1995 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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← 1994 4 May 1995 (1995-05-04) 1996 →

22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout38.2% (Decrease4.8%)[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 15 seats,
46.6%
6 seats,
30.8%
3 seats,
22.5%
Seats before 30 28 8
Seats won 15 4 3
Seats after 36 22 8
Seat change Increase6 Decrease6 Steady
Popular vote 51,052 24,550 19,179
Percentage 53.5% 25.8% 20.1%
Swing Increase6.9% Decrease5.0% Decrease2.4%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 1995.svg
Map of results of 1995 election

Leader of the Council before election

None
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

Dave Jackson
Labour

The 1995 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 4 May 1995 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 36 Increase6
Conservative 22 Decrease6
Liberal Democrats 8 Steady

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1994.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1995
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 22 15 6 0 Increase6 68.2 53.5 51,052 Increase6.9
  Conservative 21 4 0 6 Decrease6 18.2 25.8 24,550 Decrease5.0
  Liberal Democrats 22 3 1 1 Steady 13.6 20.1 19,179 Decrease2.4
  Green 6 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 558 Increase0.5

[1][2]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Smith 2,685 52.6 Increase9.3
Conservative Hilary Jones 2,045 40.1 Decrease1.3
Liberal Democrats Kevin Turner 375 7.3 Decrease8.0
Majority 640 12.5 Increase10.6
Registered electors 10,735
Turnout 47.6 Decrease2.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase5.3

[2][4]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Smith 2,401 90.6 Increase6.8
Liberal Democrats John Tomlinson 128 4.8 Decrease4.6
Conservative P. Weare 121 4.6 Decrease2.3
Majority 2,273 85.8 Increase11.4
Registered electors 8,446
Turnout 31.4 Decrease0.7
Labour hold Swing Increase5.7

[2][5]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Davies 2,850 88.3 Increase3.9
Liberal Democrats P. Cooke 196 6.1 Decrease2.1
Conservative B. Brassey 183 5.7 Decrease1.6
Majority 2,654 82.2 Increase6.0
Registered electors 10,508
Turnout 30.7 Decrease4.2
Labour hold Swing Increase3.0

[2][6]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Mullins 2,950 73.2 Increase11.6
Conservative K. Roberts 653 16.2 Decrease5.3
Liberal Democrats M. Bolton 427 10.6 Decrease6.3
Majority 2,297 57.0 Increase16.9
Registered electors 11,102
Turnout 36.3 Decrease4.5
Labour hold Swing Increase8.5

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Audrey Moore 2,486 42.8 Increase11.3
Conservative Leonard Moore 2,201 37.9 Decrease5.6
Liberal Democrats W. Walsh 1,119 19.3 Decrease5.8
Majority 285 4.9 N/A
Registered electors 13,974
Turnout 41.5 Decrease3.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase8.5

[2]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Day 2,205 49.8 Decrease3.5
Liberal Democrats Stuart Kelly 1,644 37.1 Increase4.7
Conservative P. Greening-Jackson 509 11.5 Decrease2.8
Green K. Cuthbertson 73 1.6 New
Majority 561 12.7 Decrease8.1
Registered electors 10,607
Turnout 41.8 Decrease4.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Decrease4.1

[2][7]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats George Mitchell 2,782 58.8 Increase4.5
Labour A. Sheppard 1,407 29.8 Decrease1.9
Conservative D. Jones 539 11.4 Decrease2.6
Majority 1,375 29.1 Increase6.5
Registered electors 11,345
Turnout 41.7 Decrease6.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase3.2

[2][8]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Smith 2,884 76.8 Increase5.1
Conservative M. Vickers 461 12.3 Decrease3.9
Liberal Democrats D. Roberts 327 8.7 Decrease3.4
Green Joyce Hogg 82 2.2 New
Majority 2,423 64.5 Increase9.0
Registered electors 10,832
Turnout 34.7 Decrease4.9
Labour hold Swing Increase4.5

[2][9]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Johnson 2,874 56.0 Decrease2.0
Labour L. Flanagan 1,244 24.3 Increase7.6
Liberal Democrats Edward Norton 1,011 19.7 Decrease5.6
Majority 1,630 31.8 Decrease0.9
Registered electors 13,295
Turnout 38.6 Decrease3.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease0.5

[2][10]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hale 2,544 53.4 Decrease4.2
Labour Pauline Cocker 1,490 31.3 Increase11.2
Liberal Democrats A. Richards 731 15.3 Decrease7.0
Majority 1,054 22.1 Decrease13.1
Registered electors 12,544
Turnout 38.0 Decrease4.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.6

