1987 Bath City Council election
← 1986 7 May 1987 (1987-05-07) 1988 →

17 of 48 seats (one third plus one vacant seat) to Bath City Council
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Con
All
Lab
Party Conservative Alliance Labour
Seats before 26 10 12
Seats won 9 7 1
Seats after 24 16 8
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 6 Decrease 4
Popular vote 15,053 13,993 7,885
Percentage 40.0% 37.2% 21.0%
Swing Increase 4.0% Increase 0.9% Decrease 6.7%

Bath UK local election 1987 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1987 Bath City Council elections. Blue showing Conservative, Red showing Labour and Yellow showing SDP–Liberal Alliance.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1987 Bath City Council election was held on Thursday 7 May 1987 to elect councillors to Bath City Council in England. It took place on the same day as other district council elections in the United Kingdom. One third of seats were up for election. Two seats were contested in Walcot due to an extra vacancy occurring.

Results summary

Bath City Council election, 1987
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 9 Decrease 2 52.9% 15 24 50% 15,053 40.0% Increase 4%
  Alliance 7 Increase 6 41.2% 9 16 33.3% 13,993 37.2% Increase 0.9%
  Labour 1 Decrease 4 5.9% 7 8 16.7% 7,885 21.0% Decrease 6.7%

Ward results

Sitting councillors seeking re-election, elected in 1983, are marked with an asterisk (*). The ward results listed below are based on the changes from the 1986 elections, not taking into account any party defections or by-elections.

Abbey

Abbey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elgar Spencer Jenkins * 1,036 50.3 +4.4
Alliance Adrian Pegg 606 29.4 –2.1
Labour G. Stevens 330 16.0 –6.6
Green K. Bateup 86 4.2 N/A
Majority 430 20.9
Turnout 46.2
Registered electors 4,458
Conservative hold Swing

Bathwick

Bathwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. O'Donovan * 1,309 60.9 +0.5
Alliance K. Drain 545 25.3 –2.8
Labour H. Hornblower 202 9.4 –2.2
Green J. Goodyer 95 4.4 N/A
Majority 764 35.5
Turnout 46.2
Registered electors 4,651
Conservative hold Swing

Bloomfield

Bloomfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Jack Trevor Snook * 1,097 46.7 +6.7
Labour S. Lydiard 779 33.2 –3.3
Alliance M. Le Grice 471 20.1 –3.4
Majority 318 13.5
Turnout 57.3
Registered electors 4,097
Conservative hold Swing

Combe Down

Combe Down[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Jane Tyler 1,286 50.4 +3.0
Conservative Leila Margaret Wishart * 1,057 41.5 +5.0
Labour D. Davis 207 8.1 –8.0
Majority 229 9.0
Turnout 62.7
Registered electors 4,067
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Kingsmead

Kingsmead[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hawkins 858 45.5 +0.2
Alliance F. Bovett 664 35.2 +6.7
Labour P. Hardy 365 19.3 –6.7
Majority 194 10.3
Turnout 45.8
Registered electors 4,118
Conservative hold Swing

Lambridge

Lambridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. McDermid * 770 40.2 –0.5
Alliance Paul Crossley 652 34.1 +5.2
Labour N. Carter 453 23.7 –6.7
Green C. Turner 39 2.0 N/A
Majority 118 6.2
Turnout 62.5
Registered electors 3,061
Conservative hold Swing

Lansdown

Lansdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Maureen McDonagh * 1,383 59.0 +8.2
Alliance P. Buckingham 682 29.1 –3.5
Labour E. Crawley 200 8.5 –8.2
Green M. Gordon 81 3.5 N/A
Majority 701 29.9
Turnout 58.2
Registered electors 4,032
Conservative hold Swing

Lyncombe

Lyncombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian James Hamlen * 1,296 49.5 +2.3
Alliance S. Ible 1,020 39.0 –1.1
Labour D. Robinson 232 8.9 –3.7
Green L. Jopling 70 2.7 N/A
Majority 276 10.5
Turnout 59.9
Registered electors 4,372
Conservative hold Swing

Newbridge

Newbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance S. Sutherland 1,312 49.5 +7.3
Conservative D. Book 1,150 43.4 +1.9
Labour C. Whitmarsh 188 7.1 –9.2
Majority 162 6.1
Turnout 60.0
Registered electors 4,418
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Oldfield

Oldfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance D. Gregory 1,059 43.4 –7.3
Labour D. Pearce * 924 37.8 +1.1
Conservative R. Hall 459 18.8 +6.1
Majority 135 5.5
Turnout 57.5
Registered electors 4,154
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Southdown

Southdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance A. Bovett 1,078 50.3 +3.8
Labour S. Weston * 631 29.4 –9.7
Conservative M. Sykes 436 20.3 +5.9
Majority 447 20.8
Turnout 53.2
Registered electors 4,033
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Twerton

Twerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alec Louis Ricketts * 1,013 61.2 –4.1
Alliance M. Twohig 312 18.9 –1.4
Conservative J. Cameron 302 18.2 +3.7
Green B. Searle 28 1.7 N/A
Majority 701 42.4
Turnout 41.8
Registered electors 3,969
Labour hold Swing

Walcot

Walcot (2 seats)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Goodhart 847 36.2 +2.4
Conservative Howard William Routledge * 792
Labour S. King 659 28.1 –13.8
Alliance Margaret Feeny 657 28.1 +3.7
Labour D. Nicoll 594
Alliance A. Stevenson 492
Green Derek Wall 179 7.6 N/A
Turnout 61.6
Registered electors 3,805
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Westmoreland

Westmoreland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance John Bryant 732 38.8 +11.4
Labour D. Book * 709 37.5 –16.6
Conservative D. Ashdown 448 23.7 +5.2
Majority 23 1.2
Turnout 48.3
Registered electors 3,915
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Weston

Weston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance John James Malloy * 1,414 56.5 +6.3
Conservative P. Blair 906 36.2 +0.6
Labour W. Chivers 144 5.8 –8.4
Green L. Barnes 39 1.6 N/A
Majority 508 20.3
Turnout 60.1
Registered electors 4,168
Alliance hold Swing

Widcombe

Widcombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Tony Clark 1,011 45.7 +1.3
Conservative H. Cross * 907 41.0 +6.1
Labour I. Roker 255 11.5 –9.3
Green P. Hardman 40 1.8 N/A
Majority 104 4.7
Turnout 57.2
Registered electors 3,870
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Bath City Council Election Results 1973-1994" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 18 April 2020.