1992 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

← 1991 7 May 1992 (1992-05-07) 1994 →

22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout39.6% (Decrease9.2%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
LD
Leader John Hale George Clark Gordon Lindsay
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Hoylake Moreton (lost) Oxton
Last election 11 seats,
43.6%
9 seats,
31.5%
3 seats,
19.3%
Seats before 24 34 7
Seats won 12 8 2
Seats after 29 31 6
Seat change Increase5 Decrease3 Decrease1
Popular vote 50,918 30,161 17,152
Percentage 50.5% 29.9% 17.0%
Swing Increase6.9% Decrease1.6% Decrease2.3%

Map of results of 1992 election

Leader of the Council before election

George Clark
Labour

Leader of the Council after election

None
No Overall Control

The 1992 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 7 May 1992 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 31 Decrease3
Conservative 29 Increase5
Liberal Democrats 6 Decrease1
Independent Labour 0 Decrease1

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1991.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1992
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative 21 12 5 0 Increase5 54.5 50.5 50,918 Increase6.9
  Labour 22 8 2 5 Decrease3 36.4 29.9 30,161 Decrease1.6
  Liberal Democrats 22 2 1 2 Decrease1 9.1 17.0 17,152 Decrease2.3
  Green 22 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.5 2,502 Decrease1.5
  Independent Labour 1 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 0.2 156 Decrease1.5

[1][2]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Cummings 2,935 62.4 Increase6.3
Labour Audrey Moore 1,250 26.6 Decrease1.8
Liberal Democrats Kevin Turner 390 8.3 Decrease3.4
Green T. Keen 132 2.8 Decrease1.0
Majority 1,685 35.8 Increase8.1
Registered electors 11,061
Turnout 42.6 Decrease11.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.1

[2]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Williams 1,536 76.8 Increase1.6
Liberal Democrats A. Molyneux 355 17.8 Increase8.7
Green D. Pye 109 5.5 Increase1.4
Majority 1,181 59.1 Decrease4.5
Registered electors 8,698
Turnout 23.0 Decrease12.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.3

[2]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Gower 1,998 73.0 Increase2.0
Conservative J. Oliver 447 16.3 Increase3.0
Liberal Democrats P. Cooke 213 7.8 Decrease3.2
Green Catherine Page 80 2.9 Decrease1.8
Majority 1,551 56.6 Decrease1.0
Registered electors 10,754
Turnout 25.5 Decrease8.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.5

[2]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Jackson 1,723 44.0 Increase1.0
Conservative J. Faulkner 1,670 43.0 Increase8.5
Liberal Democrats L. Smith 406 10.5 Decrease7.1
Green Cecil Bowler 85 2.2 Decrease2.3
Majority 53 1.4 Decrease7.5
Registered electors 11,328
Turnout 34.3 Decrease11.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.8

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Moore 4,245 70.0 Increase9.3
Labour P. Mason 977 16.1 Decrease1.9
Liberal Democrats A. Byde 717 11.8 Decrease6.2
Green S. Keen 123 2.0 Decrease1.4
Majority 3,268 53.9 Increase11.2
Registered electors 14,180
Turnout 42.8 Decrease7.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.6

[2]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Davies 1,909 38.8 Increase7.7
Liberal Democrats B. Grocott 1,851 37.6 Decrease5.2
Conservative D. Smith 1,058 21.5 Decrease1.9
Green A. Cuthbertson 99 2.0 Decrease0.7
Majority 58 1.2 N/A
Registered electors 10,753
Turnout 45.7 Decrease5.5
Labour hold Swing Increase6.5

[2][4]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Phillip Gilchrist 3,362 58.3 Increase14.8
Conservative A. Drury 1,240 21.5 Decrease2.7
Labour P. Jones 1,091 18.9 Decrease11.3
Green Nigel Birchenough 69 1.2 Decrease0.9
Majority 2,122 36.8 Increase23.5
Registered electors 11,961
Turnout 48.2 Decrease6.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase11.8

[2][5]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Dow [n 1] 1,677 48.6 Decrease3.1
Conservative J. Thomas 1,117 32.4 Increase9.9
Liberal Democrats Freda Anderson 564 16.3 Decrease5.7
Green Tina Fox 94 2.7 Decrease1.2
Majority 560 16.2 Decrease13.0
Registered electors 11,142
Turnout 31.0 Decrease10.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Decrease6.5

[2]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Price 4,317 77.3 Increase5.3
Liberal Democrats W. Jones 636 11.4 Increase3.0
Labour M. Sambrook 496 8.9 Decrease1.3
Green Barbara Burton 134 2.4 Decrease1.0
Majority 3,681 65.9 Increase8.3
Registered electors 13,317
Turnout 41.9 Decrease8.8
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.2

[2]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Jones 4,307 78.5 Increase5.6
Labour D. Clee 551 10.0 Decrease0.1
Liberal Democrats J. Dennis 456 8.3 Decrease3.6
Green Allen Burton 175 3.2 Decrease1.8
Majority 3,756 68.4 Increase7.4
Registered electors 12,707
Turnout 43.2 Decrease9.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.8

