1987 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

← 1986 7 May 1987 (1987-05-07) 1988 →

24 of 66 seats (One Third and two by-elections)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout48.8% (Increase2.2%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
SDP–Lib
Leader John Hale Peter Corcoran Roy Perkins
Party Conservative Labour Alliance
Leader's seat Liscard Upton Claughton
Last election 9 seats,
34.6%
10 seats,
37.3%
5 seats,
24.7%
Seats before 30 26 10
Seats won 10 10 4
Seats after 29 27 10
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 53,954 42,215 28,555
Percentage 42.1% 33.0% 22.3%
Swing Increase7.5% Decrease4.3% Decrease2.4%

Map of results of 1987 election

Leader of the Council before election

None
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

None
No Overall Control

The 1987 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 7 May 1987 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[2] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats ±
Conservative 29 Decrease1
Labour 27 Increase1
Alliance 10 Steady

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1986.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1987
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative 24 10 0 1 Decrease1 40.9 42.1 53,954 Increase7.5
  Labour 24 10 1 0 Increase1 40.9 33.0 42,215 Decrease4.3
  Alliance 24 4 0 0 Steady 18.2 22.3 28,555 Decrease2.4
  Residents 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.4 1,792 Decrease0.7
  Green 11 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.2 1,597 Decrease0.1

[1][2] [n 1]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilary Jones 3,565 55.8 Increase6.8
Labour M. Vobe 1,667 26.1 Decrease5.2
Alliance Kevin Turner 1,049 16.4 Decrease1.6
Green Cecil Bowler 111 1.7 Decrease0.1
Majority 1,898 29.7 Increase12.0
Registered electors 11,541
Turnout 55.4 Increase3.8
Conservative hold Swing Increase6.0

[2]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Davies 3,265 81.9 Decrease1.7
Conservative W. Houldin 375 9.4 Increase0.7
Alliance S. Wood 347 8.7 Increase1.0
Majority 2,890 72.5 Decrease2.5
Registered electors 9,883
Turnout 40.3 Increase2.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.2

[2]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Smith 3,085 69.5 Decrease0.5
Alliance C. Townsend 840 18.9 Decrease3.1
Conservative C. Harris 514 11.6 Increase3.6
Majority 2,245 50.6 Increase2.6
Registered electors 11,314
Turnout 39.2 Decrease0.5
Labour hold Swing Increase1.3

[2]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Rose 2,739 47.9 Decrease4.5
Conservative C. Molyneux 2,170 37.9 Increase8.3
Alliance G. Daley 813 14.2 Decrease3.9
Majority 569 9.9 Decrease12.9
Registered electors 11,712
Turnout 48.9 Increase3.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease6.4

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Cureton 4,705 64.0 Increase9.9
Alliance Stephen Niblock 1,413 19.2 Decrease7.0
Labour M. Harper 1,239 16.8 Decrease2.8
Majority 3,292 44.7 Increase16.8
Registered electors 14,218
Turnout 51.7 Increase6.2
Conservative hold Swing Increase8.5

[2][4]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance E. Curtis 2,142 37.7 Decrease0.1
Conservative C. Bowditch 1,810 31.8 Increase1.8
Labour P. Spruce 1,623 28.6 Decrease1.6
Green I. Wheelwright 108 1.9 Decrease0.1
Majority 332 5.8 Decrease1.8
Registered electors 11,185
Turnout 50.8 Increase0.1
Alliance hold Swing Decrease0.8

[2]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance George Mitchell 2,649 41.3 Decrease14.1
Conservative Mary Jordan 2,154 33.6 Increase16.0
Labour S. Henderson 1,611 25.1 Decrease1.9
Majority 495 7.7 Decrease20.7
Registered electors 12,147
Turnout 52.8 Increase2.1
Alliance hold Swing Decrease10.4

[2][5][6]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Smith 2,662 52.4 Decrease2.0
Conservative G. Francomb 1,360 26.8 Increase4.4
Alliance K. Hughes 954 18.8 Decrease1.9
Green David Pye 103 2.0 Decrease0.5
Majority 1,302 25.6 Decrease6.4
Registered electors 11,628
Turnout 43.7 Decrease1.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.2

[2][7]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative V. Robertson 4,997 71.5 Increase8.5
Alliance Robert Wilkins 1,463 20.9 Decrease6.9
Labour A. Clark 404 5.8 Decrease3.3
Green J. Bruce 122 1.7 New
Majority 3,534 50.6 Increase15.3
Registered electors 13,396
Turnout 52.1 Increase5.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase7.7

[2][8]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Pedley 4,002 60.2 Increase16.3
Residents J. Leonard 1,068 16.1 Decrease8.5
Alliance J. Otterson 940 14.1 Decrease8.1
Labour A. Witter 451 6.8 Decrease2.5
Green P. Kavanagh 191 2.9 New
Majority 2,934 44.1 Increase24.8
Registered electors 12,800
Turnout 52.0 Increase3.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase12.4

