1986 Southwark London Borough Council election

Elections to Southwark Council were held in May 1986. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 36.7%.

Election resultEdit

Southwark Local Election Result 1986[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 43 -10 67.2 50.4
  Alliance 15 15 0 +15 23.4 29.1
  Conservative 6 -2 9.4 18.0
  Other parties 0 0 1 -1

Ward resultsEdit

AbbeyEdit

Abbey (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (SDP) James Hughes 1,018 53.4 +29.9
Labour Kenneth Carlisle 799 41.9 -9.4
Alliance (Liberal) Phoebe Whiffing 744 39.1 +14.7
Labour Chetan Patel 706 37.1 -7.7
Turnout 1,905 39.7 +9.3
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

AlleynEdit

Alleyn (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Bogle 1,188 43.6 +7.9
Labour Margaret Pedler 1,133 41.6 +7.2
Conservative Pamela Cooper* 781 28.7 -6.2
Conservative Maureen Tomison 718 26.4 -7.2
Alliance (Liberal) Jean Halden 521 19.1 -3.4
Alliance (Liberal) James Morrey 496 18.2 -4.2
Turnout 2,722 46.8 +7.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

BarsetEdit

Barset (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas Snow* 1,184 58.4 +10.8
Labour Dorothy Winters 1,070 52.8 +4.5
Alliance (Liberal) Roy Nightingale 537 26.5 -4.1
Alliance (Liberal) David Banks 534 26.3 -2.3
Conservative Barbara Ellams 210 10.4 -5.1
Conservative Archibald Norman 202 10.0 -5.4
Turnout 2,027 41.5 +5.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

BellendenEdit

Bellenden (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graeme Geddes** 1,953 54.1 +13.7
Labour John McTernan 1,942 53.8 +15.0
Labour Jessica Wanamaker** 1,849 51.2 +13.1
Conservative Alfred Shaughnessy 821 22.7 -9.3
Conservative Pamela Entwhistle 809 22.4 -8.6
Conservative David Bradbury 797 22.1 -8.1
Alliance (SDP) Paul Eden 545 15.1 -3.8
Alliance (SDP) Kathryn Kyle 513 14.2 -3.4
Alliance (SDP) Leaford Patrick 451 12.5 -4.7
Green David Brunsdon 231 6.4 N/A
Turnout 3,610 40.8 +2.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Graeme Geddes was a sitting councillor for Browning ward

Jessica Wanamaker was a sitting councillor for Chaucer ward

BricklayersEdit

Bricklayers (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Andrew Canning 1,576 53.0 +21.3
Alliance (Liberal) Helen Kemp 1,521 51.2 +21.6
Labour John Bryan* 1,199 40.3 -0.3
Labour Robert Law 1,136 38.2 ±0.0
Communist Peter Power 33 1.1 N/A
Turnout 2,973 50.1 +16.1
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

BrowningEdit

Browning (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Fryer* 1,446 45.7 -6.1
Labour Ann Goss** 1,373 43.4 -9.8
Alliance (Liberal) Peter Pritchard 1,373 43.4 +24.7
Alliance (Liberal) Joyce Hales 1,361 43.0 +25.1
Labour Laurence Hemming 1,354 42.8 -8.0
Alliance (SDP) Mary Wenner 1,228 38.8 +21.9
Conservative Malcolm Trott 212 6.7 -13.1
Conservative Terence Driscoll 204 6.4 -13.2
Turnout 3,163 42.9 +13.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Ann Goss was a sitting councillor for The Lane ward

BrunswickEdit

Brunswick (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jessie Cannon* 1,556 57.4 +14.8
Labour John Maurice 1,543 57.0 +20.3
Labour John Lauder* 1,522 56.2 +10.1
Alliance (SDP) Richard Cotton 671 24.8 +0.4
Alliance (SDP) Simon Gamble 651 24.0 +1.1
Alliance (Liberal) Warren Ingham-Barrow 617 22.8 +0.3
Conservative John McMahon 337 12.4 -8.1
Conservative Carolyn Freeman 316 11.7 -7.4
Conservative Douglas Mitchell 304 11.2 -8.9
Communist Eric Hodson 83 3.1 -0.7
Turnout 2,709 35.6 +8.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