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aileen Keyes 1,610 54.7 Increase15.1
Conservative E. Pritchard 1,069 36.3 Increase15.3
Liberal Democrats B. Thomas 185 6.3 Decrease1.0
Green S. Hughes 78 2.7 Increase0.1
Majority 541 18.4 Increase8.3
Registered electors 9,894
Turnout 29.7 Decrease16.0
Labour gain from Independent Labour Swing Increase4.2

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Ebbs 2,288 47.5 Increase7.9
Labour E. Smith 1,991 41.3 Decrease3.9
Liberal Democrats M. Skelly 405 8.4 Decrease2.4
Green W. Lorimer 137 2.8 Decrease1.6
Majority 297 6.2 N/A
Registered electors 11,525
Turnout 41.8 Decrease10.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase5.9

[2]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vic Borg 2,412 56.8 Increase8.0
Labour John Clark 1,447 34.1 Increase7.0
Liberal Democrats C. Robertson 168 4.0 Decrease3.8
Labour Moderate Jim Edwards [n 2] 156 3.7 Decrease10.0
Green Pamela Mitchell 66 1.6 Decrease0.9
Majority 965 22.7 Increase1.0
Registered electors 9,495
Turnout 44.7 Decrease14.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase0.5

[2]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. McMahon 2,590 53.2 Increase3.5
Labour Adrian Jones 1,589 32.6 Steady
Liberal Democrats John Codling 466 9.6 Decrease2.2
Green Sally Davis 225 4.6 Decrease1.3
Majority 1,001 20.6 Increase3.5
Registered electors 11,683
Turnout 41.7 Decrease7.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase1.8

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Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alec Dunn [n 3] 2,008 41.6 Decrease5.8
Conservative Mark Hughes 1,961 40.6 Increase8.6
Labour David Christian 763 15.8 Decrease0.7
Green K. Cuthbertson 98 2.0 Decrease2.1
Majority 47 1.0 Decrease14.4
Registered electors 11,818
Turnout 40.9 Decrease9.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease7.2

[2]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Howard Morton 2,577 41.2 Increase2.0
Liberal Democrats John Thornton 2,532 40.5 Increase2.6
Labour John Mitchell 1,083 17.3 Decrease3.4
Green Perle Shedricks 63 1.0 Decrease1.1
Majority 45 0.7 Decrease0.6
Registered electors 12,083
Turnout 51.8 Decrease4.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Decrease0.3

[2]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Robinson 4,030 74.8 Increase8.1
Labour G. O'Neill 672 12.5 Decrease0.4
Liberal Democrats B. Crosbie 518 9.6 Decrease4.3
Green Garnette Bowler 166 3.1 Decrease3.5
Majority 3,358 62.3 Increase9.5
Registered electors 12,766
Turnout 42.2 Decrease9.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.8

[2]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Clee 2,575 65.7 Increase3.3
Conservative L. May 1,039 26.5 Increase4.1
Liberal Democrats D. Kelly 222 5.7 Decrease4.8
Green L. Georgeson 82 2.1 Decrease2.5
Majority 1,536 39.2 Decrease0.8
Registered electors 11,604
Turnout 33.8 Decrease10.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.4

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sid Dunn 3,883 75.0 Increase8.5
Labour W. Gamet 685 13.2 Decrease1.9
Liberal Democrats Charles Wall 418 8.1 Decrease5.1
Green David Burton 194 3.7 Decrease1.4
Majority 3,198 61.7 Increase10.3
Registered electors 12,691
Turnout 40.8 Decrease9.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.2

[2]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Davies 1,527 65.3 Increase0.8
Conservative D. Brunskill 488 20.9 Increase2.4
Liberal Democrats Stephen Blaylock 235 10.0 Decrease2.6
Green Angela Upton 90 3.8 Decrease0.6
Majority 1,039 44.4 Decrease1.5
Registered electors 10,045
Turnout 23.3 Decrease13.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.8

[2]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. Turnbull 3,205 55.8 Increase16.1
Labour W. Lowe 2,045 35.6 Decrease5.2
Liberal Democrats E. Davies 403 7.0 Decrease8.6
Green L. Bulton 89 1.5 Decrease2.5
Majority 1,160 20.2 N/A
Registered electors 12,897
Turnout 44.5 Decrease4.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase10.7

[2]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kate Wood 4,040 70.1 Increase9.6
Labour J. Strang 966 16.8 Decrease2.0
Liberal Democrats John Uriel 642 11.1 Decrease6.1
Green Robert Mitchell 114 2.0 Decrease1.5
Majority 3,074 53.3 Increase11.7
Registered electors 12,212
Turnout 47.2 Decrease7.8
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.8

[2][7]

Changes between 1992 and 1994

Date Ward Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
March 1994 Eastham Vera Ruck Labour Conservative Defected.

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

  1. ^ Incumbent councillor for Eastham ward.
  2. ^ Incumbent councillor for Leasowe ward.
  3. ^ Incumbent councillor for Egerton ward.

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1992". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 17 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 x "Metropolitan Borough of Wirral Election Results 1973-2012 (Pg. 11 and 12)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor George Davies". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Phil Gilchrist". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Adrian Jones". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Mrs Kate Wood". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

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