Elections to Wiltshire County Council were held on 4 May 1989. The whole council was up for election and the result was no overall control.

Results

Wiltshire Local Election Result 1989
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 35 46.67 44 75,076
  Liberal Democrats 18 24 27 45,944
  Labour 18 24 24 40,458
  Independent 2 2.67 2.4 4,153
  Liberal 1 1.33 1.6 2,712
  SDP 1 1.33 0.67 1,143
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 2,217 0

Results by divisions

Aldbourne and Ramsbury

Aldbourne and Ramsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Bernard Ainslie 1,951
Conservative R. E. Wilkins 1,010
Majority 941
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Alderbury

Alderbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. W. M. Christie-Miller 1,511
Labour I. Horton 343
Majority 1,168
Conservative hold Swing

Amesbury

Amesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. I. C. Kettlewell 1,126
Liberal Democrats A. J. F. Haywood 1,043
Labour R. H. Pelling 255
Majority 83
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Bedwyn

Bedwyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. D. Rogers 1,130
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Mary Scott 976
Majority 154
Conservative hold Swing

Blunsdon

Blunsdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. W. H. Archer 1,580
Conservative M. J. Rutland 1,200
Liberal Democrats D. Couch 252
Majority 380
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Box

Box
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vernon Ross Phillips 1,157
Liberal Democrats Doreen Darby 787
Labour Christine Reid 539
Majority 370
Conservative hold Swing

Bradford on Avon North

Bradford on Avon North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert George Ian Elliott 1,375
Liberal Democrats H. J. Owen 1,226
Labour I. L. Pyper 412
Majority 149
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Bradford on Avon South

Bradford on Avon South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Victoria Christine Landell Mills 1,060
Conservative M. Purves 1,030
Labour J. D. Childs 347
Majority 30
Labour hold Swing

Bremhill and Calne Without

Bremhill and Calne Without
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Andrew Raymond Syms 1,683
Liberal Democrats Ascott Thomas Harris 606
Labour David John Songhurst 211
Majority 1,077
Conservative hold Swing

Brinkworth

Brinkworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole Alethea Soden 1,838
Liberal Democrats Arthur Richard Chapman 482
Labour Brian Bayton 166
Majority 1,356
Conservative hold Swing

Calne

Calne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Roman Ilersic 1,121
Liberal Democrats George Andrew Macpherson 1,059
Labour John Cameron-Churchill 302
Majority 62
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Chippenham Park

Chippenham Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Charles Bourne Coleman 881
Conservative Peter Coupe Blackburn 790
Labour John Chambers 183
Majority 91
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Chippenham Sheldon

Chippenham Sheldon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats June Margaret Wood 1,104
Conservative Donald Ellis 997
Labour Maureen Frances Lloyd 844
Majority 107
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Chippenham Town

Chippenham Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Paul Spear 1,778
Conservative Francis Bowen-Easley 1,278
Labour Linda Gladys Faulkner 355
Majority 500
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Collingbourne

Collingbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Rowland 801
Liberal Democrats E. Colvin 649
Labour S. P. Bates 242
Majority 152
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Corsham

Corsham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Bright 1,068
Liberal Democrats Arthur Stanley Roy Jackson 815
Labour Elizabeth Cleo Saunders 197
Majority 253
Conservative hold Swing

Cricklade

Cricklade
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Reginald John Coole 1,320
Conservative Roy Gladden-Hawes 736
Labour David Hulme 85
Majority 584
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Devizes

Devizes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice Stanley Came 1,062
Liberal Democrats P. A. Morris 588
Labour P. W. Rees 524
Majority 474
Conservative hold Swing

Devizes South and Cannings

Devizes South and Cannings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Rugg 1,909
Labour T. J. Williams 750
Majority 1,159
Conservative hold Swing

Downton

Downton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. J. Jones 1,256
Green S. M. Elcock 458
Labour P. Clegg 364
Majority 798
Conservative hold Swing

Durrington

Durrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. E. Robinson 1,002
Labour J. H. Priest 416
Liberal Democrats G. Charkin 337
Independent A. J. Read 91
Majority 586
Conservative hold Swing

Highworth

Highworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. V. Haines 2,000
Conservative D. F. Morley 1,240
Majority 760
Labour hold Swing

Holt

Holt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats George Frederick James Hawkins 1,304
Conservative J. Taylor 1,088
Majority 216
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Idmiston

Idmiston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. W. Ponsonby 1,157
Green M. C. Pafford 353
Labour M. Riches 332
Majority 798
Conservative hold Swing

