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Leicester City Council Election Results since May 6th 1999


Current standings of the parties on Leicester City Council:

Labour           30 
Liberal Democrat 16
Conservative     10
Current Status:

LABOUR MAJORITY CONTROL


About Leicester City Council

This is a Unitary Council covering the area within the city boundary of Leicester, the same area covered by the Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies of Leicester East, Leicester South and Leicester West. The city boundary generally runs along the city's ring road although it sometimes strays further afield. Nearby towns such as Braunstone, Oadby, Wigston, Glenfield and Birstall, while almost merging into the urban sprawl of Leicester, are outside the city boundary.

All wards in the council have two seats. The council has been Labour controlled since 1979. Elections normally happen once every four years with all seats being elected at once.

There were elections over 2 consecutive years in 1995 and 1996 because Leicester City Council obtained Unitary status in the recent local government review. This meant that the first term of the Unitary council only last 3 years with a full set of elections beging held in 1999. A more detailed explanation of local goverment in Leicestershire is available.

Leicester City Council has it's own web site


The Results

The election results of May 6th 1999 are shown for each ward, together with any subsequent by-elections. Changes in share of the vote and turnout are shown, compared to the last full council election in 1996.

Key to abbrevations

Lab     Labour Party
LD      Liberal Democrat
C       Conservative Party
G       Green Party
Soc A   Socialist Alternative (formerly the Socialist Party (Soc P) 
        and Militant Labour (Mil Lab))
SLP     Socialist Labour Party
Ind     Independent


ABBEY

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

M Chohan          Lab     1768  69.46%   -7.91%   (+0.16%)
M Sood            Lab     1709 
J John            C        481  18.16%   +3.05%   (-1.70%)
R. K. Mason       C        428
J.D. Fitch        LD       340  12.38%   +4.86%   (+6.33%)
P L Schieferstein LD       320

                  Maj.    1287  51.47%
                        & 1281  51.18%
                  Turnout:  42.98%  +1.00%   (-6.62%)

Swing: 5.48% Lab to Con
      (0.93% Con to Lab)
Figures in brackets refer to changes based on the 10/10/96 by-election

AYLESTONE

6/5/99          CON GAIN 1 FROM LAB, CON HOLD 1

B Chambers      C       1149  48.60%   +6.31%
R R Bryant      C       1077
S J Foreman     Lab      821  34.21%  -12.25%
J A Hempsall    Lab      746
J C Cairns      LD       293  12.12%   +4.00%
T A Lloyd       LD       262
A J Stocker     G        116   5.07%   +1.84%

                Maj.     328  14.34%
                       & 331  14.47%
                Turnout:  30.70%  -5.20%   

Swing: 9.28% Lab to Con

BEAUMONT LEYS

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2       

G H Getliffe    Lab     1147  54.48%  -8.14%
P T Westley     Lab     1097
C J Farren      C        626  29.16%  +6.11%
J A Gore-Browne C        575
P M Green       LD       377  16.36%  +2.03% 
K Wallace       LD       297  

                Maj.     521  25.30%
                       & 522  25.35%
                Turnout:  22.55%  +0.14% 

Swing: 7.13% Lab to Con

BELGRAVE

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

S Gajjar        Lab     1993  64.85%  +15.94%  
J W Thomas      Lab     1764
P H Johnson     C        392  13.00%   +3.38%
D P Jogia       LD       367  11.04%   +6.41%
S E Russell     C        361
M S Young       LD       272
D Goutam        Ind [1]  231   7.98%    N/A
C J G Seal      G         97   3.13%   -0.65%
S Wylie         G         84

                Maj.    1601  55.38%
                      & 1397  48.32%
                Turnout:  37.61%  +0.32% 

Swing: 6.28% Con to Lab
[1] D Goutam stood as a "Belgrave Party" candidate.

