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Elections to South Ribble Borough Council were held on 4 May 1995. The whole council was up for election and a Labour majority was returned, the Conservatives having lost control of the council. The election saw Tim Farron, future leader of the Liberal Democrats, returned as a councillor for Leyland Central.

Composition of the Borough Council after the 1995 election

Election result

South Ribble Local Election Result 1995
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 29 Increase 14 53.7 47.8 37883
  Conservative 16 Decrease 17 29.6 35.4 28046
  Liberal Democrats 9 Increase 3 16.7 16.5 13094
  Liberal 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 238

Ward Results

All Saints
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Sharrat 1,399 23.2
Labour Barrie Yates 1,219 20.2
Labour B. Greenland 1,206 20.0
Conservative P. Ames 709 11.7
Conservative F. Walker 668 11.1
Conservative N. Dean 622 10.3
Liberal Democrats S. Conforth 215 3.6
Bamber Bridge Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Davies 1,014 19.3
Labour B. Pemberton 968 18.5
Labour D. Banks 958 18.3
Conservative F. Cooper 763 14.6
Conservative G. Woods 741 14.1
Conservative E. McMahon 637 12.2
Liberal Democrats L. Wright 161 3.1
Bamber Bridge South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Hanson 968 23.7
Labour J. Owen 961 23.6
Labour J. Swain 959 23.5
Conservative K. Fell 371 9.1
Conservative J. Lambert 342 8.4
Conservative F. Redfern 326 8.0
Liberal Democrats J. Edwin 152 3.7
Charnock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. Crossley 356 48.7
Labour D. Wooldridge 345 47.2
Liberal Democrats J. Thomason 30 4.1
Farington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Baehren 869 16.2
Labour S. Davies 851 15.9
Labour F. Heyworth 695 13.0
Conservative G. Cross 673 12.6
Conservative G. Thorpe 655 12.2
Conservative M. McNulty 630 11.8
Liberal Democrats J. Bullock 376 7.0
Liberal Democrats S. Smith 376 5.8
Liberal Democrats G. Schofield 298 5.6
Howick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Stewart 593 28.7
Conservative H. Smith 590 28.5
Labour J. Dickinson 339 16.4
Labour H. Dubery 310 15.0
Liberal Democrats V. Howarth 125 6.0
Liberal Democrats M. Garratt 112 5.4
Hutton & New Longton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Breakell 859 19.9
Conservative J. Hesketh 827 19.1
Conservative M. Barker 704 16.3
Labour A. Monks 600 13.9
Liberal Democrats N. Sumner 504 11.7
Liberal Democrats A. Miller 496 11.5
Liberal Democrats W. Bryce 329 7.6
Kingsfold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Wooldridge 1,092 19.4
Labour H. Gore 1,090 19.4
Labour J. Patten 1,062 18.9
Conservative B. Bannister 784 14.0
Conservative F. Almond 719 12.8
Conservative G. Owen 687 12.2
Liberal Democrats W. Bryce 187 3.3
Leyland Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tim Farron 880 28.6
Liberal Democrats D. Foster 800 26.0
Labour G. Eckersley 629 20.4
Labour T. Abbott 562 18.3
Conservative S. Smith 107 3.5
Conservative L. Wollard 99 3.2
Leyland St. Ambrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats N. Orrell 815 30.9
Liberal Democrats M. Kirkham 773 29.2
Labour G. Golden 473 18.0
Labour B. Walmsley 423 16.0
Conservative M. Long 80 3.0
Conservative D. Walmsley 76 2.9
Leyland St. Johns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Evans 1,238 31.5
Labour D. Harrison 1,204 30.1
Labour B. Wilson 1,138 29.0
Liberal R. Prescott 238 6.1
Conservative D. Baker 209 5.3
Leyland St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Knowles 988 17.6
Liberal Democrats A. Roscoe 977 17.4
Liberal Democrats M. Duckworth 965 17.2
Labour A. Nicholson 583 10.4
Labour P. Rickard 555 10.0
Labour D. Womack 552 9.9
Conservative J. Treacher 513 9.2
Conservative H. Parr 508 9.1
Conservative A. Probert 462 8.2
Little Hoole & Much Hoole
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Webster 518 26.0
Labour D. Webster 494 24.7
Labour R. Wright 452 22.6
Conservative J. Knowles 407 20.3
Liberal Democrats M. Bull 127 6.4
Longton Central & West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Colton 738 21.3
Conservative P. Stettner 651 18.8
Conservative E. Nichollas 645 18.6
Labour N. Briggs 611 17.6
Liberal Democrats I. Clements 423 12.2
Liberal Democrats H. Farron 127 11.4
Lostock Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Pownall 1,015 16.4
Labour M. Carolan 992 16.0
Labour M. Thistlethwaite 975 15.7
Conservative J. Hughes 906 14.6
Conservative K. Beattie 812 13.1
Conservative D. Parkinson 774 12.5
Liberal Democrats B. Lawrenson 192 3.1
Manor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats D. Howarth 732 28.7
Liberal Democrats J. Webb 681 26.7
Conservative M. Askew 580 22.7
Conservative V. Baker 560 21.9
Middleforth Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Pownall 841 28.0
Labour D. Bretherton 838 27.8
Conservative J. Richardson 680 22.6
Conservative M. Elliott 560 21.7
Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Brown 1,099 24.7
Labour D. Snape 1,038 23.4
Labour G. Lewis 994 22.4
Conservative W. Wright 343 7.7
Conservative D. Hayton 314 7.1
Conservative G. Molloy 298 6.7
Liberal Democrats (Ms.) M. Simmonds 184 4.1
Liberal Democrats M. Simmonds 172 3.9
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Haworth 577 29.5
Conservative A. Simmons 511 26.1
Labour R. Durham 491 25.1
Liberal Democrats M. Cassell 210 10.7
Liberal Democrats A. Pimblett 168 8.6
Samlesbury & Cuerdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Long 276 60.8
Labour J. Horner 178 39.2
Seven Stars
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Kelly 803 41.7
Labour A. Dawson 793 41.2
Conservative J. Robinson 183 9.5
Conservative D. Forrest 145 7.5
Walton Le Dale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Lawson 773 17.2
Conservative H. Clarkson 769 17.1
Conservative K. Palmer 768 17.1
Labour S. Bennett 718 16.0
Labour M. McClumpha 646 14.4
Labour B. Mounsey 643 14.3
Liberal Democrats M. Beckerleg 173 3.9

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