1996 Harlow District Council election[1][2]
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16 of the 42 seats to Harlow District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 37 3
Seats won 15 1
Seats after 39 3
Seat change Increase2 Steady
Popular vote 11,357 3,893
Percentage 66.8% 22.9%

Harlow UK local election 1996 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1996 Harlow District Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1996 Harlow District Council election took place on 2 May 1996 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held continuously since the council's creation in 1973.

Election result

1996 Harlow local election result[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 15 2 0 Increase2 93.8 66.8 11,357 Increase17.8
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 Steady 6.3 9.6 1,634 Decrease2.8
  Conservative 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 22.9 3,893 Decrease15.7
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 121 New

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

Ward results

Brays Grove

Location of Brays Grove ward
Location of Brays Grove ward
Brays Grove[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John McCree[4] 804 84.5%
Conservative E. Roberts 147 15.5%
Turnout 32.3%
Labour hold

Great Parndon

Location of Great Parndon ward
Location of Great Parndon ward
Great Parndon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sid Warner[5] 774 58.3%
Conservative P. McClarnon 554 41.7%
Turnout 42.0%
Labour gain from Conservative

Hare Street and Town Centre

Location of Hare Street and Town Centre ward
Location of Hare Street and Town Centre ward
Hare Street and Town Centre[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Terry Abel[6] 590 73.3%
Conservative V. Roberts 115 14.3%
Liberal Democrats S. Ward 100 12.4%
Turnout 31.5%
Labour hold

Kingsmoor

Location of Kingsmoor ward
Location of Kingsmoor ward
Kingsmoor[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ian Turner[7] 807 55.2%
Conservative D. Roberts 451 30.9%
Liberal Democrats L. Jones 203 13.9%
Turnout 32.3%
Labour gain from Conservative

Latton Bush (2 seats)

Location of Latton Bush ward
Location of Latton Bush ward
Latton Bush (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Pauline Bruce[8] 941
Labour Alan Jones[8] 834
Conservative S. Carter 386
Conservative V. Ross 334
Liberal Democrats J. Dawson 143
Liberal Democrats P. Dawson 121
Turnout 39.9%
Labour hold
Labour hold

Little Parndon

Location of Little Parndon ward
Location of Little Parndon ward
Little Parndon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Daphne Pennick[9] 1,051 81.3%
Conservative D. Weales 241 18.7%
Turnout 33.8%
Labour hold

Mark Hall South

Location of Mark Hall South ward
Location of Mark Hall South ward
Mark Hall South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mike Danvers[10] 968 81.8%
Conservative D. Crossingham 215 18.2%
Turnout 32.8%
Labour hold

Netteswell East

Location of Netteswell East ward
Location of Netteswell East ward
Netteswell East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Rob Eschle[11] 724 78.4%
Conservative R. Tweed 199 21.6%
Turnout 33.7%
Labour hold

Netteswell West

Location of Netteswell West ward
Location of Netteswell West ward
Netteswell[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jean Clark[12] 602 75.3%
Liberal Democrats S. Herbert 100 12.5%
Conservative G. Mitchinson 97 12.1%
Turnout 33.4%
Labour hold

Old Harlow (2 seats)

Location of Old Harlow ward
Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Argent 1,060
Labour Jonathan Simcox[13] 1,037
Conservative M. Garnett 572
Conservative S. Livings 521
Liberal Democrats G. George 181
Liberal Democrats N. Macy 139
Turnout 39.7%
Labour hold
Labour hold

Passmores

Location of Passmores ward
Location of Passmores ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jim Rogers[14] 745 63.1%
Liberal Democrats A. Curran 227 19.2%
Conservative T. McArdle 208 17.6%
Turnout 33.6%
Labour hold

Potter Street

Location of Potter Street ward
Location of Potter Street ward
Passmores[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Maggie Hulcoop[15] 894 61.1%
Conservative R. Cross 449 30.7%
Green M. Powell 121 8.3%
Turnout 32.3%
Labour hold

Stewards

Location of Stewards ward
Location of Stewards ward
Stewards[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Sue Lawton[16] 680 58.7%
Labour J. Tremayne 426 36.8%
Conservative S. Butt 53 4.6%
Turnout 32.2%
Liberal Democrats hold

Tye Green

Location of Tye Green ward
Location of Tye Green ward
Tye Green[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ruth Watson[17] 971 82.5%
Conservative M. Fletcher 206 17.5%
Turnout 33.7%
Labour hold

By-elections between 1996 and 1998

Great Parndon

Great Parndon by-election 25 September 1997[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 488 53.0 -5.3
Conservative 433 47.0 +5.3
Majority 55 6.0
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Latton Bush

Great Parndon by-election 25 September 1997[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 503 72.5 +8.5
Conservative 115 16.6 -9.7
Liberal Democrats 56 8.1 -1.6
Green 20 2.9 +2.9
Majority 388 55.9
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Mark Hall South

Great Parndon by-election 25 September 1997[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 530 64.2 -17.6
Liberal Democrats 186 22.5 +22.5
Conservative 110 13.3 -4.9
Majority 344 41.7
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1996". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Harlow District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
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  5. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Great Parndon". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 22 April 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Hare Street and Town Centre". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Kingsmoor". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 22 April 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Introducing your Local Councillors - Latton Bush". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 22 April 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Little Parndon". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 22 April 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Mark Hall South". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 22 April 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Netteswell East". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 4 October 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Netteswell West". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Old Harlow". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Passmores". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Potter Street". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Stewards". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Introducing your Local Councillors - Tye Green". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  18. ^ a b c "Local Authority Byelection Results - September 1997". Local Authority Byelection Results. Archived from the original on 31 August 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2019.