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1991 Plymouth City Council election[1]
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All 60 seats in the Plymouth City Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 19 seats, 31.7% 31 seats, 51.7%
Seats won 41 19
Seat change Increase22 Decrease12
Popular vote 41,401 31,669
Percentage 44.1% 33.2%
Swing Increase12.4% Decrease18.5%

Plymouth City Council election 1991 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1991 Plymouth City Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Labour

The 1991 Plymouth City Council election took place on 2 May 1991 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party gained control of the council from the Conservative Party, who had held it since its creation in 1973.[1]

Overall results

1991 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 41 22 0 Increase22 31.7 43.8 41,401 Increase16.2
  Conservative 19 0 12 Decrease12 68.3 33.5 31,669 Decrease4.3
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 10 Decrease10 0.0 16.7 15,774 Decrease14.4
  SDP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 6.1 5,767 New
Total 60 94,611

Ward results

Budshead (3 seats)

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Payne 2,752
Labour R. Simmonds 2,744
Labour T. Coleman 2,590
SDP P. Rowe 572
SDP L. Rowe 571
Conservative K. Banks 557
Conservative G. Horler 541
Conservative J. Mahony 523
Liberal Democrats M. Gallagher 394
SDP P. Stanner 389
Liberal Democrats W. Villagio 368
Liberal Democrats S. Hipkiss 345
Turnout 50.9%
Labour hold
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Labour hold

Compton (3 seats)

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative T. Savery 2,232
Conservative P. Wood 2,168
Conservative M. Chapman 2,164
Labour J. Burton 972
Labour H. Watson 963
Labour P. Ingham 963
Liberal Democrats G. Airey 891
Liberal Democrats A. McKelvie 781
Liberal Democrats T. Longworth 738
Turnout 50.6%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Drake (3 seats)

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative V. Pengelly 1,891
Labour C. Burgess 1,872
Labour E. Colley 1,830
Labour G. Payne 1,818
Conservative J. Thorpe 1,725
Conservative S. Hole 1,709
Liberal Democrats J. Longworth 743
Liberal Democrats R. Blank 742
Liberal Democrats M. Flippance 724
Turnout 48.8%
Conservative hold
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

Efford (3 seats)

Location of Efford ward
Location of Efford ward
Efford (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour I. Tuffin 2,679
Labour G. Draper 2,645
Labour H. Welch 2,397
Conservative C. Stanbury 1,637
Conservative K. Banks 1,591
Conservative M. Leaves 1,547
Liberal Democrats R. Vosper 1,427
Liberal Democrats J. Cornish 1,388
Turnout 54.3%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Eggbuckland (3 seats)

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Bray 2,526
Labour P. Lee 2,347
Labour R. Gachagan 2,273
Conservative J. Pascoe 2,062
Conservative R. Morrell 2,016
Conservative D. Mackinem 1,866
Liberal Democrats A. Nelmes 1,181
Liberal Democrats B. Coe 1,113
Liberal Democrats J. Byatt 975
Turnout 57.7%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

Estover (3 seats)

Location of Estover ward
Location of Estover ward
Estover (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative T. Jones 2,285
Conservative V. Hoy 2,249
Conservative K. Wigens 2,217
Labour C. Demuth 1,983
Labour B. Young 1,924
Labour A. Lemin 1,923
SDP R. Goodson 1,080
SDP F. Tapscott 1,077
SDP I. Lucas 990
Turnout 50.1%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Ham (3 seats)

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Rider 2,885
Labour K. Prowse 2,723
Labour T. Evans 2,650
Conservative B. Gibson 742
Conservative Y. Horler 686
Conservative L. Noden 645
SDP D. Mound 584
SDP M. Yardley 580
Turnout 51.2%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Honicknowle (3 seats)

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Ingham 3,440
Labour P. Whitfield 3,372
Labour R. Burton 3,118
Conservative J. Brimacombe 967
Conservative E. Hughes 893
Conservative J. Wallace 886
Liberal Democrats M. Evens 733
SDP P. Murphy 435
SDP B. Tapscott 409
Turnout 52.8%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Keyham (3 seats)

Location of Keyham ward
Location of Keyham ward
Keyham (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Sheaff 2,019
Labour R. Lemin 1,979
Labour T. Smith 1,913
SDP H. Furzeman 1,506
SDP I. Higgins 1,432
SDP L. Woodcock 1,425
Conservative M. Derbyshire 753
Conservative M. Orchard 654
Conservative R. Williams 628
Turnout 52.0%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Mount Gould (3 seats)

