Wiltshire County Council election, 1993

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Elections to Wiltshire County Council were held on 6 May 1993. The whole council was up for election and the result was no overall control, with the Liberal Democrats as the largest party. This resulted in a no-party-control shared administration for the first year of the Council, with the three main party groups being briefed on a coequal basis. Following a by-election gain by the Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives, giving the Liberal Democrats exactly half the seats on the Council, a Liberal Democrat administration was formed, but with a convention that committee chairpersons would not use their casting vote to force through policies.

When Swindon Borough Council was established as a new unitary authority on 1 April 1997, the members who had been elected to the county council from Haydon Wick, Highworth, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wanborough, and Wroughton ceased to hold office. The size of the council fell from 68 to 47, and in the remaining month of the council's term of office the Liberal Democrats briefly took control, but they lost it at the Wiltshire Council election, 1997.

Results[edit]

Wiltshire Local Election Result 1993
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 18 -17 26.47 36 61,379 -13,697
  Liberal Democrat 33 48.53 37.5 64,107 +18,163
  Labour 17 1 -1 25.00 22.5 38,445 -2,013
  Liberal 0 0 1 -1 0 1.3 2,249 -463
  Independent 0 0 2 -2 0 1.9 3,522 -631
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.63 1,079 -1138

Results by divisions[edit]

Aldbourne and Ramsbury[edit]

Aldbourne and Ramsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Graham Francis 1,882
Conservative M. D. Abell 1,219
Majority 663

Alderbury[edit]

Alderbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Temple Blackwood 1,197
Liberal Democrat R. J. Hardy 1,114
Labour A. C. Oliver 300
Majority 83


Amesbury[edit]

Amesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Kelsey Edgley 1,324
Conservative J. C. Turner 1,098
Labour P. Whiteside 186
Majority 226

Avon and Cannings[edit]

Avon and Cannings
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dennis James Willmott 1,134
Liberal Democrat K. M. Ben Rabha 977
Labour T. J. Williams 371
Majority 157

Bedwyn and Pewsey[edit]

Bedwyn and Pewsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Mary Scott 1,878
Conservative M. Carson 1,509
Majority 369

Bourne Valley[edit]

Bourne Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geraldine Lesley Hibberd 1,336
Liberal Democrat O. V. Tanner 962
Labour I. Horton 252
Majority 374

Bradford on Avon[edit]

Bradford on Avon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Victoria Christine Scott Landell Mills 2,121
Conservative William Campbell Viles 885
Labour E. F. Short 398
Majority 1,236


Bremhill and Calne[edit]

Bremhill and Calne Without
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Andrew Raymond Syms 1,343
Liberal Democrat Lesley Bennett 1,232
Labour Susan Elizabeth Griffin 244
Majority 111

Calne[edit]

Calne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jeanette Frances Greer 922
Conservative Alfred Roman Ilersic 689
Labour Tim David Chapman 370
Majority 233

Chippenham Park[edit]

Chippenham Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patrick Charles Bourne Coleman 1,888
Conservative Davi Keith Poole 1,058
Labour Pauline Frances Kathleen Bowden 254
Majority 830

Chippenham Sheldon[edit]

Chippenham Sheldon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat June Margaret Wood 1,569
Conservative Mary Frances Elizabeth Norton 718
Labour Clive Trevor Grace 389
Majority 851

Chippenham Town[edit]

Chippenham Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Raymond Leonard Anscombe 1,609
Conservative Richard Henry Patrick Purdon 647
Labour Christopher John Phillips 210
Majority 962

Collingbourne[edit]

Collingbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mark Connolly 939
Conservative B. Davie 794
Majority 145


Corsham[edit]

Corsham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Graeme Roger Potter 1,288
Conservative Eric John Porter 886
Labour Christine Reid 451
Majority 402

Cricklade and Purton[edit]

Cricklade and Purton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Brian Edward Atfield 1,596
Conservative Anthony Francis Elwood Wall 964
Labour Elizabeth Clemency Saunders 180
Majority 632

Devizes[edit]

Devizes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maurice Stanley Came 901
Labour C. R. Hopgood 597
Liberal Democrat R. M. J. Cleal 521
Majority 304

Devizes South and Bromham[edit]

Devizes South and Bromham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Rugg 1,561
Liberal Democrat J. Allan 1,020
Labour P. E. Twaites 381
Majority 541


Downton[edit]

Downton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Paul Johnson 1,447
Labour P. J. Leo 874
Green S. M. Elcock 417
Majority 573


Durrington[edit]

Durrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. E. Robinson 1,004
Labour A. F. C. Greville 744
Majority 260


Haydon Wick[edit]

