1990 Bath City Council election
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16 of 48 seats (one third) to Bath City Council
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Con
LD
Lab
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Seats before 26 14 8
Seats won 5 5 6
Seats after 24 13 11
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 1 Increase 3
Popular vote 11,411 10,609 11,530
Percentage 31.3% 29.1% 31.6%
Swing Decrease 11.4% Increase 4.6% Increase 5.0%

Map showing the results of the 1990 Bath City Council elections. Blue showing Conservative, Red showing Labour and Yellow showing Liberal Democrats.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1990 Bath City Council election was held on Thursday 3 May 1990 to elect councillors to Bath City Council in England. It took place on the same day as other district council elections in the United Kingdom. One third of seats were up for election.

Results summary

Bath City Council election, 1990
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 6 Increase 3 37.5% 5 11 22.9% 11,530 31.6% Increase 5%
  Conservative 5 Decrease 2 31.3% 19 24 50% 11,411 31.3% Decrease 11.4%
  Liberal Democrats 5 Decrease 1 31.3% 8 13 27.1% 10,609 29.1% Increase 4.6%
  Green 0 Steady 0% 0 0 0% 2,316 6.4% Increase 0.2%
  Association of Bath Citizens 0 Steady 0% 0 0 0% 507 1.4% N/A
  Independent 0 Steady 0% 0 0 0% 88 0.2% N/A

Ward results

Sitting councillors seeking re-election, elected in 1986, are marked with an asterisk (*). The ward results listed below are based on the changes from the 1988 elections, not taking into account any party defections or by-elections.

Abbey

Abbey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeffrey William Higgins * 741 39.1 –16.0
Labour B. Tonner 600 31.6 +8.3
Liberal Democrats S. Hogg 273 14.4 +0.6
Green L. Thompson 200 10.5 +2.7
Association of Bath Citizens N. Menneer 45 2.4 N/A
Independent P. Beeching 37 2.0 N/A
Majority 142 7.5
Turnout 46.6
Registered electors 4,083
Conservative hold Swing

Bathwick

Bathwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Lanning * 1,245 54.4 –3.5
Labour J. Luck 362 15.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrats M. Twohig 333 14.6 +3.1
Green N. Hall 280 12.2 –9.3
Association of Bath Citizens F. Moore 68 3.0 N/A
Majority 883 38.6
Turnout 52.4
Registered electors 4,369
Conservative hold Swing

Bloomfield

Bloomfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Davis 1,193 48.5 +5.0
Conservative J. Hogan 737 30.0 –13.4
Liberal Democrats C. Bray 425 17.3 +7.4
Green T. Oswald-Bannister 103 4.2 +1.0
Majority 456 18.6
Turnout 60.5
Registered electors 4,065
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Combe Down

Combe Down[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Stephen Manning 1,315 48.9 +5.8
Conservative R. Thomas 889 33.1 –11.5
Labour N. Rosser 375 13.9 +4.2
Green A. May 110 4.1 +1.5
Majority 426 15.8
Turnout 68.3
Registered electors 3,938
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Kingsmead

Kingsmead[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Sinclair-Ross 724 36.1 +8.3
Conservative Elizabeth Ann Newnham * 712 35.5 –11.7
Liberal Democrats F. Bovett 307 15.3 –1.4
Green Duncan McCanlis 175 8.7 +0.3
Association of Bath Citizens T. Newman 88 4.4 N/A
Majority 12 0.6
Turnout 52.0
Registered electors 3,867
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Lambridge

Lambridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. McDaniel * 653 35.1 –15.9
Labour I. Roker 560 30.1 +10.7
Liberal Democrats Michael James Kelleher 463 24.9 +2.9
Green J. Frecheville 128 6.9 –0.7
Association of Bath Citizens V. Reed 57 3.1 N/A
Majority 93 5.0
Turnout 61.8
Registered electors 3,023
Conservative hold Swing

Lansdown

Lansdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Buckley * 1,047 45.4 –18.0
Labour C. Davis 484 21.0 +11.3
Liberal Democrats S. Gazeley 457 19.8 +0.8
Green L. Cockcroft 190 8.2 +0.3
Association of Bath Citizens A. Mockler 128 5.6 N/A
Majority 563 24.4
Turnout 58.3
Registered electors 3,959
Conservative hold Swing

Lyncombe

Lyncombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Henry Hall * 1,101 43.9 –11.2
Labour D. Grant 660 26.3 +7.9
Liberal Democrats A. O'Flaherty 549 21.9 +2.7
Green T. Morgan 172 6.9 –0.4
Association of Bath Citizens G. Wheatcroft 26 1.0 N/A
Majority 441 17.6
Turnout 57.8
Registered electors 4,345
Conservative hold Swing

Newbridge

Newbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dawn Stollar * 1,125 43.4 +2.4
Conservative C. Mundy 944 36.4 –10.8
Labour S. Richards 403 15.5 +7.0
Green C. Hiron 122 4.7 +1.4
Majority 181 7.0
Turnout 59.1
Registered electors 4,394
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Oldfield

Oldfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hilary Fraser 1,212 50.4 –2.9
Liberal Democrats D. Usher 725 30.2 +7.7
Conservative E. Hamlen 311 12.9 –8.1
Green M. Deyes 104 4.3 +1.0
Independent N. Hales 51 2.1 N/A
Majority 487 20.3
Turnout 58.7
Registered electors 4,101
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Southdown

Southdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Marian Frances Hammond * 1,166 47.4 +9.7
Labour S. Weston 888 36.1 –1.0
Conservative D. Bennett 332 13.5 –9.3
Green S. Pierce 72 2.9 +0.6
Majority 278 11.3
Turnout 58.7
Registered electors 4,190
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Twerton

Twerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathleen Salt 1,264 66.0 –5.8
Liberal Democrats Angela Godfrey 379 19.8 +11.0
Conservative H. Pointer 216 11.3 –6.4
Green T. Wilcox 57 3.0 +1.4
Majority 885 46.2
Turnout 49.8
Registered electors 3,858
Labour hold Swing

Walcot

Walcot[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Hardy 828 39.5 +1.5
Conservative J. Herod 577 27.5 –14.1
Liberal Democrats D. Blesto 340 16.2 +7.5
Green Jay Risbridger 272 13.0 +1.2
Association of Bath Citizens G. McEwen 81 3.9 N/A
Majority 251 12.0
Turnout 55.0
Registered electors 3,819
Labour hold Swing

Westmoreland

Westmoreland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denis Reginald Lovelace * 1,078 48.4 –3.5
Liberal Democrats Tim Ball 738 33.1 +10.6
Conservative S. Green 315 14.1 –7.6
Green J. Kohler 97 4.4 +0.5
Majority 340 15.3
Turnout 55.0
Registered electors 4,062
Labour hold Swing

Weston

Weston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats M. Cairns 1,173 44.4 +4.0
Conservative F. Howarth 856 32.4 –13.8
Labour M. Hefferman 515 19.5 +9.5
Green A. Marchant 96 3.6 +0.3
Majority 317 12.0
Turnout 63.7
Registered electors 4,147
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Widcombe

Widcombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Charles Grundy 841 37.9 –0.5
Conservative J. Harrison 734 33.0 –7.8
Labour N. Swatton 384 17.3 +1.7
Green S. Hack 248 11.2 +5.9
Association of Bath Citizens A. Hobbs-Burfitt 14 0.6 N/A
Majority 107 4.8
Turnout 57.7
Registered electors 3,859
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Bath City Council Election Results 1973-1994" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 18 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)