BurgessEdit

Burgess (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Rose Colley* 943 51.8 +32.6
Labour Piers Corbyn 835 45.8 -4.9
Alliance (Liberal) Anne Scovell 816 44.8 +27.0
Labour Reginald Gyasi 736 40.4 -7.6
Turnout 1,822 41.8 +15.2
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

CathedralEdit

Cathedral (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Hilary Wines 905 41.4 +21.0
Labour Geoffrey Williams* 899 41.1 -6.4
Labour Alan Davis* 883 40.4 -6.8
Alliance (Liberal) Leroy Arscott 850 38.9 +19.8
Conservative Richard Skelton 231 10.6 -15.7
Turnout 2,185 39.7 +11.2
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

ChaucerEdit

Chaucer (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Matthews* 1,478 47.8 +8.6
Labour Rita Sergeant 1,431 46.3 +3.1
Labour Linda Oram 1,400 45.3 +6.7
Alliance (SDP) Richard Malins 1,328 43.0 +14.7
Alliance (SDP) Anna McGettigan 1,274 41.2 +13.6
Alliance (SDP) Loraine Watson 1,228 39.7 +13.5
Conservative Beatrice North 195 6.3 -10.3
Conservative Caroline Sayer 177 5.7 -11.7
Turnout 3,090 37.2 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

CollegeEdit

College (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eileen Doran 1,486 47.6 -5.7
Conservative Percy Gray 1,410 45.2 -5.9
Labour Peter Bowyer 909 29.1 +6.4
Labour Iris Ritchie 871 27.9 +7.9
Alliance (Liberal) Patricia Mynott 597 19.1 -1.9
Alliance (SDP) Olga Kenyon 583 18.7 -2.7
Turnout 3,120 51.4 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

ConsortEdit

Consort (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Brennan 1,077 64.3 +9.4
Labour Sally Keeble 1,019 60.8 +6.5
Alliance (Liberal) Mark Allen 293 17.5 +0.6
Alliance (Liberal) Martin Horwood 277 16.5 +2.3
Conservative Leslie Brown 229 13.7 -4.5
Conservative Christine Alderton 192 11.5 -6.3
Turnout 1,676 33.2 +2.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

DockyardEdit

Dockyard (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Ronald Kendrick 1,236 45.9 +25.9
Alliance (Liberal) Patricia Matheson 1,226 45.5 +27.0
Alliance (Liberal) George Walker 1,195 44.3 +26.9
Labour Thomas Sullivan* 1,178 43.7 -12.3
Labour John Burke 1,119 41.5 -18.3
Labour Rupert Doyle** 1,095 40.6 -12.6
Conservative Mary Corps 173 6.4 -7.7
Conservative Alan Corps 169 6.3 -6.4
Turnout 2,695 41.3 +7.9
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

Rupert Doyle was a sitting councillor for Friary ward

FaradayEdit

Faraday (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Elley 1,939 64.9 +11.2
Labour Patrick Morgan 1,928 64.5 +17.0
Labour David Payne* 1,897 63.5 +13.7
Alliance (Liberal) Peter Duff 440 14.7 -8.0
Conservative Gladys Cobley 414 13.9 -6.8
Alliance (Liberal) Veronica Hunt 414 13.9 N/A
Alliance (Liberal) Jonathan Hunt 413 13.8 N/A
Conservative Peter Grady 398 13.3 -10.8
Conservative Harold Welch 371 12.4 -4.9
Green Sylvia Brasier 149 5.0 N/A
Turnout 2,988 31.6 +9.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

FriaryEdit

Friary (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Main* 1,453 70.3 +21.8
Labour Marjorie Henriquez 1,444 69.9 +18.6
Labour Tony Goss** 1,423 68.8 +22.4
Conservative Christopher Mead 285 13.8 -6.4
Alliance (SDP) Paul Cheesman 267 12.9 -7.8
Conservative Joe Mortimer 261 12.6 -5.2
Alliance (SDP) Roy Ashworth 253 12.2 -7.6
Conservative Robert Myers 238 11.5 -5.9
Alliance (Liberal) Frances Sheehan 235 11.4 -7.5
Turnout 2,067 32.9 +4.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tony Goss was a sitting councillor for Newington ward