CASTLE

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

M J Bodell-Stagg  Lab      729  46.70%   -14.04%  
P R Swift         Lab      688
M Buck            C        315  20.76%    +5.48%
R W Buck          C        315
M J Petts         LD       295  19.18%    +6.66%
J M Stone         LD       287
J Cunningham      G        229  13.36%    +1.90%
J White           G        176

                  Maj.     414  27.30%
                         & 373  24.59%
                  Turnout:  17.21%  -8.55%

Swing: 9.76% Lab to Con


CHARNWOOD

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

M V Vaz         Lab     1998  81.60%    +1.09%
P S Clair       Lab     1781
V Bailey        C        286  11.55%    +0.67%
M Johnson       C        249
A E Gibbons     LD       163   6.85%    -1.76%
J M Webb        LD       154

                Maj.    1712  73.94%
                      & 1532  66.16%
                Turnout:  39.90%  +3.90%

Swing: 0.71% Con to Lab


COLEMAN

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

M E Draycott    Lab     1325  67.03%   -4.66%
W H Shelton     Lab     1133
P B O'Brien     C        369  19.83%   +2.70%
B R Maw         C        358
T R Heatley     LD       253  13.14%   +1.96%   
M D Jones       LD       229

                Maj.     956  52.14%
                       & 775  42.27%
                Turnout:  31.35%  +2.36%

Swing: 3.68% Lab to Con


CROWN HILLS

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

M Nasim         Lab     1834  52.00%  -14.75%
Sir P A Soulsby Lab     1824
R P Vaghadia    LD      1526  42.88%  +16.33%
M M Raghav      LD      1490
A J McCabe      C        190   5.12%   -1.58%
K V Patel       C        170

                Maj.     308   8.80% 
                       & 334   9.50%
                Turnout:  53.97%  +9.08% 

Swing: 15.54% Lab to Lib Dem


EAST KNIGHTON

6/5/99          LIB DEM HOLD 2

R H Pritchard   LD      1663  58.37%  +4.32%
J Garrity       LD      1509  
D G Stables     Lab      560  19.49%  -2.62%
T Toy           Lab      499
E C A Price     C        498  17.59%  -2.26%
R H M Money     C        458
V J G Vallance  G        127   4.55%  +0.56%
M J Sacklin     G        120

                Maj.    1103  40.60%
                      & 1010  37.17%
                Turnout:  39.55%  -1.50%

Swing: 3.47% Lab to Lib Dem


EVINGTON

6/5/99          CON HOLD 2

A O'Brien       C       1724  55.91%  +2.47%
M H Johnson     C       1633
K P Doshi       Lab     1019  32.43%  -2.39%
G J Rawnsley    Lab      928
R Carter        LD       383  11.66%  -0.08%
T M Harrison    LD       317

                Maj.     605  20.15%
                       & 705  23.48%
                Turnout:  45.82%  +1.26%

Swing: 2.43% Lab to Con

EYRES MONSELL

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

H Dunphy        Lab      789  47.17%  -29.35%
R Wigglesworth  Lab      780
D D Keeling     C        518  29.86%  +15.36%  
R I Keeling     C        475
J M Covill      LD       387  22.97%  +13.99%
G W Narraway    LD       377

                Maj.     271  16.30%
                       & 305  18.34%
                Turnout:  29.23%  +2.86%

Swing: 22.36% Lab to Con

HUMBERSTONE

6/5/99          CON HOLD 2

J V Mugglestone   C       1647  59.90%   -0.33%
R P Scuplak       C       1622
R D Gavriel-White Lab      770  28.07%   -1.60%
A H T Woods       Lab      762
C Box             LD       254   8.86%   +2.10%
D E Gillman       LD       229
J Elisita         G         94   3.17%   -0.17%
M R Frankland     G         79

                  Maj.     877  32.14%
                         & 860  31.52%
                  Turnout:  37.36%  +0.54%

Swing: 0.64% Lab to Con

LATIMER

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

R Kavia         Lab     2232  79.46%   -8.97%
V Patel         Lab     2125
J Maru          LD       358  12.69%   +7.40%
D V Vaghela     LD       338
R H Redman      C        224   7.84%   +1.57%
S J Redman      C        206

                Maj.    1874  68.36%
                      & 1787  65.18%
                Turnout:  47.23%  +1.19%

Swing: 8.19% Lab to Lib Dem

MOWMACRE

6/5/99          LIB DEM GAIN 1 FROM LAB, LIB DEM HOLD 1 
          
M A Henry       LD       991  55.85%  +42.65%   (+5.17%) 
J R Taylor      LD       899 
A W Russell     Lab      451  26.33%  -34.17%   (+4.67%)
M J Byrne       Lab      440
T S Setchell    Con      153   8.95%   -4.25%  (-10.26%)
F M Ashlin      Con      150 

