1988 Colchester Borough Council election

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60 seats
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election 25 22 10
Seats before 25 22 10
Seats won 24 24 9
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 2 Decrease 1
Popular vote 15,190 12,424 9,590
Percentage 39.7 32.4 25.1
Swing Steady0.0 Decrease4.4 Increase4.7

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Tiptree Residents Independent
Last election 3 1
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,042 0
Percentage 2.7 0.0
Swing Decrease0.2 Decrease0.2

As part of the English local elections held on 5 May 1988, voting took place to elect councillors to Colchester Borough Council. The results are shown in the attached table.

Results summary

1988 Colchester Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 9 Decrease 1 45.0 14 23 38.3 15,190 39.7 ±0.0
  Liberal Democrats 7 Increase 2 35.0 17 24 40.0 12,424 32.5 –4.3
  Labour 3 Decrease 1 15.0 6 9 15.0 9,590 25.1 +4.7
  Tiptree Residents 1 Steady 5.0 2 3 5.0 1,042 2.7 –0.2
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 1.7 0 0.0 –0.2

Ward results

Berechurch

Berechurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Stevens 1,140 41.8 -3.2
Labour G. Prior 984 36.0 +2.4
Conservative E. Parsons 606 22.2 +0.8
Majority 5.8
Turnout 44.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R. Cole 947 38.5 -5.3
Conservative E. Humphreys 896 36.4 +1.7
Labour H. Winter 617 25.1 +3.6
Majority 2.1
Turnout 47.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Dedham

Dedham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats G. Williams 485 53.9 +37.5
Conservative G. Spray 390 43.4 -25.4
Labour S. Worgan 24 2.7 -12.2
Majority 10.5
Turnout 58.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

East Donyland

East Donyland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Sanderson 551 56.9 -0.4
Labour B. Wilding 302 31.2 -11.5
Liberal Democrats Barry Woodward 115 11.9 New
Majority 25.7
Turnout 56.5
Conservative hold Swing

Fordham

Fordham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Cannon 449 66.1 +1.1
Labour A. Sullivan 127 18.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats G. Chase 103 15.2 +0.1
Majority 47.4
Turnout 48.3
Conservative hold Swing

Harbour

Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Bird 1,135 52.5 +18.1
Conservative M. Coyne 518 24.0 -2.3
Liberal Democrats P. Blandon 461 21.3 -15.1
Majority 28.5
Turnout 38.3
Labour hold Swing

Lexden

Lexden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Lewis 1,188 50.2 +7.3
Liberal Democrats B. Williamson 1,056 44.6 -7.7
Labour J. Crawford 123 5.2 +0.4
Majority 5.6
Turnout 54.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Marks Tey

Marks Tey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Gower 454 49.8 -2.1
Liberal Democrats G. Ambridge 268 29.4 -4.6
Labour M. Lee 190 20.8 +6.7
Majority 20.4
Turnout 43.8
Conservative hold Swing

Mile End

Mile End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Borges 884 58.4 +10.3
Liberal Democrats E. Reid 376 24.9 -6.1
Labour A. Hayden-Case 253 16.7 -4.2
Majority 33.5
Turnout 37.8
Conservative hold Swing

New Town

New Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bob Russell 1,373 68.2 +13.0
Labour Sandra Benedetti 417 20.7 -6.1
Conservative J. Clarke 223 11.1 -6.9
Majority 47.5
Turnout 43.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Hunt 1,295 50.7 +4.0
Conservative R. Stevenson 1,001 39.2 -2.4
Labour G. Thompson 256 10.0 -1.6
Majority 11.5
Turnout 50.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Shrub End

Shrub End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats S. Cawley 1,047 49.7 -8.6
Labour F. Wilkin 588 27.9 +4.6
Conservative E. Winney 470 22.3 +3.9
Majority 21.8
Turnout 33.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Truscott 1,294 52.6 +8.1
Conservative E. Paice 746 30.3 +2.4
Liberal Democrats J. Muffett 421 17.1 -10.6
Majority 22.3
Turnout 27.3
Labour hold Swing

St. Anne's

St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Frank 922 41.6 +16.7
Conservative G. Gawthrop 702 31.7 -3.2
Liberal Democrats M. Sheehan 592 26.7 -13.5
Majority 9.9
Turnout 45.8
Labour hold Swing

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Smith 1,120 51.7 +7.2
Liberal Democrats L. Clubb 821 37.9 -9.6
Labour K. Hindle 224 10.3 +2.3
Majority 13.8
Turnout 39.4
Conservative hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Brooks 1,209 59.2 +8.0
Liberal Democrats R. Watkins 426 20.9 -11.8
Labour R. Turp 407 19.9 +3.9
Majority 38.3
Turnout 41.0
Conservative hold Swing

Stanway

Stanway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Sykes 968 44.0 +2.5
Conservative B. Chafer 887 40.3 -6.6
Labour Tim Young 346 15.7 +4.1
Majority 3.7
Turnout 41.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Tiptree

Tiptree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tiptree Residents E. Bird 1,042 66.3 +0.9
Conservative E. Peel 385 24.5 +0.5
Labour L. Wood 145 9.2 -1.4
Majority 41.8
Turnout 25.5
Tiptree Residents hold Swing

West Mersea

West Mersea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Kimberley 1,337 73.4 +8.8
Liberal Democrats A. Stevens 345 18.9 -10.4
Labour C. McGowan-Griffin 139 7.6 +1.5
Majority 54.5
Turnout 34.1
Conservative hold Swing

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Adams 1,174 47.8 -0.9
Labour R. Newman 1,097 44.7 +3.4
Liberal Democrats R. Wilson 185 7.5 -2.5
Majority 3.1
Turnout 40.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing