The Council elections held in Wolverhampton on Thursday 7 May 1987 were one third, and 20 of the 60 seats were up for election.

During the 1987 election the Conservatives gained the Bilston North, Graiseley, Wednesfield North and Wednesfiled South seats from Labour whilst the SDP–Liberal Alliance gained Heath Town, East Park and Spring Vale wards from Labour.

Prior to the election the constitution of the Council was:

Following the election the constitution of the Council was:

Election result

Bilston East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Geraghty 1421
Conservative R Green 804
Alliance Mrs A Whitehouse 558
Independent J Davies 301
Majority 617
Bilston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs C Mills 1977
Labour N Dougherty 1680
Alliance Mrs C Moores 792
Majority 297
Blakenhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Reynolds 2246
Conservative P Lewis 1663
Alliance T Whitehouse 597
Majority 583
Bushbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P Turley 2471
Labour T Barratt 1110
Alliance I Jenkins 945
Majority 1361
East Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance J Steatham 2078
Labour A Steventon 1313
Conservative Mrs B Mellor 670
Majority 765
Ettingshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Richards 1654
Conservative Mrs J Shore 940
Alliance P McGloin 673
Majority 714
Fallings Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B Findlay 2314
Labour J Ball 1274
Alliance Mrs A Langley 845
Majority 1040
Graiseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Mellor 2412
Labour Mrs M Chevannes 2096
Alliance Mrs I Nightingale 651
Majority 316
Heath Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance C Hallmark 1495
Labour B Dass 1339
Conservative Mrs M Hoare 721
Majority 156
Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Laws 1650
Conservative K Gliwitzki 1145
Alliance J Thompson 658
Majority 505
Merry Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Hart 3134
Alliance J White 1065
Labour P Walker 874
Majority 2069
Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N Patten 2018
Labour D McKittrick 1359
Alliance T Perkins 995
Majority 659
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs M Hodson 3274
Labour R Thompson 1304
Alliance G Ellam 712
Majority 1970
Penn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs P Bradley 3609
Alliance R Jones 1125
Labour F Docherty 597
Majority 2484
St Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Lawrence 2776
Conservative R Ward 970
Alliance B Lewis 662
Majority 1806
Spring Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Mrs K Morgan 2458
Labour A Garner 1486
Conservative Mrs J Lenoir 896
Majority 972
Tettenhall Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Davis 2579
Alliance J Wernick 2200
Labour L Turner 494
Majority 379
Tettenhall Wightwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Inglis 3436
Alliance Mrs C Jones-Williams 1114
Majority 2322
Wednesfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Jones 2316
Labour J Woodward 1391
Alliance C Hodgkins 999
Majority 925
Wednesfield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs R Ball 1945
Labour R Harding 1491
Alliance Mrs J Lamb 890
Majority 454