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1986 Basildon District Council election

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1986 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

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16 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Seats before 24 15 3
Seats won 7 5 4
Seats after 22 13 7
Seat change Decrease2 Decrease2 Increase4
Popular vote 18,751 14,933 14,070
Percentage 39.3%

31.3% 29.5%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1986 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour Party

Council control after election

Labour Party

The 1986 Basildon District Council election took place on 8 May 1986 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election; the seats which were last contested in 1982. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held since 1982.

Overall results

1986 Basildon District Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 1 1 Steady 43.8 39.3 18,751 Increase7.0
  Conservative 5 0 2 Decrease2 31.3 31.3 14,933 Decrease3.7
  Alliance 4 2 0 Increase2 25.0 29.5 14,070 Increase5.3
Total 14 47,754

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1982 election.

Ward results

Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative A. Archer 1,936 54.6%
Alliance K. Jessop 1,015 28.6
Labour I. Harlow 592 16.7%
Turnout 41.3%
Conservative hold

Billericay West (3 seats)

Location of Billericay West ward
Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative G. Dighton 2,347
Conservative C. Lees 2,340
Conservative F. Tomlin 2,302
Alliance J. Morley 1,128
Alliance G. Taylor 1,103
Alliance A. Banton 1,020
Labour M. Baker 366
Labour J. Orpe 304
Labour S. Caira 301
Turnout 44.3%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative T. Leask 1,912 48.9%
Alliance G. Bellard 1,422 36.3%
Labour J. Kemp 579 14.8%
Turnout 46.1%
Conservative hold

Fryerns Central

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Cregg 2,112 65.7%
Alliance J. White 590 18.3%
Conservative R. Sheridan 514 16.0%
Turnout 36.4%
Labour hold

Fryerns East

Location of Fryerns East ward
Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Potter 1,815 62.3%
Alliance J. Lutton 667 22.9%
Conservative A. Elliott 431 14.8%
Turnout 34.8%
Labour hold

Laindon

Location of Laindon ward
Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour D. Saxby 1,823 47.2%
Conservative V. York 1,515 39.2%
Alliance J. Smith 523 13.5%
Turnout 45.2%
Labour gain from Conservative

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance K. Lack 1,500 50.4%
Labour L. Webb 991 33.3%
Conservative H. Tucker 488 16.4%
Turnout 39.1%
Alliance hold

Lee Chapel North

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Moloney 1,797 61.8%
Alliance P. Edgell 578 19.9%
Conservative I. Harbott 535 18.4%
Turnout 36.7%
Labour hold

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance G. Williams 1,851 44.9%
Labour M. Bruce 1,527 37.1%
Conservative E. Dines 742 18.0%
Turnout 52.8%
Alliance gain from Labour

Pitsea East

Location of Pitsea East ward
Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. Fallon 1,815 57.4%
Conservative D. Osborne 941 29.8%
Alliance L. Williams 406 12.8%
Turnout 33.8%
Labour hold

Pitsea West

Location of Pitsea West ward
Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Tinworth 2,222 69.9%
Conservative B. Weedon 584 18.4%
Alliance D. Richardson 375 11.8%
Turnout 35.9%
Labour hold

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Location of Vange ward
Vange[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Payn 1,726 69.2%
Conservative J. Dolby 511 20.5%
Alliance G. Singh 258 10.3%
Turnout 32.0%
Labour hold

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance M. Birch 1,613 41.0%
Conservative B. Pummell 1,451 36.9%
Labour C. Wilson 870 22.1%
Turnout 47.6%
Alliance gain from Conservative

Wickford South

Location of Wickford South ward
Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance F. Bellard 2,144 58.2%
Conservative J. Whellem 1,026 27.8%
Labour L. Martin 516 14.0%
Turnout 42.5%
Alliance hold

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. ^ "Local Election Summaries 1986". The Elections Centre.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Basildon District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
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