Bristol City Council election, 1988

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Bristol City Council election, 1988
England
← 1987 5 May 1988 1990 →

23 of 68 seats (one third) to Bristol City Council
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Seats won 39 24 5
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease1

Council control before election

Labour Party (UK)

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

1988 local election results in Bristol

The 1988 Bristol City Council election took place on 5 May 1988 to elect members of Bristol City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of seats were up for election. This was the first election following the merger of the Liberal Party and SDP to form the Social & Liberal Democrats. There were also several candidates representing the continuing SDP. There was a general small swing to Labour.

Ward results[edit]

The change is calculated using the results when these actual seats were last contested, i.e. the 1984 election.

Avonmouth[edit]

Avonmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour V.M. Horrigan 2,349 50.3 -7.4
Conservative D.P. Pullin 2,054 44.0 +11.6
Liberal Democrat E. Jacobs 212 4.5 -4.5
Green L.G. Jeffries 57 1.2 +0.2
Majority 295 6.3
Labour hold Swing -9.5
  • The Conservatives won Avonmouth in a by-election in 1987 and lost the seat back to Labour at this election.

Bishopston[edit]

Bishopston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P.M. McLaren 2,027 38.0 +1.6
Conservative M.C. Withers 1,844 34.6 -3.0
Liberal Democrat S.V. Spilsbury 1,318 24.7 +0.8
Green D.W. Bowring 145 2.7 +0.6
Majority 183 3.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.3

Bishopsworth[edit]

Bishopsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J.B. McLaren 1,808 48.9 +0.4
Conservative R.S. Eddy 1,504 40.7 -1.3
SDP S.M. Willis 249 6.7 +6.7
Liberal Democrat G.K. Hughes 136 3.7 -4.8
Majority 304 8.2
Labour hold Swing +0.9

Brislington East[edit]

Brislington East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D.J. Herod 2,561 50.7 -4.4
Conservative I.E. Temple 1,950 38.6 +6.9
Liberal Democrat J. Exon 446 8.8 -3.7
Green G.H. Davey 95 1.9 +1.2
Majority 611 12.1
Labour hold Swing -5.7

Brislington West[edit]

Brislington West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Dodd 1,565 34.8 -1.3
Liberal Democrat A.G. D'Eyncourt-Harvey 1,536 34.2 -0.1
Labour R.C. Hall 1,264 28.1 -0.4
Green M.B. Wood 126 2.8 +1.8
Majority 29 0.6
Conservative hold Swing -0.6

Clifton[edit]

Clifton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A.D. Tasker 1,900 47.5 +2.5
Liberal Democrat E.R. Beaty 925 23.1 -14.8
Labour G. Buchanan 813 20.3 +6.6
Green G.A. Dorey 215 5.4 +2.0
SDP W. Long 150 3.7 +3.7
Majority 975 24.4
Conservative hold Swing +8.7

Cotham[edit]

Cotham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P.J. Sidebottom 1,564 44.7 +0.8
Labour L.M. McCabe 1,048 29.9 +12.9
Liberal Democrat M.R. Laker 512 14.6 -20.8
Green G. Collard 243 6.9 +3.2
SDP P.W. Lloyd 134 3.8 +3.8
Majority 516 14.7
Conservative hold Swing -6.1

Hartcliffe[edit]

Hartcliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B.B. Richards 2,021 62.7 +8.2
Conservative B.R. Edwards 911 28.3 -0.5
Liberal Democrat I.H. Reed 230 7.1 -8.1
Green D.A. Tayler 59 1.8 +0.3
Majority 1,110 34.5
Labour hold Swing +4.4

Henbury[edit]

Henbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Patterson 2,579 51.2 +7.8
Conservative L.J. Roberts 1,973 39.2 -3.9
SDP W.S. Gibbens 315 6.3 +6.3
Liberal Democrat E.A. Boney 170 3.4 -9.3
Majority 606 12.0
Labour hold Swing +5.9

Hengrove[edit]

Hengrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D.R. Parsons 2,065 40.6 -13.0
Liberal Democrat J.M. Webb 1,706 33.6 +33.6
Labour M.P. McGrath 1,239 24.4 -18.7
Green M.P.N. Turnbull 70 1.4 -1.9
Majority 359 7.1
Conservative hold Swing -23.3

Henleaze[edit]

