1987 Sheffield City Council election

← 1986 7 May 1987 1988 →

30 of 87 seats to Sheffield City Council
44 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Seats won 23 5 3
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2 Steady0

Sheffield UK local election 1987 map.png
Map showing the results of the 1987 Sheffield City Council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 7 May 1987. One third of the council was up for election.

Election result

Sheffield Local Election Result 1987
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 2 0 +2 74.2 51.1 87,584 -2.5
  Alliance 3 0 0 0 9.7 27.7 47,444 +2.4
  Conservative 5 0 2 -2 16.1 21.0 35,927 +1.0
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 239 ±0.0
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 90 ±0.0

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 63 65
Conservatives 15 13
SDP–Liberal Alliance 9 9
Total 87 87
Working majority  39   43 

Ward results

Beauchief [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clifford Godber* 2,972 36.7 -2.9
Alliance Peter Moore 2,665 32.9 +9.8
Labour Roy Munn 2,467 30.4 -6.8
Majority 307 3.8 +1.4
Turnout 8,104 53.1 +12.5
Conservative hold Swing -6.3
Birley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Ramsbottom 3,790 59.8 -5.7
Alliance Cyril Skipworth 1,409 22.2 +1.4
Conservative Shirley Clayton 1,139 18.0 +4.4
Majority 2,381 37.6 -7.1
Turnout 6,338 39.2 +5.2
Labour hold Swing -3.5
Brightside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Heath* 2,912 71.1 -4.9
Alliance Francis Pierce 702 17.1 +1.5
Conservative Simon Briggs 479 11.7 +3.3
Majority 2,210 54.0 -6.4
Turnout 4,093 31.7 +2.2
Labour hold Swing -3.2
Broomhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqueline Mosley 2,295 38.3 -1.5
Alliance Jane Padget 1,868 31.2 -0.4
Conservative Richard Foster 1,825 30.5 +1.9
Majority 427 7.1 -1.1
Turnout 5,988 45.6 +3.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -0.5
Burngreave[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Jamison* 3,009 66.5 -13.1
Alliance Sheila Rehman 971 21.5 +1.1
Conservative Isobel Watson 542 12.0 +12.0
Majority 2,038 45.0 -14.2
Turnout 4,522 36.5 +4.0
Labour hold Swing -7.1
Castle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Skinner* 3,061 77.5 -6.4
Alliance Peter Horsfield 463 11.7 +1.8
Conservative Joan Graham 424 10.7 +4.5
Majority 2,598 65.8 -8.2
Turnout 3,948 30.9 +1.8
Labour hold Swing -4.1
Chapel Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Geoffrey Griffiths* 4,508 54.2 +6.4
Labour Peter Duff 3,245 39.0 -6.7
Conservative Kathryn Robinson 559 6.7 +0.3
Majority 1,263 15.2 +13.1
Turnout 8,312 46.9 +8.0
Alliance hold Swing +6.5
Darnall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Hattersley 3,278 63.3 +21.2
Alliance Dennis Boothroyd 1,056 20.4 -6.6
Conservative Colin Cavill 844 16.3 +1.1
Majority 2,222 42.9 +27.8
Turnout 5,178 35.1 +4.0
Labour hold Swing +13.9
Dore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Davey* 4,114 51.5 +2.1
Labour Edward Lamb 2,053 25.7 -2.3
Alliance Janice Sidebottom 1,820 22.8 +0.2
Majority 2,061 25.8 +4.4
Turnout 7,987 48.0 +7.9
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Old 4,019 52.0 +4.3
Alliance Christine Freeman 2,212 28.6 -3.4
Labour Roy Darke 1,497 19.4 -0.9
Majority 1,807 23.4 +7.7
Turnout 7,728 48.9 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
Firth Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Howard Knight** 3,601 74.8 -5.8
Alliance Glyn Evans 1,215 25.2 +25.2
Majority 1,486 49.6 -19.0
Turnout 4,816 35.7 +4.9
Labour hold Swing -15.5

