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The Broxbourne Council election, 1988 was held to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council, the local government authority of the borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

Composition of expiring seats before election

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 1984 Joan Fiddy No
Bury Green Labour 1984 Chris Robbins No
Cheshunt Central Conservative 1987 Milan Milovanovic Yes
Cheshunt North Conservative 1984 Gerald Game Yes
Flamstead End Conservative 1984 Edna Lazzari Yes
Goffs Oak Conservative 1984 Michael Janes Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 1984 Brian Cunningham No
Hoddesdon Town Social and Liberal Democrats 1984 Julian Gould Yes
Rosedale Conservative 1984 Thomas Wright Yes
Rye Park Labour 1984 Paul Garratt No
Theobalds Conservative 1984 Terence Askew Yes
Waltham Cross North Conservative 1984 Francis Dolan Yes
Waltham Cross South Labour 1984 Martin Hudson Yes
Wormley & Turnford Conservative 1984 Eric Martin Yes [a]

Election results

Broxbourne Local Election Result 1988
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 2 0 +2 86.66 61.28 12,685
  Labour 2 0 1 -1 13.34 31.09 6,528
  SLD 0 0 1 -1 0.00 7.63 1,602

Results summary

An election was held in 14 wards on 5 May 1988.

15 seats were contested (2 seats in Hoddesdon North Ward)

The Conservative Party made 2 gains in Bury Green Ward and Hoddesdon Town Ward at the expense of the Labour Party and the Social & Liberal Democrats respectively.

The political balance of the council following this election was:

Ward results

Broxbourne Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Martin 1,179 74.15
SLD Jeffrey Butler 223 14.03
Labour Carl Clifford 188 11.82
Majority 956
Turnout 1,590 28.70
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hazel Jackson 1,158 53.51
Labour John Draper 851 39.33
SLD Janet Bonus 155 7.16
Majority 307
Turnout 2,164 38.20
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Milan Milovanovic 789 66.30
Labour Joan Saggs 267 22.44
SLD Carolyn Arney 134 11.26
Majority 522
Turnout 1,190 32.80
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Game 909 62.18
Labour Mark Bryant 553 37.82
Majority 356
Turnout 1,462 30.00
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edna Lazzari 976 62.93
Labour Anne Bloomfield 373 24.05
SLD Malcolm Aitken 202 13.02
Majority 603
Turnout 1,551 32.40
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Janes 891 79.55
SLD Trevor Griffiths 117 10.45
Labour Christopher Evans 112 10.00
Majority 774
Turnout 1,120 32.10
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 5 May 1988 2 Seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Parkin 1,056 37.45
Conservative Paul Chaplow 963 34.14
SLD Anthony Fey 285 10.11
Labour Jill Garratt 278 9.86
Labour Gillian Harvey 238 8.44
Turnout 2,820 32.90
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Holliday 930 54.19
SLD Julian Gould 505 29.43
Labour David May 281 16.38
Majority 425
Turnout 1,716 36.00
Conservative gain from SLD Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Wight 387 49.75
Labour John Atkins 278 35.73
SLD Peter Huse 113 14.52
Majority 109
Turnout 778 29.30
Conservative hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Harvey 926 51.10
Conservative Phyllis Nott 886 48.90
Majority 40
Turnout 1,812 39.20
Labour hold Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Askew 687 60.05
Labour Marilyn Middlemiss 457 39.95
Majority 230
Turnout 1,144
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross North Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Dolan 646 64.60
Labour Graham Knight 354 35.40
Majority 292
Turnout 1,000 31.50
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross South Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Hudson 882 56.47
Conservative Mandy Hayward 680 43.53
Majority 202
Turnout 1,562 40.60
Labour hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 5 May 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Morton 728 67.03
Labour Roy Wareham 266 24.49
SLD Patricia Waughray 92 8.48
Majority 462
Turnout 1,086 23.50
Conservative hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Eric Martin stood in Broxbourne Ward in 1988.

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