The Council elections held in Wolverhampton on Thursday 3 May 1990 were one third, and 20 of the 60 seats were up for election.

During the 1990 election the Conservative Party gained Tettenhall Regis from a Liberal candidate.

1990 saw a huge decline in candidates from the rump SDP and Liberal Party, with only 1 from each standing. The Liberal Democrats contested most of the remaining wards. The Labour Party retained its majority and control of the council.

Prior to the election the constitution of the Council was:

Following the election the constitution of the Council was:

Election result

Bilston East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour N Davies 2430
Conservative J Davies 964
Liberal Democrats A Ramsbottom 289
Majority 1466
Bilston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs T Bowen 2861
Conservative B Hooper 1787
Liberal Democrats R Wedge 410
Majority 1074
Blakenhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Rowley 2906
Conservative M Norton 1505
Liberal Democrats M O'Brien 286
Majority 1401
Bushbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Patten 2591
Labour P Hamid 1767
Liberal Democrats I Jenkins 627
Majority 824
East Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Howells 2726
Conservative M K Bailey 1108
Liberal Democrats A Whitehouse 394
Majority 1618
Ettingshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Shelley 2654
Conservative J Humphreys 905
Liberal Democrats T Kerr 264
Majority 1749
Fallings Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs J Hill 2243
Conservative A Murray 1935
Liberal Democrats S Birch 286
Wolves G Dawidow 143
SDP D Fysh 105
Majority 308
Graiseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Ledsam 2711
Conservative L Phelps 1859
Liberal Democrats W M Beard 330
Wolves N Frisby 141
Majority 857
Heath Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Garner 2262
Conservative A Dawson 854
Liberal A A C Bourke 786
Majority 1408
Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Bilson 2859
Conservative A Lort 1123
Majority 1736
Merry Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B Clarke 2981
Labour S Smith 1587
Liberal Democrats J White 457
Majority 1394
Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K Clifford 2220
Conservative K Pederson 1941
Liberal Democrats A Jenkins 340
Green P Yates 204
Majority
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M Griffiths 2895
Labour R Garner 2087
Liberal Democrats B Lewis 449
Green A Squire 261
Majority 808
Penn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Carpenter 3374
Labour P Bhutta 1157
Liberal Democrats C Jones-Williams 715
Majority 2217
St Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Singh 2948
Conservative A Chathli 690
Green F Bastin 355
Liberal Democrats G Ellam 348
Majority 2258
Spring Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Gwinnett 2331
Labour B Holmes 2272
Conservative J Lenoir 1017
Majority 59
Tettenhall Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B Ward 2535
Liberal Democrats L McLean 1565
Labour L Turner 947
Green A Dickinson-Flint 164
Majority 970
Tettenhall Wightwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Williams 3587
Labour F Docherty 1084
Liberal Democrats M Rowen 277
Green J Raven 252
Majority 2503
Wednesfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Walton 2476
Conservative G Clark 1897
Liberal Democrats M A Pearson 935
Majority 579
Wednesfield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Thompson 2161
Conservative F Haley 1940
Liberal Democrats D Iles 501
Majority 221