1986 Stevenage Borough Council election[1][2]

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13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Alliance Conservative
Seats before 26 11 2
Seats won 9 4 0
Seats after 29 9 1
Seat change Increase3 Decrease2 Decrease1
Popular vote 11,497 8,512 4,472
Percentage 46.9% 34.7% 18.2%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1986 Stevenage Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1986 Stevenage Borough Council election took place on 8 May 1986. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election; the seats which were last contested in 1982. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held continuously since its creation in 1973.

Overall results

1986 Stevenage Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 3 0 Increase1 69.2 46.9 11,497 Increase8.6
  Alliance 4 0 2 Decrease2 30.8 8,512 34.7 Decrease1.3
  Conservative 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 18.2 4,472 Decrease7.6
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 54 New
Total 13 24,535
Labour hold

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

Ward results

Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill ward
Location of Bandley Hill ward
Bandley Hill[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Luhman 1,226 59.9%
Alliance A. Wells-Collins 508 24.8%
Conservative J. Bostock 313 15.3%
Turnout 36.8%
Labour hold

Bedwell Plash

Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Bedwell Plash[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Lawrence 1,072 62.2%
Alliance P. Herbert 377 21.9%
Conservative D. Franks 274 15.9%
Turnout 42.2%
Labour hold

Chells

Location of Chells ward
Location of Chells ward
Chells[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Clark 767 55.0%
Alliance S. Gordon-Walker 404 29.0%
Conservative T. Finch 224 16.1%
Turnout 41.6%
Labour hold

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance S. Booth 1,301 50.0%
Labour B. Underwood 916 35.2%
Conservative P. Gonzalez 383 14.7%
Turnout 51.7%
Alliance hold

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance D. Kelleher 907 45.8%
Labour J. Naduald 747 37.7%
Conservative M. Mason 325 16.4%
Turnout 46.7%
Alliance hold

Mobbsbury

Location of Mobbsbury ward
Location of Mobbsbury ward
Mobbsbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance R. Parker 910 47.9%
Labour J. Watts 762 40.1%
Conservative B. Potter 229 12.0%
Turnout 53.1%
Alliance hold

Monkswood

Location of Monkswood ward
Location of Monkswood ward
Monkswood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour E. Webb 687 62.9%
Alliance T. Younger 227 20.8%
Conservative F. Haine 178 16.3%
Turnout 44.0%
Labour hold

Old Stevenage

Location of Old Stevenage ward
Location of Old Stevenage ward
Old Stevenage[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Green 1,016 41.4%
Conservative J. Carter 861 35.1%
Alliance D. Christy 578 23.5%
Turnout 46.7%
Labour gain from Conservative

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Smith 915 53.3%
Alliance B. Clarke 471 27.4%
Conservative M. Wyatt 331 19.3%
Turnout 43.4%
Labour hold

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Dunnel 818 41.2%
Alliance J. Lewis 762 38.3%
Conservative P. McPartland 353 17.8%
Green D. Paice 54 2.7%
Turnout 47.3%
Labour gain from Alliance

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance I. Hargreaves 709 43.2%
Labour P. Alexander 655 39.9%
Conservative T. Woods 276 16.8%
Turnout 44.6%
Alliance hold

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Location of Shephall ward
Shephall[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Greenfield 827 59.1%
Alliance Shaw G. 382 27.3%
Conservative F. Warner 191 13.6%
Turnout 40.0%
Labour hold

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Kissane 1,089 41.9%
Alliance P. Gallagher 976 37.6%
Conservative J. Halling 534 20.5%
Turnout 48.6%
Labour gain from Alliance

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1986". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Stevenage Borough Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2019.