                Maj.     540  31.91%
                       & 459  27.13%       
                Turnout:  31.54%  +6.69%   (+4.24%)

Swing: 38.41% Lab to Lib Dem
       (0.25% Lab to Lib Dem)
Figures in brackets refer to changes based on the 7/5/98 by-election

NEW PARKS

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

B L Roberts     Lab      792  49.59%   -3.22%
R Willmott      Lab      677
C Barlow        LD       402  27.08%  +10.56%
M A Sperry      LD       400
C Flint         C        369  23.33%   +0.52%
J R Morrey      C        322

                Maj.     380  25.66%
                       & 277  18.70%
                Turnout:  21.40%  -4.30%

Swing: 6.89% Lab to Lib Dem

NORTH BRAUNSTONE

5/12/96         LIB DEM GAIN 1 FROM LAB, LIB DEM HOLD 1

A K Vincent     LD       752  54.59%  +35.94%   (+21.53%)
J E Seare       LD       671
J M Setchfield  Lab      331  24.66%  -39.50%    (-5.75%)
A F Russell     Lab      312
T J Woolman     Soc A    140  10.24%  +10.24%    (-2.27%)
S D Score       Soc A    127
G Goode         C        102   7.71%   -9.48%    (-7.95%)
M P Bloice      C         99
V Seabright     SLP       39   2.80%   +2.80%    (-5.57%)
D P Roberts     SLP       34

                Maj.     421  32.30%
                       & 359  27.54%
                Turnout   25.47%  +4.29%

Swing: 37.72% Lab to Lib Dem
      (13.64% Lab to Lib Dem)
Figures in brackets refer to changes based on the 5/12/96 by-election

ROWLEY FIELDS

6/5/99          LIB DEM GAIN 2 FROM LAB                           

A Metcalfe      LD       997  43.61%  +17.72%
C E Garner      LD       951
D McBride       Lab      815  36.07%   -8.92%
A E Manger      Lab      796
J M Middleton   C        397  16.25%   -9.66%
A Dixon         C        329
D Peake         G         53   2.37%   -0.84%
Y K Peake       G         53
T R  Hutt       SLP       38   1.70%   +1.70%

                Maj.     182   8.14%
                       & 155   6.93%
                Turnout:  34.63%  +0.19%

Swing: 13.32% Lab to Lib Dem

RUSHEY MEAD

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

C S Bhatti      Lab     1658  55.46%   -7.82%   (-0.54%)
W S Nurse       Lab     1481
R R Chand       LD       848  29.22%  +18.27%  (+13.72%)
C Parmar        LD       806
A R G Newton    C        448  15.32%   +3.44%   (-8.48%)  
M W Peacock     C        419

                Maj.     810  28.62%
                       & 675  23.85%       
                Turnout:  36.08%  +0.87%  (+10.68%)

Swing: 13.05% Lab to Lib Dem
Figures in brackets refer to changes based on the 7/5/98 by-election

SAFFRON

6/5/99          LIB DEM GAIN 2 FROM LAB

J Honiball      LD      1051   52.59%   +13.05%
J Simons        LD       997
T Cassidy       Lab      768   36.98%   -15.50%
D Brazier       Lab      672
K A Craig-West  C        206   10.43%    +2.45%
L J Cufflin     C        200

                Maj.     283   14.54%
                       & 325   16.70%
                Turnout:  32.30%   +1.20%

Swing: 14.28% Lab to Lib Dem


ST. AUGUSTINE'S

6/5/99          LIB DEM HOLD 2

A Bunce         LD      1234   53.10%    +8.23%
G F Walker      LD      1189
A Clarke        Lab      604   25.18%   -14.06%
G J Forse       G        548   18.21%    +6.96%
K A Ralphs      Lab      545
J Swift         G        283
C D Bedford     C         93    3.51%    -1.13%
G C Tobin       C         67

                Maj.     630   27.61%
                       & 641   28.10%
                Turnout:  33.22%   -7.13%

Swing: 11.15% Lab to Lib Dem


SPINNEY HILL

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

M M Salim       Lab     2387   81.77%    -6.41%
M Kamal         Lab     2257
A Taher         C        338   11.15%    +4.37%
D Christopher   C        295
K A Issa        LD       221    7.08%    +2.04%
H C Panchbhaya  LD       181

