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1990 Colchester Borough Council election

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60 seats
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour
Last election 24 23 9
Seats before 24 23 9
Seats won 28 17 12
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 6 Increase 3
Popular vote 46,517 39,816 37,530
Percentage 35.8 30.6 28.9
Swing Increase3.4 Decrease9.1 Increase3.9

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Tiptree Residents Independent
Last election 3 1
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 3 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 3,170 763
Percentage 2.4 0.6
Swing Decrease0.3 Increase0.5

Elections to the Borough of Colchester, a local government district and borough in Essex, England, took place in 1990. Due to boundary changes the entire council was up for election as opposed to the normal one-third.

Results Summary

Colchester Borough Council election, 1990
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 28 Increase 4 46.7 35.4 46,791 +2.9
  Conservative 17 Decrease 6 28.3 30.8 40,625 –8.9
  Labour 12 Increase 3 20.0 29.1 38,486 +4.0
  Tiptree Residents 3 Steady 5.0 2.4 3,170 –0.3
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 1,438 New
  Independent 0 Decrease 1 0.0 0.6 763 New
  SDP 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 640 New
  Anti-Poll Tax 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 160 New

Ward Results

Berechurch

Berechurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats H. Davis 1,545 48.2 +7.6
Liberal Democrats J. Stevens 1,465
Liberal Democrats Terry Sutton 1,340
Labour R. McQuilty 1,210 37.7 +1.7
Labour Dave Harris 1,069
Labour Don Quinn 1,016
Conservative J. Parsons 451 14.1 –8.1
Conservative S. Wilson 429
Conservative N. Peckston 398
Majority 130 1.5
Turnout 51.3
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Birch Messing Copford

Birch Messing Copford
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative P. Crowe 619 51.0
Labour C. Shreeve 297 26.3
Liberal Democrats K. Nelson 257 22.7
Majority 354 24.7
Turnout 48.5
Conservative win (new seat)

Boxted & Langham

Boxted & Langham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Garrett 619 59.9 -3.1
Liberal Democrats W. Chivers 273 26.4 -1.0
Labour F. Richards 142 13.7 +4.1
Majority 346 33.5
Turnout 55.1
Conservative hold Swing

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Hall 1,239 36.2 –2.3
Labour Ken Cooke 1,154 33.7 +8.6
Liberal Democrats J. Carter 1,020
Liberal Democrats K. Merriweather 969
Labour J. Cant 790
Conservative E. Humphreys 698 20.4 –16.0
Labour R. Turp 663
Conservative G. Haig-Thomas 581
Conservative M. Snaith 568
Green T. Manley 333 9.7 New
Majority 230 2.5
Turnout 51.5
Liberal Democrats hold
Labour hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Dedham

Dedham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats G. Williams 565 57.5 +3.6
Conservative N. Everett 364 37.0 -6.4
Labour G. Newman 54 5.5 +2.8
Majority 201 20.5
Turnout 61.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

East Donyland

East Donyland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Wilding 364 40.3 +9.1
Conservative J. Sanderson 317 35.1 -21.8
Liberal Democrats Barry Woodward 222 24.6 +12.7
Majority 47 5.2
Turnout 53.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Fordham

Fordham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Cannon 440 55.5 -10.6
Labour R. Lee 220 27.7 +9.0
Liberal Democrats M. Thomas 133 16.8 +1.6
Majority 27.8
Turnout 55.6
Conservative hold Swing

Great & Little Horkesley

Great & Little Horkesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Paice 500 55.1 -4.4
Labour L. Wood 257 28.3 +14.9
Liberal Democrats H. Chamberlain 151 16.6 -10.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Great Tey

Great Tey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Brice 531 54.3 +36.8
Conservative I. Stratford 352 36.0 -24.4
Labour P. Doncaster 95 9.7 +1.8
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Harbour

Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Bird 1,292 41.1 –11.4
Liberal Democrats E. Fowler 1,198 38.2 +16.9
Labour Rod Green 1,183
Labour S. Manning-Press 936
Liberal Democrats P. Blandon 881
Liberal Democrats J. Gilfillan 787
Conservative M. Coyne 490 15.6 –8.4
Anti Poll Tax D. Smith 160 5.1 New
Majority 3.0
Turnout 42.5
Labour hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Lexden

Lexden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Trusler 1,452 52.8 +8.2
Liberal Democrats W. Sandford 1,290
Liberal Democrats B. Williamson 1,208
Conservative S. Lewis 1,054 38.3 –11.9
Conservative P. Crafford 1,015
Conservative C. Manning-Press 933
Labour J. Crawford 245 8.9 +3.7
Labour D. Francis 225
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Marks Tey

Marks Tey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Gower 443 42.0 -7.2
Liberal Democrats G. Ambridge 313 29.7 +4.8
Labour G. Taylor 299 28.3 +7.7
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Mile End

