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1986 Broxbourne Borough Council election

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The Broxbourne Council election, 1986 was held to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council, the local government authority of the borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

Composition of expiring seats before election

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 1982 Don Smith Yes
Bury Green Conservative 1983 Brian Creamer Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 1982 George Batchelor Yes
Cheshunt North Conservative 1982 Don Poole Yes
Flamstead End Conservative 1985 Gordon Greenwood No
Goffs Oak Conservative 1982 Marie Dowsett Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 1982 James Grethe Yes
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 1982 R Woolfe No
Rosedale SDP-Liberal Alliance 1982 Jean Paice No
Rye Park Conservative 1982 A Roberts No
Theobalds Conservative 1982 Herbert Collins Yes
Waltham Cross North Conservative 1982 Norman Ames Yes
Waltham Cross South Labour 1982 J Shipp No
Wormley & Turnford Conservative 1982 Brian Hill Yes

Election results

Broxbourne Local Election Result 1986
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 0 1 -1 78.57 47.17 10,828
  Labour 2 1 0 +1 14.29 27.26 6,259
  Alliance 1 0 0 0 7.14 25.57 5,871

Results summary

An election was held in 14 wards on 8 May 1986.

The Conservative Party lost one seat to the Labour party in Rye Park Ward

The political balance of the council following this election was:

Ward results

Broxbourne Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Don Smith 1,088 51.01
Alliance Ronald Jones 847 39.71
Labour David May 198 9.28
Majority 241
Turnout 2,133 39.50
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Creamer 991 41.68
Labour Paul Spychal 981 41.25
Alliance Kenneth King 406 17.07
Majority 10
Turnout 2,378 42.10
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Batchelor 846 54.48
Alliance Peter Huse 433 27.88
Labour Joan Saggs 274 17.64
Majority 413
Turnout 1,553 43.30
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Don Poole 785 47.43
Labour Peter Alford 563 34.02
Alliance William Hanbury 307 18.55
Majority 222
Turnout 1,655 35.20
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Rowlands 954 48.47
Alliance Malcolm Aitken 599 30.44
Labour Roy Jordan 415 21.09
Majority 355
Turnout 1,968 42.20
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marie Dowsett 882 65.43
Alliance Paul Collins 353 26.19
Labour Stephen Kingsmill 113 8.38
Majority 529
Turnout 1,348 42.00
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Grethe 1,014 56.58
Alliance Patricia Waughray 457 25.50
Labour Jill Garrett 321 17.92
Majority 557
Turnout 1,792 36.90
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Lavender 807 44.05
Alliance Anthoney Fey 753 41.10
Labour Michael Velasco 272 14.85
Majority 54
Turnout 1,832 38.80
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance James Emslie 306 37.23
Conservative John Smith 302 36.74
Labour Arthur Warner 214 26.03
Majority 4
Turnout 822 34.00
Alliance hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bob King 947 47.09
Conservative William Woodhams 745 37.05
Alliance Michael Young 319 15.86
Majority 202
Turnout 2,011 43.70
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Herbert Collins 692 47.04
Labour John Brown 462 31.41
Alliance Lesley Dines 317 21.55
Majority 230
Turnout 1,471 36.70
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross North Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Ames 630 50.44
Labour Graham Knight 366 29.30
Alliance Anthoney Stokes 253 20.26
Majority 264 39.30
Turnout 1,249
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross South Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry Lucas 757 51.32
Conservative Alexander Rafferty 444 30.10
Alliance Walter Riley 274 18.58
Majority 313
Turnout 1,475 37.70
Labour hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 8 May 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Hill 648 50.99
Labour Roy Wareham 376 29.58
Alliance Laura Williams 247 19.43
Majority 272
Turnout 1,271 28.20
Conservative hold Swing

References

  • Cheshunt & Waltham Telegraph Thursday 15 May 1986 Edition
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