1986 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

← 1984 8 May 1986 (1986-05-08) 1987 →

24 of 66 seats (One Third and two by-elections)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout46.6% (Increase3.3%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
SDP–Lib
Leader George Clark John Hale Roy Perkins
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Leader's seat Ran in Prenton (lost) Liscard Claughton
Last election 8 seats,
38.0%
12 seats,
42.9%
2 seats,
18.9%
Seats before 24 34 8
Seats won 10 9 5
Seats after 26 30 10
Seat change Increase2 Decrease4 Increase2
Popular vote 44,991 41,772 29,813
Percentage 37.3% 34.6% 24.7%
Swing Decrease0.7% Decrease8.3% Increase5.8%

Map of results of 1986 election

Leader of the Council before election

John Hale
Conservative

Leader of the Council after election

John Hale (Conservative)
No Overall Control

The 1986 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 8 May 1986 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[2] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats ±
Conservative 30 Decrease4
Labour 26 Increase2
Alliance 10 Increase2

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1984.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1986
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 24 10 2 0 Increase2 45.5 37.3 44,991 Decrease0.7
  Conservative 24 9 0 4 Decrease4 36.4 34.6 41,772 Decrease8.3
  Alliance 24 5 2 0 Increase2 18.2 24.7 29,813 Increase5.8
  Residents 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.1 2,551 N/A
  Green 8 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.3 1,554 Increase1.3

[1][2] [n 1]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Green 2,860 49.0 Decrease6.2
Labour William Nock 1,826 31.3 Increase0.5
Alliance Kevin Turner 1,049 18.0 Increase3.9
Green K. McKee 107 1.8 New
Majority 1,034 17.7 Decrease6.7
Registered electors 11,329
Turnout 51.6 Increase1.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease3.4

[2]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Cocker 3,198 83.6 Increase0.6
Conservative W. Houldin 331 8.7 Decrease2.0
Alliance K. Hughes 296 7.7 Increase1.5
Majority 2,867 74.9 Increase2.6
Registered electors 10,115
Turnout 37.8 Increase0.1
Labour hold Swing Increase1.3

[2]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Craig 3,139 70.0 Decrease3.5
Alliance R. Francis 987 22.0 Increase7.7
Conservative L. Jones 357 8.0 Decrease4.2
Majority 2,152 48.0 Decrease11.2
Registered electors 11,300
Turnout 39.7 Increase4.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.6

[2]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Williams 2,789 52.4 Increase1.6
Conservative C. Suffield 1,573 29.6 Decrease6.4
Alliance F. Mushrow 961 18.1 Increase4.9
Majority 1,216 22.8 Increase8.0
Registered electors 11,615
Turnout 45.8 Decrease1.5
Labour hold Swing Increase4.0

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Myrra Lea 3,403 54.1 Decrease5.3
Alliance Stephen Niblock 1,650 26.2 Increase8.4
Labour G. Chalinor 1,234 19.6 Decrease3.2
Majority 1,753 27.9 Decrease8.8
Registered electors 13,808
Turnout 45.5 Decrease0.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease4.4

[2][4]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Roy Perkins 2,102 37.8 Increase5.8
Labour J. Pennington 1,678 30.2 Increase0.6
Conservative C. Bowditch 1,669 30.0 Decrease8.4
Green K. Cuthbertson 109 2.0 New
Majority 424 7.6 N/A
Registered electors 10,957
Turnout 50.7 Increase1.3
Alliance hold Swing Increase7.0

[2]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Phillip Gilchrist 3,385 55.4 Increase14.9
Labour P. Spruce 1,650 27.0 Decrease3.0
Conservative Mary Jordan 1,075 17.6 Decrease11.9
Majority 1,735 28.4 Increase18.0
Registered electors 12,044
Turnout 50.7 Increase2.6
Alliance hold Swing Increase9.0

[2][5][6]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Williams 2,842 54.4 Decrease1.6
Conservative Hilary Jones 1,171 22.4 Decrease7.8
Alliance W. Wood 1,082 20.7 Increase6.9
Green David Pye 130 2.5 New
Majority 1,671 32.0 Increase6.3
Registered electors 11,481
Turnout 45.5 Increase3.6
Labour hold Swing Increase3.1

[2]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Price 3,851 63.0 Decrease8.6
Alliance Robert Wilkins 1,696 27.8 Increase9.0
Labour George Davies 563 9.2 Decrease0.4
Majority 2,155 35.3 Decrease17.6
Registered electors 13,126
Turnout 46.5 Increase3.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease8.8

[2][7][8]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Amyes 2,671 43.9 Decrease21.8
Residents J. Leonard 1,498 24.6 New
Alliance J. Otterson 1,347 22.2 Increase0.3
Labour P. Morrin 565 9.3 Decrease3.0
Majority 1,173 19.3 Decrease24.5
Registered electors 12,549
Turnout 48.5 Increase5.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease12.3