Haydon Wick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. W. H. Archer 1,375
Conservative C. I. Butcher 743
Liberal Democrat T. F. Hudson 202
Majority 632


Highworth[edit]

Highworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynn Vardy 1,530
Conservative D. F. Morley 1,135
Liberal Democrat J. A. Shorten 393
Majority 395

Holt[edit]

Holt
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Terrence Peter (Terry) Chivers 1,997
Conservative Robert George Ian Elliott 1,369
Liberal George Frederick James Hawkins 163
Labour T. A. Maslen 157
Majority 628

Kington[edit]

Kington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Doreen Darby 1,467
Conservative Peter Gordon Green 1,430
Labour Peter Ernest Mellett 145
Majority 37

Lavington[edit]

Lavington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Bernard William Jarvis 1,503
Liberal Democrat M. G. Pearce 780
Labour W. M. Barnett 373
Liberal R. W. Clarke 203
Majority 723

Malmesbury[edit]

Malmesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Caroline Pym 1,945
Conservative Patricia Winifred Sears 1,048
Labour Daphne Joy Jones 184
Majority 897

Marlborough[edit]

Marlborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Fiona Gillian Webb 1,192
Conservative J. M. A. Goodfellow 968
Independent J. R. Ripley 144
Majority 224

Melksham[edit]

Melksham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Angela Betty Barker 1,154
Labour Davina M. Griffin 1,022
Conservative C. E. B. V. Deadman 473
Majority 132

Melksham Without[edit]

Melksham Without
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Barrie Wesley 2,252
Conservative E. P. Joyce 977
Labour P. J. Creese 459
Majority 1,275

Mere[edit]

Mere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert George Catton 1,179
Liberal Democrat U. A. McGrail 575
Independent M. W. Taylor 324
Labour M. J. Foote 212
Majority 604

Minety[edit]

Minety
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carole Alethea Soden 2,070
Liberal Democrat Anthony James Doody 1,064
Labour Jane Mellett 181
Majority 1,006

Pickwick with Box[edit]

Pickwick with Box
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Judith Helen Seager 971
Liberal Democrat Roger Hubbard 873
Labour Stephen Charles Wheeler 638
Majority 98

Salisbury Bemerton[edit]

Salisbury Bemerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Terance Rogers 1,231
Conservative J. G. S. Guthrie 477
Independent J. Heaney 281
Majority 754

Salisbury Harnham[edit]

Salisbury Harnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Alfred Joel 1,172
Conservative B. M. E. Rycroft 992
Labour C. Bryder 181
Majority 180

Salisbury St Mark[edit]

Salisbury St Mark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Frederick Chalke 1,371
Liberal Democrat D. M. Jones 1,011
Labour M. Riches 270
Majority 360

Salisbury St Martin[edit]

Salisbury St Martin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paul William Leslie Sample 1,904
Conservative P. V. H. Paisey 886
Labour C. Davies 285
Green I. Nath 97
Majority 1,018

Salisbury St Paul[edit]

Salisbury St Paul
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Beryl Mary Jay 1,659
Independent T. C. Cowie 794
Majority 865

Southwick[edit]

Southwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Napier Beatson Irving 1,330
Conservative Anthony Guy Phillips 951
Labour D. Atherton 182
Majority 379

Stratton St Margaret, Coleview and Nythe[edit]

Stratton St Margaret, Coleview and Nythe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Victor Cockbill 967
Conservative A. Albinson 596
Liberal Democrat A. D. Richards 312
Majority 371

Stratton St Margaret, St Margaret[edit]

Stratton St Margaret, St Margaret
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Foley 771
Conservative C. A. Day 454
Liberal Democrat M. W. Hopes 204
Majority 317

Stratton St Margaret, St Philip[edit]

Stratton St Margaret, St Philip
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Percival Lawrence Jefferies 1,549
Conservative G. B. J. Baldwin 355
Green M. Collins 117
Majority 1,194

Swindon Central[edit]

Swindon Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Edwards 945
Liberal Democrat A. Baxter 317
Conservative K. M. Alam 243
Green S. W. Smith 69
Majority 628

Swindon Covingham[edit]

Swindon Covingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Alan Oakensen 917
Conservative P. Stoddart 367
Liberal Democrat -. Allen 343
Majority 550

Swindon Dorcan South[edit]

Swindon Dorcan South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Kenneth Brooks 1,152
Conservative M. M. Norton 1,142
Majority 10

Swindon Eastcott[edit]

Swindon Eastcott
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stanley James Pajak 1,566
Labour C. Matthews 967
Conservative V. A. Butt 295
Green C. Smith 76
Majority 599

Swindon Freshbrook[edit]