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Fox [n 2] 2,649 61.0 Decrease1.2
Labour Vera Ruck [n 3] 2,197
Conservative L. Kennedy 1,229 28.3 Increase5.2
Conservative Vic Borg 1,199
Alliance John Codiling 468 10.8 Decrease3.8
Alliance B. Thomas 446
Majority 1,420 32.7 Decrease6.4
Registered electors 10,133
Turnout 40.4 Decrease0.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.2
Labour hold Swing

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hale 2,851 45.8 Increase7.6
Labour John Clark 2,484 39.9 Decrease6.0
Alliance John Uriel 892 14.3 Decrease1.6
Majority 367 5.9 N/A
Registered electors 11,868
Turnout 52.5 Increase2.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase6.8

[2][9]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yvonne Nolan 2,223 43.1 Decrease2.9
Conservative David Williams 2,126 41.2 Increase5.9
Alliance D. Kelly 811 15.7 Decrease3.0
Majority 97 1.9 Decrease8.8
Registered electors 9,361
Turnout 55.1 Increase1.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease4.4

[2][10]

New Brighton

New Brighton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Adams [n 2] 2,541 43.7 Increase3.7
Conservative P. Buzzard [n 4] 2,456
Labour C. Penfold 1,907 32.8 Decrease4.0
Labour L. Blair 1,840
Alliance R. Curphey 1,373 23.6 Increase0.5
Alliance J. Eyres 1,188
Majority 634 10.9 Increase7.7
Registered electors 11,924
Turnout 47.4 Increase2.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.9
Conservative hold Swing

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Patricia Williams 2,186 39.1 Decrease9.5
Conservative Leonard Moore 1,985 35.5 Increase9.5
Labour T. Kelly 1,287 23.0 Decrease0.3
Green A. Tebbs 131 2.3 Increase0.2
Majority 201 3.6 Decrease19.0
Registered electors 11,539
Turnout 48.4 Increase1.4
Alliance hold Swing Decrease9.5

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Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance John Thornton 2,959 42.2 Increase1.8
Conservative Brian Cummings 2,577 36.8 Increase5.1
Labour W. Gamet 1,356 19.3 Decrease6.9
Green C. Pye 116 1.7 Increase0.1
Majority 382 5.5 Decrease3.2
Registered electors 12,723
Turnout 55.1 Increase1.2
Alliance hold Swing Decrease1.7

[2]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reg Cumpstey 3,792 58.8 Increase9.8
Alliance Peter Reisdorf 1,038 16.1 Decrease0.9
Residents W. Evans 724 11.2 Decrease6.9
Labour G. Chalinor 709 11.0 Decrease4.9
Green K. Cuthbertson 188 2.9 New
Majority 2,754 42.7 Increase11.8
Registered electors 12,856
Turnout 50.2 Increase4.2
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.9

[2][12]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Kenna 3,070 62.1 Decrease5.8
Conservative R. Venner 1,058 21.4 Increase2.7
Alliance J. Williams 815 16.5 Increase3.1
Majority 2,012 40.7 Decrease8.6
Registered electors 12,228
Turnout 40.4 Decrease0.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.3

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeffrey Green 3,956 62.4 Increase13.1
Alliance Charles Wall 1,190 18.8 Decrease1.4
Labour S. Connell 827 13.1 Decrease3.9
Green David Burton 363 5.7 Decrease7.8
Majority 2,766 43.7 Increase14.6
Registered electors 12,912
Turnout 49.1 Increase3.2
Conservative hold Swing Increase7.3

[2][13]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoff Barker 2,794 67.3 Decrease9.7
Alliance E. Harrison 686 16.5 Increase6.5
Conservative J. Hockaday 601 14.5 Increase3.4
Green Garnette Bowler 72 1.7 Decrease0.3
Majority 2,108 50.8 Decrease15.1
Registered electors 10,795
Turnout 38.5 Increase0.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease7.6

[2]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Corcoran 2,985 45.4 Decrease4.9
Conservative Geoffrey Watt 2,003 30.5 Increase0.9
Alliance E. Hunt 1,494 22.7 Increase3.9
Green G. Osler 92 1.4 Increase0.1
Majority 982 14.9 Decrease5.8
Registered electors 12,921
Turnout 50.9 Increase2.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.9

[2][14]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Whatling 3,583 52.7 Increase2.4
Alliance Moira Gallagher 2,033 29.9 Increase1.1
Labour M. Mannin 1,178 17.3 Decrease3.6
Majority 1,550 22.8 Increase1.3
Registered electors 12,456
Turnout 54.5 Increase4.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.7

[2]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

  1. ^ % of total refers to % of wards won.
  2. ^ a b Elected to serve a 4-year term.
  3. ^ Elected to serve a 3-year term.
  4. ^ Elected to serve a 1-year term.

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1987". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Metropolitan Borough of Wirral Election Results 1973-2012 (Pg. 8 and 9)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Steve Niblock". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Dave Mitchell". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Mary Jordan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Walter Smith". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Councillor Bob Wilkins". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  9. ^ "Councillor John Hale". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  10. ^ "Councillor Yvonne Nolan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Councillor Pat Williams". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  12. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  13. ^ "Councillor Jeff Green". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  14. ^ "Councillor Geoffrey Watt". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

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