                Maj.    2049   72.19%
                      & 1962   69.10%
                Turnout:  45.62%   +5.54%

Swing: 5.41% Lab to Con


STONEYGATE

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

N Newitt        Lab     1295   48.06%   -22.37%
K Hunter        Lab     1290
P S Gill        LD      1011   35.32%   +26.46%
G F Pool        LD       889
J R S Greenlees C        367   13.14%    -7.57%
D M Kilbourne   C        340
S E Moorcroft   G        111    3.48%    +3.48%
R Mumby         G         76

                Maj.     284   10.56%
                       & 401   14.91%
                Turnout:  38.66%   +0.21%

Swing: 24.42% Lab to Lib Dem


THURNCOURT

6/5/99          CON HOLD 2

J G Allen       C       1616   54.26%    +5.62%
H Richmond      C       1462
P D Newcombe    Lab     1056   37.00%    -6.76%
H R Linton      Lab     1043
T C O'Connell   LD       268    8.74%    +1.14%
N M Pegler      LD       228


                Maj.     560   19.74%
                       & 419   14.77%
                Turnout:  40.24%   -2.81%

Swing: 6.19% Lab to Con


WESTCOTES

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

A I Connelly    Lab     1008   53.48%   -10.95%    (+6.83%)
N Holden        Lab      966
B P Smith       C        375   18.88%    +2.10%    (-1.99%)
J M Smith       C        322
T M Walker      LD       321   16.96%    +6.29%    (-4.02%)    
G Paw           LD       305
B Fewster       G        130    7.04%    -1.08%    (+0.06%)
N J Sorsby      G        130
A Gardner       SLP       67    3.63%    +3.63%    (-0.89%)

                Maj.     633   34.30%
                       & 644   34.89%      
                Turnout:  24.27%   -4.51%   (+1.17%)

Swing: 6.53% Lab to Con
      (4.41% Con to Lab)
Figures in brackets refer to changes based on the 7/5/98 by-election

WESTERN PARK

6/5/99          LIB DEM HOLD 2

R B Blackmore   LD      1495   50.46%   -2.22%
P Coley         LD      1384
R Pacey         Lab      677   22.56%   -4.48% 
A C Gillard     C        638   21.86%   +4.37%
L Wyeth         Lab      610 
R K I Taylor    C        609
M  Aspey        G        146    5.12%   +2.33% 

                Maj.     818   28.68%
                       & 746   26.15%
                Turnout:  44.96%   +6.94%

Swing: 1.13% Lab to Lib Dem 


WEST HUMBERSTONE

6/5/99          CON GAIN 2 FROM LAB

S M Thompson    C        898   43.26%   +19.49%
M R Platts      C        894
B A Kamal       Lab      823   38.63%   -24.50% 
R Stuttard      Lab      777
S P Cotgreave   LD       198    9.03%    -4.02%
S Bennett       Ind      188    9.08%    +9.08%
C A Horsburgh   LD       176

                Maj.      75    3.62%
                       & 117    5.65%
                Turnout:  30.24%   +8.96%

Swing: 22.00% Lab to Con
S. Bennett stood as a "Independent - Working for the People" candidate

WEST KNIGHTON

6/5/99          LIB DEM HOLD 2

G G Hunt        LD      1495   59.38%    +5.53%
B Coles         LD      1436
J Law           Lab      620   22.55%    -7.68%
S Hassan        Lab      493
E G Cufflin     C        466   18.07%    +2.15%    
S R Oldham      C        426

                Maj.     865   35.05%
                       & 943   38.21%
                Turnout:  38.02%   -4.72%

Swing: 6.61% Lab to Lib Dem

WYCLIFFE

6/5/99          LAB HOLD 2

A R Osman       Lab     2115   69.33%    -8.69%    
F F F M Subedar Lab     1904
M S Islam       LD       579   19.56%   +12.96%
S P Moxon       LD       555
K Astill        C        156    4.92%    -2.53%
C A Astill      C        149
C B Hughes      G        109    3.57%    -4.02%
P J Broadhurst  G         98
H W Giblett     SLP       66    2.28%    +2.28%


