1988 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third of seats (23 of 66) to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Independent
Seats won 21 1 1
Seat change Increase1 Steady Decrease1

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Map showing the results of the 1988 Barnsley council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 5 May 1988, with one third of the council and an additional vacancy in Dearne Thurnscoe up for election. Prior to the election, the defending councillor in Darton had defected from Labour to Independent. The election resulted in Labour retaining control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 1988[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 2 1 +1 91.3 70.0 26,117 +6.4
  Conservative 1 1 1 0 4.3 20.9 7,798 +8.7
  Independent 1 0 1 -1 4.3 9.2 3,414 +3.3

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[1][2]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 61 62
Conservatives 2 2
Residents 1 1
Independent 2 1
Total 66 66
Working majority  56   58 

Ward results

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

Ardsley (7650)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilson H.* 1,319 73.2 +12.6
Independent Parkin A. Ms. 484 26.8 +26.8
Majority 835 46.3 +25.3
Turnout 1,803 23.6 -7.9
Labour hold Swing -6.9
Athersley (6885)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dancer H.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Brierley (7253)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Whittaker A. 1,984 87.2 +14.0
Conservative Schofield D. Ms. 292 12.8 +3.1
Majority 1,692 74.3 +13.5
Turnout 2,276 31.4 -9.3
Labour hold Swing +5.4
Central (8672)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Watts J. Ms.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Cudworth (7975)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rigby R.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Darfield (7956)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barlow E.* 2,026 88.8 +15.8
Conservative Schofield R. 255 11.2 -0.7
Majority 1,771 77.6 +19.7
Turnout 2,281 28.7 -10.5
Labour hold Swing +8.2
Darton (9350)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miller R. 1,960 60.1 -6.2
Independent Ibbotson A.* 707 21.7 +21.7
Conservative Barnard R. 595 18.2 +3.5
Majority 1,253 38.4 -9.0
Turnout 3,262 34.9 -5.3
Labour gain from Independent Swing -13.9
Dearne South (8783)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomson J. Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dearne Thurnscoe (8351)2[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gardiner A. Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour Young K.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dodworth (8722)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ryan J. 2,312 79.0 +13.5
Conservative Fielding A. 615 21.0 +8.0
Majority 1,697 58.0 +13.9
Turnout 2,927 33.6 -11.7
Labour hold Swing +2.7
Hoyland East (8121)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beadshall P.* 1,851 86.0 +2.7
Conservative Romilly S. Ms. 302 14.0 -2.7
Majority 1,549 71.9 +5.3
Turnout 2,153 26.5 -8.2
Labour hold Swing +2.7
Hoyland West (6878)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wroe C.* 2,088 85.2 +17.1
Conservative Dews S. Ms. 363 14.8 +14.8
Majority 1,725 70.4 +34.3
Turnout 2,451 35.6 -5.9
Labour hold Swing +1.1
Monk Bretton (9098)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheard T.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
North West (7553)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denton W. 1,597 72.0 +5.8
Conservative Carrington C. Ms. 622 28.0 -5.8
Majority 975 43.9 +11.6
Turnout 2,219 29.4 -3.8
Labour hold Swing +5.8
Park (5882)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Borrett K.* 1,449 86.3 +28.2
Conservative Dews R. 230 13.7 +5.4
Majority 1,219 72.6 +34.1
Turnout 1,679 28.5 -14.2
Labour hold Swing +11.4
Penistone East (7105)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Smith L. Ms. 1,791 51.4 +12.1
Conservative Tue G. Ms.* 1,693 48.6 +1.7
Majority 98 2.8 -4.7
Turnout 3,484 49.0 -3.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.2
Penistone West (8241)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hinchcliff A. Ms. 1,825 54.4 +54.4
Labour Collett N. Ms. 1,530 45.6 +21.8
Majority 295 8.8 -43.5
Turnout 3,355 40.7 -5.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +16.3
Royston (8665)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Newman W.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
South West (7662)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour McCormick R. 2,075 77.0 +16.7
Conservative Carrington J. 619 23.0 +7.1
Majority 1,456 54.0 +17.4
Turnout 2,694 35.2 -7.6
Labour hold Swing +9.6
Wombwell North (5354)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Storey A.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Wombwell South (8156)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mahatme S.* 2,223 54.6 +9.8
Labour Turp G. 1,851 45.4 -9.8
Majority 372 9.1 -1.4
Turnout 4,074 50.0 +2.6
Independent hold Swing +9.8
Worsbrough (8136)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hadfield G.* 2,284 85.5 +4.1
Conservative Elders E. Ms. 387 14.5 -4.1
Majority 1,897 71.0 +8.1
Turnout 2,671 32.8 -4.2
Labour hold Swing +4.1

By-elections between 1988 and 1990

Cudworth (7975) By-election 30 September 1988[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Houghton, S. G. Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Athersley (6854) By-election 27 July 1989[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bostwick, D. 1,572 85.2 N/A
Athersley Democrat Bailey, R. 272 14.6 N/A
Majority 1,300 70.6 N/A
Turnout 1,844 26.9 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

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 "Elections Centre: Barnsley 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  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 y z aa "Election results 1979 to 2003" (PDF). barnsley.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.