Broxbourne Borough Council election, 1996

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The Broxbourne Council election, 1996 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 1992 Peter Robinson Yes
Bury Green Conservative 1992 Hazel Jackson Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 1992 Ray Hannam No
Cheshunt North Conservative 1992 Gerald Game Yes
Flamstead End Conservative 1992 Edna Lazzari Yes
Goffs Oak Conservative 1992 Elizabeth Clayton Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 1992 Arthur Parkin No
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 1992 Kenneth Holliday Yes
Rosedale Conservative 1992 Neil McDonald No
Rye Park Conservative 1992 Maureen Moles Yes
Theobalds Conservative 1988 Barbara Bleach No
Waltham Cross North Conservative 1992 Francis Dolan Yes
Waltham Cross South Labour 1992 Martin Hudson No
Wormley & Turnford Conservative 1992 John Morton No

Election results[edit]

Broxbourne Local Election Result 1996
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 0 3 -3 71.43 48.60 10,381
  Labour 4 3 0 +3 28.57 36.02 7,695
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0.00 14.85 3,172
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.53 113

Results summary[edit]

An election was held in 14 wards on 2 May 1996.

The Labour Party gained 3 seats at the expense of the Conservative Party by recording gains in Cheshunt North Ward, Rye Park Ward and Wormley Turnford Ward.

The political balance of the new council following this election was:

Ward results[edit]

Broxbourne Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Robinson 1,063 56.15
Labour Winifred Press 443 23.40
Liberal Democrat Heather Campbell 387 20.45
Majority 620
Turnout 1,893 32.70
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hazel Jackson 1,143 53.34
Labour Allen Wallace 1,000 46.66
Majority 143
Turnout 2,143 39.20
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Milan Milovanovic 583 45.05
Liberal Democrat James Elmslie 380 29.37
Labour Graham Knight 331 25.58
Majority 203
Turnout 1,294 36.00
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Clark 847 48.51
Conservative Gerald Game 751 43.01
Liberal Democrat Julian Gould 148 8.48
Majority 96
Turnout 1,746 31.90
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edna Lazzari 922 53.29
Labour Henry Lucas 606 35.03
Liberal Democrat Peter Kemp 202 11.68
Majority 316
Turnout 1,730 33.60
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Clayton 800 66.45
Labour Joan Saggs 203 16.86
Liberal Democrat Patricia Mellis 201 16.69
Majority 597
Turnout 1,204 34.40
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Evelyn White 812 46.56
Liberal Democrat Susan Wentworth-Shields 584 33.49
Labour Roy Wareham 348 19.95
Majority 228
Turnout 1,744 35.00
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Holliday 869 49.66
Labour Trevor Jones 502 28.69
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Aitken 379 21.65
Majority 367
Turnout 1,750 34.50
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Darren Standing 438 45.53
Liberal Democrat Ernest Havis 305 31.70
Labour Janet Kousoulou 219 22.77
Majority 133
Turnout 962 33.00
Conservative hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Malina 762 47.24
Conservative Maureen Moles 666 41.29
Liberal Democrat Sheila Guy 185 11.47
Majority 96
Turnout 1,613 34.30
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gordon Nicholson 695 46.24
Labour Ronald McCole 690 45.91
Liberal Democrat Henry Appiah 118 7.85
Majority 5
Turnout 1,503 37.10
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross North Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Dolan 709 56.40
Labour Christopher Simonovitch 475 37.79
Liberal Democrat Anthony Stokes 73 5.81
Majority 234
Turnout 1,257 41.10
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross South Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marios Kousoulou 686 56.65
Conservative Kay Leese 397 32.78
Liberal Democrat John Doolan 128 10.57
Majority 289
Turnout 1,211 27.40
Labour hold Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 2 May 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Howard 583 44.47
Conservative Beryl Poole 533 40.66
Independent Colin Keighley 113 8.62
Liberal Democrat Bronwen Deards 82 6.25
Majority 50
Turnout 1,311 29.30
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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