Kington

Kington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Margaret Wyrill 1,120
Liberal Democrats Ruth Coleman 844
Labour Jane Muir Mellett 147
Majority 276
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Laverstock

Laverstock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. C. Lodge 1,132
Liberal Democrats Paul William Leslie Sample 1,070
Labour T. Thornton 139
Majority 62
Conservative hold Swing

Lavington

Lavington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Bernard William Jarvis 1,401
Independent M. G. James 705
Labour B. R. Waker 361
Majority 696
Conservative hold Swing

Malmesbury

Malmesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Caroline Pym 1,856
Conservative Raymond Francis Sanderson 1,424
Labour Christopher John Phillips 146
Majority 432
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Marlborough

Marlborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. M. A. Goodfellow 1,242
Liberal Democrats J. E. Western 1,049
Independent M. R. Urquhart 239
Majority 193
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Melksham

Melksham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary E. Salisbury 1,754
Conservative J. H. S. Wilkinson 737
Majority 1,017
Labour hold Swing

Melksham Without

Melksham Without
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Barrie Wesley 2,139
Conservative E. P. Joyce 1,392
Majority 747
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Mere

Mere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert George Catton 1,356
Liberal Democrats T. J. Stroud 612
Labour M. Foote 231
Majority 744
Conservative hold Swing

Pewsey and Enford

Pewsey and Enford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Carson 1,385
Liberal Democrats J. E. H. Church 837
Labour S. J. Buxton 390
Majority 548
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Pewsham

Pewsham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Gorton Green 998
Liberal Democrats Reuben Cook Hayward 497
Green Edward Barham 199
Labour John McKellor Reid 89
Majority 501
Conservative hold Swing

Potterne

Potterne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. R. Breach 1,176
Labour G. S. Evans 572
Majority 604
Conservative hold Swing

Purton

Purton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Esme Maureen Smith 1,268
Labour Brian Cooke 319
Majority 949
Conservative hold Swing

Salisbury Bemerton

Salisbury Bemerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Terance Rogers 795
Liberal Democrats E. M. Grant 684
Conservative P. M. Roche 493
Green R. Perry 80
Majority 111
Labour hold Swing

Salisbury Harnham

Salisbury Harnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats G. S. Condliffe 1,275
Conservative G. C. Jones 1,173
Labour H. M. S. Bullman 211
Majority 102
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Salisbury St Mark

Salisbury St Mark
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Frederick Chalke 1,544
Liberal Democrats D. J. Howells 1,036
Labour S. M. Constant 204
Majority 508
Conservative hold Swing

Salisbury St Martin

Salisbury St Martin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. V. H. Paisey 701
Labour M. K. D. Mottram 358
Independent J. Burden 310
Liberal Democrats D. H. Gammon 300
SDP P. N. Bunce 102
Green S. J. Fyfe 82
Majority 343
Conservative hold Swing

Salisbury St Paul

Salisbury St Paul
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent T. C. Cowie 905
Conservative G. C. Tudhope 573
Labour M. F. Sheehan 508
Liberal Democrats J. P. Abbott 296
Majority 332
Independent hold Swing

Shrewton

Shrewton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. F. Ryan 1,184
Liberal Democrats I. C. West 1,154
Labour G. White 134
Majority 30
Conservative hold Swing

Southwick

Southwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Guy Phillips 867
Liberal Democrats Gordon Ian King 783
Labour N. Apps 319
Majority 84
Conservative hold Swing

Stratton St Margaret, Coleview and Nythe

Stratton St Margaret, Coleview and Nythe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. B. Bawden 1,197
Labour Brian Victor Cockbill 935
Liberal Democrats B. A. Berry 382
Majority 262
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Stratton St Margaret, St Margaret

Stratton St Margaret, St Margaret
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Foley 880
Conservative F. W. Richards 764
Majority 116
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Stratton St Margaret, St Philip

Stratton St Margaret, St Philip
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Percival Lawrence Jefferies 1,738
Conservative R. B. W. Membry 465
Majority 1,273
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Central

Swindon Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. A. Reiner 1,387
Conservative R. J. Mullins 304
Liberal Democrats R. W. Green 128
Green L. E. Haywood 112
Majority 1,083
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Eastcott

Swindon Eastcott
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stanley James Pajak 1,197
Labour N. P. Reilly 979
Conservative N. Hocking 582
Green H. M. Polak 163
Independent C. R. Gillard 73
Majority 218
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Swindon Eldene

