1991 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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← 1990 2 May 1991 (1991-05-02) 1992 →

23 of 66 seats (One Third and one by-election)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout48.8% (Decrease3.6%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Blank
Blank
LD
Leader John Hale Yvonne Nolan Gordon Lindsay
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Hoylake Moreton (lost) Oxton
Last election 8 seats,
34.7%
14 seats,
45.9%
1 seat,
14.3%
Seats before 23 33 8
Seats won 11 9 3
Seats after 24 34 7
Seat change Increase1 Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 54,489 39,347 24,049
Percentage 43.6% 31.5% 19.3%
Swing Increase8.9% Decrease14.4% Increase5.0%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 1991.svg
Map of results of 1991 election

Leader of the Council before election

Yvonne Nolan (Labour)
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

George Clark
Labour

The 1991 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 2 May 1991 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 34 Increase1
Conservative 24 Increase1
Liberal Democrats 7 Decrease1
Independent Labour 1 Decrease1

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1990.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1991
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative 23 11 2 1 Increase1 45.5 43.6 54,489 Increase8.9
  Labour 23 9 2 1 Increase1 40.9 31.5 39,347 Decrease14.4
  Liberal Democrats 23 3 0 1 Decrease1 13.6 19.3 24,049 Increase5.0
  Green 23 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.0 4,949 Decrease1.1
  Independent Labour 2 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 1.7 2,081 N/A

[1][2] [n 1]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilary Jones 3,360 56.1 Increase10.1
Labour Audrey Moore 1,701 28.4 Decrease11.3
Liberal Democrats Kevin Turner 698 11.7 Increase2.4
Green T. Keen 230 3.8 Decrease1.2
Majority 1,659 27.7 Increase21.4
Registered electors 11,144
Turnout 53.7 Decrease3.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase10.7

[2]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Smith 2,374 75.2 Decrease9.1
Conservative M. Vickers 366 11.6 Increase5.0
Liberal Democrats A. Molyneux 287 9.1 Increase3.9
Green Robert Mitchell 129 4.1 Increase0.2
Majority 2,008 63.6 Decrease14.1
Registered electors 8,842
Turnout 35.7 Decrease7.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease7.1

[2][4]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Davies 2,610 71.0 Decrease10.8
Conservative J. Oliver 490 13.3 Increase5.3
Liberal Democrats Stephen Niblock 404 11.0 Increase4.5
Green Pamela Mitchell 174 4.7 Increase1.0
Majority 2,120 57.6 Decrease16.2
Registered electors 10,912
Turnout 33.7 Decrease9.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease8.1

[1][5][6]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Rose 2,291 43.4 Decrease11.7
Conservative S. Flynn 1,822 34.5 Increase10.0
Liberal Democrats L. Smith 927 17.6 Increase1.6
Green D. Hughes 240 4.5 Increase0.1
Majority 469 8.9 Decrease21.7
Registered electors 11,481
Turnout 46.0 Decrease4.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease10.9

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Moore 4,341 60.7 Increase6.8
Labour T. Collins 1,286 18.0 Decrease10.6
Liberal Democrats M. Cody 1,285 18.0 Increase5.4
Green Nigel Birchenough 243 3.4 Decrease1.5
Majority 3,055 42.7 Increase17.3
Registered electors 14,231
Turnout 50.3 Decrease2.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase8.7

[2]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stuart Kelly 2,390 42.8 Increase17.7
Labour S. Van Vliet 1,736 31.1 Decrease14.7
Conservative D. Smith 1,306 23.4 Decrease1.5
Green A. Cuthbertson 153 2.7 Decrease1.6
Majority 654 11.7 N/A
Registered electors 10,914
Turnout 51.2 Decrease5.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase16.2

[2][7]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats George Mitchell 2,847 43.5 Increase12.1
Labour K. Dawson 1,977 30.2 Decrease10.2
Conservative A. Drury 1,580 24.2 Increase1.1
Green Perle Sheldricks 136 2.1 Decrease3.0
Majority 870 13.3 N/A
Registered electors 11,994
Turnout 54.5 Decrease2.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase11.2

[2][8]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Smith 2,452 51.7 Decrease9.6
Conservative A. Flynn 1,066 22.5 Increase5.1
Liberal Democrats Freda Anderson 1,044 22.0 Increase5.2
Green Tina Fox 183 3.9 Decrease0.7
Majority 1,386 29.2 Decrease14.7
Registered electors 11,370
Turnout 41.7 Decrease5.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease7.4

[2][9]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Johnson 4,883 72.0 Increase6.7
Liberal Democrats W. Jones 975 14.4 Increase3.1
Labour H. Walsh 693 10.2 Decrease5.0
Green J. Bruce 230 3.4 Decrease4.8
Majority 3,908 57.6 Increase7.6
Registered electors 13,374
Turnout 50.7 Decrease2.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.8

[2][10]

Hoylake

Hoylake (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hale [n 2][n 3] 4,714 72.9 Increase12.5
Conservative J. Stedmon [n 4] 4,568
Liberal Democrats S. Welshman 772 11.9 Increase2.9
Liberal Democrats J. Dennis 761
Labour S. Wynne 654 10.1 Decrease11.9
Labour J. Rohan 609
Green L. Bufton 325 5.0 Decrease3.5
Green Cecil Bowler 317
Majority 3,942 61.0 Increase22.6
Registered electors 12,644
Turnout 52.2 Increase2.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase11.3
Conservative hold Swing

