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1996 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1996 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
Coat of arms of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.png

← 1995 2 May 1996 (1996-05-02) 1998 →

22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout35.0% (Decrease3.2%)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
Leader Dave Jackson John Hale Phil Gilchrist
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader's seat Bromborough Hoylake Eastham
Last election 15 seats,
53.5%
4 seats,
25.8%
3 seats,
20.1%
Seats before 36 22 8
Seats won 13 6 3
Seats after 41 16 9
Seat change Increase5 Decrease6 Increase1
Popular vote 41,521 25,611 17,066
Percentage 48.9% 30.2% 20.1%
Swing Decrease4.6% Increase4.4% Steady

Wirral Council Election Results Map 1994.svg
Map of results of 1996 election

Leader of the Council before election

Dave Jackson
Labour

Leader of the Council after election

Dave Jackson
Labour

The 1996 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 2 May 1996 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[2] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats ±
Labour 41 Increase5
Conservative 16 Decrease6
Liberal Democrat 9 Increase1

[3]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 1995.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election results, 1996
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % Net %
  Labour 22 13 5 0 Increase5 59.1 48.9 41,521 Decrease4.6
  Conservative 20 6 0 6 Decrease6 27.3 30.2 25,611 Increase4.4
  Liberal Democrat 22 3 1 0 Increase1 13.6 20.1 17,066 Steady
  Green 6 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 555 Increase0.1
  Independent 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 161 N/A

[1][2]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Williams 2,171 47.7 Decrease4.9
Conservative Brian Cummings 1,940 42.6 Increase2.5
Liberal Democrat Kevin Turner 363 8.0 Increase0.7
Green Ann Jones 77 1.7 New
Majority 231 5.1 Decrease7.4
Registered electors 10,555
Turnout 43.1 Decrease4.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease3.7

[2][4]

Bidston

Bidston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Williams 1,713 88.4 Decrease2.2
Liberal Democrat John Tomlinson 224 11.6 Increase6.8
Majority 1,489 76.9 Decrease8.9
Registered electors 8,211
Turnout 23.6 Decrease7.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.5

[2]

Birkenhead

Birkenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Gower 2,228 88.0 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrat Michael Redfern 303 12.0 Increase5.9
Majority 1,925 76.1 Decrease6.1
Registered electors 10,211
Turnout 24.8 Decrease5.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.1

[2]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Jackson 2,401 65.1 Decrease8.1
Conservative K. Roberts 658 17.9 Increase1.7
Liberal Democrat M. Bolton 384 10.4 Decrease0.2
Independent J. Rohan 161 4.4 New
Green J. Jones 82 2.2 New
Majority 1,743 47.3 Decrease9.7
Registered electors 10,752
Turnout 34.3 Decrease2.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.9

[2]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Moore 2,478 45.1 Increase7.2
Labour L. Flanagan 2,066 37.6 Decrease5.2
Liberal Democrat W. Walsh 947 17.2 Decrease2.1
Majority 412 7.5 N/A
Registered electors 13,713
Turnout 40.0 Decrease1.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase6.2

[2]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Davies 2,007 51.7 Increase1.9
Liberal Democrat Stuart Kelly 1,237 31.8 Decrease5.3
Conservative P. Greening-Jackson 560 14.4 Increase2.9
Green George Bowler 80 2.1 Increase0.5
Majority 770 19.8 Increase7.1
Registered electors 10,359
Turnout 37.5 Decrease4.3
Labour hold Swing Increase3.6

[2][5][6]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Phillip Gilchrist 2,805 65.1 Increase6.3
Labour A. McGuiness 1,059 24.6 Decrease5.2
Conservative S. Hutchence 444 10.3 Decrease1.1
Majority 1,746 40.5 Increase11.4
Registered electors 11,170
Turnout 38.6 Decrease3.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Increase5.8

[2][7]

Egerton

Egerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andew Dow 2,290 75.3 Decrease1.5
Conservative H. Jackson-Payne 407 13.4 Increase1.1
Liberal Democrat Philip Lloyd 238 7.8 Decrease0.9
Green Joyce Hogg 107 3.5 Increase1.3
Majority 1,883 61.9 Decrease2.6
Registered electors 10,554
Turnout 28.8 Decrease5.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.3

[2]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T. Price 2,820 60.3 Increase4.3
Liberal Democrat Edward Norton 1,040 22.2 Increase2.5
Labour C. Murphy 820 17.5 Decrease6.8
Majority 1,780 38.0 Increase6.2
Registered electors 13,119
Turnout 35.7 Decrease2.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.2

[2]

Hoylake

Hoylake
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hilary Jones 2,433 55.5 Increase2.1
Labour Alan Milne 1,218 27.8 Decrease3.5
Liberal Democrat A. Richards 733 16.7 Increase1.4
Majority 1,215 27.7 Increase5.6
Registered electors 12,232
Turnout 35.8 Decrease2.2
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.8

[2]

Leasowe

Leasowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronald Abbey 2,169 77.1 Decrease4.8
Conservative Ian Lewis 418 14.8 Increase4.7
Liberal Democrat C. Robertson 228 8.1 Increase0.1
Majority 1,751 62.2 Decrease9.6
Registered electors 9,345
Turnout 30.1 Decrease3.6
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.8

