Guildford Borough Council election, 1991

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The sixth full elections for Guildford Borough Council took place on 2 May 1991.[1] The Conservatives lost control of Guildford Borough Council for the first time since the council was created in the early 1970s. Overall the election resulted in a hung council with 19 Conservative councillors, 19 Liberal Democrats, 6 Labour and 1 independent.

Relative to the 1987 elections the Conservatives lost 11 seats, the Liberal Democrats gained 10 and one gain was made by an independent.

The Liberal Democrats gained all six seats in the Ash and Tongham area from the Conservatives consisting of the following wards Ash, Ash Vale and Tongham.

Additionally the Liberal Democrats gained four seats in the town of Guildford from the Conservatives. These 4 gains were as follows - the remaining Conservative councillor for Onslow ward; both Conservative councillors for Holy Trinity and one of the two Conservatives councillors for Christchurch.

An independent captured a seat from the Conservatives in the rural Tillingbourne ward to the south west of the borough.

Results[edit]

Ash (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mrs R Davies 1564
Liberal Democrat A Hillier 1563
Liberal Democrat Ms F White 1501
Conservative J Ades 1479
Conservative M Cole 1382
Conservative R Ratcliffe 1151
Labour M Gallagher 281
Labour Mrs N Gallagher 269
Labour K Jasinski 234
Majority 22
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Ash Vale (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat D Evans 1216
Liberal Democrat Ms O Hooker 1208
Conservative Mrs M Lloyd-Jones 854
Conservative M Measures 794
Labour N David 152
Labour D Enright 146
Majority 354
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Christchurch (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A Hodges 995
Liberal Democrat Mrs V Johnson 943
Conservative R Majoribanks 887
Liberal Democrat R Ashworth 879
Labour M Hill 102
Labour Ms A Pringle 89
All Night Ms D Hughes 20
Majority 56
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Clandon & Horsley (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs J Powell 2031
Conservative D May 1988
Conservative Miss G Drakeford 1951
Liberal Democrat F Oxford 699
Liberal Democrat I Main 666
Liberal Democrat Mrs R Steele 660
Labour Ms M Beynon 283
Labour Ms R Cameron 221
Labour Ms T Haimes 219
Majority 1252
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Effingham (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T Page 598
Liberal Democrat R Parker 199
Labour D Sims 71
Majority 399
Conservative hold Swing
Friary & St. Nicolas (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat R Marks 1802
Liberal Democrat R Blundell 1765
Liberal Democrat T Sharp 1745
Conservative P Hooper 690
Conservative P Thomas 671
Conservative A Alisha 658
Labour R Body 339
Labour Dr A Gunning 335
Labour S Islam 260
All Night G Clutterbuck 65
Majority 1055
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holy Trinity (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat G Bridger 1106
Liberal Democrat Mrs T Baker 1105
Conservative A Allenby 885
Conservative A Dewhurst 867
Labour Ms A Dale 134
Labour P Newmark 105
All Night T Fuller 28
Majority 220
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Lovelace (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs Greenleaf 487
Liberal Democrat J Hartley 475
Majority 12
Conservative hold Swing
Merrow & Burpham (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T Hargrave 2037
Conservative Mrs J Jordan 2012
Conservative P Johnson 1993
Liberal Democrat Miss S Jenkins 1364
Liberal Democrat Mrs J Thomas 1262
Liberal Democrat A Sutcliffe 1209
Labour E Allford 622
Labour J Carney 593
Labour Ms M Wu 539
All Night Ms D Gomez 96
Majority 629
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Normandy (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat G Taylor 682
Conservative Mrs J Drage 535
Labour N Cridland 61
Majority 147
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Onslow (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mrs L Strudwick 1361
Liberal Democrat T Phillips 1329
Liberal Democrat Mrs J Biggs 1095
Conservative B Parke 1055
Conservative Mrs P Parke 801[2]
Conservative K Johns 773
Labour J Bullock 481
Labour Mrs F Flynn 365
Labour K Parfitt 347
All Night K Chanot 60
Majority 40
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Pilgrims (top 2 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M Williamson 859
Conservative R Rolfe 826
Liberal Democrat P Mellor 363
Liberal Democrat P Dyer 323
Labour F Gunning 150
Majority 463
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Pirbright (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs C Cobley 536
Liberal Democrat A Woodbine 244
Majority 292
Conservative hold Swing
Send (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative K Taylor 767
Conservative D Wilde 631
Liberal Democrat Mrs A Lambe 399
Independent J Hill 206
Labour Mrs H Thompson 195
Labour N Cameron 156
Majority 232
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Shalford (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs S Stewart 682
Liberal Democrat L Grugeon 658
Labour C Barber 156
All Night S Webster 20
Majority 24
Conservative hold Swing
Stoke (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour GR Bellerby[3] 2112
Labour Mrs S Thornberry 1699
Labour Mrs H Tipton 1592
Conservative R Gregory 413
Conservative H Warwick 367
Conservative D Quelch 350
Liberal Democrat Mrs V Biggs 269
Liberal Democrat Ms L Jacobs 252
Liberal Democrat W Plaskett 244
All Night Mrs H Goldsmoth 79
Majority 1179
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Stoughton (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat C Fox 1859
Liberal Democrat Mrs S Fox 1788
Liberal Democrat Mrs J Marks 1618
Conservative Mrs S Knight 567
Conservative M Crosson 559
Conservative N Daniels 530
Labour J Barbour 376
Labour B Hall 371
Labour R Medlow 342
All Night K Hills 48
Majority 1051
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tillingbourne (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs A List 1091
Independent K Childs 1049
Conservative N Brougham 1023
Liberal Democrat J Wild 389
Labour P Dowden 363
Majority 26
Conservative hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Tongham (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat M Pooley 574
Conservative M Naylor 339
Labour Ms K Parfitt 40
Majority 175
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Westborough (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mrs D Bellerby 1551
Labour J Patrick 1318
Labour J Woodhatch 1284
Liberal Democrat K Briggs 545
Liberal Democrat P Anderson 497
Liberal Democrat W Morris 443
Conservative Mrs M Johns 371
Conservative D Knight 354
All Night K Goldsmith 77
Majority 739
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Worplesdon (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs S Lloyd 1390
Conservative Mrs C Griffin 1389
Conservative R Price 1369
Liberal Democrat M Johnson 1183
Liberal Democrat J Heath 1173
Liberal Democrat W Palmer 1116
Labour K Horne 364
Labour W Lock 164
All Night A Webster 88
Majority 186
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results were published in the Surrey Advertiser 9 May 1991 edition.
  2. ^ The Surrey Advertiser published on 9 May 1991 omitted the vote figure for Mrs P Parke. The "801" vote figure included on this Wikipedia page is from http://www.dennispaul.org/Politics/roll_-_onslow.htm. This webpage also gave vote figures for B Parke of 1055 and K Johns of 773 both of which matched those in the Surrey Advertiser for this 1991 election. However the webpage wrongly stated that B Parke was elected in this 1991 election.
  3. ^ GR Bellerby was more commonly known as Bill Bellerby. He appears in every Surrey Advertiser summary of Guildford BC election results from 1973 to 1991 as either B Bellerby or Bill Bellerby. For example both the 1973 and 1976 results list all other candidates in all the wards in Guildford by initials except one who they list as 'Bill Bellerby'. "Guildford Borough Council - A Compendium of Municipal Election results 1835 to 1974" by Roger Ottewill repeated lists his initials as 'GR Bellerby' and that form is used herein.