LiddleEdit

Liddle (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Ellery* 1,603 79.3 +20.9
Labour Daniel McCarthy* 1,476 73.0 +14.4
Labour Ali Balli 1,405 69.5 +18.0
Alliance (SDP) Irene Barton 206 10.2 -5.6
Alliance (SDP) Peter Ward 187 9.2 -4.4
Alliance (SDP) Iain Johncock 153 7.6 -4.5
Conservative Norman Bascombe 149 7.4 -6.2
Conservative Victoria Holliday 132 6.5 -5.6
Conservative Mary Welch 108 5.3 -6.5
Turnout 2,022 24.6 +4.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

LyndhurstEdit

Lyndhurst (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Crane* 2,164 52.3 +14.3
Labour Andrew Troke* 2,145 51.8 +18.1
Labour Aubyn Graham* 2,116 51.1 +15.6
Conservative Elizabeth Betts 1,218 29.4 -1.7
Conservative Tobias Eckersley** 1,193 28.8 -0.9
Conservative Doris Pearce 1,167 28.2 -2.9
Alliance (SDP) Rowland Sheard 531 12.8 -11.1
Alliance (SDP) Margaret Hanton 526 12.7 -9.7
Alliance (SDP) Joan Wheeler 497 12.0 -9.7
Turnout 4,139 45.0 +5.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tobias Eckersley was a sitting councillor for Ruskin ward

NewingtonEdit

Newington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Kennedy 1,960 60.1 +15.6
Labour Mark Howarth 1,946 59.6 +17.3
Labour Jeremy Fraser 1,919 58.8 +17.2
Alliance (Liberal) John Clemens 476 14.6 -4.0
Conservative Stephen Payne 473 14.5 -4.6
Conservative Clive Jones 459 14.1 -3.9
Alliance (Liberal) Diana Jenkins 438 13.4 -0.4
Alliance (Liberal) Gillian Clemens 433 13.3 -4.4
Conservative Miranda Picarda 385 11.8 -4.7
Turnout 3,263 37.2 +4.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

RiversideEdit

Riverside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Michael Hannon* 1,492 54.3 +31.6
Alliance (Liberal) Michael Heaney 1,429 52.0 +29.4
Alliance (Liberal) Joan Price 1,393 50.7 +29.5
Labour Thomas Gregory 995 36.2 +13.9
Labour Melvyn Brookstone 977 35.6 +14.0
Labour David Brockman 905 33.0 +12.0
Conservative Andrew Clayton 175 6.4 -3.0
Conservative Bertram Williams 99 3.6 -5.6
Turnout 2,746 42.6 -2.4
Alliance gain from Independent Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Independent Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Independent Labour Swing

RotherhitheEdit

Rotherhithe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Frank Pemberton* 1,526 56.0 +29.3
Alliance (Liberal) Victor Jones 1,353 49.6 +22.9
Alliance (Liberal) Richard Shearman 1,283 47.0 +24.0
Labour William Carter 1,006 36.9 -9.7
Labour David Brasier* 992 36.4 -9.1
Labour William Griffiths 963 35.3 -9.4
National Front Raymond Barker 77 2.8 N/A
National Front Anthony Grant 76 2.8 N/A
Turnout 2,727 44.4 +14.1
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

RuskinEdit

Ruskin (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Mitchell 1,963 45.1 -5.4
Conservative Gerald Hartup 1,924 44.2 -5.9
Conservative John Edwards 1,885 43.3 -6.4
Labour Valerie Stagg 1,190 27.3 +12.6
Labour John Thomas 1,165 26.8 +12.2
Labour Kevin Williamson 1,062 24.4 +9.9
Alliance (SDP) Jonathan Mitchell 941 21.6 -7.0
Alliance (SDP) Deborah Sillett 899 20.6 -8.7
Alliance (SDP) John Weedy 849 19.5 -9.3
Green David Smart 412 9.5 N/A
Turnout 4,355 54.8 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

RyeEdit

Rye (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elsie Headley** 1,246 38.9 +8.5
Conservative Irene Kimm 1,212 37.9 -5.1
Conservative Jasper Perry 1,190 37.2 -4.0
Labour Christopher Hughes 1,186 37.1 +9.0
Alliance (SDP) Adam Norton 460 14.4 -7.9
Alliance (SDP) Robert Skelly 431 13.5 -8.7
Green Alex Goldie 147 4.6 N/A
Turnout 3,199 46.8 +2.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Elsie Headley was a sitting councillor for Alleyn ward

