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Elections to Colchester Borough Council took place in 1996.

Results Summary

1996 Colchester Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 Decrease 1 50.0 22 32 53.3 15,202 39.9 +2.1
  Labour 5 Increase 4 25.0 11 16 26.7 13,001 34.2 –1.9
  Conservative 4 Decrease 3 20.0 7 11 18.3 8,577 22.5 –2.8
  Tiptree Residents 1 Steady 5.0 0 1 1.7 1,085 2.9 New
  Ind. Conservative 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 174 0.5 New
  Natural Law 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 22 0.1 New

Ward Results

Berechurch

Berechurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Stevens 1,231 50.1 +1.7
Labour O. Bishop 1,047 42.6 -1.7
Conservative N. Peckston 180 7.3 0.0
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats William Spyvee 1,076 45.6 +10.4
Labour J. Thomas 895 37.9 -8.4
Conservative J. Lucas 366 15.5 -0.2
Natural Law J. Basker 22 0.9 +0.1
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Dedham

Dedham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats G. Williams 531 57.9 +3.7
Conservative W. Scattergood 318 34.7 -8.5
Labour Dave Harris 68 7.4 +4.8
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

East Donyland

East Donyland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Cooke 402 48.4 +10.2
Liberal Democrats Barry Woodward 245 29.5 +13.6
Conservative V. Watson 149 17.9 -26.7
Ind. Conservative D. Newman 35 4.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Fordham

Fordham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Cannon 365 48.4 -10.1
Liberal Democrats R. Tyrrell 231 30.6 +1.9
Labour J. Coombes 145 19.2 +6.4
Ind. Conservative K. Roberts 13 1.7 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Harbour

Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats E. Fowler 1,219 53.0 +18.6
Labour S. Webb 906 39.4 -16.4
Conservative M. Coyne 176 7.6 -2.2
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lexden

Lexden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Lewis 1,098 48.3 +8.7
Liberal Democrats B. Trusler 935 41.2 -6.9
Labour P. Creasy 210 9.2 -3.1
Ind. Conservative I. Juliff 29 1.3 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Marks Tey

Marks Tey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Gower 312 34.7 -16.5
Labour T. Rogers 285 31.7 +14.2
Liberal Democrats G. Ambridge 275 30.6 -0.7
Ind. Conservative G. Francis 27 3.0 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Mile End

Mile End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Wood 1,089 37.0 +1.1
Conservative P. Borges 900 30.5 -0.9
Liberal Democrats G. Folkard 887 30.1 -0.7
Ind. Conservative D. Pallett 70 2.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

New Town

New Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Stevens 1,178 62.7 -4.1
Labour C. Tighe 576 30.6 +6.3
Conservative J. Girdlestone 126 6.7 +1.2
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Prettygate

Prettygate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Hunt 1,164 48.3 -1.0
Labour F. Somerville 629 26.1 -0.5
Conservative Ron Levy 615 25.5 +1.4
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Shrub End

Shrub End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats S. Cawley 687 49.8 +7.4
Labour A. Frost 529 38.4 -8.4
Conservative R. Bunn 163 11.8 +1.0
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim Young 1,143 67.2 +6.2
Liberal Democrats J. Gary 459 27.0 -3.5
Conservative G. McKinnon 98 5.8 -1.8
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

St. Anne's

St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Frank 1,124 50.7 +6.1
Liberal Democrats J. Fellows 937 42.2 -6.8
Conservative M. Miller 157 7.1 +0.7
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ray Gamble 1,324 59.8 +9.5
Conservative N. Taylor 538 24.3 -1.3
Labour John Cooke 353 15.9 -8.2
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Kirchner 983 45.8 +2.8
Conservative R. Pawsey 718 33.4 +1.2
Labour K. Hindle 447 20.8 -3.7
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stanway

Stanway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Sykes 1,100 53.9 +0.3
Labour Julie Young 535 26.2 +1.7
Conservative J. Orpen-Smellie 405 19.9 -2.0
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Tiptree

Tiptree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tiptree Residents J. Webb 1,085 48.2 +1.9
Labour M. Dale 947 42.0 +0.1
Conservative Elizabeth Blundell 221 9.8 -28.1
Majority
Turnout
Tiptree Residents hold Swing

† The change in vote share for J. Webb is calculated from 1992, when they last stood for election.

West Mersea

West Mersea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Jowers 1,089 54.9 -6.0
Liberal Democrats M. Hargreaves 458 23.1 +8.5
Labour Alan Mogridge 436 22.0 -2.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Prosser 1,235 58.8 +2.7
Conservative P. Osbourne 583 27.8 -3.1
Liberal Democrats P. Gentry 282 13.4 +4.5
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing