The 1986 West Lancashire District Council election took place on 1 May 1986 to elect members of West Lancashire District Council in Lancashire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Conservative 27 -3
Labour 21 +2
Social Democrat 3 +1
Liberal 1 +0
Independent 3 +0

Election results

Aughton Town Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Wardle 1,041
SDP Grace Wyatt 345
Labour Judith Pickthall 290
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing


Birch Green (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Danny Bassey 1,637
SDP Robert Jones 865
Conservative Ronald Brown 465
Conservative Florence Smith 420
Majority
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
SDP gain from Labour Swing


Burscough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Maguire 806
Conservative Ronald Barker 721
SDP Margaret McCain 161
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Robert Jermyn 1,108
Conservative William Rigby 984
Labour Maurice George 647
Majority
Turnout
SDP gain from Conservative Swing


Downholland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Chadwick 294
SDP Andrew Johnson 91
Labour Christopher Sawyer 53
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing


Knowsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Val Hopley 902
SDP Matthew Cochrane 753
Labour Bernard Brown 323
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing


Lathom
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Gibbons 877
Labour John Draper 450
SDP Carol Jermyn 100
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing


Moorside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Francis Riley 665
SDP Stephen Gaskill 93
Conservative James Hignett 93
Communist Terence Aldridge 80
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing


Newburgh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Vincent 559
Labour Cynthia Dereli 154
SDP Louise Randall 146
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing


North Meols (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Ryding 515
Conservative David Bintcliffe 500
Labour Peter Wynn 281
Labour Joan Draper 280
SDP Andrew Cowley 90
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


Parbold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Turner 968
SDP David Pryer 423
Labour Patricia Carson 208
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing


Scarisbrick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Edwards 561
Labour Victor Coman 125
SDP Mark Winstanley 110
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing


Scott
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ash Martin 1,045
Conservative Anthony Toal 885
SDP Jill Cochrane 291
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


Skelmersdale North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean White 1,111
Conservative George Alty 233
SDP Rosamond Bull 177
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing


Skelmersdale South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Harrison 1,124
SDP Joan Critchley 239
Conservative Ronald Harrison 145
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing


Tanhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Sent 999
SDP Thomas Sweeney 228
Conservative Sylvia Winters 134
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing


Tarleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Gannaway-Jones 803
SDP Roy Hiscock 314
Labour Wayne Marland 182
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing


Upholland South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Burke 735
Conservative Peter Edwards 593
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from SDP Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local Elections results". Ormskirk Advertiser. 8 May 1986. p. ?.