1999 Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council election

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The 1999 Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1] Overall turnout in the election was 30.63%.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election results[edit]

The results saw Labour keep its majority on the council but lose four seats to other parties.[4] The Conservatives gained seats in Bushbury, Merry Hill and Park wards, while the Liberal Democrats gained in Spring Vale.[4]

Wolverhampton Local Election Result 1999[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 4 -4 60.0 47.7 26,620 +0.6%
  Conservative 7 3 0 +3 35.0 39.0 21,734 +1.1%
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 0 +1 5.0 11.5 6,396 -1.4%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 1,055 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Bilston East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Turner 1,191 66.1 +0.8
Conservative Arthur Mills 375 20.8 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Edward Pringle 236 13.1 -2.0
Majority 816 45.3 -0.5
Turnout 1,802 22.1 +1.4
Labour hold Swing
Bilston North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Benton 1,292 53.4 -0.8
Conservative Alwyne Murray 907 37.5 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Michael Rowan 222 9.2 +0.9
Majority 385 15.9 -0.8
Turnout 2,421 23.2 -0.9
Labour hold Swing
Blakenhall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Judith Rowley 2,197 72.6 -3.8
Conservative John Corns 670 22.1 +4.9
Liberal Democrat June Hemsley 158 5.2 -1.2
Majority 1,527 50.5 -8.7
Turnout 3,025 34.5 +3.2
Labour hold Swing
Bushbury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christine Riddle 1,295 49.3 -1.7
Labour James O'Grady 1,110 42.2 +2.1
Liberal Democrat David Buckley 224 8.5 -0.4
Majority 185 7.1 -3.8
Turnout 2,629 29.8 +0.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
East Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Francis Docherty 1,305 68.9 +2.2
Conservative Maxine Bradley 414 21.8 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Ann Whitehouse 176 9.3 -1.1
Majority 891 47.1 +3.3
Turnout 1,895 23.1 -1.1
Labour hold Swing
Ettingshall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Smith 1,399 71.9 +1.6
Conservative Matthew Green 390 20.1 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Eileen Birch 156 8.0 -0.2
Majority 1,009 51.8 +3.0
Turnout 1,945 23.6 +2.2
Labour hold Swing
Fallings Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Foster 1,302 49.8 +0.9
Conservative Kenneth Hodges 1,033 39.5 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Anthony Bourke 278 10.6 -2.3
Majority 269 10.3 -0.4
Turnout 2,613 31.9 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
Graiseley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Mellor 1,934 48.2 +12.6
Labour Louise Miles 1,916 47.7 -4.0
Liberal Democrat Mary Millar 166 4.1 -5.0
Majority 18 0.5
Turnout 4,016 43.6 +5.8
Conservative hold Swing
Heath Town[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malkinderpal Jaspal 914 48.8 -11.9
Liberal Colin Hallmark 658 35.1 +9.5
Conservative Brenda Wilson 300 16.0 +2.3
Majority 256 13.7 -21.4
Turnout 1,872 23.3 -2.0
Labour hold Swing
Low Hill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter O'Neill 1,158 72.3 +5.9
Conservative Paul Cook 336 21.0 -1.7
Liberal Democrat John Stocking 108 6.7 -4.1
Majority 822 51.3 +7.6
Turnout 1,602 18.2 -0.6
Labour hold Swing
Merry Hill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wayne Lawley 1,848 57.0 +1.7
Labour Carl Smith 1,059 32.7 +1.2
Liberal Democrat William Beard 333 10.3 -2.9
Majority 789 24.3 +0.5
Turnout 3,240 33.9 +1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Oxley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Brookfield 1,504 53.8 +5.8
Conservative David Meredith 986 35.3 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Ian Jenkins 305 10.9 -1.0
Majority 518 18.5 +7.9
Turnout 2,795 29.4 +1.7
Labour hold Swing
Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Patten 1,744 45.5 -1.3
Labour John Potts 1,712 44.6 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Brian Lewis 381 9.9 -0.8
Majority 32 0.9 -3.4
Turnout 3,837 37.1 +1.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Penn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Bradley 2,137 53.9 -1.5
Labour Barry Thomas 1,522 38.4 +2.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Beeston 305 7.7 -1.0
Majority 615 15.5 -4.0
Turnout 3,964 40.2 -0.7
Conservative hold Swing
St Peter's[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Lawrence 1,906 70.9 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Hodson 448 16.7 +2.8
Conservative Rina Nayer 336 12.5 -8.7
Majority 1,458 54.2 +10.6
Turnout 2,690 27.8 +2.8
Labour hold Swing
Spring Vale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michael Heap 2,056 58.8 -0.5
Labour Malcolm Thomas 1,174 33.6 -0.4
Conservative Christopher Haynes 266 7.6 +0.9
Majority 882 25.2 -0.1
Turnout 3,496 34.8 +0.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Tettenhall Regis[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Davis 1,972 64.7 +8.8
Labour Sherbalwant Dulai 554 18.2 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Roger Gray 522 17.1 -8.6
Majority 1,418 46.5 +16.3
Turnout 3,048 33.2 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Tettenhall Wightwick[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joan Stevenson 2,511 72.8 +0.8
Labour Patricia Wesley 672 19.5 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Philip Bennett 264 7.7 -1.0
Majority 1,839 53.3 +0.7
Turnout 3,447 37.6 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Wednesfield North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gwendoline Stafford-Good 1,392 52.1 -1.4
Conservative David Jack 989 37.0 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Carole Jenkins 174 6.5 +2.4
Liberal Kate Hallmark 119 4.5 +0.7
Majority 403 15.1 +0.2
Turnout 2,674 29.5 -2.9
Labour hold Swing
Wednesfield South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Kalinauckas 1,341 48.0 -1.2
Conservative Simon Jevon 1,291 46.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrat John Steatham 162 5.8 -2.5
Majority 50 1.8 -5.0
Turnout 2,794 31.5 +0.6
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wolverhampton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Council Election Results - 6 May 1999". Wolverhampton Council. Archived from the original on 14 January 2001. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times. 7 May 1999. p. 4.
  4. ^ a b "Tories make inroads but fail to break iron grip". Birmingham Post. 7 May 1999. p. 7.