[2][11]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Cashman 1,779 39.6 Decrease31.7
Independent Labour Ken Fox 1,326 29.5 New
Conservative H. Tooke 944 21.0 Increase3.4
Liberal Democrats Moira Gallagher 327 7.3 Increase0.8
Green Allen Burton 116 2.6 Decrease2.0
Majority 453 10.1 Decrease43.6
Registered electors 9,819
Turnout 45.7 Decrease3.0
Labour gain from Independent Labour Swing Decrease21.8

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Williams 2,753 45.2 Decrease12.2
Conservative M. Ebbs 2,412 39.6 Increase7.6
Liberal Democrats John Uriel 660 10.8 Increase5.1
Green W. Lorimer 271 4.4 Decrease0.4
Majority 341 5.6 Decrease19.8
Registered electors 11,644
Turnout 52.3 Decrease3.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease9.9

[2]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Dishman 2,701 48.8 Increase13.1
Labour Yvonne Nolan 1,501 27.1 Decrease28.3
Independent Labour H. Euers 755 13.7 New
Liberal Democrats C. Robertson 434 7.8 Increase2.7
Green R. Georgeson 140 2.5 Decrease1.3
Majority 1,200 21.7 N/A
Registered electors 9,381
Turnout 59.0 Increase0.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase20.7

[2][12]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Adams 2,849 49.7 Increase10.0
Labour Aileen Keyes 1,869 32.6 Decrease13.9
Liberal Democrats John Codling 679 11.8 Increase4.2
Green Sally Davis 341 5.9 Decrease0.3
Majority 980 17.1 N/A
Registered electors 11,688
Turnout 49.1 Decrease6.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase12.0

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Willams 2,792 47.4 Increase7.8
Conservative R. Hughes 1,883 32.0 Increase5.1
Labour J. Mitchell 973 16.5 Decrease13.4
Green K. Cuthbertson 242 4.1 Increase0.6
Majority 909 15.4 Increase5.7
Registered electors 11,781
Turnout 50.0 Decrease2.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase2.9

[2][13]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Rennie 2,709 39.2 Increase12.7
Liberal Democrats John Thornton 2,620 37.9 Increase4.9
Labour W. Lowe 1,431 20.7 Decrease16.8
Green David Pye 148 2.1 Decrease0.9
Majority 89 1.3 N/A
Registered electors 12,253
Turnout 56.4 Decrease2.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase6.2

[2][14]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Kevan 4,394 66.7 Increase7.7
Liberal Democrats B. Crosbie 913 13.9 Increase4.6
Labour P. Jones 849 12.9 Decrease12.6
Green Garnette Bowler 432 6.6 Increase0.3
Majority 3,481 52.8 Increase19.3
Registered electors 12,829
Turnout 51.3 Increase2.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase9.7

[2]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Scully 3,229 62.4 Decrease15.6
Conservative L. May 1,159 22.4 Increase9.3
Liberal Democrats D. Kelly 545 10.5 Increase5.3
Green L. Georgeson 238 4.6 Increase0.9
Majority 2,070 40.0 Decrease24.9
Registered electors 11,792
Turnout 43.8 Decrease9.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease12.5

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeffrey Green 4,220 66.5 Increase11.3
Labour W. Gamet 960 15.1 Decrease11.6
Liberal Democrats Charles Wall 837 13.2 Increase3.9
Green David Burton 326 5.1 Decrease3.7
Majority 3,260 51.4 Increase22.9
Registered electors 12,704
Turnout 49.9 Decrease1.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase11.5

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Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Meaden 2,360 64.5 Decrease16.5
Conservative Mark Hughes 678 18.5 Increase9.0
Liberal Democrats Stephen Blaylock 461 12.6 Increase7.2
Green Angela Upton 162 4.4 Increase0.2
Majority 1,682 46.0 Decrease25.6
Registered electors 10,066
Turnout 36.4 Decrease7.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease12.8

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Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Corcoran 2,598 40.8 Decrease15.7
Conservative Geoffrey Caton 2,532 39.7 Increase11.4
Liberal Democrats Eric Copestake 993 15.6 Increase4.6
Green S. Boyle 252 4.0 Decrease0.2
Majority 66 1.1 Decrease27.1
Registered electors 12,963
Turnout 49.2 Decrease3.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease13.6

[2]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Whatling 4,080 60.5 Increase11.9
Labour D. Pitchard 1,271 18.8 Decrease8.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 1,159 17.2 Decrease2.8
Green Barbara Burton 238 3.5 Decrease0.9
Majority 2,809 41.7 Increase20.2
Registered electors 12,271
Turnout 55.0 Decrease2.7
Conservative hold Swing Increase10.1

[2][17]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

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

References

  1. ^ a b c "Local Election Summaries 1991". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 14 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 and 11)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Harry Smith". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Phil Davies". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Steve Niblock". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Stuart Kelly". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Councillor Dave Mitchell". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  9. ^ "Councillor Walter Smith". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  10. ^ "Councillor Peter Johnson". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  11. ^ "Councillor John Hale". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  12. ^ "Councillor Yvonne Nolan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Councillor Pat Williams". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  14. ^ "Councillor Lesley Rennie". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  15. ^ "Councillor Jeff Green". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  16. ^ "Councillor Chris Meaden". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  17. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

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