Henleaze
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.M. Fey 2,893 64.7 -11.5
Liberal Democrat J. Carpenter 785 17.6 +17.6
Labour A.J. Danford 629 14.1 -2.3
Green R.A. Glaves 163 3.6 -3.8
Majority 2,108 47.2
Conservative hold Swing -14.6

Horfield[edit]

Horfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F.J. Apperley 2,136 52.1 +11.6
Labour R.P. Clease 1,583 38.6 +16.9
Liberal Democrat S.E. Young 377 9.2 -28.0
Majority 553 13.5
Conservative hold Swing -2.7

Kingsweston[edit]

Kingsweston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A.E.C. Tudball 2,346 52.3 +7.0
Conservative M.J. Farrington 1,820 40.6 -3.8
Liberal Democrat F.R. Young 320 7.1 -1.9
Majority 526 11.7
Labour hold Swing +5.4

Knowle[edit]

Knowle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Roberts 2,089 55.6 -2.6
Conservative T.J. Skipp 1,331 35.5 +2.9
Liberal Democrat D.M. Usher 261 7.0 -0.5
Green M.A. Pitt 73 1.9 +0.2
Majority 758 20.2
Labour hold Swing -2.8

Redland[edit]

Redland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R.S. Trench 1,849 46.9 -6.3
Labour A.M. Wallder 1,153 29.2 +9.4
Liberal Democrat S.C. Emmett 692 17.6 -4.0
Green C.R. Leegwater 248 6.3 +0.8
Majority 696 17.7
Conservative hold Swing -7.9

St George East[edit]

St. George East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P.W. Hammond 1,858 50.2 +3.1
Conservative P.C. Hole 1,403 37.9 -4.3
Liberal Democrat G.H. Draper 272 7.3 -0.7
SDP J.R.S. Osborne 106 2.9 +2.9
Green C.A. Stones 64 1.7 -1.1
Majority 455 12.3
Labour hold Swing +3.7

St George West[edit]

St. George West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. O'Sullivan 1,690 44.6 +10.9
Liberal Democrat B.J. Pinkerton 1,521 40.1 -4.8
Conservative D.A. Wiltshire 513 13.5 -7.5
Green C. Adams 66 1.7 +1.3
Majority 169 4.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +7.9

Southmead[edit]

Southmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. Broomhead 2,288 60.4 +3.6
Conservative A.M.B. Orr 1,209 31.9 -0.2
Liberal Democrat B.A. Knott 288 7.6 -2.3
Majority 1,079 28.5
Labour hold Swing +1.9

Stockwood[edit]

Stockwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C.J.N. Williams 2,635 47.8 +2.7
Labour D.J. Redgewell 2,290 41.5 +1.2
Liberal Democrat R.C. Bingham 439 8.0 -5.9
SDP R.A. Dickson 85 1.5 +1.5
Green L.D. Golden 66 1.2 +0.5
Majority 345 6.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.8

Stoke Bishop[edit]

Stoke Bishop
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C.D.M.B. Alderson 2,964 67.5 +3.0
Labour D.A.W. Branch 661 15.1 +3.8
Liberal Democrat D.K. Jones 609 13.9 -6.3
Green L. Hersey 155 3.5 -0.6
Majority 2,303 52.5
Conservative hold Swing -0.4

Westbury-on-Trym[edit]

Westbury-on-Trym
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R.W. Wall 3,282 68.9 -3.9
Labour T.C. Collins 639 13.4 +4.0
Liberal Democrat A.D. West 424 8.9 -6.5
SDP H.S. Long 275 5.8 +5.8
Green D.C. Watson 145 3.0 +0.5
Majority 2,643 55.5
Conservative hold Swing -4.0

Whitchurch Park[edit]

Whitchurch Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P.H. Smith 2,510 72.2 +8.9
Conservative T.J. Part 713 20.5 -6.4
Liberal Democrat R.C. Steadman 202 5.8 -2.5
Green B.B. Hussain 51 1.5 0.0
Majority 1,797 51.7
Labour hold Swing +7.7

Windmill Hill[edit]

Windmill Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P.R. Tatlow 2,823 66.7 +12.0
Conservative S. Woodward 978 23.1 -9.2
Liberal Democrat D.J.A. Boyle 300 7.1 -3.4
Green S.J. Campbell 134 3.2 +0.7
Majority 1,845 43.6
Labour hold Swing +10.6

Sources[edit]

  • Bristol Evening Post 6 May 1988