Location of Mount Gould ward
Location of Mount Gould ward
Mount Gould (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour V. Grout 1,960
Labour A. Hall 1,941
Labour P. Coyle 1,897
Conservative B. Carter 1,163
Conservative H. George 1,117
Conservative J. Kingdom 1,112
Liberal Democrats A. Cameron 727
Liberal Democrats S. Knight 557
Liberal Democrats K. Robinson 529
Turnout 50.2%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Plympton Erle (3 seats)

Location of Plympton Erle ward
Location of Plympton Erle ward
Plympton Erle (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Mills 2,297
Conservative A. Wright 2,227
Conservative J. Richards 2,227
Liberal Democrats L. Howorth 1,446
Liberal Democrats M. Williams 1,421
Liberal Democrats J. Peacock 1,409
Labour V. Burns 1,374
Labour J. Williams 1,306
Labour A. Dymond 1,250
Turnout 44.9%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Plympton St Mary (3 seats)

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. Stopporton 2,421
Conservative O. Hughes 2,265
Conservative Gary Streeter 2,250
Liberal Democrats G. Morris 1,625
Liberal Democrats P. Howard 1,545
Liberal Democrats C. Rendle 1,488
Labour D. Mills 996
Labour P. Smith 957
Labour T. Nally 956
Turnout 54.8%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Plymstock Dunstone (3 seats)

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative D. Dicker 2,948
Conservative P. Hocken 2,843
Conservative D. Viney 2,758
Liberal Democrats C. Forte 1,317
Liberal Democrats S. Harding 1,299
Liberal Democrats G. Unwin 1,264
Labour H. Biles 1,142
Labour W. Smale 1,049
Labour T. Woodman 961
Turnout 52.7%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Plymstock Radford (3 seats)

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative C. Easton 2,348
Conservative I. Bowyer 1,954
Conservative K. Moyse 1,953
Labour R. Earl 1,310
Labour P. Allan 1,217
Labour J. Nicholson 1,132
Liberal Democrats B. Grundy 1,000
Liberal Democrats W. Maddick 898
Liberal Democrats A. Dudson 874
Turnout 53.3%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Southway (3 seats)

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Ainsworth 2,989
Labour D. Camp 2,940
Labour J. Jones 2,874
Conservative M. Gibson 1,111
Conservative A. Marshall-Clarke 1,004
Liberal Democrats J. Benson 1,003
Conservative A. Sloggett 945
Turnout 47.3%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

St Budeax (3 seats)

Location of St Budeax ward
Location of St Budeax ward
St Budeax (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour W. Wraight 2,109
Labour J. Coyle 2,093
Labour J. Payne 2,030
SDP H. Luscombe 1,590
SDP A. Ford 1,152
Conservative E. Deacon 801
Liberal Democrats W. Gallagher 770
Conservative M. Campbell 684
Conservative F. Sullivan 681
Turnout 52.1%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

St Peter (3 seats)

Location of St Peter ward
Location of St Peter ward
St Peter (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Bellamy 2,190
Labour P. Kelly 2,087
Labour M. Riggs 2,076
Conservative J. Parry 718
Conservative C. Robinson 691
Conservative P. Smith 625
Liberal Democrats J. Bristow-Watson 453
Liberal Democrats D. Charlesworth 427
Liberal Democrats P. York 405
Turnout 44.4%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Stoke (3 seats)

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Millar 2,031
Labour T. Martin 2,025
Labour J. Millar 1,937
Conservative P. Nicholson 1,818
Conservative C. Pascoe 1,815
Conservative G. Monahan 1,613
Liberal Democrats J. Dean 1,146
Liberal Democrats J. Evans 1,074
Liberal Democrats P. York 983
Turnout 52.2%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

Sutton (3 seats)

Location of Sutton ward
Location of Sutton ward
Sutton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Finnigan 2,265
Labour J. Nelder 2,123
Labour C. Mavin 2,084
Conservative F. Brimacombe 1,121
Conservative J. Ellis 953
Conservative M. Greenhalgh 836
Liberal Democrats G. Pedrick 484
Liberal Democrats P. Jones 480
Liberal Democrats S. Longworth 469
Turnout 50.3%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Trelawny (3 seats)

Location of Trelawny ward
Location of Trelawny ward
Trelawny (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. Brimblecombe 1,907
Labour J. Blower 1,902
Labour H. Davey 1,873
Conservative D. Ackland 1,797
Conservative P. Nicholson 1,778
Conservative V. Williams 1,754
Liberal Democrats M. Hazell 434
Liberal Democrats S. Guy 415
Liberal Democrats S. McConnell 401
Turnout 62.8%
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour gain from Conservative

References

  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1991 (PDF). Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 9.