[2][11]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ernest Prout 2,641 81.9 Increase10.2
Conservative H. Tooke 326 10.1 Decrease7.0
Liberal Democrats Susanne Uriel 259 8.0 Decrease3.2
Majority 2,315 71.8 Increase17.2
Registered electors 9,581
Turnout 33.7 Decrease2.0
Labour hold Swing Increase8.6

[2]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Cocker 2,985 71.9 Increase10.9
Liberal Democrats M. Todd 1,169 28.1 Increase16.1
Majority 1,816 43.7 Increase9.6
Registered electors 11,324
Turnout 36.7 Decrease7.1
Labour hold Swing Increase4.9

[2]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Green 2,534 58.4 Increase0.9
Conservative Ann Dishman 1,506 34.7 Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats C. Robertson 300 6.9 Decrease1.9
Majority 1,028 23.7 Decrease0.1
Registered electors 9,662
Turnout 44.9 Decrease5.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease0.1

[2]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Keenan 2,608 62.4 Increase11.2
Conservative Vera Ruck 1,042 24.9 Decrease7.3
Liberal Democrats John Codling 531 12.7 Decrease3.2
Majority 1,566 35.7 Increase18.5
Registered electors 11,563
Turnout 36.2 Decrease8.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase9.3

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Williams 2,473 53.3 Decrease5.3
Labour Denis Knowles 1,428 30.8 Increase5.2
Conservative Cyrus Ferguson 655 14.1 Decrease1.7
Green Garnette Bowler 80 1.7 New
Majority 1,045 22.5 Decrease10.6
Registered electors 11,613
Turnout 39.9 Decrease4.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease5.3

[2][12][13]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Edward Cunniffe 2,360 46.2 Decrease4.1
Labour Keith Williams 1,828 35.8 Increase10.3
Conservative A. Adams [n 1] 919 18.0 Decrease6.1
Majority 532 10.4 Decrease14.4
Registered electors 11,752
Turnout 43.5 Decrease11.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Decrease7.2

[2][14]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Kevan 2,161 45.4 Decrease5.8
Labour R. Pennington 1,534 32.3 Increase6.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 952 20.0 Decrease3.3
Green Cecil Bowler 108 2.3 New
Majority 627 13.2 Decrease12.5
Registered electors 12,638
Turnout 37.6 Decrease3.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.3

[2][15]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adrian Jones 3,200 83.5 Increase4.4
Conservative Patricia Jones 315 8.2 Decrease3.4
Liberal Democrats M. Wright 219 5.7 Decrease3.6
Green M. Godwin 99 2.6 New
Majority 2,885 75.3 Increase7.8
Registered electors 11,321
Turnout 33.9 Decrease4.9
Labour hold Swing Increase3.9

[2][16]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeffrey Green 2,084 46.2 Decrease14.0
Labour A. Bell 1,789 39.6 Decrease0.2
Liberal Democrats Charles Wall 641 14.2 New
Majority 295 6.5 Decrease14.0
Registered electors 12,510
Turnout 36.1 Decrease4.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.9

[2][17]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Meaden 2,478 83.7 Increase2.6
Conservative H. Jackson-Payne 185 6.3 Decrease0.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen Blaylock 181 6.1 Decrease1.8
Green Nigel Birchenough 116 3.9 Steady
Majority 2,293 77.5 Increase4.4
Registered electors 9,762
Turnout 30.3 Decrease4.6
Labour hold Swing Increase2.1

[2][18]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Corcoran 3,109 64.6 Increase10.7
Conservative D. Smith 1,157 24.1 Decrease6.5
Liberal Democrats E. Davies 543 11.3 Decrease4.2
Majority 1,952 40.6 Increase17.3
Registered electors 12,810
Turnout 37.5 Decrease7.6
Labour hold Swing Increase8.6

[2]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Melanie Iredale 2,316 44.6 Increase13.6
Conservative Lesley Rennie [n 2] 2,070 39.8 Decrease4.5
Liberal Democrats John Uriel 811 15.6 Decrease9.1
Majority 246 4.7 N/A
Registered electors 11,943
Turnout 43.5 Decrease3.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase9.1

[2][19]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

  1. ^ Incumbent councillor for New Brighton ward.
  2. ^ Incumbent councillor for Prenton ward.

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1995". 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. 13)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Tony Smith". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Harry Smith". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Phil Davies". 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 Pat Williams". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  13. ^ "Councillor Denis Knowles". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  14. ^ "Councillor Jerry Williams". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  15. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  16. ^ "Councillor Adrian Jones". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  17. ^ "Councillor Jeff Green". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  18. ^ "Councillor Chris Meaden". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  19. ^ "Councillor Lesley Rennie". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

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