Swindon Eldene
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter C. Brown 857
Conservative W. R. Whitfield 280
Liberal Democrats A. Field 57
Majority 577
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Freshbrook

Swindon Freshbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon R. Cordon 1,160
Labour David. A. Oakensen 825
Conservative F. Troughton 593
Majority 335
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Swindon Gorsehill

Swindon Gorsehill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur James Masters 1,672
Liberal Democrats D. J. Daly 388
Conservative A. F. Crowhurst 301
Green S. Thompson 133
Majority 1,284
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Lawns

Swindon Lawns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Wendy. E. Johnson 1,041
Conservative J. B. Savage 963
Majority 78
SDP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Swindon Liden

Swindon Liden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. E. D'Avila 764
Conservative L. E. Laytham 614
Liberal Democrats J. G. Turner 171
Majority 150
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Moredon

Swindon Moredon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Valerie Jean Small 1,400
Conservative P. M. Harden 464
Majority 936
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Park North

Swindon Park North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Harry Goring 863
Conservative R. J. Chadwick 179
Majority 684
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Park South

Swindon Park South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Norris 808
Conservative S. J. Dickinson 145
Liberal Democrats E. M. O'Sullivan 89
Majority 663
Labour hold Swing

Swindon South

Swindon South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Kenneth Savage 1,118
Labour Robert K. Brooks 362
Green J. V. Hughes 295
Liberal Democrats J. Keepin 116
Majority 756
Conservative hold Swing

Swindon Toothill

Swindon Toothill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan J. Winmill 1,563
Conservative A. Mortel 1,220
Majority 343
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Walcot

Swindon Walcot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger D. Green 1,248 61.5%
Conservative D. Dungey 589 29.1%
Liberal Democrats Z. B. Sarnowski 191 9.4%
Majority 659
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Western

Swindon Western
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin David Small 1,572
Conservative N. Coome 623
Liberal Democrats V. Lo 212
Majority 949
Labour hold Swing

Swindon Whitworth

Swindon Whitworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Ernest Glaholm 905
Liberal Democrats J. A. Thipthorpe 720
Conservative D. H. Day 145
Green H. R. Stredder 72
Majority 185
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Tisbury

Tisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert John Baddeley 1,411
Independent David O. Parker 438
Labour M. D. Ayres 313
Green D. Davies 270
Majority 973
Conservative hold Swing

Trowbridge East

Trowbridge East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats F. W. Stacey 1,250
Conservative N. D. Stafford 951
Labour R. M. Boniface 404
Majority 299
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Trowbridge South

Trowbridge South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Grace Hill 1,223
Conservative G. H. Scobie 917
Labour D. G. Turley 581
Majority 306
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Trowbridge West

Trowbridge West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats F. W. Tredrea 779
Conservative P. Ainley 501
Labour T. Pritchett 326
Majority 278
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Upper Wylye Valley

Upper Wylye Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John William Finlay Robins 1,248
Liberal John Edward Syme 721
Labour R. J. Guy 265
Majority 527
Conservative hold Swing

Wanborough

Wanborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Lindsay Mactaggart 1,118
Conservative J. W. J. Legge 1,085
Labour C. P. Whiteway 568
Majority 33
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Warminster East

Warminster East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothea Joan Main 1,093
Liberal Paul I. MacDonald 977
Majority 116
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Warminster West

Warminster West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal S. Dancey 1,014
Conservative W. D. Grey 944
Labour K. D. Dawson 289
Majority 70
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Westbury

Westbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William F. Vivash 1,687
Conservative John Frederick Clegg 1,150
Majority 537
Labour hold Swing

Whorwellsdown

Whorwellsdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Roberts 1,432
Liberal Democrats S. M. Masters 908
Majority 524
Conservative hold Swing

Wilton

Wilton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Marjorie Whitworth 1,071
Independent Timothy Ingle Abbott 321
Labour C. D. Engel 236
Majority 750
Independent hold Swing

Wootton Bassett North

Wootton Bassett North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eric Henry Hodges 812
Conservative Thomas Alan Scott 585
Labour Paula Anne Whitehead 79
Majority 227
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Wootton Bassett South

Wootton Bassett South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Elderkin 1,183
Liberal Democrats Daphne Joyce Matthews 1,074
Labour Iris Bayton 171
Majority 109
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Wroughton

Wroughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Aliette Cayley Phipps 1,318
Conservative I. M. Morton 899
Majority 419
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

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