1997 Plymouth City Council election[1]
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All 60 seats in the Plymouth City Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 54 seats, 61.2% 6 seats, 26.4%
Seats won 47 13
Seat change Decrease7 Increase7
Popular vote 62,966 43,731
Percentage 47.2% 32.8%
Swing Decrease14.0% Increase6.4%

Plymouth City Council election 1997 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 1997 Plymouth City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 1997 Plymouth City Council election took place on 1 May 1997 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in Devon, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held since 1991.[1]

Overall results

1997 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 47 1 8 Decrease7 78.3 47.2 62,966 Decrease13.5
  Conservative 13 8 1 Increase7 21.7 32.8 43,731 Increase6.6
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 17.3 23,146 Increase9.2
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 1,405 Increase0.6
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 1,030 Increase0.4
  Independent Democrat 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 999 New
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 244 Decrease0.6
Total 60 133,521

Ward results

Budshead (3 seats)

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead (3 seats)[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ronald Sydney Simmonds 3,997
Labour Paul Carter 3,746
Labour Thomas Barry Coleman 3,474
Liberal Democrats S. Hutty 1,203
Conservative K. Watkin 1,168
Liberal Democrats M. Trench 1,058
Turnout 65.0%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Compton (3 seats)

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Albert Fry 3,402
Conservative Thomas Edward James Savery 3,362
Conservative David John Stark 3,221
Labour K. French 1,677
Labour L. Harris 1,674
Labour I. Tuffin 1,526
Liberal Democrats R. Casley 1,390
Liberal Democrats J. Rushton 1,307
Liberal Democrats D. Van Eetvelt 1,063
Green F. Allen 502
Turnout 67.4%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Drake (3 seats)

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Christopher Peter Burgess 2,376
Labour Ernest Alexander Colley 2,340
Labour Pauline Mary Purnell 2,245
Liberal Democrats G. Nye 2,031
Liberal Democrats B. Yardley 1,962
Conservative P. Parnall 1,917
Conservative W. Hodges 1,881
Liberal Democrats P. York 1,842
Conservative M. White 1,824
Green G. Grindrod 528
Turnout 60.8%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Efford (3 seats)

Location of Efford ward
Location of Efford ward
Efford (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bernard Claude Alexander Miller 3,404
Labour Jane Margaret Jones 3,314
Labour Bernard Claude Alexander Vincent 3,161
Conservative K. Banks 1,671
Conservative M. Leaves 1,550
Conservative M. Orchard 1,524
Liberal Democrats R. Bray 982
Liberal Democrats D. Taylor 941
Liberal Democrats R. Vosper 911
Turnout 68.6%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Eggbuckland (3 seats)

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Derick Brian Bray 4,034
Labour Michael George Wright 3,787
Labour Robert Anthony Gachagan 3,527
Conservative G. Bragg 2,633
Conservative M. Foster 2,372
Conservative J. Wallace 2,365
Liberal Democrats A. Nelmes 1,627
Turnout 72.7%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Estover (3 seats)

Location of Estover ward
Location of Estover ward
Estover (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Michael Robert Fox 3,937
Labour Charles Joseph William Demuth 3,736
Labour Valentine Hiromeris 3,269
Conservative P. Brookshaw 3,184
Conservative M. Gibson 3,146
Conservative B. Brookshaw 3,139
Liberal Democrats T. Wickett 1,634
Turnout 68.3%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Ham (3 seats)

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Frederick James Ball 3,533
Labour Tudor Evans 3,143
Labour D. Knott 2,911
Conservative G. Monahan 1,288
Independent Democrat P. Stanner 999
Turnout 65.5%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Honicknowle (3 seats)

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Joseph Ingham 4,639
Labour Alan George Ford 4,135
Labour A. Bennett 3,976
Conservative R. Mahony 1,765
Turnout 67.6%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Keyham (3 seats)

Location of Keyham ward
Location of Keyham ward
Keyham (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Michael John Sheaff 3,100
Labour Alan Stephens 2,704
Labour Steven Paul Lemin 2,152
Conservative J. Johnson 1,471
Conservative S. Wheeler 1,331
Liberal Democrats M. Gallagher 1,213
Conservative D. McKechnie 1,171
Turnout 61.4%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Mount Gould (3 seats)

Location of Mount Gould ward
Location of Mount Gould ward
Mount Gould (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Patrica Nora Coyle 2,410
Labour Edwin Shaun Rennie 2,251
Labour John Gerard Williams 2,249
Conservative C. Atkey 1,447
Conservative M. Campbell 1,440
Conservative M. Turner 1,283
Liberal Democrats N. Black 1,119
Liberal Democrats C. Summerfield 1,116
Liberal Democrats H. Biles 1,078
Independent C. Brown 450
Independent S. Mitchell 335
Independent M. Roberts 286
Turnout 61.8%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Plympton Erle (3 seats)

Location of Plympton Erle ward
Location of Plympton Erle ward
Plympton Erle (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kathleen Lucy Banks 3,627
Conservative John Frederick Fox 3,473
Conservative David John James 3,379
Labour R. Rogers 3,262
Labour K. Hill 2,992
Labour I. Gordon 2,962
Liberal Democrats K. Hill 2,725
Liberal Democrats M. Neale 2,448
Turnout 70.0%
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative gain from Labour

Plympton St Mary (3 seats)

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Joan Iris Stopporton 3,510
Conservative Patrick Nicholson 3,321
Conservative Maureen Lawley 3,294
Labour P. Smith 2,613
Labour A. Wellington 2,313
Labour G. Shears 2,303
Liberal Democrats D. Tyrie 1,711
Turnout 73.7%
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative hold

Plymstock Dunstone (3 seats)

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Frank Viney 3,687
Conservative Vivien Anne Pengelly 3,360
Conservative Kevin Charles Wigens 3,174
Labour J. Kirk 2,493
Labour R. Evans 2,411
Labour E. Cohen 2,217
Liberal Democrats S. Byatt 1,796
Liberal Democrats J. Coker 1,689
Liberal Democrats M. Coker 1,571
Turnout 72.4%
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative gain from Labour

Plymstock Radford (3 seats)

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ruth Earl 2,496
Conservative Kenneth James Foster 2,288
Labour Peter Francis Allan 2,284
Conservative A. Lugger 2,207
Labour S. Polkinghorn 2,035
Conservative M. Leaves 2,016
Liberal Democrats C. Burrows 1,407
Liberal Democrats J. Tisdall 1,333
Liberal Democrats J. Byatt 1,184
UKIP R. Bullock 244
Turnout 72.4%
Labour hold
Conservative gain from Labour
Labour hold

Southway (3 seats)

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Dennis John Camp 4,204
Labour Eileen Ruby Evans 4,102
Labour John George Jones 4,036
Conservative J. Harden 2,143
Conservative E. Willey 2,002
Conservative G. Horler 1,980
Turnout 67.7%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

St Budeax (3 seats)

Location of St Budeax ward
Location of St Budeax ward
St Budeax (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Ambrose Coyle 3,619
Labour Debre Ann Roche 3,424
Labour Thomas Trerise Wildy 3,075
Conservative J. Plymsol 2,145
Turnout 64.0%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

St Peter (3 seats)

Location of St Peter ward
Location of St Peter ward
St Peter (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sylvia Yvonne Bellamy 2,918
Labour Mark Anthony King 2,521
Labour Ashley Telford Mason 2,338
Liberal Democrats R. Egerton 968
Conservative D. Gamble 964
Conservative J. Parry 949
Conservative J. Paton 879
Liberal Democrats P. Jones 859
Liberal Democrats H. Guy 858
Independent D. Kelway 271
Independent M. Howes 186
Independent T. Russell 181
Turnout 55.6%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Stoke (3 seats)

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Alexander Millar 2,961
Labour Janet Millar 2,831
Labour William John Stevens 2,577
Conservative C. Pascoe 1,993
Conservative B. Pascoe 1,990
Conservative B. Fox 1,976
Liberal Democrats J. Evans 1,277
Liberal Democrats S. Guy 1,258
Liberal Democrats M. Hazell 1,174
Turnout 63.2%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Sutton (3 seats)

Location of Sutton ward
Location of Sutton ward
Sutton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Christopher Mavin 2,602
Labour Jean Nelder 2,592
Labour George Wheeler 2,403
Conservative F. Brimacombe 1,397
Conservative D. Brimacombe 1,291
Conservative R. Garley 1,139
Liberal Democrats J. Dean 895
Liberal Democrats M. Flippance 789
Liberal Democrats T. Longworth 784
Independent K. Kelway 684
Independent G. Fletcher 419
Independent J. Preece 359
Turnout 61.4%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour hold

Trelawny (3 seats)

Location of Trelawny ward
Location of Trelawny ward
Trelawny (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Howard Leslie Davey 2,691
Labour David Martin Palmer 2,645
Labour Thelma Hilda Irene Rider 2,608
Conservative P. Nicholson 2,031
Conservative D. Kaye 2,007
Conservative R. Lloyd 1,897
Liberal Democrats K. D'Arcy 901
Liberal Democrats A. Robins 878
Liberal Democrats S. Simmonds 776
Turnout 73.7%
Labour hold
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative

References

  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1997 (PDF). Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. p. 9.
  2. ^ "Plymouth City Council - Member Profiles". Archived from the original on 29 January 1997. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Plymouth City Council Election Results 1997-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 21 November 2019.