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1987 Colchester Borough Council election

← 1986 5 May 1987 (1987-05-05) 1988 →

60 seats
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Alliance Labour
Last election 28 16 12
Seats before 28 16 12
Seats won 25 22 10
Seat change Decrease 4 Increase 6 Decrease 2
Popular vote 17,188 15,910 8,834
Percentage 39.7 36.8 20.4
Swing Increase6.4 Increase0.8 Decrease6.5

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Tiptree Residents Independent
Last election 3 1
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,242 79
Percentage 2.9 0.2
Swing Increase0.2 Decrease0.9

Elections to Colchester Borough Council were held on 5 May 1987 alongside local elections across the United Kingdom.

Result summary

1987 Colchester Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 9 Decrease 4 45.0 15 24 40.0 17,188 39.7 +6.4
  Alliance 9 Increase 6 45.0 16 22 36.7 15,907 36.8 +0.8
  Labour 1 Decrease 2 5.0 9 10 16.7 8,834 20.4 –6.5
  Tiptree Residents 1 Steady 0.0 2 3 5.0 1,242 2.9 +0.2
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 1.7 79 0.2 –0.9

Ward results

Berechurch

Berechurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance H. Davis 1,342 45.0
Labour R. McQuitty 1,003 33.6
Conservative E. Parsons 640 21.4
Majority 11.4
Turnout 49.4
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Chris Hall 1,309 43.8
Conservative E. Humphreys 1,037 34.7
Labour S. Philpin 641 21.5
Majority 9.1
Turnout 59.3
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Copford & Eight Ash Green

Copford & Eight Ash Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Dymond 722 64.6
Alliance B. Trusler 276 24.7
Labour S. Dick 120 10.7
Majority 39.9
Turnout 49.9
Conservative hold Swing

Great & Little Horksley

Great & Little Horksley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Allan 540 59.5
Alliance T. Hubbard 246 27.2
Labour L. Wood 122 13.4
Majority 32.3
Turnout 50.3
Conservative hold Swing

Great Tey

Great Tey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Browning 598 64.6
Alliance G. Ambridge 254 27.5
Labour P. Doncaster 73 7.9
Majority 37.1
Turnout 53.3
Conservative hold Swing

Harbour

Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance E. Fowler 994 36.4
Labour B. Wilding 939 34.4
Conservative M. Coyne 719 26.3
Independent D. Smith 79 2.9
Majority 2.0
Turnout 48.4
Alliance hold Swing

Lexden

Lexden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Ian Trusler 1,324 52.3
Conservative S. Lewis 1,086 42.9
Labour J. Crawford 121 4.8
Majority 9.4
Turnout 58.9
Alliance hold Swing

Marks Tey

Marks Tey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Fulford 942 51.9
Alliance W. Reid 617 34.0
Labour A. Hayden-Case 255 14.1
Majority 17.9
Turnout 44.9
Conservative hold Swing

New Town

New Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance J. Coleman 1,090 55.2
Labour Sandra Benedetti 529 26.8
Conservative J. Clarke 355 18.0
Majority 28.4
Turnout 40.7
Alliance hold Swing

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance R. Yates 1,371 46.7
Conservative R. Stevenson 1,221 41.6
Labour G. Thompson 341 11.6
Majority 5.1
Turnout 58.0
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Pyefleet

Pyefleet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Parsonson 605 73.7
Alliance P. Mills 139 16.9
Labour J. Brice 77 9.4
Majority 56.8
Turnout 58.6
Conservative hold Swing

Shrub End

Shrub End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance K. Starling 1,316 58.3
Labour F. Wilkin 526 23.3
Conservative A. Stevenson 415 18.4
Majority 35.0
Turnout 36.4
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Bayles 1,176 44.5
Conservative E. Winney 737 27.9
Alliance P. Smith 729 27.6
Majority 16.6
Turnout 29.9
Labour hold Swing

St. Anne's

St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance E. Crunden 997 40.2
Conservative H. Pawsey 864 34.9
Labour Chris Pearson 618 24.9
Majority 5.3
Turnout 50.6
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance J. Baker 1,190 47.5
Conservative B. West 1,116 44.5
Labour K. Hindle 200 8.0
Majority 3.0
Turnout 49.8
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Spendlove 1,253 51.2
Alliance C. Curtis 801 32.7
Labour R. Turp 392 16.0
Majority 18.5
Turnout 49.6
Conservative hold Swing

Stanway

Stanway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Orpen-Smellie 1,087 46.9
Alliance Colin Sykes 962 41.5
Labour N. Bullen 268 11.6
Majority 5.4
Turnout 43.7
Conservative hold Swing

Tiptree

Tiptree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tiptree Residents J. Webb 1,242 65.4
Conservative P. Bowdidge 456 24.0
Labour D. Chappell 202 10.6
Majority 41.4
Turnout 31.4
Tiptree Residents hold Swing

West Mersea

West Mersea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Williams 1,512 64.6
Alliance A. Stevens 685 29.3
Labour L. Shelley 142 6.1
Majority 35.3
Turnout 45.0
Conservative hold Swing

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Last 1,283 48.7
Labour R. Newman 1,089 41.3
Alliance L. Footring 265 10.0
Majority 7.4
Turnout 43.6
Conservative hold Swing

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