1987 Ipswich Borough Council election

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16 seats
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Party Labour Conservative

Council control before election


Council control after election


The 1987 Ipswich Borough Council election was an election to the Ipswich Borough Council under the arrangement, whereby a third of the councillors were to stand for election, each time.

It took place as part of the 1987 United Kingdom local elections. [1]

There were 16 wards each returning one councillor plus one bye-elections for St Margaret's Ward.[2] The Labour Party retained control of the Council.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1987). Local Elections Handbook 1987. Plymouth: Elections Centre, Plymouth University.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Ipswich Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Elections Centre Plymouth University. Retrieved 10 May 2021.