The 1991 Horsham District Council election took place on 2 May 1991 to elect members of Horsham District Council in England.[1] It was held on the same day as other local elections. The Conservatives retained control of the council with a reduced majority. The Liberal Democrats gained a net total of 7 and Independent candidates had 2 councillors elected.

1991 Horsham District Council election

← 1987 2 May 1991 1995 →

All 43 seats to Horsham District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Independent
Seats won 28 13 2
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 7 Decrease 2

Council Composition

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

33 6 4
Con SDP-Lib Ind

After the election, the composition of the council was:

28 13 2
Con Lib Dem Ind

Results summary

1991 Horsham District Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 3 8 Decrease 5 65.1 41.5 14,922 -12.2
  Liberal Democrats 13 8 1 Increase 7 30.2 37.0 13,292 +6.9
  Independent 2 0 2 Decrease 2 4.7 4.6 1,638 -0.9
  Labour 0 Steady 0.0 15.8 5,692 +8.0
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 289 -0.5
  Ind. Conservative 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 92 +0.2

Ward results

Billingshurst

Billingshurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Van Den Bergh S. Ms.* Unopposed
Conservative Jones B. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bramber & Upper Beeding

Bramber & Upper Beeding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Campbell J. Ms. 880 37.9 -0.9
Independent Sanford L. 833 35.9 -1.1
Conservative Williamson V. Ms. 608 26.2 +2.1
Turnout 67.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Broadbridge Heath

Broadbridge Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Horner S. Ms. 652 61.9 +15.8
Conservative Gillman L. Ms. 317 30.1 -17.0
Labour Duffy P. 84 8.0 +1.1
Turnout 45.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Chanctonbury

Chanctonbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jenkins E. 928 53.1 -9.4
Conservative Smith P. 876
Liberal Democrats Greensmith A. Ms. 821 46.9 +9.4
Liberal Democrats House G. Ms. 789
Turnout 46.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Cowfold

Cowfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Capo-Bianco S. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing

Denne

Denne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Billington P. 1,351 51.0 -4.5
Conservative Palmer B. Ms. 1,340
Conservative Hogben E. Ms. 1,287
Liberal Democrats Eeles N. Ms. 730 27.5 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Beeson M. Ms. 714
Labour Thurston J. Ms. 570 21.5 +7.8
Turnout 48.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Forest

Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rutherford P. Ms. 1,196 45.1 +10.3
Liberal Democrats Newman D. 1,137
Conservative Mauchel E. Ms. 1,109 41.8 -9.3
Conservative Sanson J. 1,038
Conservative Wilkinson F. 958
Labour Dumbrill D. Ms. 347 13.1 -1.0
Labour Uwins B. Ms. 278
Turnout 48.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Henfield

Henfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Corp G. Unopposed
Conservative Howard M. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Holbrook

Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Darby E. Ms. 901 47.8 -1.5
Conservative Godwin G. 890
Labour Lamb P. Dr. 536 28.5 +11.1
Liberal Democrats Millson A. 446 23.7 9.7
Labour Uwins S. 420
Turnout 40.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Itchingfield & Shipley

Itchingfield & Shipley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vickers C. Ms. 520 67.4
Independent Keen D. 252 32.6
Turnout 39.1
Conservative hold Swing

Keen D. was elected in Itchingfield & Shipley as a Conservative in 1987, when this seat was last contested.

Nuthurst

Nuthurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walker S. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Pulborough & Coldwatham

Pulborough & Coldwatham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Copeman G. Unopposed
Conservative Pope J. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Riverside

Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Parminter K. Ms. 1,627 48.8 +7.1
Liberal Democrats Sully C. Ms. 1,377
Liberal Democrats White V. Ms. 1,282
Conservative Allcard D. 1,138 34.1 -8.1
Conservative Watson B. 1,077
Conservative Beagley P. Ms. 1,031
Labour Barrett D. 427 12.8 -3.3
Labour Richardson P. 334
Labour Street M. 332
Green Pinfold J. 145 4.3 +4.3
Green King T. 144
Turnout 46.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Roffey North

Roffey North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilliard D. 937 47.0 +0.2
Conservative Terner G. 804
Liberal Democrats Price B. Ms. 627 31.5 -5.8
Labour Spottiswoode J. Ms. 429 21.5 +5.5
Labour Gillians E. 421
Turnout 41.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rudgwick

Rudgwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Niven L. Ms. 510 56.0
Liberal Democrats Lawrence J. Ms. 401 44.0
Turnout 53.5
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Rusper

Rusper
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kitchen E. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing

Slinfold

Slinfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chisholm A. 307 48.9 +48.9
Conservative Mason D. 229 36.5 -11.7
Ind. Conservative Shields N. 92 14.6 +14.6
Turnout 47.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Southwater

Southwater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stainton J. Ms. 1,418 56.3 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Stainton P. 1,273
Conservative Banks D. 816 32.4 -8.9
Conservative Youtan J. 631
Independent D'Singh D. 284 11.3 +11.3
Turnout 46.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Steyning

Steyning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee S. Ms. 1,021 44.9 +16.0
Conservative Ward M. Ms. 908
Liberal Democrats Clarke M. Ms. 790 34.7 +16.0
Labour Drew D. 464 20.4 +13.5
Labour Greenland P. 334
Turnout 50.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Storrington

Storrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Walker L. 895 53.6 +22.9
Liberal Democrats Brain J. Ms. 852
Conservative Hyde M. 776 46.4 -15.8
Conservative Blackman R. Ms. 737
Turnout 42.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Sullington

Sullington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Banks D 693 71.0 +15.0
Conservative James J. 283 29.0 -13.7
Turnout 56.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Trafalgar

Trafalgar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Smith J. Ms. 1,152 47.2 -5.3
Conservative Howes D. 1,151
Conservative Miller M. Ms. 1,138
Liberal Democrats Allen J. Ms. 616 25.3 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Horner P. 568
Labour Brady E. 402 16.5 -0.9
Labour Lacey R. 314
Independent Owen E. 269 11.0 +11.0
Turnout 52.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Warnham

Warnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Burnham J. Ms. 448 69.8 +7.5
Liberal Democrats Bell M. Ms. 194 30.2 -4.0
Turnout 49.8
Conservative hold Swing

West Chiltington

West Chiltington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cheshire J. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing

West Grinstead

West Grinstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative McKenzie E. Ms. Unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Horsham District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 June 2020.