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1991 West Dorset District Council election

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1991 West Dorset District Council election
← 1987 2 May 1991 (1991-05-02) 1995 →

All 55 seats to West Dorset District Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Ind
Con
LD
Party Independent Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 23 seats, 26.1% 14 seats, 26.8% 13 seats, 31.4%
Seats won 19 18 11
Seat change Decrease 4 Increase 4 Decrease 2
Popular vote 5,168 13,305 11,614
Percentage 12.9% 33.2% 29.0%
Swing Decrease 13.2% Increase 6.4% Decrease 2.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Lab
SDP
IndC
Party Labour SDP Ind. Conservative
Last election 3 seats, 12.5% Did not stand 2 seats, 2.0%
Seats won 5 1 1
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 7,241 638 478
Percentage 18.1% 1.6% 1.2%
Swing Increase 5.6% Increase 1.6% Decrease 0.8%

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 1991 West Dorset District Council election was held on Thursday 2 May 1991 to elect councillors to West Dorset District Council in England. It took place on the same day as other district council elections in the United Kingdom. The entire council was up for election. District boundary changes took place before the election but the number of seats remained the same.[1]

The 1991 election saw the council remain in no overall control, with Independent councillors maintaining their status as the largest group.

Ward results

Beaminster

Beaminster (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats D. Jones 1,045 41.6 +0.5
Independent A. Hudson * 827 32.9 N/A
Conservative D. Stebbings 638 25.4 N/A
Turnout 56.3 –1.9
Registered electors 3,049
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Bothenhampton

Bothenhampton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Cracknell * 654 73.8 +5.0
Labour M. Farmer 232 26.2 N/A
Majority 422 47.6 +9.9
Turnout 56.3 +0.1
Registered electors 1,573
Conservative hold Swing

Bradford Abbas

Bradford Abbas[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent E. Garrett * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,456
Independent hold

Bradpole

Bradpole[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Conservative R. Coatsworth * 478 69.8 –5.8
Labour M. Shiels 207 30.2 +5.8
Majority 271 39.6 –11.6
Turnout 40.5 +3.2
Registered electors 1,680
Ind. Conservative hold Swing

Bridport North

Bridport North (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Cash * 1,062 40.7 +0.8
Labour L. Dibdin * 975
Liberal Democrats A. Tiltman * 884 33.9 +2.2
Conservative B. Rowe 662 25.4 –3.0
Conservative P. Jennings 500
Turnout 54.2 –7.1
Registered electors 3,321
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bridport South

Bridport South (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Murless 703 31.5 N/A
Independent C. Samways * 624 27.9 –5.3
Conservative J. Dunford 498 22.3 –5.3
Liberal Democrats B. Wheeler 408 18.3 –20.8
Turnout 51.7 –10.4
Registered electors 2,668
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Independent hold Swing

Broadmayne

Broadmayne[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A. Thacker unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,430
Independent gain from Independent

Broadwindsor

Broadwindsor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Hardman * 368 50.8 +2.8
Conservative R. Hibbard 319 46.2 N/A
Majority 49 7.1 +5.5
Turnout 61.2 +14.6
Registered electors 1,123
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Pritchard 444 64.0 N/A
Labour K. Smith 250 36.0 N/A
Majority 194 28.0 N/A
Turnout 55.5 N/A
Registered electors 1,249
Conservative gain from Independent

Caundle Vale

Caundle Vale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent N. White * 355 62.1 N/A
Independent S. Friar 217 37.9 N/A
Majority 138 24.1 N/A
Turnout 52.3 N/A
Registered electors 1,092
Independent hold

Cerne Valley

Cerne Valley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent R. Stenhouse * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,128
Independent hold

Charminster

Charminster[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Kennedy unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,306
Conservative hold

Charmouth

Charmouth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J. Cockerill * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,325
Independent hold

Chesil Bank

Chesil Bank[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent M. Pengelly * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,299
Independent hold

Chickerell

Chickerell (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Brown * unopposed N/A N/A
Conservative I. Gardner unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 3,377
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Dorchester East

Dorchester East (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Enid Stella Jones * 978 63.6 +8.2
Liberal Democrats T. Harries 777
Conservative J. Ridge 352 22.9 –4.8
Labour R. Cortes 207 13.5 +6.5
Turnout 49.7 –21.1
Registered electors 2,660
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Dorchester North

