1987 Derby City Council election[1][2]
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15 of the 44 seats in the Derby City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Last election 25 17 2
Seats won 7 8 0
Seats after 23 20 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase2 Decrease1
Popular vote 19,617 24,797 10,687
Percentage 35.3% 44.6% 19.2%

Derby City Council election 1987 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1987 Derby City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1987 Derby City Council election took place on 7 May 1987 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. Local elections were held in the United Kingdom in 1987.[3] This was on the same day as other local elections. 15 of the council's 44 seats were up for election. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Overall results

1987 Derby City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 2 0 Increase1 53.3 44.6 24,797
  Labour 7 1 2 Decrease1 46.7 35.3 19,617
  Alliance 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 19.2 10,687
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.9 501
Total 15 55,602

Ward results

Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Location of Abbey ward
Abbey [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Ainsley 1,669 45.4%
Conservative B. Larimore 1,432 38.9%
Alliance L. Wilson 579 15.7%
Turnout %
Labour hold

Babington

Location of Babington ward
Location of Babington ward
Babington[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Maltby 1,593 52.7%
SDP-Liberal Alliance M. Burgess 815 27.0%
Conservative T. Fogg 613 20.3%
Turnout 36.5%
Labour hold

Chaddesden

Location of Chaddesden ward
Location of Chaddesden ward
Chaddesden[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative H. Johnson 1,923 46.2%
Labour Party (UK) M. Streets 1,502 36.1%
Alliance H. Holbrook 733 17.6%
Turnout 47.3%
Conservative gain from Labour

Chellaston

Location of Chellaston ward
Location of Chellaston ward
Chellaston[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Jennings 2,611 51.7%
Labour W. Lythgoe 1,457 28.8%
Alliance M. Essex 615 12.2%
Independent J. Lissett 369 7.3%
Turnout 54.1%
Conservative hold

Darley

Location of Darley ward
Location of Darley ward
Darley[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative P. Hickson 2,797 55.7%
Labour M. Repton 1,377 27.4%
SDP-Liberal Alliance L. Pratt 849 16.9%
Turnout 53.3%
Conservative hold

Derwent

Location of Derwent ward
Location of Derwent ward
Derwent[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Tunnicliffe 1,348 42.4%
Alliance S. King 1,221 38.4%
Conservative D. Heath 611 19.2%
Turnout 42.5%
Labour gain from Alliance

Kingsway

Location of Kingsway ward
Location of Kingsway ward
Kingsway[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative M. Bertalan 2,191 58.6%
Alliance L. Barker 860 23.0%
Labour J. Evans 662 17.7%
Independent S. Gibson 26 0.7%
Turnout 47.3%
Conservative hold

Litchurch

Location of Litchurch ward
Location of Litchurch ward
Litchurch[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. McGiven 1,585 57.1%
Conservative B. Wayne 688 24.8%
Alliance R. Khan 504 18.1%
Turnout 34.8%
Labour hold

Littleover

Location of Littleover ward
Location of Littleover ward
Littleover[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Wood 1,976 51.1%
Labour A. Cooper 938 24.3%
Alliance R. Turner 847 21.9%
Independent K. Dickenson 106 2.7%
Turnout 53.1%
Conservative hold

Mackworth

Location of Mackworth ward
Location of Mackworth ward
Mackworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative A. Clemson 1,378 42.4%
Labour M. Tanvir 1,251 38.5%
Alliance R. Jackson 619 19.1%
Turnout 44.6%
Conservative gain from Labour

Mickleover

Location of Mickleover ward
Location of Mickleover ward
Mickleover[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative N. Glen 2,842 65.2%
Alliance A. Wilbraham 899 20.6%
Labour P. Taylor 617 14.2%
Turnout 51.2%
Conservative hold

Normanton

Location of Normanton ward
Location of Normanton ward
Normanton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Brocklehurst 1,473 47.6%
Conservative D. Hogg 1,137 36.7%
Alliance W. Drew 486 15.7%
Turnout 39.6%
Labour hold

Osmanton

Location of Osmaston ward
Location of Osmaston ward
Osmanton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Woolley 1,119 57.0%
Conservative D. Brown 511 26.0%
Alliance P. Elsbury 334 17.0%
Turnout 30.1%
Labour hold

Sinfin

Location of Sinfin ward
Location of Sinfin ward
Sinfin[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Mullarkey 1,500 52.0%
Conservative K. Lester 869 30.1%
Alliance P. James 514 17.8%
Turnout 38.3%
Labour hold

Spondon

Location of Spondon ward
Location of Spondon ward
Spondon[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative C. Brown 3,218 57.9%
Labour D. Hayes 1,617 29.1%
Alliance R. Guilford 721 13.0%
Turnout 53.8%
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1987". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1987 volume 1. The Elections Centre. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Derby City Council Election Results 1979-1995" (PDF). Elections Centre.