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1988 Derby City Council election[1][2]
← 1987 5 May 1988 1990 →

15 of the 44 seats in the Derby City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Labour
Last election 20 23
Seats won 10 5
Seats after 24 20
Seat change Increase4 Decrease3
Popular vote 31,862 19,806
Percentage 56.0% 34.8%

Derby City Council election 1988 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1988 Derby City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Conservative

The 1988 Derby City Council election took place on 5 May 1988 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. Local elections were held in the United Kingdom in 1988.[3] This was on the same day as other local elections. 15 of the council's 44 seats were up for election. The Conservatives gained control of the council from the Labour Party.

Overall results

1988 Derby City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 4 0 Increase4 66.7 56.0 31,862
  Labour 5 1 4 Decrease3 33.3 34.8 19,806
  SLD 0 0 0 Decrease1 0.0 6.9 3,912
  SDP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.4 783
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 310
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 183
Total 15 56,856

Ward results

Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Location of Abbey ward
Abbey [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Fuller 1,945 50.8%
Conservative S. Hart 1,647 43.0%
SLD J. Kaye 139 3.6%
Green P. Brock 101 2.6%
Turnout 40.6%
Labour hold

Allestree

Location of Allestree ward
Location of Allestree ward
Allestree[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative B. Chadwick 3,491 79.7%
Labour B. Cox 488 11.1%
SLD H. Jones 403 9.2%
Turnout 53.5%
Conservative hold

Alvaston

Location of Alvaston ward
Location of Alvaston ward
Alvaston[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative P. Fullarton 1,887 52.4%
Labour G. Sweeting 1,518 42.1%
SLD H. Holbrook 198 5.5%
Turnout 44.3%
Conservative gain from Labour

Babington

Location of Babington ward
Location of Babington ward
Babington[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Kalia 1,500 49.0%
Conservative A. Mohammad 866 28.3%
SLD M. Burgess 531 17.4%
SDP K. Dickenson 106 3.5%
Green E. Wall 56 1.8%
Turnout 39.0%
Labour hold

Blagreaves

Location of Blagreaves ward
Location of Blagreaves ward
Blagreaves[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Hogg 2,543 60.4%
Labour C. Jordan 1,244 29.5%
SLD E. Blane 176 4.2%
SDP L. Barker 165 3.9%
Green J. Billington 83 2.0%
Turnout 52.7%
Conservative hold

Boulton

Location of Boulton ward
Location of Boulton ward
Boulton[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative K. Thompson 2,433 51.9%
Labour C. Thrower 1,659 35.4%
SLD P. Harlow 380 8.1%
SDP D. Carrington 216 4.6%
Turnout 49.9%
Conservative gain from Labour

Breadsall

Location of Breadsall ward
Location of Breadsall ward
Breadsall[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Orton 2,788 54.4%
Labour M. Wawman 2,042 39.9%
SLD S. Hartropp 294 5.7%
Turnout 43.8%
Conservative gain from Labour

Chaddesden

Location of Chaddesden ward
Location of Chaddesden ward
Chaddesden[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Else 2,113 49.3%
Labour S. Bolton 1,936 45.2%
SLD L. Byrne 236 5.5%
Turnout 48.9%
Conservative gain from Labour

Chellaston

Location of Chellaston ward
Location of Chellaston ward
Chellaston[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative K. Brown 3,664 73.9%
Labour J. Marshall 1,072 21.6%
SLD M. Essex 220 4.4%
Turnout 52.3%
Conservative hold

Darley

Location of Darley ward
Location of Darley ward
Darley[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative C. Hulls 3,032 65.6%
Labour J. Dickens 1,114 24.1%
SLD W. Webley 313 6.8%
SDP P. Seward 161 3.5%
Turnout 49.0%
Conservative hold

Derwent

Location of Derwent ward
Location of Derwent ward
Derwent[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Repton 1,522
Labour D. Hayes 1,475
Conservative C. Daniels 926
Conservative C. James 883
SLD B. Benson 270
SLD S. King 268
Independent S. Smith 85
Turnout 37.2%
Labour gain from SLD
Labour hold

Kingsway

Location of Kingsway ward
Location of Kingsway ward
Kingsway[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative N. Brown 2,442 69.0%
Labour J. Evans 764 21.6%
SLD P. Turner 333 9.4%
Turnout 45.1%
Conservative hold

Litchurch

Location of Litchurch ward
Location of Litchurch ward
Litchurch[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Wood 1,545 59.8%
Conservative B. Wayne 670 25.9%
SLD R. Kahn 272 10.5%
Independent L. Brown 98 3.8%
Turnout 33.4%
Labour hold

Spondon

Location of Spondon ward
Location of Spondon ward
Spondon[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Leatherbarrow 3,360 65.0%
Labour P. Taylor 1,457 28.2%
SLD D. Holbrook 147 2.8%
SDP P. Peat 135 2.6%
Green L. Ludkiewicz 70 1.4%
Turnout 49.9%
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1988". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1988 volume 1. The Elections Centre. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Derby City Council Election Results 1980-1995" (PDF). Elections Centre.[permanent dead link]