                Maj.    1536   52.99%
                      & 1349   46.54%
                Turnout:  38.50%   +7.36%

Swing: 10.83% Lab to Lib Dem

Summary of 6/5/99 full council elections:

Party          Candidates  Votes    %    Votes per  Seats    Gained          Lost
                                         candidate
Labour             56      62,484  47.0   1115.8    30 (-9)  0               9 (6 to LD, 3 to C)       
Liberal Democrat   56      35,670  27.2    637.0    16 (+6)  6 (6 from Lab)  0
Conservative       56      29,051  22.2    518.8    10 (+3)  3 (3 from Lab)  0
Green              20       2,859   2.2    143.0     -
Soc Lab P           5         244   0.2     48.8     -
Ind                 2         267   0.2    133.5     -
Soc Alliance        2         419   0.3    209.5     -
Turnout: N/A
Change in Vote since 1996

Labour   -9.8%
Lib Dem  +9.9%
Con      +1.2%
Green    +0.3%
Soc A    +0.2% (compared to the 1996 Mil Lab vote)
Ind      -1.7%
SLP      +0.2%

LABOUR RETAIN MAJORITY CONTROL

Source of results: Leicester City Council Web site.


Commentary on 6/5/99 full council election

By Ian Ridley

Conservatives

The Tories made what can only be described as very limited progress, taking the second Aylestone seat and targetting West Humberstone to chalk a narrow but creditable win for another 2 seats. However swings in former Tory seats like Beaumont Leys (7%) and Rowley Fields were not enough to get them within sight of beating Labour. Even worse, the former Tory seats which the Lib Dems have picked up in the last few elections (East Knighton and Western Park) are showing no sign of recovery in the Tory vote. Tory attempts to target Eyres Monsell were scuppered by the Lib Dems also targetting the seat. Both parties increased their vote but could not beat Labour.

Liberal Democrats

The Lib Dems had a good night which was almost outstanding. They took both the Rowley Fields seats from Labour, crushing any hope of the Tories regaining a seat that they held up to 1995. The Lib Dems also took both seats in Saffron for the first time, site of some close Lib/Lab contests in 1993, 1995 and 1996.

The by-election gains of Mowmacre and North Braunstone were held and the second seats in both these wards fell to bring the Lib Dems' gains from Labour to 6. The Lib Dem vote share in Mowmacre was up from the by-election last May while in North Braunstone the swing was still 13.64% Lab to Lib Dem even when compared to the by-election of December 1996. Both these 1999 results represent swings of 38% from Lab to Lib Dem based on the last full council elections in 1996.

There were several near misses which meant that the Lib Dems couldn't quite win enough seats to end Labour's control of the council. Crown Hills, scene of a determined Lib Dem campaign in 1995, saw them come within 298 votes of unseating Labour group leader Sir Peter Soulsby. A 15.58% swing from Lab to Lib Dems wasn't quite enough to take the ward on the highest turnout in the city, 53.97%, up on the 1996 elections. In neighbouring Stoneygate the Lib Dems came from nowhere to come within 279 votes of taking a seat on a swing of 24.42%.

The Lib Dems comfortably held onto their existing seats. Particularly notable of these was St. Augustine's, scene of some bitter and close Lib Dem/Lab contests in 1995 and 1996. This time an 11.15% swing from Labour to the Lib Dems saw this previously marginal Lib Dem/Lab ward safely held by the Lib Dems.

Labour

So in spite of some scares Labour, with their majority slashed from 22 to 4, continue their 20 year-old majority control of the council. Ross Willmott has now replaced Sir Peter Souslby as Labour group leader, despite his New Parks ward becoming more marginal. The Lib Dems admitted that they should have campainged harder in New Parks, where a modest effort increased their vote by 10% to leave them needing just a 6% swing to unseat the new Labour leader next time.

The Labour campaigns in most of their central seats saw their vote slip (Latimer, Abbey, Westcotes) without looking in danger. Perhaps their best performances were in Coleman and Belgrave. Coleman saw a slight increase in the Labour vote (one of the candidates being Leicester East MP Keith Vaz's mother) while Belgrave saw Labour recover most of the vote that Independent Labour candidates had polled in 1995 and 1996.

