Broxbourne Borough Council election, 1995

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The Broxbourne Council election, 1995 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[edit]

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 1991 Joyce Ball Yes
Bury Green Conservative 1991 Arthur Dowsett No
Cheshunt Central Conservative 1991 Brian Creamer No
Cheshunt North Conservative 1991 Margaret Whipperman No
Flamstead End Conservative 1991 James Swannell Yes
Goffs Oak Conservative 1991 Graham Brewster Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 1994 Robert Groucott Yes
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 1991 Moyra O'Neil Yes
Rosedale Conservative 1991 Paul Seeby Yes
Rye Park Conservative 1991 Evelyn White Yes
Theobalds Conservative 1991 Patricia Morris Yes
Waltham Cross North Conservative 1991 Amanda Hayward Yes
Waltham Cross South Labour 1991 Jeanne West Yes
Wormley & Turnford Conservative 1991 Beryl Poole Yes

Election results[edit]

Broxbourne Local Election Result 1995
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 6 0 +6 53.33 41.10 8,703
  Conservative 6 0 6 -6 40.00 39.36 8,334
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 6.67 18.51 3,920
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.72 153
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.31 66

Results summary[edit]

An election was held in 14 wards on 4 May 1995.

15 seats were contested at this election. (2 seats in Waltham Cross South Ward)

This election was noteworthy for the success of the Labour Party who gained 6 seats at the expense of the Conservative Party.

The Labour Party also came first in the popular poll.

This is the only Broxbourne election in which the Conservative Party failed to "win" either in terms of seats won or votes cast.

The 1995 Broxbourne Local Government election was also the final occasion that the Liberal Democrats won a council seat when Paul Seeby defended his Rosedale seat.

Councillor Seeby was subsequently to "cross the floor" of the council chamber to join the Conservative Party.

Ward results[edit]

Broxbourne Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joyce Ball 777 45.92
Liberal Democrat Paula Holmes 491 29.02
Labour Henry Lucas 424 25.06
Majority 286
Turnout 1,692 29.50
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Bond 858 48.23
Conservative Jacqueline De Pace 759 42.66
Liberal Democrat David Woodcock 162 9.11
Majority 99
Turnout 1,779 32.60
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Iszatt 525 40.63
Liberal Democrat James Elmslie 429 33.20
Labour Graham Knight 338 26.17
Majority 96
Turnout 1,292 36.50
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malcolm Theobald 880 52.60
Conservative Eric Martin 608 36.34
Liberal Democrat Roger Durrant 185 11.06
Majority 272
Turnout 1,673 31.30
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Swannell 758 48.53
Labour Christopher Simonovitch 587 37.58
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Johnson 217 13.89
Majority 171
Turnout 1,562 30.20
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Brewster 609 53.05
Liberal Democrat Peter Kemp 318 27.70
Labour Joan Saggs 221 19.25
Majority 291
Turnout 1,148 33.10
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Groucott 686 41.63
Liberal Democrat Julia Davies 563 34.16
Labour Stephen Ferns 399 24.21
Majority 123
Turnout 1,648 33.10
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Moyra O'Neill 648 38.75
Labour Trevor Jones 540 32.30
Liberal Democrat Anthony Fey 484 28.95
Majority 108
Turnout 1,672 33.20
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paul Seeby 394 39.96
Conservative Kay Leese 266 26.98
Labour Ian Berry 260 26.37
BNP David Bruce 66 6.69
Majority 128
Turnout 986 32.50
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Harvey 858 58.02
Conservative Evelyn White 447 30.22
Liberal Democrat Frank Bassill 174 11.76
Majority 411
Turnout 1,479 32.20
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Walsh 751 48.36
Conservative Patricia Morris 647 41.66
Liberal Democrat Henry Appiah 155 9.98
Majority 104
Turnout 1,553 38.60
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Waltham Cross North Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Walsh 566 47.48
Conservative Mandy Hayward 535 44.88
Liberal Democrat Anthony Stokes 91 7.62
Majority 31
Turnout 1,192 40.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Waltham Cross South Ward Result 2 seats 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeanne West 712 32.52
Labour Marios Kousoulou 636 29.04
Conservative Frederick Kidd 332 15.16
Conservative Milan Milovanovic 289 13.19
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Aitken 115 5.25
Liberal Democrat Bronwen Deards 106 4.84
Turnout 27.30
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 4 May 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Derrick Shiers 576 43.97
Conservative Beryl Poole 448 34.20
Independent Colin Keighley 153 11.68
Liberal Democrat Andrew Wood 133 10.15
Majority 128
Turnout 1,310 29.20
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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