1987 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

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14 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Seats before 22 13 7
Seats won 6 4 4
Seats after 20 11 11
Seat change Decrease2 Decrease2 Increase4
Popular vote 17,983 20,221 17,188
Percentage 32.5% 36.5% 31.0%

Basildon UK local election 1987 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1987 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour Party

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1987 Basildon District Council election took place on 7 May 1987 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. 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 1983. The Labour Party lost control of the council, which it had held since 1982; the council fell under no overall control.

Overall results

1987 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 6 0 2 Decrease2 42.9 32.5 17,983 Decrease4.2
  Conservative 4 0 2 Decrease2 28.6 36.5 20,221 Decrease3.5
  Alliance 4 4 0 Increase4 28.6 31.0 17,188 Increase8.0
Total 14 55,392

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1983 election.

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B. Lea 2,458 58.0%
Alliance S. Moore 1,255 29.6%
Labour A. Knight 525 12.4%
Turnout 48.4%
Conservative hold

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative F. Tomlin 2,960 64.5%
Alliance J. Morley 1,292 28.2%
Labour J. Orpe 336 7.3%
Turnout 50.6%
Conservative hold

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative S. Dines 2,353 50.1%
Alliance G. Bellard 1,944 41.4%
Labour J. Kemp 397 8.5%
Turnout 55.4%
Conservative hold

Fryerns Central

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Ballard 2,108 58.6%
Alliance G. Humfrey 778 21.6%
Conservative A. Elliott 714 19.8%
Turnout 42.0%
Labour hold

Fryerns East

Location of Fryerns East ward
Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Dove 1,850 51.2%
Alliance J. Lutton 1,076 29.8%
Conservative R. Sheridan 688 19.0%
Turnout 42.8%
Labour hold

Laindon

Location of Laindon ward
Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative V. York 2,009 45.4%
Labour D. Roe 1,835 41.5%
Alliance S. Furlong 579 13.1%
Turnout 50.8%
Conservative hold

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance K. Neil 1,555 46.7%
Labour M. Baker 949 28.5%
Conservative B. Weedon 825 24.8%
Turnout 42.5%
Alliance gain from Labour

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Costello 1,856 52.6%
Alliance S. Saunders 941 26.6%
Conservative H. Tucker 734 20.8%
Turnout 44.7%
Labour hold

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance J. White 1,963 42.9%
Labour E. Gelder 1,498 32.7%
Conservative P. Hedges 1,114 24.3%
Turnout 58.8%
Alliance gain from Labour

Pitsea East

Location of Pitsea East ward
Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour L. Webb 1,801 47.4%
Conservative T. Hall 1,274 33.5%
Alliance B. Jeffery 728 19.1%
Turnout 37.6%
Labour hold

Pitsea West

Location of Pitsea West ward
Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Amey 2,026 59.9%
Conservative W. Lockhart 853 25.2%
Alliance D. Richardson 506 14.9%
Turnout 37.8%
Labour hold

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G. Miller 1,567 55.1%
Conservative J. Dolby 817 28.7%
Alliance B. Wakeham 461 16.2%
Turnout 35.9%
Labour hold

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance L. Banton 2,022 44.1%
Conservative B. Pummell 1,869 40.7%
Labour C. Wilson 699 15.2%
Turnout 54.2%
Alliance gain from Conservative

Wickford South

Location of Wickford South ward
Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance A. Banton 2,088 50.0%
Conservative C. Ball 1,553 37.2%
Labour E. Harrison 536 12.8%
Turnout 45.9%
Alliance gain from Conservative

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1987". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Basildon District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 August 2019.