1996 City of Lincoln Council election[1][2]
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11 of the 33 seats to City of Lincoln Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 31 2
Seats won 11 0
Seats after 33 0
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2
Popular vote 14,161 4,883
Percentage 69.4% 23.9%

City of Lincoln Council Election Results 1996.svg
Map showing the results the 1996 Lincoln City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats and blue shows Conservative seats.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1996 City of Lincoln Council election took place on 2 May 1996. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election: the seats of which were last contested in 1992. The Labour Party retained control of the council.

Overall results

1996 City of Lincoln Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 2 0 Increase2 100.0 69.4 14,161 Increase17.8
  Conservative 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 23.9 4,883 Decrease18.5
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.2 243 Decrease2.6
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 5.5 1,130 Increase3.0
Total 11 20,417

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1992 election.

Ward results

Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Location of Abbey ward
Abbey[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Robertson 1,190 79.2%
Conservative P. Forbes-Ritte 208 13.8%
Green P. North 104 6.9%
Turnout 30.2%
Labour hold

Birchwood

Location of Birchwood ward
Location of Birchwood ward
Boultham[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Stephen Allnutt[4] 1,820 58.9%
Conservative Edmund Strengiel[5] 1,147 37.1%
Green T. Ligema 121 3.9%
Turnout 32.4%
Labour gain from Conservative

Boultham

Location of Boultham ward
Location of Boultham ward
Boultham[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ralph Toofany[6] 1,221 76.5%
Conservative M. Franks 268 16.8%
Green G. Phillips 108 6.8%
Turnout 30.9%
Labour hold

Bracebridge

Location of Bracebridge ward
Location of Bracebridge ward
Bracebridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Bradley 1,273 69.0%
Conservative R. Meads 491 26.6%
Green R. Leedham-Green 80 4.3%
Turnout 30.7%
Labour hold

Carholme

Location of Carholme ward
Location of Carholme ward
Carholme[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. Paterson 1,264 60.8%
Conservative M. Mellows 402 19.3%
Liberal Democrats L. Gabriel 243 11.7%
Green D. Kane 171 8.2%
Turnout 38.3%
Labour hold

Castle

Location of Castle ward
Location of Castle ward
Castle[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Loraine Woolley[7] 1,324 75.1%
Conservative B. Tibble 334 19.0%
Green E. Gurney 104 5.9%
Turnout 33.4%
Labour hold

Longdales

Location of Longdales ward
Location of Longdales ward
Longdales[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. McGinlay 1,216 69.5%
Conservative David Gratrick[8] 476 27.2%
Green A. Hansell 57 3.3%
Turnout 36.6%
Labour hold

Minster

Location of Minster ward
Location of Minster ward
Minster[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Lawrence Wells[9] 1,648 65.3%
Conservative C. Talbor 719 28.5%
Green A. Smith 156 6.2%
Turnout 34.4%
Labour hold

Moorland

Location of Moorland ward
Location of Moorland ward
Moorland[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour N. Baldock 1,192 70.7%
Conservative D. Fraser 410 24.3%
Green L. Durrant 84 5.0%
Turnout 34.5%
Labour gain from Conservative

Park

Location of Park ward
Location of Park ward
Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Y. Jackson 868 73.6%
Conservative B. Briggs 223 18.9%
Green K. Yates 88 7.5%
Turnout 23.9%
Labour hold

Tritton

Location of Tritton ward
Location of Tritton ward
Tritton[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Richard Coupland[6] 1,145 81.4%
Conservative M. Clark 205 14.6%
Green R. Weavers 57 4.1%
Turnout 33.9%
Labour hold

By-elections between 1996 and 1998

Carholme By-Election 22 May 1997[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour 841 54.6
Conservative 380 24.7
Independent 223 14.5
Green 95 6.2
Majority 461 29.9
Turnout 1,539 28.3
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1996". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "City of Lincoln Council Election Results 1973-2012". Elections Centre. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. ^ "City of Lincoln Council - Your council". City of Lincoln Council. Archived from the original on 12 May 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  5. ^ "City of Lincoln Council - Your council". City of Lincoln Council. Archived from the original on 25 January 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Councillors - Boultham ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Councillors - Castle ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Councillors - Minster ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Councillors - Glebe ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  10. ^ Keith Edkins. "Local Authority Byelection Results - May 1997". Archived from the original on 31 August 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2019.