1994 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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← 1992 5 May 1994 (1994-05-05) 1995 →

24 of 66 seats (One Third and two by-elections)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout43.0% (Increase3.4%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
Blank
Blank
Leader Dave Jackson John Hale Phil Gilchrist
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Bromborough Hoylake Eastham
Last election 8 seats,
29.9%
12 seats,
50.5%
2 seats,
17.0%
Seats before 30 30 6
Seats won 15 6 3
Seats after 30 28 8
Seat change Steady Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 50,381 33,283 24,288
Percentage 46.6% 30.8% 22.5%
Swing Increase16.7% Decrease19.7% Increase5.5%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 1994.svg
Map of results of 1994 election

Leader of the Council before election

None
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

None
No Overall Control

The 1994 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 1994 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 30 Steady
Conservative 28 Decrease2
Liberal Democrats 8 Increase2

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1992.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1994
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 24 15 1 1 Steady 59.1 46.6 50,381 Increase16.7
  Conservative 24 6 0 2 Decrease2 27.3 30.8 33,283 Decrease19.7
  Liberal Democrats 23 3 2 0 Increase2 13.6 22.5 24,288 Increase5.5
  Green 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 135 Decrease2.4

[1][2] [n 1]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathryn Shaughnessy 2,344 43.3 Increase16.7
Conservative A. Green 2,242 41.4 Decrease21.0
Liberal Democrats Kevin Turner 830 15.3 Increase7.0
Majority 102 1.9 N/A
Registered electors 10,839
Turnout 50.0 Increase7.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase18.9

[2]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Nock 2,302 83.8 Increase7.0
Liberal Democrats Francis Doyle 257 9.4 Decrease8.4
Conservative M. Vickers 189 6.9 New
Majority 2,045 74.4 Increase15.3
Registered electors 8,560
Turnout 32.1 Increase9.1
Labour hold Swing Increase7.7

[2]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Christian 3,107 84.4 Increase11.4
Liberal Democrats P. Cooke 303 8.2 Increase0.4
Conservative B. Brassey 270 7.3 Decrease9.0
Majority 2,804 76.2 Increase19.6
Registered electors 10,532
Turnout 34.9 Increase9.4
Labour hold Swing Increase9.8

[2]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Witter 2,823 61.6 Increase17.2
Conservative K. Roberts 984 21.5 Decrease21.5
Liberal Democrats L. Smith 775 16.9 Increase6.4
Majority 1,839 40.1 Increase38.7
Registered electors 11,227
Turnout 40.8 Increase6.5
Labour hold Swing Increase19.4

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Myrra Lea 2,794 43.5 Decrease26.5
Labour Audrey Moore 2,024 31.5 Increase15.4
Liberal Democrats W. Walsh 1,612 25.1 Increase13.3
Majority 770 12.0 Decrease41.9
Registered electors 14,165
Turnout 45.4 Increase2.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease21.0

[2]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Foulkes 2,653 53.3 Increase14.5
Liberal Democrats Freda Anderson 1,616 32.4 Decrease5.2
Conservative P. Greening-Jackson 711 14.3 Decrease7.2
Majority 1,037 20.8 Increase19.6
Registered electors 10,732
Turnout 46.4 Increase0.7
Labour hold Swing Increase9.9

[2][4]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Thomas Harney 3,019 54.3 Decrease4.0
Labour Ann McLachlan 1,761 31.7 Increase12.8
Conservative A. Drury 780 14.0 Decrease7.5
Majority 1,258 22.6 Decrease14.2
Registered electors 11,576
Turnout 48.0 Decrease0.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Decrease7.1

[2][5][6]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barney Gilfoyle 3,084 71.7 Increase23.1
Conservative Cyrus Ferguson 698 16.2 Decrease16.2
Liberal Democrats A. Molyneux 520 12.1 Decrease4.2
Majority 2,386 55.5 Increase39.3
Registered electors 10,852
Turnout 39.6 Increase8.6
Labour hold Swing Increase19.7

[2]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hodson 3,268 58.0 Decrease19.3
Liberal Democrats Edward Norton 1,427 25.3 Increase13.9
Labour L. Flanagan 941 16.7 Increase7.8
Majority 1,841 32.7 Decrease33.2
Registered electors 13,326
Turnout 42.3 Increase0.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease16.6

[2][7]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Stedmon 3,049 57.6 Decrease20.9
Liberal Democrats A. Richards 1,183 22.3 Increase14.0
Labour Adrian Jones 1,062 20.1 Increase10.1
Majority 1,866 35.2 Decrease33.2
Registered electors 12,619
Turnout 42.0 Decrease1.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease16.6

