1994 Bath City Council election
← 1992 5 May 1994 (1994-05-05)

18 of 48 seats (one third plus two vacant seats) to Bath City Council
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
LD
Con
Lab
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour
Seats before 17 24 7
Seats won 17 1 0
Seats after 29 17 2
Seat change Increase 12 Decrease 7 Decrease 5
Popular vote 19,025 10,364 5,006
Percentage 54.3% 29.6% 14.3%
Swing Increase 16.9% Decrease 13.9% Decrease 3.7%

Bath UK local election 1994 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1994 Bath City Council elections. Blue showing Conservative and Orange showing Liberal Democrats.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Liberal Democrats

The 1994 Bath City Council election was held on Thursday 5 May 1994 to elect councillors to Bath City Council in England. It took place on the same day as other district council elections in the United Kingdom. One third of seats were up for election. Two seats were contested in Lambridge and Lansdown due to extra vacancies occurring.

These were the final elections of the city council, before its abolition on 1 April 1996 when it was merged with Wansdyke District Council to form Bath and North East Somerset Council.

The 1994 election saw the Liberal Democrats take a majority of seats on the Council for the first time, winning 17 of the 18 seats up for election.

Results summary

Bath City Council election, 1994
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 17 Increase 12 94.4% 12 29 60.4% 19,025 54.3% Increase 16.9%
  Conservative 1 Decrease 7 5.6% 16 17 35.4% 10,364 29.6% Decrease 13.9%
  Labour 0 Decrease 5 0% 2 2 4.2% 5,006 14.3% Decrease 3.7%
  Green 0 Steady 0% 0 0 0% 630 1.8% Increase 0.8%
  Independent 0 Steady 0% 0 0 0% 28 0.1% N/A

Ward results

Sitting councillors seeking re-election, elected in 1990, are marked with an asterisk (*). The ward results listed below are based on the changes from the 1992 elections, not taking into account any party defections or by-elections.

Abbey

Abbey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Feeny 1,105 57.3 +23.8
Conservative Jeffrey William Higgins * 590 30.6 –20.5
Labour Gilbert Young 235 12.2 –3.3
Majority 515 26.7
Turnout 46.4
Registered electors 4,169
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Bathwick

Bathwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Anthony Bailey 1,030 50.6 –8.2
Liberal Democrats B. Bodle 822 40.4 +6.4
Labour A. Hatwal 113 5.5 –1.7
Green M. Deyes 72 3.5 N/A
Majority 208 10.2
Turnout 45.0
Registered electors 4,539
Conservative hold Swing

Bloomfield

Bloomfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats S. Hogg 994 43.4 +24.5
Labour D. Davis * 700 30.5 –6.7
Conservative A. Dodgson 598 26.1 –17.8
Majority 294 12.8
Turnout 58.0
Registered electors 3,951
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Combe Down

Combe Down[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Stephen Manning * 1,341 59.8 +17.8
Conservative S. Edwards 731 32.6 –19.3
Labour S. Richards 129 5.8 –0.3
Green S. Oswald-Bannister 42 1.9 N/A
Majority 610 27.2
Turnout 61.3
Registered electors 3,668
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Kingsmead

Kingsmead[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Furse 868 51.3 +29.1
Conservative J. Hogan 584 34.5 –8.2
Labour C. Foreman 240 14.2 –4.0
Majority 284 16.8
Turnout 45.3
Registered electors 3,755
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Lambridge

Lambridge (2 seats)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ramon David Cliffe 868 48.7 +24.0
Liberal Democrats Michael James Kelleher 691
Conservative D. McDaniel * 541 30.4 –21.3
Conservative D. Snook 470
Labour I. Roker 217 12.2 –1.4
Green J. Rust 156 8.8 N/A
Turnout 58.8
Registered electors 2,836
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Lansdown

Lansdown (2 seats)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeff Kenyon 957 44.3 +18.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Allan 924
Conservative P. Buckley * 908 42.0 –25.1
Conservative L. Hayes 842
Labour M. Parr 165 7.6 +0.5
Green P. Andrews 132 6.1 N/A
Turnout 53.7
Registered electors 3,824
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Lyncombe

Lyncombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Harding 1,250 52.6 +27.9
Conservative George Henry Hall * 934 39.3 –20.7
Labour C. Godwin 193 8.1 –5.5
Majority 316 13.3
Turnout 58.9
Registered electors 4,039
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Newbridge

Newbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dawn Stollar * 1,349 58.3 +13.0
Conservative E. Hampton 770 33.3 –16.4
Labour N. Rosser 193 8.3 +3.3
Majority 579 25.0
Turnout 55.4
Registered electors 4,179
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Oldfield

Oldfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ruth Griffiths 941 48.1 +22.0
Labour Hilary Fraser * 794 40.6 –10.9
Conservative H. Pointer 193 9.9 –12.4
Independent N. Hales 28 1.4 N/A
Majority 147 7.5
Turnout 50.2
Registered electors 3,907
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Southdown

Southdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Marian Hammond * 1,342 74.8 +9.9
Labour H. Lear 299 16.7 +3.7
Conservative J. Corson 154 8.6 –13.5
Majority 1,043 58.1
Turnout 43.8
Registered electors 4,103
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Twerton

Twerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Lunt 1,061 67.4 +12.1
Labour Kathleen Salt * 408 25.9 –5.8
Conservative V. Oliver 106 6.7 –6.3
Majority 653 41.5
Turnout 44.7
Registered electors 3,527
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Walcot

Walcot[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eddie Forrester 734 41.4 +5.3
Conservative A. Chowdhury 520 29.3 –10.2
Labour B. Barrett 417 23.5 –1.0
Green Richard Scrase 101 5.7 N/A
Majority 214 12.1
Turnout 49.2
Registered electors 3,605
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Westmoreland

Westmoreland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats N. Winch 1,164 59.3 +11.2
Labour Gillian Wendy Pitman 571 29.1 –7.0
Conservative Susan Gillian Henley Green 229 11.7 –5.1
Majority 593 30.2
Turnout 49.4
Registered electors 3,982
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Weston

Weston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats M. Cairns * 1,468 61.9 +13.7
Conservative A. Charlton-Porter 698 29.4 –14.9
Labour J. Ross 143 6.0 –1.5
Green S. Bradley 64 2.7 N/A
Majority 770 32.4
Turnout 60.0
Registered electors 3,985
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Widcombe

Widcombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R. Grundy * 1,146 61.5 +13.4
Conservative M. Adams 466 25.0 –17.9
Labour J. Campbell 189 10.1 –1.1
Green S. Hack 63 3.4 N/A
Majority 680 36.5
Turnout 52.0
Registered electors 3,587
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Bath City Council Election Results 1973-1994" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 16 April 2020.