St GilesEdit

St Giles (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Ritchie* 1,956 56.4 +10.4
Labour Winston Stafford 1,867 53.8 +3.5
Labour Michael Geater* 1,725 49.7 +4.9
Alliance (Liberal) John Bennett 955 27.5 +0.4
Alliance (SDP) John Egan 874 25.2 +3.4
Alliance (SDP) Andrew Sawdon 860 24.8 +5.1
Conservative Trevor Pitman 364 10.5 -7.2
Conservative Richard Turnbull 342 9.9 -7.2
Conservative Alfred Wood 322 9.3 -7.7
Green Stephen Barbe 180 5.2 N/A
Revolutionary Communist Kim Pepper 70 2.0 N/A
Turnout 3,470 37.4 +6.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

The LaneEdit

The Lane (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Alden** 1,253 46.7 +6.0
Labour Pamela Smith 1,225 45.6 +8.0
Alliance (Liberal) Andrew Harris 737 27.4 -1.9
Alliance (Liberal) David Salmon 735 27.4 -0.2
Conservative Richard Clough** 421 15.7 -4.7
Conservative Robert Chamber 409 15.2 -5.0
Turnout 2,685 44.3 +8.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Leslie Alden was a sitting councillor for St Giles ward

Richard Clough was a sitting councillor for Rye ward

WaverleyEdit

Waverley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Kelly* 1,419 55.7 +15.4
Labour Brian McKeon 1,261 49.5 +13.3
Conservative Lilian Dawson 766 30.1 -6.0
Conservative Khalid Sharif 734 28.8 -3.8
Green Doreen Robinson 217 8.5 N/A
Turnout 2,549 44.1 +5.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-ElectionsEdit

Dockyard by-election, 24 July 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Sullivan 1,168 50.1 +6.4
Alliance (Liberal) Hyman Silverston 1,041 44.7 +0.4
Conservative Andrew Clayton 72 3.1 -3.3
National Front John Norris 50 2.1 N/A
Turnout 35.84 -5.5
Labour gain from Alliance Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. George Walker

Liddle by-election, 9 April 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Deborah Welch 951 69.8 +0.3
Alliance (SDP) Ann Harris 292 21.4 +11.2
Conservative Trevor Atman 120 8.8 +1.4
Turnout 17.19 +7.4
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Ali Balli

Rye by-election, 24 September 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Pitman 1,495 54.8 +17.6
Labour Christopher Hughes 811 29.8 -9.1
Alliance (SDP) Robert Skelly 261 9.6 -3.9
Green Alex Goldie 145 5.3 +0.7
Communist Linda Osborn 14 0.5 N/A
Turnout 39.45 -7.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Elsie Headley

Chaucer by-election, 25 February 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (SDP) Anna McGettigan 1,365 48.3 +7.1
Labour Alexander Moore 1,146 40.5 -4.8
Conservative Nicholas Eriksen 266 9.4 +3.1
Communist Peter Power 51 1.8 N/A
Turnout 35.47 -1.7
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Linda Oram

Riverside by-election, 21 April 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Coral Newell 1,348 47.0 +10.8
Alliance (Liberal) George Dunk 1,345 46.8 -3.9
Conservative Andrew Clayton 129 4.5 -1.9
National Front Stephen Evans 49 1.7 N/A
Turnout 43.73 +1.1
Labour gain from Alliance Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Joan Price

Abbey by-election, 27 October 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Alan Blake 1,240 65.6 +26.5
Labour John Johnson 514 27.2 -14.7
Conservative Thomas Pheby 137 7.2 N/A
Turnout 39.79 +0.1
Alliance gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Kenneth Carlisle

Lyndhurst by-election, 17 November 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate Hoey 1,778 57.7 +5.4
Conservative Heather Kirby 880 28.5 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Alex Goldie 327 10.6 -2.2
SDP Doreen Payne 98 3.2 N/A
Turnout 34.24 -10.8
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Alan Crane

Friary by-election, 12 October 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Wingfield 810 48.0 -22.3
Independent Labour Gregory Staunton 567 33.6 N/A
Conservative Michael Lawson 202 12.0 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Leroy Arscott 110 6.5 -6.4
Turnout 27.05 -5.8
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. David Main

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). Local Elections in Britain: A Statistical Digest. Plymouth: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.