Howard Knight was a sitting councillor for Sharrow ward

Hallam[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Knight 3,810 49.5 +9.0
Conservative Nicholas Aslam 3,799
Alliance John Knight 2,388 31.0 -3.9
Alliance Andrew Milton 2,308
Labour Kevin Mahoney 1,495 19.4 -5.1
Labour James Prosser 1,341
Majority 1,411 18.5 +12.9
Turnout 7,693 44.8 -4.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing +6.4
Handsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elsie Smith* 3,462 51.6 -17.6
Alliance Alice Smith 2,602 38.8 +23.3
Conservative Marjorie Kirby 620 9.2 -4.4
Green Roger Dunn 23 0.3 -1.3
Majority 860 12.8 -40.9
Turnout 6,707 44.2 +10.0
Labour hold Swing -20.4
Heeley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Crowder 3,359 57.9 -0.7
Alliance Douglas Oldfield 1,220 21.0 +1.1
Conservative John Webster 1,217 21.0 +0.5
Majority 2,139 36.9 -1.2
Turnout 5,796 38.8 +3.8
Labour hold Swing -0.9
Hillsborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Buckley 3,334 46.8 -3.4
Alliance Francis Butler 2,370 33.3 +2.3
Conservative Michael Warner 1,413 19.8 +1.0
Majority 964 13.5 -5.7
Turnout 7,117 46.9 +4.4
Labour hold Swing -2.8
Intake[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Bower* 3,499 59.0 -2.2
Conservative Elizabeth Bradbury 1,253 21.1 -1.0
Alliance Sheila Hughes 1,178 19.8 +3.2
Majority 2,246 37.9 -1.2
Turnout 5,930 37.5 +4.6
Labour hold Swing -0.6
Manor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Colk* 2,921 79.2 +79.2
Alliance Pamela Brown 429 11.6 N/A
Conservative Robert Usher 338 9.1 N/A
Majority 2,492 67.6 N/A
Turnout 3,688 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Mosborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Sellars 4,425 59.3 -5.8
Conservative Gordon Millward 1,602 21.5 +3.8
Alliance Louise Truman 1,430 19.2 +2.0
Majority 2,823 37.8 -9.6
Turnout 7,457 35.6 +6.7
Labour hold Swing -4.8
Nether Edge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Midgley 2,508 38.5 -0.6
Alliance George Manley 1,919 29.4 +2.7
Conservative Paul Verhaert* 1,873 28.7 -1.7
Green Jane Beharrell 216 3.3 -0.4
Majority 589 9.1 +0.4
Turnout 6,516 46.3 +2.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -1.6
Nether Shire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Jones* 3,350 72.6 -5.8
Alliance George Clayton 1,266 27.4 +14.1
Majority 2,084 45.2 -19.9
Turnout 4,616 35.3 +2.1
Labour hold Swing -9.9
Netherthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Walker 3,372 69.3 -4.3
Alliance Peter McNutt 768 15.8 -10.6
Conservative Henry Cornford 723 14.8 +14.8
Majority 2,604 53.5 +6.3
Turnout 4,863 38.3 +6.0
Labour hold Swing +3.1
Norton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank White** 3,617 59.4 -4.3
Conservative Albert Marsden 1,371 22.5 +4.4
Alliance Ian Auckland 1,104 18.1 +0.0
Majority 2,246 36.9 -8.7
Turnout 6,092 44.9 +5.8
Labour hold Swing -4.3

Frank White was a sitting councillor for Birley ward

Owlerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Jackson* 3,251 68.6 -5.4
Alliance John Brocklebank 883 18.6 +3.8
Conservative Lorna Banham 602 12.7 +1.6
Majority 2,368 50.0 -9.2
Turnout 4,736 36.2 +6.3
Labour hold Swing -4.6
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vivienne Nicholson* 3,449 78.5 -4.3
Alliance Donald Smith 492 11.2 +1.7
Conservative Jeremy Richardson** 454 10.3 +2.6
Majority 2,957 67.3 -6.0
Turnout 4,395 31.2 +6.5
Labour hold Swing -3.0

Jeremy Richardson was a sitting councillor for Ecclesall ward

Sharrow[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doris Askham 2,619 63.3 -1.4
Conservative Anne Smith 780 18.8 +3.5
Alliance Muhammad Zahur 649 15.7 -1.5
Communist Brian Turley 90 2.2 +0.5
Majority 1,839 44.5 -3.0
Turnout 4,138 33.9 +2.7
Labour hold Swing -2.4
South Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance David Baker* 4,191 48.7 +1.0
Labour Eldon Hanson 2,667 31.0 -5.1
Conservative Lynn Wilson 1,738 20.2 +4.0
Majority 524 17.7 +6.1
Turnout 8,596 46.9 +5.2
Alliance hold Swing +3.0
Southey Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Damms 3,632 81.3 +81.3
Alliance Raymond Mellor 834 18.7 N/A
Majority 2,798 62.6 N/A
Turnout 4,466 35.9 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Stocksbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Malcolm Johnson* 2,590 53.0 +5.4
Labour Judith Chandler 1,751 35.9 -5.9
Conservative Beryl Fleming 540 11.0 +0.5
Majority 839 17.1 +11.3
Turnout 4,881 46.3 +8.1
Alliance hold Swing +5.6
Walkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Owen* 3,665 55.7 +1.8
Labour Jean Cromar 3,474
Alliance David Brown** 2,242 34.0 -3.7
Alliance Margaret Ritchie 2,002
Conservative Giles Orton 676 10.2 +1.9
Conservative Christine Smith 635
Majority 1,232 21.7 +5.5
Turnout 6,583 43.7 +0.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +2.7

David Brown was a sitting councillor for Darnall ward, and was previously elected as a Labour councillor

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Sheffield Local Elections 1973-1995 scans". Retrieved 20 June 2011.