The 1987 Horsham District Council election took place on 7 May 1987 to elect members of Horsham District Council in England.[1] It was held on the same day as other local elections. The Conservatives retained control of the council with 33 seats, a majority of 12. The SDP–Liberal Alliance won 6 seats and Independents won 4.

1987 Horsham District Council election

← 1983 7 May 1987 1991 →

All 43 seats to Horsham District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Alliance Independent
Seats won 33 6 4
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 4 Decrease 1

Council Composition

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

35 5 2
Con Ind All

After the election, the composition of the council was:

33 6 4
Con All Ind

Results summary

1987 Horsham District Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 33 - - Decrease 2 76.7 53.7 35,587 -5.0
  Alliance 6 - - Increase 4 14.0 30.1 19,930 +9.2
  Independent 4 - - Decrease 1 9.3 5.5 3,640 -3.4
  Labour 0 - - Steady 0.0 7.8 5,198 -1.5
  Green 0 - - Steady 0.0 1.3 852 +1.0
  RA 0 - - Steady 0.0 1.1 757 +1.1
  Ind. Conservative 0 - - Steady 0.0 0.5 299 -0.8

Ward results

Billingshurst

Billingshurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Bolden A. 969 48.2 +12.7
Conservative Van Den Bergh S. Ms 928 46.2 +13.8
Conservative Cartner G. 802
Alliance Reynolds P. Ms. 741
Labour Clout S. Ms. 112 5.6 +5.6
Turnout 43.2
Alliance hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bramber & Upper Beeding

Bramber & Upper Beeding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Campbell J. Ms. 892 38.8 -9.7
Independent Sanford L. 851 37.0 +0.9
Conservative Wright C. 554 24.1 +24.1
Turnout 42.8
Alliance hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Broadbridge Heath

Broadbridge Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative McGregor R. 514 47.1 -5.4
Alliance Horner S. Ms. 503 46.1 +23.0
Labour Thomas B. 75 6.9 -17.5
Turnout 52.1
Conservative hold Swing

Chanctonbury

Chanctonbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Burningham J. 1,006 62.5 -5.2
Conservative Jenkins E. 903
Alliance Hughes A. 604 37.5 +12.4
Alliance Jeffs P. Ms. 597
Turnout 47.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Cowfold

Cowfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wedd R. 462 60.7
Ind. Conservative Ogg G. 299 39.3
Turnout 41.3
Conservative hold Swing

Denne

Denne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Palmer B. Ms. 1,558 55.5 +1.7
Conservative Billington P. 1,478
Conservative Pinion G. 1,397
Alliance Farmer D. 865 30.8 +2.6
Labour Shopland E. 386 13.7 -4.2
Labour Thurston J. Ms. 357
Labour Spottiswoode J. Ms. 351
Turnout 47.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Forest

Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mauchel E. Ms. 1,198 51.1 +3.9
Conservative Lynn D. 1,131
Conservative Crooks H. Ms. 1,092
Alliance Scott G. 815 34.8 +3.0
Alliance Newton S. 780
Labour McMillan A. 331 14.1 -6.9
Turnout 42.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Henfield

Henfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Corp G. 1,060 28.7 -18.0
Conservative Howard M. 1,022 27.7 +27.7
Green Emmott S. 852 23.1 +23.1
RA Armour-Milne J. 757 20.5 +20.5
Turnout 47.7
Independent hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Holbrook

Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lancaster E. Ms. 870 49.3
Conservative Godwin G. 836
Alliance Shields N. 589 33.4
Labour Lamb H. Ms. 307 17.4
Turnout 34.7
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Itchingfield & Shipley

Itchingfield & Shipley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keen D. 604 66.4
Alliance Cadwell E. Ms. 305 33.6
Turnout 46.9
Conservative hold Swing

Nuthurst

Nuthurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walker L. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing

Pulborough & Coldwatham

Pulborough & Coldwatham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barber D. 1,136 64.1 -16.9
Conservative Warner M. 932
Alliance Wojewodzka F. Ms. 635 35.9 +16.9
Turnout 42.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Riverside

Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Budd R. 1,220 42.2 +2.5
Conservative Watson B. 1,215
Alliance Parminter K. Ms. 1,206 41.7 +14.2
Conservative Sheppard A. 1,180
Alliance Fletcher M. 1,136
Alliance Smithson J. Ms. 1,084
Labour Barrett D. 464 16.1 -6.4
Labour Morris G. 379
Labour Street M. 369
Turnout 46.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Roffey North

Roffey North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilliard D. 957 46.8
Conservative Mason D. 839
Alliance Owen E. 763 37.3
Alliance Prodger T. 715
Labour Lamb P. 327 16.0
Labour Lambirth A. 266
Turnout 44.2
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Rudgwick

Rudgwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Henderson P. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Independent hold Swing

Rusper

Rusper
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kitchen E. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing

Slinfold

Slinfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Banks D. 314 48.2 -4.1
Independent Sherwin-Smith H. Ms. 292 44.8 +44.8
Labour King C. Ms. 46 7.1 +7.1
Turnout 50.0
Conservative hold Swing

Southwater

Southwater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Stainton J. Ms. 1,094 53.6 +18.6
Alliance Stainton P. 921
Conservative Harrison R. 843 41.3 -23.7
Conservative Windrum A. 752
Labour Pope P. Ms. 104 5.1 +5.1
Turnout 48.5
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Steyning

Steyning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ward M. Ms. 912 28.9 -24.8
Independent Millman R. 770 24.4 +24.4
Independent Lawrie G. 667 21.1 +21.1
Alliance Neves V. Ms. 589 18.7 -12.4
Alliance Taylor F. 586
Labour Drew D. 218 6.9 +0.2
Turnout 48.7
Conservative hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Storrington

Storrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hyde M. 1,120 62.2 -3.5
Conservative Phillips N. 1,022
Alliance Walker L. 553 30.7 -3.6
Alliance Bhabra J. 543
Labour Syred W. Ms. 129 7.2 +7.2
Turnout 46.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sullington

Sullington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Banks D. 610 56.0 +35.6
Conservative Pope J. 465 42.7 +1.7
Labour Allen R. 14 1.3 +1.3
Turnout 64.8
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing

Trafalgar

Trafalgar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Smith J. Ms. 1,423 52.5 +18.3
Conservative Walters J. 1,409
Conservative Hollins J. 1,294
Alliance Salt J. 817 30.1 +8.0
Labour Brady E. 472 17.4 +7.1
Labour Wakeford S. 461
Turnout 50.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Warnham

Warnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Burham J. Ms. 534 62.3 -4.2
Alliance Dick G. 293 34.2 +17.7
Labour Burstow D. Ms. 30 3.5 -13.4
Turnout 61.3
Conservative hold Swing

West Chiltington

West Chiltington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dolphin C. 962 70.6 -12.2
Alliance De'Ath G. Ms. 400 29.4 +12.2
Turnout 55.0
Conservative hold Swing

West Grinstead

West Grinstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative McKenzie E. Ms. 703 68.4 +2.3
Alliance Reynolds G. 325 31.6 -2.3
Turnout 51.6
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Horsham District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 June 2020.