[2][8][9]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Denis Knowles 2,421 64.6 Decrease7.3
Conservative M. Ebbs 883 23.6 New
Liberal Democrat M. Todd 444 11.8 Decrease16.3
Majority 1,538 41.0 Decrease2.7
Registered electors 11,087
Turnout 33.8 Decrease2.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease1.4

[2][10]

Moreton

Moreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann McLachlan 2,148 60.5 Increase2.1
Conservative Vic Borg 1,177 33.1 Decrease1.6
Liberal Democrat Susanne Uriel 228 6.4 Decrease0.5
Majority 971 27.3 Increase3.6
Registered electors 9,583
Turnout 37.1 Decrease7.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase1.9

[2][11]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour V. McGee 2,132 59.3 Decrease3.1
Conservative H. Tooke 1,038 28.9 Increase4.0
Liberal Democrat John Codling 424 11.8 Decrease0.9
Majority 1,094 30.4 Decrease7.1
Registered electors 11,289
Turnout 31.8 Decrease4.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease3.6

[2]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alec Dunn 2,221 56.3 Increase3.0
Labour Pauline Cocker 1,123 28.5 Decrease2.3
Conservative Cyrus Ferguson 524 13.3 Decrease0.8
Green Garnette Bowler 75 1.9 Increase0.2
Majority 1,098 27.8 Increase5.3
Registered electors 11,261
Turnout 35.0 Decrease4.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Increase2.7

[2]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Margaret Bridson 2,300 47.8 Increase1.6
Labour R. Pullen 1,595 33.2 Decrease2.6
Conservative J. Thomas 912 19.0 Increase1.0
Majority 705 14.7 Increase4.3
Registered electors 11,399
Turnout 42.2 Decrease1.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing Increase2.1

[2][12]

Royden

Royden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Robinson 2,280 50.1 Increase4.7
Labour R. Pennington 1,307 28.7 Decrease3.6
Liberal Democrat Peter Reisdorf 966 21.2 Increase1.2
Majority 973 21.4 Increase8.2
Registered electors 10,963
Turnout 41.5 Increase3.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.2

[2][13]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Clee 2,564 82.7 Decrease0.8
Liberal Democrat Moira Gallagher 297 9.6 Increase3.9
Conservative Patricia Jones 240 7.7 Decrease0.5
Majority 2,267 73.1 Decrease2.2
Registered electors 10,963
Turnout 28.3 Decrease5.6
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.1

[2]

Thurstaston

Thurstaston (ward)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sid Dunn 2,454 51.1 Increase4.9
Labour A. Beer 1,849 38.5 Decrease1.1
Liberal Democrat Charles Wall 495 10.3 Decrease3.9
Majority 605 12.6 Increase6.1
Registered electors 12,228
Turnout 39.1 Increase3.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.0

[2]

Tranmere

Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Moira McLaughlin 1,824 79.9 Decrease3.8
Conservative C. Bowditch 174 7.6 Increase1.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Blaylock 151 6.6 Increase0.5
Green Catherine Page 134 5.9 Increase2.0
Majority 1,650 72.3 Decrease5.2
Registered electors 9,509
Turnout 24.0 Decrease6.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.6

[2][14]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Bell 2,579 58.3 Decrease6.3
Conservative L. Turnbull 1,350 30.5 Increase6.4
Liberal Democrat N. Sherwen 492 11.1 Decrease0.2
Majority 1,229 27.8 Decrease12.8
Registered electors 12,466
Turnout 35.5 Decrease2.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease6.4

[2]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kate Wood 2,421 50.4 Increase10.6
Labour Geoffrey Caton 1,837 38.2 Decrease6.4
Liberal Democrat John Uriel 546 11.4 Decrease4.2
Majority 584 12.2 N/A
Registered electors 11,690
Turnout 41.1 Decrease2.4
Conservative hold Swing Increase8.5

[2][15]

Changes between 1996 and 1998

Wallasey by-election 1997

By-election, 13 March 1997: Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lesley Rennie 1,781 47.3 Decrease3.1
Labour Elizabeth McArdle 1,490 39.5 Increase1.3
Liberal Democrat John Uriel 443 11.8 Increase0.4
Green George Bowler 54 1.4 New
Majority 291 7.7 Decrease4.5
Turnout 32.2 Decrease8.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.2

[16][17][18]

Other changes

Date Ward Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
? Prenton Ed Cunniffe Liberal Democrat Ind. Liberal Democrat Resigned.[19]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 1996". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  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 "Metropolitan Borough of Wirral Election Results 1973-2012 (Pg. 13 and 14)" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Jerry Williams". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor George Davies". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Councillor Stuart Kelly". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Phil Gilchrist". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Councillor Ron Abbey". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  9. ^ "Councillor Ian Lewis". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  10. ^ "Councillor Denis Knowles". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  11. ^ "Councillor Ann McLachlan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  12. ^ "Councillor Ann Bridson". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  13. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  14. ^ "Councillor Moira McLaughlin". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  15. ^ "Councillor Mrs Kate Wood". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  16. ^ "Kate calls Labour foul on soccer". Wirral Globe. 26 March 1997. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  17. ^ "Councillor Lesley Rennie". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  18. ^ "Councillor Anne McArdle". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  19. ^ "Lib Dem councillor switches sides". Wirral Globe. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

Mellows-Facer, Adam (10 May 2006). "Local election 2006". parliament.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
"BBC NEWS VOTE 2003 WIRRAL". BBC News. 1 May 2003. Retrieved 29 December 2018.

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