brays Grove ward
Brays Grove[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Howard 838 72.8%
Conservative T. Owen 166 14.4%
Alliance S. Rigden 147 12.8%
Turnout 34.3%
Labour hold

Hare Street and Town Centre

Location of Hare Street and Town Centre ward
Location of Hare Street and Town Centre ward
Hare Street and Town Centre[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Larkin 818 68.5%
Alliance N. Lincoln 223 18.7%
Conservative N. Dean 154 12.9%
Turnout 39.9%
Labour hold

Katherines With Sumner

Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Location of Katherines with Sumner ward
Katherines With Sumner[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Bryant 871 53.2%
Alliance K. Clark 508 31.1%
Conservative L. Atkins 257 15.7%
Turnout 37.5%
Labour gain from Alliance

Kingsmoor

Location of Kingsmoor ward
Location of Kingsmoor ward
Kingsmoor[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Lynch 923 49.8%
Conservative R. Cross 665 35.9%
Alliance L. Swanton 265 14.3%
Turnout 38.7%
Labour gain from Conservative

Latton Bush

Location of Latton Bush ward
Location of Latton Bush ward
Latton Bush[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bill Rammell 1,080 64.9%
Alliance R. Langham 352 21.2%
Conservative M. Tombs 231 13.9%
Turnout 39.4%
Labour hold

Little Parndon

Location of Little Parndon ward
Location of Little Parndon ward
Little Parndon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Carter 1,083 66.2%
Alliance R. Winkie 311 19.0%
Conservative E. Atkins 242 14.8%
Turnout 39.2%
Labour hold

Mark Hall North

Location of Mark Hall North ward
Location of Mark Hall North ward
Mark Hall North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Morris 678 61.7%
Conservative C. Starr 230 20.9%
Alliance M. Seddon 190 17.3%
Turnout 47.7%
Labour hold

Mark Hall South

Location of Mark Hall South ward
Location of Mark Hall South ward
Mark Hall South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Anderson 1,092 69.4%
Conservative K. Smart 247 15.7%
Alliance S. Ward 235 14.9%
Turnout 38.8%
Labour hold

Netteswell West

Location of Netteswell West ward
Location of Netteswell West ward
Netteswell[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Nash 635 71.3%
Alliance M. Rigden 138 15.5%
Conservative E. Scammell 117 13.1%
Turnout 36.2%
Labour hold

Old Harlow

Location of Old Harlow ward
Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Firth 1,359 60.0%
Conservative F. Lawman 610 26.9%
Alliance H. Dutton 295 13.0%
Turnout 49.9%
Labour hold

Passmores

Location of Passmores ward
Location of Passmores ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Collyer 920 66.5%
Alliance D. Harris 249 18.0%
Conservative D. Groves 215 15.5%
Turnout 33.1%
Labour hold

Potter Street

Location of Potter Street ward
Location of Potter Street ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Cave 848 59.3%
Alliance A. Lee 461 32.3%
Conservative C. Dean 120 8.4%
Turnout 44.1%
Labour hold

Stewards

Location of Stewards ward
Location of Stewards ward
Stewards[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance D. Collins 941 53.7%
Labour D. Dickson 703 40.1%
Conservative T. McArdle 108 6.2%
Turnout 43.8%
Alliance hold

Tye Green

Location of Tye Green ward
Location of Tye Green ward
Tye Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Hanley 1,139 75.7%
Alliance S. James 191 12.7%
Conservative S. McArdle 175 11.6%
Turnout 39.0%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1986". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Harlow District Council Election Results 1976-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 September 2019.