1990 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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← 1988 3 May 1990 (1990-05-03) 1991 →

23 of 66 seats (One Third and one by-election)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout52.4% (Increase7.9%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
Blank
LD
Leader Peter Corcoran John Hale Ed Cunniffe
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Upton Liscard Prenton (lost)
Last election 13 seats,
41.9%
7 seats,
41.9%
2 seats,
13.5%
Seats before 29 24 10
Seats won 14 8 1
Seats after 33 23 7
Seat change Increase4 Decrease1 Decrease3
Popular vote 60,891 45,993 18,918
Percentage 45.9% 34.7% 14.3%
Swing Increase4.0% Decrease7.2% Increase0.8%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 1990.svg
Map of results of 1990 election

Leader of the Council before election

None
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

Yvonne Nolan (Labour)
No Overall Control

The 1990 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 1990 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[2] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats ±
Labour 33 Increase4
Conservative 23 Decrease1
Liberal Democrats 7 Decrease3
Independent Labour 3 Steady

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1988.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1988
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 23 14 4 0 Increase4 63.6 45.9 60,891 Increase4.0
  Conservative 23 8 0 1 Decrease1 31.8 34.7 45,993 Decrease7.2
  Liberal Democrats 23 1 0 3 Decrease3 4.5 14.3 18,918 Increase0.8
  Green 22 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 5.1 6,737 Increase2.8

[1][2] [n 1]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Green 2,900 46.0 Decrease8.2
Labour Audrey Moore 2,504 39.7 Increase5.3
Liberal Democrats Kevin Turner 589 9.3 Increase3.0
Green Garnette Bowler 317 5.0 Decrease0.1
Majority 396 6.3 Decrease13.5
Registered electors 11,015
Turnout 57.3 Increase8.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.8

[2]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Nock 3,189 84.3 Decrease0.6
Conservative T. Robinson 249 6.6 Decrease1.9
Liberal Democrats Francis Doyle 196 5.2 Increase0.9
Green Robert Mitchell 149 3.9 Increase1.5
Majority 2,940 77.7 Increase1.3
Registered electors 8,764
Turnout 43.2 Increase7.4
Labour hold Swing Increase0.6

[2]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Gaskell 3,821 81.8 Increase5.3
Conservative J. Oliver 372 8.0 Decrease4.6
Liberal Democrats Stephen Niblock 306 6.5 Decrease1.9
Green T. Keen 174 3.7 Increase1.2
Majority 3,449 73.8 Increase9.9
Registered electors 10,766
Turnout 43.4 Increase7.4
Labour hold Swing Increase5.0

[2][4]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Witter 3,171 55.1 Decrease3.0
Conservative J. Faulkner 1,411 24.5 Decrease8.3
Liberal Democrats L. Smith 921 16.0 Increase8.7
Green Perle Sheldricks 256 4.4 Increase2.7
Majority 1,760 30.6 Increase5.3
Registered electors 11,311
Turnout 50.9 Increase7.2
Labour hold Swing Increase2.7

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Myrra Lea 3,977 53.9 Decrease7.6
Labour S. Christie 2,107 28.6 Increase4.5
Liberal Democrats M. Cody 926 12.6 Increase1.0
Green Nigel Birchenough 362 4.9 Increase2.0
Majority 1,870 25.4 Decrease12.0
Registered electors 14,102
Turnout 52.3 Increase7.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.1

[2]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Foulkes 2,797 45.8 Increase4.7
Liberal Democrats Stuart Kelly 1,530 25.1 Increase4.4
Conservative D. Smith 1,518 24.9 Decrease10.5
Green Barbara Burton 262 4.3 Increase1.6
Majority 1,267 20.7 Increase15.0
Registered electors 10,708
Turnout 57.0 Increase7.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase7.5

[2][5][6]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vera Ruck [n 2] 2,704 40.4 Increase5.9
Liberal Democrats Phillip Gilchrist 2,104 34.1 Decrease2.1
Conservative E. Green 1,547 23.1 Decrease6.9
Green R. Georgeson 340 5.1 Increase3.2
Majority 600 9.0 Increase8.0
Registered electors 11,782
Turnout 56.8 Increase10.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase4.0

[2][7]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Williams 3,257 61.3 Decrease4.9
Conservative A. Flynn 923 17.4 Decrease4.7
Liberal Democrats Freda Anderson 891 16.8 Increase8.2
Green C. Pye 243 4.6 Increase1.5
Majority 2,334 43.9 Decrease0.2
Registered electors 11,359
Turnout 46.8 Increase6.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.1

[2]

Heswall

Heswall (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Mackenzie [n 3] 4,689 65.3 Decrease10.5
Conservative T. Price [n 4] 4,496
Labour H. Walsh 1,094 15.2 Increase3.4
Labour N. Apperley 1,092
Liberal Democrats W. Jones 814 11.3 Increase2.3
Liberal Democrats Edward Norton 767
Green J. Bruce 587 8.2 Increase4.8
Majority 3,595 50.0 Decrease14.0
Registered electors 13,171
Turnout 53.6 Increase10.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.0
Conservative hold Swing

[2]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Amyes 3,771 60.4 Decrease9.3
Labour D. Blake 1,374 22.0 Increase7.5
Liberal Democrats J. Dennis 561 9.0 Decrease2.5
Green C. Fisher 533 8.5 Increase4.2
Majority 2,397 38.4 Decrease16.8
Registered electors 12,464
Turnout 50.1 Increase6.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease8.4

