1987 Adur District Council election

← 1986 7 May 1987 1988 →

One third of seats (15 of 39) to Adur District Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Alliance Conservative Labour
Seats won 8 7 0
Seat change Steady Steady Steady

Map showing the results of the 1987 Adur council elections.

Majority party before election

SDP-Liberal Alliance

Majority party after election

SDP-Liberal Alliance

Elections to the Adur District Council were held on 7 May 1987, with one third of the council up for election. There were additional vacancies in the Churchill and Widewater wards and no elections for the two-member Marine ward. Overall turnout climbed to 48.3%.[1]

The election resulted in the Alliance retaining control of the council.[2][3]

Election result

Adur District Council Election Result 1987[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Alliance 8 1 1 0 53.3 44.1 9,522 +1.3
  Conservative 7 1 1 0 46.7 46.6 10,068 +11.4
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 9.3 2,003 -4.9

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[2]

Party Previous council New council
SDP-Liberal Alliance 22 22
Conservative 15 15
Independent Residents 2 2
Total 39 39
Working majority  5   5 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Buckingham (4013)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Merrick A. 1,317 65.9 +8.6
Alliance Hammond G. Ms. 682 34.1 +1.9
Majority 635 31.8 +6.8
Turnout 1,999 49.8 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing +3.3
Churchill (3792)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Sherwood R. 897 47.7 -3.5
Alliance Ford A. 886
Conservative Wood J. 836 44.5 +4.9
Conservative Gray W. Ms. 834
Labour Aldrich S. Ms. 146 7.8 -1.4
Majority 61 3.2 -8.5
Turnout 1,879 49.6 +4.8
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing -4.2
Cokeham (3586)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Purdie D. 711 46.5 -8.8
Conservative Kemp C. 617 40.4 +9.2
Labour Mear B. 201 13.1
Majority 94 6.1 -18.0
Turnout 1,529 42.6 +5.1
Alliance hold Swing -9.0
Eastbrook (3644)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dunn R. 975 47.3 +12.1
Alliance Taylor S. 780 37.8 -1.9
Labour Morris C. 306 14.8 -10.2
Majority 195 9.5 +4.9
Turnout 2,061 56.5 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing +7.0
Hillside (3716)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barber R. 1,006 57.8 +16.0
Alliance Whitmore L. 431 24.8 +5.2
Labour Sweet G. Ms. 303 17.4 -21.2
Majority 575 33.0 +29.8
Turnout 1,740 46.8 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing +5.4
Manor (3489)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Robinson C. 952 55.3 +0.6
Conservative Chad R. 769 44.7 +6.6
Majority 183 10.6 -6.0
Turnout 1,721 49.3 -2.0
Alliance hold Swing -3.0
Mash Barn (3081)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Robinson J. Ms. 818 82.9 +25.1
Labour Atkins B. 169 17.1 +5.0
Majority 649 65.8 +38.1
Turnout 987 32.0 -5.6
Alliance hold Swing +10.0
Peverel (3316)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Spruce P. 732 48.6 -14.2
Conservative Harris F. 617 41.0 +15.4
Labour Atkins H. Ms. 156 10.4 -1.1
Majority 115 7.6 -29.6
Turnout 1,505 45.4 +4.6
Alliance hold Swing -9.8
Southlands (3427)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Little S. 917 51.3 +0.2
Conservative Hermans G. Ms. 587 32.8 -0.6
Labour Sweet N. 283 15.8 +0.3
Majority 330 18.5 +0.8
Turnout 1,787 52.0 +1.7
Alliance hold Swing +0.4
Southwick Green (3922)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Bucknall S. Ms. 1,162 57.8 +7.9
Conservative Maltby C. 848 42.2 +42.2
Majority 314 15.6 +7.0
Turnout 2,010 51.3 +6.0
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing -17.1
St. Marys (878)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marchant R. 256 60.1 N/A
Alliance Bienati C. Ms. 116 27.2 N/A
Labour Gibbs L. 54 12.7 N/A
Majority 140 32.9 N/A
Turnout 426 48.5 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
St. Nicolas (3781)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lucraft J. Ms. 1,201 64.1 +15.1
Alliance Gough R. 481 25.7 -5.9
Labour Barnes S. 192 10.2 -1.4
Majority 720 38.4 +21.0
Turnout 1,874 49.5 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing +10.5
Widewater (4213)2[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Floyd J. 1,039 50.1 +5.5
Conservative Forshaw G. 1,016
Alliance Barrow R. 843 40.6 -5.4
Alliance Cooper M. Ms. 822
Labour Allwright R. 193 9.3 -0.1
Majority 196 9.4 +7.9
Turnout 2,075 48.4 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing +5.4

References

  1. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 2nd Edition 2003
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Elections Centre: Adur 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Vote 2012: Adur". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2018.