1987 Bristol City Council election

← 1986 7 May 1987 1988 →

23 of 68 seats (one third) to Bristol City Council
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Seats won 37 25 6
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease1

Council control before election

Labour Party (UK)

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

1987 local election results in Bristol
1987 local election results in Bristol

The 1987 Bristol City Council election took place on 7 May 1987 to elect members of Bristol City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of seats were up for election. There was also a by-election in Clifton. There was a general but very small swing away from the Conservatives.

Ward results

The change is calculated using the 1983 election results.

Ashley

Ashley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Williams 2,050 55.0 +3.2
Alliance C. Bolton 738 19.8 +7.8
Conservative B. Anderson 641 17.2 -10.2
Green D. Bowring 297 8.0 +3.3
Majority 1,312 35.2
Labour hold Swing -2.3

Bedminster

Bedminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative I. Gillard 1,726 37.4 -8.5
Labour P. Roberts 1,680 36.4 -5.8
Alliance D. Usher 1,129 24.5 +12.6
Green M. Wood 78 1.7 +1.7
Majority 46 1.0
Conservative hold Swing -1.4

Bishopsworth

Bishopsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Willcox 1,501 41.6 +1.0
Conservative V. Goodland 1,452 40.2 -2.8
Alliance S. Willis 621 17.2 +0.8
Green L. Golden 34 0.9 +0.9
Majority 49 1.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1.9

Brislington East

Brislington East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Thomas 2,001 43.4 +2.5
Conservative J. Cressey 1,564 33.9 -0.6
Liberal J. Exon 923 20.0 +9.5
Green C. Taylor 120 2.6 +2.6
Majority 437 9.5
Labour hold Swing =1.6

Brislington West

Brislington West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal M. Langley 2,373 48.0 +21.5
Conservative S. Weeks 1,450 29.3 -16.4
Labour N. Wills 1,052 21.3 -6.5
Green R. Winfield 66 1.3 +1.3
Majority 923 18.7
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +19.0

Cabot

Cabot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal R. Howell 1,623 40.7 -2.4
Conservative G. Keeley 1,171 29.4 -3.6
Labour G. Buchanan 984 24.7 +5.0
Green W. Steedman 182 4.6 +0.4
Communist W. Hunter 29 0.7
Majority 452 11.3
Liberal hold Swing +0.6

Clifton

Clifton by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Tasker 2,173 41.6 -3.4
Alliance C. Elson 2,069 39.6 +1.7
Labour Tony Robinson 809 15.5 +1.8
Green G. Sawday 177 3.4 0.0
Majority 104 2.0
Conservative hold Swing -3.6

Easton

Easton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Mahoney 1,919 45.9 +12.3
Liberal G. Hopkins 1,667 39.9 -10.6
Conservative I. Millard 533 12.8 -0.9
Green R. Nichols 58 1.4 +1.4
Majority 252 6.0
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +11.5

Eastville

Eastville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Vowles 1,922 46.3 +4.0
Labour J. McLaren 1,381 33.2 +1.2
Alliance E. Beaty 745 17.9 -5.8
Green P. Tonkin 106 2.6 +0.6
Majority 541 13.0
Conservative hold Swing +1.4

Filwood

Filwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour V. Hicks 1,706 70.0 -0.9
Conservative J. Telling 403 16.5 -1.2
Alliance M. Norman 300 12.3 +3.5
Green D. Tayler 28 1.1 +1.1
Majority 1,303 53.5
Labour hold Swing +0.2

Frome Vale

Frome Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. Blanchard 2,256 43.3 +1.4
Labour J. Hillier 1,933 37.1 -1.8
Alliance R. Long 1,020 19.6 +0.4
Majority 323 6.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.6

Hartcliffe

Hartcliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. Pidgeon 1,551 47.8 -2.6
Conservative J. Edwards 1,000 30.8 +1.5
Alliance R. Sharland 625 19.3 -1.0
Green B. Hussain 66 2.0 +2.0
Majority 551 17.0
Labour hold Swing -2.1

Hengrove

Hengrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Telling 2,138 39.6 -13.6
Alliance J. Webb 1,878 34.8 +22.6
Labour M. Riley 1,380 25.6 -9.0
Majority 260 4.8
Conservative hold Swing -18.1

Hillfields

Hillfields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Robertson 1,634 45.9 -1.8
Conservative T. Murphy 1,242 34.9 +0.6
Alliance E. Fletcher 684 19.2 +1.2
Majority 392 11.0
Labour hold Swing -1.2

Knowle

Knowle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Lamprey 1,766 47.7 +1.6
Conservative T. Skipp 1,329 35.9 -5.0
Alliance E. James 548 14.8 +1.7
Green M. Pitt 61 1.6 +1.6
Majority 437 11.8
Labour hold Swing +3.3

Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Jones 2,142 62.3 -4.1
Conservative G. Marshall 638 18.6 +1.0
Liberal N. Winch 572 16.6 +0.7
Communist A. Gilchrist 87 2.5 +2.5
Majority 1,504 43.7
Labour hold Swing -2.6

Lockleaze

Lockleaze
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Merrett 2,059 53.7 +4.7
Conservative M. Davis 1,260 32.8 +6.6
Alliance F. Young 477 12.4 -12.4
Green K. Woodhouse 40 1.0 +1.0
Majority 799 20.8
Labour hold Swing -1.0

Southville

Southville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. May 2,087 50.1 +4.2
Conservative M. Jarrett 1,309 31.5 -2.9
Alliance D. Smith 608 14.6 -2.6
Green A. Grant 158 3.8 +1.3
Majority 778 18.7
Labour hold Swing +3.6

Stockwood

Stockwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Stamper 2,896 50.4 -0.9
Labour A. Loveless 1,688 29.4 -6.5
Alliance R. Bingham 1,108 19.3 +6.6
Green G. Dorey 49 0.9 +0.9
Majority 1,208 21.0
Conservative hold Swing +2.8

St George East

St. George East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. Mountstephen 1,739 42.3 -4.4
Labour C. Price 1,441 35.0 -4.6
Alliance J. Osborne 862 20.9 +7.2
Green C. Stones 73 1.8 +1.8
Majority 298 7.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.1

St George West

St. George West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal R. Lewis 2,000 51.1 +9.9
Labour V. Hammond 1,273 32.5 -2.7
Conservative M. Stump 644 16.4 -7.2
Majority 727 18.6
Liberal hold Swing +6.3

Whitchurch Park

Whitchurch Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Rumble 1,777 53.8 -2.0
Conservative A. Lancaster 904 27.4 +0.1
Alliance F. Thomas 579 17.5 +0.6
Green K. Saben 42 1.3 +1.3
Majority 873 26.4
Labour hold Swing -1.1

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Micklewright 2,462 51.4 +1.4
Conservative A. Read 1,403 29.3 -5.7
Alliance J. Bushell 748 15.6 +0.5
Green S. Campbell 180 3.8 +3.8
Majority 1,059 22.1
Labour hold Swing +3.6

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