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1986 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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1986 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third of seats (24 of 66) to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Alliance Conservative
Seats won 24 0 0
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease1

Map showing the results of the 1986 Barnsley council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 8 May 1986, with one third of the council up for election as well as vacancies in Athersley and South West wards. Prior to the election Labour gained a seat from Alliance in a Penistone East by-election. The election resulted in Labour retaining control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 1986[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 24 2 0 +2 100.0 68.5 26,586 -1.8
  Alliance 0 0 1 -1 0.0 15.4 5,969 +3.3
  Conservative 0 0 1 -1 0.0 7.6 2,952 -2.5
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 5.1 1,961 +2.0
  Independent Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 3.5 1,372 +3.5

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[1][2]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 60 62
Conservatives 3 2
Residents 1 1
Independent 1 1
SDP–Liberal Alliance 1 0
Total 66 66
Working majority  54   58 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Ardsley (7722)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shirt R.* 1,504 74.1 -9.9
Alliance Swift D. 525 25.9 +25.9
Majority 979 48.3 -19.7
Turnout 2,029 26.3 -0.9
Labour hold Swing -17.9
Athersley (7057)2[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Moore G. 1,738 86.0 -2.0
Labour Langford L.* 1,703
Alliance Oak A. 282 14.0 +2.0
Majority 1,456 72.1 -4.0
Turnout 2,020 28.6 -2.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -2.0
Brierley (7339)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ennis J.* 2,364 82.6 +4.5
Alliance Hirst C. Ms. 311 10.9 +1.5
Conservative Schofield D. Ms. 186 6.5 +0.1
Majority 2,053 71.8 +3.0
Turnout 2,861 39.0 -7.1
Labour hold Swing +1.5
Central (8631)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wood J.* 2,245 75.7 +4.0
Alliance Major C. 720 24.3 +3.8
Majority 1,525 51.4 +0.1
Turnout 2,965 34.4 -4.5
Labour hold Swing +0.1
Cudworth (7970)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wraith C.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Darfield (7993)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dixon T.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Darton (9280)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour McKenna E. 2,463 68.7 +4.3
Alliance Smith A. 1,120 31.3 +7.9
Majority 1,343 37.5 -3.5
Turnout 3,583 38.6 -3.9
Labour hold Swing -1.8
Dearne South (8814)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ramsden D.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dearne Thurnscoe (8553)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Evans C. Ms. Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dodworth (8550)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herring J.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Hoyland East (8047)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brankin M. 2,202 73.8 -0.4
Independent Liberal Chantrey J. 780 26.2 +26.2
Majority 1,422 47.7 -0.7
Turnout 2,982 37.1 +3.1
Labour gain from Alliance Swing -13.3
Hoyland West (6755)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrews J. 2,073 77.8 +1.8
Independent Liberal Burd K. 592 22.2 +22.2
Majority 1,481 55.6 +3.7
Turnout 2,665 39.5 -1.7
Labour hold Swing -10.2
Monk Bretton (9184)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robinson R.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
North West (7670)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Williams A.* 1,807 67.2 +6.4
Alliance Price E. 882 32.8 +32.8
Majority 925 34.4 -1.5
Turnout 2,689 35.1 -1.8
Labour hold Swing -13.2
Park (5988)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Warden R.* 1,746 81.0 +1.5
Alliance Appleyard J. Ms. 410 19.0 +7.8
Majority 1,336 62.0 -6.2
Turnout 2,156 36.0 -0.7
Labour hold Swing -3.1
Penistone East (6993)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hunter D. 1,600 47.2 +7.4
Conservative Wardle M. Ms. 1,178 34.8 -6.4
Alliance Marshall J. Ms. 610 18.0 -1.1
Majority 422 12.5 +11.2
Turnout 3,388 48.4 +0.9
Labour hold Swing +6.9
Penistone West (8067)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Walker R. 1,612 50.4 +13.0
Conservative Hinchcliff A. Ms. 1,588 49.6 +21.5
Majority 24 0.8 -2.2
Turnout 3,200 39.7 -1.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -4.2
Royston (8667)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rispin C.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
South West (7672)2[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Foster D. 1,938 63.6 +13.4
Labour Parry L. 1,705
Alliance Hallam D. 1,109 36.4 -4.8
Majority 829 27.2 +18.2
Turnout 3,047 39.7 -12.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +9.1
Wombwell North (5415)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fellows B.* 1,050 65.3 N/A
Independent Beck A. 557 34.7 N/A
Majority 493 30.7 N/A
Turnout 1,607 29.7 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Wombwell South (8123)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Naylor T.* 2,244 61.5 +11.8
Independent Rudkin E. 1,404 38.5 -11.8
Majority 840 23.0 +22.4
Turnout 3,648 44.9 -5.2
Labour hold Swing +11.8
Worsbrough (8108)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bristowe T.* Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

By-elections between 1986 and 1987

Brierley (7339) By-election 10 July 1986[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Whittaker, A. 1,671 75.4 -7.2
Independent Vodden, N. 292 13.2 +13.2
Alliance Hirst C. Ms. 156 7.0 -3.9
Conservative Schofield D. Ms. 96 4.3 -2.2
Majority 1,379 62.2 -9.6
Turnout 2,215 30.2 -8.8
Labour hold Swing -10.2
Ardsley (7722) By-election 25 September 1986[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Parkin, A. Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

References

  1. ^ 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 "Elections Centre: Barnsley 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  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 "Election results 1979 to 2003" (PDF). barnsley.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
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