Mile End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Fulford 1,361 40.3 –18.1
Conservative P. Borges 1,353
Conservative J. Fulford 1,336
Labour M. Snowling 1,026 30.4 +13.7
Liberal Democrats B. Trusler 986 29.2 +4.3
Labour Sandra Benedetti 951
Labour A. Harley 911
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative win (new seat)

New Town

New Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bob Russell 1,605 54.4 –13.8
Liberal Democrats J. Stevens 1,479
Liberal Democrats S. Haylock 1,396
Labour A. Clavane 842 28.5 +7.8
Labour D. Speed 833
Labour S. McBride-Dick 817
Conservative J. Clarke 296 10.0 –6.7
SDP J. Parrick 209 7.1 New
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats D. Goss 1,823 51.3 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Martin Hunt 1,791
Liberal Democrats R. Yates 1,707
Conservative H. Stutter 1,096 30.9 –8.3
Conservative W. Kimberley 1,096
Conservative S. Rowley 1,050
Labour T. Pearson 632 17.8 +7.8
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Pyefleet

Pyefleet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Taber 562 53.4 -20.3
Liberal Democrats P. Treacher 490 46.6 +29.7
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Shrub End

Shrub End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats G. Daldry 1,085 52.9 +3.2
Liberal Democrats S. Cawley 1,043
Liberal Democrats K. Starling 964
Labour D. Bober 607 29.6 +1.7
Labour F. Wilkin 593
Labour R. Edwards 480
Conservative A. Edwards 360 17.5 –4.8
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Bober 1,417 54.2 +1.6
Labour J. Baylis 1,285
Labour P. Truscott 1,213
Liberal Democrats P. Brady 433 16.6 –0.5
Conservative A. Pearson 391 15.0 –15.3
Conservative N. Taylor 376
Green M. Shabbeer 374 14.3 New
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

St. Anne's

St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Frank 1,234 42.6 +1.0
Labour K. Hindle 1,182
Liberal Democrats Mike Hogg 1,164 40.2 +13.5
Liberal Democrats E. Crudden 1,091
Labour Tim Young 1,069
Liberal Democrats J. Fellows 1,022
Conservative E. Hamilton 500 17.3 –14.4
Conservative N. Elcombe 481
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Liberal Democrats hold

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Baker 1,718 50.3 +12.4
Liberal Democrats Ray Gamble 1,562
Liberal Democrats P. Hiller 1,502
Conservative J. Baldock 1,152 33.7 –18.0
Conservative D. McBean 1,039
Conservative D. Mills 1,020
Labour M. Scott 548 16.0 +5.7
Labour L. Shelley 451
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Spendlove 1,052 35.9 –23.3
Conservative Nigel Chapman 983
Conservative H. Pawsey 953
Labour Pauline Cook 871 29.7 +9.8
Labour M. Lee 763
Labour K. Taylor 757
Liberal Democrats R. Hunt 575 19.6 –1.3
SDP M. Patrick 431 14.7 New
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Stanway

Stanway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Ellis 1,547 53.9 +9.9
Liberal Democrats Colin Sykes 1,481
Liberal Democrats K. Davis 1,355
Conservative J. Orpen-Smellie 858 29.9 –10.4
Conservative A. McNeill 814
Conservative E. Gawthrop 806
Labour S. Broadhurst 463 16.1 +0.4
Labour E. Plowright 444
Labour J. Young 438
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative
Liberal Democrats hold

Tiptree

Tiptree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tiptree Residents E. Bird 1,197 33.4 –32.9
Tiptree Residents J. Webb 1,023
Tiptree Residents J. Elliott 950
Conservative B. Martin 895 25.0 +0.5
Independent J. Olley 763 21.3 New
Labour M. Dale 724 20.2 +11.0
Labour A. Axtell 653
Labour E. Garwood 634
Majority
Turnout
Tiptree Residents hold
Tiptree Residents hold
Tiptree Residents hold

West Bergholt & Eight Ash Green

West Bergholt & Eight Ash Green
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats S. Baldwin 1,160 42.0
Conservative J. Lampon 840 30.4
Conservative J. Nicholls 760 27.5
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Winstree

Winstree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Fairhead 652 65.3 +6.5
Liberal Democrats D. Sykes 346 34.7 +2.4
Majority 30.6
Turnout 55.8
Conservative hold Swing

West Mersea

West Mersea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Kimberley 1,593 56.1 –17.3
Conservative J. Stewart 1,516
Conservative J. Bouckley 1,499
Liberal Democrats N. License 627 22.1 +3.2
Labour E. Newman 620 21.8 +14.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Richardson 1,627 48.7 +4.0
Labour S. Sharp 1,545
Labour R. Newman 1,415
Conservative D. Adams 980 29.4 –18.4
Conservative C. Thompson 977
Conservative M. Last 940
Green P. Harris 731 21.9 New
Majority 19.3
Turnout 45.4
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative