The 1999 Southampton Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Southampton Unitary Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The results saw the Labour party stay in control of the council after holding all but one of the seats they had been defending.[3] The only change came in St Lukes ward where Conservative Conor Burns gained the seat from Labour.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 26.4%.[4]

Southampton Local Election Result 1999[4][5][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 0 1 -1 53.3 40.2 17,630 -4.1%
  Liberal Democrats 5 0 0 0 33.3 29.2 12,798 +0.0%
  Conservative 2 1 0 +1 13.3 23.6 10,357 +1.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 1,754 +1.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 840 +1.0%
  Independent Ratepayer 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 312 +0.7%
  Residents Action 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 119 +0.3%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 44 +0.1%

Ward results

Bargate[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Burke 1,157 47.9 -7.2
Conservative Andrew Browning 399 16.5 -3.0
Independent Mohammad Aslam 339 14.0 +14.0
Liberal Democrats Nigel Impey 248 10.3 +0.2
Residents Action Lorraine Barter 119 4.9 +4.9
Independent Kim Rose 111 4.6 -6.5
Socialist Alternative David Rawlinson 44 1.8 -2.5
Majority 758 31.4 -4.2
Turnout 2,417 19.0
Labour hold Swing
Bassett[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alec Samuels 1,544 52.7 +3.1
Labour Benjamin Steinberg 907 30.9 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Terence Holden-Brown 481 16.4 +4.2
Majority 637 21.7 +10.2
Turnout 2,932 24.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bitterne[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Masters 1,332 53.8 -7.4
Conservative Royston Smith 770 31.1 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Norman Kingswell 373 15.1 +1.6
Majority 562 22.7 -13.2
Turnout 2,475 27.1
Labour hold Swing
Bitterne Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Beckett 1,861 50.5 +3.6
Independent Peter Baillie 1,031 28.0 +1.5
Labour Michael Drain 498 13.5 -3.6
Conservative Brynley Williams 294 8.0 -1.5
Majority 830 22.5 +2.1
Turnout 3,684 31.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Coxford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Galton 1,558 45.9 -2.1
Labour Ceren Davis 1,498 44.2 +3.3
Conservative Marie Heracleous 336 9.9 -1.2
Majority 60 1.8 -5.3
Turnout 3,392 29.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Freemantle[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Harris 1,309 51.6 -1.2
Conservative Jeremy Moulton 694 27.4 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Tom Lawrence 343 13.5 -0.9
Green John Spottiswoode 191 7.5 +2.8
Majority 615 24.2 -0.5
Turnout 2,537 24.1
Labour hold Swing
Harefield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Harryman 1,357 43.5 -8.1
Conservative John Hartwell 1,350 43.3 +9.1
Liberal Democrats Sharon Mintoff 333 10.7 +2.2
Green Andrew Shaw 78 2.5 +0.4
Majority 7 0.2 -17.3
Turnout 3,118 31.2
Labour hold Swing
Millbrook[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats George Melrose 1,433 54.1 -2.7
Labour Derek Parsons 845 31.9 +1.0
Conservative Edward Daunt 371 14.0 +1.6
Majority 588 22.2 -3.7
Turnout 2,649 26.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Peartree[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Norah Goss 1,579 46.6 -7.9
Labour Matthew Stevens 1,166 34.4 -1.0
Conservative Graham Cotton 331 9.8 -0.3
Independent Ratepayer Graham Cotton 312 9.2 +9.2
Majority 413 12.2 -6.9
Turnout 3,388 31.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Portswood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jill Baston 1,721 55.8 -2.0
Labour Jayne Laysan 723 23.5 -5.2
Conservative Michael Ball 436 14.1 +0.6
Green Adam Boardman 203 6.6 +6.6
Majority 998 32.4 +3.4
Turnout 3,083 28.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Redbridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Russell 1,422 63.7 -3.7
Conservative Julian Isaacson 422 18.9 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Edward Blake 389 17.4 +1.0
Majority 1,000 44.8 -6.3
Turnout 2,233 21.8
Labour hold Swing
Shirley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Kearns 1,404 44.3 +1.2
Conservative Brian Parnell 1,191 37.6 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Sarah Neely 429 13.5 -4.2
Green Peter Davis 143 4.5 +1.1
Majority 213 6.7 -0.7
Turnout 3,167 32.1
Labour hold Swing
Sholing[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Blatchford 1,795 58.0 -1.0
Conservative Marlene Unwin 884 28.6 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Allan Nelson 416 13.4 -0.5
Majority 911 29.4 -2.5
Turnout 3,095 26.3
Labour hold Swing
St. Lukes[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Conor Burns 944 33.0 +5.8
Labour John Truscott 850 29.7 -16.3
Liberal Democrats Calvin Horner 566 19.8 +3.5
Independent Sukhdev Sihota Singh 273 9.6 +9.6
Green David Cromwell[7] 225 7.9 +2.6
Majority 94 3.3
Turnout 2,858 24.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Woolston[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julian Price 1,367 48.4 -9.4
Liberal Democrats David Simpson 1,068 37.8 +7.7
Conservative Christos Harling-Melas 391 13.8 +1.7
Majority 299 10.6 -17.2
Turnout 2,826 24.5
Labour hold Swing

References

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