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John George 2,591 62.2 Decrease0.5
Conservative L. Kennedy 964 23.1 Decrease5.3
Alliance B. Thomas 610 14.6 Increase5.7
Majority 1,627 39.1 Increase4.9
Registered electors 10,091
Turnout 41.3 Increase6.1
Labour hold Swing Increase2.4

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Paterson 2,724 45.9 Increase4.1
Conservative S. Morgan 2,267 38.2 Decrease3.7
Alliance John Uriel 943 15.9 Decrease0.4
Majority 457 7.7 N/A
Registered electors 11,962
Turnout 49.6 Increase7.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase3.9

[2]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Marshall-Clarke 2,311 46.0 Increase2.3
Conservative W. Leigh 1,773 35.3 Decrease8.7
Alliance J. Eyres 939 18.7 Increase6.4
Majority 538 10.7 N/A
Registered electors 9,298
Turnout 54.0 Increase5.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase5.5

[2]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Redhead 2,150 40.0 Decrease7.0
Labour A. Clark 1,978 36.8 Increase3.7
Alliance R. Curphey 1,243 23.1 Increase6.0
Majority 172 3.2 Decrease10.6
Registered electors 11,818
Turnout 45.4 Increase1.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease5.4

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Gordon Lindsay 2,607 48.6 Increase5.0
Conservative Leonard Moore 1,394 26.0 Decrease7.3
Labour T. Kelly 1,248 23.3 Increase1.2
Green A. Tebbs 112 2.1 Increase1.1
Majority 1,213 22.6 Increase12.3
Registered electors 11,402
Turnout 47.0 Decrease1.9
Alliance hold Swing Increase6.2

[2]

Prenton

Prenton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Edward Cunniffe [n 2] 2,681 40.4 Increase19.0
Alliance John Thornton [n 3] 2,655
Conservative M. Baker 2,106 31.7 Decrease12.9
Conservative R. Stretch 1,934
Labour John Clark [n 4] 1,739 26.2 Decrease7.8
Labour L. Blair 1,722
Green C. Pye 109 1.6 New
Majority 575 8.7 N/A
Registered electors 12,580
Turnout 53.9 Increase8.4
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing Increase10.7
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

[2]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Lloyd 2,848 49.0 Decrease15.1
Residents W. Evans 1,053 18.1 New
Alliance Peter Reisdorf 989 17.0 Decrease2.9
Labour C. Harrison 923 15.9 Decrease0.2
Majority 1,795 30.9 Decrease13.3
Registered electors 12,648
Turnout 46.0 Increase7.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.7

[2][9]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Cowderoy 3,377 67.9 Increase0.2
Conservative F. Hunter 928 18.7 Decrease4.7
Alliance D. Kelly 667 13.4 Increase4.5
Majority 2,449 49.3 Increase5.0
Registered electors 12,053
Turnout 41.3 Increase2.5
Labour hold Swing Increase2.5

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Fletcher [n 2] 3,008 49.3 Decrease18.8
Conservative Jeffrey Green [n 3] 2,970
Alliance Charles Wall 1,235 20.2 Increase6.5
Alliance R. Pullen 1,109
Labour M. Cooper 1,036 17.0 Decrease1.2
Green David Burton 823 13.5 New
Labour P. Connell 813
Majority 1,773 29.1 Decrease20.8
Registered electors 12,663
Turnout 45.9 Increase4.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease10.4
Conservative hold Swing

[2][10]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Davies 3,239 77.0 Increase3.1
Conservative J. Hockaday 466 11.1 Decrease3.6
Alliance G. Pumford 420 10.0 Decrease1.5
Green Garnette Bowler 83 2.0 New
Majority 2,773 65.9 Increase6.7
Registered electors 11,003
Turnout 38.2 Increase3.2
Labour hold Swing Increase3.4

[2][11]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Lloyd 3,048 50.3 Decrease0.6
Conservative Geoffrey Watt 1,793 29.6 Decrease3.8
Alliance Eric Copestake 1,142 18.8 Increase3.1
Green Cecil Bowler 81 1.3 New
Majority 1,255 20.7 Increase3.2
Registered electors 12,586
Turnout 48.2 Increase2.7
Labour hold Swing Increase1.6

[2][12]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Moir 3,114 50.3 Decrease10.9
Alliance P. Rimmer 1,782 28.8 Increase7.8
Labour G. Kenna 1,293 20.9 Increase3.1
Majority 1,332 21.5 Decrease18.8
Registered electors 12,268
Turnout 50.4 Increase4.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease9.4

[2]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

  1. ^ % of total refers to % of wards won.
  2. ^ a b Elected to serve a 4-year term.
  3. ^ a b Elected to serve a 1-year term.
  4. ^ Incumbent councillor for Leasowe ward.

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1986". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Metropolitan Borough of Wirral Election Results 1973-2012 (Pg. 7 and 8)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Steve Niblock". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Phil Gilchrist". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Mary Jordan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Bob Wilkins". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Councillor George Davies". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  9. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  10. ^ "Councillor Jeff Green". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  11. ^ "Councillor Bill Davies". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  12. ^ "Councillor Geoffrey Watt". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

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