Swindon Freshbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jean Melville 957
Labour R. J. Cretchley 677
Conservative N. C. Bristow 645
Majority 280

Swindon Gorse Hill[edit]

Swindon Gorse Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. S. Barnett 1,630
Conservative A. F. A. Crowhurst 308
Liberal Democrat J. Kurton 206
Majority 1,322


Swindon Lawns[edit]

Swindon Lawns
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joan Barbara Prouse Savage 1,709
Labour E. Edge 748
Liberal Democrat S. A. Bowley-Bennett 637
Green J. V. Hughes 138
Majority 961

Swindon Moredon[edit]

Swindon Moredon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur James Masters 1,215
Conservative M. J. Harper 281
Liberal Democrat C. R. Minns 243
Independent B. L. Wilmot 228
Majority 934

Swindon Parks[edit]

Swindon Parks
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Norris 1,455
Liberal Democrat E. Aylett 196
Conservative W. R. Whitfield 189
Majority 1,259

Swindon Roughmoor[edit]

Swindon Roughmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan James Winmill 632
Liberal Democrat A. R. Timpson 336
Labour D. R. Camburn 320
Majority 296

Swindon Toothill[edit]

Swindon Toothill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Harry Goring 1,000
Conservative P. Mallinson 738
Green M. Harrison 165
Majority 262

Swindon Walcot[edit]

Swindon Walcot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Noel Robert Tostevin 1,168
Conservative J. R. Stevens 535
Liberal Democrat K. M. McCarthy 246
Majority 633

Swindon Western[edit]

Swindon Western
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin David Small 1,752
Conservative G. Clark 358
Liberal Democrat K. Bracey 259
Majority 1,394

Swindon Whitworth[edit]

Swindon Whitworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Ernest Glaholm 1,156
Liberal Democrat A. D. Jacobs 815
Conservative D. H. Day 103
Majority 341

Tisbury[edit]

Tisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert John Baddeley 1,339
Independent David O. Parker 946
Labour C. M. Whiteside 323
Majority 393

Trowbridge East[edit]

Trowbridge East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ann Virginia Lye 1,362
Conservative S. J. Kirk 677
Labour W. Stallard 430
Majority 685

Trowbridge South[edit]

Trowbridge South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Grace Hill 1,517
Conservative Peter Fuller 590
Labour J. E. Baddeley 372
Majority 927

Trowbridge West[edit]

Trowbridge West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Shawne Edney Westbrook 993
Conservative Rosemary A. Webber 443
Labour D. A. Machin 227
Liberal M. A. Phillips 171
Majority 550

Upper Wylye Valley[edit]

Upper Wylye Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John William Finlay Robins 1,128
Liberal S. J. Dancey 806
Labour A. Knight 264
Majority 322

Wanborough[edit]

Wanborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jane Lindsay Mactaggart 1,500
Conservative J. W. J. Legge 1,184
Labour R. J. Smith 300
Majority 316

Warminster East[edit]

Warminster East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dorothea Joan Main 897
Liberal Democrat V. A. Rayner 555
Liberal Paul I. MacDonald 368
Labour J. P. Knight 362
Majority 342

Warminster West[edit]

Warminster West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Edward Syme 963
Conservative M. Ultan Ryan 801
Labour R. Keddie 365
Liberal M. J. Barker 270
Majority 162

Westbury[edit]

Westbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gordon Ian King 1,228
Conservative M. Clegg 900
Labour Candy Atherton 728
Liberal F. J. Creese 171
Majority 328

Whorwellsdown[edit]

Whorwellsdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Douglas Malcolm Firmager 1,775
Conservative Gareth Roberts 1,106
Labour Michael Sutton 120
Liberal J. F. Hardingham 97
Majority 669

Wilton and Wylye[edit]

Wilton and Wylye
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Clive West 1,866
Conservative S. F. Ryan 973
Independent Marjorie Whitworth 553
Independent Timothy Ingle Abbott 252
Labour R. H. Pelling 105
Majority 893

Wootton Bassett North[edit]

Wootton Bassett North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Eric Henry Hodges 1,019
Conservative Christine Crisp 827
Labour Brian John Bayton 100
Majority 192

Wootton Bassett South[edit]

Wootton Bassett South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Daphne Joyce Matthews 1,220
Conservative Roy Elderkin 1,079
Labour Paula Ann Whitehead 228
Majority 141


Wroughton[edit]

Wroughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Aliette Cayley Phipps 1,328
Conservative W. Morton 618
Labour D. G. Carver 292
Majority 710

References[edit]

  • Wiltshire County Council Diary 1993/4 (Trowbridge: Wiltshire County Council, 1993)