1986 London local elections
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All 1,914 on all 32 London boroughs
Turnout45.5%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Neil Kinnock
Margaret Thatcher
DavidSteel1987 cropped.jpg
David Owen-1.jpg
Leader Neil Kinnock Margaret Thatcher David Steel (Lib.)
David Owen (SDP)
Party Labour Conservative SDP–Liberal Alliance
Leader since 2 October 1983 11 February 1975 1976 (Steel), 1983 (Owen)
Popular vote 842,489 798,398 539,848
Percentage 37.4% 35.4% 24.0%
Swing Increase7.2% Decrease6.8% Decrease0.6%
Councils 15 11 3
Councils +/– Increase3 Decrease6 Increase3
Councillors 957 685 249
Councillors +/– Increase176 Decrease300 Increase125

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Results by Borough in 1986.

Local government elections took place in London, and some other parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday 8 May 1986.

All London borough council seats were up for election. The previous Borough elections in London were in 1982.[1] The Labour Party won the most votes and seats in London for the first time since 1974. The party won the most seats in London in 7 out of the next 8 elections.

Results summary

Party[2] Votes won % votes Change Seats % seats Change Councils Change
Labour 842,489 37.4 +7.2 957 50.0 +176 15 +3
Conservative 798,398 35.4 -6.8 684 35.7 -300 11 -6
Alliance 539,848 24.0 -0.6 249 13.0 +125 3 +3
Others 72,269 3.2 +0.2 24 1.3 -1 0 ±0
No overall control n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3 ±0

Council results

Council Previous control Result Details
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour Details
Barnet Conservative Conservative Details
Bexley Conservative Conservative Details
Brent Labour Labour Details
Bromley Conservative Conservative Details
Camden Labour Labour Details
Croydon Conservative Conservative Details
Ealing Conservative Labour Details
Enfield Conservative Conservative Details
Greenwich Labour Labour Details
Hackney Labour Labour Details
Hammersmith and Fulham No overall control Labour Details
Haringey Labour Labour Details
Harrow Conservative Conservative Details
Havering Conservative No overall control Details
Hillingdon Conservative No overall control Details
Hounslow Labour Labour Details
Islington Labour Labour Details
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative Details
Kingston upon Thames Conservative No overall control Details
Lambeth No overall control Labour Details
Lewisham Labour Labour Details
Merton Conservative Conservative Details
Newham Labour Labour Details
Redbridge Conservative Conservative Details
Richmond upon Thames Conservative Liberal Details
Southwark Labour Labour Details
Sutton Conservative Liberal Details
Tower Hamlets Labour Liberal Details
Waltham Forest No overall control Labour Details
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative Details
Westminster Conservative Conservative Details

Overall councillor numbers

London local elections 1986

Councillor statistics

Party Seats Gain/loss
  Labour 957 +176
  Conservative 684 -300
  Alliance 249 +125
  Others 24 -1

Borough result maps

References

  1. ^ Minors, Michael; Grenham, Dennis. "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998 including the Greater London Authority Referendum results" (PDF). Demographic and Statistical Studies. London Research Centre. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Year Tables". 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ "LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTIONS" (PDF). londondatastore-upload.s3.amazonaws.com. 8 May 1986. Retrieved 29 July 2019.