Dorchester North (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent L. Phillips * 687 42.5 +5.1
Conservative L. Lock * 500 30.9 –0.8
Green B. Smith 430 26.6 N/A
Green R. Birley 386
Turnout 50.1 –37.8
Registered electors 2,245
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Dorchester South

Dorchester South (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats D. Maggs * 1,208 41.9 +8.6
Liberal Democrats H. Dowell * 1,197
Liberal Democrats M. Rennie 1,117
Conservative M. Dowell 806 33.7 –6.2
Conservative E. Pritchard 595
Green J. McMillan 376 15.7 +4.6
Green R. Cumming 235
Green H. West 234
Turnout 53.8 –9.6
Registered electors 4,001
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Dorchester West

Dorchester West (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Gundry 1,000 48.1 +11.6
Labour J. Antell * 999
Liberal Democrats E. Boothman 664 32.0 –2.2
Liberal Democrats David Trevor Jones * 646
Liberal Democrats D. Bowring 643
Labour F. Pope 521
Conservative D. Fry 414 19.9 –9.3
Conservative R. Burrage 349
Turnout 61.0 –1.6
Registered electors 3,342
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Frome Valley

Frome Valley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent M. Penfold * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,156
Independent hold

Halstock

Halstock[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent T. Frost * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,260
Independent hold

Holnest

Holnest[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent G. House * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,255
Independent hold

Loders

Loders[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Newman unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,105
Conservative gain from Independent

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent O. Lovell * unopposed N/A N/A
Conservative S. Poupard unopposed N/A N/A
Independent D. Applebee * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 3,096
Independent hold
Conservative hold
Independent hold

Maiden Newton

Maiden Newton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent H. Haward * 540 77.3 N/A
Labour E. Symonds 159 22.7 N/A
Majority 381 54.5 N/A
Turnout 59.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,196
Independent hold

Netherbury

Netherbury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Haynes 426 67.8 –10.2
Labour T. Weld 202 32.2 +10.2
Majority 224 35.7 –20.4
Turnout 48.7 +1.7
Registered electors 1,294
Conservative hold Swing

Owermoigne

Owermoigne (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP J. Shuttleworth * 638 32.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats G. Cant * 603 30.7 –25.4
Conservative S. Dunlop 400 20.3 N/A
Conservative R. Symes 395
Labour G. Napper 326 16.6 N/A
Turnout 56.9 +3.7
Registered electors 2,387
SDP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Piddle Valley

Piddle Valley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A. Read * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,374
Independent gain from Ind. Conservative

Puddletown

Puddletown[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Harries * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,200
Conservative hold

Queen Thorne

Queen Thorne[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J. Brewer * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,147
Independent hold

Sherborne East

Sherborne East (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative O. Chisholm 843 54.3 +26.1
Independent R. Bygrave 709 45.7 N/A
Conservative J. Williams * 651
Turnout 58.5 –14.2
Registered electors 2,525
Conservative hold Swing
Independent gain from Independent Swing

Sherborne West

Sherborne West (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Mildenhall 1,098 37.3 +8.3
Liberal Democrats D. Baggs * 1,076 36.5 +11.7
Conservative P. Shorland 971
Conservative S. Waddington * 899
Independent A. Mitchell 773 26.2 N/A
Turnout 60.5 –29.2
Registered electors 3,804
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Symondsbury

Symondsbury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Summers * 332 55.4 N/A
Labour P. Lathey 267 44.6 N/A
Majority 65 10.9 N/A
Turnout 41.5 N/A
Registered electors 1,427
Conservative hold

Thorncombe

Thorncombe[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Terrett * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,013
Conservative hold

Tolpuddle

Tolpuddle[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Hutchinson 285 68.5 N/A
Labour R. Pickering 131 31.5 N/A
Majority 154 37.0 N/A
Turnout 54.2 N/A
Registered electors 771
Conservative gain from Independent

Whitchurch Canonicorum

Whitchurch Canonicorum[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Bushrod 274 38.6 –24.2
Independent P. Hughes 229 32.3 N/A
Independent T. Fisher 207 29.2 N/A
Majority 45 6.3 –19.3
Turnout 60.0 +0.3
Registered electors 1,182
Conservative hold Swing

Winterborne St Martin

Winterborne St Martin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent S. Slade * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,905
Independent hold

Yetminster

Yetminster[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Jordan unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,349
Conservative gain from Independent

References

  1. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Dorset and Somerset (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al "West Dorset District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 25 April 2020.
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