1987 Stevenage Borough Council election[1][2]

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13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Alliance Conservative
Seats before 29 9 1
Seats won 6 6 1
Seats after 26 12 1
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3 Steady
Popular vote 10,506 9,356 6,064
Percentage 40.5% 36.1% 23.4%

Stevenage UK local election 1987 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1987 Stevenage Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1987 Stevenage Borough Council election took place on 7 May 1987. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election; the seats which were last contested in 1983. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held continuously since its creation in 1973.

Overall results

1987 Stevenage Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 6 0 3 Decrease3 46.2 40.5 10,506 Decrease0.8
  Alliance 6 3 0 Increase3 46.2 36.1 9,356 Increase5.8
  Conservative 1 0 0 Steady 7.7 23.4 6,064 Decrease5.0
Total 13 25,926
Labour hold

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1983 election.

Ward results

Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill
Location of Bandley Hill
Bandley Hill[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Lloyd 1,161 52.3%
Alliance D. Cleary 593 26.7%
Conservative F. Warner 468 21.1%
Turnout 38.7%
Labour hold

Bedwell Plash

Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Bedwell Plash[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Lawrence 1,030 56.0%
Alliance P. Herbert 441 24.0%
Conservative D. Franks 368 20.0%
Turnout 45.7%
Labour hold

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance P. Akhurst 1,207 46.0%
Labour J. Tye 788 30.1%
Conservative S. Ashby 627 23.9%
Turnout 50.7%
Alliance gain from Labour

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance B. Clarke 1,073 47.5%
Labour B. Clark 691 30.6%
Conservative M. Mason 494 21.9%
Turnout 51.8%
Alliance gain from Labour

Mobbsbury

Location of Mobbsbury ward
Location of Mobbsbury ward
Mobbsbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance B. Clark 932 47.5%
Labour J. Gotobed 682 34.7%
Conservative T. Ffinch 350 17.8%
Turnout 55.2%
Alliance gain from Labour

Monkswood

Location of Monkswood ward
Location of Monkswood ward
Monkswood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Underwood 680 57.8%
Alliance P. Younger 264 22.4%
Conservative F. Haine 232 19.7%
Turnout 48.1%
Labour hold

Old Stevenage

Location of Old Stevenage ward
Location of Old Stevenage ward
Old Stevenage[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Carter 1,120 41.9%
Labour M. Cherney 900 33.7%
Alliance D. Christy 652 24.4%
Turnout 50.2%
Conservative hold

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Weston 815 46.1%
Alliance T. Osborne 502 28.4%
Conservative C. Aylin 451 25.5%
Turnout 44.5%
Labour hold

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance P. Perry 1,012 42.8%
Labour J. Cockerton 849 35.9%
Conservative S. McPartland 504 21.3%
Turnout 56.3%
Alliance gain from Labour

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance P. Gallagher 852 45.8%
Labour P. Alexander 610 32.8%
Conservative S. Woods 397 21.4%
Turnout 49.8%
Alliance gain from Labour

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Location of Shephall ward
Shephall[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Hall 873 57.6%
Alliance A. Wells 395 26.1%
Conservative S. Doolan 248 16.4%
Turnout 43.3%
Labour hold

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Cotter 1,187 43.1%
Alliance J. Blundell 932 33.8%
Conservative J. Halling 636 23.1%
Turnout 51.5%
Labour hold

Wellfield

Location of Wellfield ward
Location of Wellfield ward
Wellfield[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance D. Hills 501 55.1%
Labour T. Alderton 240 26.4%
Conservative M. Wyatt 169 18.6%
Turnout 53.8%
Alliance hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1987". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Stevenage Borough Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2019.