1995 Guildford Borough Council election

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The seventh full elections for Guildford Borough Council took place on 4 May 1995.[1] The results saw the Liberal Democrats win majority control of the council for the first time winning 23 of the 45 seats. The Conservatives won 13 seats. Labour retained 6 seats and 3 independents were elected.[2]

Compared to the 1991 council elections, the Liberal Democrats gained 4 net seats, gaining 7 and losing 3. Compared to the 1991 council elections the Conservatives lost 6 net seats, losing 7 and gaining 1. Compared to the 1991 council elections there were 2 more independents on the council.

The Liberal Democrats gained Merrow and Burpham ward, with 3 councillors, from the Conservatives and Worplesdon ward, also with three councillors, from the Conservatives. The Conservatives additionally lost their one councillor on Tillingbourne ward to the Liberal Democrats.

To the west of the borough the Liberal Democrats lost 3 councillors. The Liberal Democrats lost both Ash Vale councillors to the Putting Ash Vale First group and the Liberal Democrats also lost one of their three councillors in the neighbouring Ash ward to the Conservatives.

Results[edit]

Ash (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Ades 1199
Liberal Democrats Alan Hilliar 1140
Liberal Democrats Fiona White 1119
Liberal Democrats Barry Talman 1085
Conservative Jennifer Cassar 903
Conservative Nicolas Sutcliffe 844
Labour Gwyneth Grout 393
Labour Royston Hayward 387
Labour William Street 366
Majority 34
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ash Vale (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Putting Ash Vale First David Evans[3] 842
Independent Putting Ash Vale First Jonathan Maugham 794
Liberal Democrats Olwen Hooker 691
Liberal Democrats Gerald Taylor 546
Conservative Charles Grattan 332
Conservative Stuart Page 281
Green Angeline Bail 62
Green Stephen Flinn 48
Majority 103
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Christchurch (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Johnson 1135
Conservative Andrew Hodges 1095
Liberal Democrats George Mowat 953
Conservative David Hunter 866
Labour William Scott 135
Labour Tim Wolfenden 122
Majority 142
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Clandon & Horsley (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jennifer Powell 1802
Conservative Andrew French 1708
Conservative Jennifer Wicks 1656
Liberal Democrats Margaret Burnham 719
Liberal Democrats Ian Oxford 694
Liberal Democrats Louise Morales 649
Labour Meriel Beynon 385
Labour Neil Cameron 294
Majority 937
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Effingham (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jessica Page 523
Liberal Democrats Charles Thorne 476
Labour Ruth Cameron 59
Majority 47
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Friary & St. Nicolas (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Richard Marks 1545
Liberal Democrats Tom Sharp 1514
Liberal Democrats Robert Blundell 1464
Conservative Phillip Hooper 502
Labour Gary Hills 465
Conservative Harold Webb 448
Labour Stephen Walsh 441
Labour Douglas Pym, 428
Majority 962
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Holy Trinity (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tamsy Baker 1007
Liberal Democrats Gordon Bridger 982
Conservative Veronica Stiastny 620
Conservative Lee Arnold 586
Labour Julie Hall 168
Labour Stephen Chapman 167
Majority 362
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lovelace (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Susan Greenleaf 652
Liberal Democrats Joan Hartley 430
Majority 222
Conservative hold Swing
Merrow & Burpham[4] (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Vivien Biggs 2337
Liberal Democrats Charles Shepperd 2005
Liberal Democrats Andrew Allan 1979
Conservative Jennifer Jordan 1472
Conservative David Carpenter 1402
Conservative Nick Brogham 1346
Labour Edward Allford 601
Labour Michael Hornsby-Smith 584
Labour Malcolm Hill 555
Majority 507
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Normandy (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats David Newman 670
Conservative Ann Seymour 461
Labour John Barbour 66
Majority 209
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Onslow (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tony Phillips 1230
Liberal Democrats Lynda Strudwick 1224
Liberal Democrats Jackie Biggs 1143
Conservative Bernard Parke 771
Labour Florence Flynn 498
Labour Keith Parfitt 470
Labour Muhammed Islam 454
Majority 372
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Pilgrims (top 2 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Rolfe 691
Conservative Alan Dewhurst 659
Liberal Democrats Marilyn Merryweather 301
Liberal Democrats Lavinia Wright 282
Labour Elizabeth Bullock 157
Labour Margaret Kennedy 159
Majority 358
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Pirbright (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Catherine Cobley 519
Liberal Democrats Terrence King 188
Labour Norma Hedger 47
Majority 331
Conservative hold Swing
Send (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Taylor 617
Conservative Michael Cave 578
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Hogger 436
Liberal Democrats Philip Palmer 417
Labour Sheila Bean 197
Labour Keith Longhurst 197
Majority 142
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Shalford (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sarah Stewart 739
Liberal Democrats Leonard Grugeon 725
Labour Michael Jeram 184
Majority 14
Conservative hold Swing
Stoke (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sallie Thorneberry 1349
Labour Angela Gunning 1258
Labour Heather Tipton 1253
Liberal Democrats John Chapman 380
Liberal Democrats Sian Jenkins 360
Liberal Democrats Alan Lawrence 322
Conservative Herbert Warwick 251
Conservative Steven Meager 218
Conservative David Quelch 201
Majority 873
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Stoughton (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Christopher Fox 1329
Liberal Democrats Sue Fox 1306
Liberal Democrats Jayne Marke 1217
Labour Alexander Macdonald 430
Labour Susan Gomm 407
Labour Lynne Macdonald 403
Conservative Christtine Stacy 300
Conservative Aidan Langley 285
Conservative Dennis Wilde 258
Independent Green Michael Belford 124
Majority 787
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Tillingbourne (top 2 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Keith Childs 1309
Liberal Democrats Patricia Gumbrell 757
Conservative David Davis 702
Conservative David Fleming 683
Majority 55
Independent hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Tongham (only 1 candidate elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Mike Pooley 439
Conservative James Amos 203
Labour Frank Gunning 102
Majority 236
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Westborough (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Woodhatch 1319
Labour Keith Horne 1241
Labour Peter Jennings 1149
Liberal Democrats Keith Briggs 567
Liberal Democrats Jeannie Batchelor 518
Liberal Democrats Malcom Johnson 441
Conservative Geoffrey Greave 201
Conservative Mary Johns 201
Conservative Pamela Parke 194
Majority 582
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Worplesdon (top 3 candidates elected)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Auriol Earle 1462
Liberal Democrats Alexander Sutcliffe 1436
Liberal Democrats Gregory Wade 1428
Conservative David Elms 1029
Conservative Robert McShee 975
Conservative Kenneth Johns 950
Labour Alan Ritchie 326
Labour Kathleen Parfitt 323
Labour Harold Richards 293
Majority 399
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results were published in the Surrey Advertiser 11 May 1995 edition.
  2. ^ The reference to independents here includes those fighting under the title "Putting Ash Vale First"
  3. ^ David Evans had been elected as a Liberal Democrat in 1991, however by 1995, he had resigned and been reclassified as an independent. Therefore relative to the position going into the election this is a hold for the independents, relative to the 1991 election it is a gain.
  4. ^ Gains and losses are shown relative to the 1991 election. In fact the Liberal Democrat Vivien Biggs had been elected to the council in a by election during the 1991-95 term.