Other Labour seats saw greater inroads made by the opposition parties. Both the Lib Dems and Tories appeared to have targetted Eyres Monsell, with the result that Labour held on thanks to a split opposition vote. In Rushey Mead the Lib Dems lept into a challenging second place on a 13% swing since 1996. Wycliffe saw a 10.83% swing from Lab to Lib Dem allowing the Lib Dems move into a comfortable second although Labour still polled 70% of the vote.

Labour will be disappointed with their campaign in the central ward of Castle. Turnout dropped by 8.55% from 1996 to just 17.21%, the lowest in the city. Most of the stay-at-homes appear to be Labour voters judging from the 1996 results. This means that the Tories, Lib Dems and even the Greens may have a chance next time if they can mount a decent campaign, as Labour's majority is now just 400-odd votes.

Other Parties

Depite fielding 20 candidates the Greens generally made little progress. Most wards where they had stood before showed an increase or decrease in vote share of a few %. The exception to this was Geoff Forse, long-time Green candidate for St. Augustine's. After coming 3rd (or 5th if you prefer) behind Lib Dems and Labour in 1996, he achieved the notable feat of splitting the Labour candidates to come 4th this time.

The two Independent candidates faired less well. Belgrave, fertile territory in 1995 and 1996 for Independent Labour candidates showed no such inclination to back the "Belgrave Party" candidate this time with D Goutam polling just 7.98% of the vote. In West Humberstone the "Independent - Working for the people" candidate did slightly better with 9.08% of the vote.

The only 2 Socialist Alternative candidates in the city beat the Tories to get 3rd place North Braunstone. The SA used to stand as Militant Labour up to 1996. In the North Braunstone by-election of 5/12/96 they stood as "Militant Labour - The Socialist Party". Attempts to register as "The Socialist Party" were rejected under the new laws governing the registering of political party names. Instead "Socialist Alternative" was chosen. These name problems, coupled with the SLP splitting the far left vote, may be responsible for a slight drop in the SA vote compared to the 1996 by-election.

The wooden spoon for this set of elections probably goes to the Socialist Labour Party. The 5 candidates who contested these elections under the SLP banner polled an average of just 48.8 votes apiece. Their best performance was 67 votes in Westcotes - 3.63% of the vote.

Summary

Looking at the political map of Leicester it looks like the city is politcally becoming "donut"-shaped with the Tories and Lib Dems taking the outskirts and Labour holding onto the core. However this disguises the type of areas in which each party is being successful. The Tories are restricted to the leafy suburbs of Humberstone, Evington village and Aylestone. The Lib Dems have the long held leafier seats of Knighton (East and West) and Western Park but have recently captured some of the most deprived areas of the city: the council estates of Saffron, Mowmacre and North Braunstone, and to a lesser extent, Rowley Fields. Labour seem to have held onto the remaining peripheral seats for the following reasons:

Eyres Monsell:
Split opposition vote in face of heavy targeting by both Con and Lib Dems

New Parks:
Lib Dems didn't target enough

Rushey Mead:
Good progress by Lib Dems - Lab majority too big to overhaul in one go.

Beaumont Leys:
This ward has always been difficult to predict. Although it was Tory up to 1995, it seems, just but looking at the result in 1999 that there was little or no opposition campaign.

Stoneygate:
Close call with the Lib Dems coming close from out of nowhere. Again, a Labour majority which was diffucult to overhaul in one go.

In the more central seats (typified by terraced housing privately rented or owner occcupied and occaisional tower blocks) the Lib Dems have St. Augustine's but the rest are solidly Labour with the exception of Crown Hills. The Lib Dems may have started to build up some sort of base in Wycliffe, while apathy means that Castle is now more promising for all 3 opposition parties there.

The summary below across the city is telling, showing that across the city, the Lib Dems made the most progress in terms of popular share of the vote at Labour's expense. As a result the Lib Dems have now overhauled the Tories to be a clear second to Labour in share of the vote in the city. Previously they were second in terms of seats but not votes.

Change in Vote since 1996


Labour   -9.8%
Lib Dem  +9.9%
Con      +1.2%
Green    +0.3%
Soc A    +0.2% (compared to the 1996 Mil Lab vote)
Ind      -1.7%
SLP      +0.2%

Information Supplier: Ian Ridley
Last Updated: June 1999