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Curtis 3,391 71.3 Increase2.3
Conservative H. Tooke 836 17.6 Decrease9.4
Liberal Democrats M. Glover 309 6.5 Increase2.5
Green S. Hughes 220 4.6 New
Majority 2,555 53.7 Increase11.8
Registered electors 9,773
Turnout 48.7 Increase7.5
Labour hold Swing Increase5.9

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Paterson 3,655 57.4 Increase4.1
Conservative R. Beard 2,039 32.0 Decrease7.5
Liberal Democrats John Uriel 365 5.7 Decrease1.5
Green Pamela Mitchell 304 4.8 New
Majority 1,616 25.4 Increase11.6
Registered electors 11,511
Turnout 55.3 Increase1.9
Labour hold Swing Increase5.8

[2]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Groves 3,049 55.4 Increase2.2
Conservative P. Pluck 1,968 35.7 Decrease5.2
Liberal Democrats C. Robertson 279 5.1 Increase0.7
Green Allen Burton 212 3.8 Increase2.3
Majority 1,081 19.6 Increase7.3
Registered electors 9,372
Turnout 58.8 Increase4.5
Labour hold Swing Increase3.7

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Harris 2,966 46.5 Increase2.4
Conservative Vic Borg 2,529 39.7 Decrease3.8
Liberal Democrats John Codling 487 7.6 Increase1.5
Green Sally Davis 394 6.2 Increase3.9
Majority 437 6.9 Increase6.3
Registered electors 11,450
Turnout 55.7 Increase9.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase3.1

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Lindsay 2,420 39.6 Increase1.4
Labour Harry Smith 1,827 29.9 Increase6.7
Conservative R. Hughes 1,644 26.9 Decrease9.8
Green George Bowler 213 3.5 Increase1.6
Majority 593 9.7 Increase8.2
Registered electors 11,656
Turnout 52.4 Increase5.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase4.1

[2][8]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Cocker [n 5] 2,685 37.5 Increase13.6
Liberal Democrats Edward Cunniffe 2,364 33.0 Decrease6.9
Conservative J. Weatherhead 1,901 26.5 Decrease7.7
Green David Pye 213 3.0 Increase1.0
Majority 321 4.5 N/A
Registered electors 12,198
Turnout 58.7 Increase9.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase5.1

[2]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Lloyd 3,696 59.0 Decrease5.9
Labour M. Watson 1,599 25.5 Increase8.9
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Brame 580 9.3 Decrease5.7
Green K. Cuthbertson 392 6.3 Increase2.9
Majority 2,097 33.5 Decrease14.8
Registered electors 12,736
Turnout 49.2 Increase7.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.4

[2]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Jackson 4,796 78.0 Increase2.1
Conservative L. May 803 13.1 Decrease4.4
Liberal Democrats D. Kelly 322 5.2 Increase1.9
Green D. Hughes 230 3.7 New
Majority 3,993 64.9 Increase6.5
Registered electors 11,447
Turnout 53.7 Increase11.0
Labour hold Swing Increase3.3

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Fletcher 3,537 55.2 Decrease10.4
Labour W. Gamet 1,710 26.7 Increase8.1
Liberal Democrats Charles Wall 597 9.3 Decrease0.6
Green David Burton 567 8.8 Increase2.9
Majority 1,827 28.5 Decrease18.5
Registered electors 12,564
Turnout 51.0 Increase9.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease9.2

[2]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Davies 3,526 81.0 Increase1.9
Conservative G. Francomb 412 9.5 Decrease4.0
Liberal Democrats C. Townsend 233 5.4 Increase0.6
Green Angela Upton 182 4.2 Increase1.6
Majority 3,114 71.5 Increase5.9
Registered electors 9,907
Turnout 43.9 Increase9.2
Labour hold Swing Increase3.0

[2][9]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Lloyd 3,786 56.5 Increase1.2
Conservative Geoffrey Caton 1,895 28.3 Decrease2.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 736 11.0 Decrease0.8
Green L. Georgeson 281 4.2 Increase2.2
Majority 1,891 28.2 Increase3.7
Registered electors 12,798
Turnout 52.3 Increase8.2
Labour hold Swing Increase1.9

[2][10]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Howden 3,376 48.6 Decrease10.7
Labour B. Williams 1,883 27.1 Increase2.8
Liberal Democrats Moira Gallagher 1,388 20.0 Increase3.5
Green A. Cuthbertson 306 4.4 New
Majority 1,493 21.5 Decrease13.5
Registered electors 12,054
Turnout 57.7 Increase6.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.8

[2]

Changes between 1990 and 1991

Date Ward Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
? Egerton Alec Dunn Independent Labour Liberal Democrats Defected.[11]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

  1. ^ % of total refers to % of wards won.
  2. ^ Incumbent councillor for Leasowe ward.
  3. ^ Elected to serve a 4-year term.
  4. ^ Elected to serve a 2-year term.
  5. ^ Incumbent councillor for Bidston ward.

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1990". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Metropolitan Borough of Wirral Election Results 1973-2012 (Pg. 10)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Steve Niblock". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Steve Foulkes". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Stuart Kelly". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Phil Gilchrist". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Councillor Harry Smith". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  9. ^ "Councillor Bill Davies". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  11. ^ Walker, Chris (30 April 1991). "Battle Stations to woo Mersey voters". Liverpool Echo.

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