1988 Adur District Council election

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One third of seats (13 of 39) to Adur District Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SLD Conservative Residents
Seats won 7 5 1
Seat change Steady Steady Steady

Adur UK local election 1988 map.png
Map showing the results of the 1988 Adur council elections.

Majority party before election

Social and Liberal Democrats

Majority party after election

Social and Liberal Democrats

Elections to the Adur District Council were held on 5 May 1988, with one third of the council up for election however no elections were held for the single-member ward St Mary's. Overall turnout dropped to 42.5%.[1]

The election resulted in the new merger Social and Liberal Democrats retaining control of the council.[2][3]

Election result

Adur District Council Election Result 1988[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SLD 7 1 1 0 53.8 39.1 7,650 -5.0
  Conservative 5 1 1 0 38.5 47.3 9,244 +0.7
  Residents 1 0 0 0 7.7 4.1 810 +4.1
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 9.5 1,848 +0.2

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[2]

Party Previous council New council
Social and Liberal Democrats 22 22
Conservative 15 15
Independent Residents 2 2
Total 39 39
Working majority  5   5 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Buckingham (3933)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pelling C. 1,137 69.7 +3.8
SLD Miller A. 369 22.6 -11.5
Labour Gibbs J. Ms. 126 7.7 +7.7
Majority 768 47.1 +15.3
Turnout 1,632 41.5 -8.3
Conservative hold Swing +7.6
Churchill (3711)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Ferris M. 810 54.4 +6.7
Conservative Wood J. 678 45.6 +1.1
Majority 132 8.9 +5.7
Turnout 1,488 40.1 -9.5
SLD hold Swing +2.8
Cokeham (3525)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Smith J. 579 42.9 -3.6
Conservative Catchpole W. 515 38.1 -2.2
Labour Mear B. 256 19.0 +5.8
Majority 64 4.7 -1.4
Turnout 1,350 38.3 -4.3
SLD hold Swing -0.7
Eastbrook (3614)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Parkin N. 748 48.5 +1.2
SLD Taylor S. 455 29.5 -8.4
Labour Barnes S. 340 22.0 +7.2
Majority 293 19.0 +9.5
Turnout 1,543 42.7 -13.8
Conservative hold Swing +4.8
Hillside (3631)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leeves C. 852 51.2 -6.6
SLD Whitmore L. 811 48.8 +24.0
Majority 41 2.5 -30.5
Turnout 1,663 45.8 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing -15.3
Manor (3407)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Cooper M.* 724 46.3 -9.0
Conservative Boyce G. 716 45.8 +1.1
Labour Lower J. Ms. 124 7.9 +7.9
Majority 8 0.5 -10.1
Turnout 1,564 45.9 -3.4
SLD hold Swing -5.0
Marine (2677)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Shepard P.* 810 57.5 N/A
Conservative Patten E. 520 36.9 N/A
Labour Sweet G. Ms. 78 5.5 N/A
Majority 290 20.6 N/A
Turnout 1,408 52.6 N/A
Residents hold Swing N/A
Mash Barn (3008)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Robinson J. Ms. 554 51.9 -31.0
Conservative Kemp C. 399 37.4 +37.4
Labour Atkins B. 115 10.8 -6.4
Majority 155 14.5 -51.3
Turnout 1,068 35.5 +3.5
SLD hold Swing -34.2
Peverel (3211)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Driscoll P. Ms.* 473 42.0 -6.7
Conservative Harris F. 462 41.0 +0.0
Labour Atkins H. Ms. 192 17.0 +6.7
Majority 11 1.0 -6.6
Turnout 1,127 35.1 -10.3
SLD hold Swing -3.3
Southlands (3366)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Bucknall G. 715 50.8 -0.5
Conservative Muirhead J. Ms. 471 33.5 +0.6
Labour Sweet N. 221 15.7 -0.1
Majority 244 17.3 -1.2
Turnout 1,407 41.8 -10.2
SLD gain from Conservative Swing -0.5
Southwick Green (3897)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD King M.* 1,031 57.8 -0.1
Conservative Macpherson M. 754 42.2 +0.1
Majority 277 15.6 -0.2
Turnout 1,785 45.8 -5.5
SLD hold Swing -0.1
St. Nicolas (3723)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Finch B.* 1,005 62.9 -1.2
SLD Pressley N. 377 23.6 -2.1
Labour O'Hare J. 215 13.5 +3.2
Majority 628 39.3 +0.9
Turnout 1,597 42.9 -6.6
Conservative hold Swing +0.4
Widewater (4257)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phillips D. 987 51.4 +1.3
SLD Hammond D.* 752 39.2 -1.5
Labour Satchell A. Ms. 181 9.4 +0.1
Majority 235 12.2 +2.8
Turnout 1,920 45.1 -3.3
Conservative gain from SLD Swing +1.4

References

  1. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 2nd Edition 2003
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Elections Centre: Adur 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Vote 2012: Adur". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2018.