[Ballot Box] Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Election Results since 1995


Current standings of the parties on Oadby and Wigston Borough Council:

Liberal Democrat    25
Conservative         1
Labour               0
Current Status:

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT CONTROL


About Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

For additional information the council has a Web Site This borough covers the towns of Oadby and Wigston and runs along the south east boundary of the city of Leicester. The council was controlled by the Conservatives until 1991, when the Liberal Democrats became the majority party. The council includes Grange Ward which covers the Oadby Halls.

The last full council elections were held in 1995. This page has the 1995 results plus any subsequent by-elections. The council is elected once every four years so next elections are due in 1999.

Key to abbreviations

C          Conservative Party
Ind        Independent
Lab        Labour Party
L Dem      Liberal Democrat
For multi-seat wards, the % has been calculated by taking the formula (candidate's vote / (total vote/n)*100, rounded to a single decimal place. This is not strictly accurate as there were instances of people voting for only one candidate. In mulit seat wards the majority is NOT calculated.

ST. PETER'S (2 Seats)

LIB DEM HOLD 1, LIB DEM GAIN 1 FROM CON
 
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          M. Griffiths    L Dem   713     54.9
		G. Lamb         L Dem   631     48.6
		S. Hill         C       375     28.9
		M. Sharp        C       335     25.8
		E. John         Lab     280     21.6
		A. Oxley        Lab     263     20.3
				

GRANGE (3 Seats)

CON HOLD 1, LIB DEM GAIN 2 FROM CON
   
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          J. Mills        L Dem   582     53.1
		M. Thornton     L Dem   563     51.2
		P. Swift        C       553     50.5
		C. Mildenhall   L Dem   536     48.9
		O. Upton        C       531     48.5
		P. Upton        C       520     47.5


BROOKSIDE (3 Seats)

LIB DEM GAIN 3 FROM CON
                            
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          S. Burley       L Dem   1108    46.8
		D. Gamble       L Dem   1097    46.5
		J. Stanford     L Dem   1075    45.5
		B. Barnes       C       823     35.0
		R. Clements     C       777     32.9
		K. Mansfield    C       740     31.2
		U.S. Ahluwalia  Lab     502     21.3
		M. Tedd         Lab     484     20.6
		R. Skinner      Lab     481     20.4


BROOKS HILL (3 Seats)

LIB DEM HOLD 3
                            
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          L. Thornton     L Dem   1072    72.3
		K. Relf         L Dem   992     66.9
		J. Kaufman      L Dem   971     65.4
		W. Irwin        C       362     24.5
		A. Moring       C       343     23.1
		J. Lessels      Lab     249     17.4
		M. Tedd         Lab     242     16.4
		M. Gilson       Ind     220     14.9


ST. WOLSTAN'S (3 Seats)

LIB DEM HOLD 3
                            
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          T. Evans        L Dem   1002    52.2
		D. Vann         L Dem   955     49.8
		J. Morris       L Dem   923     48.2
		N. Reynolds     C       600     32.1
		D. Chapple      C       569     29,7
		J. Royce        C       506     26.4
		H. Warner       Lab     427     22.2
		C. Shotton      Lab     399     20.9
		M. Waugh        Lab     370     19.4


CENTRAL (3 Seats)

LIB DEM HOLD 3
                            
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          B. Boulter      L Dem   1038    68.4
		G. Cavanagh     L Dem   863     56.9
		S. Mitchell     L Dem   755     49.8
		J. Dawson       Lab     582     38.4
		P.Chetwynd-Appleton Lab 573     37.8
		G. Jones        Lab     570     37.5
		R. Evans        C       280     18.5
		K. Chell        C       264     17.4
		A. Royce        C       209     13.8


ALL SAINTS (3 Seats)

LIB DEM HOLD 3
                            
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          J. Boulter      L Dem   1789    77.1
		M. Cox          L Dem   1674    72.2
		P. Mayfield     L Dem   1557    67.1
		P. Chell        C       353     15.2
		N. Holden       Lab     352     15.2
		F. Gore         C       319     13.8
		M. James        Lab     316     13.7
		L. Jones        Lab     308     13.2
		D. Pearson      C       294     12.6

(Retirement of J. Boulter)
(by-election)
LIB DEM HOLD
 
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
18/1/96         J. Matabudul    L Dem   833     43.7
		Labour          Lab     585     30.7
		Conservative    C       488     25.6
				 maj.   248     13.0
Turnout: 29.6%

FAIRFIELD (2 Seats)

LIB DEM HOLD 2
 
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          D. Allen        L Dem   601     62.4
		S. Morris       L Dem   493     51.2
		C. Thacker      Lab     228     23.7
		J.Chetwynd-Appleton Lab 224     23.3
		A. Bond         C       203     21.1
		R. Cole         C       176     18.3
				

BASSETT (2 Seats)

LIB DEM HOLD 2
 
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          R. Grundy       L Dem   589     63.7
		S. Spence       L Dem   588     63.6
		G. Taylor       Lab     276     29.8
		S. Dawson       Lab     268     29.0
		J. Gore         C       129     13.9
				

WESTFIELD (2 Seats)

LIB DEM HOLD 2
 
Election        Candidate       Party   Vote    %
4/5/95          H. Loydall      L Dem   949     68.1
		K. Loydall      L Dem   931     66.8
		S. Howard       Lab     238     17.1
		K. Ives         Lab     235     16.9
		F. Wenlock      C       217     15.6
		S. Haines       C       216     15.5

Summary of results 4/5/95 full council election

Party             Votes    %   Candidates  Elected  Unopposed   Full    Votes per
							       council  candidate
Liberal Democrat  24,047  57.5     26        25         -      25 (+6)    924.9
Conservative       9,694  23.2     24         1         -       1 (-6)    403.9
Labour             7,867  18.8     22         0         -       0  (-)    357.6
Independent          220   0.5      1         0         -       0  (-)    220.0
Turnout: 32.5%

LIB DEM RETAIN CONTROL

Source of results: Leicester Mercury 5/5/95.


Commentary on 4/5/95 full council election

From the Leicester Mercury 5/5/95

There was jubilation for the Liberal Democrats at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. The local election left them with 25 out of the authority's 26 seats.

It was a night of bad news for the Conservatives, who lost a total of six seats. The blow leaves the council with just one Conservative member, Tory leader Peter Swift. He was re-elected to Grange Ward in Oadby, where the three seats had been held by the Conservatives for many years.

The Conservatives had held power in Oadby and Wigston from 1973 to 1991 but since then the Liberal Democrats have gone from strength to strength. After their victory Liberal Democrat councillors said their policies over the last four years, including "putting people first" had proved themselves.


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Information Supplier: Ian Ridley
Last Updated: Sept 1998