[2][8]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul O'Connor [n 2] 2,455 71.7 Increase15.5
Labour M. Davies [n 3] 2,239
Labour M. Keenan [n 4] 2,192
Conservative G. Beattie 587 17.1 Decrease20.2
Conservative Geoffrey Caton 575
Conservative B. Howden 535
Liberal Democrats B. Thomas 382 11.2 Increase4.7
Liberal Democrats Moira Gallagher 337
Liberal Democrats B. Price 295
Majority 1,868 54.6 Increase35.7
Registered electors 9,598
Turnout 35.7 Increase6.0
Labour hold Swing Increase17.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Paterson 3,020 61.0 Increase19.7
Conservative P. Buzzard 1,334 26.9 Decrease20.6
Liberal Democrats M. Todd 596 12.0 Increase3.6
Majority 1,686 34.1 N/A
Registered electors 11,297
Turnout 43.8 Increase2.0
Labour hold Swing Increase20.2

[2]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Groves 2,763 57.5 Increase23.4
Conservative Patricia Jones 1,621 33.7 Decrease23.1
Liberal Democrats Susanne Uriel 423 8.8 Increase4.8
Majority 1,142 23.8 N/A
Registered electors 9,596
Turnout 50.1 Increase5.4
Labour hold Swing Increase23.3

[2]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Hackett 2,606 51.2 Increase18.6
Conservative N. Joynson 1,639 32.2 Decrease21.0
Liberal Democrats John Codling 841 16.5 Increase6.9
Majority 967 19.0 N/A
Registered electors 11,502
Turnout 44.2 Increase2.5
Labour hold Swing Increase19.8

[2][9]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Lindsay 3,087 58.6 Increase17.0
Labour Keith Williams 1,345 25.6 Increase9.8
Conservative Vera Ruck [n 5] 832 15.8 Decrease24.8
Majority 1,742 33.1 Increase32.1
Registered electors 11,836
Turnout 44.5 Increase3.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase16.0

[2][10]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Thornton 3,239 50.3 Increase9.8
Labour John Cocker 1,643 25.5 Increase8.2
Conservative D. Morton 1,554 24.1 Decrease17.1
Majority 1,596 24.8 N/A
Registered electors 11,707
Turnout 55.0 Increase3.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase12.8

[2]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laurence Jones 2,683 51.2 Decrease23.6
Labour R. Pennington 1,337 25.5 Increase13.0
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 1,219 23.3 Increase13.7
Majority 1,346 25.7 Decrease36.6
Registered electors 12,658
Turnout 41.4 Decrease0.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease18.3

[2][11]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Jackson 3,443 79.1 Increase13.4
Conservative B. Bartlett 503 11.6 Decrease14.9
Liberal Democrats M. Wright 407 9.3 Increase3.6
Majority 2,940 67.5 Increase28.3
Registered electors 11,232
Turnout 38.8 Increase5.0
Labour hold Swing Increase14.2

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hughes 3,049 60.2 Decrease14.8
Labour Denis Knowles 2,012 39.8 Increase26.6
Majority 1,037 20.5 Decrease41.2
Registered electors 12,580
Turnout 40.2 Decrease0.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease20.7

[2][12]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Davies 2,790 81.8 Increase15.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen Blaylock 273 7.9 Decrease2.1
Conservative C. Bowditch 243 7.1 Decrease13.8
Green Nigel Birchenough 135 3.9 Increase0.1
Majority 2,517 73.1 Increase28.7
Registered electors 9,868
Turnout 34.9 Increase11.6
Labour hold Swing Increase14.4

[2][13]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Lloyd 3,136 53.9 Increase18.3
Conservative D. Smith 1,782 30.6 Decrease25.2
Liberal Democrats E. Davies 902 15.5 Increase8.5
Majority 1,354 23.3 N/A
Registered electors 12,908
Turnout 45.1 Increase0.6
Labour hold Swing Increase21.8

[2]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Howden 2,471 44.3 Decrease25.8
Labour A. Sheppard 1,730 31.0 Increase14.2
Liberal Democrats John Uriel 1,377 24.7 Increase13.6
Majority 741 13.3 Decrease40.0
Registered electors 11,998
Turnout 46.5 Decrease0.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease20.0

[2]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

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

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1994". 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. 12 and 13)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Steve Foulkes". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Tom Harney". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Ann McLachlan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Andrew Hodson". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Councillor Adrian Jones". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  9. ^ "Councillor Pat Hackett". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  10. ^ "Councillor Jerry Williams". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  11. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  12. ^ "Councillor Denis Knowles". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  13. ^ "Councillor Bill Davies". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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