1988 Stevenage Borough Council election[1][2]

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13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour SLD Conservative
Last election 26 12 1
Seats before 25 12 1
Seats won 13 0 0
Seats after 27 10 1
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2 Steady
Popular vote 12,845 4,390 6,084
Percentage 54.9% 18.7% 26.0%

Stevenage UK local election 1988 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1988 Stevenage Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1988 Stevenage Borough Council election took place on 5 May 1988. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election; the seats which were last contested in 1984. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held continuously since its creation in 1973.

Overall results

1988 Stevenage Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 2 0 Increase2 100.0 54.9 12,845 Increase7.1
  Conservative 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 26.0 6,084 Decrease2.1
  SLD 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 18.7 4,390 Decrease5.4
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 95 New
Total 13 23,414
Labour hold

All comparisons in seats and vote share are to the corresponding 1984 election.

Ward results

Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill
Location of Bandley Hill
Bandley Hill[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Woodward 1,504 69.3%
Conservative F. Warner 410 18.9%
SLD D. Cleary 255 11.8%
Turnout 36.3%
Labour hold

Bedwell Plash

Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Bedwell Plash[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Downing 1,166 69.2%
Conservative M. Mowe 389 23.1%
SLD J. Wren 131 7.8%
Turnout 42.8%
Labour hold

Chells

Location of Chells ward
Location of Chells ward
Chells[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour K. Vale 769 66.9%
Conservative A. Ffinch 249 21.7%
SLD Horne J. 132 11.5%
Turnout 35.8%
Labour hold

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Davies 1,034 42.5%
SLD D. Millbrow 749 30.8%
Conservative L. Irons 648 26.7%
Turnout 48.0%
Labour gain from SLD

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour G. Marshall 834 40.6%
Conservative J. Devey 623 30.3%
SLD Herbert P. 503 24.5%
Green M. Fowler 95 4.6%
Turnout 43.4%
Labour hold

Mobbsbury

Location of Mobbsbury ward
Location of Mobbsbury ward
Mobbsbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Davies 753 46.3%
SLD C. Lewis 626 38.5%
Conservative G. Smith 247 15.2%
Turnout 46.8 %
Labour gain from SLD

Monkswood

Location of Monkswood ward
Location of Monkswood ward
Monkswood[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Jackson 763 73.4%
Conservative S. Huetson 183 17.6%
SLD P. Younger 93 9.0%
Turnout 42.5%
Labour hold

Old Stevenage

Location of Old Stevenage ward
Location of Old Stevenage ward
Old Stevenage[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Morris 1,158 47.6%
Conservative F. Haine 1,044 42.9%
SLD A. Christy 230 9.5%
Turnout 46.2%
Labour hold

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Campbell 1,001 61.9%
Conservative M. Allen 436 26.9%
SLD V. Kelleher 181 11.2%
Turnout 41.5%
Labour hold

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Schofield 979 48.3%
SLD T. Allen 547 27.0%
Conservative P. McPartland 501 24.7%
Turnout 48.2%
Labour hold

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Fowler 742 46.5%
SLD J. Lucioli 528 33.1%
Conservative S. Woods 325 20.4%
Turnout 41.9%
Labour hold

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Location of Shephall ward
Shephall[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Clark 935 70.0%
Conservative D. Mynott 273 20.4%
SLD A. Simister 127 9.5%
Turnout 38.4%
Labour hold

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Munden 1,207 53.6%
Conservative M. Notley 756 33.6%
SLD G. Balderstone 288 12.8%
Turnout 42.3%
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1988". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Stevenage Borough Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2019.